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Counterpoint October 18, 2021

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Many Counterpoint interviews are excerpted for broadcast on the nationally syndicated “Between The Lines” radio newsmagazine at Btlonline.org

Campaign Demands AT&T Cut Support for Extremist One America “News” Network

Interview with Evan Feeney, campaign director with the group Color of Change, conducted by Scott Harris

Freedom to Vote Rally-Relay from WV to DC Pushes for Passage of Democracy Protection Legislation

Interview with Aquene Freechild, co-director of Public Citizen's Democracy is for People Campaign, conducted by Scott Harris

Rising Tensions Between US & China Threatens Future Conflict

Interview with James Bradley, author of several bestsellers focused on U.S. policy in the Pacific and Asia, including "Flags of Our Fathers," conducted by Scott Harris

The Great Strike of 2021: Millions of US Workers Abandon the Job Market

Interview with Jack Rasmus, author of "The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump," conducted by Scott Harris

Last Week on Counterpoint

Unlimited, Unaccountable Money in Politics is Killing Biden’s Human Infrastructure Bill

Tiffany Muller discusses the debate/negotiations over the two proposed infrastructure bills, with a focus on the role played by the deregulation of political campaign...

Pandora Papers Investigation Exposes Billionaire Tax Cheats

Bob Lord discusses “The Pandora Papers,” a global investigation that exposed billionaires around the world involved in aggressively concealing their assets and tax avoidance.

Facebook Users Union’s #FireZuck Campaign Demands Change

Ted Lewis and Tracy Rosenberg discuss the recent testimony of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen before Congress describing the social media platform's destructive internal policies,...

Fixing Connecticut’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Luis Luna talks about WFP's recent Teach-In: Advocating for Housing at the Local Level as well as some of the other projects the group...

Special Feature

Can The Democrats Save the Build Back Better Act?

The Resistance panel interviews Nation Magazine correspondent John Nichols about what strategies the Democrats can use to pass the progressive Build Back Better Act being blocked by two conservative Democratic senators.
Panel: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill


This is the ultimate betrayal of Manchin's constituents in West Virginia and the country. Blackmail used to doom the planet to climate catastrophe and what we guess is his plan to join the Trump-GOP Fascist party. https://t.co/AeGmEPo9Hr

The #GreatStrikeof2021: Millions of U.S. Workers Abandon Job Market: Interview with @drjackrasmus, author of The Scourge of Neoliberalism: U.S. Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump, conducted by Scott Harris https://t.co/cQaY71E3Ap https://t.co/q3kNKvYlQo

Campaign Demands @ATT End Support for Extremist #OneAmericaNews Network, interview with @EvanFeeney, campaign director with @ColorOfChange, conducted by Scott Harris https://t.co/xPZcUdht9W https://t.co/PyM55qo6Ot

‘They Knew: The U.S. Government’s 50-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis’- Interview with James Gustave Gus” Speth, author of "They Knew: The U.S. Government’s 50-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis," conducted by Melinda Tuhus - https://t.co/xmnP1snmQ6 https://t.co/ZJAOt9yF5j

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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...

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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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) Evan Feeney, Campaign Director with the group Color Of Change, talks about how AT&T helped build far right wing TV channel 'One America News,' and his group's call for AT&T to cease all financial backing of the extremist media outlet.

2) Aquene Freechild, Co-Director of Public Citizen's Democracy is for People Campaign discusses the large coalition that's organizing the "Freedom to Vote Rally, Relay from W.V. to D.C." protest action and the importance of upcoming Congressional votes on the Freedom to Vote and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

3) James Bradley, author of several bestsellers focused on U.S. policy in the Pacific and Asia, including "Flags of Our Fathers" and "The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia," examines rising tensions between the U.S. and China, and the danger of a new regional Pacific arms race and military confrontation.

4) Jack Rasmus, author of "The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump," edits a blog and hosts the weekly radio show, "Alternative Visions," discusses the many important issues examined in his recent article, "The Great Strike of 2021," assessing the millions of workers who have either left their low paying jobs or are organizing to fight for a living wage and basic benefits.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoint
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
This week's Between The Lines:
• End Citizens United's Tiffany Muller: Unlimited, Unaccountable Corporate Campaign Cash Killing Biden’s Human Infrastructure Bill

• Greenpeace European Unit's Silvia Pastorelli: Investigation Exposes Systematic Deceptive Marketing by Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies

• Media Alliance's Tracy Rosenberg: Facebook Users Union’s #FireZuck Campaign

• Bob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary:
• Justice slips away for Salvadoran massacre survivors under amnesty law
• Pandora Papers reveal South Dakota's role in $367 billion tax haven
• Hoffa's house divided in 2021 Teamsters election

#ElMozoteMassacre, #ElSavadoramnestylaw, #FireZuck, #PeoplevFossilFuels, #PandoraPapers, #SouthDakotaTaxHaven, #Teamsters, #Hoffa, #buildbackbetter, #europeanfossilfuel, #humaninfrastructure, #humaninfrastructurebill, #nofalsesolutions
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
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) Tiffany Muller, President & Executive Director of the group End Citizens United discusses the debate/negotiations over the two proposed infrastructure bills, with a focus on the role played by the deregulation of political campaign contributions, and her group's work to reverse the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

2) Bob Lord, an attorney and Tax Counsel with Americans For Tax Fairness discusses “The Pandora Papers,” a global investigation that exposed billionaires around the world involved in aggressively concealing their assets and tax avoidance.

3) Ted Lewis, Human Rights Program Director at Global Exchange discusses the recent testimony of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen before Congress describing the social media platform's destructive internal policies, the debate over new regulations covering social media -- and the Facebook Users Union's #FireZuck campaign.

4) Luis Luna, an organizer with the Connecticut Working Families Party talks about WFP's recent Teach In: Advocating for Housing at the Local Level as well as some of the other projects the group is working on.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoint
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Manchin's $1.5 trillion proposal is like taking NYC's budget nationwide. Won't make a real difference in HUMAN infrastructure over 10 years. And Biden's compromise of $2.1 trillion over 10 years is only doubling that. Compromise at $3 trillion at least!

https://www.businessinsider.com/aoc-rips-1-trillion-infrastructure-bill-bipartisan-infrastructure-spending-progressives-2021-10