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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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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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Posted Feb. 15, 2017
After just three weeks in office, Donald Trump has led a chaotic and scandal-plagued administration into the history books as the most unpopular incoming president in modern American history. From Day One of his inauguration to the present, there have been countless protests targeting the Trump agenda – from the millions who gathered nationwide for the historic January 21 Women’s March, to spontaneous demonstrations at airports across the country in opposition to Trump's Muslim ban executive order.
Tens of thousands of long-time activists, joined by people new to protests, have come out in large numbers to challenge federal ICE raids deporting immigrants, as well as oppose legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and the repeal of Obama Care. Both Democrats and Republican legislators have seen thousands of angry progressive activists attend town hall meetings and flood Congressional switch boards with phone calls, unhappy with the direction of government policies under Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Leslie Cagan, one of the nation's most accomplished peace and social justice activists. She's organized some of the largest political protests in U.S. history, including the 1982 anti-nuclear weapons march in New York City's Central Park, the ground-breaking 1987 protest for gay and lesbian rights, the giant 2003 protests in opposition to the Iraq War and New York City's People's Climate March in September 2014. Here, Cagan discusses the amazing explosion of anti-Trump organizing going on around the U.S. – and offers her assessment of how this activism can be sustained for the long haul, and form an enduring and powerful progressive movement.
For more commentary on the future of the growing anti-Trump movement, visit "Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement,"The Nation, Feb. 6, 2017.