1) Phyllis Bennis, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies where she directs the New Internationalism Project focusing on Middle East, U.S. wars and UN issues. Author of many books including, “Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer,” Phyllis will assess what’s at stake in the US midterm election, and the results of Israel’s November 1st election, where Benjamin Netanyahu will likely return to power with a hard right nationalist and religious political coalition, and the consequences for Israel’s democracy and Palestinian lives.
2) Rachel Bitecofer, a political branding strategist, polling/targeting expert and author of “The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election,” discusses the threat to democracy in the 2022 midterm election, the effectiveness of GOP propaganda, the Democrat’s response — and issues raised in her forthcoming book, “Hit ’Em Where It Hurts.”
3) Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness, examines how unlimited dark money has impacted the 2022 midterm election and his group’s important new report, “Billionaire Money in the 2022 Election: Buying Elections and Distorting Democracy.”
4) Kathryn Szoka, a Long Island, New York political activist, discusses the Nov. 8th ballot referendum on funding for affordable housing in four East End Long Island towns: Southold, Shelter Island, Southampton and East Hampton.
Monday, November 7 at 8:00 PM
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Guests (tentative) on First Voices Radio are Lynn Murphy and Alnoor Ladha.
Murphy, a strategic advisor for foundations and NGOs working in the geopolitical South, was a senior fellow and program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where she focused on international education and global development. She resigned as a “conscientious objector” to neocolonial philanthropy.
Ladha was the co-founder of the global activist collective The Rules and is currently the Council Chair for Culture Hack Labs. They are co-authors of “Post Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Crisis.”
Tuesday, November 8 at 12:00 noon.
WPKN’s Alternative Election Coverage
with Richard Hill, Bob Johnson, Aacia Hussein and Scott Harris. Watch them but listen to us!
Tuesday, November 8 from 8:00 PM to Midnight.