News and Public Affairs 5-16-2022

News and Public Affairs 5-16-2022

By |2022-05-16T20:03:17-04:00May 16th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 5-16-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Andrew Perez, senior editor and reporter at The Lever, discusses his recent article, “McCarthy-Era Law Aimed At Pro-Choice Protesters,” and the larger issue of the GOP and right-wing crackdown on dissent.

2) Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport and E.J. Dionne, a columnist with the Washington Post, talk about their new book “100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting,” which makes the case for universal voting, and how it might be implemented in the U.S.

3) Phyllis Bennis, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on the Middle East, U.S. wars, and UN issues. Bennis, also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, discusses the recent murder of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, calls for an independent investigation into her death — and examines the Biden administration policy on Israel – Palestine.

4) Professor Walden Bello, a vice-presidential candidate in the recent Philippines election, is chairperson of Laban ng Masa (LnM), “a Philippine national mass movement-based political center with a socialist direction.” He’ll assess the landslide victory of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the Philippines presidential election, propelling his family back to power after 36 years. Prof. Bello will also discuss the status of the nation’s opposition movement and its strategy to fight authoritarianism and political corruption.

Monday, May 16, 8 pm and archived.

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