News and Public Affairs 5-10-2021

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Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Amy Hanauer Executive Director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) discusses her group’s assessment of President Biden’s proposals to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans and profitable corporations in order to fund programs in his American Jobs and Family Plans.

2) Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and coedits Inequality.org, talks about his new book, “The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions.”

3) Peter Kornbluh, Director of the Cuba and Chile Documentation Projects at the National Security Archive and author of “The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability,” and “Bay of Pigs Declassified.” Peter will discuss his research into the earliest known CIA assassination plot against leaders of the Cuban revolution that targeted the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s brother, Raul. He’ll also assess what we know about the Biden administration’s policy toward Cuba.

4) Sarah Bronin, chairwoman of Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Commission, professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and an active member of Desegregate Connecticut, discusses her group’s ongoing fight for housing justice and passage of Senate Bill 1024 in the state legislature, with the goal of increasing affordable housing.

Monday, May 10, 8 pm and archived.

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