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For First Time, Congress Poised to Invoke War Powers Act to End US Military Role in Yemen War

Interview with Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs, Peace Action, conducted by Scott Harris

CT Supreme Court Ruling in Sandy Hook Lawsuit Could Weaken Federal Gunmaker Immunity

Interview with Po Murray, chairwoman of Newtown Action Alliance, conducted by Scott Harris

Youth Climate Strike Pressing Government Leaders for Urgent Action on Climate Change

Interview with Kira Orteleva, lead organizer with the Youth Climate Strike in Connecticut, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary March 20, 2019

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • New Arab military force to reckon with as 'Little Sparta' rises
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders asks the right question about reparations
  • How unions have dodged the blow of Janus (so far)

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This Week’s Under-reported News Summary March 13, 2019

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Culture = Politics: a conversation with Chauncey Robinson

Chauncey Robinson, Social Media editor and reporter for the People's World ( discusses pop culture, Big Media, the elections, immigration, socialism, youth movements, intersectional politics and social media in this extended interview with WPKN's Richard Hill.

A tax on all Wall Street transactions will have a tiny impact on regular people making regular trades. But it will make it super difficult for high-frequency, software-based traders which add volatility and risk to our system. Other countries have these taxes and they work fine.

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#livenow on @rosendo_joe Joe Emersberger, a Canadian-based writer on #Venezuela crisis, #Trump intervention on Venezuela shares his views re: political & economic crisis in Venezuela; Trump administration's interventionist policies & peaceful resolution.

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In Depth

Counterpoint March 18, 2019

Special Compilations

Blog: Leaves and Fishes

Forest and the Trees



Resistance Roundtable: Neo-Cons running wild.

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink, discusses the Trump administration's plan for 'regime change' in Venezuela.Panel: Ruthanne Baumgartner, Scott Harris and...

‘We Exist, We Resist and We Rise’ – Boston Women’s March

Boston Women's March - speech by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Massachusetts. Recorded by Chuck Rosina, WMBR Radio, Boston Jan. 19, 2019

Florida Felon Voting Restoration: How it happened and will it stick

Neil Volz, political director with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, describes the successful campaign to restore voting rights to 1.5 million ex-felons. He speculates...

What is happening to our democracy?

The Resistance panel discusses the threat to democratic institutions as Republican legislatures try to strip power from newly-elected Democratic governors and overturn ballot initiatives. Jim...


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In Britain, an estimated 1 million demonstrators filled the streets of London Saturday calling for a new referendum on Brexit. The fate of Britain’s exit from the European Union remains in the balance days after EU officials agreed to delay it at least until April 12, while Prime Minister Theresa ...
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1) Caroline Fredrickson president of the American Constitution Society examines the Justice Dept. summary of the Mueller report on Trump-Russia collusion, and the concern of many across the country that President Trump's Attorney General William Barr may prevent important sections of the Mueller report from being released to the public. She'll also share her views on the debate within the House Democratic caucus about the litmus test for moving forward with impeachment.

2) Scott Edwards, director of legal advocacy with Food and Water Watch, talks about the group's current campaign: "#ExxonKnew Is Getting the Scrutiny It Deserves in Europe. Now It's Time for Congress to Act," which is seeking accountability for the oil giant's complicity in suppressing its scientific knowledge that carbon emissions from fossil fuels contribute to global warming.

3) John Quigley Professor emeritus of International Law at Ohio State University, discusses President Trump's move to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights, Syrian territory captured by the Israeli military in 1967 -- with a focus on international law and the precedent this policy decision will have on similar international territorial disputes going forward.

4) Greg Guma, a writer, editor, historian, and progressive activist for over four decades, is the author of "The People's Republic: Vermont and the Sanders Revolution." Greg will discuss his recent article, "Through the years with Bernie Sanders," assessing Bernie's 2020 presidential candidacy and how it connects with a new generation skeptical of an economic and political system that's failing them.

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