News and Public Affairs 4-18-2022

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Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Richard A. Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus at Princeton University. From 2008-2014 Professor Falk served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories and is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Nation and The Progressive magazines. He’ll talk about his recent article, “Why Ukraine,” and the issues of double standards when it comes to human rights and international law.

2) Chris Finan, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship and author of “From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America,” and edited the book, “National Security and Free Speech: The Debate Since 9/11.” He’ll discuss his group’s work opposing a recent surge in state legislation that bans books from school libraries, and censors the discussion of LGBTQ related topics and America’s history of slavery classrooms.

3) Braxton Brewington, Press Secretary for the Debt Collective, a group with roots in the Occupy Wall Street movement, responds to President Biden’s executive order extending the moratorium on payments and interest for federally-held student loans until the end of August, and student debt movement’s ongoing work demanding permanent debt cancellation.

4) Sharon Zhang, a news writer at TruthOut.org, talks about the historic victory of Amazon workers who voted to form a union at their Amazon warehouse on Staten Island, NY — and the recent surge in union organizing at Starbucks and labor militancy at worksites across the U.S.

Monday, April 18, 8 pm and archived.

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