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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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"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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This Week on Between The Lines
Posted Jan. 18, 2012 for week ending Jan. 27, 2012
#J15 Occupy Wall Street Candlelight Vigil for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Riverside Church, NYC
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Interview with Muhammad Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Southern California, conducted by Scott Harris
As the U.S. and European Union ratcheted up economic sanctions against Iran for what the West believes is the Islamic Republic’s covert effort to build nuclear weapons, the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist has escalated an already tense situation. Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, a university professor who served as deputy director for commercial affairs at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and his driver were killed Jan. 11 in Tehran when a bomb attached to his car exploded. Witnesses said that a motorcyclist placed a magnetic bomb under the car, an explosive similar to those that have killed other Iranian scientists.
Interview with Kevin Gosztola, a civil liberties blogger with FireDogLake.com, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
On Jan. 13, the officer in charge of an evidentiary hearing investigating allegations that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, 24, leaked classified government documents to WikiLeaks, determined that he should be court-martialed on all 22 charges. Manning stands accused by the U.S. government of being the source of 260,000 diplomatic government cables, more than 90,000 intelligence reports and a video of a U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad, later distributed to the press by WikiLeaks.
Interview with Dedrick Muhammad, senior director of the economic department at the NAACP and co-author of the report, “State of the Dream 2012: The Emerging Majority", conducted by Scott Harris
On Jan. 16, as the nation honored the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the group United for a Fair Economy released a report titled, “State of the Dream 2012: The Emerging Majority." The report finds that in the year 2042, when people of color will collectively represent the majority of the U.S. population, the economic divide between racial groups will likely remain, and may get considerably worse if current economic policies of the last three decades are unchanged.
This week’s summary of under-reported news
Compiled by Bob Nixon
- The government of Myanmar has released several hundred political prisoners, including leaders from the student uprising in 1988 and the monk-led “Saffron Revolution” of 2007. In response, the Obama administration will send an ambassador to Burma for the first time since 1990. ("Myanmar frees many prominent political prisoners," Associated Press, Jan. 13, 2012; "Burma’s political prisoners," BBC News, Jan. 13, 2012; "U.S. restores full ties to Myanmar after rapid reforms," New York Times, Jan. 13, 2012)
- Two years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shattered life in Haiti, more than half a million people still live in tent cities. While most of the rubble in the capital city of Port au Prince has been cleared away, little housing reconstruction has occurred as international humanitarian groups missed opportunities to build new housing for the displaced. ("Lack of housing bedevils Haiti earthquake recovery as cash runs low," Chronicle of Philanthropy, Jan. 11, 2012; "Slow road to recovery in quake-ravaged Haiti," Reuters, Jan. 10, 2012)
- The U.S. Supreme Court could have have a major role in the 2012 election, when it took up a Texas redistricting case which tests the authority of the federal Voting Rights Act. ("Will the Supreme Court strike down part of the Voting Rights Act?" ProPublica, Jan. 10, 2012)
- Shahid Buttar: Breaking Campaign Pledge, Obama Signs Indefinite Detention into Law
- Mark Hays: National Protest Actions will Oppose Supreme Court Ruling Granting "Corporate Personhood"
- Cindy Cohn: Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging Warrantless Government Surveillance
- Gar Alperovitz: Rising Economic Inequality Provokes Search for Practical, Democratic Alternatives
- Lynn Freeman: Campaign to Recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Confident of Gathering Required Signatures Before Jan. 17th Deadline
- Jihan Nasser: Palestinian Women's Center Overcomes Many Obstacles to Provide Technical Training to Those in Need
- Rainey Reitman: Defense Lawyers Counter Claim of Harm to U.S. in Army Whistleblower Bradley Manning's Recent Hearing
- Rona Moran: Website Exposes Companies that Profit from Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Land
- Robert Weil: Wukan Village Revolt, Evidence of Growing Social Unrest in China
- Joshua Landis: Arab League Intervenes as Syrian Uprising on Verge of Civil War
- Ian Finkenbinder: West Coast Port Shutdown Tests Occupy Wall Street-Union Relations
- Cindy Sheehan: Reflecting on the Cost and Legacy of the Iraq War
- Daphne Wysham: Durban Climate Change Conference Averts Collapse, Negotiations on New Treaty Delayed
- Paul Billings: Federal Clean Air Standards That Could Save Thousands of Lives is Under Attack
- April Tyler: National Campaign Launched to Challenge GOP Efforts to Suppress Voting Rights
- Robert Naiman: Increased Tension Between the West and Iran Risks Unintended Military Confrontation
- Chris Anders: Congress Votes to Empower President to Imprison Americans Indefinitely Without Charge or Trial
- Henry Waxman: GOP House Majority Working to Weaken Key Provisions of Clean Air Act
- Seif Da'Na: Egypt's Second Popular Uprising Targets Military's Hold on Power
- Akinwole-Bandele: Death Penalty Opponents Must Also Fight Racism in U.S. Criminal Justice System
- Heidi Boghosian: National Lawyers Guild Seeks Files on Federal Role in Police Suppression of Occupy Wall Street Movement
- Mark Bray and Senia Barragan: After Police Raid, Zuccotti Park Still a Hub for Occupy Wall Street Movement
- Richard Wolff: Occupy Wall Street Has Potential to be a Transformative Movement for Social Change
- Mazin Qumsiyeh: Although Violence Captures Most Attention, Palestinians Carry on with Nonviolent Resistance
- Arun Gupta: Police Suppression of Occupy Wall Street Movement Forces Activists to Adopt New Tactics and Strategies
- Clea Thauin: Human Rights Group Decries Israel's Imprisonment of 20 Percent of Palestinians Under Occupation Since 1967
- Susan Casey Lefkowitz: Environmental Opponents Take Credit for Obama Administration's Delaying Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Decision
- Ralph Nader: The Threat Posed by Occupy Wall Street to U.S. Political and Economic Status Quo
- Ellen Miller: Demands for Transparency Target Money Flowing to Members of Congressional Deficit Super Committee
- Ben Hewitt: Vermont Farmer Builds Model for Sustainable Local Food System
- Eric Kingson: Failure of Congressional Super Committee May Be Best Outcome to Protect Social Safety Net
- Aaron Viles: Federal-State Task Force Proposes Strategy to Restore Oil Spill-Ravaged Gulf of Mexico
- Arun Gupta: Occupy Wall Street Movement Employs New Tactics to Confront Increased Police Violence
- Vijay Prashad: U.S.-NATO Military Intervention in Libya: A Blueprint for the Future?
- Riki Ott: Fossil Fuel's Damaging Effects on Human Health, Reason Enough to Demand Renewable Energy Future
- Tom Hayden: Veteran Civil Rights and Anti-War Organizer Assesses the Power of the Occupy Wall Street Movement
- Sarah Lipton-Lubet: House Passes Bill that Denies Women Emergency Abortion Services
- Jeff Smith: As Occupy Wall Street Movement Gains Power, Activists Determined Not to Be Co-Opted by Political Parties
- Ellen Brown: North Dakota's State-Owned Bank a Viable Alternative Model to For-profit Banking System
- Medea Benjamin: Occupy Wall Street Movement Expands Exponentially Across the U.S.
- Occupy Wall Street protesters: Voices of the 99 Percent
- Andy Kroll: Grim Economic Data Illustrate the Severe Decline of America's Middle Class
- Joe Hill: Occupy Wall Street Activists Inspire Non-Violent Resistance Across the U.S.
- Amy Fettig: Prisoner Hunger Strike in California Protests Solitary Confinement
- Richard Dieter: Despite its Failure to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis, Campaign to End U.S. Death Penalty Grows
- Chris Hedges: Is the Wall Street Occupation a Spark that Can Ignite a New U.S. Economic Justice Movement?
- Richard Wolff: GOP and Big Winners of Trickle-Down Policies Now Charge They are Victims of "Class Warfare"
- Ashley Nellis: New Policies in Juvenile Justice System Obstruct Goal of Youth Rehabilitation
- Phyllis Bennis: Palestinians Vow to Test Bid for Statehood at United Nations
- Dr. Cathy Grace: As U.S. Poverty Rises, Social Safety Net Programs Face Cuts
- Arthur Stamoulis: Despite Almost Certain U.S. Job Losses, Obama Pushes for Bush-Era Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Colombia and South Korea