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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

"Iran: The Next War," by James Bamford, Rolling Stone, July 24, 2006

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

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For The Week Ending Aug. 25, 2006


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The Furors

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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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  • Lebanese and Israeli Civilians Clear Losers
    as Cease-Fire Ends Israel's Offensive

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  • Mexico's Disputed Election Enters
    Dangerous Phase as Tribunal Rejects Full Vote Recount

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  • Lamont Primary Victory Over
    Connecticut's U.S. Sen. Lieberman
    Shockwaves through American Party Politics

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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:

Lebanese and Israeli Civilians Clear Losers
as Cease-Fire Ends Israel's Offensive

Interview with Stephen Zunes,
Middle East editor with Foreign Policy in Focus,
conducted by Scott Harris


A fragile U.N.-brokered cease-fire took hold across Lebanon and Israel on Aug. 13 after 34 days of war, which killed an estimated 1,100 Lebanese civilians, 41 Israeli civilians and 118 Israeli soldiers. The numbers of Hezbollah fighters killed ranges from an Israeli report of 400 while Hezbollah's says only 68 died in battle. Both Israel and Hezbollah claimed victory, but Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert clearly did not achieve his stated goal of destroying Hezbollah's military capability.

Hezbollah's leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah proclaimed in a post-ceasefire TV address, "We emerged from the battle with our heads high, and our enemy is the one who is defeated." The conflict, which devastated Lebanon's infrastructure, enhanced Hezbollah's status as heros in the Arab street and further damaged the standing of Israel and the US across much of the rest of the world.

It could take several weeks to implement the U.N. cease-fire agreement which calls for the deployment of an international force of 15,000 U.N peacekeepers, along with 15,000 Lebanese army troops in southern Lebanon. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Stephen Zunes, Middle East editor with Foreign Policy in Focus, who assesses the winners and losers in the aftermath of the Israeli offensive against Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Visit Foreign Policy in Focus at Zunes is a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco and author of the book, "Tinder Box: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism."

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Mexico's Disputed Election Enters
Dangerous Phase as Tribunal Rejects Full Vote Recount

Interview with John Ross,
journalist and author,
conducted by Scott Harris


More than six weeks after Mexico's disputed July 2nd presidential election, thousands of protesters continued to occupy the streets of Mexico City, demanding a full recount of each of the 41 million votes cast. The Federal Election Institute had unofficially declared Filipe Calderon, candidate of the conservative National Action Party the winner with a slim 243,000 vote-margin. Proclaiming the election tainted by fraud, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, candidate of the center-left Party of Democratic Revolution rallied his mostly poor supporters in giant protests in Mexico City's Zocalo or central square, to demand a "vote by vote recount."

But, after hearing evidence of ballot tampering and other irregularities from Lopez Obrador's camp, Mexico's seven-judge Federal Election Tribunal issued a decision rejecting a full recount but ordered a new tally of 12,000 precincts, just under 10 percent of all votes cast. The recount was completed Aug. 13, the results of which must be publicly released by Aug. 31. A president must be declared by Sept. 6 or the election has to be annulled.

Frustrated with the process, Lopez Obrador and tens of thousands of his supporters encamped in tent cities on major boulevards around the capital have engaged in non-violent civil disobedience including blocking entrances to government offices, U.S.-owned banks, and taken over toll booths. A scuffle between police and Lopez Obrador's supporters in front of Mexico's Congress on Aug. 14 devolved into a melee of stone-throwing and the firing of tear gas. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with journalist and author John Ross, who has covered Mexico for several decades. Reached in Mexico City, Ross reports on the rising tensions in this still unresolved presidential election.

Read Ross's articles online at Ross' forthcoming book to be published in October is titled, "Zapatistas: Making Another World Possible."

Lamont Primary Victory Over
Connecticut's U.S. Sen. Lieberman
Shockwaves through American Party Politics

Interview with Jacob Hacker,
Yale University professor of political science,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


The historic defeat of three-term U.S. senator and 2000 vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman by political newcomer Ned Lamont in Connecticut's Democratic primary Aug. 8 has generated international headlines. After his 52 percent to 48 percent loss, Lieberman vowed to run in the general election as an independent, or, as he pledged in his non-concession speech, an "independent Democrat." Although the Democratic Party and almost all elected Democrats in Connecticut and around the nation -- with the exception of a few progressive members of Congress -- endorsed Lieberman in the primary, post-primary endorsements and Democratic Party money are now backing Lamont.

Even though a July poll showed Lieberman handily winning a three-way race against Lamont and a weak Republican candidate, the situation is fluid and seems to be moving in Lamont's direction. One indication is the 14,000 new Democratic voters who registered for the primary, as well as 14,000 independents who switched to the Democratic Party to vote in the primary, the large majority of whom were almost certainly Lamont voters.

Between The Lines' spoke with Jacob Hacker, a professor of political science at Yale University and co-author of the book, "Off Center: The Republican Revolution & the Erosion of American Democracy." He talks about Ned Lamont's primary victory as a bellwether of a realignment now taking place in American party politics.

Jacob Hacker's book, "Off Center: The Republican Revolution & the Erosion of American Democracy" will be published in paperback in September by Yale University Press.

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Escalating violence in Sri Lanka has left a 4-year cease-fire between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels in tatters. ("Pakistan Envoy Escapes Sri Lanka Blast," Agence France Presse, Aug. 14, 2006; "Over 50 Dead in Sri Lanka Violence," AFP, Aug. 14, 2006; "Strategic Questions for Sri Lanka," BBC, Aug. 4, 2006)
  • Beyond terrorist threats air travelers face more mundane threats to their safety: specifically, the outsourcing of routine airline maintenance and new forms of "self-regulation" among aircraft manufacturers airlines. ("Waiting to Happen," Mother Jones, July/August 2006)
  • White extremist groups are increasingly trying to sell their anti-Semitic message to Muslim audiences. ("To Heil with Muslims," MacLean's, July 24, 2006)

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U.S. Politics

"Corruption-Tainted Republican Withdraws From Ohio Congressional Race," Associated Press, Aug. 15, 2006

"The Democrats' Lebanon Failure," by Stephen Zunes,, Aug. 15, 2006

"Democrats See Security Issue As Key Issue For Fall," The New York Times, Aug. 15, 2006

"For GOP, Bad Gets Worse In Northeast," Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2006

"Who's Afraid Of Hillary Clinton? MoveOn," by Norman Solomon, Counterpunch, Aug. 14, 2006

"Democracy Breaks Out In Connecticut," by Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation, Aug. 14, 2006

"De Facto GOP Nominee Lieberman Smears Bernie Sanders," by David Sirota, Working for Change, Aug. 14, 2006

"Will Lieberman's Loss Push Dems To The Right?," by Matt Stoller,, Aug. 14, 2006

"Still Battling GOP Voter Suppression," by Jabari Asim, Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2006

"'Swift Boat' Veterans Set Sights On Murtha," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 13, 2006

"Where Have You Gone, Joe Lieberman? A Nation Turns Its Curious Eyes To Connecticut," by Robert Borosage, Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram (Texas), Aug. 13, 2006

"Dean: Lieberman Should Drop Out Of Race," Reuters, Aug. 13, 2006

"Meet The GOP's Latest Smear Machine: 'Vets For Freedom' Fight For Rove And Lieberman," by John Stauber, Counterpunch, Aug. 12/13, 2006

"Lieberman's Loss Makes Cheney Talk Terror," by Arianna Huffington,, Aug. 12, 2006

"GOP Sticks With Fear And Smear," by William Greider, The Nation, Aug. 12, 2006

"Sore Loserman, Redux: An Independent Hypocrite," by Michael Donnelly, Counterpunch, Aug. 11, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Is Conspiracy A War Crime? White House Says Yes," Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 14, 2006

"Bush Versus The Constitution," by David Swanson, Truthout, Aug. 11, 2006

"Criminal Administration: Conyers' Report Lays Out Case Against White House," by Jennifer Van Bergen,, Aug. 11, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"With Lebanon And Iraq Crises, Analysts Fear Disaster In U.S. Course,'" by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Aug. 15, 2006

"Washington's Interests In Israel's War," by Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker, Aug. 14, 2006

"Bush 'Viewed War In Lebanon As A Curtain-Raiser For Attack On Iran,'" by Andrew Buncombe, Independent/UK, Aug. 14, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Sickened Iraq Vets Cite Depleted Uranium," Associated Press, Aug. 12, 2006

"Resist The Taliban? What For?," by Sara Daniel, Le Nouvel Observateur/France, Aug. 10, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"The Land Of The Free-- But Free Speech Is A Rare Commodity," by Henry Porter, Observer/UK, Aug. 13, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Two Sides To Every Conflict-- Unless You Rely On The U.S. Media For Information," by Andrew Gumbel & Donald Macintyre, Independent/UK, Aug. 15, 2006

"Eavesdropping And The Election: An Answer On The Question Of Timing," by Byron Calame, The New York Times, Aug. 13, 2006

"Bush's Primetime Lies Go Unchallenged By Mainstream Media," by by Rev. William Alberts, Counterpunch, Aug. 12/13, 2006

"Government Joins Net Treaty That May Limit Rights In U.S., Overseas," by Shreema Mehta, The New Standard, Aug. 11, 2006

"The Problem With Pundits," by Eric Boehlert, The Nation, Aug. 11, 2006

More newswire ...


"The Antiwar Movement: Weak, Passive, Distracted," by Todd Chretien, Counterpunch, Aug. 15, 2006

"Lt. Ehren Watada: Protecting First Amendment Freedoms By Opposing illegal War," by Susan Van Haitsma, Austin American-Statesman (Texas), Aug. 15, 2006

"Hundreds March In L.A. To Protest Lebanon, Iraq Wars," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 13, 2006

"Times Call For New Pentagon Papers," by Daniel Ellsberg, Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 8, 2006

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