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SPECIAL AUDIO RECORDING: Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org talks about the next steps in the climate change campaign
An address by Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, upon receiving the annual Gandhi Peace Award from the New Haven-based group Promoting Enduring Peace on April 18 in Hamden, CT
Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with "The End of Nature" in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. The group he founded, 350.org, has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. The Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was "probably the country’s most important environmentalist."
SPECIAL AUDIO RECORDING: Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Left Party Coalition, on "Anti-Austerity Politics in Greece, Europe and Beyond"
A talk recorded on Jan. 25, 2013 at The City University of New York, in a program sponsored by CUNY's Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work.
Alexis Tsipras, a member of the Hellenic parliament, president of the Synaspismos political party since 2008, head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group since 2009, and leader of the Opposition since June 2012. SYRIZA currently leads in Greek opinion polls. Listen to the audio here.
Listen to Scott Harris Live on WPKN Radio
Between The Lines' Executive Producer Scott Harris hosts a live,
weekly talk show, Counterpoint, from which some of Between The Lines'
interviews are excerpted. Listen every Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m.
EDT at www.WPKN.org
(Follows the 5-7 minute White Rose Calendar.)
Counterpoint in its entirety is archived after midnight ET
and is available for at least a year following broadcast in
WPKN Radio's Archives.
MP3: Glenn Greenwald delivers a keynote address at "A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention" at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Dec. 8, 2012.
Glenn Greenwald is a columnist on civil liberties and US national security issues for the Guardian newspaper. He's a former constitutional lawyer, and until 2012 was a contributing writer at Salon.com. Greenwald is the author of "With Liberty and Justice For Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful."
Read his column at The Guardian (UK)
Between The Lines' executive producer Scott Harris conducted an interview with Glenn Greenwald at the conference, which will be featured in a BTL program to be released Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Noam Chomsky is linguistics and philosophy professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of nearly 100 books, Chomsky is one of the world's most widely read progressive dissident intellectuals. He talks about his new book, "Occupy," about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the wider issues of class warfare in the America today. Listen to this interview (June 6, 2011) MP3: Nathan Schneider
has been reporting on the OWS movement from its first days in August,
2011. In this April 3, 2012 interview, Richard Hill asks him to assess
the on-going debate in the movement between those espousing a strict
adherence to non-violence principles and practices and those advocating
a 'diversity of tactics', Interview conducted by Richard Hill, WPKN
IRAQ WAR VETERANS THROW MEDALS AT NATO SUMMIT PROTEST
"At the very end, the closing ceremony that the veterans did to return their medals was just beyond moving. It really brought home some of the people who are truly affected by NATO's policies and actions around the world – the real damage that that can cause."
Interview with Carl J. Mayer, an attorney who filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven plaintiffs challenging Section 1021 of the NDAA, conducted by Scott Harris
On Dec. 31, 2011 President Obama signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which carries several ominous provisions. However, Section 1021 of the NDAA is the most alarming in that it can be broadly interpreted to empower the current, and all future presidents, to indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens and non-citizens who were part of or “substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners." Persons accused under this provision can be held by the U.S. military indefinitely or transferred to any nation in the world, without charge, trial or access to an attorney.
Interview with Pat Hunt, an organizer with the coalition Protesting the NATO Summit, conducted by Scott Harris
From the moment plans were announced to hold the NATO military coalition and G8 economic summit meetings in Chicago during May, peace and economic justice activists began organizing demonstrations to oppose the war in Afghanistan while linking military spending to harsh budget cuts and unemployment. But in March, the White House abruptly changed the location of the G8 summit, moving it to Camp David in Maryland. Undaunted, protest organizers moved ahead with their plans and thousands of activists arrived in Chicago to greet more than 50 world leaders as they arrived in Chicago for the NATO gathering May 20 and 21.
Interview with Gary Holder-Winfield, chair of the Connecticut General Assembly's Black and Hispanic Caucus, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Two days before the Connecticut legislature ended its 2012 session at midnight on May 9, the state House and Senate passed a landmark education reform bill that is aimed at closing the state's widest-in-the-country racial achievement gap. When elected, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy declared education reform was his highest priority. But when the legislative session began in February, many players thought he sabotaged the process by sarcastically stating that all teachers have to do to earn tenure "is show up for four years." That comment provoked the two teachers' unions in the state, the Connecticut Education Association and the Connecticut Federation of Teachers, to actively oppose the governor’s proposal.
Since the world sank into deep recession in 2008, will economic cooperatives provide a proven alternative to market failures in places as diverse as coffee growers in Kenya to the rust belt in the United States? ("Are co-ops the answer?" In These Times, June 2012)
Will religious organizations and civil society groups be able to sustain the $49 million federal mentoring programs for children of imprisoned parents, now that all federal funds have been cut? ("No Child Left Alone," Christian Science Monitor, March 26, 2012)