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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 Jan. 11, 2017 for week ending Jan. 20, 2017

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"It is a choice between truly reactionary and profoundly wrong policies, and big ideas that could provide basic rights for Americans. ... All of those policies are possible, but they have to be argued out even as we oppose what's coming down the pike from Trump and company."

– Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future on why resistance and protests are not enough, and why bold visions are needed


Listen to the entire program using these links, or to individual interviews via the links appearing prior to each segment description below.

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As Trump Moves into the White House, Democrats Need a Bold New Vision

MP3 Interview with Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, conducted by Scott Harris

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When billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, he’ll be taking up residence at the White House as one of the most unpopular presidents in modern U.S. history. In addition to losing the popular vote to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by 2.8 million votes, Trump’s Electoral College victory of 306 votes ranks near the bottom, belonging somewhere between the lowest one-fourth and the lowest one-fifth of all Electoral College wins in the history of U.S. presidential elections.  Story continues

Scandinavian Economic Model Provides Blueprint for a More Egalitarian Society

MP3 Interview with George Lakey, author of "Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got it Right, and How We Can Too," conducted by Scott Harris and co-produced with Anna Manzo

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During the 2016 Democratic presidential primary campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defied predictions to become a wildly popular candidate, with passionate grassroots support and who almost beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the end, Sanders supported Clinton in her unsuccessful bid for the White House, but along the way, the independent “democratic socialist” pressured the former senator and first lady to adopt key policy positions including: support for free public college tuition, advocating for a public healthcare option and opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade agreement.  Story continues

Activist Fasts to Pressure Obama to Grant Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Executive Clemency

MP3 Interview with Ted Glick, lifelong peace and justice activist who began a water-only fast on Jan. 2, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Native American activist Leonard Peltier and his supporters believe his last hope of leaving prison alive after 41 years lies with an order of executive clemency from President Barack Obama before he leaves office on Jan. 20. Peltier, a member of the American Indian Movement, was convicted of murdering two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation in South Dakota in 1975. No evidence has ever been presented tying him to the crime and he has always maintained his innocence.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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