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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.
Listen to audio of the plenary sessions from the weekend.
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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"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
A compilation of activist and news sites with a progressive point of view
2013 Left Forum "Mobilizing for Ecological and Economic Transformation"
Between The Lines' select audio recordings from the 2013 Left Forum
Audio from panels and plenary sessions. For information or questions, about these panels, email us.
Between The Lines' Sponsored Panel Discussions
- June 8 "Toward Building a Strategic Alliance Between the Worker Cooperative and Progressive Social Movements," panel discussion with Gar Alperovitz, Brendan Martin, Leah Hunt Hendrix and Maliha Safri (See full description and audio recordings)
- June 9 "Foundations of Economic Justice: Low-wage Workers Forward!" panel discussion with Josh Eidelson, Michael Zweig, Catherine Ruetschlin, Joseph Barrera, Shenita Simon and Amelia Adams (See full description and audio recordings)
Select Plenary Session Speeches
- A speech by 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein at the opening plenary session of the 2013 Left Forum in New York City, on the conference theme: "Mobilizing for Ecological and Economic Transformation" (28:36)
- A speech by Noam Chomsky provides a global political analysis on this year's Left Forum conference theme "Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation". Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, and institute professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today.(1:07:06)
June 8 "Toward Building a Strategic Alliance Between the Worker Cooperative and Progressive Social Movements"
This workshop provided an overview of the potential of the cooperative movement in the U.S. and around the world, while examining the ways in which a strategic alliance between the worker cooperative and progressive movements could advance the development and expansion of cooperatives through the active promotion of government preferential treatment and incentives as well as the establishment of new institutions to provide capital resources and technical support.
- MP3: Introduction by Scott Harris, above right, co-founder and executive producer of Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine, a 22-year-old syndicated weekly public affairs program broadcast on 50+ stations across the U.S. He also has been the host of a live two-hour show Counterpoint, on WPKN Radio since the mid-1980s. He is followed by Brendan Martin, above, seated at left, president, founder and international director of the Working World, which finances businesses that are owned and run by their workers, extending democracy to the workplace. Having worked on Wall Street for 10 years, Brendan spent much of the past seven years establishing cooperatives in Argentina and Nicaragua and now works in New York City. (20:20)
- MP3: Leah Hunt-Hendrix, above, top, seated, second from left, EDGE Funders Alliance, a doctoral candidate at Princeton University in the Religion, Ethics, and Politics program. She is an advisor to the Sister Fund, and is on the board of Free Speech for People, an organization dedicated to restraining the over-extension of corporate power and the role of money in politics, and the EDGE Funders Alliance, a funder affinity group committed to supporting trans-local and global social movements. (9:39)
- MP3: Maliha Safri, above, standing by podium, assistant professor in the economics department at Drew University, has taught and published on political economy and migration. Her articles have appeared in Signs, the Middle East Journal, and a recent piece in the Economist’s Voice, “The Economics of Occupation.” Maliha is involved with popular education seminars at the Center For Popular Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been active with worker cooperatives in the NY & NJ metropolitan area. (13:52)
- MP3: Gar Alperovitz, below, seated, at right, political economist, historian and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, a research institute developing strategies to build community wealth, including a groundbreaking network of worker cooperatives in Cleveland. In addition to his work as a leader in the new economy movement, he is an acclaimed historian of the decision to drop the atomic bomb, and author of numerous books, most recently, "What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution." (13:45)
June 9 "Foundations of Economic Justice: Low-wage Workers Forward!"
The panel explored strategies and transformative potentials for the low-wage workers movement. Panelists shared their experiences and perspectives as labor and grassroots organizers, journalists and workers on the front lines of this movement for economic justice.
Chair: Richard Hill has been a producer at WPKN in Bridgeport, CT, for the past 20 years. His music, culture and public affairs shows have included interviews and discussions with hundreds of political activists, scholars, public figures, artists and musicians. He teaches a course in media literacy at an arts magnet high school in New Haven and produces a high school radio show (Youth Radio CT) that airs on WPKN and is posted at www.youthradioct.org.
- MP3: Introduction by Richard Hill, Between The Lines producer, followed by Michael Zweig, professor of Economics at Stony Brook University and is the director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life. He is the author of The Working Class Majority (Cornell)among many other books and articles.
- MP3: Josh Eidelson, a freelance journalist who has covered the struggle of Walmart and other low-wage workers. His articles have appeared in The Nation, The American Prospect, Salon, In These Times among others.
- MP3: Catherine Ruetschlin, policy analyst at DEMOS and the author of the November, 2012 report: Retail's Hidden Potential -- How Raising Wages Would Benefit Workers, the Industry and the Overall Economy -- among many other studies.
- MP3: Joseph Barrera, KFC worker; New York Communities for Change."
- MP3: Shanita Simon, KFC worker; NY Communities for Change.
- MP3: Amelia Adams, deputy director of NY Communities for Change.