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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

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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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JEREMY SCAHILL: Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker "Dirty Wars"

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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"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

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Posted March 11, 2015 for week ending March 20, 2015

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"Elections in this country have become more racially polarized than ever before, particularly in local elections. Race is the most decisive factor for determining the outcome of those elections, not party, not class, not ideology - but racial identification."

– Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac University, on the key findings of the report she co-authored, titled, "50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: The State of Race in Politics."


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50 Years After Selma March, New Report Finds Party Politics Increasingly Polarized by Race

MP3 Interview with Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac University, conducted by Scott Harris

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On the weekend of March 7 and 8, tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. and the world gathered in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 1965 civil rights march known as “Bloody Sunday,” where 600 peaceful demonstrators demanding the right to vote were attacked by Alabama State Troopers and County Posses. The police assault resulted in 17 injured protesters being sent to the hospita, and worldwide attention focused on America’s civil rights struggle. Five months later, in August, 1965, Congress passed and President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act that provided for federal oversight of local election laws.  Story continues

Chicago's Progressive Movement Rallies to Defeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Re-Election

MP3 Interview with Micah Uetricht, web editor with In These Times, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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The surprisingly strong showing of Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in the Chicago mayoral election Feb. 24 deprived incumbent Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel of an outright victory and forced him into a runoff on April 7. Garcia came late into the race after Chicago Federation of Teachers President Karen Lewis had to drop out due to illness.  Story continues

Despite Setbacks, Vermont Grassroots Campaign Pushes for First-in-Nation Single Payer Health Care System

MP3 Interview with Anja Rudiger, director of programs with the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, conducted by Scott Harris

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In May 2011, Vermont’s legislature approved and Democratic Gov. Shumlin signed Act 48, a bill which requires the state to establish a universal health care system by 2017. Gov. Shumlin described the plan, known as "Green Mountain Care," as "a single-payer system" that he believed "would control health care costs, not just by cutting fees to doctors and hospitals, but by fundamentally changing the state's health care system.”  Story continues

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