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PETE SEEGER (1919-2014): "Folk Music's Granddad Plays It Green"

Read a partial interview transcript with Pete Seeger conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris on June 5, 1994 and published in E: The Environmental Magazine in December 1994


Listen to the entire 30-minute interview here.


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.




NOAM CHOMSKY: Obama Threat Against Syria Based on Maintaining U.S. 'Credibility'



Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine at the Left Forum, June 7-9, Pace University, New York City


Between The Lines' Left Forum audio coverage (more forthcoming):

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Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org talks about the next steps in the climate change campaign


An address by Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, upon receiving the annual Gandhi Peace Award from the New Haven-based group Promoting Enduring Peace on April 18 in Hamden, CT

Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with "The End of Nature" in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. The group he founded, 350.org, has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. The Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was "probably the country’s most important environmentalist."



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Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Left Party Coalition, on "Anti-Austerity Politics in Greece, Europe and Beyond"


A talk recorded on Jan. 25, 2013 at The City University of New York, in a program sponsored by CUNY's Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work.

Alexis Tsipras, a member of the Hellenic parliament, president of the Synaspismos political party since 2008, head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group since 2009, and leader of the Opposition since June 2012. SYRIZA currently leads in Greek opinion polls. Listen to the audio here.


Listen to Scott Harris Live on WPKN Radio

Between The Lines' Executive Producer Scott Harris hosts a live, weekly talk show, Counterpoint, from which some of Between The Lines' interviews are excerpted. Listen every Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m. EDT at www.WPKN.org (Follows the 5-7 minute White Rose Calendar.)

Counterpoint in its entirety is archived after midnight ET Monday nights, and is available for at least a year following broadcast in WPKN Radio's Archives.

You can also listen to full unedited interview segments from Counterpoint, which are generally available some time the day following broadcast.

Subscribe to Counterpoint bulletins via our subscriptions page.


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"Those Lying Russians," by Reginald Johnson, March 6, 2014

"Fighting Back Against NSA Spying," by Reginald Johnson, Feb. 28, 2014

"Pete Seeger - 1919-2014," by Reginald Johnson, Feb. 28, 2014

"Nov. 22, 1963: A Turning Point for America," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 22, 2013

"Demanding Action on Fukushima," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 18, 2013

"Fukushima -- A Global Threat," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 4, 2013

"Impeach Obama," by Reginald Johnson, Sept. 5, 2013

"America Attacks Again," by Reginald Johnson, Aug. 28, 2013

"Keeping WBAI Alive," by Reginald Johnson, Aug. 21, 2013

"WBAI in Crisis," by Reginald Johnson, July 25, 2013

"Restore the Fourth!" by Reginald Johnson, July 10, 2013

"Sustainable Business Models: A Third of All States Have Benefit Corporation Laws," by Anna Manzo, June 30, 2013

"Making War on Syria," by Reginald Johnson, June 14, 2013

"Syria in the Gunsights," by Reginald Johnson, May 9, 2013

"Curbing Gun Violence," by Reginald Johnson, April 4, 2013

"Fighting the Pipeline," by Reginald Johnson, March 26, 2013

"Downgrading Ed Schultz," by Reginald Johnson, March 17, 2013

"Rand Paul: Making a Point," by Reginald Johnson, March 8, 2013


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MP3: Glenn Greenwald delivers a keynote address at "A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention" at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Dec. 8, 2012.

Glenn Greenwald is a columnist on civil liberties and US national security issues for the Guardian newspaper. He's a former constitutional lawyer, and until 2012 was a contributing writer at Salon.com. Greenwald is the author of "With Liberty and Justice For Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful."

Read his column at The Guardian (UK)
Between The Lines' executive producer Scott Harris conducted an interview with Glenn Greenwald at the conference.


Noam Chomsky is linguistics and philosophy professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of nearly 100 books, Chomsky is one of the world's most widely read progressive dissident intellectuals. He talks about his new book, "Occupy," about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the wider issues of class warfare in the America today.
Listen to this interview (June 6, 2011)

MP3: Nathan Schneider (www.wagingnonviolence.org) has been reporting on the OWS movement from its first days in August, 2011. In this April 3, 2012 interview, Richard Hill asks him to assess the on-going debate in the movement between those espousing a strict adherence to non-violence principles and practices and those advocating a 'diversity of tactics', Interview conducted by Richard Hill, WPKN

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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted March 21, 2012 for week ending March 30, 2012

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"The U.S. saying (Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales') massacre of 16 civilians is an aberration, that's not true. ... Afghan people have been bearing night raids, aerial bombardments and drone attacks almost as a norm throughout these horrible years of United States invasion and occupation."

– Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan.


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U.S. Soldier's Murder of 16 Afghan Civilians Provokes Growing Anger Toward American Occupation

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Interview with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, conducted by Scott Harris

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The most recent flashpoint for violence in Afghanistan came after U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly shot and killed nine children, four men and three women – all civilians, on March 11, in two villages near his Army base in Kandahar province. The shootings followed violent protests provoked by the late February burning of copies of the Koran and other Islamic religious material by U.S. military personnel at America’s Bagram air base. Earlier, a video showing four U.S. Marines urinating on three slain Taliban fighters had provoked angry demonstrations.  Story continues

Amnesty International Report: Syrian Government Opponents Subjected to Systematic Torture

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Interview with Suzanne Nossel, executive director of Amnesty International, USA, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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The conflict between protesters calling for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the military loyal to the regime continues to escalate. The shelling of cities and towns such as Homs, which has killed and injured hundreds – along with running battles between government troops and the opposition Free Syrian Army is transforming what was once a civilian uprising into what many fear will lead to full scale civil war.  Story continues

Critics Say Kony 2012 Campaign Offers Wrong Response to Central Africa's Complex Issues

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Interview with Kambale Musavuli, national spokesperson and student coordinator with Friends of the Congo, conducted by Scott Harris

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The group Invisible Children’s Stop Kony campaign, built around, “Kony 2012,” a 30-minute video that has gone viral around the world, calls attention to the atrocities committed by Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. Kony’s brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, which is engaged in conflicts in several nations in Central Africa, has abducted thousands of children to serve as child soldiers and sex slaves.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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