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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 Feb. 10, 2006


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Between The Lines at the World Social Forum

Between The Lines Producers Scott Harris and Anna Manzo were at the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 24-29.
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Opening day procession Jan. 24, at the 6th World Social Forum in Caracas.
Click below to hear audio interviews conducted opening day (in MP3)
  • Interviews at the World Social Forum march.
  • Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange/Code Pink
  • Cheri Honkala, Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign
  • Geoff Millard, Iraq war veteran
    More audio, photos, articles forthcoming...
  • Our colleages at Toward Freedom have additional information about the World Social Forum and a joint Between The Lines/Toward Freedom workshop on media issues, held in Caracas, Jan. 26. Audio and photos of the workshop forthcoming.

    • Flawed Election Machinery Jeopardizes
      Clean 2006 Congressional Election

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    • Campaign to Challenge
      Conservative Democrat U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman
      Could Revive Party

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    • Anti-War Activist Nun
      Convicted of Disobedience
      Recounts her Prison Experience

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    • Underreported News Summary
      from Around the World

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    LISTEN to this week's half-hour program of Between The Lines by clicking on one of the links below. MP3 files available until Feb. 14, 2005.

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

    Flawed Election Machinery Jeopardizes
    Clean 2006 Congressional Election

    Interview with Bev Harris,
    founder of Black Box Voting,
    conducted by Scott Harris

    Federal and state programs initiated after the disputed 2000 presidential election to repair the nation’s flawed voting equipment resulted in cities and counties across the nation purchasing several different types of electronic voting machines. However, investigations by citizen groups have revealed serious problems with some of these machines.

    One of the major manufacturers of electronic ballot equipment, the Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems company, has been the target of recent investigations into their voting system’s security. Soon after a December 2005 test in which a Finnish computer security specialist demonstrated that vote totals on Diebold machines could be altered without detection, Volusia and Leon counties in Florida dropped their use of Diebold equipment. Upon hearing about the Florida tests, California’s Secretary of State Bruce McPherson announced that his office is putting the certification of Diebold voting devices on hold indefinitely while it awaits further testing to validate the system’s security.

    Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Bev Harris, founder of the group Black Box Voting, who examines the serious flaws found in Diebold’s machines and the very real possibility that thousands of communities around the U.S. may not have certified voting machines in place for this November’s mid-term congressional election.

    Visit Bev Harris’s website at:

    Campaign to Challenge
    Conservative Democrat U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman
    Could Revive Party

    Interview with William Greider,
    national affairs correspondent with the Nation Magazine,
    conducted by Scott Harris

    Just after delivering his State of the Union address in January 2005, President Bush embraced and kissed the cheek of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. The conservative Democrat, who was Presidential candidate Al Gore’s running mate in the 2000 election, has infuriated many in his party over the last few years by supporting Mr. Bush on several key issues.

    Progressive Democrats in Connecticut and around the nation were angered by Lieberman's kind words for President Bush's proposal to partially privatize Social Security, which ultimately failed. Lieberman's steadfast and vocal support for the president’s war in Iraq has also created animosity toward the three term Senator, who supported several of Mr. Bush’s controversial cabinet appointments.

    Over the past year a grassroots movement of angry democrats has begun to search for a candidate to challenge Mr. Lieberman when he runs for re-election in November 2006. Former GOP senator and independent Connecticut Gov. Lowell Weicker has expressed interest in the plan - Lieberman ousted Weicker from his Senate seat in 1988. The well-organized liberal group, has also stated its interest in raising money for a Lieberman challenge. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with William Greider, The Nation Magazine’s national affairs correspondent who explains why he believes an effective campaign against Lieberman could have national repercussions in re-invigorating the Democratic party.

    Read William Greider's piece about Joe Lieberman titled, “The Rise of the Rebels” in the December 24th edition of the The Nation or visit the magazine’s website at

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    Anti-War Activist Nun
    Convicted of Disobedience
    Recounts her Prison Experience

    Interview with Ardeth Platte,
    Dominican sister and peace activist,
    conducted by Melinda Tuhus

    Sr. Ardeth Platte is one of three Dominican nuns who took part in a Plowshares action in October, 2002, in Greeley, Colorado. The nuns entered a Minuteman missile site, hammered on the silo and made the sign of the cross on it with their own blood. In April 2003, they were found guilty of "interference, injury or obstruction of national defense materials and depredation of government property." Platte, who is 70 years old and a peace activist for many decades, received the longest sentence -- 41 months.

    She was released on Dec. 22, 2005, but still faces three years of probation and must pay restitution for damage at the missile silo. Platte and her co-defendants say they are unwilling to pay the government restitution because some of the funds would be dedicated to war.

    The nun served part of her sentence in Danbury Federal Prison in Connecticut and shortly after her release spoke with Between The Lines’ Melinda Tuhus about conditions for women she encountered in prison, and how women there forged a supportive community.

    Contact Sister Platte’s peace community Jonah House by calling (410) 233-6238 or visit their website at For more information on the Plowshares disarmament actions, visit

    This week's summary
    of under-reported news

    Compiled by Bob Nixon and Denise Manzari

    • For 26 years, the U.S. Senate has refused to ratify the global "bill of rights" for women, which has been approved by 170 nations. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation to oppose it. ("U.S. opposes Litany of Global Treaties in 2005,", Dec. 26, 2005)
    • Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, charged with manipulating the May 2004 election, successfully stopped efforts to impeach her, but a new generation of activists are getting organized. ("The End of People Power?" The Nation, Oct. 31, 2005)
    • Decline in fertility rates around the world prompts debate about environmental protection vs. economic stability. ("Going Down," The Grist, Dec. 14, 2005)

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    U.S. Politics

    "Blocking Alito: Can Rank-And-File Outrage Stiffen Lawmakers' Spines?," by Robert Parry,, Jan. 30, 2006

    "Reviving The Dems," by David Morris, AlterNet, Jan. 30, 2006

    "Sheehan Considering Challenging Feinstein In California Senate Primary," Associated Press, Jan. 28, 2006

    "War Stance Could Mean Primary Battle For Lieberman," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Political Opposites Aligned Against Bush Wiretaps," San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 26, 2006

    "New PAC To Back Antiwar Veterans," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 26, 2006

    More newswire ...

    Bush Regime

    "Conservative Palace Revolt," Newsweek, Feb. 6, 2006

    "Enron: The Bush Administration's First Scandal," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Jan. 30, 2006

    "Climate Expert Says NASA Tries To Silence Him," The New York Times, Jan. 29, 2006

    "Gorilla Empire? A Global State Of Disunion," by Tom Engelhardt,, Jan. 29, 2006

    "Spies, Lies And Wiretaps," The New York Times editorial, Jan. 29, 2006

    "The Medicare Disaster," by Chris Murphy, Counterpunch, Jan. 28/29, 2006

    "Alito's Mythical Feel-Good America," by Jonathan Zimmerman, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2006

    "Bush Broke The Law," by Charley Reese,, Jan. 28, 2006

    "Bush Press Conference: L'Etat C'Est Moi," by Dana Milbank, Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2006

    "EU Inquiry On 'Renditions' May Call Cheney, Rumsfeld," Guardian/UK, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Libby Lawyers Seek Reporters' Information," Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Bush Convinced Warrantless Surveillance 'Legal,' Won't Go Into Details," Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Domestic Spying Hurts Our National Security," by Sibel Edmonds,, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Bush Reasserts Presidential Prerogatives," Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2006

    "More Americans Favor Impeaching Bush, Poll Says," Knight Ridder, Jan. 25, 2006

    More newswire ...

    American Empire/War Profiteering

    "Pentagon Granted New Powers To Fund Foreign Militaries," Washington Post, Jan. 29, 2006

    "CIA Broadens Assassination Program," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 2006

    "U.S. Policy Seen As Big Loser In Palestinian Vote," Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2006

    "Venezuela Insists U.S. Embassy Behind Spy Plot," Reuters, Jan. 27, 2006

    "U.S. Shows India Its Iron Fist," Asia Times, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Venezuela Levies Spying Accusation Against U.S.," Associated Press, Jan. 26, 2006

    "Report Done For Pentagon Says Army Close To 'Snapping,'" Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 26, 2006

    "Halliburton Swings To $1.1 Billion Profit, Cites 2005 As Best Year Ever," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 26, 2006

    More newswire ...

    "Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

    "U.S. In Direct Talks With Iraq Insurgents," Newsweek, Feb. 6, 2006

    "Deadly Rift Grows Among Iraq Insurgents," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 2006

    "Iraqis Leaving Religiously Mixed Areas," Associated Press, Jan. 28, 2006

    "U.S. Audit Finds 'Spectacular' Waste Of Funds In Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 27, 2006

    "'Maybe They Just Need To Have Their Civil War,'" by Tom Engelhardt & Gareth Porter,, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Afghan Leader: Foreign Troops May Be Needed 10 Years," Reuters, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Planted Articles May Violate Pentagon Directive," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Documents Show U.S. Army Siezed Iraqi Wives As Tactic," Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2006

    "U.S. Won't Complete Iraq Projects," The New York Times, Jan. 27, 2006

    More newswire ...

    Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

    "Holding Bush Accountable For His Crimes: The Time For Resistance Is Now," by Michael Ratner, Counterpunch, Jan. 30, 2006

    "Uncle Sam Wants (To Know About) You: Spying And Lying By The Pentagon," by Col. Dan Smith, Counterpunch, Jan. 28/29, 2006

    "2003 Justice Dept. Draft Legislation Covered Eavesdropping," Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2006

    "Florida Antiwar Group Infiltrated By FBI, Police Spies," by Carlos Miller, Raw Story, Jan. 27, 2006

    "ACLU Releases Government Photos Showing Surveillance Of Protesters in Georgia," WXIA-TV News (Altlanta, Georgia), Jan. 27, 2006

    "Teacher Awaits Day In Court: She Spoke Of Peace In Class," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Jan. 25, 2006

    More newswire ...

    Media Issues

    "Domestic Lying: The Question Journalists Don't Ask Bush," by Norman Solomon,, Jan. 30, 2006

    "U.S. Propaganda Aimed At Foreigners Reaches U.S. Public: Pentagon Document," Agence France Presse, Jan. 27, 2006

    More newswire ...

    Media Issues

    "Domestic Lying: The Question Journalists Don't Ask Bush," by Norman Solomon,, Jan. 30, 2006

    "U.S. Propaganda Aimed At Foreigners Reaches U.S. Public: Pentagon Document," Agence France Presse, Jan. 27, 2006

    More newswire ...


    "Torture School Protesters Face Six Months In Prison," School of the Americas Watch press release, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Antiwar Mother Sentenced To Prison For Protesting Recruiters," by Katie Quinn-Jacobs, Common Dreams, Jan. 26, 2006

    More newswire ...

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