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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 Feb. 25, 2015
The Greek government, led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of the Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left)'s Party, faced its most difficult test this week since its victory in national elections on Jan. 25. Having won office by pledging to renegotiate the harsh austerity measures imposed by Eurozone officials, Syriza entered recent talks with its credibility at stake.
The agreement reached on Feb. 24 to extend the nearly $300 billion Greek bailout by four months, fell short of Syriza’s campaign promise to reverse austerity, scrap the bailout and end cooperation with the so-called "troika" made up of the European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Instead, Athens assured its creditors that the new government’s plan to alleviate the humanitarian crisis caused by austerity measures since 2010, would not derail its budget. The deal must still be ratified by some EU member parliaments.
Among the reforms proposed by Greece are a government crackdown on tax evasion by the rich and corruption, providing housing guarantees and free medical care for the uninsured and unemployed, introducing collective bargaining with public employees, reviewing scheduled privatizations of publicly-owned enterprises and reducing the number of government ministries from 16 to 10. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, who discusses the significance of the Greek-EU bailout negotiations and the impact the results could have on movements resisting austerity policies across Europe.
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