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Award-winning Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (1949-2018)

Award-winning investigative journalist and founder/editor of, Robert Parry has passed away. His ground-breaking work uncovering Reagan-era dirty wars in Central America and many other illegal and immoral policies conducted by successive administrations and U.S. intelligence agencies, stands as an inspiration to all in journalists working in the public interest.

Robert had been a regular guest on our Between The Lines and Counterpoint radio shows -- and many other progressive outlets across the U.S. over four decades.

His penetrating analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international conflicts will be sorely missed, and not easily replaced. His son Nat Parry writes a tribute to his father: Robert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Nina Turner's address, Working Families Party Awards Banquet, Dec. 14, 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: Resisting U.S. JeJu Island military base in South Korea, Oct. 24, 2017

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2017 Gandhi Peace Awards

Promoting Enduring Peace presented its Gandhi Peace Award jointly to renowned consumer advocate Ralph Nader and BDS founder Omar Barghouti on April 23, 2017.

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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

"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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"The U.S. allied with a whole set of warlords and powerbrokers, and they did that because these people were very effective at killing Taliban. Unfortunately, they're also effective at killing non-Taliban, killing civilians – but (the U.S. government) sort of looks the other way to let that happen in the interest of short-term goals."

– Anand Gopal, author of the book, "No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes," on U.S. collaboration with Afghan warlords

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U.S. Collaboration with Brutal Afghan Warlords Breeds Resentment and Instability

MP3 Interview with Anand Gopal, author of "No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes", conducted by Scott Harris


America’s longest war in Afghanistan will not end in 2014 as President Obama had earlier pledged. When Obama visited U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan on May 25, he announced that while most of the 32,800 American combat soldiers there would be coming home by the end of the year, a force of 10,000 would likely remain to conduct counter-terrorism operations and train Afghan soldiers and police. Two days later, back in Washington, the president filled in the details of his plan to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in December – and reduce that number by half by the end of 2015, moving to a small support force by the time he leaves office in January 2017.  Story continues

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Reverse Recent Supreme Court Rulings on Money in Politics

MP3 Interview with Marge Baker, executive vice president with People for the American Way, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


In 2010, the Citizens United ruling from the Supreme Court allowed unlimited contributions from corporations and unions to political candidates, purportedly independent of their campaigns. In April of this year, the court's McCutcheon decision overturned aggregate limits on campaign donations by individuals to both national parties and federal candidate committees. Both decisions equated money with free speech.  Story continues

Seattle's Socialist City Council Member Wins Battle for $15/Hour Minimum Wage, Highest in the Nation

MP3 Interview with Kshama Sawant, Seattle's socialist City Council member and leader of the $15 minimum wage movement, conducted by Scott Harris. Transcript compiled by Evan Beider.


When Kshama Sawant was elected to Seattle’s City Council in November 2013, it was the first time a member of a socialist party had won a citywide election in nearly 100 years. The former software engineer originally from Mumbai, India, ran for office advocating increasing the city’s minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour, taxing the rich and reimposing a rent control ordinance. In her surprising victory, Sawant defeated Richard Conlin, a four-term Democratic council member and past president of the city council.  Story continues

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