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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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Posted March 25, 2015 for week ending April 3, 2015

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"I think that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign will greatly intensify. It will be incredibly even more difficult for defenders of Israel's apartheid regime to defend Israel in this new era. (Prime Minister) Netanyahu's election makes our job advocating for these campaigns much more easy."

– Josh Ruebner, policy director with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, on the outcome of the March 17 Israeli election.


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Israel's Election Outcome Confirms Death of 2-State Solution, Demands New U.S. Middle East Policy

MP3 Interview with Josh Ruebner, policy director with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, conducted by Scott Harris

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U.S. Israeli-relations hit a new low after a series of actions taken by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the lead up to his successful re-election campaign. The Israeli leader’s breach of protocol in not informing the White House about the Republican party’s invitation to address a joint session of Congress in early March was followed by the speech itself where he called on members of Congress to reject any agreement that President Obama may secure in international talks with Iran over its nuclear program.  Story continues

Republicans and White House Push for Major Increases in Military Spending in 2016 Budget

MP3 Interview with Lindsay Koshgarian, research director at the National Priorities Project, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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As the budget process works its way through the federal government, President Obama's proposed budget – as well as the Republican House and Senate proposals – all increase military spending, some more drastically than others. Meanwhile, domestic spending stands to take a big hit, especially in the House proposal. The House Budget Committee has proposed dramatic domestic spending cuts similar to those put forward last year by 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (The only budget that differs significantly is that of the Congressional Progressive Caucus that is the subject of another interview in this week’s program.)  Story continues

The Congressional Progressive Caucus' 'People's Budget' Takes on the Issue of Income Inequality

MP3 Interview with Dave Johnson, fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future, conducted by Scott Harris

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Republicans, who won a majority in the U.S. Senate last November, are currently debating the 2016 federal budget, their first since taking control of Congress. GOP-proposed budgets would cut about $5 trillion over the next ten years with programs that assist working families hit the hardest. Programs targeted for major reductions include Medicare and Medicaid, college tuition, job training, medical research and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. Both the Senate and House budgets would repeal the Obamacare health plan that now provides health insurance to more than 16 million people and would force 11 million people off the food stamps programs known as SNAP.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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