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WPKN Radio, 89.5 FM

"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 April 27, 2007


"Energy Wars: Popular Movements at Home and Abroad" discussion and booksigning with Benjamin Dangl, author of "The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia," Saturday, April 28, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. at the Kasbah Garden Cafe, 105 Howe St., New Haven, CT

Ben Dangl, who is also editor of the online publication,, will be speaking on "Why the Left is Winning in Latin America." Social justice activist Frank Panzarella, who is organizing "Fight the Hike", will discuss "Resisting Utility Price Hikes and Deregulation"; clean energy advocate and mechanical engineer Bruce Crowder will talk about public power and environmentally sustainable energy production in his speech, "Connecticut Power Trip: From Power Plant to Pool Pump and all the Tolls in Between"

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"American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America," A discussion and booksigning with: Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning, former New York Times correspondent and author of "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America," (Free Press, 2007), Saturday May 12; Center Church on-the-Green, 250 Temple St., New Haven, CT ($10 suggested contribution)

A reception follows the booksigning from 4-5 p.m. at the Center Church-on-the Green Parish House, 311 Temple St., New Haven, CT. (Behind the New Haven Public Library.) Advance tickets required: $35 for discussion and reception. Call (203) 268-8446 or visit for more details.

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  • Supreme Court Refuses to Review
    Guantanamo Bay Prisoners' Petition for Fair Trials

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  • Pressure Grows on World Bank President
    Paul Wolfowitz to Resign

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  • Imus Firing Exception, Rather Than Rule
    of Big Media's Tolerance for
    Talk Show Hate Speech

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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:

Supreme Court Refuses to Review
Guantanamo Bay Prisoners' Petition for Fair Trials

Interview with Beth Gilson,
attorney representing two Guantanamo Bay prison detainees,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a split decision, declined to hear appeals from 45 detainees at America's Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Their lawyers had hoped to challenge the constitutionality of a new law in the ongoing saga of the men who have been imprisoned there without charges for more than five years. The law strips federal judges of the authority to hear challenges to the open-ended confinement of foreign citizens held as enemy combatants.

The court's action lets stand a ruling by a lower court that upheld a section of the Military Commissions Act passed by Congress in 2006. Usually, the Supreme Court makes no comment when it turns down an appeal. But in this case, the court issued two separate opinions accompanying the one-sentence order denying the two petitions. One represented the view of three justices who felt that the Court should hear the men's cases; the other said the detainee's lawyers could go back to a lower court to exhaust all their remedies before the Supreme Court would rule on the matter.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Beth Gilson, an attorney working as co-counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is overseeing all the Guantanamo cases. She is representing two Muslim men from the Uighur ethnic group in China, who are still being held, despite the release of other Uighurs arrested under the same circumstances after U.S. officials determined they were not enemy combatants. Gilson explains the relevant history of the Guantanamo prisoners, and what this latest Supreme Court decision might mean for the detainees' efforts to be granted a fair trial.

For more information, contact the Center for Constitutional Rights at (212) 614-6464 or visit their website at

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Pressure Grows on World Bank President
Paul Wolfowitz to Resign

Interview with Sameer Dossani,
director of 50 Years is Enough,
conducted by Scott Harris


At this years' spring meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., delegates were distracted from dealing with policy issues by growing calls for the resignation of World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz. As U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush, Wolfowitz was a key architect of the Iraq war, but was later appointed to head the World Bank by the president in 2005.

The debate on the future of Wolfowitz as president of the financial institution, centers on his authorization of a $60,000 pay increase and promotion of his girlfriend, World Bank employee Shaha Riza. When assigned to work at the U.S. State Department, Riza earned an annual income of $193,000 -- more than the salary of her boss, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.

The current scandal comes as critics inside and outside the Bank have condemned Wolfowitz's anti-corruption campaign, which has resulted in withholding critical funds from at least one impoverished nation. Between the Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sameer Dossani, director of the 50 Years is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice. He discusses his group's long running opposition to World Bank and IMF policies, which he asserts exacerbates economic inequality, and the mounting pressure for Paul Wolfowitz's resignation.

Contact 50 Years is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice at (202) IMF-BANK or visit their website at

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Imus Firing Exception, Rather Than Rule
of Big Media's Tolerance for
Talk Show Hate Speech

Interview with Steve Rendall,
senior analyst with media watch group,
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting,
conducted by Scott Harris


The firing of radio shock jock Don Imus, for his racial and misogynist verbal attack on members of Rutger's women's basketball team has been a hot topic of conversation on media outlets across the U.S. Imus had broadcast his racial slurs against the Rutgers team on April 4, and was initially suspended by CBS Radio for only 2 weeks. But after press reports on April 11 that General Motors, American Express, Sprint Nextel, and other advertisers were pulling their sponsorship of the Imus show, MSNBC dropped their simulcast of the program. The next day CBS announced that they too had decided to fire Don Imus.

For many years, a parade of powerful Washington insiders had lined up to get exposure on the Imus show. But few of the Democratic and Republican politicians, journalists and authors who appeared on the show challenged the host's frequent use of racial slurs and hateful insults.

In the wake of the fall of Don Imus, there's new scrutiny on the hate speech broadcast by dozens of other mostly right-wing radio talk show hosts who regularly cross the line in their verbal assaults targeting minority groups, women and foreigners. Between the Lines' Scott Harris spoke Steve Rendall, senior analyst with the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. He reviews Don Imus' on air-record and the responsibility of giant media corporations who often turn a blind eye to practitioners of hate speech until it affects their bottom line.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez's senior counselor, Monica Goodling resigned due to her role in the firing of federal prosecutors. As a graduate of the Regent University School of Law founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, Goodling, 33, is a powerful symbol of the new breed of conservative Christian Right lawyers in the Bush administration. ("Scandal Puts Spotlight on Christian Law School," Boston Globe, April 8, 2007 )
  • Seventy-five thousand protesters took to the streets of Mexico City to decry the doubling of tortilla prices, which account for half the calories in the Mexican diet. American food giant Archer Daniels Midland, profited handsomely from the crisis, as owners of a major stake in Mexico's largest tortilla maker, which also mills wheat for bread. ("75,000 Protest Tortilla Prices in Mexico," Associated Press, Feb. 1, 2007; "Bad Wrap," The Grist, Feb. 22, 2007)
  • A movement is taking root in California, challenging the suburban lawn. Data from NASA shows that green lawns now cover three times the acreage of any single irrigated crop, consuming 270 billion gallons of water a week, enough to irrigate 327,000 square kilometers of organic vegetables. ("Organic Garden vs. Chem-Fed Lawns," InterPress Service, March 26, 2007)

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Segment producers: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus
Senior news editor: Bob Nixon
Program narration: Denise Manzari
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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 4/20/07

U.S. Politics

"For One Congressional Dem, Selling out To K Street Is A 'Lot Of Fun,'" by David Sirota, Working for Change, Apr. 24, 2007

"The Secrets Of The Christian Right's Recruiting Tactics," by Chris Hedges, AlterNet, Apr. 24, 2007

"GOP's Cyber Election Hit Squad Exposed," by Steven Rosenfeld & Bob Fitrakis,, Apr. 24, 2007

"FBI Investigates GOP Congressman Tom Feeney's Ties To Abramoff," St. Petersburg Times (Florida), Apr. 23, 2007

"Birth Of The Christian Soldier: How Evangelicals Infiltrated The American Military," by Michael L. Weinstein & David Seay, Thomas Dunne Books, Apr. 21, 2007

"Supreme Court Ruling Threatens Women's Health," by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, Apr. 19, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Fascist America, In 10 Easy Steps," by Naomi Wolf, Guardian/UK, Apr. 24, 2007

"Jessica Lynch, Tillman Brother Slam Pentagon Lies," CNN, Apr. 24, 2007

"Government Report Slams 'Emergency" War Funding Request," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Apr. 23, 2007

"Bush Poised To Veto Long-Sought Labor Reform," by Joshua Holland, AlterNet, Apr. 23, 2007

"Bush's Radical Change Of Department Of Justice Exposed," by Jason McLure, Legal Times, Apr. 23, 2007

"Gonzo Justice," by Marjorie Cohn, Counterpunch, Apr. 21/22, 2007

"E.Coli Conservativism: Stonewalling At The FDA," by Rick Perlstein,, Apr. 20, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Is The U.S. Already At War With Iran?," by Charles Davis,, Apr. 20, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Sunnis Protest Baghdad's 'Prison Wall"' by Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, Apr. 24, 2007

"Iraqis Blame U.S. Occupation For Bloody Week," by Ali al-Fadhily, Inter Press Service, Apr. 24, 2007

"Creating A Sunni-Shia Divide," by Conn Hallinan,, Apr. 24, 2007

"Iraq Suicide Attack Kills 9 U.S. Troops," Associated Press, Apr. 24, 2007

"Iraq's Fate Is In Sadr's Hands," Newsday, Apr. 24, 2007

"Outcry Over Wall Shows Depth Of Iraqi Resentment," The New York Times, Apr. 23, 2007

"Maliki Tells U.S. To Stop Building Baghdad Neighborhood Walls," Washington Post, Apr. 23, 2007

"'I Am Now A Refugee': The Iraqi Crisis That Has No Name," by Tom Engelhardt & Dahr Jamail,, Apr. 22, 2007

"Sadr Raises The Stakes," by Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, Apr. 21/22, 2007

"A Surge In Iraqi Civilian Deaths: Bloodiest 12 Months Of The War," by Tom Clifford, Counterpunch, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Culture Of Fear: Poetry Professor Becomes Terror Suspect," by Kazim Ali, New America Media, Apr. 24 2007

"Migrants Used To Justify A Homeland Security Police State," by Peter Phillips, Truthout, Apr. 24 2007

"Desperation In Gitmo's Camp 6," by Nicole Colson, Counterpunch, Apr. 20, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Reading Between The Lines To Find The Bottom Line," by Danny Schechter, ZNet, Apr. 24, 2007

"Bill Moyers' 'Buying The War' Exposes Media's Failure To Do Its Job," Denver Post, Apr. 24, 2007

"'Devastating' Moyers Probe Of Press And Iraq," by Greg Mitchell, ZNet, Apr. 24, 2007

"Bought-And-Paid-For Journalism," Corporate Crime Reporter, Apr. 24, 2007

"Now That Imus Is Gone, What About All The Right-Wing Lies?," by Mark T. Harris, Fire the Media, Apr. 22, 2007

"How Media Mistakes Fueled The High Court Abortion Ruling," Gloria Feldt, Women's Media Center, Apr. 21, 2007

More newswire ...


"War Causes Air Force Chief Master Sergeant To Change Course," by Sarah Olson, Truthout, Apr. 24, 2007

"Full Frontal Feminism: Interview With Jessica Valenti," by Laura Barcella, AlterNet, Apr. 24, 2007

"New Stage For The Peace Movement," by Committees of Correspindence for Democracy & Socialism, Apr. 23, 2007

"Climate: Time Is Short," by Ted Glick, ZNet, Apr. 23, 2007

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