Announcements 

Between The Lines coverage of the 2017 Left Forum, June 4, 2017

The Resistance Starts Now!

Between The Lines' coverage and resource compilation of the Resistance Movement


2017 Gandhi Peace Awards

Promoting Enduring Peace presented its Gandhi Peace Award jointly to renowned consumer advocate Ralph Nader and BDS founder Omar Barghouti on April 23, 2017.



Subscribe to our Weekly Summary & receive our FREE Resist Trump window cling


resist (Car window cling)

Email us with your mailing address at contact@btlonline.org to receive our "Resist Trump/Resist Hate" car window cling!



Between The Lines on Stitcher

stitcher

Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

inequality
"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.





Listen to audio of the plenary sessions from the weekend.



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.

Listen to Scott Harris Live on WPKN Radio

Between The Lines' Executive Producer Scott Harris hosts a live, weekly talk show, Counterpoint, from which some of Between The Lines' interviews are excerpted. Listen every Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m. EDT at www.WPKN.org (Follows the 5-7 minute White Rose Calendar.)

Counterpoint in its entirety is archived after midnight ET Monday nights, and is available for at least a year following broadcast in WPKN Radio's Archives.

You can also listen to full unedited interview segments from Counterpoint, which are generally available some time the day following broadcast.

Subscribe to Counterpoint bulletins via our subscriptions page.


Between The Lines Blog  BTL Blog

"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


Special Programming Special Programming

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Between The Lines Progressive Resources

A compilation of activist and news sites with a progressive point of view

Share this content:

|


Podcasts Subscribe to BTL

Podcasts:  direct  or  via iTunes

Subscribe to Program Summaries, Interview Transcripts or Counterpoint via email or RSS feed

If you have other questions regarding subscriptions, feeds or podcasts/mp3s go to our Audio Help page.

Between The Lines Blog


Stay connected to BTL

RSS feed  twitter  facebook

donate  Learn how to support our efforts!


This Week on Between The Lines

Posted April 26, 2017 for week ending May 5, 2017

lede

"(To prosecute Julian Assange) would risk setting a precedent that would make it easy to prosecute the New York Times for also publishing classified documents or stories based on classified documents."

– Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist and publisher of the EmptyWheel.net blog, on how former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had faced the same dilemma that Trump's Department of Justice is now revisiting over the WikiLeaks founder


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

  MP3  64 kb/s   podcast  Podcast


Trump Prosecution of Julian Assange Would Pose a Grave Threat to Press Freedom

MP3 Interview with Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist and publisher of the EmptyWheel.net blog, conducted by Scott Harris

assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, was granted asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy in August 2012 as he faced extradition to Sweden to answer questions on rape and sexual assault charges. While Assange denied the allegations, he refused to travel to Sweden then, fearing that the government there would extradite him to the U.S., where he could face serious charges for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents in 2010. Those documents, leaked by U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning to WikiLeaks, were a great embarassment to the U.S., exposing covert spying and military operations, as well as a video recording of U.S. helicopter gunships killing Iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists.  Story continues

Unemployment, Xenophobia Lifts Fascist Candidate to Final Round of French Election

MP3 Interview with Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, conducted by Scott Harris

france

The results of the closely watched first round of the French presidential election didn’t stray too far from what many polls had predicted. Emmanuel Macron, a centrist political novice who served as the economics minister in the outgoing Socialist government, led the field of 11 candidates, winning 24 percent of the vote. He was followed by Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front party, who attracted 21.3 percent of the vote. While Macron and Le Pen now move to the second round election on May 7, it was notable that French voters had decisively rejected the nation’s two establishment parties, the center left incumbent Socialists and the center right Les Républicains.  Story continues

Connecticut Activists Work to Establish Effective Police Civilian Complaint Review Board

MP3 Excerpt of presentation by Dan Barrett, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

police

A group of community activists met at a local church in New Haven, Connecticut on April 19 to continue a discussion of how to establish an effective civilian review board that has real power to reduce the incidence of police brutality and illegitimate arrests. Like many cities across the country there is rising concern in New Haven about police shootings and abuse of unarmed black men that spurred the organization of the Black Lives Matter movement from coast-to-coast.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

MP3  MP3

Compiled by Bob Nixon

 

Recent Shows


April

Week Ending April 28, 2017

Week Ending April 21, 2017

Week Ending April 14, 2017

Week Ending April 7, 2017


March

Week Ending March 31, 2017

Week Ending March 24, 2017

Week Ending March 17, 2017

Week Ending March 10, 2017

Week Ending March 3, 2017


February

Week Ending Feb. 24, 2017

Week Ending Feb. 17, 2017

Week Ending Feb. 10, 2017

Week Ending Feb. 3, 2017


January

Week Ending Jan. 27, 2017

Week Ending Jan. 20, 2017

Week Ending Jan. 13, 2017

Week Ending Jan. 6, 2017


December

Week Ending Dec. 30, 2016

Week Ending Dec. 23, 2016

Week Ending Dec. 16, 2016

Week Ending Dec. 9, 2016

Week Ending Dec. 2, 2016


November

Week Ending Nov. 25, 2016

Week Ending Nov. 18, 2016

Week Ending Nov. 11, 2016

Week Ending Nov. 4, 2016


October

Week Ending Oct. 28, 2016

Week Ending Oct. 21, 2016

Week Ending Oct. 14, 2016

Week Ending Oct. 7, 2016


September

Week Ending Sept. 30, 2016

Week Ending Sept. 23, 2016

Week Ending Sept. 16, 2016

Week Ending Sept. 9, 2016