Counterpoint with Scott Harris
1) Jeffrey Mackler, National Secretary of Socialist Action, a staff writer for their publication, and twice its U.S. presidential candidate. He examines the ongoing protests in France covered in his recent article, “Mass French Strikes and Mobilizations Challenge Macron’s Pension Reform.”
2) Po Murray, co-founder and chairwoman of the Newtown Action Alliance and the Newtown Action Alliance Foundation, an all-volunteer grassroots organization formed after the tragic December 2012 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Murray will discuss the most recent mass shooting incident at Nashville, Tennessee’s Covenant School, the hopeful mobilization by students demanding gun safety legislation, and the response by the GOP controlled Tennessee House of Representatives to expel two Black Democratic Party representatives who had joined the students in their protest.
3) Viki Harrison, Director of Constitutional Convention & the Protect Dissent Program at Common Cause talks about the danger posed by groups working to convene an Article V – U.S. Constitutional Convention and how it poses a direct threat to America’s cherished rights, civil liberties and freedoms.
4) Bill Fletcher Jr. is a longtime labor, racial justice and international activist, former president of TransAfrica Forum, a senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, and author of “They’re Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths about Unions.” He’ll discuss the expulsion of two Black representatives from the Tennessee House, how the GOP authoritarianism we see today is an echo of the Jim Crow era, and how the progressive movement can effectively oppose the Republican Party’s ongoing attack on the foundations of democracy.
Monday, April 10 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.
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First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse spends the full hour with Vanessa Machado de Oliveira Andreotti, author of “Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and Implications for Social Activism.” Her research examines relationships between historical, systemic, and ongoing forms of violence, and the inherent unsustainability of modernity.
Tuesday, April 11 at 12:00 noon.