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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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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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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017
"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017
"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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Posted Jan. 9, 2013
Interview with Heather Benno, staff attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, conducted by Scott Harris
Last fall, the Occupy Wall Street movement unexpectedly spread from New York City’s Zuccotti Park to hundreds of other encampments and protest sites across the U.S. and the world. The activists’ condemnation of corporate greed, economic inequality and the corrupting influence of money in politics resonated with millions of people around the globe who are suffering through the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression early in the 20th century.
To protest veterans and students of history, it was not surprising when this powerful new movement was the target of police repression. By late fall, local police commanders across the U.S. employed brutal tactics against Occupy activists that were more suited to confronting a terrorist threat than a group of citizens engaged in lawful and nonviolent peaceful protest. While police action effectively broke up most of the Occupy encampments, the movement’s activities continue today, but much of it below the media radar.
It was learned early on, through statement by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and an anonymous Justice Department source, that the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security had helped coordinate local police actions suppressing the Occupy movement. Now a new batch of FBI documents, obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals the extent of government surveillance targeting Occupy – and law enforcement agencies' collaboration with many of the same big banks targeted by Occupy Wall Street protests. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Heather Benno, staff attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, who discusses her group’s successful fight for the documents and what they reveal about the government’s perception of the threat presented by the Occupy movement.
Find more information about the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund at justiconline.org.