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who helped make our 25th anniversary with Jeremy Scahill a success!

For those who missed the event, or were there and really wanted to fully absorb its import, here it is in video

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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

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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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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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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.)

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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted July 4, 2012 for week ending July 13, 2012

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"We're still going to have 26 million uninsured people, tens of millions more middle-class people who buy health insurance in good faith only to find that when they get serious illness and their insurance fails them. There's too many gaps like co-payments, deductibles and uncovered services so that despite having health insurance, they still can't afford the care. And the health care costs are still going to go through the roof."

– Dr. Steffie Woolhandler on the Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act, which subsidizes a for-profit health care system unlike the universal health care of all other developed nations



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After Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, Single-Payer Advocates Vow to Continue Fight for Medicare For All

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Interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, professor of public health at City University of New York, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris

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In a long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court, the justices handed down a 5 to 4 ruling on June 28 that upheld the constitutionality of President Obama's Afordable Care Act, which mandates that all citizens who are financially able purchase private health insurance, or be subject to a tax or penalty. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many by siding with the court's liberal members, providing a majority opinion that will allow the health care reform legislation to be implemented as planned by 2014. However, in writing the court's opinion, Roberts explained that he upheld the legislation's individual mandate as a tax, not as a valid exercise of Congress' commerce clause power.  Story continues

Supreme Court Ruling Bars Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles

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Interview with Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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In another important ruling before its summer adjournment, the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 that imposing mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of murder is unconstitutional. However, under the ruling, judges can still sentence juveniles to life without parole, but only on a case-by-case basis. The high court had abolished the death penalty for juveniles in 2005 and in 2010 had eliminated life without parole for juveniles for crimes not involving homicide.  Story continues

Supreme Court Rejects Arizona's Pre-emption of Federal Immigration Law, But Upholds SB 1070's "Papers Please" Provision

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Interview with Bill Chandler, executive director, Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, conducted by Scott Harris

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Arizona's harsh immigration law, known as SB 1070, which was passed by the state's GOP-controlled legislature in the spring of 2010, provoked widespread anger, protests and calls for an economic boycott. The law made it a crime for an immigrant not to carry documentation on their legal status in the U.S.; allowed state police to arrest people without a warrant if they had probable cause to believe their actions would make them deportable under federal law and made it illegal for an individual to apply for employment without federal work authorization. A fourth provision empowered Arizona state police to investigate the immigration status of a person stopped, detained, or arrested if the officer had a reasonable suspicion that individual was in the country illegally.  Story continues

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