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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 Sept. 28, 2016
Not long after President Obama took office, the world paid close attention when the new U.S. head of state made his first foreign policy speech in Prague in the Czech Republic. On April 5, 2009, he told a crowd of tens of thousands that America – as the only nation ever to use nuclear weapons – had the moral responsibility to take the initiative to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons stockpiles.
But now, just months before he'll be leaving the White House, Obama has failed to fulfill his ambition to rid the world of nuclear weapons and remove the threat of nuclear annihilation. Instead, he leaves office with the U.S. poised to spend upwards of $1 trillion over the next three decades to modernize the nation's nuclear arsenal. Critics fear that the upgrading of America's nuclear weapons will trigger a new global nuclear arms race, and is bound to be perceived as an existential threat by Russia, worsening an already bad relationship.
But with an eye toward his presidential legacy, Obama initiated a discussion among his national security advisors on whether or not to adopt a nuclear no-first use pledge, making a commitment not to use nuclear weapons unless the nation was attacked with nuclear weapons first. Since World War II, U.S. nuclear doctrine has maintained the right to use nuclear weapons, whether or not other nations used them. In the end, the president rejected adoption of the no-first use pledge, after his advisors warned that such a policy could undermine allies and embolden Russia and China. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Kennette Benedict, senior advisor and former executive director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Here, she assesses the debate on the no-first use pledge and explains why she and many other arms control advocates support its adoption.
Learn more about the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, by visiting thebulletin.org.