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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 April 8, 2015
Ever since the controversial Supreme Court rulings in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC cases that opened the floodgates of unlimited and unaccountable money in U.S. election campaigns, activists across the country have been working to reverse the decisions. But short of a constitutional amendment, which requires approval by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and House, followed by two-thirds of the 50 states ratifying the measure, progress will be incremental.
On April 2, a rally was held at the White House, and at dozens of other locations around the country, calling on President Obama to issue an executive order mandating that corporations with federal government contracts disclose their political spending. The drive for an executive order is being organized by 55 advocacy organizations, whose members delivered 550,000 petition signatures in support of the measure at the White House rally.
With half a trillion dollars spent annually on federal contracts, there’s ample opportunity for corporations that have, or are seeking federal contracts, to secretly funnel large sums of money to influence the very same lawmakers who cast votes on awarding those contracts. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Aquene Freechild, co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy is For People campaign. Here, she talks about why a coalition of citizens groups are working to convince President Obama to issue an executive order that requires federal contractors to disclose their political spending.
For more information on Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People campaign, visit Citizen.org.