News and Public Affairs 08-31-2020

News and Public Affairs 08-31-2020

By |2020-11-03T17:32:51-05:00August 31st, 2020|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 08-31-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:

Troll NationAmanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon who covers American politics, feminism and culture. Her new book is titled, “Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself.” Here she discusses her recent article, “Is QAnon the new Christian right?” and will also touch on both the Democratic and Republican conventions, the Trump Post Office scandal and street battles in Portland and Kenosha that have killed three people in the past week.

Antifa The Anti-Fascist HandbookMark Bray, a historian of human rights, terrorism, and politics in Modern Europe, Lecturer at Rutgers University and author of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” talks about his recent article, “RNC Gave Prime Time to Vigilantes, The Next Day a Gunman Shot BLM Protesters,” with a focus on the dangerous link between the Republican Party and vigilante, militia violence targeting progressive activists.

AftershockJohn Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and author, most recently, of “Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams,” talks about his recent article, “What Will Trump Do to the World to Win Re-Election? Trump shrugged at 150,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths. Who’s to say he’s above starting a fight with China or Iran?

How Trump Stole 2020Greg Palast, known for his investigative reports for BBC, The Guardian and Rolling Stone, is the author of bestsellers including “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” and his latest, “How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt for America’s Vanished Voters.” He’ll discuss his current investigation into the recent arrest of Steve Bannon and Brian Kolfage on fraud charges — and questions surrounding the decision not to indict Kris Kobach, who served as general counsel for the Build The Wall foundation — and why Kobach is not being held accountable for his illegal use of the foundation’s donor list to solicit money for his U.S. Senate campaign.

Monday, August 31 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

First Voices Radio: with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Guests this week are Colombian activist, researcher, and community organizer Manuel Rozental, who has been involved for four decades with grassroots political organizing with youth, Indigenous communities, and urban and rural social movements. Manuel continues his update about what’s happening in Colombia. And Bryan Nurnberger, founder and Executive Director of Simply Smiles, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing bright futures for children, their families, and their communities, will be talking about the Simply Smiles Children’s Village, which recently opened on the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation.

Wednesday, September 2 at 12:00 noon.

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