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: 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

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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 Klan and neo-Nazi groups are beside themselves with joy. Many of them are calling Trump 'our glorious leader.'"

– Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, on Donald Trump's openly racist campaign rhetoric that is appealing to white supremacist groups

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Trump Closes in on Winning GOP Nomination with Racist Rhetoric

MP3 Interview with Mark Potok, senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center, conducted by Scott Harris


Since he launched his candidacy, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, the leading candidate to win the Republican party nomination for president, consistently made incendiary statements appealing to racist and xenophobic beliefs of a significant number of GOP voters. In the early days of the campaign, Trump made national headlines when he charged that Mexican immigrants were rapists and drug dealers, and called for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. In a series of recent controversial remarks in media interviews, Trump declined to repudiate the endorsement of his campaign by the Ku Klux Klan and their former longtime white supremacist leader David Duke.  Story continues

Proxy Fighters and Religious Conflict Present Major Obstacles to Ending Syria’s Civil War

MP3 Interview with Jennifer G. Loewenstein, senior lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at Penn State University, conducted by Scott Harris


A fragile ceasefire has mostly held across wartorn Syria after U.S. and Russian negotiators implemented a cessation of hostilities agreement on Feb. 27. The UN and its partners have been taking advantage of the lull in fighting by stepping up deliveries of food, water and medicine, and plan to reach more than 150,000 people while the ceasefire remains in effect. Syria’s civil war, now in its fifth year, has claimed over 300,000 lives, forced 4 million war refugees to flee the country and internally displaced another 8 million.  Story continues

Freedom Rider Honored for Role in the Civil Rights Struggle

MP3 Interview with Lula White, a Freedom Rider and recipient of the Quinnipiac University School of Law Thurgood Marshall award, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


In 1961, hundreds of civil rights activists, black and white, rode interstate buses into the Deep South to challenge state prohibitions on freedom of interstate travel. They were known as Freedom Riders, and at each stop, the black riders tried to use facilities designated for whites only, while their white comrades entered the "colored only" facilities. Many faced threats of violence, with some suffering brutal beatings. One bus was set on fire near Anniston, Alabama; luckily the riders inside escaped without serious injury.  Story continues

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