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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

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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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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

"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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Left Forum 2017 - "The Resistance"



Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine at the 2017 Left Forum conference June 2-4, 2017, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City



Between The Lines' Sponsored Panel Discussion

Strategies and Tactics to Sustain Effective Resistance for the Long Haul, June 4, 2017 panel

"Strategies and Tactics to Sustain Effective Resistance for the Long Haul," with from left to right, Scott Harris, L.A. Kauffman, Arun Gupta and Leslie Cagan . This panel, featuring both veteran and new organizers from various progressive movements, examines the amazing explosion of anti-Trump organizing going on across the U.S. and assesses how this growing movement can embrace a broad, inclusive agenda, adopting strategies and tactics to sustain effective resistance for the long haul, as well as articulate a compelling and practical vision for the future. Chair: Scott Harris, Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine


Plenaries:

"Challenging State Repression," June 2, 2017

"Challenging State Repression" -- with Linda Sarsour, Glen Ford, Sekou Odinga, Molly Crabapple, Laura Flanders, moderator. Special Introduction by Oscar Lopez Rivera

Speakers: Laura Flanders, moderator

Molly Crabapple

Oscar Lopez Rivera

Sekou Odinga

Linda Sarsour

Glen Ford


Panel sessions:

"Universalizing Resistance," June 3, 2017

"Universalizing Resistance" -- Building on the insight that struggles for racial justice, for peace, against climate change, against extreme inequality, and for fulfilling lives all confront a common system, the speakers call for universalizing resistance. They build on a concept elaborated by Charlie Derber in his forthcoming book, “Welcome to the Revolution – Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times” (Routledge 2017). Together with such activist thinkers as Jamala Rogers, Ben Manski, Bill Fletcher, Jodeen Olguín-Tayler, and Matt Nelson, our speakers contributed short essays Derber’s book based on their own organizing work.

Speakers: Professor Charlie Derber — Boston College

Medea Benjamin — Code Pink

Gar Alperovitz — Democracy Collaborative

Janet MacGillivray Wallace — Rainforest Action Network

Chuck Collins — Inequality.org/Institute for Policy Studies


"New Media for a New Economy," June 3, 2017

newmedia "New Media for a New Economy" -- It’s no secret that the current socio-economic and political system doesn’t work for the majority of people, but fewer people know that all across the U.S. and the world, people are building solutions and experimenting with new ways to meet their communities’ needs. One of the biggest news stories of our time is simply not being reported. But who’s going to tell that story?

newmediaThe media that has sold generations on competition, consumerism, capitalism, extractivism and war is funded by corporations that profit from all of those. The pluralist, just, trans-local economy we know is possible is going to need new media to spread the word. If we're going to shift the culture we need media that's invested in that shift. Join The Laura Flanders Show, the New Economies Coalition and the Media Consortium to hear about the collaboration they're already involved in, and to brainstorm with them about next steps.

Speakers: Laura Flanders - The Laura Flanders Show, pictured above left

Natalia Linares — New Economy Coalition, above, second from left

Jo Ellen Kaiser — The Media Consortium, above, second from right

Gar Alperovitz — Co-founder, The Democracy Collaborative and co-chair, The Next System Project, above, right

Deyanira Del Rio — New Economy Project, above in peach blouse

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