News and Public Affairs 1-10-2022

News and Public Affairs 1-10-2022

2022-01-09T20:39:21-05:00January 9th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 1-10-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Ashley Dawson, Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Omar Dahbour, Professor at Hunter College talk about their recent article, “How to Fight the Next Coup,” focusing on the urgent need for accountability for Donald Trump, his inner circle and other GOP coup plotters – as well as organizing to resist the violent right wing’s stated goal of destroying America’s democratic institutions.

2) Greg Palast, known for his investigative reports for BBC, Democracy Now and Rolling Stone, has been investigating voter suppression for 20 years. Palast has covered Georgia since 2014 and is working with Black Voters Matter to stop illegal voter purges. He’ll discuss the one-year anniversary of the January 6th pro-Trump insurrection and failed coup attempt at the US Capitol examined in his latest article, “What Do You Call a Failed Insurrection? PRACTICE.”

3) Amanda J. Crawford, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut talks about her recent article, “American support for conspiracy theories and armed rebellion isn’t new – we just didn’t believe it before the Capitol insurrection,” as well as how we can slow down or stop the flow of social media disinformation.

4) Marla Marcum, a United Methodist committed to supporting people of all faiths, and no particular faith, to act boldly for justice. A co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, she talks about the Center’s history, current and future projects, as well as the group’s priorities.

Monday, January 10, 8 pm and archived.

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