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Counterpoint January 18 2021

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Urgent Need to Investigate the Capitol Insurrection Security Failure

Interview with Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, conducted by Scott Harris

Holding Trump’s GOP enablers Accountable

Interview with Sasha Abramsky, a journalist, regular contributor to The Nation Magazine's 'Signal to Noise' column, conducted by Scott Harris

Defunding GOP Legislators Who Voted to Overthrow Democracy

Interview with Mike Tanglis, research director with Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, conducted by Scott Harris

Climate, COVID & Capitalism: A January 24th Online Public Forum

Interview with Mitch Linck, an organizer with the Connecticut chapter of 350.org and Connecticut Climate Crisis Mobilization (C3M), conducted by Scott Harris

Last Week on Counterpoint

Trump, GOP Extremism Constitute a Direct Threat to Democracy

Jason Stanley discusses the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, and the ongoing threat posed to US democracy by Trump loyalists and...

White Supremacy at Core of Pro-Trump Assault on the Capitol

Bill Fletcher talks about the urgent need for accountability for President Trump and members of the Republican Party who incited the fascist assault on...

Republican Legislators Must be Held Accountable for their Role in Inciting Attack on US...

Sarah Kendzior shares her views on the insurrection and attempt to overturn the Presidential election at the Capitol on Jan. 6th by an armed...

Mariyann Soulemane Fights for Justice for her Brother, Slain by CT State Police

Mariyann Soulemane discusses her family's ongoing fight for justice after her 19-year-old brother Mubarak was killed by Connecticut State police one year ago,Soulemane also...

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The Fascist Attack on the US Capitol and the Future of Democracy

The Resistance Panel interviews Prof. Michael McKeon about the new and long-term effects of the terrorist attack on the US Capitol.

Panel:  Scott Harris, Richard Hill and Ruthanne Baumgartner


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If the Republicans who tried to overturn the 2020 election are not held accountable, they will absolutely try to do it again

Advanced surveillance tech on the border poses dangers to both migrants and citizens. https://t.co/GAhSsVr7xt

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America Has a Fascism Problem

Collectively, our nation has witnessed Donald Trump's more than two-month effort to overturn the outcome of a democratic presidential election, aided and abetted by...

Capitol Security Failure: An Inside Job?

The failure of law enforcement preparations to secure the Capitol building in advance of the Jan. 6th Trump-inspired insurrection to stop the presidential vote...

2020 Gandhi Peace Award Honors Syrian Humanitarian Aid Workers

Stanley Heller talks about the Gandhi Peace Award ceremony on Saturday, November 21st which this year will be given jointly to Syrian-American Dr. Zaher...

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Rev. Nathan Empsall discusses toxic Christianity, and how his organization, Faithful America is responding to such extremist activities:

"We are also looking hard at a website called GiveSendGo, which bills itself as the largest free Christian crowd-funding website, sort of a Christian version of Go Fund Me. GiveSendGo has made headlines over the past few months for helping fundraise for Kyle Rittenhouse, the Kenosha vigilante who murdered Black Lives Matter protesters last year and in the past couple weeks it’s been fundraising for Henry (“Enrique”) Tarrio, the leader of the white nationalist Proud Boys group." #toxicChristianity
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A Nixonian "Saturday Night Massacre" nearly happened at the Department of Justice when acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen refused to Trump's demands to throw out the election results and also to investigate the Dominion voting systems.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/us/politics/jeffrey-clark-trump-justice-department-election.html #Trumpism #Fascism
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That notorious Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who himself is facing two counts of securities fraud (a first-degree felony) and one count of failing to register with state securities regulators (a third-degree felony) investigation as he filed the Supreme Court lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's, Michigan's, Wisconsin's and Georgia's election results is still at it.

The Supreme Court as we all know, threw the case out. Texas taxpayers may bear the brunt of his previous scandal with a Google lawsuit.

#Trumpism is not over yet folks.
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Activists were arrested in New York City during MLK Day Black Lives Matter protest... and in Moscow today, Jan. 23, 2021 while demonstrating against the arrest of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.

While I'd much rather be a dissident in the US than Russia, there is a certain amount of continuity when police beat up protesters in both countries under the pretext that those demonstrating in the streets "don't have a permit."