This Week on Between The Lines

Posted July 12, 2017 for week ending July 21, 2017


"We really wanted to point out some of the lip service that is often paid to climate action still needs some more substantial, significant steps to phasing out those fossil fuels, including coal, but also of course, oil and gas, particularly in the United States."

– Cassady Craighill, media officer with Greenpeace USA, on Greenpeace International's daring climate activism at such events like the G20 Summit

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Protesters Demand G20 Nations Do More to Address Climate Change

MP3 Interview with Cassady Craighill, media officer with Greenpeace USA, conducted by Scott Harris


An estimated 100,000 activists from across Europe and elsewhere converged on Hamburg, Germany to engage in multi-issue protests at the Group of 20, or G20 summit meeting July 7-8. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were among the leaders of the G20 industrial nations who gathered in Hamburg to discuss trade, immigration, terrorism and human rights.  Story continues

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Resolutions Opposing Trump's Military Budget Increase

MP3 Interview with Toni Harp, mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


At the close of its 85th Annual Meeting on June 26, the United States Conference of Mayors for the 12th consecutive year, adopted a strong resolution put forth by a coalition called Mayors for Peace, which called on President Trump to lower nuclear tensions, prioritize diplomacy, and redirect nuclear weapons spending to meet human needs and address environmental challenges, which was sponsored by Mayor Frank Cownie of Des Moines, Iowa and 19 co-sponsors.  Story continues

DEA Lied About Deadly Honduran Drug Raid, Accountability Demanded

MP3 Interview with Annie Bird, director of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission, conducted by Scott Harris


A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-supported narcotics interdiction raid in Honduras in May 2012 that killed four civilians, including two women and a 14-year-old boy, received new attention recently with the May release of a report by inspectors general of the Departments of State and Justice. The report refuted an initial account filed by the DEA that stated the Honduran attack on a civilian boat by a DEA-led Honduran police unit and U.S. machine-gun-equipped helicopter was justified, and found that DEA and State Department officials had misled Congress.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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Compiled by Bob Nixon


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