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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.
Listen to audio of the plenary sessions from the weekend.
Economics professor Richard Wolff compares socialist and capitalist economic models, presents a new paradigm for socialist transition and debunks mainstream pundits' consignment of socialism to the "ash heap of history." He then deconstructs the argument for so-called "free trade" and analyzes the threats to working people everywhere and what is left of the American middle class by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Interview with Between The Lines' Richard Hill on May 5, 2015.
Read a partial interview transcript with Pete Seeger conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris on June 5, 1994 and published in E: The Environmental Magazine in December 1994
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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.
Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with "The End of Nature" in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. The group he founded, 350.org, has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. The Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was "probably the country’s most important environmentalist."
Alexis Tsipras, a member of the Hellenic parliament, president of the Synaspismos political party since 2008, head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group since 2009, and leader of the Opposition since June 2012. SYRIZA currently leads in Greek opinion polls. Listen to the audio here.
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"Mentor, Friend and Supporter Danny Schechter Will Be Missed" by Scott Harris, March 27, 2015
"A Travesty of Reporting," by Reginald Johnson, March 22, 2015
"GOP senators defend CIA cannibalism program," by Samuel Schmaltz, Dec. 13, 2014
"Demanding Justice for Michael Brown," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 25, 2014
"Shut Down a Cold War Relic," by Reginald Johnson, Oct. 7, 2014
"U.S. breaking the law? Who cares?" by Reginald Johnson, Sept. 2, 2014
"Warsaw Ghetto 1943 and Occupied Gaza 2014: No Valid Comparison, but Several Haunting Parallels," by Scott Harris, July 31, 2014
"Drifting Towards War?" by Reginald Johnson, May 23, 2014
"Media on Ukraine: What Happened to Journalism?" by Reginald Johnson, May 2, 2014
"Dismantling the Corporate State," by Reginald Johnson, April 8, 2014
"Talking Tough on Russia," by Reginald Johnson, March 20, 2014
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Interview with Todd O’Boyle, program director for Media and Democracy at Common Cause, conducted by Scott Harris
In an action that could dramatically change the way millions of Americans access the Internet, a Washington D.C. appeals court threw out the Federal Communications Commission’s rules on the important principle known as Net Neutrality. The FCC regulations, invalidated by the court in a Jan. 14 ruling, had mandated an even playing field for all Internet users and content producers. Now, with these rules no longer in place, Internet service providers and giant telecommunications and cable companies like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner can both block certain Internet websites and/or charge customers a premium to gain access to specific sites. These companies can now also slow down or speed up their customer’s access to streaming movies, software and other data, depending on the amount of money charged.
Civil liberties and media democracy activists have long warned that FCC rules on Net Neutrality were weak and open to challenge. Now with this court ruling open Internet advocates are calling on newly appointed FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler, a former cable and wireless lobbyist, to immediately change the Commission’s classification of broadband from an “information service” to a “telecommunications service.” However, this move would likely trigger loud and angry opposition from the biggest players in the cable and phone industry.
Between The Line’s Scott Harris spoke with Todd O’Boyle, program director for Media and Democracy at Common Cause, who assesses the recent federal court decision overturning FCC rules on net neutrality, and the options now for new regulations to preserve an open Internet.
For more information on the Media and Democracy program at Common Cause, visit commoncause.org.