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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 25, 2015
Republicans, who won a majority in the U.S. Senate last November, are currently debating the 2016 federal budget, their first since taking control of Congress. GOP-proposed budgets would cut about $5 trillion over the next ten years with programs that assist working families hit the hardest. Programs targeted for major reductions include Medicare and Medicaid, college tuition, job training, medical research and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. Both the Senate and House budgets would repeal the Obamacare health plan that now provides health insurance to more than 16 million people and would force 11 million people off the food stamps programs known as SNAP.
Competing Republican budget proposals differ on how deeply to cut social programs and the amount of increased funding that should be allocated to the Pentagon. While the rationale for major spending cuts is advertised as a path to balancing the federal budget, the House budget plan would give larger tax cuts to the wealthy, which the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates would create a $1 trillion deficit over the next decade.
While the GOP and President Obama’s budget blueprints are getting most of the attention in Washington, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has proposed their own set of numbers. The People’s Budget, as the caucus calls it, would invest funds to create millions of jobs, repair crumbling roads and bridges, make college more affordable, improve education and move the country toward full employment. Money for these funding increases would be generated by raising taxes on wealthy households and large corporations through the elimination of loopholes and establishing fairer tax rates. Between The Line’s Scott Harris spoke with Dave Johnson, a fellow at the Campaign for America's Future, who reviews the Republican Party's proposed budgets and the contrasting People’s Budget, which addresses growing income inequality.
For more information on "The People’s Budget: A Raise For America," visit cpc.grijalva.house.gov/the-peoples-budget-a-raise-for-america or for information on Campaign for America's Future, visit ourfuture.org.