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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 Sept. 13, 2017 for week ending Sept. 22, 2017

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"It's amazing to think that ordinary Americans pay their taxes every year. They pay taxes when they buy a gallon of gasoline or a new winter coat – but people who are trading millions of dollars and derivatives every minute don't pay any kind of sales tax when they're doing that kind of activity."

–Sarah Anderson, director of the Institute for Policy Studies' Global Economy Project, on how the high-flying financial speculators of Wall Street don't pay any taxes on their transactions


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Trump's GOP-Supported Corporate Tax Cuts Don't Produce Jobs

MP3 Interview with Sarah Anderson, director of the Institute for Policy Studies' Global Economy Project, conducted by Scott Harris

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During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump promised to pass the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan’s $200 billion tax reduction in 1981. While the administration hasn’t yet produced a detailed proposal, analysis of the broad outlines of the plan found that their tax cuts would disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans and the billionaire and millionaire members of Trump’s own Cabinet. While Trump has refused to release his federal tax returns, it’s a safe bet that he himself – as well as his luxury real estate development company would be primary beneficiaries of the tax reform plan.  Story continues

Democrats' Progressive and Wall-Street Friendly Wings Battle Over Party's Future

MP3 Interview with Norman Solomon, co-founder & coordinator of the online activist organization RootsAction.org, conducted by Scott Harris

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In Hillary Clinton’s newly-published book titled, “What Happened,” she criticizes her Democratic primary opponent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as being an unrealistic over-promiser. She maintains that his attacks during the campaign caused “lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign.”  Story continues

LGBTQ Prison Support Group Black and Pink Works to Empower their Incarcerated Members

MP3 Interview with Reed Miller, technology coordinator with the LGBTQ prisoner support group Black and Pink, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Black and Pink is a grassroots nationwide organization led by formerly incarcerated LGBTQ individuals who support 14,000 LGBTQ community members currently in prison. Their website states, “Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service and organizing.” Among other work, the group publishes and sends a monthly newsletter to its incarcerated members.  Story continues

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