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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. 29, 2012 for week ending Sept. 7, 2012

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"I think that it is a form of racism in the United States. ... This (message) was carefully crafted in the 1980s and 90s by the people who started doing this, Gingrich. So it's a message that seems to still resonate. It's one of those things where you don't have to say, "race" to mean "race." And it's also misogynist(ic). Who are we talking about? We're talking about poor moms – poor women raising kids on their own."

– Randy Albelda, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, on Mitt Romney's false claim that President Obama has removed the work requirement to receive welfare assistance


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GOP Employs Phony Welfare Issue to Exploit Racial Division and Win Over White Voters

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Interview with Randy Albelda, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, conducted by Scott Harris

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Federal welfare program has emerged as a major issue in this year’s election campaign. Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have charged in TV advertising that President Obama has “gutted” the work requirement for welfare recipients, which was a key part of welfare reform legislation signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Critics charged then and now, that the welfare reform law, embraced by Clinton and the GOP, unfairly penalized the working poor – primarily mothers with young children.  Story continues

Romney, Ryan, Akin and GOP Wage War on Women by Embracing Extreme Positions on Reproductive Rights

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Interview with Nancy Keenan, outgoing president of NARAL-Pro Choice America, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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GOP Missouri member of Congress and U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin’s recent comments about "legitimate rape" have served to highlight the Republican Party’s stand against abortion, even if a woman becomes pregnant as a result of rape or incest. Presidential nominee Mitt Romney – who, as governor of Massachusetts took a pro-choice position – has distanced himself from Akin's comments, saying he supports the right to abortion in those specific cases, while reiterating his newfound opposition to abortion in general. Meanwhile, his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, has exactly the same extremist views as Akin, and the official Republican Party platform echoes those same positions.  Story continues

Defenders of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Say Sweden's Actions Justified His Political Asylum Request

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Interview with Jonathan Schwarz, a researcher and producer working with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, conducted by Scott Harris

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After exhausting all legal options in Great Britain to challenge an order of deportation to Sweden to face charges of sexual assault, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at Ecuador’s London embassy on June 19. On Aug. 16, Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, announced that the government of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa had granted Assange political asylum on the basis that he risks "political persecution" if extradited to Sweden to face trial on sexual assault charges.”  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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