Panel Discussion: Privatization v. Public Good and the Upcoming March for Our Lives on March 24

SPECIAL REPORT: Organized Labor: Resurgent or On the Ropes?

SPECIAL REPORT: Neoliberalism Comes Home: Connecticut's Water Under Privatization Threat

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Award-winning Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (1949-2018)

Award-winning investigative journalist and founder/editor of, Robert Parry has passed away. His ground-breaking work uncovering Reagan-era dirty wars in Central America and many other illegal and immoral policies conducted by successive administrations and U.S. intelligence agencies, stands as an inspiration to all in journalists working in the public interest.

Robert had been a regular guest on our Between The Lines and Counterpoint radio shows -- and many other progressive outlets across the U.S. over four decades.

His penetrating analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international conflicts will be sorely missed, and not easily replaced. His son Nat Parry writes a tribute to his father: Robert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews.

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SPECIAL REPORT: "The Resistance - Women's March 2018 - Hartford, Connecticut" Jan. 20, 2018

Selected speeches from the Women's March in Hartford, Connecticut 2018, recorded and produced by Scott Harris

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SPECIAL REPORT: "Resistance Round Table: The Unraveling Continues..." Jan. 13, 2018

SPECIAL REPORT: "Capitalism to the ash heap?" Richard Wolff, Jan. 2, 2018

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SPECIAL REPORT: Nina Turner's address, Working Families Party Awards Banquet, Dec. 14, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Mic Check, Dec. 12, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Resistance Roundtable, Dec. 9, 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: Mic Check, Nov. 12, 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: Rainy Day Radio, Nov. 7, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Resisting U.S. JeJu Island military base in South Korea, Oct. 24, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: John Allen, Out in New Haven

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Promoting Enduring Peace presented its Gandhi Peace Award jointly to renowned consumer advocate Ralph Nader and BDS founder Omar Barghouti on April 23, 2017.

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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

"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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"In a platinum plan, the insurance company will pay 90 percent, the patient will pay 10 percent. In a bronze plan, the patient will pay 40 percent and the insurance company will pay 60 percent. People are going to go to these exchanges and try to get the cheapest plan. We're going to replicate the problem of multiple, different types of insurance, very complex to understand, but the major consequence is this phenomenon of underinsurance."

– Interview with Oliver Fein, past president of Physicians for a National Health Program on the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare

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Assessing Benefits and Shortfalls of the Affordable Care Act that Provoked Federal Government Shutdown

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Interview with Oliver Fein, past president of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris


The Republican Party followed through on their threat to shut down the federal government if they didn’t get their way on defunding or delaying the implementation of President Obama’s signature piece of public policy legislation, the Affordable Care Act. Although the GOP’s goal in provoking the shutdown of the government was to derail the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the law’s online health insurance exchanges where people can compare and purchase various plans, opened as scheduled in states across the nation.  Story continues

U.S. Responds Positively to Iran's Pursuit of a Diplomatic Breakthrough

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Interview with Reza Marashi, research director with the National Iranian-American Council, conducted by Scott Harris


It’s been 34 years since the U.S. and Iran broke off diplomatic relations in the aftermath of Iran’s November 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, not long after a popular revolution overthrew the hated U.S.-supported dictator Sha Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Although the 52 U.S. hostages held by Iran were released in January 1981, normal relations between the two governments were never restored.  Story continues

Maldives Activist Says Democracy is Essential for Credible Leadership on Fighting Climate Change

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Interview with Thilmeeza Hussain, International Women's Earth and Climate Initiative Summit conference delegate and founder of Voice of Women, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


The International Women's Earth and Climate Initiative held a three-day summit on Sept. 20-23 in Suffern, N.Y., just north of New York City. One hundred women environmental leaders from 35 countries attended, with almost equal representation from the global North and South. Together, they developed a women's climate action agenda addressing both climate policy and on-the-ground solutions.  Story continues

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