Panel Discussion: Privatization v. Public Good and the Upcoming March for Our Lives on March 24

SPECIAL REPORT: Organized Labor: Resurgent or On the Ropes?

SPECIAL REPORT: Neoliberalism Comes Home: Connecticut's Water Under Privatization Threat

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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: "The Resistance - Women's March 2018 - Hartford, Connecticut" Jan. 20, 2018

Selected speeches from the Women's March in Hartford, Connecticut 2018, recorded and produced by Scott Harris

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SPECIAL REPORT: "Capitalism to the ash heap?" Richard Wolff, Jan. 2, 2018

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

SPECIAL REPORT: Mic Check, Dec. 12, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Resistance Roundtable, Dec. 9, 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: Mic Check, Nov. 12, 2017

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SPECIAL REPORT: Rainy Day Radio, Nov. 7, 2017

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

SPECIAL REPORT: John Allen, Out in New Haven

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

Jeremy Scahill keynote speech, part 1 from PROUDEYEMEDIA on Vimeo.

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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 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

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"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016

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Posted Dec. 17, 2014 for week ending Dec. 26, 2014


"When there's a torture on your land, the country, the state has an obligation to investigate and if there's evidence, prosecute that person for torture. ... If your country isn't going to do it, the others have the right to do it themselves because torture is considered an international crime. "

– Michael Ratner, president emeritus, Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel in European legal cases attempting to hold former president George W. Bush and other former U.S. officials accountable for violations of international law

Listen to the entire program using these links, or to individual interviews via the links appearing prior to each segment description below.

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U.S. Defies UN Treaty Obligation to Prosecute Officials Who Authorized and Carried Out CIA Torture

MP3 Interview with Michael Ratner, president emeritus, Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris


The Dec. 9 release of an executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Torture Report set off a debate across the country on both the legality and morality of President Bush’s authorization to use abusive interrogation methods on post-9/11 U.S.-held detainees. The report provides a detailed account of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program using the agency’s own documents.  Story continues

Wall Street "Owns" Congress as Both Parties Vote to Reinstate Taxpayer-Funded Bank Bailouts

MP3 Interview with Isaiah Poole, editor of the Campaign for America's Future blog,, conducted by Scott Harris


As the Christmas holiday congressional recess drew near, members of both major political parties worked to pass a federal 2015 budget, nicknamed the “Cromnibus,” for Continuing Resolution and OMNIBUS budget bill, in order to avoid a government shutdown. But unknown to many legislators and the public, an obscure but important provision was inserted into the bill just before the first round of voting began. The measure supported by President Obama, Republicans and Wall Street-friendly Democrats, weakens a key part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill that was passed by Congress in the wake of the 2008 economic meltdown.  Story continues

Launch 'Week of Respect and Resistance' Protests in Opposition to Expansion of Fracked Natural Gas Pipeline

MP3 Report on a direct action protest in Connecticut in opposition to the proposed expansion of a fracked natural gas pipeline through four northeastern states, produced by Melinda Tuhus


Grassroots groups from four states along the proposed route of the Spectra Energy company’s fracked natural gas pipeline expansion project, which cuts through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, are organizing a coordinated “Week of Respect and Resistance.” The protest actions in opposition to the project are being held between Dec. 13 and 19. Activists are participating in rallies, visits to the offices of elected officials to urge them to oppose the project and non-violent civil disobedience actions where they’ll risk arrest.  Story continues

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