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"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

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"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

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For The Week Ending Jan. 19, 2007


"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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  • Peace Movement Vows to Resist
    Bush Escalation of Iraq War

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  • White House Moves to Build
    New Generation of Nuclear Weapons

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  • Human Rights Groups Demand Closure
    of U.S. Guantanamo Detention Center
    on Prison's Fifth Anniversary

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Peace Movement Vows to Resist
Bush Escalation of Iraq War

Interview with Gordon Clark,
communications director
with Peace Action,
conducted by Scott Harris


After months of listening to recommendations on how to overhaul his Iraq War policy, President Bush unveiled a new strategy in a prime time address on Jan. 10th that is expected to include: an increase in troop levels of up to 20,000 more U.S. soldiers; setting benchmarks for Iraq's government on political and military goals and funding a new jobs program to stimulate Iraq's failing economy.

Even before specifics of the President's plan were announced, Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Harry Reid advised Mr. Bush against a troop surge and said Democrats would not write a blank check to wage war in Iraq. Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy introduced legislation on January 9th requiring congressional approval of White House plans for an escalation of the Iraq war.

Peace organizations, already gearing up for a major protest in Washington on Jan. 27th, launched a wave of local demonstrations in response to the President's new Iraq policy. A public opinion poll conducted in the days immediately before the president's speech found that only 36 percent of Americans support an increase in U.S. troops while 61 percent oppose the idea. The survey also shows that 54 percent back a complete withdrawal within the next year. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Gordon Clark, communications director with the group Peace Action. He assesses the role of Congress and the peace movement in responding to the President's escalation of the war.

Contact Peace Action by calling (301) 565-4050 or visit their website at Get details on the Jan. 27th national protest in Washington, D.C. at

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White House Moves to Build
New Generation of Nuclear Weapons

Interview with Lisbeth Gronlund,
co-director and senior scientist,
with the Global Security Program
at the Union of Concerned Scientists,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


The Bush administration is preparing to propose production of the nation's first new nuclear warheads in almost 20 years. It would replace, not add to, the number of the aging warheads already in the US arsenal, at a cost of more than $100 billion. Called the Reliable Replacement Warhead, perhaps its most unique feature is that it would combine an older, tested design with a new design that has not yet undergone testing.

Advocates of the project at the Department of Energy, or DOE, say the new design will produce warheads that are more reliable and more secure from accidental detonation or access by terrorists. Opponents say the U.S. may have to end its moratorium on underground testing to insure the new warhead is operational. Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Lisbeth Gronlund, co-director and senior scientist with the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She believes there is no need for a new generation of nuclear warheads and maintains that the existing weapons are still potent, and have adequate security.

Contact the Union of Concerned Scientists at (617) 547-5552 or visit their

Human Rights Groups Demand Closure
of U.S. Guantanamo Detention Center
on Prison's Fifth Anniversary

Interview with Jennifer Daskal,
U.S. advocacy director with Human Rights Watch,
conducted by Scott Harris


Jan. 11th marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Bush administration's detention center at the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Nearly 400 prisoners are being held there without charge or the ability to challenge their detention in federal court. Many of the men in Guantanamo were turned over to the U.S. by rival clan members or bounty hunters in Afghanistan who received payment for their captives. Three prisoners committed suicide at the facility last June and at least 40 others have tried to take their lives.

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that these so-called enemy combatants could challenge their detention in U.S. courts, President Bush worked with the GOP-controlled Congress to pass legislation in 2006 that revoked that right and prohibited the prisoners from seeking redress regarding maltreatment and torture.

Now with the Democrats in control of the House and U.S. Senate, human rights groups are calling on legislators to restore these prisoner's basic right to habeas corpus and receive due process under law. A delegation of the group Code Pink Women for Peace, including the mother of a slain U.S. soldier, Cindy Sheehan, former prisoners and family members of detainees, traveled to Cuba to hold a protest at the gates of Guantanamo. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke Jennifer Daskal, U.S. advocacy director with Human Rights Watch, who explains why her group is demanding the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • The 20-year dictatorship of Saparmurad Niyazov ends in Turkmenistan, with his sudden death from a heart attack. Cataclysm will befall the country if anyone tries to continue his policies, say opposition leaders. ("Dictator's Death Spurs Tensions in Turkmenistan," Washington Post, Dec. 22, 2006; "Turkmenbashi Dies, but Impact for Turkmenistan Unclear," Eurasia Insight, Dec. 27, 2006; "Turkmenistan: New Leader Should End Rights Abuses," Human Rights Watch, press release Dec. 21, 2006)
  • Mexican federal agents disarmed the local police in Tijuana, out of fear that powerful drug lords had corrupted the force. The move was mostly symbolic, analysts say. ("Tijuana Police Abandon Posts," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 5, 2007; "Tijuana Police Return-Without Their Weapons," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 6, 2007)
  • Cleveland's Slavic Village, an old-time working class neighborhood has been hit by foreclosures and abandonment caused by high-risk mortgages. ("Prime Suspect," Mother Jones, September/October 2006)

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Between The Lines Week Ending 1/12/07

U.S. Politics

"Devastating Criticism On Iraq By Both Parties" The New York Times, Jan. 12, 2007

"How Congress May Block A Troop 'Surge,'" Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 11, 2007

"Presidential Politics 2008: Using The War To Win," by David Corn,, Jan. 10, 2007

"Southern GOP Congressmen Denounce Troop SurgeIn Iraq," Institute for Southern Studies, Jan. 10, 2007

"Democrats Feel Liberals' Antiwar Heat," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 10, 2007

"Democrats Ponder Methods To Thwart Bush On Troops," San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 10, 2007

"Launching The 2008 Presidential Campaign With Ethnic Cleansing In Iraq," by Tom Hayden Huffington Post, Jan. 9, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Bush Isolates Himself Further," by Jim Lobe Inter Press Service, Jan. 12, 2007

"Bush Channels Nixon," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Jan. 11, 2007

"Bush's Iraq Speech Annotated," by Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, Jan. 11, 2007

"Still Hiring Tree-Haters," by Frank O'Donnell,, Jan. 11, 2007

"Bush's New Strategy: The March Of Folly," by Robert Fisk, Independent/UK, Jan. 11, 2007

"Bush's Rx For More War," by William Hartung, Common Dreams, Jan. 11, 2007

"Continuing The Flight From Reality," by Joseph L. Galloway, Miami Herald, Jan. 10, 2007

"Will Bush Provoke A Constitutional Crisis?," by Jeremy Brecher & Brendan Smith, AlterNet, Jan. 7, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"U.S. Threatens Iran Over Its Iraq 'Meddling,'" Telegraph/UK, Jan. 12, 2007

"Shades Of Cambodia: Is Bush Planning War Expansion Across Iraq's Borders?," by Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect, Jan. 11, 2007

"U.S. Legislator Fears Bush Preparing To Attack Iran," Agence France Presse, Jan. 11, 2007

"Senators Fear Iraq War May Spill To Syria, Iran," Reuters, Jan. 11, 2007

"Controversy As U.S. Arrests Six In Raid On 'Iranian Consulate,'" Agence France Presse, Jan. 11, 2007

"To Counter Iran's Role In Iraq, Bush Moves Beyond Diplomacy," The New York Times, Jan. 11, 2007

"The War Widens: Iran And Syria In The Crosshairs," by Jeff Leys, Counterpunch, Jan. 10, 2007

"Bush Says U.S. Will Clamp Down On Syria, Iran As Part Of Iraq Strategy," Associated Press, Jan. 10, 2007

"Destabilizing The Horn Of Africa," by Salim Lone,, Jan. 8, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"In Baghdad, Bush Policy Is Met With Resentment," The New York Times, Jan. 12, 2007

"Surge Toward What? Playing Right Into Al-Sadr's Hands," by Col. Douglas MacGregor, Counterpunch, Jan. 11, 2007

"U.S. Raid On Iranian Consulate Angers Kurds," CNN, Jan. 11, 2007

"Military Experts: Doubt Over Increase, Even Among Some Doubters," San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 11, 2007

"Human Rights Watch: Unprecedented Violence Targets Iraqi Civilians," Agence France Presse, Jan. 11, 2007

"U.S. Unit Patrolling Baghdad Sees Flaws In Bush Strategy," Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2007

"War's Highest Price Paid By Civilians," Toronto Star/Canada, Jan. 11, 2007

"Vietnam All Over Again," by Bobby Muller, AlterNet, Jan. 11, 2007

"U.S. Warns 'Surge' May Take Time," Guardian/UK, Jan. 11, 2007

"Troop Surge Already Under Way," ABC News, Jan. 10, 2007

"Why A Troop Escalation Won't Bring Peace To Iraq," by Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, Jan. 10, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"U.S. Has Lost Credibility On Rights, Group Asserts," Washington Post, Jan. 12, 2007

"Gitmo Turns Five," by Jonathan Hafetz, The Nation, Jan. 11, 2007

"Trapped At Guantanamo," by Melissa Hoffer, Boston Globe, Jan. 11, 2007

"Advocate Criticizes Government Data Mining," Associated Press, Jan. 10, 2007

"Raids, Reforms And The Labor Movement," by Tim Costello & Jeremy Brecher, Brandan Smith, ZNet, Jan. 10, 2007

"The Government Is Reading Your Mail," by Mark Benjamin,, Jan. 5, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Why Fixing The Media Syatem Should Be On The Feminist Agenda," by Jennifer L. Pozner, Women in Media & News, Jan. 11, 2007

"Newspapers... And After?," by John Nichola, The Nation, Jan. 11, 2007

"Owner Of Conservative SF Radio Station Trying To Censor Blogger," San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 11, 2007

"Does Media Reform Have A Chance In The Digital Age?," by Don Hazen, AlterNet, Jan. 11, 2007

"Digital Media Marketplace: The Next Frontier For Media Reform," by Jeffrey Chester, AlterNet, Jan. 10, 2007

"'Times' Warp: Paper Backs One Last Chance In Iraq," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, Jan. 9, 2007

More newswire ...


"Antiwar Activists Rush To Hold Protests," Associated Press, Jan. 11, 2007

"Protesters Demand Closure Of Gitmo Base," Associated Press, Jan. 11, 2007

"'Without Question?' On Growing Military Opposition To The Invasion Of Iraq," by Paul Street, ZNet, Jan. 11, 2007

"Military Families On Front Lines Of War Protest, Pain," by Stacy Bannerman, Truthout, Jan. 11, 2007

"Bush To Face Street Protests Over Iraq Escalation Plan,", Jan. 10, 2007

"YouTube User Sparks Iraq War Dialogue," Associated Press, Jan. 10, 2007

"Vigil For Detainees At Guantanamo," BBC News/UK, Jan. 10, 2007

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