Panel Discussion: Privatization v. Public Good and the Upcoming March for Our Lives on March 24

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SPECIAL REPORT: Neoliberalism Comes Home: Connecticut's Water Under Privatization Threat

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Award-winning Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (1949-2018)

Award-winning investigative journalist and founder/editor of, Robert Parry has passed away. His ground-breaking work uncovering Reagan-era dirty wars in Central America and many other illegal and immoral policies conducted by successive administrations and U.S. intelligence agencies, stands as an inspiration to all in journalists working in the public interest.

Robert had been a regular guest on our Between The Lines and Counterpoint radio shows -- and many other progressive outlets across the U.S. over four decades.

His penetrating analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international conflicts will be sorely missed, and not easily replaced. His son Nat Parry writes a tribute to his father: Robert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews.

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SPECIAL REPORT: "The Resistance - Women's March 2018 - Hartford, Connecticut" Jan. 20, 2018

Selected speeches from the Women's March in Hartford, Connecticut 2018, recorded and produced by Scott Harris

SPECIAL REPORT: "No Fracking Waste in CT!" Jan. 14, 2018

SPECIAL REPORT: "Resistance Round Table: The Unraveling Continues..." Jan. 13, 2018

SPECIAL REPORT: "Capitalism to the ash heap?" Richard Wolff, Jan. 2, 2018

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SPECIAL REPORT: Nina Turner's address, Working Families Party Awards Banquet, Dec. 14, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Mic Check, Dec. 12, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Resistance Roundtable, Dec. 9, 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: Mic Check, Nov. 12, 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: Rainy Day Radio, Nov. 7, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Rainy Day Radio, Nov. 7, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Resisting U.S. JeJu Island military base in South Korea, Oct. 24, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: John Allen, Out in New Haven

2017 Gandhi Peace Awards

Promoting Enduring Peace presented its Gandhi Peace Award jointly to renowned consumer advocate Ralph Nader and BDS founder Omar Barghouti on April 23, 2017.

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For those who missed the event, or were there and really wanted to fully absorb its import, here it is in video

Jeremy Scahill keynote speech, part 1 from PROUDEYEMEDIA on Vimeo.

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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

"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

"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017

"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016

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Posted April 15, 2015 for week ending April 24, 2015


"Only because we're seeing it now on these cell phone cameras and video capturing it with this new technology today, that law enforcement wasn't expecting to expose them. But that 'blue wall of silence' – they have been doing this to people for years. This is an everyday occurrence."

– Matthew Fogg, retired chief deputy U.S. Marshal, on police misconduct he's witnessed as a former law enforcement officer

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Culture of Impunity a Toxic Element Contributing to Police Violence

MP3 Interview with Matthew Fogg, retired chief deputy U.S. Marshal, conducted by Scott Harris


Over the past week, the nation has witnessed three incidents of grossly excessive police violence, which in two instances, resulted in the death of unarmed African-American men. In an April 2 sting operation gone wrong in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an untrained 73-year-old white reserve deputy police officer, Robert Bates, shot and killed suspected gun trafficker Eric Courtney Harris as he fled the scene of the undercover operation. Bates has since been charged with manslaughter. Several days later on April 5, Walter Scott, who was stopped in North Charleston, South Carolina. for a broken tail light, was shot to death by white policeman Michael Slager as Scott ran away from the officer. Slager is charged with murder and has been fired by the police department. In another incident on April 9, Francis Pusok, an unarmed white man who fled police officers serving a warrant, first in a car – and then on horseback, was severely beaten by ten San Bernardino, California sheriff’s deputies after he had surrendered. The ten deputies involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.  Story continues

Yale Climate Activists Launch Direct Action Protests to Press for Fossil Fuel Divestment

MP3 Interview with Chelsea Watson, Maya Jenkins and Phoebe Chatfield, Yale Student Leaders, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


Forty eight Yale University undergraduate students with the group Fossil Free Yale conducted a sit-in on April 9 outside Yale’s president's office the action was organized to pressure the university to reconsider its decision not to divest fossil fuel stocks from its $24 billion endowment portfolio.  Story continues

Deep Tax Cuts for Corporations and the Rich Create Unfair Tax System for Poor and Working Families

MP3 Interview with Matthew Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, conducted by Scott Harris


With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, the party leadership is moving to adopt legislation in keeping with its long-held support for trickle-down economics, a belief that giving the nation’s wealthiest citizens and giant corporations ever larger tax breaks will incentivize investment and result in a stronger economy and the creation of new jobs. But most mainstream economists have long ago debunked this theory, promoted largely by the super wealthy, the politicians they fund and paid lobbyists.  Story continues

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