News and Public Affairs 6-20-2022

News and Public Affairs 6-20-2022

2022-06-20T11:56:29-04:00June 20th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 6-20-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Wajahat Ali, a Daily Beast columnist, public speaker and author of, “Go Back To Where You Came From: And, Other Helpful Recommendations on Becoming American,” discusses his recent article, “Name and Shame White Christian Nationalism, the Ideology Behind Jan. 6,” as well as the critical task of confronting white supremacy and fascism that’s been embraced by many in the Republican Party.

2) Vermont State Senator Chris Pearson of the Progressive and Democratic Party, a spokesperson for National Popular Vote, discusses the group’s goal of eliminating the U.S. Electoral College system, and his view of hearings conducted by the House Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection that draws urgent attention to the anti-democratic origins of the electoral college system, that was central to Donald’s Trump plan to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election victory.

3) Alexander Main, Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. will discuss Colombia’s June 19th presidential runoff election where Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime senator won, becoming that South American nation’s first leftist head of state, who has pledged to radically transform his country’s economic system.

4) Tom Swan, Executive Director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group talks about the upcoming Wednesday, June 22nd CCAG #InsureOurFuture rally outside the Travelers Golf Tournament in Cromwell, CT — where activists will be calling on Travelers company executives to divest from fossil fuels, and stop insuring fossil fuel projects worldwide.

Monday, June 20 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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