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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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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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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"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
"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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Posted Jan. 21, 2015
As the nation celebrated the holiday honoring the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, disturbing signs of rising income inequality were evident in a number of important economic indicators. The top one percent of households now owns 42 percent of all wealth in the U.S. As the country is experiencing the highest rate of inequality since the Gilded Age, the middle class is eroding. A recent report found that the majority of U.S. public school students now qualify for subsidized lunch programs, calling attention to the fact that more than 16 million children in America, or roughly one in five, were living in poverty.
In a new report published on this year’s Martin Luther King holiday, the group United for a Fair Economy examined racial disparities in American’s access to banking and financial services. The report, "State of the Dream 2015: Underbanked and Overcharged?" the group's 12th annual MLK Day report found that over one in five minority households are underserved by the banking industry, costing these families more than $3,000 per year in fees and interest just to access their own money.
Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Mike Leyba, communications director with United for a Fair Economy and principal author of this year’s State of the Dream report. Here, he discusses the findings of the report, which documents the exclusion and marginalization of communities of color from financial services, as well as a set of recommendations that could expand access to affordable banking.
For more information on United for a Fair Economy, visit faireconomy.org.