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

Those Who Dared to Come Forward
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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

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"An Annotated Saddam Chronology," ZNet, Dec. 15, 2003

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"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

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For The Week Ending Nov. 24, 2006


"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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  • Israeli Massacre of 19 Civilians
    in Gaza Spurs Movement Toward
    a New Palestinian Unity Government

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  • Gates to Replace Rumsfeld at Pentagon
    as Iraq Continues to Burn

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  • Election Message to Democrats:
    Stop the War,
    Stop the Corruption,
    Hold Bush Accountable

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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:

Israeli Massacre of 19 Civilians
in Gaza Spurs Movement Toward
a New Palestinian Unity Government

Interview with
Nadia Hijab,
senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


After unilaterally withdrawing from Gaza in September 2005, the Israeli Army re-invaded in June to search for a kidnapped Israeli soldier. Since then, about 400 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, half of them civilians and at least 75 children. Despite the withdrawal, Palestinians say they have been under continuous Israeli siege. On Nov. 8, the Israelis mistakenly shelled a home and killed 19 Gazan civilians, including 7 children in the town of Beit Hanoun, triggering worldwide outrage. The U.S. recently vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning the attack, saying the measure was biased against Israel.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority government, led by the militant Islamic Hamas party -- elected in January in a ballot deemed free and fair -- has been totally isolated. Hamas has been spurned as a result of Israeli and western nations' demand that the party must recognize Israel's right to exist, renounce violence and honor previous agreements. Most international aid and financial transactions have been frozen, even from Arab states. But the suffering of the Palestinian people, along with continued attacks by Israel, has brought about dialogue between Hamas and Fatah, the party which formerly led the Palestinian government. On Nov. 13th a retired university president in the Gaza Strip emerged as the top candidate to head a new national unity government being formed to end the Palestinian Authority's isolation.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus poke with Nadia Hijab, senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies in Washington, D.C. She discusses the continuing violence in Gaza, the search for a negotiated solution to the conflict and an end to the Palestinian Authority's international isolation.

Call the Institute for Palestine Studies at (202) 342-3990 or visit the group's website at

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Gates to Replace Rumsfeld at Pentagon
as Iraq Continues to Burn

Interview with Mel Goodman,
former CIA analyst and senior fellow
at the Center for International Policy,
conducted by Scott Harris


With the Nov. 7 congressional election serving as a referendum on President Bush's failed policies on the Iraq war, the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld the day after a sweeping Democratic party victory was not surprising. As Rumsfeld left the scene, president Bush nominated former CIA director Robert Gates as his successor.

Gates, who was forced to withdraw his nomination for CIA director in 1987 -- due to his ties to the Reagan-era Iran-Contra scandal -- came back to narrowly win the post in 1991 serving under President Bush's father. During his career at the National Security Council and CIA, Gates has been accused of politicizing intelligence on the Soviet Union and in other areas critical to formulating U.S. foreign policy. Gate's checkered history is of concern to many observers in that the Iraq War was justified by flawed and manipulated intelligence with regard to non-existent weapons of mass destruction and the dubious threat posed by Saddam Hussein.

With the violence in Iraq continuing to surge in what many are now openly labeling a civil war, President Bush is awaiting advice from his father's secretary of state, James Baker, who heads the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, which is making recommendations on changing U.S. policy on the war. Robert Gates was a member of the Study Group until his nomination. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Mel Goodman a former CIA analyst, who is now a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. Goodman comments on the nomination of Robert Gates for secretary of defense and why he advocates withdrawal from Iraq.

Contact the Center for International Policy by calling (202) 232-3317 or visit their website

Goodman's book, "Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neo-Conservatives are Putting the World at Risk," is published by Prometheus

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Election Message to Democrats:
Stop the War,
Stop the Corruption,
Hold Bush Accountable

Interview with Matthew Rothschild,
editor of The Progressive magazine,
conducted by Scott Harris


The Nov. 7 midterm congressional election landslide for Democrats was comparable to only two other ballots in recent U.S. history: the 1974 sweep of Democrats in the wake of the Nixon-era Watergate scandal, and the Republican tidal wave of 1994 during Bill Clinton's presidency. Democrats picked up at least 29 seats in the House and beat 6 GOP incumbents in the U.S. Senate to take control of both legislative bodies. Additionally, Democrats gained six new governorships and took control of nine new state legislatures. According to exit polls, the two most important issues for voters in this election were opposition to the Iraq war, and disgust with corruption and scandal in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Statewide referendum results also yielded good news for progressives: six states voted to raise the minimum wage; Missouri voters passed a stem cell research initiative and South Dakota rejected a virtual total ban on abortion.

Opinion polls indicate that the public overwhelmingly supports the agenda of the incoming Democratic majority on a wide range of issues including: raising the minimum wage; extending health insurance to the uninsured; negotiating lower prices for prescription drugs in the Medicare program and implementation of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

Between The Lines Scott Harris spoke with Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive Magazine, who discusses what message he believes voters sent to Washington on Nov. 7, and the issues which should be priorities for the Democrats on domestic and foreign policy as they take office in January.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • In early October, President George Bush signed into law a new national space policy that rejects prospective arms control agreements which might limit American military options in space. ("Bush Set Defense as Space Priority," Washington Post, Oct. 18, 2006)
  • Trade between Africa and China has exploded tenfold over the last decade. However, human rights groups are concerned over China's opposition to deployment of UN troops to conflict-ridden Darfur and the bailing out of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to suppress his opponents. ("China, Africa Pledge Closer Ties, Trade," Associated Press, Nov. 6, 2006; "Never Too Late to Scramble," The Economist, Oct. 28, 2006; "China-Africa Summit: Focus on Human Rights, Not Just Trade," Human Rights Watch press release, Nov. 2, 2006)
  • Some organic farmers groups are concerned that Wal-Mart's sale of organic foods will pressure farmers to reduce organic standards in order to stay competitive. ("Mean or Green," The Nation, Sept. 11, 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 11/17/06

U.S. Politics

"Watershed," by William Greider, The Nation, Dec. 4, 2006

"Power Shifts In The States," by John Nichols, The Nation, Nov. 21, 2006

"The New Democratic Populism," by Christopher Hayes, The Nation, Nov. 21, 2006

"Latino Backlash Could Doom GOP," by Roberto Lovato, New American Media, Nov. 16, 2006

"Back To The Future With Trent Lott," by John Nichols, The Nation, Nov. 16, 2006

"Class Struggle," by Jim Webb, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Chertoff's 'Chilling Vision,'" by Nat Parry,, Nov. 21, 2006

"Past Sins Might Keep Rumsfeld From Traveling The World," by Ann Woolner, Bloomberg News, Nov. 17, 2006

"Bush's CIA Order Setting Up Secret Prisons Another Impeachable Offense," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Nov. 16, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"CACI: Torture In Iraq, Intimidation At Home," by Joshua Holland, AlterNet, Nov. 21, 2006

"The Other Face Of Globalization," by David Bacon, Truthout, Nov. 21, 2006

"Bush's Desire For A Conflict With Iran Is A Crisis Made In Israel," by Scott Ritter, Nation Books, Nov. 20, 2006

"The Next Act: Is A Damaged Administration Less Likely To Attack Iran, Or More?," by Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker, Nov. 20, 2006

"Latin America Is Preparing To Settle Accounts With Its White Settler Elite," by Richard Gott, Guardian/UK, Nov. 19, 2006

"Hersh: CIA Analysis Finds Iran Not Developing Nuclear Weapons," Agence France Presse, Nov. 19, 2006

"Latin America: Another World Possible, Over The Horizon, In The 21st Century," by Chris Spannos, ZNet, Nov. 19, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Flaws Cited In Effort To Train Iraqi Forces," Washington Post, Nov. 21, 2006

"Spoofer Of Iraq's Chaos Becomes Another Victim," Washington Post, Nov. 21, 2006

"Going Long On Iraq," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Nov. 21, 2006

"Record Number Die In Iraq In November," Associated Press, Nov. 20, 2006

"At Least 700 Iraqis Die In 8 Days Of Unrelenting Violence," Associated Press, Nov. 19, 2006

"Time For Another Body Count In Iraq," by Sheldon Rampton, PR Watch, Nov. 18, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Criminalizing Compassion InThe War On Terror," by Katherine Hughes, Fellowship, Nov./Dec., 2006

"Undo The Military Commissions Act," by Aziz Huq,, Nov. 21, 2006

"Military Documents Hold Tips On Antiwar Activities," The New York Times, Nov. 21, 2006

"Missing Presumed Tortured," by Stephen Grey, The New Statesman/UK, Nov. 20, 2006

"Justice Department Quashes Wiretapping Inquiries," by Onnesha Roychoudhuri, In These Times, Nov. 20, 2006

"Usurpation Of Power: The 2007 Defense Authorization Act And The Reform Of The Insurrection Act Of 1807," by Col. Daniel Smith,, Nov. 20, 2006

"Gonzales Blasts Surveillance Critics," Associated Press, Nov. 20, 2006

"Reno Files Challenge To Terror Law," Associated Press, Nov. 19, 2006

"Padilla Case Raises Questions About Anti-Terror Tactics," Washington Post, Nov. 19, 2006

"Our Own Abu Ghraibs," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Nov. 18, 2006

"Pentagon Wants To Build Mini-City For Terror Trials," Miami Herald, Nov. 17, 2006

"Guantanamo Hearings 'Shams,' Lawyers Find," Associated Press, Nov. 17, 2006

"Judge: Detainee Can't Speak To Attorney," Associated Press, Nov. 17, 2006

"Lawyer In The Hell Of Guantanamo," by Annick Cojean, Le Monde/France, Nov. 14, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Al-Jazeera In The No-Fluff Zone Of Eye-Opening Network News," by Pierre Tristam, Daytona News-Journal (Florida), Nov. 21, 2006

"Those Missing Media Voices," by Carolyn Byerly,, Nov. 20, 2006

"The Decline Of Journalism," by Thomas D. Williams, Truthout, Nov. 20, 2006

"The Dem Congress Must Save The Internet," by Timothy Karr, AlterNet, Nov. 20, 2006

"The Media's Iraq Offensive," by Norman Solomon,, Nov. 16, 2006

"Has Fox News Gone Too Far?," by Keith Olbermann, MSNBC Countdown, Nov. 16, 2006

More newswire ...


"SOA Watch Activists Differ On Whether To Cross Line," Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Nov. 20, 2006

"Antiwar Couple Conceive New Way To Generate Peace," San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 20, 2006

"Iraq War Memorial Sets Tempers Ablaze," San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 20, 2006

"Police Remove Protesters From Speech On Iraq," Minnesota Daily, Nov. 17, 2006

"Prison For Anti-Nuke Clowns, U.S. WMD's Protected," by Bill Quigley, Truthout, Nov. 17, 2006

"The Last Antiwar Poem: Ginsberg's 'Witchita Vortex Sutra,'" by Rolf Potts, The Nation, Nov. 14, 2006

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