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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
Compilation of 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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  • Former CIA, State Department
    and Pentagon Officials Call on
    Current Government Employees to
    Blow Whistle on Bush's
    Iraq War Deceptions

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  • Much of the World Views
    Bush Administration Policies
    with Disdain and Fear

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  • National Coalition Working
    to Protect Every Vote
    in November Election

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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:

Former CIA, State Department
and Pentagon Officials Call on
Current Government Employees to
Blow Whistle on Bush's
Iraq War Deceptions

Interview with Daniel Ellsberg,
former government employee who
released the "Pentagon Papers,"
conducted by Scott Harris

More than 1,000 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq, as deepening chaos and violence claim tens of thousands of Iraqi victims. Now, a group of former FBI, CIA, State Department and Pentagon officials are calling on current government employees to come forward and reveal classified information regarding the Bush administration's Iraq war plans and the estimated costs of the conflict that contradict public statements made by the White House.

The group, which includes FBI special agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, retired U.S. Army colonel and foreign service officer Ann Wright and Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst for 27 years, warns that like during the Vietnam war, the failure to publicly disclose government deceptions and cover-ups about the projected costs of the Iraq war carries with it a significant price in human life and national security. The signatories state that truth-telling is a patriotic duty and an effective way to serve the nation.

Daniel Ellsberg was a career U.S. government political analyst when, in 1971, he leaked the now famous "Pentagon Papers" to the press, which bolstered public opposition to the Vietnam War. The 47-volume Defense Department internal study of the U.S. role in Southeast Asian conflicts over three decades was classified "top secret." The documents chronicled the lies and deceit employed by government officials to justify U.S. military intervention in the region's wars. Ellsberg, originally a strong supporter of the Vietnam War, became a committed opponent, risking his career and freedom when he released these documents to the New York Times. Between The Lines spoke with Daniel Ellsberg about his group's call for whistleblowers to come forward to reveal how the Bush administration has misled the nation on the war in Iraq.

Get more information on the call for government whistle blowers by visiting Ellsberg's website at

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Much of the World Views
Bush Administration Policies
with Disdain and Fear

Interview with David Cadman,
deputy mayor of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

From Sept. 9-11, New Haven, Conn., hosted the 17th annual assembly of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities. About 90 cities have been recognized by the United Nations Secretary General for excellence in working for peace. These cities have undertaken projects ranging from including a peace curricula in their schools to fighting Star Wars, the Reagan-era missile shield proposal that has been resurrected by President George W. Bush. The focus of this year's assembly is the abolition of nuclear weapons.

One of the attendees at the assembly was David Cadman, deputy mayor of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia. His city is at the forefront in working for peaceful settlement of conflicts, dedicating resources to human development and establishing alternatives to incarceration. Cadman was at the founding conference of the Peace Messenger Cities in 1989 and spends a lot of his time traveling the world to attend peace conferences.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with David Cadman while on a bus from New Haven to New York, where delegates to the conference visited the United Nations and attended forums on the UN's role in peace and development. He discusses an outsider's view of the United States after the Bush administration's invasion and occupation of Iraq and some of the peace projects his city has undertaken.

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National Coalition Working
to Protect Every Vote
in November Election

Interview with Sharon Lettman,
deputy field director,
People for the American Way,
conducted by Scott Harris

With memories of the 2000 Florida election debacle fresh in the minds of millions of voters across the nation, a new coalition of groups are making preparations to ensure that all citizens eligible to vote are able to cast ballots and have their votes counted in this November's presidential election. The Election Protection Coalition is made up of 60 organizations, and includes the AFL-CIO, the NAACP, People for the American Way, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the League of United Latin American Citizens.

The coalition is confronting many of the same problems that plagued the 2000 election -- which threaten the legitimacy of this years vote. Efforts are now underway to challenge systemic voter suppression and intimidation aimed at people of color and correct flawed voting machinery, badly designed ballots and suspect methods of collecting absentee ballots. The infamous list of convicted felons used in Florida to improperly disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters during the 2000 election was resurrected again this year by officials in Gov. Jeb Bush's administration, but later scrapped after court challenges.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sharon Lettman, deputy field director with People for the American Way, based in Tallahassee, Fla., who discusses the defects remaining to be overcome in Florida and the preparations being made across the nation to ensure that every vote is counted in November's election.

To get more information, or to report election irregularities, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE toll free or visit the coalition's web site at

Related links:

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • In aftermath of the Chechen separatist siege and massacre at a Beslan, Russia school, some Arab leaders now criticize radical clerics and their endorsement of terrorist acts and violence against civilians. ("Rare Muslim debate over terrorist acts," Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 10, 2004)
  • The Bush administration, which set aside $24 billion to rebuild Iraq's sewage treatment plants, electric grid, and plants to purify drinking water, had spent only $5 billion by last June -- repairing very little of the nation's damaged infrastructure. ("Fables of the Reconstruction," The Nation, Aug. 30/Sept. 6, 2004)
  • Anti-environmental"wise use" groups of the 1980s -- which waned after the convictions of Oklahoma City federal building bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols -- are now flexing their muscle against the U.S. Navy-endorsed international "Law of the Seas" treaty. ("'Wise Use' in the White House," Sierra, September/October 2004)

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Senior news editor: Bob Nixon
Program narration: Denise Manzari
News reader: Elaine Osowski
Segment producer: Melinda Tuhus
Distribution: Anna Manzo, Harry Minot, Jeff Yates
Senior Web editor/producer: Anna Manzo
Web producer: Jeff Yates
Newswire editor: Hank Hoffman
Executive producer: Scott Harris
Theme music: Mikata

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Between The Lines Week Ending 9/17/04

Bush Regime/Election 2004

"President 'Smoke And Mirrors,'" by Mike Whitney, Smirking Chimp, Sept. 19, 2004

"Ready Or Not (And Maybe Not), Electronic Voting Goes National," San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 19, 2004

"Kerry Takes Off The Gloves," The New York Times, Sept. 19, 2004

"Parties Anticipate Chaotic Election," San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 18, 2004

"Kerry Vs. Bush: A Humphrey-Nixon Redux?," by Stephen Zunes, Common Dreams, Sept. 18, 2004

"Presidential Contest Avoids Iraq," by William Greider, Alternet, Sept. 18, 2004

"Taking Back The Youth Vote," by Jane Eisner, Alternet, Sept. 18, 2004

"Lie And You Thrive: Bush's Campaign 'Assets' Are His Worst Liabilities," by James Bovard, Alternet, Sept. 17, 2004

"The Real Republican Domestic Agenda: Repeal The New Deal," by Larry Beinhart, Common Dreams, Sept. 17, 2004

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Bush & Co.: War Crimes And Cover-Ups," by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, Sept. 20, 2004

"Halliburton's Secret Deals Haunt Cheney," Washington Post, Sept. 18, 2004

"The Resort To Force," by Noam Chomsky,, Sept. 16, 2004

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq

"Classic Guerrilla War Forming In Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 20, 2004

"Incident On Haifa Street," by Tom Engelhardt,, Sept. 19, 2004

"Abduction, Murder, Mayhem In The Week The Peace Was Lost," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Sept. 19, 2004

"Strains Felt By Guard Unit On Eve Of War Duty," Washington Post, Sept. 19, 2004

"A Key Question From A Slain GI's Mother," by Jimmy Breslin, Newsday, Sept. 19, 2004

"Britain To Cut Troop Levels In Iraq," Observer/UK, Sept. 19, 2004

"The Final Verdict: Iraq Had No WMD," by Julian Borger, Guardian/UK, Sept. 18, 2004

"Far Graver Than Vietnam," by Sidney Blumenthal, Guardian/UK, Sept. 16, 2004

"One Man's Resistance: 'Why I Turned Against America,'" Observer/UK, Sept. 12, 2004

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties

"Free Speech Is Taking A Beating This Year," by Logan Jenkins, San Diego Union Tribune, Sept. 18, 2004

"FBI's Anti-Terror 'October Plan,'" CBS News, Sept. 17, 2004

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Journalism Under Fire," by Bill Moyers, Alternet, Sept. 18, 2004

"Blogger Who Faulted CBS Documents Is Activist With Far-Right Ties," Los Angeles Times, Sept. 18, 2004

"Campaign 2004 Overrun By Assassins," by Timothy Karr,, Sept. 17, 2004

More newswire ...


"NYC Criticized For Bogus RNC Arrests," Washington Post, Sept. 20, 2004

More newswire ...

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