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New Haven Advocate's
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Scott Harris, Best Radio News Reporter
WPKN Radio, 89.5 FM

"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

Multi-Ethnic Issues Advocacy

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"Democracy in Danger: Oil Wars, Corporate Power, Terrorism
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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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  • Iran Defies U.N. on Uranium Enrichment,
    as U.S. Pushes for Sanctions
    and Contemplates "Other Consequences"

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  • Vermont Global-Warming March
    Demands Federal Legislative Action

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  • CEO Pay in Defense, Oil Industry Skyrocket,
    as Workers' Wages Decline

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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:

Iran Defies U.N. on Uranium Enrichment,
as U.S. Pushes for Sanctions
and Contemplates "Other Consequences"

Interview with Arang Keshavarzian,
assistant professor of government
at Connecticut College,
conducted by Scott Harris


Iran, having defied a U.N. Security Council deadline of Aug. 31 to suspend its enrichment of uranium, is now facing possible economic sanctions. The Bush administration, declaring it will stand in the way of what it claims are Iranian ambitions to develop nuclear weapons, has expressed doubts that a final effort at talks between Tehran and the European Union will halt Iran's uranium enrichment program. Iran denies that it is working to develop nuclear weapons and claims its research is focused solely on building civilian atomic power technology.

Iran insists that as a signatory of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, it has the right to convert and enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. But Washington contends that Iran forfeited that right when Tehran admitted that it had deceived inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency for some 17 years.

Iran did not respond positively to a package of economic and diplomatic incentives offered by members of the U.N. Security Council in June in exchange for a halt to its uranium enrichment operation. The Iranian government may feel that it can evade sanctions due to the lucrative economic ties it has with Russia and China, both veto-wielding members of the Security Council. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Arang Keshavarzian, assistant professor of government at Connecticut College and an editor at Middle East Report, who examines the likelihood that the Bush administration is contemplating a military strike on Iran's nuclear infrastructure in the event that diplomacy fails to resolve the standoff.

Read Arang Keshavarzian'sarticles online at: Professor Keshavarzian is the author of the forthcoming book, "Bazaar and State in Iran."

Vermont Global-Warming March
Demands Federal Legislative Action

Interview with Bill McKibben,
author and environmentalist,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben wrote "The End of Nature" in 1984, the first book about global warming for a popular audience. He's been working ever since to raise awareness of the issue, as greenhouse gas emissions have increased exponentially over the past two decades with virtually no action taken by Washington to address the problem. Where Washington has failed, cities and states have taken the initiative to cut back emissions from fossil fuels, promote energy conservation and increase the use of renewable energy. In that vein, McKibben organized a five-day walk across Vermont that spanned the Labor Day weekend. The walk was a call to make global warming THE key issue politicians must respond to. And respond they did -- at the closing rally in Burlington, every politician running for federal office -- Democrat, Republican, and independent Congressman Bernie Sanders -- signed onto a pledge to support the ambitious global warming bill sponsored by outgoing Vermont Independent Sen. Jim Jeffords.

Vermont, like everywhere else, is suffering effects from global warming that are changing the very nature of the state, and the issue has become a critical one for many of the state's residents and voters.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Bill McKibben after the first mass action and rally which focused totally on global warming. He discusses the urgent need to address global climate change and what he hopes the walk will accomplish.

For more information on Vermonters Walking Toward a Clean Energy Future, visit the group's website at

CEO Pay in Defense, Oil Industry Skyrocket,
as Workers' Wages Decline

Interview with Sarah Anderson,
a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies
and co-author of the "Executive Excess 2006" salary survey,
conducted by Scott Harris


Labor Day 2006 saw more grim evidence of a decline in the standard of living for American workers. The U.S. census reported in late August that median hourly wages, adjusted for inflation, have declined by 2 percent since 2003, while productivity and corporate profits have risen. According to press reports, wages and salaries now make up the lowest share of the nation's gross domestic product since the government began keeping records in 1947. In contrast, corporate profits have climbed to their highest level since the 1960s.

Underscoring the economic data, a new report by the groups United for a Fair Economy and the Institute for Policy Studies, titled "Executive Excess 2006," documents how defense and oil industry CEOs have seen their compensation skyrocket. Authors of the report assert that top executives in these industries have personally benefited from US wars and rising oil prices. Top corporate executives in the U.S. earn considerably more than their European and Asian counterparts.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sarah Anderson, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-author of the report, who explains the relationship between U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the exponential increase in executive pay.

Read a copy of "Executive Excess 2006: Defense and Oil Executives Cash in on Conflict " report by visiting the Institute's website at

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • The concept of fair wages and benefits have not yet caught up with a majority of workers in the organic farm industry. ("Us vs. Stem," The Grist, Aug. 2, 2006)
  • Over 400,000 frozen embryos sit in nearly 500 fertility center, the majority of which are routinely destroyed. Louisiana courts have given embryos the status of "judicial person," giving judges the power to stop fertility clinics from disposing of embryos. ("Souls on Ice," Mother Jones, July/August 2006)
  • While national media examines the status of Sen. Hillary Clinton's marriage, other leading GOP presidential contenders' infidelities largely uncovered in the corporate press. ("High Infidelity," Washington Monthly, July/August 2006)

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U.S. Politics

"In A Pivotal Year, GOP Plans To Rely On Personal Attacks," Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2006

"Rockefeller: Bush Duped Public On Iraq," CBS News, Sept. 9, 2006

"War Puts The Republican Heartland Back Into Play," Times of London/UK, Sept. 8, 2006

"Judge In Ohio Tells Counties To Preserve 2004 Ballots," Associated Press, Sept. 8, 2006

"War Turns Southern Women Away From GOP," Associated Press, Sept. 7, 2006

"The Myth Of Fair Elections In America," by Paul Harris, Observer/UK, Sept. 7, 2006

"When Will Joe Biden Become Fair Game?," by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, Sept. 7, 2006

"Today's Pig Is Tomorrow's Bacon: A Class War Recipe," by Greg Palast,, Sept. 7, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Iraq's Alleged Al-Qaeda Ties Were Disputed Before War," Washington Post, Sept. 9, 2006

"Five Years In, Bush Is Losing Terror War," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Sept. 9, 2006

"Armitage Leak Poses More Questions," Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2006

"General: Rumsfeld Killed Plans For Postwar Iraq," by Kevin Drum, Washington Monthly, Sept. 8, 2006

"Armitage Says He Was The Source In CIA Leak," The New York Times, Sept. 7, 2006

"Bush Fears War Crimes Prosecution, Impeachment," by Marjorie Cohn, ZNet, Sept. 7, 2006

"Election 2006 And World War III," by Robert Parry, Consortium News, Sept. 7, 2006

"Bush Admits Secret Prisons; Yields To Geneva Conventions On Detainees," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Sept. 7, 2006

"Tell Bolton To Bolt," by Scott T. Paul,, Sept. 6, 2006

"Attorney General Gonzales Supports Military Tribunals, Secret Evidence," McClatchy Newspapers, Sept. 5, 2006

"'Have You No Sense Of Decency, Sir?,'" by Keith Olbermann, MSNBC Countdown, Sept. 5, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Interview With Alarcon: A Top Cuban Leader Thinks Out Loud," by Tom Hayden, Truthdig, Sept. 10, 2006

"The World's View Of The U.S. 'War On Terror,'" by Norman Solomon,, Sept. 9, 2006

"Chavez Challenges U.S.," by Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly, Sept. 9, 2006

"Chavez Accuses U.S. Of Aiding Opposition," Associated Press, Sept. 7, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Why 'Victory' In First Phase Of War On Terror Unraveled," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Sept. 9, 2006

"Iraq: Media Dead Zone," by Aaron Glantz with Salam talib,, Sept. 9, 2006

"Report: No Prewar Saddam-Al Qaeda Tie," Associated Press, Sept. 8, 2006

"Afghan Attack Worst Since Taliban Fell," Associated Press, Sept. 8, 2006

"Body Count In Baghdad Nearly Triples," Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2006

"Iraq's Reality Sinks In," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Sept. 8, 2006

"NATO General Wants More Troops In Afghan South," Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2006

"Military Correspondent Calls Fourth Iraq Trip The Most Violent Ever," Editor & Publisher, Sept. 7, 2006

"U.S. Continues To Raise Iraq Troop Levels: Now At 145,000," Associated Press, Sept. 7, 2006

"The Unaccountables: Lawless Civilian Contractors" Tara McKelvey, American Prospect, Sept. 7, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Banned In Washington: Where's The Free Speech?," by Ann Wright, Common Dreams, Sept. 10, 2006

"Bush Calls For Greater Wiretap Authority," Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2006

"Top Military Lawyers Slam Tribunal Plans," Los Angeles Times, 2006

"The Torturer's Apprentice," by Ray McGovern,, Sept. 7, 2006

"3 Republican Senators Among Critics Of Military Tribunal Plan," USA Today, Sept. 7, 2006

"Plan For Tribunals Still In Opposition To High Court Ruling," The New York Times, Sept. 7, 2006

"Bush Tribunal Plan Would Allow Trials Based On Secret Evidence," Associated Press, Sept. 6, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Politics, The Media And 9/11," by Eric Boehlert, The Nation, Sept. 25, 2006

"Media Misses The Point On CIA Leak Story," by Joe Conason, New York Observer, Sept. 11, 2006

"The Colbert Factor: Some Truthiness, At Last," by Nicole Colson, Counterpunch, Sept. 9/10, 2006

"Discover The Secret Right-Wing Network Behind ABC's 9/11 Deception," by Max Blumenthal, Truthout, Sept. 8, 2006

"Under Pressure, ABC Tinkers With 9/11 Drama," Reuters, Sept. 8, 2006

"ABC 9/11 Miniseries Criticized As Innacurate And Biased," The New York Times, Sept. 6, 2006

"Fight For Internet Freedom Heats Up," by John Nichols, The Nation, Sept. 4, 2006

More newswire ...


"Long Live The Clash! Thirty Years Of 'White Riot,'" by Alexander Billet, Counterpunch, Sept. 9/10, 2006

"'No Clowning Around Weapons Of Mass Destruction,'" by Bill Quigley,, Sept. 9, 2006

"How To Make Work Safer With Direct Action: An IWW Starbucks Story," by Daniel Gross & Joe Tessone, ZNet, Sept. 8, 2006

"Labor Joins La Marcha," by Amy Taylor,, Sept. 8, 2006

"The Rebirth Of Students For A Democratic Society (SDS)," by Alexander Knight, ZNet, Sept. 8, 2006

"Righteous Opposition To War," by Rev. Lois M. Powell,, Sept. 7, 2006

"Soldier Who Chose Jail Over war Goes Home: Interview With Kevin Benderman," by Aaron Glantz, Inter Press Service, Sept. 7, 2006

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