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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 29, 2015
Establishment political consultants and corporate media pundits have seen their conventional wisdom analysis of the 2016 presidential campaign upended by the surprise appeal of Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and real estate billionaire Donald Trump. Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist who passionately rails against growing economic inequality and challenges corporate power, has drawn unexpected enthusiasm to his campaign. Thus far, Sanders has drawn the largest crowds to his rallies of any candidate, Democrat or Republican. Reflecting his growing grassroots popularity, the independent Vermont senator has raised more than $15 million, made up mostly of contributions of $200 or less.
Meanwhile, the candidate that most commentators expect to win the Democratic nomination, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has veered away from the centrist rhetoric of her failed 2008 campaign, and adopted many of the same progressive positions as Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In recent months, Clinton has forcefully talked about the need to reform the U.S. criminal justice system, gone further than President Obama in supporting policies that would shield undocumented immigrants from deportation and the need to impose new regulations on Wall Street.
On the Republican side, billionaire real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump has shot to the top of many primary polls by launching ugly attacks against Mexican immigrants as murderers and rapists, as he viciously insults his 15 fellow Republican candidates. The GOP establishment seems frightened about Trump's popularity and what many observers maintain is a culture of hate and fear cultivated within the party over recent decades. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with citizen activist, author and four-time independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who assesses the opportunities for promoting a progressive agenda in the 2016 election campaign.