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The Resistance Round Table panel interviews former CIA analyst Ray McGovern about Gina Haspel, the new CIA director who oversaw torture after 9/11. The conversation includes discussion of the U.S. as an 'out law state,' American exceptionalism and the fight to defend net neutrality. Panel: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill (49:08) May 23, 2018






SPECIAL REPORT: "MIT Students' 'Day of Action': Understanding and Resisting Attacks on Immigrants"

Three-part excerpts from Avi Chomsky's presentations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Day of Action on April 17. Includes a historical perspective as well as a question and answer session with immigrants. Recorded and produced by Chuck Rosina, long-time public affairs and news producer at WMBR FM, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's radio station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. April 17, 2018



SPECIAL REPORT: "MIT Students' 'Day of Action' Takes On Today's Political, Economic Challenges"

Chuck Rosina's report on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Day of Action on April 17, where members of the MIT and broader local community were given an opportunity to devote the day to engaging with the political, economic, environmental and social challenges facing us today, through learning, discussion, reflection and planning for action. Includes comments from Avi Chomsky, daughter of the renowned professor Noam Chomsky (12:58) April 17, 2018






SPECIAL REPORT: "Response to chemical attack in Syria – The priority must be the people"

The Resistance Roundtable panel discusses the U.S. missile strikes on Damascus and interviews Stan Heller from Promoting Enduring Peace (www.pepeace.org)about the situation in Syria and the broader Middle East. Panel: Ruthanne Baumgartner, Scott Harris and Richard Hill. April 14, 2018






SPECIAL REPORT: "What's next for the youth movement against gun violence?"

Tyler Suarez, lead organizer of the March for Our Lives demo in Hartford, CT on March 24, assesses the event attended by 10,000 and discusses the agenda for the youth movement going forward. Interviewed by Richard Hill.



SPECIAL REPORT: "March for Our Lives - Hartford, Connecticut" March 24, 2018

Selected speeches from the March for Our Lives in Hartford, Connecticut, recorded and produced by Scott Harris




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Award-winning Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (1949-2018)

Award-winning investigative journalist and founder/editor of ConsortiumNews.com, Robert Parry has passed away. His ground-breaking work uncovering Reagan-era dirty wars in Central America and many other illegal and immoral policies conducted by successive administrations and U.S. intelligence agencies, stands as an inspiration to all in journalists working in the public interest.

Robert had been a regular guest on our Between The Lines and Counterpoint radio shows -- and many other progressive outlets across the U.S. over four decades.

His penetrating analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international conflicts will be sorely missed, and not easily replaced. His son Nat Parry writes a tribute to his father: Robert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews.



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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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Sixth-Grade Student Organizes 'Rally For Our Climate Future'

Posted June 6, 2018

MP3 Excerpts of speeches by sixth-grade student Sam Rosenberg and climate activist Diane Lentakis, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

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Students in the sixth-grade class at Cold Spring School, an independent school in New Haven, Connecticut, spent a lot of time learning about the topic of sustainability. Each student wrote a paper and worked on a project that focused on an issue related to sustainability this year. One student, Sam Rosenberg, wrote a paper on climate change solutions and then organized a rally for climate action in a local park on May 31.

Sam connected with a local volunteer from the group 350CT who provided some guidance, then the sixth-grader applied for and received a city permit, scheduled speakers and planned the entire event. He was joined by classmates, who carried handmade posters urging action to address the climate crisis. Also attending the rally was Sam Rosenberg's teacher; some parents and local climate activists.

Before Sam spoke at his “Rally for Our Climate Future," local activist Diane Lentakis, a volunteer with 350.org and the Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club talked about the Club's "Ready for 100" campaign, urging cities and towns to commit to transitioning to 100 percent clean and renewable energy sources by adopting policies to promote energy efficiency, utilizing wind, solar and electrified transportation.

DIANE LENTAKIS: I am the lead volunteer organizer/campaign manager for a national campaign called Ready for 100. This is a national campaign that consists of people working together to inspire our decisionmakers to transition their towns and cities to be powered 100 percent with clean, renewable energy. This collaboration is asking mayors, CEOs, religious leaders, civic and community leaders, environmental organizations, environmental justice organizations, parents and students, especially, to commit to solutions that help us achieve 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035 or sooner for the electric sector and by 2050 or sooner – and I emphasize "or sooner" – for the other sectors – transportation, heating and cooling sectors.

This campaign is different from traditional grassroots campaigns in the following regard: The goal is to win substantive action-driven local clean energy victories as to execute national communications and movement-building strategies that will collectively shift the national public will to transition our energy sectors to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Ready for 100 creates networks of local leaders who support each other in building a powerful, well-organized movement from the ground up. We have been using certain tools in this campaign, such as community mapping and power mapping, and it helps us identify – especially the community mapping – the different organizations within the particular town or city we're working in to encourage them to work with us as a group and encourage the leaders to transition their towns and cities to 100 percent.

Some of the groups that we've already done presentation in are Hamden, New Haven, Hampton, Westport, Mansfield. The group that's been up and going is right here: We have a Ready for 100 New Haven group; I think they're really enthusiastic to work together to make this happen. The reason why we chose New Haven to start with is it's already a progressive city as far as the environment is concerned. I see it here with the kids, thank you very much. (Applause)

BETWEEN THE LINES: That was Diane Lentakis from Connecticut Sierra Club and 350CT. Sixth-grader Sam Rosenberg wrapped up the rally.

SAM ROSENBERG: In humankind's history, we have made marvelous inventions: the Planck (law – quantum physics and electromagnetism), the car, electricity. The examples I just mentioned, and others, are in our daily lives so much we hardly notice or think about them. But if they have a negative effect on the environment, then they're all for the worst. When people take actions, they can have an effect on the environment. Depending on the action, this effect can be positive or negative. Almost any action you do has a carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide we put into the atmosphere due to what we do or buy, and the effects of our actions have a huge impact. According to 97 percent of all scientists, our carbon footprints are causing more storms, more floods and more droughts. They are causing mass migration, which can lead to conflict and casualties. Shouldn't our actions cause the opposite? (Yes, Yeah)

But why should we care about our effect on the environment? Why? Wouldn't the high-powered people take care of it? Should we even think about this? But it's not just their fight! Not just the U.S.'s fight; not just Mexico's fight; not just Canada's fight; not just France's fight; not just all the other countries' fight. It's our fight, it's the entire world's fight! (Applause)

And as our fight, it's our responsibility to keep the environment healthy! It's our fight to think about our impact to the climate! It's our fight to do things that will lower our carbon footprints! It's our fight to let our representatives know how we feel! (Applause)

It's our fight to contact our state's senators and tell them we want more environmental regulations, statewide, countrywide and worldwide! (Applause)

So this is where I bring my speech to the end. What does the future hold for our climate, for the planet, for us? Who knows? All I know is if we take care of the environment, the future will be for the best. (Applause, cheering)

GROUP: It's our fight (repeat)

Learn more about youth organizing on climate change issues by visiting Children's Trust: Securing the Legal Right to a Safe Climate at ourchildrenstrust.org.

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