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

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

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For The Week Ending Jan. 27, 2006


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  • Washington and Europe Increase Pressure
    on Iran to Halt Nuclear Research

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  • Filibuster is Last Hope
    for Opponents of Alito
    Supreme Court Confirmation

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  • Environmentalists Campaign Against Alito,
    Fearing Nation's Pollution and
    Health Laws at Risk

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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This week we present Between The Lines' summary of under-reported news stories and:

Washington and Europe Increase Pressure
on Iran to Halt Nuclear Research

Interview with Dr. James Jennings,
president of Conscience International,
conducted by Scott Harris

In an escalating war of words, the U.S., joined by Britain, France and Germany, are pressuring Iran to reverse its resumption of nuclear research. After restarting work on converting uranium at its Isfahan nuclear facility in August, the Iranian government broke the seals on several facilities engaged in uranium enrichment in early January. This move, which violated a voluntary agreement between Tehran, Paris, London and Berlin prompted a demand from the Europeans to refer the matter to the International Atomic Energy Agency and ultimately to the UN Security Council.

While Washington and its European allies have called for the Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran if it refuses to freeze its nuclear activities, Russia and China -- both with veto power on the Council -- have taken a more cautious approach. Iran maintains that it seeks only to build nuclear power plants to produce energy and does not seek atomic weaponry. With negotiations making little progress, Bush administration officials and their Israeli counterparts, have left open the option of a military solution interpreted by many as meaning air strikes targeting Iran's nuclear research facilities.

Dr. James Jennings, president of Conscience International led a delegation of U.S. professors to Tehran in September for dialogue on the growing tensions between the two nations. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Dr. Jennings about the current confrontation between Iran and the West and the options available to avoid a military conflict.

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Filibuster is Last Hope
for Opponents of Alito
Supreme Court Confirmation

Interview with Kim Gandy,
president of the National Organization for Women,
conducted by Scott Harris

The U.S. Senate hearings on President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito ended on Jan. 13, with many opponents disturbed by his judicial philosophy and critical of the Judge's unwillingness to answer many questions. The four days of hearings focused on Judge Alito's opinion on several key issues including the Supreme Court landmark Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion; civil rights and the limits of Presidential power. Other questions revolved around Judge Alito's membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton, an avowedly racist and sexist group and court cases he helped decide involving companies in which he has investments.

With the Republican Party firmly in control of the Senate and Pennsylvania pro-choice Judiciary Committee Chair Arlen Specter announcing his support for Alito, the conventional wisdom is that President Bush's nominee will be easily confirmed. Even opponents of Judge Alito, like Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, said that while she will vote against the nominee, she would not participate in a filibuster to block his confirmation.

However, a coalition of progressive groups around the nation are not buying the conventional wisdom, and have launched a campaign to convince enough Democrats and moderate Republicans to stop Alito from replacing retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, who assesses the Senate confirmation hearings and explains why her group is strongly opposing the nomination of Samuel Alito.

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Environmentalists Campaign Against Alito,
Fearing Nation's Pollution and
Health Laws at Risk

Interview with Glenn Sugameli,
attorney with Earthjustice,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court concluded, most of the reporting focused on Alito's views about abortion and presidential power. But environmental groups are also troubled by some of Judge Alito's rulings on environmental protection during his 15 years judicial career. Four of the nation's leading environmental organizations were so alarmed, that for the first time in 20 years, they publicly opposed a Supreme Court nominee.

Activists say that Alito's views indicate that he would, under the Commerce Clause, support challenges to environmental regulations by polluters and developers. Among the laws they fear Alito would help overturn or weaken include the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act the Endangered Species Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Glenn Sugameli, senior legislative counsel with Earthjustice, a law firm that defends the interests of individuals and environmental groups in court against violations of the nation's environmental laws. He discusses why environmental activists oppose Judge Alito's confirmation and what they are doing about it.

Contact Earthjustice by calling (202) 667-4500 or visit their website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Sudan has become a new way-station for advanced technology to make nuclear weapons. ("Clandestine Nuclear Deals Traced to Sudan," The Guardian, Jan. 5, 2006)
  • Pentagon fails to approve a policy to ban human trafficking -- prostitution or forced labor -- for U.S. contractors overseas. ("U.S. Stalls on Human Trafficking," Chicago Tribune, Dec. 27, 2005)
  • In the first two weeks of the Medicare drug program, a dozen states declared health emergencies to deal with thousands of elderly and disabled patients being denied medicines. ("The states step in as Medicare falters," Washington Post, Jan. 14, 2006; "President tells insurers to aid new drug plan," New York Times, Jan. 16, 2006)

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U.S. Politics

"Reform: Going Beyond K Street," by Lee Drutman,, Jan. 18, 2006

"Gonzales Rejects Gore's Criticism," Associated Press, Jan. 17, 2006

"For Senate Democrats, A Last Stand On Alito," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 17, 2006

"With Alito Hearings, Dems Find Another Way To Blow It," by Ed Garvey, Madison Capital Times (Wisconsin), Jan. 17, 2006

"Murtha And The Mudslingers," by E.J. Dionne, Jr. Washington Post, Jan. 17, 2006

"U.S. Constitution In Grave Danger," by Albert Gore, Jr., Truthout, Jan. 16, 2006

"After Alito: What Happened? What Now?," by Danny Schechter, Buzzflash, Jan. 16, 2006

"Pelosi Clashes With Protesters Over Iraq War Funding," Inside Bay Area (California), Jan. 15, 2006

"Murtha Details His Exit Strategy," CBS News 60 Minutes, Jan. 15, 2006

"The Abramoff Guide To Buying Friends And Influencing Politics," by Nicole Colson, Counterpunch, Jan. 14/15, 2006

"Clinton Says He Didn't Use Warrantless Wiretaps," Bloomberg News, Jan. 13, 2006

"Voter Pressure To Force Bush To Quit Iraq, Says Murtha," Reuters, Jan. 13, 2006

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Bush Regime

"Ex-EPA Chiefs--Mostly Republicans-- Blame Bush In Global Warming," Associated Press, Jan. 18, 2006

"'Extraordinary Circumstances': The Case Against Alito," by Michael Carmichael, Counterpunch, Jan. 18, 2006

"Cowardly Bush Hiding Behind The Troops," by David Corn,, Jan. 18, 2006

"Whistling In The Wind: Whistleblowers In The Bush Administration Crosshairs," by Sam Graham-Felsen, AlterNet, Jan. 18, 2006

"2002 Administration Memo Doubted Uranium Sale To Iraq," The New York Times, Jan. 17, 2006

"AP Reports Facts On White House's Smear Of Gore," Think Progress, Jan. 17, 2006

"White House Silent On Abramoff Meetings," Associated Press, Jan. 17, 2006

"Does The President Really Know Best?," by Tom Engelhardt & Elizabeth de la Vega,, Jan. 17, 2006

"Spy Agency Data After 9/11 Led FBI To Dead Ends," The New York Times, Jan. 17, 2006

"Gonzales To Testify On Domestic Spying," Associated Press, Jan. 14, 2006

"Risen Book Holds Proof Bush Deceived America," by Ray McGovern,, Jan. 14, 2006

"The Problem With Presidential Signing Statements," by John W. Dean,, Jan. 13, 2006

"Bush Reverses Long Trend Toward Greater Privacy," by David Kahn, The New York Times, Jan. 13, 2006

"Bush Vs. Reality: 2006 As The Year Of Living Dangerously," by Tom Engelhardt,, Jan. 12, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"The West Has Picked a Fight With Iran That It Cannot Win," by Simon Jenkins, Guardian/Uk, Jan. 18, 2006

"The State Of The Empire, 2006: Rotting Within, Tremors Without," by James Petras, Counterpunch, Jan. 14/15, 2006

"Iraq To Iran: The Bush Who Cried Wolf," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Jan. 12, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Official U.S. Agency Paints Dire Picture Of 'Out Of Control' Iraq," Guardian/UK, Jan. 18, 2006

"U.S. Helicopters In Iraq Face Menace Of 'Aerial Bombs,'" Telegraph/UK, Jan. 18, 2006

"Violence Increasing In Afghanistan," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 17, 2006

"Iraq War's Stunning Price Tag," by Linda Bilmes & Joseph Stiglitz, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 17, 2006

"27 Killed In Afghan Suicide Blasts," CNN, Jan. 16, 2006

"'Marshall Plan' For Iraq Fades," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 15, 2006

"Deaths Of Journalists In Iraq Near Vietnam Toll," Times Online/UK, Jan. 15, 2006

"Fly Boys And Lie Boys: Smart Bombing Iraqi Families While They Sleep," by Brian Cloughley, Counterpunch, Jan. 14/15, 2006

"Documents Tie Shadowy U.S. Unit To Inmate Abuse Case," Reuters, Jan. 13, 2006

"Army Halts Abuse Probe, No Questions Asked," Associated Press, Jan. 13, 2006

"No. 2 U.S. General In Iraq Sees Violence Continuing," Reuters, Jan. 13, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"U.S. Policy Of Abuse Undermines Rights Worldwide," Human Rights Watch World Report 2006, Jan. 18, 2006

"Mining For Kids: Children Can't 'Opt Out' Of Pentagon Recruitment Database," by Kathryn Casa, Vermont Guardian, Jan. 17, 2006

"Two Groups Plan Lawsuits Over Federal Eavesdropping," The New York Times, Jan. 17, 2006

"A Protest, A Spy Program And A Campus In An Uproar," The New York Times, Jan. 14, 2006

"Bush Authorized Domestic Spying Before 9/11," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Jan. 13, 2006

"Pentagon Grilled Over Database On War Critics," Associated Press, Jan. 13, 2006

"Inside The Puzzle Palace: Interview With NSA Whistleblower Russell Tice," by Julian Sanchez, Reason,, Jan. 13, 2006

"U.S. Tries To Avoid Supreme Court Ruling On Detainees," Washington Post, Jan. 13, 2006

"You're Being Watched...," by Laura K. Donohue, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 12, 2006

"Indefinite Detention: U.S. Builds New Guantanamo Prison," Associated Press, Jan. 12, 2006

"U.S. Government Asks Top Court To Dismiss Guantanamo Suit," Reuters, Jan. 12, 2006

"National I.D., State Nightmare," Associated Press, Jan. 12, 2006

"Judge Demands Police Video Of Grandmothers' Protest," The New York Times, Jan. 11, 2006

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Media Issues

"Hey Mainstream Media! Why Doesn't Presidential Dismantling Of The Constitution Warrant The Same Intense Scrutiny As Presidential Adultery?," by Andrew Bard Schmookler, Common Dreams, Jan. 17, 2006

"Scandalology 101," by Patricia Goldsmith, Dissident Voice, Jan. 17, 2006

"Ted Koppel: 'Natural Fit' At NPR And Longtime Henry Kissinger Booster," by Norman Solomon, Truthout, Jan. 17, 2006

"Falling Down On The Job Of Labor Coverage," by Peter Dreier, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 15, 2006

"Could Publication Of The Domestic Spying Story Lead To The Indictment Of the New York Times?," by Harvey Silverglate, Boston Phoenix, Jan. 14, 2006

More newswire ...


"World Social Forum: The Great Debate In A Land Of Change," by Humberto Marquez, Inter Press Service, Jan. 18, 2006

"David Graeber Vs. The Wall Street Journal," Alternative Press Review, Jan. 17, 2006

"Have Peace Activists Ever Stopped A War?," by Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, Jan. 17, 2006

"Women's Antiwar Petition Circles The Globe," by Haider Rivzi, Inter Press Service, Jan. 16, 2006

"Why Grandma Went To Jail," by Joan Wile, Common Dreams, Jan. 16, 2006

"What Is An Antiwar Movement?," by JoAnn Wypijewski, Counterpunch, Jan. 14/15, 2006

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