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

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SPECIAL REPORT: "No Fracking Waste in CT!" Jan. 14, 2018

SPECIAL REPORT: "Resistance Round Table: The Unraveling Continues..." Jan. 13, 2018

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: 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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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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"The facts are that we cannot continue to rely on a system that depends on a for-profit driven industry whose main motive is profit for their shareholders. We need to move to a system that is efficient and encourages quality, is equitable and provides for every American without bankrupting the country and individuals for the years to come."

– Dr. Robert Zarr, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, on why Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan to expand and improve Medicare is a true universal health care program

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Sanders: Single-Payer is Only System that Can Achieve Universal Health Care

MP3 Interview with Robert Zarr, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris


One of the defining issues separating the two major candidates vying for the Democratic party's presidential nomination is disagreement on the need to establish a single-payer health care system in the United States. While independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders advocates such a system, sometimes referred to as Medicare for All, his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the proposal would be too expensive for taxpayers and is not politically viable.  Story continues

Massachusetts Activists Mark MLK Holiday with 3-Day Walk Against Planned NED Fracked Gas Pipeline

MP3 Interview with Hattie Nestel, organizer of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Walk to Stop the NED Pipeline, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


When it comes to opposition to proposed fracked gas pipelines across the country, one of the best organized grassroots movements is based in the hill towns of rural northwest Massachusetts. For over a year, property owners, local officials, the president of the state senate, and major environmental groups have all intervened in the permitting process for a pipeline with the process of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Opponents maintain that the Tennessee Pipe Line Company's Northeast Energy Direct pipeline isn't needed nor wanted to bring fracked gas from Pennsylvania through New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, which they say will be exported to Eastern Canada. In November, Kinder Morgan, Tennessee pipeline's parent company filed information with FERC indicating the company may want to use a substantial percentage of the gas to feed a massive gas-powered electric power plant that could be built somewhere along the pipeline's proposed route. More than 1,700 intervenors have filed their opposition to the pipeline with FERC, which may be the largest number for any proposed pipeline.  Story continues

Protest Actions Nationwide Strive to Reclaim Martin Luther King's Radical Legacy

MP3 Interview with Michelle Higgins, director of the group, Faith For Justice and an active member of the Organization for Black Struggle, conducted by Scott Harris


Over the past year-and-a-half, tens of thousands of people from across the United States have participated in protests calling attention to and demanding action to stop unjustified police violence in communities of color. The Black Lives Matter movement was launched after the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City during the summer of 2014. The movement's relevancy is continually demonstrated with frequent incidents of police misconduct now being captured on video recordings.  Story continues

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