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

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

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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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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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"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017

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"The (Spanish) people want to restructure the economy to make it more competitive internationally, but not by pushing wages down – which has been the actual strategy of the so-called internal devaluation strategy of the European authorities, which is to ... become competitive with austerity, budget-tightening and shrinking the economy by driving wages, labor costs and prices down."

– Mark Weisbrot, co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, on why Spain's new leftist anti-austerity party, Podemos, won significant Parliamentary representation with their platform of stimulating the economy by addressing unemployment and wealth inequality by increasing social welfare spending and taxation on the wealthy

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Spanish Voters Reject Austerity, Boost New Podemos Party

MP3 Interview with Mark Weisbrot, co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, conducted by Scott Harris


In Spain's Dec. 20 parliamentary election, voters sent a clear message to the nation's two major political parties, rejecting the policies of the past as they signaled their yearning for new leadership. While the ruling conservative People's Party won the most seats, followed by the opposition Socialist Party, the surprise third place finish of the new anti-austerity leftist Podemos party upended Spain's conventional politics. Another new party, the business-friendly Ciudadanos, or Citizens party, came in fourth place.  Story continues

Massive Methane Gas Leak in Southern California is Both a Public Health and Climate Disaster

MP3 Interview with Daniel Jacobson, legislative director with the group Environment California, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


On Oct. 23rd, a large plume of methane gas began leaking from a ruptured well pipe owned by Southern California Gas Company in the upscale community of Porter Ranch, 23 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The leak is fed by the second largest gas storage site in the U.S. at Aliso Canyon that serves 21 million customers. Although methane itself is invisible and odorless, chemicals are added to the gas to give it a tell-tale smell so it can be detected in the case of leaks. Viewed through an infrared camera, the gas can be seen pouring into the atmosphere. Many area residents have been suffering from nausea, headaches, vomiting and other ills since the leak began. The company is paying for hotel stays for thousands of residents while it works to fix what has become both a huge public health and climate disaster.  Story continues

Study Finds Watching Fox News Reinforces Racist Views

MP3 Interview with Sean Elwee, research associate at Demos and Jason McDaniel, assistant professor of political science at San Francisco State University, conducted by Scott Harris


Ever since Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 the Republican party has prosecuted a fierce political smear campaign against America’s first black head of state. The tea party movement that emerged after the 2008 election attracted many activists that espoused blatantly racist views – bigoted messaging clearly seen and heard in their crude rhetoric and on their protest signs and websites. Accusations that Barack Obama wasn’t an American citizen and charges that he lied about his Christian religion – and was actually a Muslim, were all designed to undermine and discredit the new president as he entered the White House.  Story continues

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