News and Public Affairs 1-23-2023

News and Public Affairs 1-23-2023

2023-01-22T18:19:08-05:00January 22nd, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 1-23-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Nabil Ahmed, director of economic justice with Oxfam America, discusses Oxfam’s recent report, “Survival of the Richest: How we must tax the super-rich now to fight inequality,” where the group found that an annual wealth tax of up to 5 percent on the world’s multi-millionaires and billionaires could raise $1.7 trillion a year, enough to lift 2 billion people out of poverty and fully fund the shortfalls on existing humanitarian appeals.

2) Sunsara Taylor, co-initiator of RiseUp4AbortionRights.org and co-host of the “Revolution, Nothing Less!” weekly YouTube program discusses the significance of the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, now overturned by the conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court, nationwide protests to commemorate that date — and her group’s ongoing, fight to restore women’s reproductive rights.

3) Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and past president of the National Lawyers Guild, talks about her recent article, “The Supreme Court Is About to Eviscerate the Right to Strike,” where she warns that the extremist majority of justices will likely rule in the case, “Glacier Northwest,” that labor union’s strike activity isn’t protected by federal labor law.

4) Nancy Treviño, Associate Director for Network Power with the national coalition Alianza America, examines the Biden administration’s policies on immigration — and opportunities for opening pathways for regular migration and asylum applications, as well as addressing the root causes of migration to the U.S.

Monday, January 22 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews is accessible for free.  The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives.

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