This Week on Between The Lines

Posted Jan. 22, 2017

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Jan. 20, 2017 – The Trump Resistance Starts Now!

Voices and Images from the Revival of the Progressive Movement

See Between The Lines at the 2017 Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the Women's March on Washington


Posted Jan. 18, 2017 for week ending Jan. 27, 2017

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"Why in the world we wanted to take a military alliance such as NATO in the wake of the Soviet collapse and bring it closer to the Russian border in a time of tremendous Russian weakness is something I will never understand. I think that was a huge strategic mistake."

– Melvin Goodman, former CIA analyst and author who currently serves as a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy on why he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin "had enough" and committed to the defeat of Hillary Clinton


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Trump, Russia and How U.S. Provoked a New Cold War

MP3 Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and author who currently serves as a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris

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Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, with the lowest approval rating of any president in recent American history. Questions about Trump’s legitimacy have been fueled by U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russia had launched cyber-attacks targeting the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign in order to hurt the Democratic candidate and boost Trump. Dozens of embarrassing Clinton emails were passed on to WikiLeaks in the closing weeks of the election campaign, which were then published across the U.S. and the world. More than 50 Democratic lawmakers say they won’t attend Trump’s inauguration to protest Russia’s alleged role in his victory as well as recent insults hurled by the president-elect at civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.  Story continues

Organizing Social Self-Defense Under the Trump Regime

MP3 Interview with Jeremy Brecher, historian, author and activist, co-founder of the Labor Network for Sustainability, conducted by Scott Harris

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After a polarizing presidential election campaign like few others in U.S. political history, Donald Trump will enter the White House with a majority of Americans disapproving of the erratic real estate billionaire. An ABC News-Washington Post poll published on Jan. 17 found that 54 percent of people surveyed viewed Trump unfavorably, with only 40 percent viewing him positively. That's the lowest favorability for any incoming president since Jimmy Carter in 1977. The next-lowest rated president in previous polls was George W. Bush in 2001, but with a rating 16 points higher than Trump's.  Story continues

Deal Reached to Close Indian Point, One of America's Most Dangerous Nuclear Power Plants

MP3 Interview with Paul Gunter, director of the Reactor Oversight Project at the group Beyond Nuclear, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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The Indian Point nuclear power plant is located on the Hudson River less than 30 miles north of New York City, posing a threat to the city’s 8 million residents and to millions more who live in upstate New York and in western Connecticut. Indian Point provides one-quarter of the electricity consumed by New York City and Westchester County. Anti-nuclear activists have been trying to close the aging and accident-prone plant for decades, which many critics have dubbed one of the most dangerous nuclear power plants in America. In recent years, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also campaigned for Indian Point’s closure.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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Compiled by Bob Nixon

 

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