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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 Peter Wilcox, captain of the Greenpeace ship, "Arctic Sunrise", conducted by Scott Harris
On Sept. 18, members of the environmental activist group Greenpeace boarded and attempted to scale a Russian-owned Gazprom oil drilling rig in the Arctic Ocean. The Russian military responded to the nonviolent direct action protest – designed to draw attention to the environmental hazards of drilling for fossil fuels in the Arctic – by firing guns and brandishing knives. All 28 crew members of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, and two freelance journalists accompanying them were arrested by the Russian government. The activists and their ship were taken to the northern Russian city of Murmansk.
Held in a Murmansk jail without bail, all members of the Greenpeace crew were originally charged with piracy, an offense that carries a 10- to 15-year prison sentence. Facing growing international protests, Russia later reduced the charges to hooliganism, which carries a 7-year jail term, and released the activists on bail. With the approach of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Russian Parliament, or Duma, granted amnesty to thousands of political prisoners across Russia on Dec. 18, including members of the punk band Pussy Riot and the Greenpeace Arctic 30 activists.
While the Russians continue to hold the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, all members of the Greenpeace crew from 18 different nations have been freed. Among those returning home after their imprisonment was Peter Wilcox Captain of the Arctic Sunrise and an active member of Greenpeace for more than three decades. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Wilcox, who was captain of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior when it was bombed by French intelligence agents in Auckland Harbor, New Zealand in 1985, killing one crew member. Here, Captain Wilcox, a native of Norwalk, Conn., talks about his two months in Russian prison and his vow to continue the fight against oil drilling in the Arctic’s fragile ecosystem and climate change.
Learn more about Greenpeace’s campaign against drilling for oil in the Arctic and climate change by visiting Greenpeace.org.