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For The Week Ending June 7, 2002


LISTEN to this week's half-hour program of Between The Lines by clicking on one of the links below. MP3 files available until June 12, 2002.

This week we present Between The Lines' summary
of under-reported news stories and:

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Duck
and Cover Up in 9/11 Investigation

Interview by Scott Harris

Not long after the public learned the White House had received warnings prior to Sept. 11 about possible hijackings and attacks being planned by Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, there are new allegations about the inadequacies of the nation's intelligence agencies. Coleen Rowley, a Minneapolis FBI field agent accused officials at the bureau's Washington headquarters of blocking an investigation into Zacarias Moussaoui, the man arrested in Minneapolis in August and believed to be in training as the 20th Sept. 11 hijacker.

Rowley, a 21-year veteran of the FBI, stated in the explosive classified memo, sent to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller and leaked to Time magazine, that she believed certain facts, "have up to now, been omitted, downplayed, glossed over and/or mischaracterized in an effort to avoid or minimize embarrassment on the part of the FBI and/or perhaps even for improper political reasons."

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with former CIA analyst David MacMichael, who examines the performance of U.S. intelligence agencies in confronting terrorism and the allegations made by some conservative politicians that a lack of funding and the imposition of human rights standards, hobbled these agencies' ability to protect the country.

David MacMichael now serves as the director of the Association of National Security Alumni.

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Enron Ties to White House Subject of Senate Panel Subpoenas
Despite California energy crisis and Enron collapse,
Congress continues to deregulate energy industry

Interview by Scott Harris

Congress continues its investigation into the collapse of the Enron Corporation, while the White House does its best to block information requested examining its connections with the failed energy company's executives. The U.S. Senate, controlled by the Democrats, recently voted to issue the White House subpoenas demanding documents that could shed light on the influence Enron had in the development of the Bush energy policy; its conduct during the California energy crisis; Enron's collapse and the administration's appointment to various regulatory posts.

Army Secretary Thomas White's possible involvement in market manipulation and price gouging during California's energy crisis, at a time when he served as vice chair of Enron's Energy Services Division, have prompted consumer groups to call for his resignation and a Justice Department probe.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Wenonah Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project, who summarizes the latest developments in the investigation into Enron's corporate collapse and political scandal.

Contact Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project by calling (202) 546-4996 or visit their Web site at

Unending Conflict and 35 Years of Occupation
Take Psychological Toll on Exhausted Palestinian Population

Interview by Scott Harris

Israel's recent military offensive into major Palestinian cities in the West Bank were launched, Ariel Sharon's government said, to destroy the infrastructure of terrorism. But the siege of Yasir Arafat's headquarters, the destruction of the Jenin refugee camp and other Israeli strikes appear to have had little lasting effect on preventing a return of deadly suicide bombings in Israel.

Since Israeli troops withdrew from Palestinian cities and towns in early May, there have been five suicide bombings, the latest being an attack on an outdoor café in Petah Tikva which killed a baby girl and her grandmother and wounded 40 others. Al Aksa Martyrs brigade, a militant Palestinian group linked to Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the bombing, stating it was in retaliation for the Israeli assassination of three of their leaders.

While the violence and insecurity suffered by Israeli citizens during the last 19 months of escalating conflict has been widely reported in the U.S. press, rarely covered is the psychological impact of the daily indignities and bloodshed endured by the Palestinian civilian population under occupation now for 35 years. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Dr. Elia Awwad, director of Mental Health Services in the Palestinian territories with the Palestine Red Crescent Society. Dr. Awwad, reached by phone at his home near Bethlehem, discusses the challenges he and his colleagues face in dealing with unrelenting conflict and trauma experienced by an exhausted Palestinian civilian population.

Visit the Palestinian Red Crescent Society Web site at

This week's summary of under-reported news
Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Was slain Wall Street reporter Daniel Pearl onto a major intelligence scandal when he was kidnapped and murdered by Islamic militants in Pakistan? ("Was Pearl Onto Something?" World Press Review, May 2002)
  • Top U.S. official in Chile during 1973 military coup could face prosecution for his role in the murder of American citizen Charlie Horman. ("Letter from Santiago," The Nation (Web edition), June 3, 2002)
  • Seventy-two million tons of toxic mining waste pose risk to Idaho's Lake Coeur D'Alene fish and aquatic life. ("Clear Water," E Magazine, March/April 2002)

Senior news editor/writer: Bob Nixon
Program narration: Denise Manzari
News reader: Sasha Summer Cousineau
Distribution: Anna Manzo, Harry Minot, Jeff Yates
Web editor/producer: Anna Manzo
Executive producer: Scott Harris

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Between The Lines Week Ending 5/31/02

Stop the War March on Washington, D.C. April 20th, 2002

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Depleted uranium weapons use in Afghan War

U.S. Uses Unprecedented Quantities of Depleted Uranium Weapons in Afghan War Between The Lines interview with journalist Robert James Parsons, Week Ending March 22, 2002

"America's big dirty secret,"by Robert James Parsons, Le Monde Diplomatique, March 2002 (English translation)

World Economic Forum Protests, Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2002

Between The Lines Report, Week Ending 2/15/02. With more related audio files.

"Energy Standoff in Central Asia

"Bush Fuels Oil Conspiracy Theory," by Ted Rall,, Jan. 10, 2002

"Pipeline Politics: Oil, The Taliban and the Political Balance of Central Asia," World Press Review Special Report

"The New Great Game: Oil Politics in Central Asia" by Ted Rall,, October 11, 2001,

Economic Globalization Resources

ZNet's Global Economic Crisis resource site Excellent source for understanding global economics and trade issues in preparation for ongoing demonstrations about economic justice

"The Fight for Everything" A series of interviews with activists and leaders of grassroots, progressive groups analyzing the goals, strategy and tactics of the global social justice movement

Multi-Ethnic Public Issues Advocacy

Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson's Commentaries, The Hutchinson Report

Between The Lines' 10th Anniversary CD


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