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who helped make our 25th anniversary with Jeremy Scahill a success!

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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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Nationwide Walmart Workers' Strike Defies Retail Giant's Anti-Union Intimidation Tactics

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Posted Nov. 28, 2012

Interview with David Bacon, former union organizer, photographer and author, conducted by Scott Harris

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In the largest mobilization of workers ever to strike against Walmart, America’s biggest retailer, more than 500 of the store’s employees, union supporters and allies organized 1,000 picket lines in 46 states to protest the company’s low wages, inadequate benefits and retaliation tactics. Nine picketers were arrested during a California protest. The Black Friday strike on the most important shopping day of the year came 18 months after workers founded the OUR Walmart employees organization, backed by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, five months after workers went on strike at a Walmart seafood supplier and seven weeks after the first coast-to-coast strike at Walmart stores.

Walmart’s owners have fought hard to keep the largest private employer in the world union-free in the U.S. When meatcutters at a Texas Walmart store voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in 2000, Walmart responded phasing out of all meat-cutting departments across the U.S.

The global reach of the Walmart economy came into focus when 110 garment workers were killed in a Nov. 24 fire that consumed a factory in Bangladesh making clothes for the retail giant. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with author, photographer and former union organizer David Bacon, who wrote the recent article titled, "Anatomy of the Walmart Strike: Walking Out, One Day at a Time." Here, he assesses the importance of the largest nationwide strike by Walmart workers and prospects for their success.

David Bacon is a fellow at the Oakland Institute and author of "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants." Learn more at dbacon.igc.org.

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