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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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"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
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
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This Week on Between The Lines
Posted Dec. 10, 2014 for week ending Dec. 19, 2014
"There's a new crop of young black folks at the core (of these protests) who we haven't seen playing this kind of role in a very, very long time. We have to go back to the '60s when 18- and 19- and 20-year-olds were taking the political destiny of their community in their own hands and not deferring to older folks. You've got to back to SNCC and later of course, the Black Panther Party, to see this kind of organization and momentum among that kind of demographic in Black America."
– Glen Ford, executive editor with the Black Agenda Report
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Interview with Glen Ford, executive editor with the Black Agenda Report, conducted by Scott Harris
Ten days after protests erupted across the country in response to a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, another grand jury decision in New York City further provoked dissent. A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who used an illegal choke-hold that killed Eric Garner, an unarmed 53-year-old black man. This, despite a cell phone video that captured the entire July 17th incident that began when police officers attempted to arrest Garner for allegedly selling loose cigarettes on a sidewalk.
Interview with Matthew Hoh, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris
On Dec. 8, Western military commanders gathered in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to symbolically lower the flag, closing the joint U.S. and NATO headquarters for the International Security Assistance Force, signaling the coming end to the coalition’s combat role in the wartorn country. According to U.S. General John Campbell, commander of the ISAF, coalition forces will soon be downsized to a force of about 3,000 soldiers to train and support Afghan troops.
Interview with Mark Colville, longtime peace activist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Longtime peace activist Mark Colville was convicted in September of five misdemeanor charges related to his December 2013 protest against drone warfare conducted by the 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard at Hancock Air Force base in upstate New York. At his sentencing hearing on Dec. 3 in Syracuse, New York, Judge Robert Jokl told Colville in a pre-trial conference that if he declined to accept the plea bargain offered and was convicted in court, he, the judge, would sentence him to the maximum, of just over two years in prison.
This week’s summary of under-reported news
Compiled by Bob Nixon
- In the midst of escalating violence in Jerusalem, the lower house of the French Parliament overwhelming adopted a non-binding resolution to recognize the Palestinian state. ("Symbolic vote in France backs Palestinian State," New York Times, Dec. 2 2014; "French vote on Palestinian Statehood takes bumpier route to ‘oui’," Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 2 2014)
- In early October, former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge walked out of jail after being convicted for lying about the torture of over 100 African-American men in custody over a 20-year period. ("The unhealed wounds of police torture," In These Times, Oct. 2, 2014)
- On the eve of Labor Day, top anti-union campaigners gathered at the Heritage Foundation to launch a new drive to undermine workers’ rights, by pushing for new so-called “right to work” laws in city and county governments across the U.S. ("Are cities the next front in the Right’s war on labor?" The Nation, Dec. 3, 2014)
- Tory Russell: Injustice Seen in Ferguson is Rallying Cry for Movement Confronting Police Violence Across U.S.
- Philip Weiss: With Two-State Solution Dead, Will Palestinians Launch a Third Intifada?
- Bobby King: Sand Mined for Fracking Wells in Midwest Generates Environmental and Health Concerns
- Rev. Peter Morales: Ferguson Streets Explode in Anger After Grand Jury Opts Not to Indict Darren Wilson
- Daniel Altschuler: Obama Immigration Executive Order Provokes GOP Rage, Inspires Activists to Agitate for Comprehensive Reform
- Amanda Allen: After Midterm Election Defeats, Pro-Choice Activists Brace for Renewed Efforts to Further Erode Access to Abortion
- Karen Orenstein: New U.S. -China Carbon Targets Fall Short of Reductions Needed to Avert Climate Change Disaster
- James Gustave "Gus" Speth: Failed Politics, Runaway Consumerism is Root Cause of Environmental Decline
- Craig Aaron: Six Years After 2008 Campaign Pledge, President Obama Pushes for Net Neutrality
- Sam Pizzigati: Why Candidates of Both Parties Avoided Debate on Rising Economic Inequality in 2014 Campaign
- Karthik Ganapathy: Climate Change Activist Groups Gear Up to Fight New GOP Senate Majority Push to Build Keystone XL Pipeline
- Sean Glenn: Young Activist Explains Her Deep Commitment to Reverse Climate Change
- Greg Palast: Investigation Reveals New GOP Tactic to Purge Millions of Minority Voters in 28 States
- Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez: Voter Suppression Laws Field Tested in 2014 Election, May Have Determined Outcome in Several Races
- Sam Jewler: Covert Corporate Cash Funneled Through U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tops List of Dark Money Donors in 2014 Congressional Campaigns
- Beau Grosscup: Recent Attacks Targeting Canadian Soldiers Offer Politicians Rationale to Boost Security Policies and Erode Civil Liberties
- Kathy Roberts: Obama White House Considers Adopting Bush Era Policy Allowing Torture Overseas
- Ralph Nader: Ralph Nader: No Legal or Ethical Framework Regulates Earth-Shaking Technologies
- Leigh Phillips: Private Profit Trumps Public Health in Research for Ebola Vaccine
- Vernon Haltom: New Study Links Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Dust to Lung Cancer
- Peter Kornbluh: New Book Chronicles 50 Years of Covert U.S-Cuba Relations and Current Opportunity for Normalization
- Kevin Alexander Gray: 'Ferguson October' Civil Disobedience Protests Target Police Violence in Communities of Color Nationwide
- Josh Rovner: Report on Abuse of Adolescent Inmates in New York Draws Attention to Juvenile Justice System Crisis
- Norman Solomon: U.S. Government's Prosecution of Investigative Reporter James Risen Threatens Freedom of the Press
- Jonathan Brater: Supreme Court Allows Ohio to Slash Early Voting Hours as GOP Legislatures Seek to Suppress Minority Vote Nationwide
- Ted Glick: LNG Terminal and Fracking Opponents Target Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for Major Protest
- Peter Hart: In a Now Familiar Pattern, U.S. Corporate Media Cheerlead New U.S. War in Iraq and Syria
- Heidi Boghosian: Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's Legacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Jason Fults: Florida Municipally-Owned Electric Utility First in Nation to Stop Use of Mountaintop Removal Coal
- Connor Gibson: Billionaire Koch Brothers Investing Heavily in Climate Change Denial 'Research'
- Ali Al-Ahmed: Saudi Arabian Monarchy Linked to ISIS and Other Islamist Terrorist Groups
- Michael Bagdes: Pennsylvania Groups Mobilize to Stop Fracking Near Schools
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dennis Kucinich: Will Massive People's Climate March Launch a Movement that Can Challenge Corporate Power?
- Michael T. McPherson: Veterans Say New U.S.-Led War in Iraq and Syria Will Only Inflame Region's Ethnic Violence
- Lee Stewart: Great March for Climate Action Activists Demand the World Address the Climate Crisis
- Jay O'Hara: In a Surprising Victory, Criminal Charges from Direct Action Confronting Climate Change Are Dropped
- Robert Parry: As NATO Heightens New Cold War Tensions with Russia, U.S. Media Continues to Distort Ukraine Conflict
- Rev. Lee Dreyer: Community Joins Together to Offer Clean Water to Families Affected by Natural Gas Fracking Pollution
- Jonah Minkoff-Zern: Senate Permits Debate on Proposed Constitutional Amendment Reversing Citizens United Ruling
- Raed Jarrar: Renewed U.S. Intervention in Iraq Won't Solve the Nation's Many Internal Ethnic Conflicts
- Leslie Cagan: Activists Gear Up for Historic New York City Climate Change Protest on Sept. 21
- Susan Hanley: Disappearance of Monarch Butterflies Linked to Deforestation and GMO Crops
- David Kotz: Threat of Wider War Looms Over Ukraine as U.S. and NATO Accuse Russia of Intervention in Civil War
- Vernellia Randall: Could Public Outrage at Michael Brown Shooting Death and Widespread Police Brutality Inspire New Civil Rights Movement?
- Tom Torres: After 3-Year Protest Campaign, Swiss Banking Giant UBS Pulls Back from Investments in Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
- Kevin Alexander Gray: Police Killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson Exposes U.S. Culture of Racism and Violence
- Jon Devine: Lake Erie Algae Bloom Reveals Lax Regulation and Wider Threat to Nation's Water Supply
- Gregg Leslie: Press Freedom Groups Rally For Journalist James Risen, Who Faces Jail Time for Refusing to Reveal Sources
- Phyllis Bennis: After Declaring 'There's No Military Solution,' Obama Launches New U.S. Military Intervention Targeting ISIS in Iraq
- Tom Stephens: Detroit Citizens Rise Up to Stop Massive Water Shutoffs and Restore Service
- Rebecca Wilkins: Corporations Exploit Loophole to Engage in Overseas 'Inversions,' Avoiding Payment of U.S. Taxes
- Mel Goodman: In Major Breach of the Separation of Powers, CIA Admits Spying on Senate
- Josh Ruebner: Accountability Demanded for U.S. Role in Supplying Munitions and Support for Israel's Bloody War in Gaza
- Deborah Denno: Another Botched Execution in Arizona Calls into Question Ethics of Capital Punishment
- Tom Hayden: U.S. and NATO Actions in Ukraine Predictably Provoke Russia; Could Trigger a New Cold War
- Ralph Nader: Ralph Nader: The Gaza Conflict is an Inevitable Result of Israel’s Suffocating Economic Blockade and Decades of Illegal Occupation
- Dylan Voorhees: Maine City's Ordinance Blocking Tar Sands Export Could Be Model for Cities Nationwide
- Vijay Prashad: Obama Administration Backing for Israeli Gaza Attack Makes U.S. Complicit in Rising Civilian Death Toll
- Dana Frank: Washington Support for Post-Coup Government in Honduras Linked to Flood of Child Refugees at U.S. Border
- Michele Sutter: California Ballot Question Asks Voters to Support Overturning SCOTUS Citizens United Decision
- Robert Dreyfuss: As Israel is Accused of Disproportionate Attack on Gaza; International Community Calls for Cease-Fire
- Sandra Steingraber: National Rally Says 'No!' to Fracked Gas Exports from Maryland and Other Proposed Sites Nationwide
- Peter Kornbluh: Chilean Court Finds U.S. Complicit in Murder of Two Americans During Washington-Backed 1973 Chile Coup
- Jeanne Atkinson: Flood of Immigrant Children at U.S. Border Demands Action to Reform Failed Immigration Policies
- Kenneth Margolies: In Further Erosion of Union Rights, Supreme Court Rules Home Care Workers Don’t Have to Pay Union Dues
- Katrina vanden Heuvel: In Iraq U.S. Must Pursue Diplomacy, Not Further Military Intervention
- Frederick Clarkson: Supreme Court Ruling Allows Up to 90 percent of For-Profit Corporations to Impose the Owners' Religious Beliefs on Their Employees
- David Brown: Project Investigates Pennsylvania Health Problems to Determine Links with Natural Gas Fracking
- Tomas Lopez: One Year After Supreme Court Dismantles Voting Right Act, 22 States Have Adopted New Voting Restrictions
- Matt Southworth: U.S. Iraq War Veteran Warns Against New American Military Intervention in Current Iraq Crisis
- Falko Schilling: National Food Industry Launches Legal Attack on Vermont’s New GMO Labeling Law
- Adam Crowther: Supreme Court Rulings on Campaign Finance Opens Door to Big Money Influence in Local Elections
- Peter Van Buren: Current Sunni vs. Shiite Religious War in Iraq Tragic Legacy of 2003 U.S. Invasion
- Andrea James: Women Rally for Prison and Sentencing Reform June 21st
- Rachel Tabachnick: Right-Wing Anti-Government Violence, a Growing Threat to Democracy
- Mitch Jones: Environmentalists: Obama Administration Carbon Regulations Don't Go Far Enough
- Martin Ping: Hope for Sustainable Agriculture as a New Wave of Young Farmers Return to the Land
- J. Kirk Wiebe: New Website Provides a Safe Harbor for Future Whistleblowers
- Anand Gopal: U.S. Collaboration with Brutal Afghan Warlords Breeds Resentment and Instability
- Marge Baker: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Reverse Recent Supreme Court Rulings on Money in Politics
- Kshama Sawant: Seattle's Socialist City Council Member Wins Battle for $15/Hour Minimum Wage, Highest in the Nation
- Michael McPhearson: Veterans Administration Scandal Over Critical Health Care Delays Began with Decade of U.S. Wars
- Daoud Nassar: Israel Destroys 1500 Fruit Trees at Palestinian "Tent of Nations" Farm
- Harley Geiger: House Removes Key Provisions of Bill Drafted to End NSA Bulk Collection of Americans' Communication Data
- Richard Heinberg: Melting of Antarctic Ice Sheet Unstoppable, Will Raise Sea Levels Worldwide
- Marc Mauer: Millions with Felony Convictions Have Lost Voting Rights Across the U.S.
- Erika Eichelberger: Fast Food Workers Organize Global Strike for Higher Pay
- Stephen F. Cohen: Ukraine Crisis Could Escalate Without U.S. Support for Dialogue
- Daniel Patterson: Federal Government Balks at Enforcing Land-Use Law When Confronted by Armed Right-Wing Vigilantes
- Michael Copps: Internet Freedom in Jeopardy Unless Public Takes Action to Preserve Net Neutrality
- Adam Horowitz: U.S.-Brokered Middle East Peace Talks Fail: 'No Deal is Better Than a Bad Deal'
- Jamie Raskin: Universal Rights – An Alternative to Affirmative Action – Further Undermined by U.S. Supreme Court in Michigan Case
- Diann Rust-Tierney: Tragic, Botched Oklahoma Execution Renews Call to Abolish the Death Penalty
- Sam Pizzigati: America's Poor and Middle Class Decline as Counterparts in Europe and Canada Advance
- Ladd Everitt: Georgia's Extreme New Gun Law Allows Firearms in Bars, Schools and Churches
- JeriMarie Liesegang: Activists Decry Treatment of Transgender Teenager held in Solitary Confinement in a Connecticut Prison
- John Quigley: Despite US/EU Support for Kiev, Economic Divorce Between Ukraine and Russia is Unrealistic
- Devin Burghart: Right-Wing Extremist Groups Challenging Authority of Federal Government Find GOP Allies
- Ricki Draper and Joanne Sheehan: 14 Mountaintop Removal Protesters Arrested in November Use Connecticut Court Case to Target UBS
- Dr. Michael Dorsey: Latest IPCC Climate Change Report Warns of Disparate Impacts on Economically Vulnerable Populations
- Medea Benjamin: As Peace Activist Medea Benjamin was Brutalized by Egyptian Police, Her Call for Help Ignored by U.S. Embassy
- Timothy Karr: Consumers Will Be Big Losers If FCC Approves Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger