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Fragile Coalition Forms to Oust Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Interview with Philip Weiss, senior editor of, conducted by Scott Harris

Case Now Before Supreme Court Could Overturn Roe V. Wade, End Reproductive Rights

Interview with Hillary Schneller, senior staff attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Progressive Coalition Pushing Biden, Congress to Protect, Expand Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

Interview with Alex Lawson, executive director of the group Social Security Works, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – June 9, 2021

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Biden calls for end to violence in Ethiopian Tigray conflict
  • IRS budget restoration may check corporations' tax write-offs
  • Unionized New Orleans may become reality

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Counterpoint June 7, 2021

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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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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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