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New Haven Advocate's
"Best of New Haven 2001"
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Scott Harris, Best Radio News Reporter
WPKN Radio, 89.5 FM

"Giving Voice to Dissent: Bridgeport's WPKN Radio Covers The News With Left-Of-Center Takes Not Found In The Mainstream Media" Hartford Courant, Feb. 26, 2003

"The Rest of the News," New Haven Advocate, July 3, 2003


War And Profiteering

Those Who Dared to Come Forward
Compilation of Washington insiders speaking out on Bush administration policies and actions

Project for the New American Century's Letter to President Clinton on Iraq, Jan. 26, 1998 Urges President Clinton to remove the threat that Iraq poses by stating a strategy to do so in his "upcoming State of the Union Address."

"Iraq On The Record," U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman report, March 16, 2004

"Greenspan Testimony Highlights Bush Plan for Deliberate Federal Bankruptcy," by Michael Meurer,, March 2, 2004

"Noam Chomsky on Middle East Conflict and U.S. War Plan Against Iraq," Between The Lines interview with Noam Chomsky, conducted by Scott Harris, for the Week Ending May 3, 2002

"The Iraq War & The Bush Administration's Pursuit of Global Domination," Counterpoint, Sept. 15, 2003

The Iraq Crisis, a Global Policy Forum, U.N. Security Council section on the 13 years of sanctions and other background of the war, the humanitarian situation, the importance of Iraq's huge oil resources, and disputes over a post-war government and reconstruction plan

"Occupation, Inc." Southern Exposure, Winter, 2003/2004

"Pipeline Politics: Oil, The Taliban, and the Political Balance of Central Asia," World Press Review Special Report, Nov.-Dec. 2001

"War Profiteering," by The Nation editors, April 24, 2003

"An Annotated Saddam Chronology," ZNet, Dec. 15, 2003

Civil Liberties

"The Global Gulag: Into The Shadows," by Tom Engelhardt,, April 5, 2004

"Keeping Secrets: The Bush administration is doing the public's business out of the public eye. Here's how--and why," by Christopher H. Schmitt and Edward T. Pound, U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 12, 2003

"FBI Memo: Tactics Used During Protests And Demonstrations" Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oct. 15, 2003

"F.B.I. Scrutinizes Antiwar Rallies" by Eric Lichtblau, New York Times, Nov. 23, 2003

"Fascism Anyone?" 14 Signs of Fascism, Free Inquiry Magazine, Volume 23, No. 2

"Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism," The Crisis Papers, June 9, 2003

Multi-Ethnic Issues Advocacy

Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson's Commentaries, The Hutchinson Report
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For The Week Ending May 27, 2005


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War is not the Answer
to Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

Interview with John Burroughs,
executive director of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy,
conducted by Scott Harris


The Shahab-3 ballistic missile, that has the range to hit Israel, on parade in Teheran.

Since coming into force in 1970, signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty have made a commitment to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology. In early May, delegates from 187 nations convened the seventh NPT five-year review conference at UN headquarters in New York. There, delegates will address the treaty's prohibition on non-nuclear states from acquiring atomic weapons and the obligation of the five nuclear armed states -- the U.S., Britain, France, Russia and China -- to negotiate the elimination of their own nuclear arsenals. Only India, Pakistan and Israel, states that now possess nuclear weapons, have refused to sign the treaty.

In recent years, the focus of the world has been on the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran. The Bush administration has used a combination of diplomacy and the threat of military force to prevent these two nations from acquiring nuclear weapons. But while much of the world opposes North Korea's and Iran's efforts to obtain nukes, many nations are critical of the White House rejection of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia. Some world leaders also maintain that President Bush's efforts to modernize America's nuclear warheads and budgeting of funds to design new battlefield nuclear weapons undermines the Non-Proliferation Treaty and could trigger a new global nuclear arms race.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with John Burroughs, executive director of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, who examines the viable options for containing or reversing Iran and North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Contact the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy by calling (212) 818-1861 or visit their website at

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Big Oil Buys Influence in Washington,
Crafting Legislation that Adds
to the Industry's Record Profits

Interview with Bob Williams,
director of the Politics of Oil Project
at the Center for Public Integrity,
conducted by Scott Harris


As the price of gasoline and heating oil skyrocketed over the past year, frustrated consumers are wondering if the big oil company's record profits have been made at their expense. Increased international demand for oil products that has pushed up the price of crude in world markets is offered as one explanation, but some industry analysts have growing suspicions that big energy companies may be engaged in price gouging.

While those charges have yet to be proven, there is no doubt that the big oil companies have bought enormous influence in Washington through millions of dollars spent on campaign contributions and lobbying. A recent study conducted by the Center for Public Integrity found that the oil industry has spent more than $380 million dollars on lobbying activities since 1998, working primarily to influence the development of a new national energy policy and gain tax breaks. The industry also gave over $67 million in campaign contributions to candidates since 1998, providing Republicans with over 73 percent of those funds.

President Bush, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and House Speaker Dennis Hastert are among the biggest recipients of oil company largesse. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Bob Williams, director of the Politics of Oil Project at the Center for Public Integrity, who discusses the power and influence of big oil in U.S. politics.

Contact the Center for Public Integrity by calling (202) 466-1300 or visit their website at

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Chimpanzee Researcher Jane Goodall Supports
Projects Benefiting People and Wildlife
Living in Endangered African Forest Areas

Excerpt of speech by Jane Goodall,
delivered at Yale University May 10
produced by Melinda Tuhus


Jane Goodall is the internationally known chimpanzee researcher who began her work 45 years ago in the forests of Gombe in what is now Tanzania. Goodall travels around the world 300 days a year, addressing what she and other researchers have learned about animal behavior, the degradation of the environment threatening all life on Earth and growing efforts to combat environmental ills.

On May 10, Dr. Goodall spoke to an enthusiastic audience of several hundred adults and children at Yale University. She talked about her research and how her work has evolved over the decades, through the Jane Goodall Institute to support projects that directly benefit the local human population of the region in Africa where she works.

For more information on Dr. Goodall's projects, including Roots and Shoots, a program for young people now operating in 91 nations, call the Jane Goodall Institute in Silver Spring, Md. at (240) 645-4000 or visit their website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Supporters of ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide afraid for their lives in advance of scheduled fall 2005 elections as rightwing paramilitary leader Guy Philippe has formed his own political party. ("Democracy's Death," In These Times, May 12, 2005; "U.S.: Haiti Judicial System Needs Reform," Associated Press, May 13, 2005)
  • With financing from the World Bank, over the past 30 years, massive shrimp farms have taken over fragile mangrove forests in Latin America. ("The Real Cost of Cheap Shrimp," Public Citizen News, March/April 2005; "World Bank's Destructive Policies About Shrimp Farming Endanger Communities in Developing Countries," April 18, 2005)
  • Coalition of health groups' study reveals that a quarter of all children with asthma end up in the emergency room. In Illinois, asthma attacks are the number one reason that children go to the hospital. ("The Asthma Trap," Mother Jones, March/April 2005)

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Speeches from "Denounce Torture: Torture and US Policy - What your government is doing in your name," Teach In at Yale University, by the Yale and New Haven chapters of Amnesty International, April 8, 2005

Mark Danner, New Yorker writer and author of "Torture and Truth," MacArthur Fellow
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Barbara Olshansky, deputy director at the Center for Constitutional Rights
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U.S. Politics

"Byrd Rescues Filibuster But GOP Gains Extremist Judges," MSNBC, May 24, 2005

"Sell-Out Deal Made; Bush's Judges In," TalkLeft blog, May 23, 2005

"Attack On Election Board Whistlblower And Leaked Blackwell Threats Re-Fire Ohio's Election Theft Scandal," by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman, Columbus Free Press, May 23, 2005

"Fortas Who?," by Joe Conason,, May 20, 2005

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Bush Regime

"Bush And The Angry God: Twilight Of Secular Democracy In America?" by Elaine Cassel, Counterpunch, May 21/22, 2005

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American Empire/War Profiteering

"Chavez Considers Breaking U.S. Ties," BBC News/UK, May 23, 2005

"Neo-Victorian America?," by Stirling Newberry, Truthout, May 22, 2005

"Officers Plot Career Exit Strategies In Light Of Open-Ended 'War On Terror,'" Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2005

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"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"U.S. Military To Build Four Giant New Bases In Iraq," Guardian/UK, May 23, 2005

"A Violent Cycle Threatens To Throw Iraq Into Civil War," Newsday, May 23, 2005

"Down And Out With Iraqi Forces," by David Axe,, May 23, 2005

"Pat Tillman's Family Blasts 'Disgusting' Army Lies," Washington Post, May 23, 2005

"Massive U.S. Op Launched Near Baghdad," The Australian/Australia, May 23, 2005

"Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In Northern Iraq On Sunday," Associated Press, May 23, 2005

"The Unnoticed Death Of Amada Saria," by Mark Rothschild,, May 23, 2005

"Lost History: The February, 2002 Koran Incident At Gitmo," by Calgacus,, May 23, 2005

"Daily Life In Baghdad," by Dahr Jamail, Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches, May 23, 2005

"Insurgency On The March," by Steve Chapman, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 2005

"Desertion Huge Problem For U.S. In Iraq," The New Zealand Herald/New Zealand, May 23, 2005

"Why Insurgents Seek Victory By Suicide Bombs," ABC News, May 23, 2005

"Dozens Have Alleged Koran's Mishandling" Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2005

"The Unknown Unknowns Of The Abu Ghraib Scandal," by Seymour Hersh, Guardian/UK, May 21, 2005

"Occupation, Insurgency Feed Each Other," by William Pfaff, Korea Herald/South Korea, May 20, 2005

"Three More Journalists Die In Iraq's Media Nightmare," International Federation of Journalists report, May 20, 2005

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Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Records Reveal Guantanamo Stories," Associated Press, May 23, 2005

"Patterns Of Abuse," The New York Times editorial, May 23, 2005

"The Rise Of Islamophobia," by Arsalan Iftikhar,, May 23, 2005

"Free Jose Padilla," by Mike Whitney, ZNet, May 23, 2005

"Legalizing Torture?," by Liz Minchin, The Age/Australia, May 22, 2005

"CIA Skullduggery In Academia: Carry On Spying (Or Pay Us Back At The Rate Of 2,400 Percent)," by David H. Price, Counterpunch, May 21/22, 2005

"The GOP's Police State," by Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch, May 21/22, 2005

"White House Wants FBI To Be Able To Track Mail," Reuters, May 21, 2005

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Media Issues

"What Smoking Gun? Where?," by Robert Dreyfuss,, May 23, 2005

"Newsweek A Target Of Opportunity In Right Wing Culture Wars," by Tom Teepen, Cox Newspapers, May 23, 2005

"Why We Need A Media And Democracy Act," by Danny Schechter, Common Dreams, May 22, 2005

"Bush Lied, And The Press Can't Be Bothered To Report It," by Kay Hansen, Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 21, 2005

"GOP Continues Crusade Against PBS," Washington Post, May 20, 2005

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"Amnesty International Says U.S. War Dodger Would Be 'Prisoner Of Conscience,'" Canadian Press/Canada, May 22, 2005

"First They Took On Taco Bell. Now, The Fast Food World," Associated Press, May 22, 2005

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