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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 May 6, 2015
With his announcement on April 30, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, launched his campaign for president and ended concern by some in the Democratic party that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would face no competition in primary contests next year. Sanders, a proud Democratic socialist, began his political career by winning the mayor’s office in Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, in 1981. In 1990, he was elected to represent Vermont’s lone House seat. After serving 16 years in the House, Sanders ran for and won election as Vermont’s junior senator in 2006, and won re-election by a wide margin in 2012.
Sanders, who has long railed against corporate power and warned against the dangers of growing income inequality, began his quest for the presidency by raising more than $1.5 million in the first 24 hours of the campaign, surpassing Republican candidates Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Sanders drew contributions from some 35,000 donors who gave an average of just over $43 each – and signed up over 175,000 volunteers in the days immediately following his announcement.
Sanders’ campaign platform is focused on five central issues: ending income inequality; creating millions of decent-paying jobs; stopping climate change; providing health care for all Americans and overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and restoring campaign finance laws. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Greg Guma, a Vermont-based activist, journalist and historian who has known Bernie Sanders for four decades. His book, “The People's Republic: Vermont and the Sanders Revolution,” chronicles Bernie’s early political career. Here, he discusses the Vermont senator’s accomplishments and the potential of Sanders' campaign to strengthen the U.S. progressive movement beyond the 2016 election.
Find Greg Guma's blog post, see "Burlington and Bernie: Progressive Eclipse," April 30, 2015.