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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: "The Resistance - Women's March 2018 - Hartford, Connecticut" Jan. 20, 2018

Selected speeches from the Women's March in Hartford, Connecticut 2018, recorded and produced by Scott Harris

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who helped make our 25th anniversary with Jeremy Scahill a success!

For those who missed the event, or were there and really wanted to fully absorb its import, here it is in video

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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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Posted Sept. 29, 2010 for week ending Oct. 8, 2010


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After Summers Resigns, Will Obama Scrap His Bank-Friendly Economic Policy?

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Interview with Robert Scheer, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

summersLawrence Summers, director of President Obama's National Economic Council and his top economic adviser, announced that he'll resign at the end of this year to return to Harvard where he's been both a professor and a former university president. When his departure was made public, President Obama thanked Summers for his service to the nation and said, "I will always be grateful that at a time of great peril for our country, a man of Larry's brilliance, experience and judgment was willing to answer the call and lead our economic team." Story continues


Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Opponents Work to Generate Clean Energy

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Interview with Lorelei Scarbro, Coal River Valley, W.V. anti-mountaintop removal coal mining activist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


Over a thousand activists from the Appalachian coal fields and their supporters met in Washington, D.C., the last weekend of September for a two-day conference on how to stop mountaintop removal mining. The conference, titled, Appalachia Rising: Voices from the Mountains, was followed by a march, rally and acts of civil disobedience outside the White House, where more than 100 protesters were arrested. Story continues

One Nation Working Together March Aims to Energize Progressive Voters for November Election

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Interview with Denise Gray-Felder, communication director with the One Nation Working Together March, conducted by Scott Harris


The response of people to the worldwide economic crisis varies from nation to nation. Here in the U.S., the most angry and vocal activists have been right- wing groups, such as the Tea Party movement, which have called for dramatic cutbacks in government programs and dismantling the nation's frayed social safety net. They first gained attention last summer during protests against President Obama's modest health care reform proposal, later fueled by corporate donors and extensive coverage in the U.S. media. Tea Party candidates have since been victorious in key Republican party primary battles to run for U.S. Senate seats. Story continues

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  • Pragmatists in Tehran have their eye on the South Caucasus -- Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan -- to boost economic and cultural ties. ("Iran's near abroad," Foreign Policy, Sept. 20, 2010)
  • More than a dozen of Colombia's most notorious rightwing paramilitary leaders have been extradited to the United States since 2006 to face drug trafficking charges. ("Colombian paramilitaries extradited to U.S., where cases are sealed," ProPublica, Sept. 11, 2010)
  • In 2008, environmental activists delivered the money, enthusiasm and people power that helped elect President Barack Obama. Two years later, after a severe recession and sagging poll numbers for the Democrats, green activists are being outspent and out worked by the energy industry and tea party activists. (" Democrats fighting election battles ask environmentalists, 'Where are you guys?'" Los Angeles Times, Sept. 21, 2010)

Recent Shows

Week Ending OCT. 1, 2010

  • Matthew Rothschild: Corporate-Funded Tea Party: Repeal New Deal Government Programs
  • Nada Khader: Groups Raise Funds to Launch U.S.-Gaza Aid Ship
  • Tyson Slocum: Oil Industry Organizes "Astroturf" Rallies to Fight Stronger Regulation

Week Ending SEPT. 24, 2010

  • Geneve Mantri: With Custody Transferred to Baghdad Government, Iraqi Prisoners Suffer Torture and Abuse
  • Julia Harumi Mass: CIA Torture Victims Denied Access to U.S. Courts
  • Sam Husseini: GOP Election Tactics and Media Bias Stoke Resurgent Islamophobia

Week Ending SEPT. 17, 2010

  • Bill Fletcher Jr.: Labor Must Put Pressure on Obama to Fight for Nation's Workers
  • Hussein Ibish: Middle East Peace Talks Resume Without Hamas
  • Patty Lovera: Massive Egg Recall Symptom of Larger Food Safety Crisis in Factory Farming

Week Ending SEPT. 10, 2010

  • Snehal Shingavi: Why International Aid is Slow to Arrive for Victims of Pakistan Floods
  • Jordan Flaherty: 5 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Recovery is a Tale of 2 Cities
  • Medea Benjamin: As Troops Withdraw From Iraq, Peace Groups Tie U.S. Wars with Financial Crisis

Week Ending SEPT. 3, 2010

  • Peter Hart: Media Amplifies Voices of Hate in Ground Zero Mosque Debate
  • Talet Hamdani: Muslim Mother of 9/11 Victim Asserts Islamic Center a Matter of Religious Freedom
  • Laura Kelley: Horticulturist: Disappearance of Honey Bees, a Warning Sign of Ecological Collapse

Week Ending AUGUST 27, 2010

  • Hugh Kaufman: Whistleblower: EPA Engaged in Coverup of BP Oil Spill Health Hazards
  • Catherine Murphy: Cuba's Transition to Organic, Sustainable Agriculture A Model for the World
  • Carole Scagnetti: Federal Judge Overturns California's Proposition 8, Affirms Gay Marriage as a Civil Right

Week Ending AUGUST 20, 2010

  • Jonathan Manes: Groups Launch Court Challenge To Stop Obama Assassination of U.S. Citizen
  • Ken Hechler: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining No. 1 Issue for W. Virginia U.S. Senate Candidate
  • Craig Aaron: Google and Verizon Plan Would End Free, Public Internet as We Now Know It

Week Ending AUGUST 13, 2010

  • Tom Engelhardt: Wikileaks Documents Paint Grim Picture of Afghan War
  • Jennifer Jaff: New Transitional Federal Law Provides Health Insurance to Patients with Pre-existing Conditions
  • Joy Gordon: Economic Sanctions Target Most Vulnerable, Rarely Achieve Political Objectives

Week Ending AUGUST 6, 2010

  • Lawrence Lessig: 'Fix Congress First!' Organizes to Change 'Pay to Play' Status Quo in Washington, D.C.
  • Kevin Green: Seed Banks Challenge Corporate Control of Food Crops
  • Tom Juravich: U.S. Workers' Stories Illuminate Intensifying Struggle for Dignity