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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 17, 2015
Kashama Sawant's election to the Seattle City Council in 2013 made history, as she was the first Socialist candidate elected in Seattle in 100 years. As a council member, she fought for and delivered on her campaign promise to make Seattle the first major American city to pass a $15/hour minimum wage. The former software engineer, originally from Mumbai, India, ran for office advocating increasing the minimum wage, taxing the rich and re-imposing a rent control ordinance. In her surprising victory, Sawant defeated Richard Conlin, a four-term Democratic council member and past president of the city council.
Sawant, who studied economics in North Carolina, moved to Seattle in 2006 and became involved with Socialist Alternative, a political party originally formed under the name Labor Militant in 1986. Before running for office, the activist helped organize the local Occupy Wall Street movement when it spread to Seattle in the fall of 2011.
The victory for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle has inspired activists in other cities across the country to push for their own $15 wage hike. San Francisco was the first city to pass a $15 minimum wage law after Seattle, where 77 percent of the city's voters approved a ballot measure on the question in November 2014. In Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest city, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed their $15 minimum wage law on June 13, where an estimated 600,000 workers will see pay increases over the next five years. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Kshama Sawant about the current campaign to bring the $15 minimum wage to cities across the nation and the larger issue of rising income inequality.