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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
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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

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For The Week Ending June 29, 2007

  • Federal Court Challenges President's Right
    to Hold Detainees without Charges or Trial

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  • "Iraq Summer" Campaign Turns Up Heat
    on GOP War Supporters In Congress

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  • Democrats' Energy Bill Would Increase
    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Federal Court Challenges President's Right
to Hold Detainees without Charges or Trial

Interview with Aziz Hug,
attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice,
conducted by Scott Harris


The Bush administration's declaration that it has unilateral power to designate citizens and non-citizens alike as "enemy combatants," and imprison them without charge or trial was challenged as unconstitutional in a federal court decision on June 11. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., in a two-to-one ruling, ordered the government to either charge Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri with an alleged terrorist crime in a civilian court or release him. The government plans to appeal the decision to the full court.

Al-Marri, in the U.S. legally on a student visa, was arrested in December 2001 and accused by the government of being part of an al-Qaeda sleeper cell on the basis of information provided by Khalid Sheik Mohammed, architect of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Qatari national has been held in a naval brig in Charleston, S.C. for the past four years.

U.S. Circuit Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote for the majority, "To sanction such presidential authority to order the military to seize and indefinitely detain civilians . . . would have disastrous consequences for the Constitution -- and the country." Between The Lines Scott Harris spoke with Aziz Huq, an attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, which represented al-Marri. He reviews the court decision and discusses the role of Congress in restoring the fundamental right of habeas corpus.

Contact the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School by calling (212) 998-6730 or visit the group's website at

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"Iraq Summer" Campaign Turns Up Heat
on GOP War Supporters In Congress

Interview with Moira Mack,
spokesperson with
Americans Against Escalation in Iraq,
conducted by Scott Harris


Inspired by the Freedom Summer campaign of the Civil Rights era, a coalition of groups from across the U.S. will field 100 organizers to apply political pressure on Republican members of Congress for their ongoing support for President Bush's Iraq war policies. The campaign dubbed, "Iraq Summer, " is being supported by a coalition of peace groups, labor unions, veteran's organizations and

Iraq Summer will target nine GOP Senators and 31 members of the House in 15 states who have backed President Bush's escalation of the war and voted against legislation mandating a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The campaign cites recent public opinion polls which have found that more than 60 percent of Americans support a plan for withdrawal by 2008.

The organizers will spend ten weeks in 40 congressional districts working with local groups to plan letter-writing campaigns, public outreach, press conferences and accountability meetings with legislators. The campaign will culminate with large nationwide anti-war rallies at the end of August, just before Congress is set to vote on new funding for the Iraq war. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Moira Mack, a spokesperson with Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, who talks about her group's "Iraq Summer," campaign and its goals.

To get more information about the group's Iraq Summer campaign call (202) 261-2383 or visit their website at

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Democrats' Energy Bill Would Increase
Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Interview with Erich Pica,
director of domestic campaigns for Friends of the Earth,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


Congress, under Democratic leadership, is now considering an energy bill whose emphasis differs greatly from legislation passed in 2005 by the Republican-controlled Congress, which favored the oil and gas industry and nuclear power. The new bill leans more toward fuel economy, energy efficiency and renewable energy, but plenty of problems remain. The bill was designed to move the U.S. toward energy independence and away from foreign oil, but some of its provisions would actually greatly increase greenhouse gases, thus worsening the critical problem of global warming.

Provisions of the bill would end some tax breaks for big oil companies and make price gouging on oil and gas a federal crime. But lawmakers with ties to the auto industry are attempting to weaken increased mileage standards, while legislators from coal states are working to mandate the production of billions of gallons of gasoline made from coal, a process that environmentalists say will result in a massive rise in carbon emissions.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Erich Pica, director of domestic campaigns for Friends of the Earth. He discusses the plusses and minuses of the energy bill and what his organization would like to see in forward-looking energy legislation.

Call Friends of the Earth at (202) 783-7400 or visit the group's website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • CIA is working with Sudan's intelligence service, conflicting with new U.S. sanctions against Darfur genocide. ("Sudan is Secret Partner of the U.S.," Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2007)
  • Bush administration opposes federal Shield Law to protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources, on dubious grounds that the measure could protect terrorists. ("Journalist Bill May benefit Terrorist, House Panel Told," San Francisco Chronicle, June 15, 2007)
  • Less than 20 percent of eligible low-income kids get free lunches during the summer. ("Summer Lunch Crunch," The Nation, June 25, 2007)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 6/22/07

U.S. Politics

"Supreme Injustices," by Margaret Kimberly,, June 21, 2007

"What's Up With Kansas? How The Right Lost Control Of The Cyclone State," by Martha Burk, Ms. Magazine, June 20, 2007

"Union Busting Is Big Business," by Ben Zipperer & John Schmitt, ZNet, June 19, 2007

"Dems Push For Voter Suppression Probe," Associated Press, June 19, 2007

"Confronting Joe Lieberman To Stop A War With Iran," by Medea Benjamin, Common Dreams, June 18, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"How Abu Ghraib's Investigator Became One Of Its Casualties," by Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker, June 25, 2007

"Roberts Court Has Been Good For Business," Los Angeles Times, June 21, 2007

"Cheney Power Grab: Says White House Rules Don't Apply To Him," ABC News, June 21, 2007

"Justice Dept. Opts out Of Whistleblower Suits," Boston Globe, June 20, 2007

"Bush And Rumsfeld 'Knew About Abu Ghraib,'" Independent/UK, June 19, 2007

"Missing White House Emails May Have Violated Law, Panel Says," McClatchy Newspapers, June 18, 2007

"Revealed: Bush's Presidential Signing Statements Have Been Used To Nullify Laws," by Brian Beutler, Media Consortium, June 18, 2007

"Libby, Begging His Pardon," by Bill Moyers,, June 15, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"New Iran Arms Claim Reveals Cheney-Military Rift," by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, June 21, 2007

"Bush Policy Detained In Iran," by Tom Engelhardt & Karen Greenberg,, June 19, 2007

"A Dirtier War: Colombia's Fake 'Peace Process' And U.S. Policy," by Jake Hess, ZNet, June 19, 2007

"More Troops, More Troubles," by Andrew Bacevich, Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Exposed: The Anatomy Of A Torture Scandal," by Onnesha Roychoudhuri, AlterNet, June 21, 2007

"14 U.S. Soldiers Killed In Two Days In Iraq," Agence France Presse, June 21, 2007

"Women Under Siege In Afghanistan," BBC News, June 20, 2007

"Turkey: Into The Iraq Quagmire?," by Hilmi Toros, Inter Press Service, June 20, 2007

"U.S. Cites Increasing Green Zone Attacks," Associated Press, June 20, 2007

"A Rare Look At A Civilian Casualty In Iraq," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, June 19, 2007

"Insurgents To Blame For Afghan Children Killed By Airstrike, U.S. Insists," Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2007

"Controversy Surrounds Military Ops In Iraq And Afghanistan After Civilan Casualties," Christian Science Monitor, June 19, 2007

"Kabul Bus Bomb Kills 35 In Worst Attack Since Ousting Of Taliban," Independent/UK, June 18, 2007

"Kurdish Powder Keg Primed To Explode," by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, June 18, 2007

"A Culture Of Atrocity," by Chris Hedges, TruthDig, June 18, 2007

"Petraeus: U.S. Troops Could Be In Iraq For Decade," Agence France Presse, June 17, 2007

"Iraq Minister: Fewer-Than-Expected Reprisals After Samarra Bombing," Agence France Presse, June 17, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Senate Judiciary Committee Issues Subpoenas For NSA Spying Documents," by, June 21, 2007

"A History Of The Fight For Free Speech In America," by Michael Parks, AlterNet, June 21, 2007

"Documentary: Law Gives Military Access To Student Data," McClatchy Newspapers, June 20, 2007

"Detainee Ruling Put Into Effect By Circuit Court," by Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog, June 20, 2007

"Tyranny And The Military Commissions Act," by Jacob G. Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation, June 18, 2007

"How The Military Commssions Obscure Guantanamo's Real Purpose," by Jonathan Hafetz, The American Prospect, June 14, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"The Record Of The Newspaper Of Record," by Stephen Lendman, ZNet, June 21, 2007

"FOX News And Venezuela: How The Network Has Deliberately Misinformed Its Viewers," by Scott Liebertz, Counterpunch, June 21, 2007

"Sorry Frank Rich: The 'Washington Mob' Has More than 3,000 Deaths On Its Hands," by Paul Street, ZNet, June 21, 2007

"Bloggers And Heathers Go 15 Rounds," by Rick Perlstein,, June 20, 2007

"Digby Speaks: The Netroots Revolution," by Digby, The Nation, June 20, 2007

"The Right Wing Domination Of Talk Radio And How To End It,", June 20, 2007

"SiCKO: Michael Moore's Prescription For Change," by Amy Goodman,, June 20, 2007

"How Liberal Activists Outfoxed FOX," by Rick Perlstein,, June 19, 2007

"War At The Remote," by Norman Solomon, Common Dreams, June 18, 2007

More newswire ...


"The Intimidation Of A Vet: Interview With Liam Madden," by Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch, June 21, 2007

"At 90, Environmentalist Barry Commoner Still Has Hope," The New York Times, June 19, 2007

"Break Time Is Over: Building Nonviolent Resistance To The 2008 Iraq War Supplemental," by Jeff Leys, Common Dreams, June 19, 2007

"Protesters' Hunger Strikes Stir Worry On Campuses," Boston Globe, June 19, 2007

"A Moratorium Wired To Stop The War," by Jeremy Brecher & Brendan Smith, The Nation, June 18, 2007

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