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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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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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"It's not only a violation of law, it's a violation of the Constitution. It's not only a covert action against the Congress, it's a covert operation that was conducted against the very congressional oversight committee that was created in 1976 in the wake of the Church Committee hearings because of CIA violations of law during Vietnam and the COINTELPRO program..." "

– Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst, director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy, on the CIA's spying on the Intelligence Committee staffers who had been investigating that government agency’s role in torture of U.S.-held detainees

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In Major Breach of the Separation of Powers, CIA Admits Spying on Senate

MP3 Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst, director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris


In an admission that constituted a violation of the separation of powers outlined in the U.S. Constitution, CIA Director John Brennan issued an apology to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on July 31, disclosing that his employees had spied on Intelligence Committee staffers who had been investigating the CIA’s role in torture of U.S.-held detainees. Last March, Intelligence committee chairwoman, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, had accused the CIA of spying on the Senate, charges that Brennan at the time had vehemently denied.  Story continues

Accountability Demanded for U.S. Role in Supplying Munitions and Support for Israel's Bloody War in Gaza

MP3 Interview with Josh Ruebner, national advocacy director with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, conducted by Scott Harris


After a bloody month-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas government in Gaza, a tenuous 72-hour unconditional cease-fire appeared to be holding after both sides agreed to suspend hostilities on Aug. 5. Thus far, the conflict has claimed the lives of at least 1,865 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including hundreds of women and children, with over 9,500 injured. Israel reports that 64 of their soldiers have been killed, along with two Israeli civilians and a Thai guest worker. The Israeli government claims its military operation has destroyed 3,000 Hamas rockets and blown up 32 tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel.  Story continues

Another Botched Execution in Arizona Calls into Question Ethics of Capital Punishment

MP3 Interview with Deborah Denno, a professor of law at Fordham University School of Law, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


Another horribly botched execution using lethal injection – this one in Arizona – has raised the controversy over the death penalty to a new level. On July 23, Joseph Wood III took two hours to die after he was injected with 15 times the normal dose of a drug that, in this case, was essentially administered as an experiment on a living human being. After controversy erupted nationwide about Wood’s botched execution, Arizona imposed a moratorium on all pending death sentences.  Story continues

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