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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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"It's pretty clear that Donald Trump installed Scott Pruitt in the EPA to dismantle the agency from within. ... Trump's budget calls for an increase in military spending by $54 billion and a cut of the EPA budget by 25 percent, including a 20 percent reduction in staff."

– Ben Schreiber, senior political strategist with Friends of the Earth, on how cutting a relatively small agency by $6 billion to boost defense spending is a drop in the bucket compared to the nearly $600 billion military budget.


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Trump and Pruitt Plan to Dismantle EPA Through Deep Budget Cuts, Staff Layoffs

MP3 Interview with Benjamin Schreiber, senior political strategist with Friends of the Earth, conducted by Scott Harris

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Among President Trump’s Cabinet appointees and staff are a long list of climate change deniers and individuals with very close ties to the fossil fuel industry. The real estate billionaire and reality TV star sent a clear message to America and the world when he chose Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a dedicated ally of the oil and gas industry to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. During his time as Oklahoma's attorney general, he’s filed 14 lawsuits against the EPA, some of which are ongoing, and he generally took a stand against many EPA air and water quality standards.  Story continues

Progressives Ponder Next Move After Ellison Loses to Perez in DNC Chair Election

MP3 Interview with Shannon Jackson, executive director of Our Revolution, conducted by Scott Harris

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As the Democratic Party was adjusting to being iced out of power in Congress and the White House under the Donald Trump presidency, the long-awaited election of a new chairperson of the Democratic National Committee was held in Atlanta, Georgia on Feb. 25. The two main contenders for the post were Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a supporter of Bernie Sanders' presidential bid and former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez. When Perez won the chairmanship by a vote of 235 to 200, there were concerns that many Sanders supporters and other progressives who had supported Ellison may walk away from the party and invest their time and energy in independent political projects.  Story continues

Drug Addiction Plaguing Northern Plains Indigenous Communities Linked to Oil Industry

MP3 Excerpt of talk by Julie Richards, Oglala Lakota anti-pipeline activist and founder of Mothers Against Meth Alliance, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

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Julie Richards is an Oglala Lakota woman who grew up on one of the Sioux reservations that dot North and South Dakota. As a water protector, she was the first woman to lock herself down to oil drilling machinery as Energy Transfer Partners was building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The pipeline is heading toward completion as the company, with the blessing of the Trump administration, drills under the Missouri River to complete the 1,172-mile project that indigenous people call the Black Snake.  Story continues

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