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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE...

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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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted Sept. 5, 2012 for week ending Sept. 14, 2012

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"Obama, in his pursuit of bipartisan solutions, has blurred traditional political differences between the two parties on issues related to labor, economy, corporate power, free trade and federal budget priorities."

– Steve Early, former veteran union organizer with the Communications Workers of America and author of "The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor" on the "lesser 'evilism'" in labor's choice between Mitt Romney and Obama, as both candidates support free trade treaties that hurt workers – and neither of these men fully back legislation that would level the playing field for union workplace organizing drives


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U.S. Labor Movement Faces Choice of "Lesser Evils" in Coming Presidential Election

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Interview with Steve Early, union organizer and author, conducted by Scott Harris

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Over recent decades, the U.S. labor movement has lost millions of members, weakening unions’ ability to negotiate for higher wages and improved benefits. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of the workforce belonging to unions was 11.8 percent or 14.8 million workers in 2011. In 1983, the percentage of workers belonging to unions was 20.1 percent with 17.7 million union dues-paying members. Although public sector union membership was in a stronger position, comprising 37 percent of the workforce, public employee unions are facing aggressive attacks from Republican state governors and legislatures, with new laws revoking their right to bargain collectively, and instituting a large number of layoffs.  Story continues

Corporate Media Fails to Separate Fact from Fiction at GOP Convention

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Interview with Peter Hart, activism director with the media watch group FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, conducted by Scott Harris

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As the Republican National Convention was preparing to launch in Tampa, Fla., the specter of tropical storm Isaac threatened to wash out the proceedings. But after a one-day delay, the televised nominating convention got underway with the focus shifting from the weather back to the predictable rhetorically heavy speeches. while Americans widely expect politicians to bend the truth to put themselves and their party in the best possible light, the GOP convention this year was notable for the long list of exaggerations, misleading statements and blatant lies catalogued by a small army of fact-checkers, many on the web.  Story continues

Recent Health Studies Point to Link Between Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and Human Illness

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Interview with Michael Hendryx, professor of health policy management and leadership at West Virginia University, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Residents of communities near mountaintop removal coal-mining operations in southern Appalachia suffer higher levels of many kinds of health problems than those living further away from such sites. Mountaintop removal is a mining method where millions of tons of dynamite are used to blast the tops off mountains in order to extract the coal seams beneath, dislodging rocks and earth which are dumped into the valleys below. Thus far, these operations have destroyed 500 mountain ridges and buried 2,000 miles of fresh water streams.  Story continues

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