News and Public Affairs 6-21-2021

By |2021-06-21T11:50:23-04:00June 21st, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 6-21-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Branko Marcetic, Staff Writer with Jacobin magazine, co-host @1of200podcast, author of Yesterday’s Man: the Case Against Joe Biden, discusses President Biden’s recent summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his recent article, “Incredibly, Joe Biden’s Russia Policy Is Reasonable.”

2) Walden Bello, International Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton and Co-Chairperson of the Bangkok-based research and advocacy institute Focus on the Global South. Author or co-author of 25 books, including Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right, Professor Bello will talk about his recent article, “Fascism’s Global Spread is Real — As Real as the Spread of COVID-19.”

3) Karen Hobert Flynn, President of Common Cause, discusses her group’s ongoing campaign for Senate passage of the For The People Act, and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — as well as recent statements from West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin indicating he may be open to supporting some form of this legislation, and reforming the filibuster.

4) Kathryn Blanco, Volunteer Coordinator with Desegregate Connecticut discusses her recent CT Mirror opinion piece, “It’s Time to Welcome Zoning Reform.” Both Kathryn and Desegregate Connecticut’s Deputy Director Nick Abbott, talks about their group’s advocacy work.

Monday, June 21, 8 pm and archived.

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