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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 June 3, 2015
A group of 30 international women activists crossed the Demilitarized Zone from North Korea to South Korea on May 24 in a symbolic effort to diminish the enmity between these two nations that have been divided for 70 years. Although the Korean War ended in 1953 with the signing of an armistice agreement, no final peace settlement has been negotiated between the North and South, which remain officially at war.
The peace walk project, called WomenCrossDMZ, includes longtime American feminist Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates, Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia. The group, which called for an “end to the Korean War and for a new beginning for a reunified Korea,” held international peace symposiums in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang and South Korea’s capital Seoul. The decades-long separation of many Korean families is but one of the painful unresolved issues of the divided nation.
As the delegation of peace walkers entered South Korea, they were greeted both by supporters and opponents, some of whom protested what they viewed as the activists’ exploitation by North Korea’s authoritarian regime that has often been cited for gross human rights violations. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Women for Peace who participated in the Peace Walk. Here, she discusses the goals of the Women’s Walk for Peace and the stories she heard on both sides of the border about the ongoing pain of the Korean war that cost the lives of 4 million people.
For more information on WomenCrossDMZ, visit womencrossdmz.org.