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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 July 15, 2015
The June 17 cold-blooded murder of eight black parishioners and their pastor at Charleston, South Carolina's historic Emanuel AME Church by an avowed white supremacist provoked anger, mourning and protest. The alleged assailant, Dylann Roof, wrote about his racist views that motivated his violence on a website, featuring photos of the 21-year-old posing with Confederate flags, a symbol of the bloody civil war insurrection waged to preserve black slavery across the South. South Carolina's civil rights community responded to the murders by renewing their decades-long demand to remove the Confederate flag flying in front of the Confederate Soldiers Monument on the grounds of the state Capitol in Columbia.
It wasn't long before local and national politicians, businesses and celebrities joined the campaign to take down the state's Confederate flag. That gathering pressure rapidly gained momentum and the state's legislature quickly passed, and Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill to remove the flag on July 9, moving it to a museum.
The success of the campaign to remove the Confederate flag in South Carolina – and vocal support to take it down in other states – was an important victory for civil rights activists. But the current threat of violence presented by white supremacist ideology that inspired Dylann Roof is an issue that was largely ignored in the national debate about the Confederate flag. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Mark Potok, senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center, who explains why his group is calling for congressional hearings on the threat of domestic terrorism posed by white supremacist hate groups.