News and Public Affairs 6-13-2022

By |2022-06-13T17:37:57-04:00June 13th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 6-13-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary. Rev. Theoharis will discuss the Poor People’s Campaign upcoming Saturday, June 18th event, Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.

2) Sarah Kendzior, author of “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America.” Cohost of the Gaslit Nation podcast, Sarah will discuss her views on the opening Jan. 6th Committee hearings, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s inaction in holding Trump and his inner circle accountable for their multiple crimes thus far — and issues covered in her forthcoming book, “They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent.”

3) Akela Lacy, a politics reporter at the investigative news website, The Intercept, talks about her recent Intercept article, “New Dark-Money Group Spending Against Progressives is Suspiciously Well Aligned with Powerful Democrats,” and the message echoed in corporate media that progressives have suffered major losses due to voters nationally now moving to support “moderate” candidates and policies.

4) Aisha Jumaan, MD, President of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation discusses her organization’s work to end U.S. complicity in the Saudi, UAE coalition’s war in Yemen, focusing on U.S. corporate media outlets that feature little or no coverage of the Yemen War, or the U.S. role in the death, destruction and humanitarian crisis in that war-torn and impoverished nation.

Monday, June 13 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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