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FALL 2016: Between The Lines' 25th Anniversary with award-winning investigative journalist, author and Oscar-nominated docummentary filmmaker Jeremy Scahill

Past Events

SPRING 2011: "Overcoming the Power of the Plutocrats by Forging the Power of the People,"citizen activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader at Between The Lines' 20th anniversary

SPRING 2010: "Democracy vs. the Propaganda State: Why We Must Support Independent Media and Build a Real Alternative to Corporate Power," public forum with John Nichols, author of "The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that will Begin the World Again"

FALL 2009: "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Crisis and What to Do About It," Oct. 24 Film screening and forum with economics professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and consultant on Michael Moore's new film, "Capitalism: A Love Story"

WINTER 2009: Sneak Preview Screening: "Combatants for Peace and the Billboard from Bethlehem", with producer/director Bruce Barrett and Combatants for Peace's Elik Elhanan

FALL 2008: Pre-Election Forum: Oil, War and the Future of American Foreign Policy, with Michael T. Klare at the documentary screening of "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Dependency on Foreign Petroleum"

SUMMER 2008: "Eyewitness Reports on Iran, Palesine and Israel," with peace activists Rev. Allie Perry, Patty Nuelsen, and Between The Lines' producer Melinda Tuhus

FALL 2007: "Health Care: A Basic Right or Privilege?" with Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, Physicians for a National Health Program

SPRING 2007: "American Fascists" with Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges

SPRING 2007: "Energy Wars: Popular Movements At Home and Abroad," with TowardFreedom.com Editor Ben Dangl and Connecticut activists Frank Panzarella and Bruce Crowder

FALL 2006: Between The Lines' 15th Anniversary Event Series "Democracy in Danger: Oil Wars, Corporate Power, Terrorism and the Struggle to Defend Liberty and Justice," with journalists and media analysts Greg Palast and Jeff Cohen

SPRING 2006: Between The Lines'15th Anniversary Event Series, "Troubadours for Truth,"

SUMMER 2006: "The Case for Impeachment of President George W. Bush" coauthors journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky on their book, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office."

FALL 2005: "The Iraq War and the Bush Administration's Pursuit of Global Domination," U.S. Marine veteran and former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter

SUMMER 2005 "Weapons of Mass Deception," a screening of this award-winning documentary followed by a discussion with director Danny Schechter

FALL 2004: Media Education Foundation documentary: "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire," with economist Max Wolff

SPRING 2003: "Who Profits from War on Iraq?" with BBC-TV reporter Greg Palast

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SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016

scahillJEREMY SCAHILL to Keynote Between The Lines' 25th Anniversary Forum in New Haven, CT

Award-winning author, a founding editor of The Intercept and filmmaker for the Oscar-nominated documentary, "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" Jeremy Scahill will be the keynote speaker at Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine's 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m. 270 Temple St., in New Haven, CT. Scahill's speech, "Drones, Terrorism and The President," will address America's endless wars, "targeted assassinations" and the critical policy decisions facing our next president, issues largely ignored by U.S. corporate media. Scahill will also be signing his latest book, "The Assassination Complex," which has a foreword by Edward Snowden and afterword by Glenn Greenwald

Democracy in Action Awards will be presented to: New Haven community activist Barbara Fair, the Dragonfly Climate Collective and Unidad Latina en Acción

Community co-sponsors: Progressive Action Roundtable at PAR-newhaven.org, The Greater New Haven Peace Council, a chapter of The US Peace Council at USpeacecouncil.org, Promoting Enduring Peace and The Middle East Crisis Committee.

Please note: At the booksigning, Barnes and Noble will only take credit and debit cards, no checks or cash.

United Church on the Green
270 Temple St., New Haven, CT (corner of Temple and Elm Streets).

More information on directions, parking and location

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ORDER TICKETS TO JEREMY SCAHILL'S RECEPTION BY SATURDAY, OCT. 1 (TICKETS LIMITED!)

After the talk, join Jeremy Scahill, Between The Lines producers, cosponsors, Democracy in Action! awardees and friends for a reception celebrating Between The Lines' 25th anniversary on the air and honoring Jeremy Scahill's award-winning journalism. The reception with hors d'oeuvres/appetizers and silent auction will be held from 5-7 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person, limited number of tickets available.

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  • By phone and mail: Call (203) 268-8446. Please leave a message for us with your name, phone number, and number of tickets for Jeremy Scahill's reception.

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Trumbull, CT 06611

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About Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is one of the three founding editors of The Intercept. He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author of the international best-selling books "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield" and "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army." Scahill has served as the national security correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now! and was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award. Scahill is a producer and Oscar-nominated filmmaker of "Dirty Wars," which also premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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Location, Directions and Parking:

United Church on the Green
270 Temple St., New Haven, CT (corner of Temple and Elm Streets).

From Interstate 91 North and South
Take Exit 3 - Trumbull Street. Make sure to be in the center lane (Trumbull Street) as you approach the stoplight.
At the third stoplight on Trumbull (passing Orange St. and Whitney Ave.), turn left onto Temple Street, a one-way street. The United Church on the Green is at the corner of Temple and Elm.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, the parking lot on Temple just before Elm Street is closed. ***

Alternate parking:
1) 323 Temple Street (corner of Wall Street and Temple) behind the United Church on the Green Parish House, but can only hold 50 cars
2) 32 Elm Street - All-Day Saturday: $3.00 Only credit cards accepted
3) Street parking, or see NHParking.com for additional parking

The Day's Schedule

  • 1:30-2 press interviews with "Democracy in Action" awardees and cosponsor groups.
  • 1:30 p.m. - Doors open, book sales of Jeremy Scahill's "The Assassination Complex", "Dirty Wars," and "Blackwater". Also, Between The Lines' product sales, including BTL T-shirts; co-sponsor tabling in church lobby. All tickets can be paid at the door, cash or check made payable to Squeaky Wheel Productions, a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. Bookseller only accepts credit or debit cards.
  • 2 to 2:15 p.m. Introductions and "Democracy in Action" Awards
  • 2:15-3:00 p.m. Jeremy Scahill talk
  • 3:00-3:25 p.m. Q&A
  • 3:30-3:55 p.m. Sales and booksigning of "The Assassination Complex," "Dirty Wars," and "Blackwater" - Bookseller accepts only credit or debit cards, no cash or checks
  • 5-7 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction at the home of Charlie Pillsbury




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Squeaky Wheel Productions-Sponsored Public Forums, Panel Discussions, and Special News Coverage

2016

Panel discussion: inequality"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" a panel discussion on U.S. inequality, Left Forum, May 22, 2016

Panelists: Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice". Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop.









Special News Coverage: leftforum"Rage, Rebellion, Revolution, Organizing Our Power"

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine audio recordings from the 2016 Left Forum conference May 20 - 22 2016, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City. Includes plenary speeches, roundtable discussions and interviews with Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author; Medea Benjamin, co-founder of peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange; Tariq Ali, a British Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. and others. Visit our archive to hear selected speeches and interviews.





2015

Panel discussion: healthcare"Successes and Challenges of Human Rights Campaigns for Publicly Financed Health Care in the U.S." a panel discussion exploring state campaigns to establish single-payer health care," Left Forum, May 30, 2015

Panelists: Traven Leyshon, Vermont Workers Center; Karim Sariahmed, Put People First PA; Anja Rudiger, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI); Scott Harris, chair, Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine.






Special News Coverage: leftforum"No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism and Democracy"

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine audio recordings from the 2015 Left Forum conference May 29 - 31 2015, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City. Includes plenary speeches, roundtable discussions and interviews with Laura Flanders, executive producer and host of the Laura Flanders Show; Kristin Lawler, Left Forum board of directors; Seattle Councilwoman and economics professor Kshama Sawant; Syriza, Podemos, Black Lives matter activists and others. Visit our archive to hear selected speeches and interviews.





2014

Panel discussion: mediareform"Shadows of Liberty: The Urgency of Media Reform as an Essential Element of Restoring Democracy," Left Forum, June 1, 2014

Panel discussion on the documentary film "Shadows of Liberty," with the film;apos; director, producer and writer Jean-Philippe Tremblay; investigative reporter, media critic and former CBS/CNN producer Kristina Borjesson; and author, journalist and documentary filmmaker, Danny Schechter. Moderated by Scott Harris, executive producer, Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. Listen to the panel discussion.






Special News Coverage: leftforum"Reform and/or Revolution: Imagining a World with Transformative Justice"

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine audio recordings from the 2014 Left Forum conference May 30 - June 1, 2014, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City. Includes plenary speeches, roundtable discussions and interviews with actor Harry Belafonte, activist and professor emerita Angela Davis, Seattle Councilwoman and economics professor Kshama Sawant, professors Cornel West and Richard D. Wolff, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and others. Visit our archive to hear selected speeches and interviews.








2013

Panel discussion: workers"Toward Building a Strategic Alliance Between the Worker Cooperative and Progressive Social Movements," Left Forum, June 8, 2013

Panel discussion with political economist Gar Alperovitz, Working World President Brendan Martin, EDGE Funders Alliance's Leah Hunt Hendrix and assistant professor of economics, Maliha Safri. 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. Moderated by Scott Harris, executive producer, Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. Visit our archive to hear these panelists.



Special News Coverage: leftforum"Mobilizing for Ecological and Economic Transformation"

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine audio recordings from the 2013 Left Forum conference June 7-9, at Pace University, New York City. Select Plenary Session Speeches by 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and MIT professor, Noam Chomsky. Visit our archive to hear these speeches.













2012

Panel discussion: socialmovements "Occupying in Latin America: Social Movements Taking Over Land, Factories and Schools," Left Forum, March 17, 2012

Panel discussion with NACLA Report on the Americas editor Michael Fox, Friends of the MST (Brazilian Landless Workers Movement) Esneider Arevalo and WagingNonviolence.org editor Nathan Schneide. Moderated by Scott Harris, Between The Lines executive producer. Visit our archive to hear these panelists.




Panel discussion: evolution"Evolution to Revolution: The Path to Systemic Change in American Society," Left Forum, March 17, 2012

Panel discussion with political economists Gar Alperovitz and Chris Rude, Occupy organizer and attorney Amin Husain, Occupy organizer and journalist Laura Gottesdiener. Moderated by Richard Hill, Between The Lines producer. Visit our archive to hear these panelists.





Special News Coverage: leftforum"Occupy The System: Confronting Global Capitalism"

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine audio recordings from the 2012 Left Forum conference March 16-18, at Pace University, New York City. Includes plenary speeches, and panel discussions with filmmaker Michael Moore, National Nurses United Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro, founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal Arun Gupta, sociologist John Holloway, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, executive director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School Elaine Bernard and others. Visit our archive to hear these speeches.










2011

Public Forum: naderRALPH NADER Presents Keynote Address for Between The Lines' 20th Anniversary Forum

Citizen activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader was the keynote speaker at Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine's 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2011 in New Haven, Connecticut. Nader's speech, "Overcoming the Power of the Plutocrats by Forging the Power of the People," addressed the topic of corporate dominance of the U.S. political system and the fight under way in Wisconsin and around the country to restore democracy.

The event will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the United Church on the Green, 270 Temple St., New Haven, CT (corner of Temple and Elm Streets). Suggested contribution: ($10 advance, $15 at the door).

In addition to Ralph Nader's talk and booksigning, Between The Lines will present its "Democracy in Action" awards to two Connecticut groups that embody the best of grassroots progressive activism: The Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut and Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - AFSCME.








2010

SPRING 2010: "DEMOCRACY vs. the Propaganda State? Why We Must Support Independent Media and Build a Real Alternative to Corporate Power," public forum with John Nichols, co-author of the book, "The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that will Begin the World Again"

2009

FALL 2009: "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Crisis and What to Do About It," film screening and forum with Richard D. Wolff, economics professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and consultant on Michael Moore's film, "Capitalism: A Love Story"

WINTER 2009: Sneak Preview Screening: "Combatants for Peace and the Billboard from Bethlehem", 1-hour film documentary featuring former Israeli soldiers and former Palestinian fighters, followed by a talk and reception with Producer/Director Bruce Barrett of IWagePeace.org and former Israel Defense Forces paratrooper Elik Elhanan

2008

FALL 2008: Pre-Election Forum: Oil, War and the Future of American Foreign Policy, with Michael T. Klare at the documentary screening of "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Dependency on Foreign Petroleum"

SUMMER 2008: "Eyewitness Reports on Iran, Palestine and Israel," presentation with peace activists Rev. Allie Perry, Patty Nuelsen, and Between The Lines' producer Melinda Tuhus

2007

FALL 2007: "Health Care: A Basic Right or Privilege?" panel discussion with Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, Physicians for a National Health Program, State House Majority Leader Rep. Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden); David Benfer, president and CEO of St. Raphael Healthcare System; Melissa Bailey, New Haven Independent managing editor; Crystal Emery, documentary producer, healthcare consumer and advocate

SPRING 2007: "American Fascists," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges discusses his book,"American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America"

SPRING 2007: "Energy Wars: Popular Movements At Home and Abroad," panel discussion with TowardFreedom.com Editor Ben Dangl and Connecticut activists Frank Panzarella and Bruce Crowder

2006

FALL 2006: Between The Lines' 15th Anniversary Event Series "Democracy in Danger: Oil Wars, Corporate Power, Terrorism and the Struggle to Defend Liberty and Justice," forum with Greg Palast and Jeff Cohen

SUMMER 2006: Between The Lines'15th Anniversary Event Series, "Troubadours for Truth," music benefit, featuring The Furors, the Sawtelles, Hygiene Wilder, James Velvet with Johnny Memphis, Shellye Valauskas and Hank Hoffman

SUMMER 2006: "The Case for Impeachment of President George W. Bush" public forum, co-authors journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky on their book, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office "

2005

FALL 2005: "The Iraq War and The Bush Administration's Pursuit of Global Domination," public forum, former U.S. Marine veteran and former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter

SUMMER 2005: "Weapons of Mass Deception," a screening of this award-winning documentary followed by a discussion with director Danny Schechter

2004

FALL 2004: "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire," Media Education Foundation documentary: documentary screening and forum with economist Max Wolff

2003

SPRING 2003: "Who Profits from War on Iraq?" public forum with BBC-TV reporter Greg Palast, author of the New York Times best-selling book, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"

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