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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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Posted Nov. 16, 2011 for week ending Nov. 25, 2011
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Interview with Arun Gupta, a founding editor of New York City’s Indypendent Newspaper, The Occupied Wall Street Journal and The Occupied USA Today, conducted by Scott Harris
Just two days short of their second month anniversary, New York City police swept into lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, the original site of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement evicted activists, arrested 200 people committing non-violent civil disobedience -- and carted their tents and property away. A member of the city council and journalists were arrested during the raid. New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg justified the eviction, saying that health and safety conditions had become intolerable in the park, a statement disputed by Occupy activists. Bloomberg said protesters could return to the park, but without tents or tarps, an order upheld by a New York state Supreme Court judge. Story continues
Excerpt of speech by Clea Thauin, international advocacy officer with the prisoners' rights group Addameer, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus
In mid-October, Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic party that controls Gaza, agreed to a prisoner swap. One thousand twenty-seven Palestinian political prisoners were traded for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held by Hamas since June 2006. Many Israelis were horrified by the release of Palestinians, some of whom had been convicted for violent crimes against Israelis and some Palestinians were angry that many of the prisoners released were sent into exile. Story continues
Interview with Susan Casey Lefkowitz, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s international program, conducted by Scott Harris
Under pressure from an effective grassroots campaign opposing government approval of the proposed 1,700 mile-long TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta, Canada’s tar sands operations to U.S. Gulf coast refineries in Texas, the Obama administration announced a 12- to 18-month delay in making a decision on the pipeline to allow further study of the project’s environmental impact. The Nov. 10 White House announcement followed a concerted effort from a large coalition of environmental groups to derail the project that included acts of nonviolent civil disobedience resulting in over 1,200 arrests in September. Story continues
Compiled by Bob Nixon