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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016
"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.
Listen to audio of the plenary sessions from the weekend.
JEREMY SCAHILL: Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker "Dirty Wars"
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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"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
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A compilation of activist and news sites with a progressive point of view
This Week on Between The Lines
Posted Sept. 28, 2011 for week ending Oct. 7, 2011
OCCUPY WALL STREET
- "Joe Hill," organizer with Occupy Wall Street, on how the movement got started Listen in MP3
- Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author, discussing the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in his comparison to the Arab Spring uprisings and protests in Europe against austerity cuts. See story below.
Photos and Reading Between The Lines Blog
- Occupy Wall Street signs of the times
- "The NYPD led protesters onto the Brooklyn Bridge roadway," by Hank Hoffman, Between The Lines newswire editor
- "Time to Take a Stand," by Reginald Johnson, Reading Between The Lines blogger
- "Part Three: An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Occupy Wall Street Solidarity Growing," by Anna Manzo, Between The Lines senior web editor
- "Part Two: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come: And Occupy Wall Street Will Spread," by Anna Manzo, Between The Lines senior web editor
- "Part One: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come: Nobody Can Predict the Moment of Revolution," by Anna Manzo, Between The Lines senior web editor
Listen to the entire program using these links, or to individual
interviews via the links appearing prior to each segment description
Interview with Chris Hedges, author of "The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress", UPDATED and with NEW LINKs (9/30/11 below) , conducted by Scott Harris
In the months after the near collapse of the U.S. financial and banking system in 2008 that triggered the most serious global economic meltdown since the Great Depression, America has witnessed an uneasy silence suggesting either trauma or stunned acquiescence among the general populace. While polls find that the population at large blames the recklessness of wealthy bankers and speculators for record unemployment and home foreclosures, the only real anger expressed in the streets in recent years has come from corporate-backed Tea Party activists bent on defunding social safety net programs while labeling President Obama a Muslim-socialist, and attacking unions.
Interview with Richard Wolff, professor of economics at New School University, conducted by Scott Harris
When President Obama outlined his plan on Sept. 19 to raise $1.5 trillion in new taxes primarily targeting the wealthy in order to reduce the nation’s deficit over the next decade, Republican politicians and conservative activists were quick to brand the president’s plan as “class warfare.” The White House proposal would add $800 billion in revenue by ending the Bush-era tax cuts on households with an annual income of more than $250,000, and gain an additional $700 billion by closing tax loopholes and deductions.
Interview with Ashley Nellis, research analyst with The Sentencing Project, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
For decades of criminal justice practice in the U.S., juveniles were considered to have a special status, different from adult offenders, by virtue of their age and higher likelihood of rehabilitation. The criminal justice system put in place a process to insulate young people from the negative consequences of being thrown in with adult prisoners and being branded a “criminal.” Prosecutors followed procedures that allowed the conviction of young offenders to remain confidential matters.
This week’s summary of under-reported news
Compiled by Bob Nixon
- Ellen Foster, who exposed fraud and shut down six offices of Countrywide Financial, was fired by Bank of America soon after it took over the ailing mortgage giant. ("Countrywide protected fraudsters by silencing whistleblowers, says former employees," Center for Public Integrity; "Fast, Furious fallout," Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 12, 2011)
- A new investigative report from the humanitarian group No More Deaths, reveals that the U.S. Border Patrol routinely abuses migrants from Latin America who are caught in the desert of southern Arizona. ("A Culture of Cruelty: Abuse and Impunity in Short-Term U.S. Border Control Custody,” executive summary," No More Deaths, Sept. 21, 2011; "In Their Own Words: full report on detention centers", ACLU, June 2011)
- Government leaders in Mexico and the United States were shocked by the brutal murder of Mario Gonzalez, brother of a powerful Mexican prosecutor last fall by a drug cartel. At the time, U.S. officials refused to tell Mexican authorities the AK-47 gun that killed Gonzalez was among those traced from the U.S. in the now scandalous "Fast and Furious" undercover program run by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. ("Mexico still waiting for answers on Fast and Furious gun program," Los Angeles Times, Sept. 21, 2011; " Mortgage industry tanks, fraud continues at Countrywide," Sept. 23, 2011)
- Phyllis Bennis: Palestinians Vow to Test Bid for Statehood at United Nations
- Dr. Cathy Grace: As U.S. Poverty Rises, Social Safety Net Programs Face Cuts
- Arthur Stamoulis: Despite Almost Certain U.S. Job Losses, Obama Pushes for Bush-Era Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Colombia and South Korea
- Scott Klinger: Study Finds 25 Top CEOs' Pay Exceeds Corporate Taxes Paid
- Sarah van Gelder: Communities Adopt New Cooperative Models to Cope with High Unemployment
- Laura Moye: International Human Rights Groups Campaign to Stop Georgia Execution of Troy Davis
- Vince Warren: Legacy of Fear: 9/11 and the Erosion of Civil Liberties
- Faiz Shakir: New Report Reveals the Roots of Resurgent Islamophobia in America
- Anne McGrath Mulderry: Mother of 9/11 Victim Transforms her Grief into Universal Prayer for Peace and Love
- Liz Ryan Murray: New York Attorney General Working to Hold Big Banks Accountable for Foreclosure Fraud, Dismissed from Multistate Mortgage Abuse Panel
- Emily Wurth: Energy Industry Political Allies Resist Legislative and Grassroots Efforts to End Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing
- Natalie Foster: Newly Organized Progressive Coalition Challenges Corporate-Funded Tea Party Agenda in Washington, D.C.
- T. Kumar: Amnesty International: Hold All Sides in Libyan Conflict Accountable for War Crimes
- David Goldson: House Republicans Attempt to Hold 2012 Budget Hostage to Repeal of Environmental Regulations
- May Boeve: Protests Pressure Obama to Reject Proposed Alberta-to-Texas Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
- Drew Courtney: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' Conduct Provokes Calls for Ethics Probe
- Terry Nelson: Legalization: An Alternative to the Costly, Failed U.S. War on Drugs
- Bruce Levine: New Confidence Required to Overcome Americans' Political Passivity
- Jeff Halper: Outcome of Palestinian-U.N. Initiative for Statehood Has Serious Consequences for U.S.
- Chuck Keeney: Recent March to Protect Blair Mountain in West Va. Brought Coal Miners and Environmentalists Together
- Devra Davis: World Health Organization Study Links Cell Phone Use to Cancer Risk
- Dave Johnson: GOP Extortion Forces Deep Budget Cuts with No Tax Increases on the Wealthy
- Bruce Niles: Bloomberg Philanthropies' $50 Million Gift to Sierra Club Expands Group's "Beyond Coal" Campaign
- Chip Berlet: Norwegian Anti-Islamic Mass Murderer Influenced by American Christian Right Extremists
- Wendy Weiser: Looking to 2012 Election, Republicans Enact Voter Suppression Legislation Across the U.S.
- Junior Walk: Activists Engage in Tree-Sit Protest in West Virginia to Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
- Arjun Makhijani: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Update: Mismanagement Leads to Radioactive Food Contamination