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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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Between The Lines
For The Week Ending Oct. 20, 2006


Thank you to all who helped make this event a success! "Democracy in Danger: Oil Wars, Corporate Power, Terrorism
and the Struggle to Defend Liberty and Justice"

Between The Lines Marks Its 15th Anniversary
with an Afternoon Pre-Election Forum, Evening Reception featuring Greg Palast and Jeff Cohen and Silent Auction

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"The Case for Impeachment"

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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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  • Critics Say Bush Policies
    Provoked North Korean
    Nuclear Weapons Test

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  • GOP Spin Machine Responds to Foley Sex Scandal
    with Counterattack Against Democrats

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  • "Moderate" Connecticut Republicans
    in Critical Races Run Away
    from Their Records

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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:

Critics Say Bush Policies
Provoked North Korean
Nuclear Weapons Test

Interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott,
anti-nuclear activist and co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility,
conducted by Scott Harris


The world greeted North Korea's claim that it had successfully tested a nuclear weapon on Oct. 9th, with initial skepticism, condemnation and the threat of sanctions. President Bush, who had years earlier stated that the U.S. would not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, focused concern on the possibility that the isolated nation would share its nuclear technology with other countries or terrorist groups. The president described that potential action as a "grave threat to the United States."

In the U.N. Security Council, Washington is attempting to gain consensus support for the imposition of sanctions on Pyongyang which include an international arms embargo, a ban on all trade relating to weapons of mass destruction and a freeze on funds linked to North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. The U.S. proposal would authorize international inspection of cargo to and from North Korea to prevent the government of Kim Jong Il from exporting its nuclear technology.

Shortly after taking office President Bush shunned direct negotiations with North Korea and after 9/11 declared the nation as part of the "Axis of Evil." In its nuclear posture review, leaked in 2002, the Bush administration included North Korea on a list of nations as potential targets for a future U.S. nuclear attack. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Dr. Helen Caldicott, a pediatrician and a longtime activist with the international anti-nuclear movement. Dr. Caldicott, discusses the provocations which she believes led to North Korea's nuclear weapons test and what can be done to stop nuclear proliferation.

Dr. Helen Caldicott is co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility and author of "Nuclear Power is Not the Answer." Contact Dr. Caldicott's Nuclear Policy Research Institute at (202) 822-9800 or visit their website at

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GOP Spin Machine Responds to Foley Sex Scandal
with Counterattack Against Democrats

Interview with Robert Parry,
investigative reporter,
conducted by Scott Harris


The scandal surrounding Florida Congressman Mark Foley's improper advances to underage male pages and allegations that the Republican leadership had swept the matter under the rug, has become the major news story in the weeks before the critical mid-term Congressional election Nov. 7. Public outrage over the scandal has further diminished the standing of the GOP, which was already facing a tough fight to retain control of the House and Senate in the coming election.

While the story resonates with many voters in that it confirms the public perception of a corrupt Congress guilty of multiple abuses of power, the news media's obsession with the Mark Foley affair has chased many other far more important issues off the front page, such as the escalating violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and Congress recent legalization of torture and an assault of habeas corpus from the U.S. Constitution.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with investigative journalist Robert Parry, who reviews the Foley scandal and how the Republican spin machine has gone on the counter-attack, creating fear in eyewitnesses who might otherwise come forward to shed more light on the story. He also considers why corporate media often fixate on sex scandals to the exclusion of other crucial news coverage.

Investigative journalist Robert Parry is winner of the George Polk award for national reporting. He is the author of "Secrecy and Privilege, Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq." Read his columns online at

"Moderate" Connecticut Republicans
in Critical Races Run Away
from Their Records

Excerpt of talk by Sam Gejdenson,
former Connecticut Democratic congressman,
produced by Melinda Tuhus

Three of the 15 seats that Democrats need to win in order to take back the House of Representatives are in the state of Connecticut. All three Republican incumbents -- Christopher Shays, Nancy Johnson and Rob Simmons -- are facing stiff challenges from their Democratic opponents: Diane Farrell, Chris Murphy and Joe Courtney, respectively. But the Democratic incumbents in the state's two other districts face no serious challenge to re-election.

After Sen. Joe Lieberman lost the Democratic primary to challenger Ned Lamont, Lieberman decided to run on his own party line, "Connecticut for Lieberman." According to opinion polls Lieberman is attracting far more support from Republicans than the endorsed GOP candidate, Alan Schlesinger. Some political analysts believe that Sen. Lieberman's independent run could bring more Republicans to the polls and help re-elect all three Republican incumbent members of Congress.

Into this scenario has stepped the Hilltop Brigade -- Democrats from the two safe Democratic districts who are campaigning to boost the chances of their party's challengers. At a recent house meeting just outside New Haven, former Democratic Congressman Sam Gejdenson gave the Brigade volunteers a pep talk. He represented the 2nd district in the state for 20 years, until he was defeated in 2000 by the incumbent, Rob Simmons. Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus attended the meeting and recorded his talk from which this segment is excerpted, which focused on the political tactics of moderate Republicans, fighting to retain their congressional seats.

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Maoist rebels in Nepal accused of continuing to violate the human rights of people under their control. ("Nepal: Serious Human Rights Abuses by Rebels Continue - United Nations, IRIN, Sept. 27, 2006; "Nepal Rebels Slam Government as Peace Talks Delayed," Reuters, Sept. 28, 2006; "Nepal Peace Talks Delayed Among Political Wrangling," Agence France Presse, Sept. 28, 2006)
  • Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, found shot to death in her apartment. ("Death of a Courageous Journalist," by Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation Blog, Oct. 8, 2006)
  • A new generation of white, working-class and religious Republicans has emerged to support government intervention in the economy and helping the poor. ("The Rise of the Republicrats," American Prospect, September 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 10/13/06

U.S. Politics

"Netroots Challenge Dems' Electoral Strategy," by Ari Melber, The Nation, Oct. 17, 2006

"Note Warns Calif. Hispanics On Voting," Associated Press, Oct. 17, 2006

"Blocking The 2006 Vote," by Tova Andrea Wang,, Oct. 16, 2006

"A Blue District Gone Red, Coming Back," by David Swanson, Truthout, Oct. 16, 2006

"In Pennsylvania, Questions About War Erode A Traditional Republican Advantage," The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"American Fascism On The Rise," by Stan Goff, TruthDig, Oct. 14, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Analysis: Bush Keeps Revising War Justification," Associated Press, Oct. 14, 2006

"Why Bush Should (But Won't) Be Impeached," by Paul Craig Roberts,, Oct. 14, 2006

"Bush Confounded By The 'Unacceptable,'" Washington Post, Oct. 13, 2006

"Bush Said To Have No Plan If GOP Loses," U.S. News, Oct. 13, 2006

"Who Said All Roads Lead To Karl? Debunking The Armitage Story," by Tom Engelhardt & Elizabeth de la Vega,, Oct. 12, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Reaping The Fruits Of Bush's Korea Policy," by Joe Conason, New York Observer, Oct. 16, 2006

"U.S. Corporations Work To Prevent Chinese Workers Rights," by Jeremy Brecher, Brendan Smith & Tim Costello, AlterNet, Oct. 16, 2006

"U.S. Intervention In Venezuela And Latin America," by Noam Chomsky, Venezuelanalysis, Oct. 13, 2006

"Former Weapons Inspector, Experts Warn Against Military Action Toward Iran," Voice of America, Oct. 12, 2006

"Chavez 'Ready To Defend Bolivia,'" BBC News/UK, Oct. 12, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Iraq: Leave Or Be Forced Out," by Gareth Porter,, Oct. 17, 2006

"Iraq's Christians Flee As Extremist Threaten Worsens," The New York Times, Oct. 17, 2006

"Iraqi Government Fissures Widening," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 16, 2006

"Iraq Delays National Talks Amid Killings," Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2006

"Iraq: The Hidden Horror; 650,000 Dead," by Justin Raimondo,, Oct. 13, 2006

"Iraq: Resistance To Occupation Not Just For Fighters," by Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service, Oct. 13, 2006

"Lack Of Confidence In Maliki Grows," McClatchy Newspapers, Oct. 13, 2006

"UK Army Chief: British Troops Must Pull Out Of Iraq Soon," Guardian/UK, Oct. 13, 2006

"Taliban Rising," by Christian Parenti, The Nation, Oct. 12, 2006

"'All-Time High' In Baghdad Violence," USA Today, Oct. 11, 2006

"645,000 Deaths Tied To Iraq War," Baltimore Sun, Oct. 11, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Sentimental Education: Academia Signs Up To Track Down Dissent," by Chris Floyd, Truthout, Oct. 17, 2006

"Marine Corps Issues Gag Order In Detainee Abuse Case," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"Expecting U.S. Help, Sent To Guantanamo," The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"Antiwar Rally Gets Military Scrutiny," Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio), Oct. 14, 2006

"Marine Sergeant: Gitmo Guards Admitted Abusing Inmates," Independent/UK, Oct. 14, 2006

"U.S. Fights To Keep Domestic Surveillance Program," Associated Press, Oct. 13, 2006

"Peace Activists Beware: Homeland Security May Be Reading your Email, And Passing It Along To The Pentagon," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Oct. 13, 2006

"Military Maintains Big Database On Antiwar Protests," The New york Times, Oct. 13, 2006

"Army 'Big Brother' Unit Targets Military Bloggers,", Oct. 13, 2006

"Habeas Corpus: The Linchpin Of Freedom," by Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation, Oct. 11, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Against An Imperial Internet," by Bill Moyers & Scott Fogdall,, Oct. 16, 2006

"Will Google Take The Internet Over The Cliff?," by Jeffrey Chester, The Nation, Oct. 14, 2006

"Narrowing The Net: The Threat From The AT&T/BellSouth Merger," by Art Brodsky,, Oct. 12, 2006

More newswire ...


"Connecticut Clergy Group's Billboard Airs Torture Issue," Waterbury Republican-American (connecticut), Oct. 17, 2006

"Interview With Jerry Lembcke: How The Myth Of The Spat-On Vets Holds Back The Antiwar Movement," by Stephen Philion,, Oct. 16, 2006

"Antiwar Petition Drive Took Just 4 Hours," Boston Globe, Oct. 15, 2006

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