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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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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted July 6, 2016 for week ending July 15, 2016

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"This is as clear a case of pay-to-play, quid pro quo corruption as you could find, and yet they managed to weasel out of this. It's clear we can't rely on federal laws any longer to protect and preserve our democracy."

– Scott Swenson, vice president for Communications with Common Cause, on the Supreme Court ruling that overturned former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's graft corruption conviction


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Does Supreme Court's Overturning Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell Graft Conviction Decriminalize Corruption?

MP3 Interview with Scott Swenson, vice president for Communications with Common Cause, conducted by Scott Harris

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In a unanimous decision handed down on June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell. In September 2014, a jury unanimously convicted Gov. McDonnell and his wife Maureen of public corruption, finding that the couple had used the governor’s office to assist Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a wealthy dietary supplement company executive, advance his business interests. In exchange, Williams gave the McDonnells $177,000 in loans and gifts including a Rolex watch, vacations, partial payments for a daughter’s wedding reception and $20,000 in designer clothing and accessories.  Story continues

Probe Sought Into Government Suppression of Link Between Water Contamination and Fracking

MP3 Interview with Joshua Pribanic, executive editor of the Public Herald, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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For the past decade, Pennsylvania has been “ground zero” for fracking, the industrial fossil fuel extraction process that requires a million gallons of water, sand and hundreds of unknown chemicals for each gas well that is drilled. Families living near such wells have been complaining that fracking has contaminated their drinking water, but in most cases they haven't been able to prove it.  Story continues

Flawed Oversight Board Formed to Address Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Defended as Only Alternative

MP3 Interview with Andrew Hanauer, campaigns director for Jubilee USA Network, conducted by Scott Harris

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After months of Congressional inaction on Puerto Rico’s looming debt crisis, President Barack Obama signed into law the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act, known by its acronym, PROMESA, or “Promise” in Spanish. The new oversight board was authorized on June 30th, just before a July 1st deadline for the island’s government to make a $2 billion payment to creditors that Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla say they cannot pay. The island defaulted on an earlier payment in May. Although Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, because it is not a state, the island is not allowed to restructure its daunting $72 billion debt under Chapter 9 the way bankrupt cities like Detroit have done.  Story continues

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