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For The Week Ending July 22, 2005

  • Bombing of London Transit System Renews
    Debate on How to Effectively Fight Terrorism

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  • Despite Earlier Denials,
    Presidential Adviser Karl Rove
    Played Key Role in Illegal
    Disclosure of CIA Agent's Identity

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  • Contrary to Bush Administration Position,
    Nuclear Power is not a Solution
    to Global Warming

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Bombing of London Transit System Renews Debate
on How to Effectively Fight Terrorism

Interview with Rahul Mahajan,
author and commentator,
conducted by Scott Harris

woman in london

A woman is helped by a police officer after the July 7 terrorists' bombing in London's mass transit system.

The four bombs that tore through three subway cars and a double-decker bus in London during the morning rush hour on July 7 killed 52 transit riders and injured more than 700 others. British Prime Minister Tony Blair declared that the terrorist attack on his nation, the worst since World War II, was likely the work of Islamic extremists and pledged not to rest until the bombers are identified and brought to justice. Speculation is, that the bombings were timed to coincide with the opening of the Group of 8 industrialized nations summit meeting in Scotland, hosted by Blair -- President Bush's most important ally in the Iraq war.

Counterterrorism officials believe that four British-born men, Muslims of Pakistani heritage, detonated the explosives in four separate suicide bombings. British police are hunting a fifth man who may have been involved in planning the attack. Investigators identified the explosives used as high grade, military quality and technically advanced.

The bombing of London, reminiscent of the March 11, 2004 attack on Madrid's train system that killed 190 people, has stoked fears across Europe and America that more terrorist attacks targeting civilians could soon be launched by groups associated with al Qaeda. While President Bush has long maintained that the war in Iraq was being waged in order to prevent terrorist attacks in the west, it's clear that his reasoning is without foundation. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with commentator Rahul Mahajan, author of "The New Crusade, America's War on Terrorism." Mahajan looks at the debate over effective ways to fight terrorism in the wake of the bombing of London's transit system.

Rahul Mahajan is author of the book, "Full Spectrium Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond," published by Seven Stories Press. Read Mahajan's commentaries online at

Related stories:

  • "British bombers: Worst fears true," by Dominic Casciani, BBC News community affairs, July 12, 2005

    Despite Earlier Denials,
    Presidential Adviser Karl Rove
    Played Key Role in Illegal
    Disclosure of CIA Agent's Identity

    Interview with Robert Jensen,
    professor of journalism at the University of Texas,
    conducted by Scott Harris


    Karl Rove, "the man behind George W. Bush."

    The investigation into who in the White House leaked information to the press about the identity of a covert CIA agent has yielded dramatic new information about the role of President Bush's deputy chief of staff Karl Rove. Time magazine's release of emails indicating that Rove had discussed the CIA career of former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife Valerie Plame with Time reporter Matt Cooper contradicted White House statements denying Rove had any role in the affair. According to Rove's attorney, conversations between Rove and Cooper had taken place -- without identifying Plame by name -- and before the CIA officer's identity was first made public in an article written by conservative columnist Robert Novak on July 14, 2003. It is against the law under certain circumstances to reveal a CIA covert operative's identity.

    The New York Times' Judith Miller has been jailed on contempt of court charges for her refusal to reveal to federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald the source of information she received about Valerie Plame -- although Miller never published a story on the topic.

    Ambassador Wilson had earned the enmity of of the Bush administration after he published an opinion editorial refuting the Bush administration's pre-war claim that Iraq had sought uranium for its nuclear program in the African nation of Niger. Wilson, who believes that the leak of his wife's identity was inteded to punish him and undermine his credibility, had been sent to Africa by the CIA in 2002 to investigate the Iraq-nuclear connection. The White House ignored his findings that the allegations were false. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, who discusses the Valerie Plame-Karl Rove scandal and the role of journalists in covering the story.

    Robert Jensen is author of "Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity." Read his articles online at

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    Contrary to Bush Administration Position,
    Nuclear Power is not
    a Solution to Global Warming

    Interview with Michael Marriott,
    of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service,
    conducted by Melinda Tuhus

    nuke-u-lear power plant

    The Group of Eight industrialized nations' recent summit meeting in Scotland declared that global warming requires urgent action, but they set no measurable targets for reducing the greenhouse gasses that most scientists agree are already changing the earth's climate.

    Many environmentalists decried the watered-down statement as practically meaningless, and blamed the Bush administration for again dragging its heels on the issue and insisting that stronger language be removed in advance of the meeting. President Bush had gone to the meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland, saying that he would encourage the construction of more nuclear power plants as a solution to the problem. But the statement from the G8 leaders on that issue was hardly a ringing endorsement of Bush's priorities. They said, "We take note of the efforts of those G8 members who will continue to use nuclear energy to develop more advanced technologies that would be safer, more reliable and more resistant to diversion and proliferation."

    Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Michael Marriott, executive director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, based in Washington, D.C. He compares nuclear power to other available technologies that can aid in the reduction of gases that cause global warming and assesses the safety and economics of various options. Marriott points out that nuclear power itself uses fossil fuels at many stages of its lifecycle.

    Contact the Nuclear Information and Resource Service by calling (203) 328-0002 or visit their website at

    This week's summary
    of under-reported news

    Compiled by Bob Nixon

    • In mid-June, a coalition of liberal and conservative critics won an important battle to limit the Patriot Act, when the House of Representatives voted to take away funding for secret FBI searches of library lending records and bookstore purchases. ("The Missing Patriot Debate," The Nation, May 30, 2005)
    • Spanish court has sentenced former Argentine Navy Captain Adolfo Scilingo to up to 640 years in prison for throwing 30 leftist political activists out of an airplane in the 1970s. ("Argentinian jailed for throwing prisoners from plane," The Guardian, April 20, 2005)
    • California considers a bill to fund the installation of a million solar photovoltaic panels on homes. ("Solar Derby," The Grist, June 23, 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

"Liberal Legislative Caucus Envisions Post-Bush Era," San Francisco Chronicle, July 5, 2005

"If Ax Falls On Roe, It May Also Split GOP," Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2005

"'Nuclear Option' Re-Emerges For Supreme Court Fight," Knight Ridder, July 2, 2005

"CAFTA Squeaks By Senate, By Tiniest Margin For Any Trade Bill In History," by Deborah James, Common Dreams, July 1, 2005

"Stage Set For Battle Over Supreme Court Future," by David Paul Kuhn,, July 1, 2005

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Bush Regime

" At White House, a Day of Silence on Rove's Role in CIA Leak," The New York Times, July 12, 2005

"Karl Rove Was Source Of Plame Leak," by Michael Isikoff, Newsweek, July 11, 2005

"Bush, The Obstacle to a Deal On Global Warming," Independent/UK, July 5, 2005

"Bush's Nuclear Nonsense," by Mark Hertsgaard,, July 5, 2005

"Bush Speech Reveals Ongoing Deceptions About Iraq," by Stephen Zunes, Common Dreams, July 4, 2005

"Rove 'Knowingly' Refusing Interviews On Plame Leak," Editor & Publisher, July 4, 2005

"The Biggest Of Big Lies: A Speech Written And Delivered To Deceive," Capital Times editorial (Madison, WI), June 30, 2005

"Backing For Bush Is Gone, Say Local Veterans," by Michael Mayo, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, June 29, 2005

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American Empire/War Profiteering

"It's Imperialism, Stupid," by Noam Chomsky, Uruknet, July 5, 2005

"Military Recruiters Find The War A Difficult Sell," Boston Globe, July 5, 2005

"Barbarism, Inc.," by Gil Hubbard & David Miller,, July 1, 2005

"Bolton's Ready To Bomb Iran," by Michael Tomasky, The American Prospect, June 30, 2005

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"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"The Rumsfeld Solution: Liberating Iraq, One Journalist At A Time," by Mike Whitney,, July 5, 2005

"U.S. Bombs Kill 17 Afghan Villagers As Search Continues For Soldiers," Guardian/UK, July 5, 2005

"Iraq Seen Emerging As Prime Training Ground For Terrorists," Knight Ridder, July 4, 2005

"Acid Attacks On 'Immodest' Women On The Rise In Iraq," Reuters, July 4, 2005

"UK Aid Funds Iraqi Torture Units," Observer/UK, July 3, 2005

"June One Of The Deadliest Months For Troops In Iraq," Knight Ridder, June 30, 2005

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Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"The Right's Assault On The Academy: An Interview With Robert Jensen," by Bob Libal, Counterpunch, July 5, 2005

"Morphing The Gestapo," by Doris Colmes,, July 5, 2005

"Bush Team Uses 'Skin Game' To Attack Porn," by Patrick Moore, Newsday, July 5, 2005

"Patriotism Versus The PATRIOT Act," by Dorothy M. Ehrlich, San Francisco Chronicle, July 4, 2005

"Governmwent Secrecy Reaches Record High," The New York Times, July 3, 2005

"TSA Secretly Snoops On Air Passengers," by Jim Hightower, AlterNet, July 2, 2005

"California Spying, Schwarzenegger-Style," by Seth Sandronsky, Common Dreams, July 2, 2005

"The Stain Of Torture," by Burton J. Lee III, Washington Post, July 1, 2005

"Code Dumb: Look Who's Spying On Your Granny," Sacramento Bee (California) editorial, June 29, 2005

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Media Issues

"Koran Desecration Is Part Of The Torture Plan; So Is Media Silence," by Saul Landau, ZNet, July 5, 2005

"Court Limits Student Publishing Freedom," by Laura Van Hyfte, Michigan Daily News, July 5, 2005

"This July Fourth, Where's The Press?," by Mark Fitzgerald, Editor & Publisher, July 3, 2005

"Pliant American Press Behaving Like Pravda In Coverage Of U.S. President," by Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star/Canada, July 3, 2005

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"Protesters Prepare 'Warm' Welcome For G-8 Leaders," Inter Press Service, July 5, 2005

"Tens Of Thousands Of Anti-Poverty Demonstrators March Through Edinburgh," Associated Press, July 2, 2005

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