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Counterpoint June 14, 2021

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

Leak of Billionaire’s Taxes Reveals a System Rigged for the Rich

Interview with Matt Gardner, senior fellow at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, conducted by Scott Harris

Trump DOJ Subpoena of Journalists and House Members Phone Data Provokes Demand for Investigation Constitutional attorney

Interview with John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, conducted by Scott Harris

Teacher, Campesino, Union leader Pedro Castillo Elected President of Peru

Interview with Francesca Emanuele, a Peruvian sociologist, research assistant at American University in Washington, D.C., conducted by Scott Harris

Connecticut Poised to Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana

Interview with Paul Kirchberg, executive director of Connecticut NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), conducted by Scott Harris

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Philip Weiss discusses US media coverage of Israel's new governing coalition poised to oust Benjamin Netanyahu and what if anything will change under a...

White Supremacy & Republicans Subverting US Democracy

Steve Phillips talks about his recent Nation article, "The Party of White Grievance Has Never Cared About Democracy“Democracy in Color with Steve Phillips,” is...

Progressive Groups Campaign to Protect and Expand Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Alex Lawson assesses the Biden administration's initiatives on protecting and expanding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as well as the push to negotiate lower...

Listeners and Staff Work to Save Pacifica Radio Network Plagued by Financial Crises

Sharon Kyle talks about the New Day Pacifica campaign, a group of Pacifica listeners and staff working to change the network's bylaws, in order...

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Has the 40-Year Austerity Hoax Ended?

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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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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) William Rivers Pitt, senior editor and lead columnist with Truthout.org, 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 CounterPunch.org

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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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