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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE...

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

For those who missed the event, or were there and really wanted to fully absorb its import, here it is in video

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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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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.)

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This Week on Between The Lines

Posted Feb. 20, 2013 for week ending March 1, 2013

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"I'm afraid that the president misses the prime lesson from ... past struggles against inequality. If you want to create a decent society, you can't just work at lifting people at the bottom up, you have to look at the top as well. And you have to not just look, you have to confront the wealth and power concentrated up there."

– Sam Pizzigati, labor journalist, on President Obama's second term agenda as described in his 2013 State of the Union Address on jobs


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Obama's Second Term Agenda Falls Short on Addressing U.S. Economic Inequality

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Interview with Sam Pizzigati, labor journalist, conducted by Scott Harris

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President Obama’s State of the Union address, delivered before Congress and the nation on Feb. 12, laid out priorities for his second term agenda. Prominent among Obama’s proposals was his call to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour, while indexing future increases to inflation. The minimum wage had not been raised since 2009. While conservative opponents assert any increase in the minimum wage will force small businesses to reduce hiring, there are many studies that contradict this view.  Story continues

Washington D.C. Climate Change Protest Demands Obama Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

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Report on Keystone XL pipeline protest with activist Van Jones, Texas rancher Eleanor Fairchild and others, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

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On Feb. 17, tens of thousands of Americans – and a contingent of Canadians – rallied on the national mall in Washington, D.C. to demand that President Obama veto the government permit needed by TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline across the international border that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. The rally, dubbed as the largest climate change protest in U.S. history, was organized by the Sierra Club and 350.org. The extraction of tar sands oil in northern Canada – much of it on indigenous lands occupied by what are called First Nations – has already destroyed large areas of the land, poisoning both water and air. That's likely the cause of new and more frequent occurrences of cancer and respiratory ailments among both humans and animals that live there. The spirited two-and-a-half hour rally in Washington featured a dozen speakers, including Van Jones, who worked briefly in the Obama White House as special adviser on Green Jobs. He now works with the group Rebuild the Dream. Here is his short, but powerful speech.  Story continues

Activists Reflect on 10th Anniversary of Feb. 15, 2003 Global Day of Protest to Prevent Iraq War

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Interview with peace and justice activists/organizers Leslie Cagan and Bill Fletcher Jr. conducted by Scott Harris

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Ten years ago a growing number of people across the globe were becoming more and more concerned about then President George W. Bush’s escalating public threats to go to war with Saddam Hussein, over the alleged danger posed by Iraq’s stockpile of “weapons of mass destruction.” Those grave accusations, coupled with vague charges that Hussein’s government was somehow linked with the 9/11 attacks against the U.S., two years earlier, laid the groundwork to attract public support for President Bush’s decision to launch an invasion of Iraq on March 19th 2003.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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