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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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A long grassroots battle to establish net neutrality rules was won on Feb. 26 when the Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 to approve new regulations that reclassified broadband Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act. The new rules prohibit Internet Service Providers – including cellular carriers – from blocking, slowing down or speeding up online traffic or giving priority to Web services in exchange for payment.
This victory for net neutrality advocates seemed unlikely less than a year ago when in May, 2014 FCC Chair Tom Wheeler proposed a tiered Internet where a fee-based system would determine the speed at which content would be delivered to consumers, a lucrative gift to telcom giants like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon. Public opposition to Wheeler’s proposal came in a flood of four million comments sent to the FCC objecting to the pay to play scheme. After President Obama announced his support for net neutrality rules under Title II, Wheeler switched his position, paving the way for the late February vote.
Now that the new rules have been approved, the cable and telecom industries are poised to file lawsuits and pressure Congress to pass legislation that will disable or weaken net neutrality regulations. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Craig Aaron, president and CEO of the media democracy group FreePress.net, one of the nation’s leading net neutrality advocacy groups. Here, he discusses the significance of the recent FCC victory and the need for activists to stay vigilant to confront the coming industry attacks.
For more information on the free press media democracy group visit, FreePress.net.