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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.





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JEREMY SCAHILL: Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker "Dirty Wars"

Listen to the full interview (30:33) with Jeremy Scahill, an award-winning investigative journalist with the Nation Magazine, correspondent for Democracy Now! and author of the bestselling book, "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army," about America's outsourcing of its military. In an exclusive interview with Counterpoint's Scott Harris on Sept. 16, 2013, Scahill talks about his latest book, "Dirty Wars, The World is a Battlefield," also made into a documentary film under the same title, and was nominated Dec. 5, 2013 for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category.

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Posted Nov. 10, 2010 for week ending Nov. 19, 2010

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teapartyracism In the aftermath of the 2010 congressional election -- which saw Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in a sweeping victory, gain at least six Senate seats and win a majority of governor's races across the country -- commentators are attempting to translate the message sent by an angry electorate. In a post-election press conference, President Obama appeared contrite and admitted he was responsible for a failure to better communicate his accomplishments to voters.. Story continues

Environmental Coalition Beats Back Oil Company Referendum to Overturn California's Global Warming Regulations

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Interview with Larry Fahn, former president of the Sierra Club, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

prop23 One of the few bright spots for progressives in this year's election was the resounding defeat of Proposition 23 in California, which would have suspended the state's groundbreaking climate change law - AB-32 -- until unemployment dropped to 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters -- an unlikely if not impossible scenario for the foreseeable future. A diverse coalition emerged to fight the proposition, which was largely funded by two Texas-based oil companies. Story continues

Secret Corporate Money That Bombarded TV Airwaves with Election Attack Ads, Undermines Democracy

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Interview with Robert Greenwald, award-winning documentary film producer and director, conducted by Scott Harris

campaigntvads While anger at high unemployment and a sluggish economy was a driving force motivating many voters to cast ballots to throw incumbents out of office during November's midterm congressional election, the spreading of false and malicious information was another important contributing element. An estimated $4 billion was spent in the election campaign, with much of it dedicated to television advertising. Many of these ads targeting Democrats were purchased by groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS, that were funded this year by anonymous donors, thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United vs. FEC ruling that opened the floodgates to record amounts of covert corporate campaign cash. Story continues

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  • The Republicans who swept into power in Congress and state capitols promised to deliver austerity budgets and a renewed focus on slashing deficits at the cost of public employees and social programs for the poor. But progressive economists warn that cutting the federal deficit will not confront the basic crisis in the American economy: shortage of good-paying jobs and a broken credit system."On the Economics of Deficits," American Prospect, November 2010, p. A13-A14
  • Fontana, Calif., east of Los Angeles, is a central distribution hub for Wal-Mart and other "Big Box" retailers where dozens of warehouses are filled with low-paid immigrant workers who have few basic rights to fight for a decent wage and benefits like healthcare because they work for temporary employment agencies. "Holding Wal-Mart Accountable," American Prospect, October 2010
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