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Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with "The End of Nature" in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. The group he founded, 350.org, has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. The Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was "probably the country’s most important environmentalist."
Alexis Tsipras, a member of the Hellenic parliament, president of the Synaspismos political party since 2008, head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group since 2009, and leader of the Opposition since June 2012. SYRIZA currently leads in Greek opinion polls. Listen to the audio here.
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"Making War on Syria," by Reginald Johnson, June 14, 2013
"Syria in the Gunsights," by Reginald Johnson, May 9, 2013
"Curbing Gun Violence," by Reginald Johnson, April 4, 2013
"Fighting the Pipeline," by Reginald Johnson, March 26, 2013
"Downgrading Ed Schultz," by Reginald Johnson, March 17, 2013
"Rand Paul: Making a Point," by Reginald Johnson, March 8, 2013
"The Bipartisan Gift: Budget Cuts," by Reginald Johnson, March 2, 2013
"Fighting for Gun Control," by Reginald Johnson, Feb. 18, 2013
"Tyranny of the Minority," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 28, 2013
"Is President Obama About to Betray Those Who Re-elected Him Less than 2 Months Ago?" by Scott Harris, Dec. 21, 2012
"Will the Slaughter of the Innocents in Newtown Lead to Gun Law Reform in U.S.?" by Scott Harris and Anna Manzo, Dec. 16, 2012
"My Friend in Sandy Hook," by Doug Moss, posted by Scott Harris, Dec. 16, 2012
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Perspectives on human rights under-reported in corporate media, from Between The Lines' and Counterpoint archives
"Department of Justice to Sue Arizona Over Immigration Law," Interview with Manuel Perez-Rocha, associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris
"Economic Sanctions Target Most Vulnerable, Rarely Achieve Political Objectives," Interview with Joy Gordon, professor of philosophy at Fairfield University, conducted by Scott Harris
"U.N. Pursues War Crimes Investigation One Year After End of Sri Lanka's Civil War," Interview with James Ross, legal and policy director with Human Rights Watch, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
"Courts Overturn California's Proposition 8, Affirms Gay Marriage as a Civil Right," Interview with Carole Scagnetti, board president of the group Marriage Equality USA, conducted by Scott Harris
"Judge Acquits Anti-Torture Campaign Protesters," Interview with Mark Colville, Witness Against Torture activist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
"Civil Liberties Advocates Oppose Obama Move to Weaken Miranda Warning Rules," Interview with Daphne Eviatar, senior associate with Human Rights First, conducted by Scott Harris
"Justice Department Clears Bush Torture Architects," Interview with David Cole, Georgetown University professor of law conducted by Scott Harris