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Counterpoint May 16, 2022

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

GOP Right-Wing Targets Pro-Choice Activists for Peaceful Protests at Homes of Supreme Court Justices

Interview with Andrew Perez, senior editor, and reporter at The Lever, conducted by Scott Harris

100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting

Interview with Miles Rapoport, former Connecticut Secretary of State and E.J. Dionne, columnist with the Washington Post, conducted by Scott Harris

Demands for Independent Investigation of Murder of Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Interview with Phyllis Bennis, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

Son of Hated Dictator Wins Philippine Presidential Election

Interview with Walden Bello, professor and vice-presidential candidate in the recent Philippines election, conducted by Scott Harris

Last Week on Counterpoint

International News Coverage of Leaked Draft SCOTUS Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade Abortion Rights...

A montage of International news coverage from Germany, Australia and the UK of the leaked draft Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the 1973...

US Goal to Degrade Russia’s Military Risks Dangerous Escalation Between Two Nuclear Powers

George Beebe discuss the status of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, and concern that efforts to end this conflict could be derailed...

US Coronavirus Criminals and Profiteers Must be Held Accountable

John Nichols talks about his newest book, "Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused The Crisis," and the movement to investigate...

Colombia’s May 29th Election Could Elect Nation’s First Leftist President

Alexander Main previews Colombia's May 29th first-round presidential election, and the significance that the frontrunner in the race is former leftist guerilla Gustavo Petro,...

Special Feature

Ukraine: the History, the Context

Henry Lowendorf, director of the Greater New Haven Peach Council, dlscusses the war in Ukraine and provides the history and context that is absent from corporate media coverage.
Interview by Richard Hill

@PhyllisBennis on @BTLRadioNews via @KODXSeattle: The US may have bought the sniper rifle and bullet used to kill Shireen Abu Akleh. With billions given to IDF, 20+% of all Israeli weaponry is a ‘gift’ from the US (and not spent on hungry kids, unhoused ppl, or US public health)
#LIVENOW ON https://t.co/5t3l4D61Mr Free Jessica Reznicek's support team Charlotte Grubb on terror charge against anti-pipeline climate activist #JessicaReznicek's vandalism against Dakota Access pipeline before it transported oil. https://t.co/D4rEkqPoOQ
#livenow on Progressive Voices Network: Institute for Policy Studies' @PhyllisBennis on the demand for an independent investigation of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's apparent murder by Israeli forces. https://t.co/Rj5uMd7WAo More at https://t.co/KRCsjKsUwC

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Ukraine, Russia and the US: Squared off for War?

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#LIVENOW ON https://www.progressivevoices.com/ Free Jessica Reznicek's support team Charlotte Grubb describes the concerns for other activists about terror charge against anti-pipeline climate activist Jessica Reznicek vandalism against Dakota Access pipeline before it transported oil. More information here https://btlonline.org/state-imposes-terrorism-charge-against-anti-pipeline-climate-activist/
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#livenow on Progressive Voices Network: Institute for Policy Studies' Phyllis Bennis on the demand for an independent investigation of #Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's apparent murder by Israeli forces. https://progressivevoices.com

More information at
https://btlonline.org/palestinian-american-journalists-murder-provokes-demands-for-independent-investigation-accountability/
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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) Andrew Perez, senior editor and reporter at The Lever, discusses his recent article, "McCarthy-Era Law Aimed At Pro-Choice Protesters," and the larger issue of the GOP and right wing crackdown on dissent.



2) Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport and E.J. Dionne, columnist with the Washington Post, talk about their new book "100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting," which makes the case for universal voting, and how it might be implemented in the U.S.



3) Phyllis Bennis, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on Middle East, U.S. wars and UN issues. Bennis, also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, discusses the recent murder of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, calls for an independent investigation into her death -- and examines the Biden administration policy on Israel - Palestine.



4) Professor Walden Bello, a vice presidential candidate in the recent Philippines election, is chairperson of Laban ng Masa (LnM), "a Philippine national mass movement-based political center with a socialist direction. He'll assess the landslide victory of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the Philippines presidential election, propelling his family back to power after 36 years. Prof. Bello will also discuss the status of the nation's opposition movement and their strategy to fight authoritarianism and political corruption.



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
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#TuckerCarlson, #FOXNews, #RupertMurdoch, #Trump & #GOP are morally responsible for the #BuffaloTerroristAttack -- and the rise in #WhiteSupremacist violence across the US! Boycott corporations & advertisers that support Fox News & GOP candidates!
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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) Summary of foreign news reports and commentary on the leaked draft Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.

2) George Beebe, former director of the CIA's Russia desk who advised then-VP Dick Cheney, who now serves as Director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He'll discuss the status of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, and concern that efforts to end this conflict could be derailed by the Biden administration's recent announcement that one of their central goals is to weaken Russia's overall military capacity.

3) John Nichols, The Nation magazine's national affairs correspondent, talks about his newest book, "Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused The Crisis," and the movement to investigate how the U.S. government sabotaged its response to the pandemic that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

4) Alexander Main, Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. previews Colombia's May 29th first-round presidential election, and the significance that the frontrunner in the race is former leftist guerilla Gustavo Petro, who has served as mayor of Bogotá and is currently a senator, and his running mate, Afro-Colombian human-rights and environmental activist Francia Marquez, who if elected, would become Colombia's first black vice president.

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
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