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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 15, 2015
Over the past week, the nation has witnessed three incidents of grossly excessive police violence, which in two instances, resulted in the death of unarmed African-American men. In an April 2 sting operation gone wrong in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an untrained 73-year-old white reserve deputy police officer, Robert Bates, shot and killed suspected gun trafficker Eric Courtney Harris as he fled the scene of the undercover operation. Bates has since been charged with manslaughter. Several days later on April 5, Walter Scott, who was stopped in North Charleston, South Carolina. for a broken tail light, was shot to death by white policeman Michael Slager as Scott ran away from the officer. Slager is charged with murder and has been fired by the police department. In another incident on April 9, Francis Pusok, an unarmed white man who fled police officers serving a warrant, first in a car – and then on horseback, was severely beaten by ten San Bernardino, California sheriff’s deputies after he had surrendered. The ten deputies involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.
One thing all these incidents had in common is that they were all captured on video – either by a bystander, a police body camera or in the case of the beating in San Bernardino, a video crew in a news helicopter. Without the irrefutable documentation seen in the video images, it’s likely that police accounts of these events may have been accepted by investigators at face value, and officers guilty of misconduct may have suffered no consequences and escaped all accountability. In the Walter Scott case, it is clear that the report written by officer Slager immediately after the shooting, contradicted the facts later seen in the video recording.
Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Matthew Fogg, a retired chief deputy U.S. Marshal, who won the largest-ever $4 million employee Title VII discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice. Here, he examines the culture of impunity that exists in some police departments that leads to acts of irresponsible violence without consequences.
For more information on Matthew Fogg, visit his website at www.bwbadge.com/fogg.htm.