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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," Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 10 a.m.- to 12:15 p.m., Room 8.61, 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.
Can Bernie recreate the Rainbow Coalition?
Kevin Alexander Gray, civil rights and labor organizer, author and commentator,
questions Bernie Sanders' ability to mobilize minority support given his early missteps
and failure to build bridges to marginalized communities before launching his campaign.
Gray also assesses the state of the Black Lives Matter movement and speculates on its
prospects for broadening its agenda to include the full spectrum of progressive. (MP3 audio, 54:14)
Please note: Raw audio, static between 3:50-5:55.
How sustainable is the recent wave of positive change?
Robert Borosage, director of Campaign for America's Future (www.ourfuture.org) addresses the question: Do the recent waves of positive events represent a sea change that will continue to gather momentum? Or are they an anomaly that will be blown away in a blast of right-wing outrage? Interview conducted by Richard Hill. (MP3 audio, 28:49)
Only Activism Can Challenge America's Rigged System to Reverse Inequality and Restore Democracy
Interview with Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former foreign correspondent, editor and Washington Bureau chief for The New York Times (MP3 audio, 21:47)
Hedrick Smith talks about how we can restore democracy, reduce inequality and rebuild the power of the people. He is also author of many books, his latest titled, "Who Stole the American Dream?"
Between The Lines' Coverage of Ralph Nader's Convocation of the American Museum of Tort Reform in Winsted, CT Sept. 26, 2015
Convcation speeches (MP3 audio - 2.5 hours)
Patti Smith's People Have the Power (QuickTime movie-download only (raw video)
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Between The Lines' Coverage of the 2015 Left Forum
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine held a Left Forum panel discussion:
"Successes and Challenges of Human Rights Campaigns for Publicly Financed Health Care in the U.S." on May 30, 2015
Newly added video of the health care panel
Listen to audio of the plenary sessions from the three-day weekend.
"The TPP: Capitalism on Steroids,"
Economics professor Richard Wolff compares socialist and capitalist economic
models, presents a new paradigm for socialist transition and debunks
mainstream pundits' consignment of socialism to the "ash heap of history."
He then deconstructs the argument for so-called "free trade" and
analyzes the threats to working people everywhere and what is left of the
American middle class by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Interview with
Between The Lines' Richard Hill on May 5, 2015.
"More Lies. More War? The Truth Behind the Iran Nuclear Scare,"
Gareth Porter, award-winning investigative journalist,
deconstructs the web of half-truths and outright deceptions that have tainted the debate over negotiating a peaceful
resolution to the Iran nuclear issue. Interview with Between The Lines' Richard Hill, on April 7, 2015.
"Mentor, Friend and Supporter Danny Schechter Will Be Missed"
Reflections on the extraordinary life of activist, author, news analyst, documentary filmmaker and Between The Lines' friend Danny Schechter, "The News Dissector," who died on Thursday, March 19, 2015
"A Conversation with Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras on Her Documentary Film, 'CITIZEN FOUR'"
Edward Snowden via video link from Moscow joined Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras discussing Poitras' new Academy Award-nominated documentary film, "Citizen Four," at a TimesTalk event Feb. 12, 2015. Listen to an audio recording of the entire one-hour event.
"TECHNO-UTOPIANISM and the Fate of the Earth"
Selected Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine audio recordings from:
The International Forum on Globalization's conference, Oct. 25, 2014, Cooper Union, New York City
"UNSTOPPABLE": Ralph Nader talk, interview July 26, 2014
Listen to Ralph Nader's 75 min. talk and interview about his new book, "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State" at Barnes and Noble, Milford, Connecticut. Nader makes a compelling case for left-right alliances on majoritarian issues that progressives and conservatives agree on, acknowledging that individuals feel all too often that they are powerless against the big power structure. He notes that issues such as school prayer, reproductive rights and gun control are issues that the power structure depends on to keep the majority divided. The minimum wage, breaking up the big banks, Pentagon audits, health care, campaign finance reform, corporate tax inversions, Net Neutrality, fracking and GMOs are just a few examples of left-right issues discussed with the audience. He says just a fraction of the left and right – working together – can make a huge "unstoppable" political realignment in passing legislation, despite the "ick factor" of working with those whose other views they don't always agree with.
Listen to Ralph Nader's short interview on current events with Scott Harris before the booksigning.
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine was at the Left Forum, May 30 - June 1, 2014, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Audio recordings from the Left Forum here.
PETE SEEGER (1919-2014): "Folk Music's Granddad Plays It Green"
Read a partial interview transcript with Pete Seeger conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris on June 5, 1994 and published in E: The Environmental Magazine in December 1994
Listen to the entire 30-minute interview here.
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.
NOAM CHOMSKY: Obama Threat Against Syria Based on Maintaining U.S. 'Credibility'
- Listen to the short version (8:00) of the interview here.
- Listen to the full interview (23:32) with Noam Chomsky here.
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine at the Left Forum, June 7-9, Pace University, New York City
Between The Lines' Left Forum audio coverage (more forthcoming
- A speech by 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein at the opening plenary session of the 2013 Left Forum in New York City, on the conference theme: "Mobilizing for Ecological and Economic Transformation" (28:36)
- A speech by Noam Chomsky provides a global political analysis on this year's Left Forum conference theme "Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation". Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, and institute professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Besides being known as the "father of modern linguistics," Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today.(1:07:06)
- Listen to more audio from other Left Forum workshops here.
SPECIAL AUDIO RECORDING:
Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org talks about the next steps in the climate change campaign
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"
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.
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"Mentor, Friend and Supporter Danny Schechter Will Be Missed" by Scott Harris, March 27, 2015
"A Travesty of Reporting," by Reginald Johnson, March 22, 2015
"GOP senators defend CIA cannibalism program," by Samuel Schmaltz, Dec. 13, 2014
"Demanding Justice for Michael Brown," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 25, 2014
"Shut Down a Cold War Relic," by Reginald Johnson, Oct. 7, 2014
"U.S. breaking the law? Who cares?" by Reginald Johnson, Sept. 2, 2014
"Warsaw Ghetto 1943 and Occupied Gaza 2014: No Valid Comparison, but Several Haunting Parallels," by Scott Harris, July 31, 2014
"Drifting Towards War?" by Reginald Johnson, May 23, 2014
"Media on Ukraine: What Happened to Journalism?" by Reginald Johnson, May 2, 2014
"Dismantling the Corporate State," by Reginald Johnson, April 8, 2014
"Talking Tough on Russia," by Reginald Johnson, March 20, 2014
"Those Lying Russians," by Reginald Johnson, March 6, 2014
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.
to this interview
(June 6, 2011)
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
A compilation of activist and news sites with a progressive point of view
This Week on Between The Lines
Posted Aug. 1, 2012 for week ending Aug. 10, 2012
"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.
Listen to the entire program using these links, or to individual
interviews via the links appearing prior to each segment description
Interview with James S. Henry, lead researcher for Tax Justice Network report, "The Price of Offshore Revisited", conducted by Scott Harris
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.
Interview with Dustin Steele, organizer with RAMPS, Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
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.
Interview with Ted Lewis, human rights program director with Global Exchange, conducted by Scott Harris
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.
This week’s summary of under-reported news
Compiled by Bob Nixon
- Argentina, the largest producer of natural gas in South America sits on huge untapped reserves of shale gas which can be extracted by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” the controversial process linked to water contamination in the United States. In April, Argentina President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner nationalized the majority of shares of YPF, the former state run oil company which was sold to Spanish oil firm Repsol in the late 1990s. ("Q&A: Changing Argentina’s Energy Mix will take intelligence and time," Economist, April 21, 2012; "Fill ‘er up" Inter Press Service, July 3, 2012; "Argentina country analysis brief," US EIA, July 24, 2012; "New Study: fluids from Marcellus Shale likely seeping into PA drinking water," ProPublica, July 9, 2012)
- The Consumer Financial Protection Board, created by the Dodd-Frank banking reform law, launched its first major enforcement action in mid-July against credit card giant Capital One. The company agreed to pay $150 million back to customers for marketing services they did not need. Capital One also paid a $60 million fine. ("In its first action, Consumer Bureau takes aim at Capital One," NY Times, July 19, 2012; "Too important to fail," Washington Monthly, July/August 2012; "Too important to fail," Washington Monthly, July/August 2012)
- Over the last 40 years, covert campaign donations have led to several major political scandals, observes Mother Jones magazine, dating back to Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign in 1972. ("Follow the dark money," Mother Jones, July/August 2012)
Ron Jacobs: East-West Geopolitical Battle Being Waged in Syrian Civil War
Ladd Everitt: After Aurora Shooting, Political Cowardice Prevents Revival of Assault Weapons Ban
Joanne Landy: Greek Anti-Austerity Movement Finds Political Voice in Syriza Party
Baher Azmy: Eighty-Seven Guantanamo Detainees Cleared for Release Remain in Hopeless Legal Limbo
- Erez Krispin and Nour Shehada: Former Israeli and Palestinian Combatants Oppose Israeli Government Panel Declaring West Bank Settlements Don't Violate International Law
Marge Baker: Senate Republicans Defeat Disclose Act Bill, Blocking Grassroots Drive for More Transparency in U.S. Elections
Sanjeev Bery: Human Rights Group Calls for an Immediate International Arms Embargo Against Syria's Government
Mark Hertsgaard: On Behalf of Their Children, Parents' Group Steps Up to Confront Generational Consequences of Climate Change
Robert Scheer: International LIBOR Scandal is Latest Example of Financial Sector’s Culture of Corruption
Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: After Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, Single-Payer Advocates Vow to Continue Fight for Medicare For All
Marc Mauer: Supreme Court Ruling Bars Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles
Bill Chandler: Supreme Court Rejects Arizona's Pre-emption of Federal Immigration Law, But Upholds SB 1070's "Papers Please" Provision
Ellen Vollinger: Congress Targets Food Stamp Program for Deep Cuts
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster: Senate Hears Testimony that Prolonged Prison Solitary Confinement is Torture
Coleen Rowley: Fearing Extradition to US, WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Seeks Political Asylum in Ecuador's London Embassy
Phyllis Bennis: Egyptian Military Consolidates Power as Muslim Brotherhood Claims Presidency
William K. Black: Federal Reserve Report Reveals Americans’ Dramatic Loss of Wealth Resulting from Financial Meltdown
Lorella Praeli: Apart from Obama's Executive Order, Young Undocumented Immigrants Continue Struggle for Path to Citizenship
Chris Toensing: Syria's Uprising Descends into Civil War
Matthew Rothschild: Wisconsin Recall Election Defeat a Wakeup Call for Progressive and Labor Activists
Elaine Kolb: GOP Proposal to Cut $800 Billion from Medicaid Budget Focus of Disability Rights Protest
Seif Da'Na: Days Before Egyptian Presidential Election, Court Sentences Mubarak, Ignites Massive Protest
Richard Wolff: Austerity Policies Fuel Eurozone Crisis, Growing Public Resistance
Marilyn Mullens: Women Against Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining Shave their Heads in Protest
Saher Francis: Jailed Palestinian Hunger Strikers Win Concessions from Israelis on Improved Prison Conditions
Andrew Gavin Marshall: Quebec's Student Tuition Strike Grows into Massive Anti-Austerity Movement
Richard Kirsch: Millions of Americans' Access to Health Care Hinges on Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling
Carl J. Mayer: Judge's Preliminary Injunction Bars Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens Under NDAA
Pat Hunt: Militarized Police Force and Terrorism Charges Greet NATO Protesters in Chicago
Gary Holder-Winfield: Connecticut Education Reform Law Aims to Close America's Worst Racial Achievement Gap
John Lewis: In Historic Shift, Obama Declares His Support for Same Gender Marriage
Laura Bozzi: "Climate Impacts Day" Connects Dots Between Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather
Matthew Rothschild: Labor and Progressive Activists Work to Get Out the Vote for Wisconsin Recall Election June 5
Tom Hayden: Obama Sends Mixed Messages in Speech on Future of Afghan War
Mazin Qumsiyeh: Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Marks Renewed Emphasis on Nonviolent Resistance
Bob Edgar: Common Cause to IRS: Revoke Corporate Lobby Group ALEC’s Tax-Exempt, Charitable Status
Christian Ramirez: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Challenging Constitutionality of Arizona's "Papers Please" Law
Aaron Viles: BP Oil Spill Disaster Fines to be Dedicated to Gulf Coast Wetlands Restoration
Mark Bray: Occupy Wall Street Movement Returns to the Streets in May Day Spring Revival
Jeremy Holden: U.S. Network TV News Misleads on Iranian Nuclear Threat
Dolores Huerta: Farm Workers Union Co-Founder: Together Progressive Activists can Advance Social Justice in America
Greg Palast: Investigation Finds BP Covered Up Information on 2008 Blowout a Precursor to 2010 Gulf Coast Disaster
Lee Farris: Tax Fairness Debate Takes Center Stage in Presidential Election Year
Everette Thompson: Amnesty International: Decades of Solitary Confinement at Louisiana’s Angola Prison Amounts to Torture
Alex Main: Summit of the Americas Highlights Latin Nations' Growing Independence from Washington
Baher Azmy: Civil Liberties Advocates: Supreme Court Strip Search Ruling Could Lead to Systematic Police Abuse
Richard Dieter: Connecticut Poised to Become 17th State to End Capital Punishment; Executions in Decline in U.S.
Rashad Robinson: ColorofChange.org Succeeds in Pressuring Major Corporations to Resign from Right-wing Policy Group American Legislative Exchange Council
Jin Hee Lee: Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin Provokes National Debate on Racial Profiling
Chuck Nelson: Federal Court Overturns EPA Revocation of Mountain Top Removal Coal Mine Permit
John Cavanagh: "99% Spring" Coalition of Unions, Students, Environmental Groups Organizing for Direct Action Protests
Kathy Kelly: U.S. Soldier's Murder of 16 Afghan Civilians Provokes Growing Anger Toward American Occupation
Suzanne Nossel: Amnesty International Report: Syrian Government Opponents Subjected to Systematic Torture
Kambale Musavuli: Critics Say Kony 2012 Campaign Offers Wrong Response to Central Africa's Complex Issues
Nathan Wessler: Obama Administration Program that Assassinates U.S. Citizens Challenged in FOIA Lawsuit
Terry O'Neill: Rush Limbaugh’s Attack on Law Student Sandra Fluke Provokes Campaign to Shut Down His Show
Keesha Gaskins: Justice Department and Courts Block Restrictive Voting Laws Enacted in GOP-Controlled States
Melvin A. Goodman: U.S. and Israel's Threats Could Lead to Unpredictable Military Confrontation with Iran
Judy Tabar: GOP Doubles Down on War Against Women's Access to Contraception
Tyson Slocum: Speculation and Exports Cause Latest Gas Price Spike
Chris Rude: Obama Plan to Reform Corporate Tax Code Fails to Shift Larger Tax Burden onto Big Business
Patty Blum: U.S. Judge Clears Way for Deportation of Former El Salvadoran General for War Crimes
Peter Montgomery: GOP Presidential Candidates Revive Christian Right Culture War to Rally Its Extremist Base
Costas Panayotakis: Greeks Resist Harsh Austerity Measures Imposed by Eurozone as Condition for New $172 Billion Bailout
Shahid Buttar: National Campaign Organizes to Overturn Provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act that Empowers Government to Indefinitely Detain American Citizens
Patty Lovera: Consumer Groups Demand Rigorous Government Study of Genetically Engineered Salmon's Hazards to Human Health
Jamal Abdi: Tensions Escalate as Israel and Iran Trade Charges in Embassy Bombings
Rachel Goldenberg: Rabbis' Group Fights for Rights of the Oppressed in Israel and the U.S.
Jeff Clements: 2012 Campaign Spending Breaking New Records as Groups Fight to Overturn Supreme Court 'Corporate Personhood' Decision
Richard Eskow: After Years of Inaction, Obama Moves to Investigate Wall Street Role in Economic Collapse
Bruce Hamilton: Sierra Club Secretly Took $26 million from Natural Gas Industry for Campaign Against Coal-Fired Power Plants
Theresa Moran: New Wave of Anti-Union Legislation Launched with Passage of Indiana "Right-to-Work" Law
Bob Edgar: State-by-State Campaign Working for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Decision
Meghan Smith: Obama Ruling on Access to Birth Control Provokes Attack from GOP and Religious Right
Sandy Nurse: The Occupy Movement Prepares for Spring Actions as 400 Arrested in Oakland
Kevin Alexander Gray: In 2012 GOP Primary Campaign, "Racist Dog Whistle" Sounds Like a Bullhorn
Emily Bernhardt: Study Finds Surface and Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Degrades Water Quality
Josh Levy: Cyber Activists Rise Up to Derail Proposed Federal Anti-Piracy Bills
Muhammad Sahimi: Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientists: A Provocation for War?
Kevin Gosztola: Bradley Manning Defense Team and Support Network Prepare for Court Martial
Dedrick Muhammad: Without Public Policy Change, America Headed for Increased Racial Inequality
Shahid Buttar: Breaking Campaign Pledge, Obama Signs Indefinite Detention into Law
Mark Hays: National Protest Actions will Oppose Supreme Court Ruling Granting "Corporate Personhood"
Cindy Cohn: Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging Warrantless Government Surveillance
Gar Alperovitz: Rising Economic Inequality Provokes Search for Practical, Democratic Alternatives
Lynn Freeman: Campaign to Recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Confident of Gathering Required Signatures Before Jan. 17th Deadline
Jihan Nasser: Palestinian Women's Center Overcomes Many Obstacles to Provide Technical Training to Those in Need
Rainey Reitman: Defense Lawyers Counter Claim of Harm to U.S. in Army Whistleblower Bradley Manning's Recent Hearing
Rona Moran: Website Exposes Companies that Profit from Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Land
Robert Weil: Wukan Village Revolt, Evidence of Growing Social Unrest in China
Joshua Landis: Arab League Intervenes as Syrian Uprising on Verge of Civil War
Ian Finkenbinder: West Coast Port Shutdown Tests Occupy Wall Street-Union Relations
Cindy Sheehan: Cindy Sheehan Reflects on the Cost and Legacy of the Iraq War
Daphne Wysham: Durban Climate Change Conference Averts Collapse, Negotiations on New Treaty Delayed
Paul Billings: Federal Clean Air Standards That Could Save Thousands of Lives is Under Attack
April Tyler: National Campaign Launched to Challenge GOP Efforts to Suppress Voting Rights
Robert Naiman: Increased Tension Between the West and Iran Risks Unintended Military Confrontation
Chris Anders: Congress Votes to Empower President to Imprison Americans Indefinitely without Charge or Trial
Henry Waxman: GOP House Majority Working to Weaken Key Provisions of Clean Air Act