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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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Economics professor Richard Wolff compares socialist and capitalist economic models, presents a new paradigm for socialist transition and debunks mainstream pundits' consignment of socialism to the "ash heap of history." He then deconstructs the argument for so-called "free trade" and analyzes the threats to working people everywhere and what is left of the American middle class by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Interview with Between The Lines' Richard Hill on May 5, 2015.
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
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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.
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."
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.
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"Mentor, Friend and Supporter Danny Schechter Will Be Missed" by Scott Harris, March 27, 2015
"A Travesty of Reporting," by Reginald Johnson, March 22, 2015
"GOP senators defend CIA cannibalism program," by Samuel Schmaltz, Dec. 13, 2014
"Demanding Justice for Michael Brown," by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 25, 2014
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"Warsaw Ghetto 1943 and Occupied Gaza 2014: No Valid Comparison, but Several Haunting Parallels," by Scott Harris, July 31, 2014
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Posted Oct. 10, 2012
Interview with Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, conducted by Scott Harris
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.
Many observers attribute Chavez’s election win to his transformation of the Venezuelan economy funding major programs designed to help the Latin American nation’s poor majority to lift themselves out of poverty. The programs were largely made possible by his redistribution of profits from Venezuela’s nationalized oil company. Since Chavez took office in 1999, extreme poverty has declined from nearly 25 percent to 8.6 percent in 2011. Unemployment has been cut in half and GDP per capita has more than doubled.
While Washington and much of the West’s corporate media depict Chavez as a dictator, most international election observers who have monitored Venezuela’s recent votes have judged the results to have been clean and transparent. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, who assesses the significance of Hugo Chavez’s re-election as president for the people of oil-rich Venezuela, and progressive movements across Latin America.
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