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Although Kavanaugh’s Been Installed on Supreme Court, the Fight is Far From Over

Interview with Toni Van Pelt, president of NOW, the National Organization for Women, conducted by Scott Harris

Pro-Bono Lawyers Aid Immigrant Children Facing U.S. Deportation Proceedings

Interview with Jennifer Podkul, policy director with Kids in Need of Defense, KIND, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Fight For 15 Workers in 7 States Demand Union Representation and a Living Wage

Interview with Laura Huizar, staff attorney with the National Employment Law Project, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Oct. 10, 2018

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • US Navy plans major show of strength in South China Sea
  • Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 dollars
  • New California laws give the public access to internal police investigations

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Kavanaugh’s Elite Prep School Privilege and Entitlement Pervades His Political and Legal Career

The testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the Senate Judiciary committee on Sept. 27 was a study in...

Trump at UN General Assembly Provokes Anger and Laughter

In September 2017, when U.S. President Donald Trump first addressed the annual meeting the United Nation’s General Assembly, he threatened to "totally destroy" North...

New Haven Bike Share Program Aims to Attract Riders From All Neighborhoods

Urban planners and transportation advocates say that the single most important element that increases bicycling in cities and towns is a bike share program....

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Oct. 3, 2018

• Nearly 400,000 people have died in South Sudan’s five-year bloody civil war according to a statistical study by the London School of Hygiene...

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Pre-election show – Oct. 14, 2018

With the mid-term elections looming, the Resistance panel discusses voter suppression, the UN Climate Report, the Kavanaugh confirmation and the unraveling of the American democratic system.
Panel: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill

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Live now on Between The Lines KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia WA https://t.co/jwvZHbQhDi @kaosolympia #progressive : Pro-Bono Lawyers Aid Immigrant Children Facing U.S. Deportation; Fight For 15 Workers in 7 States Demand Union Representation and a Living Wage. Visit https://t.co/cGd4xk2Dxv
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Visit Political Research Associates at https://t.co/4WpNzsEaVn to read @FredClarkson's "Unreleased Religious Freedom Manifesto Isn’t the Culture War Compromise It Hopes to Be" #religiousfreedom #culturewar
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Live now on https://t.co/OTsd2kQzVZ: Frederick Clarkson, Political Research Associates, talks about his article, "Unreleased Religious Freedom Manifesto Isn’t the Culture War Compromise It Hopes to Be,"with a caution about the document being circulated among religious scholars
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Live now on https://t.co/OTsd2kQzVZ: CodePink's @medeabenjamin , author of the book "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S. - Saudi Connection" discussing the disappearance of Saudi dissident writer Jamal #Khashoggi, amid fears he was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

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Gandhi Peace Award 2018 – Jackson Browne acceptance speech

James Van Pelt, treasurer of Promoting Enduring Peace, introduces environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who in turn turn introduces the 2018 Gandhi Peace Award...

The Fight to Save SCOTUS – and a report on grassroots election activism in...

The Resistance Roundtable panel discusses the New York Times decision to publish an anonymous op-ed by a disaffected White House official, and then interviews...

Mid-term Elections and Voter Suppression

The panel focuses on voter suppression in the upcoming mid-term elections with Stephen Spaulding, chief of strategy with Common Cause. Recorded and produced by Richard Hill,...

JOHN NICHOLS: Democracy on Life Support?

The panel talks with journalist and author John Nichols about Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Recorded and...

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• Toni Van Pelt: Although Kavanaugh’s Been Installed on Supreme Court, the Fight is Far From Over
• Jennifer Podkul: Pro-Bono Lawyers Aid Immigrant Children Facing U.S. Deportation Proceedings
• Laura Huizar: Fight For 15 Workers in 7 States Demand Union Representation and a Living Wage
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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) Michelle Chan, Friends of the Earth Vice President of Programs, discuss the IPCC's most recent report forecasting that the planet will reach a critical threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030, triggering the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for millions across the world.

2) Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink Women for Peace, and author of the book, "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S. - Saudi Connection," examines what we know about the disappearance of Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, amid fears that he was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. She'll also discuss the disturbing relationship between successive U.S. governments and the Saudi Kingdom.

3) Frederick Clarkson, Senior Fellow with Political Research Associates talks about his new article titled, "Unreleased Religious Freedom Manifesto Isn’t the Culture War Compromise It Hopes to Be," which cautions that the document being circulated among religious scholars, "slants the meaning of religious freedom, silencing advocates equality and social justice in the name of civility."

4) Mike DeRosa, Green Party candidate for Connecticut Secretary of State, talks about some of the issues he's advocating in this year's election campaign and the difficulty independent political parties encounter in running for office in an electoral system built by and favoring the Republican and Democratic parties.

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There’s nothing super-looking about moringa. It’s skinny and sparse in foliage. Its fragile branches sprout puny white flowers and droop with long twisted pods knobby with seeds. But if plants were superheroes, then moringa would be Iron Man. “If there were a top 10 list of plants that are goi...