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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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"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 April 8, 2015 for week ending April 17, 2015

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"If our Congress ends up sabotaging a deal that our president and our diplomatic corps, our Department of Energy – which included our experts at Lawrence Livermore Lab – it would just be a horrible thing. Inspectors on the ground is better than troops on the ground."

– Paul Kawika Martin, political director with Peace Action on the consequences if Congress derails the international nuclear agreement with Iran


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GOP and Iranian Hardliners Aim to Kill International Iran Nuclear Deal

MP3 Interview with Paul Kawika Martin, political director with Peace Action, conducted by Scott Harris

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In a long-awaited announcement, the group of nations, known as the P5+1 – the U.S., Britain, France Russia, China and Germany – revealed on April 2 that a framework had been agreed upon, ensuring that Iran’s nuclear program remains peaceful. The negotiations with Tehran, which began in November 2013, temporarily froze the Iranian nuclear program in place while negotiators worked to hammer out a long-term agreement.  Story continues

Programs to Eliminate Homelessness Within Reach, But Require Funding

MP3 Interview with Steve Berg, vice president for programs and policy at the National Alliance to End Homelessness, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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The economic recovery in the U.S. has meant more jobs, lower official unemployment rates, and along with that, a small drop in the number of the nation’s homeless population. According to a new report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the rate of homelessness fell by just 2.3 percent, and the number of people at risk of homelessness has yet to return to pre-recession levels. The downside of the recovery is that housing prices are heading upward again. The federal government defines the homeless as those without a permanent place to live, including those on the street, in shelters, or doubling up with family or friends.  Story continues

Citizen Groups Urge President to Issue Executive Order Mandating Federal Contractors Disclose Political Spending

MP3 Interview with Aquene Freechild, co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Campaign, conducted by Scott Harris

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Ever since the controversial Supreme Court rulings in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC cases that opened the floodgates of unlimited and unaccountable money in U.S. election campaigns, activists across the country have been working to reverse the decisions. But short of a constitutional amendment, which requires approval by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and House, followed by two-thirds of the 50 states ratifying the measure, progress will be incremental.  Story continues

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