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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 July 5, 2017 for week ending July 14, 2017

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"North Koreans look at places like Iraq, or Libya. Iraq, where the U.S. invaded and replaced a government, and in Libya, where they convinced (Libyan dictator Moammar) Gadhafi to give up nuclear weapons, and then with NATO bombed and replaced his government also. They see nuclear weapons as protection against that kind of attack."

– independent journalist Tim Shorrock on why North Korea views the United States as a threat


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As Tensions Rise on Korean Peninsula, Newly-Elected South Korean President Seeks Diplomatic Thaw with the North

MP3 Interview with Tim Shorrock, journalist, conducted by Scott Harris

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As the U.S. celebrated the nation's Independence Day on July 4, North Korea claimed to have conducted its first successful test of a long-range missile that it says can "reach anywhere in the world." The country claimed it was an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, that Pyongyang says could potentially hit the U.S. mainland.  Story continues

Climate Activists Must Devise Global Strategy to Challenge Power of Fossil Fuel Industry

MP3 Interview with Jeremy Brecher, writer, documentary film maker, longtime labor and climate activist and author, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Media coverage of climate change and related policy issues spiked after Donald Trump announced on June 1 that he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, to which every nation on earth had signed onto, with the exception of Syria and Nicaragua.  Story continues

Trump Nominates a Bush Administration Lawyer Who Authorized Torture

MP3 Interview with Alka Pradhan, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and human rights counsel with the US Guantanamo Bay Military Commission, conducted by Scott Harris

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President Trump has nominated Steven G. Bradbury, a former Assistant Attorney General in the George W. Bush administration to become general counsel of the federal Transportation Department. However, Bradbury’s nomination has sparked criticism from human rights groups and others who condemned his legal justification for the CIA’s torture of prisoners when he served as head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel during Bush’s second term in office.  Story continues

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