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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

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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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JEREMY SCAHILL: Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker "Dirty Wars"

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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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted June 15, 2016 for week ending June 24, 2016

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    "We didn't want to watch the energy that was created go dormant or get distilled or fall into apathy. So we said, instead of asking the question, 'What's next?' What if we just say, 'We have an idea.'"

    – Stacey Hopkins, co-founder of Brand New Congress, on why former Bernie Sanders campaign staffers launched a new federal political action committee to utilize the "tools, tactics and networks" that were developed on the Sanders campaign to move Congress in a more progressive direction


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Sanders Campaign Offshoot, "Brand New Congress," Carries On Political Revolution

MP3 Interview with Stacey Hopkins, co-founder of Brand New Congress, conducted by Scott Harris

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After emerging victorious in a string of primary elections on June 7, Hillary Clinton won the pledged delegates needed to become the nation's first woman to capture a major party presidential nomination. Over the last week, Clinton has turned her attention to forcefully challenge the positions and caustic rhetoric of the Republican's presumptive candidate, Donald Trump. But while her Democratic party opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hadn't yet suspended his campaign – preferring to continue the fight until voters had cast ballots in the nation's last primary in Washington, D.C. on June 14, it was clear that his quest for the nomination was over.  Story continues

#WeThePeople Democracy Reform Bills Target Big Money in US Politics

MP3 Interview with Rachel Curley, democracy associate with Public Citizen's Congress Watch, conducted by Scott Harris

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Last April, a coalition of more than 260 advocacy groups supported a series of protest and civil disobedience actions in Washington, D.C. called Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening. These activists demanded the overturning of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling that opened the floodgates of unlimited and unaccountable money in U.S. political campaigns, reforms to end the corrupting influence of big money in politics and free & fair elections that give every American an equal voice.  Story continues

Bold Nebraska Activists Share Tactics Which Helped Defeat Keystone XL Pipeline

MP3 Interview with Art Tanderup, farmer and activist with the group Bold Nebraska, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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One of the most effective groups that worked to stop the northern leg of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada into the U.S. was Bold Nebraska. Founded by Nebraskan Jane Kleeb, it brought together farmers, ranchers and members of indigenous nations to carry out many audacious and creative actions. These protests included building a barn powered by renewable energy directly in the path of the planned pipeline, and organizing the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, which set up a weeklong encampment on the Mall in Washington, D.C., taking their fight to President Obama, who finally killed the Keystone XL project in November 2015.  Story continues

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