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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'



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):

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Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org talks about the next steps in the climate change campaign


An address 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."



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Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Left Party Coalition, on "Anti-Austerity Politics in Greece, Europe and Beyond"


A talk 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. EDT at www.WPKN.org (Follows the 5-7 minute White Rose Calendar.)

Counterpoint in its entirety is archived after midnight ET Monday nights, and is available for at least a year following broadcast in WPKN Radio's Archives.

You can also listen to full unedited interview segments from Counterpoint, which are generally available some time the day following broadcast.

Subscribe to Counterpoint bulletins via our subscriptions page.


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"Those Lying Russians," by Reginald Johnson, March 6, 2014

"Fighting Back Against NSA Spying," by Reginald Johnson, Feb. 28, 2014

"Pete Seeger - 1919-2014," by Reginald Johnson, Feb. 28, 2014

"Nov. 22, 1963: A Turning Point for America," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 22, 2013

"Demanding Action on Fukushima," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 18, 2013

"Fukushima -- A Global Threat," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 4, 2013

"Impeach Obama," by Reginald Johnson, Sept. 5, 2013

"America Attacks Again," by Reginald Johnson, Aug. 28, 2013

"Keeping WBAI Alive," by Reginald Johnson, Aug. 21, 2013

"WBAI in Crisis," by Reginald Johnson, July 25, 2013

"Restore the Fourth!" by Reginald Johnson, July 10, 2013

"Sustainable Business Models: A Third of All States Have Benefit Corporation Laws," by Anna Manzo, June 30, 2013

"Making War on Syria," by Reginald Johnson, June 14, 2013

"Syria in the Gunsights," by Reginald Johnson, May 9, 2013

"Curbing Gun Violence," by Reginald Johnson, April 4, 2013

"Fighting the Pipeline," by Reginald Johnson, March 26, 2013

"Downgrading Ed Schultz," by Reginald Johnson, March 17, 2013

"Rand Paul: Making a Point," by Reginald Johnson, March 8, 2013


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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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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 for week ending Oct. 19, 2012

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"Venezuela gives the equivalent of about $7 billion a year in aid to other countries in Latin America. ... The other left governments, Brazil and Argentina, they see Venezuela as a very important strategic ally and this election was extremely important to all of them. ... Venezuela is sitting on the largest oil reserves in the whole world, which is going to make them always a very influential country."

– Mark Weisbrot of Center for Economic and Policy Research, on Hugo Chavez's re-election.


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Venezuela's Poor Deliver Hugo Chavez Re-Election Victory

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Interview with Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, conducted by Scott Harris

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected to a fourth aix-year term in office in an Oct. 7 contest closely watched around the world. Chavez, who has been battling cancer over the past year, won the vote by 11 percent, his smallest margin of victory since he first ran for office in 1998. He had won his previous election by a margin of 26 percent in 2006. The 58-year-old president faced down his strongest opponent to date, Henrique Capriles Radonski, the young and energetic conservative governor of Miranda state. In his victory speech, Chavez talked about his goal to deepen his “21st century Bolivarian socialist revolution over the next six years.  Story continues

Slain Peace Activist Rachel Corrie's Parents Carry on Struggle for Peace and Justice in her Name

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Interview with Cindy Corrie, mother of peace activist Rachel Corrie, killed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old student from Olympia, Wash., was crushed to death by a bulldozer on March 16, 2003, as she stood wearing a neon vest in nonviolent civil disobedience with activists from the International Solidarity Movement. They were trying to protect a Palestinian family's home in the Gaza strip against demolition. In late August, an Israeli judge ruled that Israel’s military was not responsible for Corrie’s death. Her family had brought a civil suit seeking a symbolic $1 in damages and legal expenses after no action was taken against the military driver of the bulldozer by the Israeli government. The family had previously lost a civil suit in U.S. courts against Caterpillar, the manufacturer of the specially equipped bulldozer.  Story continues

Rocky Anderson Runs for President Challenging Plutocracy and the "Corrupt" Major Party Duopoly

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Interview with Rocky Anderson, former Salt Lake City mayor, conducted by Scott Harris

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Rocky Anderson, the former two-term mayor of Salt Lake City and a 1996 Democratic nominee in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, publicly broke with the Democratic Party in August 2011. In an angry letter of resignation sent to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Anderson wrote, “The Constitution has been eviscerated while Democrats have stood by with nary a whimper. It is a gutless, unprincipled party, bought and paid for by the same interests that buy and pay for the Republican Party."  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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