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Counterpoint July 19, 2021

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Senate Nearing Critical Stage of Negotiating Medicare Expansion Legislation

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

Cuba’s Economic Crisis Provokes Protests & US Threats

Interview with James Early, former director of cultural studies and communication at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, conducted by Scott Harris

Public Forum Explores Links Between Land Use, Climate and Equity

Interview with Mitch Linck, an organizer with CT Climate Crisis Mobilization (C3M), conducted by Scott Harris

Inequality and COVID Expose Need to Create a New Moral Political Economy

Interview with Margaret Levi, director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, conducted by Scott Harris

Last Week on Counterpoint

The Forces Behind the Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Kim Ives will talk about the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, who may be responsible, and the uncertain repercussions for the people of...

Beyond the Current Infrastructure Debate, Advocates Push for a National Infrastructure Bank.

Alphecca Muttardy will discuss her group's advocacy of establishing a fully funded, public, National Infrastructure Bank to pay for national infrastructure projects including, "high-speed...

US Appeals UK Ruling Against Julian Assange Extradition

Kevin Gosztola discusses recent developments in the U.S. effort to extradite Julian Assange from the UK, and the admission from a key witness that...

New Haven Coalition Demands Investigation into City Handling of School Racial Slur Incident

Kirsten Hopes-McFadden talks about the coalition of groups that organized a rally at New Haven City Hall on July 11th, demanding an investigation into...

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.

3 degrees centigrade is equivalent to 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Hate to say it, but the heat dome increase in temps were about halfway there in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Siberia!

IT'S HERE. NOT IN THE FUTURE. Climate change is not here it is now a #CLIMATECRISIS

Massive floods in Europe, China and now India. #Climate change is not in the future. It is happening NOW. We are living in a time of #ClimateCrisis





Between The Lines – July 21, 2021 – Full Show

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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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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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