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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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Interview with Robert McChesney, professor of communication at the University of Illinois, founder of Free Press, conducted by Scott Harris
When Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder and CEO of Amazon.com, purchased the Washington Post for $250 million on Oct. 1, concern was expressed about the possible future conflicts of interest between Bezos’ business interests at Amazon and the Post’s coverage of commerce and politics. Now, with the disclosure that Amazon’s Web services division won a CIA contract worth $600 million to build the intelligence agency a “private cloud” for its data needs, question about the Post’s conflicts of interest and objectivity are very real.
The activist group, Roots Action recently launched a petition drive to pressure the Washington Post to make full disclosure about its new financial relationship with the CIA. The group points out that as the nation’s political newspaper of record the Post often reports on the CIA’s activities, and its readers deserve complete information about this apparent conflict of interest. Author and activist Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org, noted, “This is a test of journalistic integrity that the Washington Post is currently failing.”
Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Robert McChesney, professor of communication at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and author of many books including, “Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.” Here he explains his concern about how business interests influence reporters and editors and the deeper crisis he sees today in American journalism.
Robert McChesney is also author of “Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy.” Visit Robert McChesney's website at robertmcchesney.com.