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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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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
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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Interview with Johanna deGraffenreid, organizer with the Alliance for Appalachia's Economic Transition Summit, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
In mid-December, a coalition of 15 grassroots groups calling itself the Alliance for Appalachia hosted an Economic Transition Summit dubbed, “Planning for Appalachia’s Bright Future.” At the gathering in West Virginia participants discussed opportunities to develop new economic models in Central Appalachia beyond coal mining.
These days, more coal is produced in open pit mines in Wyoming than in all Appalachian states combined. Both coal production and employment in the coal sector continue to decline in central Appalachia, which encompasses the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. The 15 groups and 50 individuals who attended the summit meeting share a common agenda: to end mountaintop removal coal mining, halt destructive coal technologies and build a just and sustainable Appalachia.
Prior to the conference, the Alliance for Appalachia conducted a listening project among its 15 member groups as well as other local Appalachian organizations, labor unions and federal agencies to explore the potential for regional-level collaboration to work toward the goal of achieving environmental and economic justice in Appalachia. After the conference, Between The Lines’ Melinda Tuhus spoke with Johanna deGraffenreid, an Alliance for Appalachia organizer. Here, she talks about some of the projects that were discussed and next steps to move strategic plans toward action.
For more information on the work of the Alliance for Appalachia and the movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining, visit theallianceforappalachia.org.