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New Haven Advocate's
"Best of New Haven 2001"
-- Staff Picks --
Scott Harris, Best Radio News Reporter
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

Those Who Dared to Come Forward
In-depth compilation on Washington insiders speaking out on Bush administration policies and actions

"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, UN 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

Multi-Ethnic Issues Advocacy

Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson's Commentaries, The Hutchinson Report
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Between The Lines
For The Week Ending June 4, 2004

Bush "Stays Course" on Iraq Plan
But Confronts Difficult Military
and Political Reality

Interview with Wayne Madsen,
investigative reporter,
formerly with the National Security Agency,
conducted by Scott Harris

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Related links

  • "The Iranian Spy in the House of Bush," by William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Perspective, May 26, 2004
  • "Bush Speech Alarms Even War Enthusiasts," by Carolyn Lochhead, the San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2004
  • "Pro-War Think Tank Warns: Far Worse May Follow," by Sanjay Suri, Inter Press Service, May 26, 2004
  • "Chalabi and the Iranians: The Trail to the Iranians," by Andrew Cockburn, Counterpunch, May 26, 2004
  • "The Israeli Torture Template: Rape, Feces and Urine-Dipped Cloth Sacks," by Wayne Madsen, Counterpunch, May 10, 2004
  • "Bush and Hitler: Compare and Contrast," by Wayne Madsen, Counterpunch, Jan. 31, 2003
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    Bush Regime/Election 2004

    "As Ashcroft Warns Of Attack, Some Question Threat And Its Timing," The New York Times, May 27, 2004

    "This Made Ashcroft Gag," by James Ridgeway, Village Voice, May 25, 2004

    "Nader Calls For Bush Impeachment, U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq," Knight Ridder, May 24, 2004

    "Bush Has Installed More Than 100 Industry Lobbyists As Regulators," Denver Post, May 23, 2004

    "Demand Grows To Require Paper Trails For Electronic Voting," The New York Times, May 23, 2004

    "Rising GOP Fears About Losing Senate," Knight Ridder, May 23, 2004

    "Panic On The Hill," by Eleanor Clift, Newsweek, May 23, 2004


    American Empire/War Profiteering

    "Do You Feel A Draft?," by Katha Pollitt, The Nation, June 7, 2004

    "Abuse Of Captives More Widespread, Says Army Survey," The New York Times, May 26, 2004

    "The Developing War In The Andes," by Toni Solo, Counterpunch, May 25, 2004

    "It's Not Just The Emperor Who Is Naked, But The Whole Empire," by Robert Jensen, Common Dreams, May 24, 2004

    "The Myth Of The Reluctant Occupier," by Scott Burchill, The Age/ Australia, May 24, 2004

    "Democracy In Latin America: Great For Investors, Not So Good For People," by Saul Landau, Counterpunch, May 22, 2004

    "When War Is Swell: Bush's Crusades And The Carlyle Group," by Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch, May 22, 2004


    "Postwar" Occupation of Iraq

    "Bush Speech Alarms Even War Enthusiasts," San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2004

    "President Bush's May 24 Speech On Iraq: A Critique," by Stephen Zunes, Common Dreams, May 26, 2004

    "Perle: U.S. War Policy A 'Grave Error,'" Toronto Star/Canada, May 26, 2004

    "Regarding The Torture Of Others," by Susan Sontag, Guardian/UK, May 24, 2004

    "Surprise, Surprise: Video Contradicts Military, Shows Iraq Wedding Celebration," Associated Press, May 24, 2004

    "The Seeds Have Been Sown," by Dahr Jamail,, May 24, 2004

    "'Spray And Slay': Are American Troops Out Of Control In Iraq?," Independent/UK, May 23, 2004

    "Prison Visits By General Alleged In Hearing," Washington Post, May 23, 2004


    Civil Liberties

    "Why Ashcroft Must Go," by Justin Raimondo,, May 26, 2004

    "FBI Abducts Artists, Siezes Art," Counterpunch, May 26, 2004

    "Amnesty Slams 'Bankrupt' U.S. Vision In Damning Rights Report," Agence France Presse, May 26, 2004

    "Defying Convention," by Stephen Stycos, Boston Phoenix, May 26, 2004

    "Democracy In The United States Is Clinging By Its Fingernails," by Chris Rowthorn,, May 24, 2004

    "Why Dershowitz Wants To Legalize Torture," The Scotsman, May 22, 2004

    "Are You A Potential Terrorist? More Questions About MATRIX," Associated Press, May 20, 2004


    Media Issues

    "The New York Times Mea Culpa," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, May 26, 2004

    "Bottom-Line Pressures Now Hurting Coverage, Say Journalists," by Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel & Amy Mitchell, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, May, 2004

    "To Their Surprise, Bloggers Are Force For Change In Big Media," Online Journalism Review, May 26, 2004

    "Tom Clancy New Book Criticizes Iraq War," Sydney Morning Herald/Australia, May 26, 2004

    "U.S. Journalists Face Credibility Gap," Guardian/UK, May 25, 2004

    "NPR Sources Overwhelmingly Conservative, Republican," Newsday, May 25, 2004



    "Goodbye, David Dellinger" by Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch, May 26, 2004

    "Hip Hop Activism: Will They Come To Vote?" by Don Hazen, Alternet, May 26, 2004

    "Women Plan 'Pom Pom' Protest," Newsday, May 26, 2004

    "Pennsylvania Crowd Protests Bush With 'Joyful Noise,'" The Sentinel, May 26, 2004


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