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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 July 3, 2013
Interview with Jeff Cohen, director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, conducted by Scott Harris
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, stranded in a transit terminal at Moscow’s International airport, continues to seek political asylum outside the United States as the Obama administration pressures nations around the world to deny his request for refuge reportedly made to 20 governments. Last month, Snowden revealed details the U.S. government’s previously unknown massive collection of domestic and overseas phone and Internet communications. The Obama administration has responded to the unauthorized revelations by filing charges against the 30-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and recent employee of a government defense contractor with three felonies: espionage, theft and conversion of government property.
Snowden has become the eighth person to be charged by the Obama administration with crimes under the 1917 Espionage Act, more than double the number prosecuted by all previous U.S. presidents combined.
As world media outlets attempt to follow Snowden’s every move, U.S. corporate media has focused a great deal of attention on the activities of journalists like the British Guardian newspaper columnist Glenn Greenwald, a primary source for the publication of Snowden’s surveillance revelations. Government officials and some journalists have condemned Greenwald as being complicit in exposing U.S. government secrets, urging that he be charged with a crime. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Jeff Cohen, founder of the media watch group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, and the senior producer of MSNBC's Phil Donahue show until it was terminated on the eve of the Iraq war. Cohen, who now serves as the founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, discusses the disturbing increase in attacks on journalists as they investigate and report on covert government surveillance programs and their possible civil liberties violations.
Jeff Cohen is author of the book, “Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media.” For more information on the Park Center for Independent Media, Ithaca College, N.Y., visit Ithaca.edu/rhp/independentmedia and Jeff Cohen's website at JeffCohen.org.