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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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"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016/p>

"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, March 22, 2015

"GOP senators defend CIA cannibalism program," by Samuel Schmaltz, November 15, 2016

"Demanding Justice for Michael Brown," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 25, 2016

"Shut Down a Cold War Relic," by Reginald Johnson, Oct. 7, 2016

"U.S. breaking the law? Who cares?" by Reginald Johnson, Sept. 2, 2016

"Warsaw Ghetto 1943 and Occupied Gaza 2016: No Valid Comparison, but Several Haunting Parallels," by Scott Harris, July 31, 2016

"Drifting Towards War?" by Reginald Johnson, May 23, 2016

"Media on Ukraine: What Happened to Journalism?" by Reginald Johnson, May 2, 2016

"Dismantling the Corporate State," by Reginald Johnson, April 8, 2016

"Talking Tough on Russia," by Reginald Johnson, March 20, 2016

"Those Lying Russians," by Reginald Johnson, March 6, 2016


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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.


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 (www.wagingnonviolence.org) 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

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Posted Aug. 1, 2012 for week ending Aug. 10, 2012

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"Much of this ($21 trillion) is concentrated in about 10 million people around the planet. The growth of the activity has been accounted for by a relative handful of major international banks – including Goldman Sachs – which have made it a business to help the wealthiest people on the planet take their money out of their home countries, invest it abroad tax-free and use a variety of schemes to defend it against taxation."

– James S. Henry, lead researcher on "The Price of Offshoring Revisited," on $21 trillion stashed in tax havens to avoid taxes on bonds, stocks, as well as bank deposits on alternate investments like hedge funds. This $21 trillion excludes non-financial assets like real estate, art collections, yachts and intellectual property.


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New Report Finds Super Rich Around the World have Avoided Paying Taxes on More Than $21 Trillion of Hidden Wealth

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Interview with James S. Henry, lead researcher for Tax Justice Network report, "The Price of Offshore Revisited", conducted by Scott Harris

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This election year, one of the central debates between Democrats and Republicans – and between President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney – is over how much should the nation’s wealthiest citizens have to pay in federal taxes. On that issue, polls find most voters in favor of letting the Bush-era tax cuts lapse for the wealthy, while retaining tax cuts for families earning $250,000 and under annually. But a new report undertaken by the Tax Justice Network paints a disturbing picture of tax avoidance, finding that the super-rich in the U.S. and around the world are hiding at least $21 trillion in offshore accounts, avoiding paying millions of dollars in taxes in their home countries.  Story continues

Arrests at West Virginia Mountain Top Removal Coal Mine Signals New Phase of Direct Action Campaign

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Interview with Dustin Steele, organizer with RAMPS, Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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On July 25, 45 persons walked onto the site of a mountaintop removal mine in Lincoln County in the southern West Virginia coal fields to demand an end to the practice in which the tops of Appalachian ridges are blasted apart to get to the coal seams beneath. It leaves behind what looks like a moonscape in many cases, with the blasted rocks and soil dumped in the valleys below. More than 2,000 miles of valley streams have been buried so far.  Story continues

Caravan for Peace to Travel Across U.S., Focusing Attention on Mexico’s Drug War Violence

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Interview with Ted Lewis, human rights program director with Global Exchange, conducted by Scott Harris

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After Javier Sicilia’s 24-year-old son was murdered with a group of friends by drug traffickers in the city of Cuernavaca last year, the well-known Mexican poet founded the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity to call for an end to the drug violence in his country. Over the past six years, Mexico’s drug war has claimed the lives of 60,000 people, 10,000 have disappeared and over 150,000 have been forced to leave their homes.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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