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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 22, 2015
Iran, the United States and permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britain, France, Russia and China along with Germany – signed a historic agreement in Vienna on July 14 that is designed to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities to peaceful, civilian purposes. In exchange, the UN will over time lift economic sanctions, allowing the Islamic Republic to resume international trade and gain access to billions of dollars that had been frozen. The 15-member UN Security Council unanimously approved the accord on July 20, as did the European Union.
While U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani applauded the breakthrough agreement, conservative, primarily Republican opponents of the nuclear deal, vowed to gather enough votes in the U.S. Congress to win a resolution of disapproval and override a promised presidential veto of such a measure.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a longtime opponent of negotiations with Iran, has said he'll personally pressure U.S. lawmakers to derail the accord. The government of U.S. ally Saudi Arabia and leaders of the Gulf monarchies have also expressed grave concerns about the nuclear agreement. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jamal Abdi, Action executive director with The National Iranian American Council, who discusses the significant accomplishments of the Iran nuclear agreement, and his view that the U.S. peace movement must now mobilize to prevent Congress from killing the Iran nuclear accord, an outcome that would likely lead to a new war.