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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. 25, 2017 for week ending Feb. 3, 2017

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"I’m finding President Trump is probably the least qualified person to ever serve as president. I find him morally repugnant, lacking in intelligence and curiosity and ill-informed on so many policy issues. It’s important for the American people to come together to organize ourselves to prevent him doing much damage over the next four years."

– Peter, Vietnam veteran from Washington, D.C., on why he was protesting at the Inauguration Parade


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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The Trump Resistance Starts Now: Voices of the New Regime Change Movement

MP3 Interviews with protesters on Inauguration Day, who explain why they'd come to Washington, D.C. to oppose Donald Trump and his agenda

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Not long after the Nov. 8 election, thousands of Americans took to the streets in protest of a presidential election, that many believed was stolen by an undemocratic, archaic Electoral College system that installed Republican candidate Donald Trump in the White House, despite the fact he had lost the popular vote by some 2.8 million ballots. Adding to the anger and fear across the country was Trump’s unabashedly racist, xenophobic and misogynist rhetoric, that at times provoked violence targeting protesters who attended his campaign rallies.  Story continues

Taking Risks to Protect the Planet in Trump Era of Climate Change Denial

MP3 Interview with Tim DeChristopher, activist with the Climate Disobedience Center, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Climate activist Tim DeChristopher spent 21 months in federal prison for a creative, non-violent direct action in 2008 that succeeded in stopping the auctioning of public lands in Utah for fossil fuel development. In 2015, he co-founded the Climate Disobedience Center, which works with groups and individuals who risk imprisonment for breaking the law in the interest of protecting the climate.  Story continues

Lawsuit Claims Trump Conflicts of Interest Violates U.S. Constitution

MP3 Interview with Aaron Scherb, director of legislative affairs with Common Cause, conducted by Scott Harris

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Well before his victory in the Nov. 8 presidential election, many legal observers expressed concern about billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump’s potential for serious ethics violations should he win the White House. These conflicts include Trump and his family members’ possible exploitation of the office of president for self-enrichment, and how the potential for profit and loss in the Trump businesses empire could influence his decisions on domestic and foreign policy.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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