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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 22, 2015
A three-day conference called “Populism 2015," held in Washington, D.C. April 18-20, attracted 1,000 activists, organizers and progressive elected officials. The primary sponsors of the event were progressive activist groups, Campaign for America’s Future, National People’s Action, U.S. Action and Alliance for a Just Society.
Featured speakers included author and commentator Jim Hightower; Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future; Leeann Hall, executive director of the Alliance for a Just Society; and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who reflected on the successful tactics employed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. civil rights movement.
One of the main goals of the gathering was to adopt a people’s platform to influence the national debate ahead of the 2016 presidential primary and general election. Issues addressed in their point platform included economic inequality, fair taxation, institutional racism, climate change, gender equality, job creation and education. Although the 2014 midterm election witnessed the lowest voter turnout in the past 72 years, there was optimism among those attending the conference that a new positive energy was taking hold among progressive activists for the coming campaign season. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Isaiah Poole, editor of the Campaign for America's Future blog, who discusses the progressive agenda and strategies developed at the Populism 2015 conference.