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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

"Cheney is Longtime Bad News for U.S.," by John Nichols, by the Madison Capital Times (Wisconsin), Jan. 16, 2007

"Bush administration provokes open war on Iran: Irbil raid, and other operations, authorized "several months ago," by Larry Chin, Global Research, Jan. 15, 2007

"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 Feb. 2, 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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  • White House Reversal on Domestic Spying Program
    Shouldn't Derail Congressional Investigation

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  • Activists Opposing Iraq War
    Campaign to Enlist City,
    State Governments

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  • Democrats' First 100-Hour Agenda
    Doesn't Address America's Racial, Economic Divide

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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:

White House Reversal on Domestic Spying Program
Shouldn't Derail Congressional Investigation

Interview with Shayana Kadidal,
Center for Constitutional Rights attorney,
conducted by Scott Harris


In a letter to Congress on Jan. 17, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez announced that the Bush administration had reversed its position and would now place its domestic National Security Agency spying program under the jurisdiction of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, as mandated by a 1978 federal law. Since October of 2001, President Bush had secretly bypassed the FISA court and ordered the warrantless wiretapping of American's phone and electronic communication where there was suspicion of a connection to terrorist activity.

While the Justice Department stated it had negotiated a "creative" new process for court review of surveillance with one of the eleven FISA Court judges, critics are suspicious that the agreement may still violate federal law. Adding to the skepticism was the fact that although the presiding FISA court judge did not object to releasing details of the new process to Congress, Gonzales opposes disseminating operational details to lawmakers.

The timing of the announcement came just after Democrats took control of Congress and two weeks before a federal court was to hear the government's appeal of an earlier ruling declaring the president's surveillance operation illegal and unconstitutional. Through all this, the White House still maintains that their warrantless spy program is legal. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Shayana Kadidal, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights -- which along with the ACLU-- have filed lawsuits challenging the legality of the NSA spy program. Kadidal examines the administration's ambiguous reversal and explains why he is pressing for judicial review and congressional investigations into past abuses.

Contact the Center by calling (212) 614-6464 or visit the group's website at

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Activists Opposing Iraq War
Campaign to Enlist City,
State Governments

Interview with Joel Barkin,
executive director of the Progressive States Network,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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According to public opinion polls, the American people are by a margin of 2 to 1 opposed to the Iraq war. They also line up 3 to 1 against President Bush's plan to escalate the war by sending more than 21,000 additional troops there. A majority of Democrats and even some Republicans in Congress are now opposed to the war, although whether they'll take meaningful action to end the U.S. occupation by cutting funding, remains to be seen.

Although they have no direct say in U.S. foreign policy and no control over military funding, some American cities and state governments have passed resolutions condemning the war. The clearest link they have with the issue is that residents of cities and states pay federal taxes, where an ever-increasing share is going to fund the war, thus reducing resources for social programs.

Now the Progressive States Network has initiated an organized effort to urge the legislatures of at least 20 states to go on record opposing Bush's escalation of the Iraq war. In many cases, the resolutions also oppose the war in general and call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops. Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Joel Barkin, executive director of the Progressive States Network, who discusses the campaign, which states have taken up the fight, and why.

Contact the Progressive States Network by calling (212) 680-3116 or visit the group's website at

For a breakdown on U.S. spending on the war by state, visit the website of the National Priorities Project at

Related links: "Kennedy: No Funds For More Troops," CBS News, Jan. 25, 2007

Democrats' First 100-Hour Agenda
Doesn't Address America's Racial, Economic Divide

Interview with Emma Dixon,
executive director
of the Creation of Wealth Project,
conducted by Scott Harris


As America and the world celebrated the life and work the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the civil right's leader's January birthday, an alarming number of conservative commentators view the civil rights struggle as a relic of the past. The widespread belief, particularly among politicians, that the battle against racial prejudice has already been won, is contradicted by the bigotry in employment, education, housing and healthcare that persists in America today. A new report published by the group United For a Fair Economy takes a hard look at the continuing gaps in the economic status of American citizens along the color line. The report, titled, "State of the Dream 2007: Voting Blue, Staying in the Red," finds that "while people of color support Democrats in the voting booth, they are still waiting for policies that close the economic divide between them and whites." Despite the results of the 2006 election, giving Democrats control of Congress, the report argues that their first 100 hours legislative agenda did little to effectively address the economic disparity between the races.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Emma Dixon, executive director of the Creation of Wealth Project and co-author of the "State of the Dream" report. She reviews the Democrats' agenda and explains how more focused and aggressive initiatives could succeed in reducing poverty for blacks and Latinos who disproportionately find themselves on the lower rungs of America's economic ladder.

Obtain a copy of the report titled, "State of the Dream 2007: Voting Blue, Staying in the Red," by visiting the website of the group United for a Fair Economy at or call them at (617) 423-2148.

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Environmental groups Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd gear up to confront Japanese whaling ships in the Antarctic waters off Australia. ("Protest Ships Ready to Take on Antarctic Whalers," New Zealand Herald, Jan. 17, 2007; "Protest Vessel Plans to Ram Anti-whaling Line Home from Tokyo," New Zealand Herald, Dec. 6, 2006; "Iceland to Resume Commercial Whaling," Associated Press, Oct. 17, 2006 )
  • Consumer groups and California legislators are pushing for a mandatory inspection program of fresh produce. ("Lettuce Was Culprit in Latest Cases," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 13, 2007)
  • Sen. John McCain does an about-face on financial disclosure bill on citizens groups. ("McCain Does About-face on Grassroots Reform Bill," The Hill, Jan. 18, 2007; "Senate Passes New Ethics Reform Bill," Associated Press, Jan. 18, 2007; "McCain No Longer Rocks in New Hampshire," Boston Herald, Jan. 18, 2007)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 1/26/07

U.S. Politics

"Feingold Ups The Ante On Iraq Funding," by Roger Simon, The Politico, Jan. 30, 2007

"Dems: Get The Message On Trade," by Deborah James & Todd Tucker,, Jan. 30, 2007

"U.S. Congress Weighs Its Role On Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 29, 2007

"Biden: Most Senators Oppose U.S. Troop Surge In Iraq," USA Today, Jan. 28, 2007

"Christianists On The March," by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Jan. 28, 2007

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Bush Regime

"Bush Directive Increases Sway On Regulation," The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2007

"Cheney To The Stand," by John Prados,, Jan. 30, 2007

"On Iran, Bush Faces Haunting Echoes Of Iraq," The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2007

"State Of The Union: Words Versus Action," Union of Concerned Scientists, Jan. 28, 2007

"Dick Cheney: The New 'Baghdad Bob'?," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, Jan. 27, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Rogue State America," by John B. Judis, New Republic, Jan. 28, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"U.S. Must Abandon Iraqi Cities Or Face Nightmare Scenario, Say Experts," Independent/UK, Jan. 30, 2007

"Battle Suggests New Sectarian Divides In Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 30, 2007

"Who Is The Enemy In Iraq?," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service Jan. 30, 2007

"Hundreds Die In Clash Near Shiite Holy City," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 2007

"U.S. Military: Afghan Leaders Steal Half Of All Aid," Telegraph/UK, Jan. 29, 2007

"Where Do The American Dead Come From?," by Tom Engelhardt,, Jan. 25, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Warrantless Surveillance: Maine PUC Not Letting Verizon Off The Hook," Portland Press Herald (Maine), Jan. 30, 2007

"An Iron Curtain Is Descending," by Pariah, Counterpunch, Jan. 30, 2007

"Potshot At Guantanamo Lawyers Backfires," Boston Globe, Jan. 29, 2007

"Rockefeller Says He May Subpoena Documents On Spying," Bloomberg, Jan. 26, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Beyond Net Neutrality: Internet Freedom," by Ben Scott,, Jan. 26, 2007

"CBS Refuses To Broadcast Iraq Footage," by Rory O'Connor & David Olson,, Jan. 26, 2007

More newswire ...


"Shadow Of A Resistance: Can The Antiwar Movement Dismantle The War Machine?," by Fran Shor, Counterpunch, Jan. 30, 2007

"The Shape Of Unions To Come," by Anya Kamenetz,, Jan. 30, 2007

"SOA Protesters Sentenced," Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Jan. 30, 2007

"The Demo In D.C.: Chirpy Slogans, Empty City," by JoAnn Wypijewski, Jan. 29, 2007

"Impeachment: The Missing Word At The Antiwar Demo," by Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch, Jan. 29, 2007

"Lt. Ehren Watada," by Dahr Jamail, Znet, Jan. 29, 2007

"Nine Arrested In Antiwar Protests In Congressional Office Buildings," Associated Press, Jan. 29, 2007

"The Washington Iraq Peace March: A Protest To Be Proud Of," by Karen Houppert, The Nation, Jan. 29, 2007

"Protest Focuses On Troop Increase For Iraq," The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2007

"Protesting Guantanamo," by Frida Berrigan, Foreign Policy in Focus, Jan. 28, 2007

"Soldiers Against Iraq Desert To Canada," CBS News, Jan. 28, 2007

"Peace-In Politics: Localizing The Antiwar Movement," by Seth Sandronsky, Counterpunch, Jan. 27/28, 2007

"Tens Of Thousands Demand Iraq Pullout," Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2007

"Crowds On Both Coasts Protest Iraq War," USA Today, Jan. 27, 2007

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