News and Public Affairs 1-25-2021

News and Public Affairs 1-25-2021

By |2021-01-25T10:48:07-05:00January 25th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 1-25-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, discusses his group’s response to the Biden administration’s proposals to reverse the punitive immigration policies put in place by the Trump regime, and move toward substantive immigration reform, and the coming national and Congressional debate on reform legislation.

Saqib Bhatti, Co-Executive Director of the Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) talks about his group’s campaign sending letters to pension funds across the U.S., including Blackstone Group and Fidelity, demanding they suspend all campaign contributions to the Republican Party, its associated entities, and all Republican candidates until every Republican member of Congress who incited, enabled, or supported the January 6th insurrection or voted against certifying all of the electoral votes from the 2020 Presidential election is removed from office.

Mike Giglio, author of “Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate,” talks about his recent Intercept article, “What’s Next for the Militias: The Capitol riot has forced a reckoning inside America’s militant groups?” and issues related to the mindset driving the groups involved in the violent January 6th Capitol insurrection.

Lindsay Farrell, Senior Political Strategist with the national Working Families Party, and Sauda Baraka, former chair of the Bridgeport, CT Board of Education, discuss WFP Connecticut’s January 26th teach-in: “Schools, Race, and Housing in Connecticut,” focused on issues related to racial and economic segregation in Connecticut that has created wide racial disparities in the state’s education system.

Monday, January 25 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.