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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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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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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017
"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017
"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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To all who attended BTL's 20th Anniversary Celebration with Ralph Nader and our "Democracy in Action" awardees from the Universal Health Care Foundation and AFSCME Council 4, we thank you for a very enjoyable and successful event!
Ralph Nader gave a very eye-opening speech on corporate power and corruption, as well as a surprise fundraising pitch for Between The Lines, which he began with a match of $100 if nine others would join him with $100 each. Then a good friend in the audience made a match challenge of $1,000 and another young woman made a match of "everything here"! If you didn't get a chance to donate, but still would like to, please donate either online or by check.
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Interview with Howard Friel, independent scholar and co-author of "Israel-Palestine on Record: How the New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East", conducted by Scott Harris
Not long after President Obama delivered his May 19 speech addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa, he was attacked for undermining Israel by conservative sectors of the U.S. pro-Israeli lobby, politicians of both parties and some influential newspapers. Specifically, Obama was criticized for urging Israelis and Palestinians to begin negotiations toward recognition of an independent Palestinian state using Israel’s pre-war 1967 borders as a foundation for new talks, the same formula accepted by both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Story continues
Interview with Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, conducted by Scott Harris
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, admitted last week that the three failed reactors they operate at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant complex have melted down. According to the utility company, nuclear reactor Units 1, 2 and 3, which lost their cooling systems in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake-triggered tsunami, have had their fuel rods melt, transformed into a highly radioactive molten mass and settled to the bottom of the reactor’s containment vessels. There are indications that some of the super-heated uranium fuel has melted through Unit 1's reactor steel container and reached a second protective layer made of concrete. Story continues
Interview with Larry Gibson, "Keeper of the Mountains" in West Virginia , conducted by Melinda Tuhus
From June 4 through 11, hundreds of people will march from the town of Marmet, W. Va. to Blair Mountain, 50 miles away in Logan County to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain. The battle was the largest insurgency in U.S. history after the Civil War, and pitted some 10,000 West Virginia coal miners against the coal bosses, their private army -- and eventually, the U.S. military -- as they fought for the right to join a union. Story continues
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