News and Public Affairs 3-7-2022

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Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org, author of a dozen books including, “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death,” and, “Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State.” Norman shares his views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Roots Action’s “Demand Restraint, Diplomacy, and Negotiations” campaign — and issues examined in his recent article, “Now Is the Time for a Global Movement Demanding Nuclear De-escalation.”

2) Peter Rutland, Professor of Government & Colin and Nancy Campbell Chair for Global Issues and Democratic Thought at Wesleyan University, discusses his views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin’s ultimate objectives, and the important issues addressed in his recent article, “Ordinary Russians Are Already Feeling the Pain of Sanctions.”

3) Alex N. Press, a staff writer at Jacobin Magazine, discusses her recent articles on the momentum in Starbucks workers’ national union drive, recent retaliatory firings, and issues addressed in her piece titled, “Why the Starbucks Union Drive Matters for All Workers.”

4) United For a Fair Economy’s Executive Director Jeannette Huezo and UFE’s National Communications Director Richard Lindayen talk about the group’s most recent “Color of Wealth Report.” The Color of Wealth and MLK’s Dream 2022 documents how since 1980 the economic situation for many Black families and families of color has deteriorated overall relative to whites. The report also traces the growing racial and economic divide in the U.S. resulting from hundreds of years of laws, practices and policies created to sustain white supremacy and protect white wealth.

Monday, March 7, 8 pm and archived.

Tidings from Hazel Kahan

This month’s guest on Tidings is Tamara Winfrey Harris, feminist, educator and author of “The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black women in America” in which she exposes anti-black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.

Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 pm and archived. (This interview was part of WPKN’s February Black History Month celebration.)

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