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Sept. 18 rally

Pro-Trump Insurrectionists Demonstrating on 9/18 Continue to Threaten Democracy

Interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of history and Italian studies at New York University, conducted by Scott Harris

armed protesters

Study: Armed Right-Wing Protesters Risk Escalation of Violence

Interview with Justin Wagner, Everytown for Gun Safety's director of investigations, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

9/11 FBI report

After 20 Years of Pressure, Biden Declassifies FBI Report Revealing New Saudi-9/11 Connections

Interview with Kristen Breitweiser, 9/11 widow, co-founder September 11 Advocates

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Sept. 15, 2021

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Brazil President Bolsonaro’s popularity is sinking
  • New peace talks between Venezuela's president and opposition
  • Harvard University announces divestments in fossil fuels

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"None of the world's major economies - including the entire G20 - have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement"

This is of course excluding huge parts of our emissions and aspect of equity. Not even then are we on track.
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"The crisis is deepening faster than Newsom is acting... Newsom's fight isn't over because our fight isn't over."

https://t.co/XqoSNLkTIi via @commondreams

When our Generals have to protect us from our President, it says more about the President than the Generals.

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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Kristen Breitweiser, who lost her husband Ron, a money manager working on the 94th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower, discusses her recent article, "My Husband Died on 9/11. I Am Still Waiting for a Trial of His Killers," about her demand for U.S. government transparency re: what they know about the role of Saudi government officials she believes were complicit in assisting the hijackers.

2) Re-broadcast of Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine episode produced on September 11, 2001. Guests include: Sarah Wunsch, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, who considers the 9/11 attacks possible impact on civil liberties for U.S. citizens and immigrants; Retired Navy Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll of the Center for Defense Information, who looks at the forces that may have been responsible for the terror attack and how the G.W. Bush administration and the U.S. military may react; Robert Jensen, associate professor of journalism at the University of Texas, Austin, who evaluates the credibility and bias found in mainstream corporate media reporting of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

3) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at New York University talks about her views on the planned Sept.18th rally in which followers of Donald Trump intend to show support for people arrested after the deadly January 6th attack on the Capitol -- and the importance of accountability for those who commit political violence.

4) César E. Abadía-Barrero, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor, Anthropology & Human Rights at the University of Connecticut's Human Rights Institute discusses the current situation in Colombia after months of protests and police violence, with a focus on human rights violations, grassroots organizing and the role of U.S. support for the Colombian military.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoi
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Back 20 years ago the nation was shocked and horrified by the most deadly terrorist attack in our history. As we still grieve the loss of nearly 3,000 American lives, we also know that the choices made by our nation after 9/11 came at a great cost to America's moral standing.

The war on terror has killed nearly 1 million people around the world, and cost US taxpayers $21 trillion dollars.

Osama bin Ladin didn't have the power to destroy America. Our response to the violence of al Qaeda, however, did weaken and diminish our nation.

Today America's most dangerous enemy is not al Qaeda or ISIS terrorism, it's domestic terrorism from extremist white supremacist groups that identify Donald Trump as their leader, and the Republican Party as their political home.

The GOP and the insurrectionists who attempted to overthrow our democracy on January 6th, continue their violence through many different methods and tactics.

The pro-trump groups that will gather at the capitol on September 18th for a new rally, this one dubbed “Justice for J6” that advocates for the release of the jailed insurrectionists, who they call political prisoners. This group, arrested after attempting to stop President Biden from rightfully taking office after winning the 2020 election, are essentially traitors.

Violent groups, including the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, Three Percenters and other militia groups constitute the armed wing of the Republican Party. But they're just one element of a broader, ongoing insurrection whose goal is to topple democracy and propagate hate and fear.

Republicans in suits and ties are every day working to undermine democracy and civil society through voter suppression laws, election subversion legislation, gerrymandering, deliberate sabotage of the federal and state government's #coronavirus response that has needlessly killed hundreds of thousand Americans, #climatechange denial, support for #WhiteSupremacy, blocking universal health insurance, Deregulation of #guns & #polluters; torturing immigrants and their children, shredding our nation's social safety net, criminalizing protest in many Republican controlled states -- and most recently outlawing abortion in Texas through a perverse misogynist bounty system -- with the full complicity of the amoral conservative majority on the US Supreme Court.

Twenty years after 9/11 it's clear that Donald Trump, the Republican Party and their racist allies across the U.S. pose the most serious existential threat to our nation and the U.S. Constitution since the Civil War.
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#OnTheAir Resistance Roundtable Sat 9/11/21 @ 10:00 am ET: WPKN.org 89.5FM Bgpt #CT: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist & author #ChrisHedges reflects on the 9/11 attacks that struck the US 20 years ago & the consequential war on terror launched by then President George W. Bush. With Resistance Roundtable Hosts: Richard Hill, Ruth Anne Baumgartner & Scott Harris
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Jenny Brown, a member of National Women’s Liberation and a leader in the fight to get the morning-after pill over the counter in the US as a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit, is author of "Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work," and her latest book, "Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now." She'll discuss her views on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that dealt a massive blow to reproductive freedom by declining to block a Texas law that prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy—and deputizes private citizens to enforce it.

2) Lindsay Koshgarian, Program Director of the National Priorities Project discuss her group's recent report, "State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11," as well as Biden administration foreign policy related to ongoing U.S. wars around the world.

3) Yael Bridge, an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker based in Oakland produced Left on Purpose, winner of the Audience Award at DOC NYC, and produced Saving Capitalism with Robert Reich. Yael talks about her new film, "The Big Scary 'S' Word," which recounts U.S. history from a socialist perspective, arguing that some of our widely celebrated social advances were inspired by socialist activists and movements.

4) Michael Zweig, professor of economics emeritus at Stony Brook University in New York and author of the book, “The Working Class Majority: America’s Best Kept Secret," talks about the state of the US labor movement in 2021 -- and related topics including the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the future of the proposed congressional legislation, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act or PRO-ACT.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoint
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
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I wrote this on November 20, 2020. Unfortunately nothing's changed:

The #Trump #GOPDeathCult poses an existential threat to life, liberty & democracy!

In memory of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have needlessly died during this #Coronavirus pandemic because the #RepublicanParty has been complicit in the depraved and evil agenda of #DonaldTrump, the most corrupt president in U.S. history.

#Trump & the #RepublicanParty are a dangerous criminal enterprise. From their current authoritarian and dishonest attempt to overthrow the people's will in stealing an election by invalidating hundreds of thousands of mostly black voter's ballots, their deliberate sabotage of the federal and state government's #coronavirus response, to #climatechange denial, support for #WhiteSupremacy, #VoterSuppression, Repeal of #ACA, blocking universal health insurance, withdrawing medical insurance protections for pre-existing health conditions , Deregulation of #guns & #polluters; shredding our nation's social safety net.

As #Trump leaves office he must be prosecuted for his crimes against humanity! The #RepublicanParty, culpable for so much destruction and suffering must also be held accountable.
To have any legitimacy the incoming #Biden administration must allow the DOJ and state prosecutors, without interference, to fairly prosecute Trump/GOP crimes.

A people's tribunal should also be organized to investigate and expose the crimes committed by these monsters, with the goal of educating the public, especially Trump supporters, who are insulated from reality inside their #FoxNews, toxic social media and hate radio bubbles. Such a tribunal would have no legal standing, but can reveal the law breaking and corruption that Congress and the judicial branch are unwilling or unable to do.
“130,000 – 210,000 AVOIDABLE COVID-19 DEATHS –
AND COUNTING – IN THE U.S.”
https://ncdp.columbia.edu/.../Avoidable-COVID-19-Deaths...