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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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Posted Dec. 19, 2012 for week ending Dec. 28, 2012

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Will the Slaughter of the Innocents in Newtown Lead to Gun Law Reform in U.S.?

By Scott Harris and Anna Manzo

We produce Between The Lines every week about 25 minutes south of Newtown, Conn., and like people around the world, were shocked and sickened to hear of the unspeakable slaughter of 20 innocent children and 6 adults that took place Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Read our blog post which includes a variety of articles, featuring both commentary and analysis of the Newtown massacre - including some very powerful personal testimonies from people whose lives were touched by senseless violence and their observations of the lessons we could learn from the children lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Listen to the entire program using these links, or to individual interviews via the links appearing prior to each segment description below.

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Will the Slaughter of the Innocents in Newtown, Conn. be a Catalyst for Stricter Gun Laws?

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Interview with Joshua Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, conducted by Scott Harris

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Millions felt shock and horror as the nation and the world learned of the unspeakable slaughter of 20 innocent children and 6 teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14. The facts as we know them are that 20-year-old Newtown resident Adam Lanza killed his mother with a gun she owned, and then drove to the school where he used a military-style Bushmaster AR-15 automatic rifle to murder the 6- and 7-year-olds and their teachers in their classrooms before killing himself.  Story continues

Michael Moore, Award-winning Director of "Bowling for Columbine," Reflects on Newtown Massacre and America’s Culture of Violence

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On the evening of Friday, Dec. 14, folk singing legend Pete Seeger and singer/actor Harry Belafonte hosted a concert at New York City’s Beacon Theatre titled, "Bring Leonard Peltier Home in 2012." Peltier, a native American activist and a member of the American Indian Movement, was arrested after two FBI agents, Jack Coler and Ronald Williams were killed in a 1975 shootout on the Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota.  Story continues

Why Closing Offshore Corporate Tax Loopholes Should Play a Key Role in Fiscal Cliff Budget Negotiations

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Interview with Eric LeCompte, executive director of the Jubilee USA Network, conducted by Scott Harris

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With less than two weeks before the deadline for concluding the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, President Obama and Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner have reportedly moved closer to an agreement on both generating new revenue and budget cuts. Without a deal between the White House and Congress before Jan. 1, all Americans will see an automatic tax increase of $500 billion and $109 billion in domestic and Pentagon spending cuts.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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Compiled by Bob Nixon

 

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