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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 28, 2012 for week ending April 6, 2012

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"The Affordable Care Act is based on flawed policy that will not achieve the goals of universal, affordable, guaranteed health care. The individual mandate from a policy standpoint is not good policy and we can achieve our goals in this country in a much simpler way."

– Dr. Margaret Flowers, Physicians for a National Health Program, on why she advocates a national single-payer health program, also called Medicare for All.


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Single-Payer Advocates Favor High Court Overturning Obama Individual Mandate

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Interview with Dr. Margaret Flowers, Maryland pediatrician and member of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris

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The fate of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court Justices set aside three days, ending on March 28, to hear arguments from opponents of the controversial health insurance reform law. The justices will hear arguments centered on four issues filed in multiple lawsuits by 26 states and other opponents. The first issue was whether the court has jurisdiction to hear the case, given that as no one will pay the new law’s tax penalty until 2015. The second and most important issue deals with the constitutionality of the law's requirement that all U.S. residents either buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. The third issue focuses on whether the law’s expansion of Medicaid unlawfully forces states to participate. And the fourth issue will examine if any part of the health reform law can survive if the individual mandate is struck down.  Story continues

U.S. Peace Movement Regroups to Stop War with Iran

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Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder Code Pink and Global Exchange, conducted by Scott Harris

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Since the election of Barack Obama as president in November 2008, the U.S. peace movement has remained mostly inactive. Many peace activists were optimistic, or had mixed feelings about then Sen. Obama’s campaign pledge to wind down the war in Iraq and his timeline for escalation and then withdrawal in Afghanistan. But in his third year in office, there is a growing number of progressive activists that are either disappointed or angry about a fairly long list of his administration’s policies. That list includes the president’s increased use of drone attacks, the targeting of U.S. citizens for assassination, support for an indefinite detention of Americans provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, the failure to close down the Guantanamo detention camp in Cuba and continued warrantless surveillance targeting U.S. citizens.  Story continues

Bicyclists Organize to Battle Budget Freeze Out

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Excerpt of speech by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., speaking at the National Bike Summit, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

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The League of American Bicyclists held its annual summit in Washington D.C. from March 20 to 22. The theme of this year’s conference was “Save Cycling!” prompted by House transportation legislation, dubbed by former congressman and current Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood as the "worst transportation bill" he'd ever seen. House Republicans wanted to zero out funding for bike trails, all bike and pedestrian enhancements and Safe Routes to School, spending all the billions in the bill instead on roads and highways.  Story continues

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