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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 March 11, 2015
In May 2011, Vermont’s legislature approved and Democratic Gov. Shumlin signed Act 48, a bill which requires the state to establish a universal health care system by 2017. Gov. Shumlin described the plan, known as "Green Mountain Care," as "a single-payer system" that he believed "would control health care costs, not just by cutting fees to doctors and hospitals, but by fundamentally changing the state's health care system.”
Although studies had been conducted on how to best to design and implement Vermont’s new universal health care plan, in December 2014, Governor Shumlin announced that with an estimated $3 billion annual cost by the end of the decade, now was not the right time to go forward – and he put Green Mountain Care on hold. Many supporters of the universal health care plan were angry, with some burning their medical bills at the state capital in Montpellier and delivering a plate of burnt toast to Shumlin's office, suggesting that the governor's political career had been irreparably damaged.
In an effort to overcome this setback, a plan has now been developed to revive Green Mountain Care. The Vermont Worker’s Center and the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative, or NESRI, have published a study that they say lays out a concrete financing plan to affordably establish universal health care in Vermont by 2017. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Anja Rudiger, director of programs with NESRI and one of the authors of the plan, who talks about their equitable financing proposal that has already been endorsed by over 100 economists. Find more information on the proposal to finance Vermont's universal health care system at workerscenter.org and at NESRI.org.