This Week on Between The Lines

Posted Nov. 9, 2011 for week ending Nov. 18, 2011

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Ralph Nader on the Threat Posed by Occupy Wall Street to U.S. Political and Economic Status Quo

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Interview with Ralph Nader, three-time presidential candidate, renowned consumer advocate, conducted by Scott Harris

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With thousands of new activists participating in hundreds of encampments across the nation each week, the Occupy Wall Street movement is moving forward, even if the eventual goals and list of demands are not yet clear.  Story continues

Demands for Transparency Target Money Flowing to Members of Congressional Deficit Super Committee

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Interview with Ellen Miller, co-founder, executive director of Sunshine Foundation, conducted by Scott Harris

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The Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the congressional super committee, was formed in a deal reached to break the impasse over raising the nation’s debt ceiling in August. The super committee, composed of six Democrats and six Republicans – half from the House and half from the Senate – are tasked with reducing the nation's deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the next ten years, by making budget cuts and/or increasing revenue.  Story continues

Vermont Farmer Builds Model for Sustainable Local Food System

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Interview with Ben Hewitt, best-selling author and farmer, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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This year’s Connecting for Change: East Coast Bioneers Conference, took place from Oct. 21 to 23 in New Bedford, Mass. The Marion Institute that has sponsored the conference for seven years now, describes the gathering as bringing together “environmental, industry and social justice innovators to focus on food and farming, health and healing, green business, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and sustainability, all working to catalyze a movement to heal our world.”  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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Compiled by Bob Nixon

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