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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 March 9, 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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  • Civil Disobedience Actions in Congressional Offices
    Target Defeat of Supplemental Iraq War Funding

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  • Former Prosecutor Lays Out Case
    Against Bush Administration for
    Tricking Nation into War

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  • Campaign to Close U.S. Army
    Latin American Training School
    Hopes to Succeed in 2007

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Civil Disobedience Actions in Congressional Offices
Target Defeat of Supplemental Iraq War Funding

Interview with Kathy Kelly,
co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence,
conducted by Scott Harris


As President Bush set in motion his escalation of the Iraq war by sending an additional 21,000-plus U.S. troops to Baghdad, peace activists responded by intensifying their efforts to end the war and occupation. On Feb. 5, a coalition of groups made up of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, United for Peace & Justice, Iraq Veterans Against the War and other national and local peace and justice groups launched what they're calling the Occupation Project, an eight-week long campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience aimed at pressuring legislators to cut off funding for the war. Specifically, protesters are asking legislators for their pledge to vote against $93 billion in supplemental funding for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars being requested by the White House.

On the first day, activists were arrested at Senate offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Fairbanks, Alaska. As of Feb. 27, 106 activists had been arrested for their non-violent civil disobedience actions inside offices of Republican and Democratic legislators from both the House and Senate in 11 states and in Washington, D.C.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Kelly is a long-time campaigner for peace and justice who was threatened with 12 years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the U.S. government for defying post-1991 Gulf War U.N. sanctions against the people of Iraq. Kelly explains why she believes that the civil disobedience tactics of the Occupation Project can help influence politicians to end the Iraq War.

Learn more about the Occupation Project by contacting the Voices for Creative Nonviolence at (773) 878-3815 or visit their website at

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Former Prosecutor Lays Out Case
Against Bush Administration for
Tricking Nation into War

Interview with Elizabeth de la Vega,
former U.S. prosecutor and author of the book,
"United States v. George W. Bush et al,"
conducted by Scott Harris


With Democrats in control of the House and Senate, and growing public pressure on the "opposition party" to get tough with President Bush on his escalation of the Iraq war and prevent a new conflict with Iran, questions about holding the White House accountable for their abuse of power seem a low priority in Washington.

But, unlike House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, grassroots progressive political activists around the U.S. respond with enthusiasm anytime, anywhere the word impeachment is uttered. Reflecting growing outrage among a majority of Americans outside the beltway over the government's Iraq policy, there is widespread and passionate support for investigating the lies and manipulation that President Bush and his administration used to mislead the U.S. into a disastrous and bloody war in Iraq.

Elizabeth de la Vega is a former federal prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience. She was a member of the Organized Crime Strike Force and chief of the San Jose branch of the U.S. Attorney's office for the northern district of California. Now de la Vega has written a popular new book, where she lays out the legal case against President Bush for what she describes as "tricking the nation into war or conspiracy to defraud the United States." In "United States v. George W. Bush et al," the author makes the case using documents and other verifiable facts to convince a hypothetical grand jury, the readers, to indict defendants George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Elizabeth de la Vega about her book and why she feels it is vital that this administration be held accountable for their conduct around the Iraq war.

"United States v. George W. Bush et al" is published by Seven Stories Press. Read an excerpt from the book online at

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Campaign to Close U.S. Army
Latin American Training School
Hopes to Succeed in 2007

Interview with Maryknoll priest Father Roy Bourgeois,
founder, School of the Americas Watch,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


After 17 years of holding annual vigils and civil disobedience demanding closure of the U.S. Army's School of the Americas, or SOA, organizers are hopeful that 2007 will be the year they convince Congress to shut down the school. The School, located at Fort Benning, Ga., is now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or WHINSEC.

Over the years, SOA Watch -- founded by Maryknoll priest and Vietnam veteran Father Roy Bourgeois -- has identified hundreds of graduates of the school who have returned to their home countries in Latin America to carry out torture, rape and murder. With Democrats now in control of Congress, activists believe they have a realistic chance of winning enough votes to cut off funding for SOA/WHINSEC and call for an investigation into human rights abuses carried out by its graduates.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Father Bourgeois, who explains that a congressional vote on funding for the school could come as early as April. He also described SOA Watch's Latin America Initiative, which includes the opening of an office in Venezuela and visits by leaders of the movement to many nations in Latin America.

Contact SOA Watch at (202) 234-3440 or visit the group's website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Human Rights Watch claims there is a crisis of "free speech" in West Papua, where citizens are in Indonesian prisons for committing acts of peaceful protest or participating in Papuan independence activities.("Indonesia: Free Political Prisoners in Papua," Human Rights Watch press release)
  • At the outset of the Cold War, the CIA recruited Japanese war criminals to spy on communists in the early 1950s. ("AP: CIA Recruited Japanese War Criminals," Associated Press, Feb. 24, 2007)
  • Eight states are now using taxpayer funds to support services by anti-abortion groups. ("States Fund Anti-Abortion Advice," Los Angeles Times, Feb. 11, 2007)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 3/2/07

U.S. Politics

"Antiwar Caucus Wants To Be Heard Now," The New York Times, Mar. 4, 2007

"The Stolen Election Of 2004," by Michael Parenti, Common Dreams, Mar. 4, 2007

"Ann Coulter's 'Faggot' Remark Smears Romney, Too," by Don Hazen, AlterNet, Mar. 3, 2007

"Coulter Smear Showcases Hypocrisy of Right And Media," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Mar. 2, 2007

"McConnell Gets His Payback From Debt Industry," Courier-Journal (Kentucky), Mar. 2, 2007

"Obama Calls Iranian Regime A 'Threat,'" Associated Press, Mar. 2, 2007

"Sen. Reid Favors Bill Restricting Attack On Iran," Reuters, Mar. 1, 2007

"Why Rudy Giuliani Is Destined To Fall: Not Enough Tribal Hate" by Paul Waldman,, Mar. 1, 2007

"False Choices In the Debate On Voting Technology," by Brad Friedman, AlterNet, Feb, 28, 2007

"GOP Threatens To Derail Anti-Terror Bill Over Union Rights," The New York Times, Feb, 28, 2007

"Dow Industrials Plunge More Than 400 Points," Associated Press, Feb, 27, 2007

"Perennial Lobbying Scandal," by Lee Drutman,, Feb, 27, 2007

"Santorum And Lieberman: America's Crusaders," by Tom Barry, Counterpunch, Feb, 27, 2007

"Black America After Jim Crow: Still Feels Like Segregation," by Yvonne Bynoe, AlterNet, Feb, 27, 2007

"Democratic Stars Aligning," by Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect, Feb. 26, 2007

"CandidatesWho Shun Corporate Cash Are Winning," by Jim Hightower, AlterNet, Feb. 26, 2007

"The Democrats' Iraq Civil War," by David Corn,, Feb, 22, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Rice Pucks Neocon Champion Of Iraq War As Counselor," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Mar. 3, 2007

"Walter Reed Fallout: Army Secretary Resigns," Associated Press, Mar. 2, 2007

"Bush Administration Picks Lawrence Livermore Warhead Design; New H-Nukes On The Way," Associated Press, Mar. 2, 2007

"The Whole Truth About Libby And The Leak," by Tom Engelhardt & Elizabeth de la Vega,, 2007

"Cheney Follies: A National Joke And A National Nightmare," by Matthew Yglesias, The American Prospect, Feb. 27, 2007

"The Justice Department Massacre," by Linda Andros,, Feb. 27, 2007

"Bush Faces Opposition On Iran Attack," by Robert Parry, Consortium News, Feb. 27, 2007

"Why Have So Many U.S. Attorneys Been Fired? It Looks A Lot Like Politics," by Adam Cohen, The New York Times, Feb. 26, 2007

"Ex-Congressional Aide: Rove Personally Received (And Ignored) Iranian Peace Offer In 2003," Democracy Now!, Feb. 26, 2007

"Executive Outcomes," by Genevieve Smith, The American Prospect, Feb. 26, 2007

"Justice Department Fires Eighth U.S. Attorney," Washington Post, Feb. 24, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Halliburton Could Lose $400 Million For Improperly Using Private Security Companies In Iraq," News & Observer (North Carolina), Mar. 4, 2007

"CIA Blunder 'Prompted Korean Nuclear Race,'" Independent/UK, Mar. 2, 2007

"Analysis: U.S. Intel On Nukes In Doubt," Associated Press, Mar. 1, 2007

"How The U.S. 'War On Terror' Made The World A More Dangerous Place," by Kim Sengupta & Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Feb. 28, 2007

"The Bipartisan Empire," by Robert Jensen,, Feb. 27, 2007

"U.S. Generals Will 'Quit' If Bush Orders Iran Attack," Sunday Times/UK, Feb. 26, 2007

"U.S. Funds Terror Groups To Sow Chaos In Iran," Telegraph/UK, Feb. 26, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Sects Slice Up Iraq As U.S. Troops' 'Surge' Misfires," Observer/UK, Mar. 4, 2007

"Sunni Insurgents Ascendant In Iraq's Caldron Of Violence," Washington Post, Mar. 3, 2007

"Signs Of A New Sunni Offensive," Time, Mar. 2, 2007

"The Iraq Insurgency For Beginners," by Kevin Berger, Salon, Mar. 2, 2007

"Sunnis And Shiites In Iraq," Associated Press, Mar. 2, 2007

"Who Will Control Iraq's Oil?," by Antonia Juhasz & Raed Jarrar,, Feb. 27, 2007

"Rushed By Bush, Troops Sent To War Without Training," Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2007

"The Case For Withdrawal From Afghanistan," by Tariq Ali, Counterpunch, Feb. 27, 2007

"Baghdad Sees Resurgence Of Bomb, Mortrar Attack Deaths," McClatchy Newspapers, Feb. 26, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"U.S. Appeals Court Dismisses CIA Torture Lawsuit," Reuters, Mar. 2, 2007

"When It Comes To Gay Rights, Is Cuba Edging Ahead Of U.S.?," USA Today, Mar. 1, 2007

"The MCA, Gitmo Detainees and Habeas Corpus: Why The Boumediene Case Was Wrongly Decided," by Marjorie Cohn, Counterpunch, Feb. 28, 2007

"Aspects Of Padilla's Treatment Confirmed," Los Angeles Times, Feb. 28, 2007

"New Light Shed On CIA's 'Black Sites' Prisons," Washington Post, Feb. 28, 2007

"License To Torture: Systematic Abuse Of Prisoners In U.S. 'War On Terror,'" by Nicole Colson, Counterpunch, Feb. 28, 2007

"Silencing Soldiers," by Sarah Olson,, Feb. 28, 2007

"U.S. Court Condemns Detainees To Detention Without Review," by Stephen F. Rohde, Truthout, Feb. 27, 2007

"Torture Is Finally On Trial," by Naomi Klein, The Nation, Feb. 26, 2007

"It Can Happen Here," by Joe Conason, AlterNet, Feb. 23, 2007

"American Liberty At The Precipice," The New York Times editorial, Feb. 22, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Army Says FOX-TV's '24' Promotes Use Of Torture In Iraq Prisons," by Sherwood Ross, Truthout, Feb. 27, 2007

"Another U.S. Military Assault On Media In Iraq," by Dahr Jamail & Ali al-Fadhily, Inter Press Service, Feb. 25, 2007

More newswire ...


"Antiwar Sentiment Is Mainstream, Poll Proves," by Dan Froonkin. WAshington Post, Feb. 27, 2007

"Statement On Antiwar Action During Obama Rally At University of Illinois-Chicago," by UIC students, Feb. 26, 2007

"Promoting 'Democracy' Through Civil Disobedience," by Michael Barker, State of Nature, Feb. 25, 2007

"G.I.'s Petition Congress To End Iraq War," CBS News, Feb. 25, 2007

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