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Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Dealt Death Blow to Voting Rights Act

Interview with Steven Rosenfeld, editor with Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute, conducted by Scott Harris

Daniel Hale

U.S. Drone Program Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to Nearly Four Years in Prison

Interview with Nick Mattern, co-coordinator of the group, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

covid disinformation

GOP Politicians, Right-Wing Media Spread Covid Disinformation to Sabotage Biden Presidency

Interiew with Amanda Marcotte, a senior politics writer at Salon and author, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – July 28, 2021

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Pegasus Project: spyware leak suggests lawyers, activists surveilled
  • Celebrating secession and succession in South Sudan
  • American farm workers at risk in record-breaking heat

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Medicare expansion

Senate Nearing Critical Stage of Negotiating Historic Medicare Expansion

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Cuba’s Economic Crisis Provokes Protests and U.S. Threats

In a rare public display of dissent, thousands of Cubans took to the streets last week to protest the island nation’s shortage of food,...
ranked choice voting

Ranked Choice Voting Passes Major Test in New York City Primary

Ranked choice voting – that is, allowing voters to cast their ballots for several candidates in their order of preference – was used for...

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – July 21, 2021

• More than 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, eastern Germany has become a bastion of far right, anti-immigrant politics. The...

Special Feature

Critical Race Theory in the Classroom & Labor’s Important Role Combating Voter Suppression

The Resistance Roundtable panel of Scott Harris, Richard Hill and Ruthanne Baumgartner speak with Harvard law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, a contributing writer to The New Yorker. Gersen discusses her recent article, "The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott." Labor activist Bill Fletcher Jr. also joins the panel. He is author and co-author of several books, including: 'They’re Bankrupting Us' – and Twenty Other Myths About Unions.

A2: The reality is that if #S1 isn’t passed before redistricting, we run the risk of GOP legislatures gerrymandering maps so that many voters, especially voters of color, are effectively disenfranchised. #S1TownHall 1/2

Strengthening fraying capitalist democracies

NEW: "A Moral Political Economy: Present, Past, and Future" by Federica Carugati & CASBS director @margaretlevi

Published in connection w/ @CASBSStanford's Creating a New Moral Political Economy program


“Congress must be the backstop for the attacks on democracy and the right to vote. If Republicans remain opposed to policies that strengthen our democracy Democratic senators, including Joe Manchin, must do what is necessary to enact critical protections.”

The National Nurses United union is pleading that masks be “universal, in all settings, for all people, regardless of vaccination status.”

This is how far behind most of the country is: the picture below has gone viral today as Americans "discover" that all of Trumpworld knew violence was coming January 6. The investigation of January 6 by independent journalists has moved so far beyond "What did Steve Bannon know?"





In Depth

Counterpoint July 26, 2021

Special Compilations

Blog: Leaves and Fishes

Honeymoon or Harrangue?

Forest and the Trees



Has the 40-Year Austerity Hoax Ended?

The Resistance Roundtable interviews radical economist and commentator, Doug Henwood, on the abrupt shift from 40 years of a so-called conservative supply side/austerity economic...


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Biden: “Do we want to give the wealthiest people in America another tax cut or do you want to give every high school graduate the ability to earn a community college degree?”
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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

1) William Rivers Pitt, senior editor and lead columnist with, talks about the important issues raised in his recent article, "Biden’s Speech Pointed to a Possible End to Reagan’s Rancid Legacy," and the role the nation's progressive movement has played in Biden's presidency thus far.

2) Margaret Kwateng, Green New Deal National Organizer with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, discusses her group's assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Biden administration's initiatives to address the climate crisis thus far, and her group's support for the proposed legislation known as the THRIVE Act.

3) Max Moran, Research Director with the personnel team at the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, talks about his group's recent report, "Corporate Capture Report Card: Day 100 How has the Biden administration fared thus far at preventing corporate capture?"

4) Andy Piascik, a long-time activist and award-winning author whose most recent book is the novel, "In Motion," talks about his recent article, "White Supremacist Organizations and White Workers," published by Znet and

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Sen. Susan Collins of Maine believes Washington, D.C. can get its representation by becoming part of the the state of Maryland. What about how West Virginia broke away from Virginia during the Civil War era? OR North and South Dakota, in order for those rural states to get more Republican representation? Or Wyoming, which has less people than D.C.? Why is that a state of its own. Why should D.C. not get statehood when it's been denied any kind of representation over the last few hundred years as the nation's capital and federal buildings are located there, protected by federal troops? It was mostly about race -- the free slaves resided there. It's about time to even some things out. #DCStatehood
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