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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"

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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted April 10, 2013 for week ending April 19, 2013

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BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS
APRIL 15, 2013 - TAX DAY and "PATRIOT'S DAY",

Boston's Annual Civic Holiday Commemorating the 1st Battles of the American Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord, Mass.


"The chained-CPI cuts the (Social Security and Medicare) cost-of-living adjustment each year by three-tenths of a percentage point. ... This is $28,000 if you live to age 95, out of the pockets of beneficiaries. ... They're trying to say is that people with disabilities, older people, veterans ... are getting too large a cost-of-living adjustment."

– Eric Kingson, co-director of the Strengthen Social Security campaign on why he believes President Obama and other lawmakers who have made campaign promises not to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits are being disingenuous about making a "little tweak" with the chained CPI. This year, the cost of living adjustment was 1.7 percent; none in previous years.


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Indefinite Detention Without Charge or Trial Triggers Widespread Guantanamo Prisoner Hunger Strike

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Interview with Omar Farah, staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris

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The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba that President Obama pledged to close during his first year in office continues to operate four years later and is again the focus of attention for the treatment of prisoners held there. A widespread and growing hunger strike by an undetermined number of prisoners among the 166 men held at Guantanamo since early February has resulted in the force-feeding of a number of strikers via tubes inserted into their noses and down to their stomachs. The Pentagon has recently blocked media access to the detention center.  Story continues

Progressives Organize to Stop President Obama's Proposed Social Security and Medicare Benefit Cuts

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Interview with Eric Kingson, co-director of the Strengthen Social Security campaign, conducted by Scott Harris

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President Obama’s proposed federal budget that was unveiled on April 10, provoked the ire of many progressive groups that had supported him in his last two presidential election campaigns. The flashpoint for anger, and in some cases charges of betrayal, sprang from the White House plan to impose changes to the Social Security system’s cost of living adjustment formula, known as “Chained CPI,” reducing benefits totaling $100 billion or more over 10 years. The president is also calling for $400 billion in unspecified cost savings from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which assist both senior citizens and the poor and disabled.  Story continues

Yale University Forum Debates Natural Gas Boom's Impact on Climate Change

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Excerpts of Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ panel discussion on climate change: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., assistant professor of atmospheric chemistry at Yale, and Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale School of Forestry's Project on Climate Change, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

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The Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, along with the Sierra Club, sponsored a March 27 panel discussion on energy policy and climate change on the Yale campus. Speakers included Connecticut's U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal; Nadine Unger, assistant professor of atmospheric chemistry at Yale, and Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Forestry School's Project on Climate Change Communication.  Story continues

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