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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

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

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"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

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For The Week Ending July 28, 2006


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"The Case for Impeachment"

Co-authors journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky speak about their book, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office," at the United Church on the Green, in New Haven, June 24.

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  • Israel's Unilateral Approach Toward
    Middle East Conflict is Root Cause of
    Latest Battles in Gaza and Lebanon

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  • Consensus Building in Congress to Uphold
    Geneva Conventions in Treatment of Guantanamo Detainees

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  • "Troops Home Fast" Hunger Strikers
    Demand a Quick Withdrawal
    of U.S. Forces from Iraq

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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:

Israel's Unilateral Approach Toward
Middle East Conflict is Root Cause of
Latest Battles in Gaza and Lebanon

Interview with Molly Malekar,
director of Bat Shalom,
or Daughters for Peace,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


When the radical Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah attacked Israel from inside Lebanon, killing eight Israelis and taking two soldiers hostage, Israel retaliated with a full-scale attack on Lebanon. Scores of civilians have been killed, and Israel has imposed a sea, land and air blockade, which it insists it won't lift until its captured soldiers are returned. This all follows attacks by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza, after Palestinian militants there raided a military post in Israel, killing two soldiers and taking one prisoner. The Palestinians said their action was in response to the economic strangulation of the Palestinian Authority since Hamas was elected to power in January, and the increasing number of civilians killed by Israeli military actions.

In the face of rising violence, there are still groups in both Israel and Palestine working for peace. One such organization is the Jerusalem Link, established in 1993 by Israeli Jewish women and Palestinian Arab women to promote political dialogue. In 2004, the groups formed the International Women's Commission, a coalition of 60 female activists and government officials, two-thirds of whom are Israelis and Palestinians.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Molly Malekar, an Israeli who is the director of Bat Shalom, or Daughters for Peace, a feminist group which participates in the Jerusalem Link and the International Women's Commission. Malekar says what brings women of diverse backgrounds together is the need to introduce gender and civil perspectives to the struggle for a just solution to the conflict, which they define as a two-state solution. She says Israel has a right to defend itself from attacks within its pre-1967 borders, but she explains that the current escalation of the conflict lies in political and military decisions that Israel made over the past year.

The International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Peace between Israel and Palestine is an international body of Palestinian, Israeli and international women's group established in 2005 under the auspices of UNIFEM in the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. For more information, visit the group's website at or email the coordinators of the International Women's Commission, Romy Shapira at or Nadia Hajal

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Consensus Building in Congress to Uphold
Geneva Conventions in Treatment of Guantanamo Detainees

Interview with Wells Dixon,
Center for Constitutional Rights attorney,
conducted by Scott Harris


The June 29, Supreme Court decision which found that President George Bush's plan to try detainees held at the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by military commissions violated both the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Geneva Conventions, has sparked congressional debate on the legal rights these terrorist suspects should be accorded.

President Bush had initially wanted to subject hundreds of detainees held at Guantanamo to proceedings that would allow the use of evidence obtained from "coercive interrogation," a euphemism for torture, and limit detainee's right to hear evidence introduced against them. White House lawyers and some Republicans in Congress are advocating that legislation be passed to legalize the military commissions struck down by the Supreme Court. But a bipartisan group of legislators and military lawyers support trials for the detainees based on the Uniform Code of Military Justice that guides court-martials of U.S. soldiers.

In testimony before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing July 13, top lawyers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines expressed public disagreement with the Bush administration on how terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo and elsewhere should be treated. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Wells Dixon, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights that represents Guantanamo Bay detainees. He assesses the congressional debate over how detainees held at Guantanamo, will be tried.

Contact the Constitutional Rights at (212) 614-6464 or visit their website

"Troops Home Fast" Hunger Strikers
Demand a Quick Withdrawal
of U.S. Forces from Iraq

Interview with Diane Wilson,
hunger strike activist,
conducted by Scott Harris

Diane Wilson

On July 4, Code Pink Women for Peace and Gold Star Families launched a hunger strike dubbed, "Troops Home Fast." Organizers of the fast are demanding that all U.S. troops be withdrawn from Iraq, no permanent bases be established there and a commitment from the U.S. to fund the reconstruction of Iraq using Iraqi workers. A group of long-term fasters, including antiwar activists Cindy Sheehan, Dick Gregory and Daniel Ellsberg are conducting their fast in front of the White House in the nation's capital. Organizers of the fast say that the hunger strike will continue through Sept. 21, International Peace Day, when activists will engage in a week of nonviolent civil disobedience against the war.

Members of Congress including Reps. Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Dennis Kucinich, Lynn Woolsey and Cynthia McKinney have expressed support for the hunger strike. By mid-July, more than 4,000 people had signed on to conduct their own solidarity fasts in the U.S. and in 22 other nations.

Among the fasters at the White House is Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation Texas Gulf Coast shrimper, mother of five and since 1989, one of the nation's most effective grassroots environmental activists. Wilson, a co-founder of Code Pink Women for Peace and author, has conducted seven previous hunger strikes and visited Iraq before the war. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Wilson, who was in the 15th day of a water-only fast about the power of hunger strikes and the overall objectives of the "Troops Home Fast."

Diane Wilson is author of the book, "An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas." Get more information on the hunger strike by visiting the group's website at

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • In the aftermath of North Korea's provocative July 4 missile tests, South Korea, which had friendly relations with its northern communist neighbor, has suspended all shipments of humanitarian aid. ("South Korea Suspends Food Aid to North," Washington Post, July 14, 2006; "North Korea storms out of meeting with the South," Reuters, July 13, 2006; "Kim John Il vs. George W. Bush: American Security in the Balance," Desaix Anderson, undated)
  • A Rome court is hearing the case of human rights abuses by five Argentine military officers for killing Italian citizens during Argentina's "dirty war" during the 1970s. ("Disappeared but not Forgotten," The Guardian, June 15, 2006)
  • In the last two presidential elections two Republican secretaries of state -- Florida's Katherine Harris in 2000 and Ohio's Kenneth Blackwell in 2004, played key roles in politicizing the outcome. This fall, a new crop of progressives is running for secretary of state ("Fighting for a Fair Vote," The Nation, June 26, 2006)

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U.S. Politics

"Swing-Time In New Mexico," by Marc Cooper, The Nation, July 31, 2006

"Bringing On 'World War III,'" by Bill Berkowitz, Inter Press Service, July 21, 2006

"A Different Kind Of Three-Way: Bill and Hillary Triangulate On Lieberman,'" by Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, July 21, 2006

"Let's Get Off The Paper Trail," by Mark Crispin Miller,, July 21, 2006

"Craven Image: The Senate Bows To Imperial Power," by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, July 21, 2006

"Ralph Reed Did Not Repent," by David Donnelly,, July 20, 2006

"Welfare Deformed: The GOP Fights To Keep Women In Poverty," by Maureen Lane,, July 20, 2006

"Democracy In Crisis: Interview With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.," BradBlog, July 20, 2006

"The Growing Threat Of Right-Wing Christians," by Onnesha Roychoudhuri, AlterNet, July 19, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Bush Administration Using Hiring To Undermine Civil Rights Division," Boston Globe, July 23, 2006

"George Bush, Hypocrisy And The Culture Of Death," by Anthony Wade, OpEd News, July 23, 2006

"Rechecking The Balance Of Powers," by Glenn Greenwald, In These Times, July 21, 2006

"Challenge Emerges To Bush Signing Statements," U.S. News & World Report, July 21, 2006

"Cheney Uses Mideast As Campaign Issue," Associated Press, July 21, 2006

"In Mideast Strife, Bush Sees A Step To Peace," Washington Post, July 21, 2006

"Bush Gets Chilly Reception At NAACP," Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2006

"The Color Of 'Transparency' Is Black: Bush's Redacted Reality," by Tom Engelhardt & Karen Greenberg,, July 20, 2006

"Bush Pulls Plug On Eavesdropping Probe," Boston Globe editorial, July 20, 2006

"Bush's Signing Statements Are A Real Danger," by Bob Barr,, July 18, 2006

"What Bush's Open Mic Revealed," by Robert Scheer, TruthDig, July 18, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery For The Israelis," The New York Times, July 22, 2006

"Alive And Still Kicking Hard: Washington's Neocons," by Ehsan Ahrari,, July 22, 2006

"Mideast Conflict Bosts Chance Of U.S.-Iran Showdown," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, July 21, 2006

"Halliburton's Hella Good Deal," by Charlie Cray,, July 21, 2006

"Overruling Democracy," by Marjorie Cohn, ZNet, July 19, 2006

"An Imperial 'Defeatist' And Proud Of It," by Tom Engelhardt & Michael Klare,, July 18, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"More Than 100 Iraqis Being Killed Each Day, Says U.N.; 3,149 Killed In June Alone," by Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, July 24, 2006

"Report: U.S. Torture Of Detainees Widespread In Iraq," Reuters, July 23, 2006

"Car Bombs In Baghdad, Kirkuk Kill Dozens," Associated Press, July 23, 2006

"Afghanistan Close To Anarchy, Warns British General," The New York Times, July 22, 2006

"More Troops To Be Deployed In Baghdad, General Says," Guardian/UK, July 22, 2006

"Iraq Parliament Speaker Calls For U.S. Withdrawal," Agence France Presse, July 22, 2006

"Iraq's Bloody July," by Robert Dreyfuss,, July 21, 2006

"Bush's Double Game On An Iraq Withdrawal Plan," by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, July 19, 2006

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Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Today's Conservatives Are Eager To Trade Freedom For Security," by James Bovard, American Conservative, July 31, 2006

"Arrested Bush Dissenters Eye Courts," Associated Press, July 22, 2006

"Judge Won't Dismiss Suit Over Domestic Spying," San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2006

"Surveillance Bill Meets Resistance In Senate," Washington Post, July 21, 2006

"Experts Differ About Surveillance And Privacy," The New York Times, July 20, 2006

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Media Issues

"Where DC Pundits Get Their Placebo Politics," by Eric Boehlert, Washington Monthly, July 24, 2006

"The Fog Of Cable," by Lawrence Pintak, Columbia Journalism Review Daily, July 22, 2006

"News Bias In The Associated Press," by Peter Phillips, Common Dreams, July 22, 2006

"Grassroots Gears Up As FCC Revisits Ownership Rules," by Catherine Komp, The New Standard, July 21, 2006

"In The Line Of Media Fire: Notes From Northern Israel," by Jonathan Cook, ZNet, July 19, 2006

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"Officer Faces Court-Martial For Refusing To Deploy To Iraq," The New York Times, July 23, 2006

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