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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 Feb. 19, 2014 for week ending Feb. 28, 2014

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"What happens when there are drones that have been okayed to be flying in U.S. airspace, which is going to be coming by next year, and those drones start to be weaponized, and they have the ability to kill people right here in the United States with the press of a button? I think we better be very concerned about it now, because this is otherwise our future."

– Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, and author of the book,“Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control," on Congress' lack of oversight of the Obama administration's drone program. Benjamin said the president "turns out to be judge, jury and executioner in terms of who lives and who dies under the rain of these drones, missiles and bombs."


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U.S. Government Debates Plan to Assassinate a Fifth American Citizen by Drone Attack for Alleged Terrorist Activity

MP3 Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Women for Peace, conducted by Scott Harris

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According to recent press reports the Obama administration is considering assassinating a U.S. citizen living abroad, by drone strike for his alleged involvement in terrorist activity with al Qaeda. An associated Press article quoted U.S. officials saying that the unidentified man was responsible for coordinating attacks against Americans overseas, and continues to plan new attacks using improvised explosive devices. If carried out, this would be the fifth known assassination of a U.S. citizen under the Obama presidency.  Story continues

Largest Civil Rights Protest in the South Since 1965 Selma to Montgomery March: A Hopeful Message to America

MP3 Interview with Isaiah Poole, Campaign for America’s Future blog editor, conducted by Scott Harris

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Feb. 8 witnessed the largest civil rights gathering in the South since the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march in Alabama. The march and rally of 80,000 people at North Carolina’s state Capitol in Raleigh was organized to respond to the extremist policies of North Carolina’s Republican party, which since 2010 controls the governor’s seat and the state legislature for the first time since 1896.  Story continues

Transportation Alternatives Campaign: Reclaim New York City Streets with Bicycling, Walking and Public Transit

MP3 Interview with Jill Guidera, field organizing coordinator with Transportation Alternatives, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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The annual national Youth Bike Summit took place at the New School University in New York City Feb. 14-16. There, hundreds of teens, young adults and older supporters came together to hear a keynote speaker, an African American bike racer describe his adventures; to attend workshops; create bike-themed clothing and jewelry; and more importantly, to network and learn from each other.  Story continues

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