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For those who missed the event, or were there and really wanted to fully absorb its import, here it is in video

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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

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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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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted March 7, 2012 for week ending March 16, 2012

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"...Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Barkley's Bank, and the other large financial institutions are treating crude oil markets ... as a personal casino, but a casino where they control the house, and so it's a game of "Texas Hold 'Em" that the American consumer can't possibly win."

– Tyson Slocum, director, Public Citizen’s Energy Program, on how speculators are driving up the price of oil


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U.S. and Israel's Threats Could Lead to Unpredictable Military Confrontation with Iran

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Interview with Melvin A. Goodman, former Senior Soviet Analyst with the CIA, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris

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With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival in the U.S. this week, the world’s attention has focused on the repeated threats made by both the U.S. and Israel to launch airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear research facilities. In speeches before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, the nation’s most powerful pro-Israel lobby, President Obama, Prime Minister Netanyahu and three GOP presidential candidates discussed the West’s confrontation with Iran.  Story continues

GOP Doubles Down on War Against Women's Access to Contraception

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Interview with Judy Tabar, the long-time president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England , conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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In 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that married couples have the right to use birth control. In fact, at that time Connecticut was one of the last states to bar access to birth control based on the 19th century moral police empowered under the Comstock Law. In 1972, in Eisenstadt v. Baird that right was extended to unmarried individuals as well.  Story continues

Speculation and Exports Cause Latest Gas Price Spike

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Interview with Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program, conducted by Scott Harris

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Once again, gas prices are on the rise across the U.S., despite an increase in supply and decreased consumer demand. Since early February, the average price of gas has risen by more than 28 cents per gallon, breaking records for the price of gasoline during this time period in the winter season. As of March 7, the average price of gas was $3.764 per gallon.  Story continues

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