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The Resistance Round Table panel interviews former CIA analyst Ray McGovern about Gina Haspel, the new CIA director who oversaw torture after 9/11. The conversation includes discussion of the U.S. as an 'out law state,' American exceptionalism and the fight to defend net neutrality. Panel: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill (49:08) May 23, 2018






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Three-part excerpts from Avi Chomsky's presentations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Day of Action on April 17. Includes a historical perspective as well as a question and answer session with immigrants. Recorded and produced by Chuck Rosina, long-time public affairs and news producer at WMBR FM, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's radio station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. April 17, 2018



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Chuck Rosina's report on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Day of Action on April 17, where members of the MIT and broader local community were given an opportunity to devote the day to engaging with the political, economic, environmental and social challenges facing us today, through learning, discussion, reflection and planning for action. Includes comments from Avi Chomsky, daughter of the renowned professor Noam Chomsky (12:58) April 17, 2018






SPECIAL REPORT: "Response to chemical attack in Syria – The priority must be the people"

The Resistance Roundtable panel discusses the U.S. missile strikes on Damascus and interviews Stan Heller from Promoting Enduring Peace (www.pepeace.org)about the situation in Syria and the broader Middle East. Panel: Ruthanne Baumgartner, Scott Harris and Richard Hill. April 14, 2018






SPECIAL REPORT: "What's next for the youth movement against gun violence?"

Tyler Suarez, lead organizer of the March for Our Lives demo in Hartford, CT on March 24, assesses the event attended by 10,000 and discusses the agenda for the youth movement going forward. Interviewed by Richard Hill.



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Selected speeches from the March for Our Lives in Hartford, Connecticut, recorded and produced by Scott Harris




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Award-winning Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (1949-2018)

Award-winning investigative journalist and founder/editor of ConsortiumNews.com, 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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"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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Court Fines Virginia Family for Allowing Tree-Sit Protest Blocking Pipeline Construction

Posted May 30, 2018

MP3 Interview with Carolyn Reilly, Mountain Valley pipeline in Virginia opponent and community organizer, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Two gas pipelines are planned to bring fracked natural gas from the Marcellus shale of Pennsylvania through West Virginia and Virginia. The Mountain Valley Pipeline, a project of the EQT company, is 303 miles long, while the Atlantic Coast pipeline, a project of Dominion Resources, is 600 miles and extends through North Carolina to the South Carolina border. Property owners, environmental activists, people of faith and other groups are actively opposing both pipelines and have had some success in slowing down both projects. Their recent tactics of placing activists on platforms in trees across the pipeline routes have raised the stakes.

At least one tree sitter is blocking the Mountain Valley pipeline on the property of Ian and Carolyn Reilly, a couple who moved from Florida with their four children seven years ago to get out of they describe as the "rat race." They purchased the organic 58-acre Four Corners Farm in southwestern Virginia, where they raise chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows. They homeschool their children, now ages 8 to 18, who are free to roam the property and play in the streams that border it.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Carolyn Reilly, who explains that when the family took a stand opposing the pipeline and welcomed a protester who occupied a tree along the pipeline route to stop or slow down construction, the family was found in contempt of court and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine to the pipeline company.

CAROLYN REILLY: In the fall of 2014 is when we first were kind of flagged for "we'd like to put a pipeline through your land." And that began the process of us doing our own homework and researching to understand what is a natural gas pipeline because we really did not know. And upon hearing the size of it, 42 inches, so to think of that kind of excavation and destruction that would happen to the soil and the life of that soil just from the beginning was appalling. And I, at some point, I was hired and I was an organizer, a community organizer for a nonprofit starting in 2015 because of how engaged our family became an spreading the word and alerting neighbors and landowners that this is not just some small pipe, you know, this is something that we do not need for this community.

BETWEEN THE LINES: Carolyn Reilly, what happened when someone blocked the path of the pipeline by sitting in a tree on your property?

CAROLYN REILLY: Because of that happening, of building and putting that (resistance) in trees and our verbal supportive, "Hey, that's great ... thanks for being in the way right now" – because of our ability to use our First Amendment rights to speak up and as we have been for almost four years now, we're involved with several lawsuits against the pipeline company, against FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and because the pipeline company has sued us and is seeking eminent domain, the first process that they had to go through was getting an injunction to have immediate possession of the land. Meaning that before the eminent domain procedures can happen – which is when just compensation would be decided by a judge or jury, which is what we are pushing for – the company was granted by this federal judge that they can go ahead and have possession of the right of way before any money, any sort of arguments or discussion or hearing about just compensation had been had. So they were granted that right to access the properties, start felling trees, doing whatever the hell they really want to do on this strip of land, quarter mile through our bottom land and two of our beautiful creeks.

BETWEEN THE LINES: So federal judge Elizabeth Dylan, an Obama appointee, fined you and your husband each a $1000 one time fine, which I understand has been raised by an outside group that supports your stand. Do you think you'll appeal?

CAROLYN REILLY: We are working on an appeal because of the First Amendment right. I mean the order, her opinion just tore up freedom of speech. Yeah, we are, we're consulting as far as next legal step. But, we have time still to file an appeal.

BETWEEN THE LINES: You have said you were very moved by what happened at Standing Rock when indigenous people came from all over to defend the water and the land of the Standing Rock Sioux and that it raised some thorny questions in your mind.

CAROLYN REILLY: I had to ask myself as a white woman in watching just the terror that was used by the state, by the sheriff, by marshalls, by – I mean the uniformed forces – against peaceful, indigenous people whose land originally belongs to them. It is theirs. We stole it as white people, and I had to kind of come to this uncomfortable moment of I can rail about property rights as loud as I can, but I need to honor and know that this land that I am fighting for is stolen land here in Virginia, but it's hard to look back and know this is the history of colonization and it's continuing through corporate colonization and it's going to keep going if people don't stop and wake up and that the system that is in place in this country is for the industry folks, for the big wigs, the fat cats. You know all those names, there's been a lot of those names thrown around. I think that is something that it's good to wrestle with and to feel uncomfortable with and that I believe needs to be communicated in broader ways in this fight against corporate colonization known as the Mountain Valley Pipeline right now in this region.

For more information, visit Four Corners Farm at fourcornersfarm.com and Farm Family Court Update at fourcornersfarm.com/blog/2018/05/23/farm-family-court-update.

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