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

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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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who helped make our 25th anniversary with Jeremy Scahill a success!

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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

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"Pope Francis has issued this clarion call to action that's about 'We stand at a really crucial moment on this planet and we can either act and take the shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy and in a way that actually builds healthier community.' Or we can stay stuck in the pattern that we're in with very known consequences."

– May Boeve, executive director of the climate action group, on Pope Francis' statements on climate action as a real wakeup call for people globally to see not only the growing threat of climate change, but how it's connected to many other important issues such as income inequality and social justice.

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Activists Hoping the Pope's Climate Change Message Will Spur Action at UN Paris Summit

MP3 Interview with May Boeve, executive director of the climate action group, conducted by Scott Harris


Pope Francis began his recent visit to the United States with an address at the White House in which he directly called for action on climate change. The pontiff said, "It seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation. When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history." The pope's focus on the need for government action on global warming was a recurring theme during his trip, along with the issues of combating poverty and inequality.  Story continues

Concern Grows Over Health Hazards Linked with Recycled Tires Used in Playgrounds and Athletic Fields

MP3 Interview with Gaboury Benoit, chemist and professor at the Yale School of Forestry, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


In June, a Connecticut-based group called Environment and Human Health received a grant to fund a study of the chemical compounds in ground-up rubber tires, called crumb rubber. The material is increasingly used in place of wood chips or other protective coverings in playgrounds, and as the backing for artificial turf, which is now widely used on high school, college and professional athletic fields.  Story continues

New Tort Museum Celebrates Victories of Law Over Corporate Power

MP3 An excerpt of a talk by citizen activist, author and four-time independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, delivered at the convocation of the new American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, CT on Sept. 26, 2015


Aspiring public interest lawyer Ralph Nader published his first book titled, "Unsafe at Any Speed," in 1965. The book accused America's giant automobile manufacturers of producing dangerous vehicles that could be made more safe if the company's executives hadn't resisted the installation of safety equipment, such as seat belts and padded dashboards. The book is best known for a chapter on the Chevrolet Corvair's flawed design – known to the manufacturer – which made it prone to rear wheel tuck-under crashes. Nader's testimony on unsafe cars before a Senate committee ushered in new safety laws in 1966. General Motors was later forced to apologize to Nader after it was revealed that the company had hired private investigators to tap his phone and attempted to entrap him in illicit relationships in order to discredit him as a public figure.  Story continues

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