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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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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017

"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017

"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017

"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017

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"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016


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Posted Jan. 22, 2014 for week ending Jan. 31, 2014

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"The right-wing has been organizing governors and state assemblies to oppose expansion of Medicaid at the state level. Twenty-five states, as of now, have rejected the Medicaid expansion. ... The impact of this is that, generally speaking, any rejection of Medicaid is going to disproportionately hit people of color, because people of color are lagging behind in insurance coverage to begin with."

– Interview with Brian Miller, executive director of United For a Fair Economy, on the right-wing organizing in 25 states that have rejected Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.


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GOP Governors Blocking Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion Exacerbate Racial Disparity in U.S. Health Care

MP3   Interview with Brian Miller, executive director of United for a Fair Economy, conducted by Scott Harris

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This year’s holiday honoring the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes as a national debate is gathering momentum on how to address growing income inequality. Although Dr. King is widely known for his accomplishments on civil rights and his famous "I have a dream" speech, what many Americans don't know is this American social justice champion was also a leader in supporting union rights, challenging corporate power and government policies that exacerbated poverty and economic inequality. King also took an uncompromising and controversial stand in opposition to the Vietnam War and Cold War militarism.  Story continues

Plan Asserts Global Transition to Renewable Energy is Achievable by Mid-Century

MP3   Interview with Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Because there has been almost no progress on addressing climate change in either national or international venues, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change leaked last week predicts that tackling the ever more catastrophic weather events occurring with increasing frequency will be much more costly than if action had been taken two decades or even two years ago. The report maintains that it's too late in some cases for humans to adapt to these changes in climate.  Story continues

FCC Can Resurrect Net Neutrality from the Ashes of Federal Court Ruling

MP3   Interview with Todd O’Boyle, program director for Media and Democracy at Common Cause, conducted by Scott Harris

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In an action that could dramatically change the way millions of Americans access the Internet, a Washington D.C. appeals court threw out the Federal Communications Commission’s rules on the important principle known as Net Neutrality. The FCC regulations, invalidated by the court in a Jan. 14 ruling, had mandated an even playing field for all Internet users and content producers. Now, with these rules no longer in place, Internet service providers and giant telecommunications and cable companies like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner can both block certain Internet websites and/or charge customers a premium to gain access to specific sites. These companies can now also slow down or speed up their customer’s access to streaming movies, software and other data, depending on the amount of money charged.  Story continues

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