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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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"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

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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 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.
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Posted Sept. 26, 2012 for week ending Oct. 5, 2012


"We have ratcheted things up so far we're not going to be able to climb back. ... The Iranians had put forward a willingness to comply with some of the demands of the U.S. and EU; they would end their 20 percent enrichment. They wanted the sanctions removed."

– Interview with Jamal Abdi, policy director with the National Iranian American Council, on the U.S. refusal to end the sanctions and the spiraling conflict leading to all-out war.

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As U.S. Election Nears, Rising Tensions with Iran Pose Risk of Miscalculation and War

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Interview with Jamal Abdi, policy director with the National Iranian American Council, conducted by Scott Harris


With the U.S. presidential election just six weeks away, tensions between America, Israel and Iran – reflected in increasingly bellicose rhetoric – has escalated in recent days. In his speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 25, President Obama warned Iran that time was running out to find a negotiated way out of the long-running impasse over the West’s charge that Tehran is covertly working to acquire the technology to build nuclear weapons. Iran has long maintained that their uranium enrichment program is designed solely for civilian energy purposes.  Story continues

Critics Decry Secrecy, Corporate Access to Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Negotiations

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Interview with Ben Beachy, research director with Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, conducted by Scott Harris


Unlike NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement which was the subject of heated political debate in the U.S during the 1990s, a new free trade treaty, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, has escaped most public attention and controversy. The proposed free trade treaty, the largest in U.S. history, includes the nations of Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the U.S. and Vietnam. Japan, China, Mexico and Canada are expected to join the talks later. Although ongoing negotiations have been kept secret, leaked documents reveal that U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is pushing countries involved in negotiations to give pharmaceutical companies new patent and monopoly rights that could limit the public’s access to affordable medicines, such as retroviral drugs to treat HIV and AIDS.  Story continues

Campaign Pressures FCC to Roll Back Exorbitant Expense of Prison Phone Calls

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Interview with Drew Kukorowski, research associate at the Prison Policy Initiative, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


For the 2.2 million inmates in the U.S. prison system, phone calls to and from their loved ones are an important source of support and a way to help inmates transition back to society upon release. But in most states, the cost of these phone calls can be prohibitive – up to a dollar a minute. That leaves most prisoners and their families with much less personal contact via phone calls than they would like. In some extreme cases, families have to choose between calling family members in prison and putting food on the table.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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