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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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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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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017
"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017
"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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Posted Dec. 7, 2011
Interview with Chris Anders, senior legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Scott Harris
It's been a little over 10 years since the 9/11 attack on the U.S., but new legislation now making its way through Congress has the imprint of similar bills that were hastily passed and signed into law in the fearful days following the nation’s most deadly terrorist assault. The House and Senate have recently voted to include a provision in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that mandates that all accused terrorists be indefinitely imprisoned in military rather than in the civilian court system. But most alarmingly, the measure also empowers the current, and all future presidents, to indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens suspected of engaging in terrorism without charge or trial.
Although many civil libertarians have been critical of President Obama for not thoroughly repudiating many of the Bush administration’s harsh, extra-constitutional methods of dealing with terrorism suspects, the White House along with the secretary of defense, the directors of the FBI, CIA and National Intelligence have all publicly come out in opposition to the indefinite detention provision, saying that they are both “harmful and counterproductive.” But some observers believe the Obama administration’s objections have more to do with preserving executive branch power, rather than opposition to the substance of the legislation.
Between the Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Chris Anders, senior legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, who explains why his group is opposed to the indefinite detention legislation and are urging President Obama to veto the measure.
Find links to more information and articles on terrorism, the constitution and the rule of law, at the American Civil Liberties Union website, www.aclu.org.