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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 Dec. 8, 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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  • Court-Ordered Documents Detail
    Pentagon Spying on
    U.S. Anti-War Groups

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  • Protest at U.S. Military-Training Base
    Builds Campaign to Close
    School of the Americas/WHINSEC

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  • 18,000 Missing Ballots in Florida's 13th District
    Underscore Flaws in Electronic Voting System

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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:

Court-Ordered Documents Detail
Pentagon Spying on
U.S. Anti-War Groups

Interview with Caroline Fredrickson,
director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office,
conducted by Scott Harris


Over the last several years, the American Civil Liberties Union and other human rights groups have gathered evidence confirming that the FBI has monitored the activities of U.S. civil liberties, anti-war and environmental organizations. A lawsuit brought by these groups forced the Justice Department to reveal more than 3,500 pages of documents detailing the surveillance undertaken against groups and individuals critical of the Bush administration.

Under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the ACLU has recently obtained additional documents which show that government counter-terrorism agencies were used to spy on anti-war groups as they engaged in meetings, protests and counter-military recruitment activity. The Pentagon's Threat and Local Observation Notice, or TALON program spied on groups such as Veterans for Peace, which has engaged in lawful political activity at military recruitment stations and on college campuses. Nevertheless, government undercover agents surveilled or infiltrated these organizations -- while recognizing their peaceful conduct -- but noting that their activity could in the future become a "threat" to U.S. military personnel.

Thus far the Republican-controlled Congress has refused to investigate why government agencies are spying on Americans exercising their free speech rights and where this information has been disseminated. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office, who discusses the significance of this new batch of documents and her group's call for the incoming Congress to conduct an aggressive investigation into the Bush administration's spying on domestic political groups.

Contact the ACLU by calling (212) 549-2500. Visit the group's website to view the government's surveillance documents.

Protest at U.S. Military-Training School
Builds Campaign to Close
School of the Americas/WHINSEC

Interview with Joao da Silva,
communications coordinator
with the School of the Americas Watch,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


On the third weekend in November, an estimated 20,000 people gathered outside the gates of Fort Benning, Ga., to call for the closure of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or WHINSEC, formerly known as the School of the Americas. Participants came from all over the country to bear witness to the tens of thousands of Latin American civilians who have been killed, and often tortured, with the complicity of their nation's military graduates of the school.

The activists' goal is to close the school either by cutting its funding, or by draining the pool of soldiers from countries throughout Latin America which send a thousand students to attend classes at the school annually. In recent years the largest number of soldiers at WHINSEC have come from Colombia followed by Mexico.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Joao da Silva, communications coordinator with School of the Americas Watch, the organization founded by Maryknoll priest Fr. Roy Bourgeois in 1990 after several priests, who were close friends of his, were murdered by soldiers in El Salvador. Da Silva discusses the increasing collaboration between SOA Watch, human rights groups and progressive political leaders in Latin America. He also describes his group's campaign to pass legislation in the US Congress that would close the school, which got a boost after 20 Congressional supporters of WHINSEC lost their bid for re-election in November.

For more information, visit the School of the Americas Watch's website at or call their office at (202) 234-3440.

18,000 Missing Ballots in Florida's 13th District
Underscore Flaws in Electronic Voting System

Interview with Holly Jacobson,
co-director of the group Voter Action,
conducted by Scott Harris


In Florida, the home of contested elections, the state's 13th Congressional District is the focus of growing national attention after election results there Nov. 7 revealed some 18,000 missing ballots. Initial vote totals had Republican Vern Buchanan with a razor thin edge of only 368 votes over his opponent, Democrat Christine Jennings in the former district of controversial Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris.

But after a required recount, the Jennings campaign grew suspicious when they found that more than 18,000 ballots cast in Sarasota County had not included a vote in the House race. Many voters interviewed by the local press said they believed that votes cast on ES&S electronic touch-screen machines had not accurately counted their votes. Because these voting machines have no paper trail, there is no method of locating or recounting the missing ballots. According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, if the lost votes had broken for Jennings by the same percentage as others cast in the county, the Democratic candidate would have won the race by about 600 votes.

Christine Jennings is contesting the result, and along with a group of Sarasota County voters, has filed a suit demanding a new election. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Holly Jacobson, co-founder and co-director of the group Voter Action which has called for a formal, independent investigation of the flaws in the 13th District's electronic voting machinery. She explains why getting all the facts in this contested Florida election could help safeguard the integrity of future elections across the nation.

Contact Voter Action by calling (206) 723-1941, or visit the group's website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Hours before the signing of a historic peace deal in Nepal, ending a 10-year civil war, the U.N. warned leaders of Maoist rebels in Nepal that international law forbids the military soldier recruitment of children under 18. ("Children Feared Bound for Maoist 'Peace Camps,'" InterPress Service, Nov. 21, 2006; "Maoists Sign Peace Deal in Nepal," New York Times, Nov. 21, 2006; "Peace Deal Ends Nepal's Civil War," Nov. 21, 2006)
  • A third journalist was killed in Mexico during the month of November; over 2,000 people have died this year in battles among drug gangs, including seven reporters. ("Vera Cruz crime reporter ..." Reporters Without Borders press release, Nov. 22, 2006; "Editor of Guerrero state's leading daily found murdered in hotel room," Reporters Without Borders press release, Nov. 13, 2006)
  • As the Taser stun gun grows in popularity with law enforcement, so too, are a rising number of Taser-related deaths. ("Toll Mounts in Mexico's Drug War," Los Angeles Times, In These Times, November 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 12/1/06

U.S. Politics

"On Being A Boor," by Cynthia Bogard, Common Dreams, Dec. 5, 2006

"Countering Conservative Economics," by Jared Bernstein & David Kusnet,, Dec. 4, 2006

"People Party Vs. Money Party: Who's Who Among The Democrats," by David Sirota, AlterNet, Dec. 4, 2006

"Rep. Dennis Kucinich: No More Money For War On Iraq," by Joshua Scheer, Truthdig, Dec. 4, 2006

"The Ridiculousness And Danger That Is Obama '08," by David Sirota, Working for Change, Dec. 2, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Bolton Resigns In New Defeat For Hawks," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Dec. 5, 2006

"Confirming Gates: Why The Rush?," by Ray McGovern,, Dec. 5, 2006

"Another Quagmire: Declining Dollar As GOP's Economic Iraq," by Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect, Dec. 4, 2006

"Like Hitler And Brezhnev, Bush In Denial," by Robert Fisk, Independent/UK, Dec. 4, 2006

"Bolton Resigns As U.S. Ambassador," USA Today, Dec. 4, 2006

"He's The Worst Ever," by Eric Foner, Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2006

"Bush's Other Losing War: AIDS," by Doug Ireland,, Dec. 1, 2006

"A Conservative For Impeachment," by Brian Gilmore, The Progressive, Dec., 2006

"The Grand Jury Testimony: A Predisposition To Invade," by Tom Engelhardt & Elizabeth de la Vega,, Nov. 30, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"The White House Can't Put Out The Mideast Fires It Ignited," by Eric Margolis,, Dec. 5, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Iraq Shiite Leader In Washington: U.S. Must Crack Down On Sunnis," Washington Post, Dec. 5, 2006

"The Coming Clash Over Iraq Policy," by Ivan Eland,, Dec. 5, 2006

"Census Counts 100,000 Contractors In Iraq," Washington Post, Dec. 5, 2006

"Shias Too Lose Faith In Iraqi Government," by Dahr Jamail & Ali al-Fadhily, ZNet, , Dec. 4, 2006

"Bush's Meeting With A Murderer," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Dec. 4, 2006

"A Civil War--And Worse," by Andrew J. Bacevich, Boston Globe, Dec. 4, 2006

"De Facto Partition Takes Hold In Iraq," Washington Post, Dec. 3, 2006

"Death Squads Roam Baghdad Hospitals," Sunday Times/UK, Dec. 3, 2006

"Iraq War Has Cost U.S. $350 Billion," Agence France Presse, Dec. 3, 2006

"The Treadmill Incident: Fighting The Iraq war--At Home," by Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch, Dec. 2/3, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Truth, Justice And The Un-American Way," by John Cavanagh, Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 5, 2006

"Near-Total Isolation Sought For Guantanamo," Inter Press Service, Dec. 5, 2006

"Videotape Offers Window Into Terror Suspect's Isolation," The New York Times, Dec. 4, 2006

"Lawyers Show Images Of Padilla In Chains," Associated Press, Dec. 4, 2006

"Iraqi Violence 'Self-Sustaining': U.S. Intel Chief," Reuters, Dec. 2, 2006

"Iraqi Army Division Deepens Discord," McClatchy Newspapers, Dec. 2, 2006

"Flog Is My Co-Pilot: Boeing As Torture Travel Agent," by Rick Anderson, Seattle Weekly, Nov. 29, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Media Sham For Iraq War--It's Happening Again," by Norman Solomon, Common Dreams, Dec. 5, 2006

"FCC Chair Schemes To Undermine Net Neutrality," by John Nichols, The Nation, Dec. 5, 2006

"On Calling Bullshit," by Dan Froomkin, Nieman Watchdog, Dec. 1, 2006

"Olbermann's Hot News," by Daphne Eviatar, The Nation, Dec. 1, 2006

More newswire ...


"Anti-Sweatshop Hunger Strike At Purdue," by Peter Rothberg, The Nation, Dec. 5, 2006

"War Protester Will Be Retried," Bennington Banner (Vermont), Dec. 5, 2006

"Protesters Demand New Election For District 13 Congressional Seat," Herald Tribune (Florida), Dec. 4, 2006

"Homemade Memorial Stirs Opposing Passions On Iraq," The New York Times, Dec. 3, 2006

"11 'Antiwar Grandmas' Won't Get Jail," Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 2, 2006

"Antiwar Protester Released After 24-Hour Sentence," Bangor Daily News (Maine), Dec. 2, 2006

"Students, Faculty And Labor Denounce Arrests Of Pace SDSers," Next Left Notes, Nov. 20, 2006

"Norfolk-Based Sailor Uses Web To Channel Oppostion To War," Virginian-Pilot (Virginia), Nov. 5, 2006

"SDS Comix," by Ed Piskor, Next Left Notes, Nov. 5, 2006

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