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Oct. 19, 2019: "The Fascist Threat and Effective Resistance in the Era of Donald Trump"

Past Events

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

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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A message from Between The Lines' executive producer, Scott Harris

To Our Between The Lines Friends:

America stands naked before the world as a failed, pariah state under Donald Trump. We have a president who promotes white supremacy while deliberately sabotaging responsible public health measures to contain the out-of-control spread of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the U.S., more than anywhere else in the world.

Through his own words and actions, this morally depraved president has undermined guidelines and funding for testing, contact tracing, isolating the infected and coordinating the distribution of critical personal protective equipment for healthcare workers -- ending stay-at-home orders without enforcing CDC guidelines would lead to a reopening of the economy to benefit his re-election campaign. As a result of his failed leadership, 39 states have become the new exploding epicenter of COVID-19.

In the midst of the worst health crisis in over 100 years and massive sustained nationwide protests demanding an end to police violence targeting communities of color and systemic racism, the president's sole focus is to divide the nation in an effort to aid his failing re-election campaign. And in an effort to suppress the vote, Trump and the GOP are actively engaged in an effort opposing mail-in-balloting that would ensure all Americans, fearful of contracting COVID-19, can safely vote in the November congressional and presidential election.

To be blunt, with more than 143,000 deaths and 3.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, Trump and his Republican party enablers' conduct during this national health emergency is nothing short of criminal. Donald Trump, his Cabinet officers and Republican governors and legislators who aid and abet these crimes against humanity must be held accountable.

If presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the White House in November, equal justice and the rule of law dictates that he must prosecute Trump for his crimes against humanity and for blatant corruption. Vice President Biden would be well advised not to repeat President Obama's failure to prosecute George W. Bush for launching an illegal war in Iraq predicated on lies, the torture of prisoners committed by his administration and the decision not to prosecute ANY Wall Street bankers for their well-documented role in crashing the economy in 2008.

Over the past few months, Between The Lines has focused our coverage on the need to hold the Trump regime accountable for the preventable deaths they are responsible for, as well as immediately getting to work on repairing the gaping holes in our nation's economic and health care system that have been exposed by the pandemic and the hard work necessary to uproot long-standing institutional racism in virtually every corner of America's economy and society.

Here's a sampling of topics our producers have covered related to the triple crises we now face:

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Thanks for all your past and continued support in the struggle for a more peaceful and just world for the next generation!
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Scott Harris, Executive Producer, Between The Lines and Squeaky Wheel Productions
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