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Counterpoint May 20, 2024

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

US Students Protesting Israel’s Gaza War Emerge as Nation’s Moral Conscience

Interview with Norman Solomon, co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org, conducted by Scott Harris

Christian Right Extremists Move to Take Over Texas School Boards

Interview with Steven Monacelli, an investigative journalist and publisher, conducted by Scott Harris

Walk For Gaza Connecticut Calling for Ceasefire, Halt to Israel Aid, Return of All Hostages

Interview with The Rev. Allie Perry, pastor of Shalom United Church of Christ in New Haven, and Melinda Tuhus, journalist, activist and WPKN producer, conducted by Scott Harris

Veterans for Peace 700-Mile ‘Peace Walk 2024’ Aims to End War and Militarism

Interview with John Miksad and Tarak Kauff, members of Veterans for Peace, conducted by Scott Harris

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Israel Expects International Criminal Court Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Other Officials

Michael Lynk discusses Israel's ground and air offensive in Rafah, stalled efforts to negotiate a ceasefire, and reports that the International Criminal Court is...

Students Put Academic and Work Careers on Line to Protest Israel’s Barbaric Gaza War

Sofia Menemenlis and Urvi discuss the protest and their views on the Gaza war, U.S. policy towards Israel, political attacks on student activists, and...

Trump’s Contempt for Women Seen in Hush Money Trial, Leads to His Misogynist Policies

Amanda Marcotte talks about her recent Salon article, "Stormy Daniels testimony reveals the triumph of #MeToo," insight into Trump's character, and media coverage of...

Student Climate Campaign Targets CT-Based Insurance Companies for Fossil Fuel Investments

Joanna Mallary talks about the Connecticut student petition campaign calling on CT-based Travelers and The Hartford insurance companies to align with global climate goals....

Special Feature

Resistance Roundtable — May 12, 2023 — The Speech Belongs to the People! by...

Guests:
• Irene Mulvy, president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), discusses the organization's protect of free speech by students and teaching staff on campuses
• Jeff Cohen, media critic, journalist and founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), assesses corporate media's performance in covering the Israeli assault on Gaza and the campus protests that have swept the U.S.
Panel: Ruthanne Baumgartner, Scott Harris and Richard Hill

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Monthly Labor Report — Edition #9 — May 7, 2024 — Big Win in...

Economist Michael Zweig and UAW Region 9A Director Brandon Mancilla analyze the vote to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN, the first win...

The Twin Crises of Climate Disruption and Biodiversity Loss

Melinda Tuhus interviews Denise Savageau, president of the Connecticut Association of Conservation Districts, who explains how the climate crisis is exacerbating the biodiversity crisis.

Resistance Roundtable — March 9, 2024 — Biden’s SOTU, Gaza and the 2024 Election...

John Nichols, The Nation Magazine's national affairs correspondent, analyzes President Joe Biden's State of the Union address and discusses his re-election prospects in light...

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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 – 9:30 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Norman Solomon is co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" and “War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine.” Norman will talk about his recent article, "War Culture Hates the Ethical Passion of the Young In the Thrall of a Dominant Death Culture," focusing on the U.S. student movement in opposition to Israel's carnage in Gaza.

2) Steven Monacelli, an investigative journalist & publisher discusses his recent Texas Observer article, "The Remnant Alliance is Coming for a School Board Near You," an investigation into the Remnant Alliance which is mobilizing church congregations to take over local school boards in Texas, and impose their christian nationalist world view in public school curriculums.

3) Allie Perry, Rev, pastor of Shalom United Church of Christ in New Haven, and journalist, activist and WPKN producer Melinda Tuhus talk about their work organizing the "Walk for Gaza CT" - May 23-25, where residents in and around Connecticut will walk the 25 mile length of Gaza in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The 25-mile walk will take place over the course of three days, at three different CT locations. Another Gaza solidarity walk will take place from May 19-June 2, spanning the entire state of CT from the RI border to the NY border.

4) John Miksad, and Tarak Kauff members of Veterans for Peace talk about their peace walk covering over 700 miles, from Ogunquit, Maine to Washington DC. The walk kicked off on May 7th and will reach the Capital around July 4th. These veterans are marching for independence from the dark prison of war and militarism so that our nation can focus its attention, energy, resources, and creativity on addressing the real threats of nuclear war, climate collapse, and future pandemics.

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Trump’s Contempt for Women Seen in Hush Money Trial, Linked to His Misogynist Policies: Interview with Amanda Marcotte, a senior politics writer at Salon and author, conducted by Scott Harris. Listen Here > https://btlonline.org/trumps-contempt-for-women-seen-in-hush-money-trial-linked-to-his-misogynist-policies/
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State Department Report Presents Contradictory Findings on Israel’s Illegal Use of U.S. Weapons in Gaza: Interview with Raed Jarrar, advocacy diector at DAWN, conducted by Melinda Tuhus. Listen Here > https://btlonline.org/state-department-report-presents-contradictory-findings-on-israels-illegal-use-of-us-weapons-in-gaza/
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Israel Expects International Criminal Court Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Other Officials: Interview with Michael Lynk, associate professor of law at the University of Western Ontario, who served as United Nations special rapporteur for human rights, conducted by Scott Harris
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Michael Lynk, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario, who served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory from 2016 to 2022

Michael Lynk discusses Israel's ground and air offensive in Rafah, stalled efforts to negotiate a ceasefire, and reports that the International Criminal Court is preparing to issue arrest warrants for senior Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, on charges related to the war in Gaza.
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