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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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For The Week Ending Oct. 22, 2004


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  • Haitians Ravaged by Dual Tragedies
    of Political Violence and Devastating Storms

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  • Charges of Unethical Conduct Against
    GOP House Majority Leader Tom Delay
    Triggers Calls for His Resignation

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  • Ralph Nader Answers Critics Who Say
    His Presidential Bid
    Could Help Re-Elect George Bush

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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LISTEN to this week's half-hour program of Between The Lines by clicking on one of the links below. MP3 files available until Oct. 26, 2004.

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

Haitians Ravaged by Dual Tragedies
of Political Violence and Devastating Storms

Interview with Larry Birns,
director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

The Caribbean nation of Haiti has long been the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, and one that has endured a long history of military occupation and economic exploitation at the hands of European powers and the United States. Now, in this year of its bicentennial of independence, Haiti has suffered yet more shattering blows. In late February, the constitutionally-elected president, Jean Bertrand Aristide, was forced from office by what the popular leader charged was a U.S.-supported coup. After stints in the Central African Republic and Jamaica, Aristide is now living with his family in exile in South Africa.

In September, Tropical Storm Jeanne smashed into Haiti, resulting in massive flooding which has claimed the lives of 3,000 people in the city of Gonaives alone. The storm was so destructive, in part because Haiti is almost completely deforested, as impoverished families cut down trees to make charcoal for cooking and to sell. Torrential rains rushed down the denuded hillsides into the valleys, where people were trapped and drowned. In the aftermath of Haiti's latest natural disaster, political violence has increased, with many Aristide supporters arrested and some killed.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Larry Birns, director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C., who discusses recent tragic developments in Haiti and what the future may hold.

Contact the Council on Hemispheric Affairs by calling (202) 223-4975 or visit their website at

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Charges of Unethical Conduct Against
GOP House Majority Leader Tom Delay
Triggers Calls for His Resignation

Interview with Mary Boyle,
press secretary with Common Cause,
conducted by Scott Harris

As the nation prepares to vote for president and members of Congress this November, the House Ethics Committee issued two admonishments for three recent cases of improper conduct to Republican House Majority leader Tom Delay. The reprimand issued unanimously by Republicans and Democrats on the committee came after a months-long investigation into charges that the Texas representative had offered a political favor to a fellow GOP congressman in exchange for his vote on the controversial Medicare prescription drug bill. Another matter involved the majority leader's inappropriate request for the Federal Aviation Administration to assist in tracking down an airplane used by Texas Democratic legislators to leave the state to hamper a controversial vote on redistricting. Other charges are still pending.

In the wake of the ethics committee report, several citizen watchdog groups and Democratic congressional leaders have called on Delay to step down. But many of the majority leader's Republican colleagues say his continued leadership position may hinge, not on concerns about ethical conduct, but rather on the results of the coming congressional election.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Mary Boyle, press secretary with Common Cause, who examines the ethics charges against Tom Delay and explains why her group is calling for the powerful majority leader's immediate resignation.

Contact Common Cause by calling (202) 833-1200 or visit their website at

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Ralph Nader Answers Critics Who Say
His Presidential Bid
Could Help Re-Elect George Bush

Interview with Ralph Nader,
independent presidential candidate,
conducted by Scott Harris

As the 2004 presidential election approaches, opinion polls suggest that with an extremely tight race between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, independent candidate Ralph Nader could again influence the outcome of the campaign. In the aftermath of the 2000 election, which saw numerous flaws in the Florida vote count and a razor-thin margin between Al Gore and George W. Bush, many Democrats blame Nader for their eventual loss at the hands of a Supreme Court decision.

After Nader announced his 2004 candidacy, the Democratic Party leadership made a determined effort to talk him out of another run for the White House. When this failed, hardball tactics were employed to keep him off the ballot in as many states as possible. The two-time Green Party presidential candidate failed this year to win that party's endorsement. Instead, Nader is running under the Reform party banner in some states and as an independent in others.

Critics accuse Nader of accepting campaign contributions from Republican activists who they say are donating funds in an effort to siphon off votes from Sen. Kerry in key battleground states. And although Nader rejects the charge that he will be a spoiler in this election, more than 70 former progressive supporters of the consumer advocate's 2000 campaign have signed a letter urging support for the Kerry/Edwards ticket in swing states in order to defeat George W. Bush. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Ralph Nader, who talks about the goals of his campaign and answers criticism directed at his candidacy from many former allies.

Contact Ralph Nader's campaign at (202) 265-4000 or visit their website at

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • At the recent meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, anti-debt campaigners expressed outrage that the finance ministers of wealthy nations failed to cancel the debt of the world's poorest countries. ("World's wealthiest nations let down world's poorest, again," by Jim Lobe,, Oct. 4, 2004)
  • California Superior Court judge rules that a class action lawsuit may go to trial against the oil giant Unocal. ("Judge OKs Human Rights Suit Against Unocal," The Associated Press, Sept. 14, 2004)
  • The Help America Vote Act, passed in 2002, allows states to make it more difficult for traditionally pro-Democratic groups such as racial minorities and students to vote. ("The Sequel," American Prospect, 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, Bill Cosentino
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 10/15/04

Bush Regime/Election 2004

"Bush Says The 'P' Word: Privatization (Of Social Security)," by David Corn, Alternet, Oct. 18, 2004

"The Strip Club Vote," by Rose Aguilar, Alternet, Oct. 18, 2004

"Jeb Bush Ignored Felon List Advice," Associated Press, Oct. 17, 2004

"Edwards Warns Floridians Of GOP Dirty Tricks," Associated Press, Oct. 17, 2004

"Has Bush Lost His Reason?," by Andrew Stephen, Observer/UK, Oct. 17, 2004

"Ralph Nader And The Progressive Agenda," by H. Bruce Franklin, Truthout, Oct. 17, 2004

"Without A Doubt: The Certainty Of Bush's Faith," by Ron Suskind, The New York Times Magazine, Oct. 17, 2004

"The Brownshirting Of America," by Paul Craig Roberts,, Oct. 16, 2004

"Fraud, Voter Registration Problems, Electoral College: Colorado Could Be The Next Florida," Associated Press, Oct. 16, 2004

"The Conservative Case For Kerry," by Clyde Prestowitz, Providence Journal, Oct. 16, 2004

"Republicans Threaten Suit To Silence Rock The Vote Draft Critics," by Joshua Micah Marshall,, Oct. 15, 2004

"Republican Dirty Tricks," by Max Blumenthal, Alternet, Oct. 15, 2004

"Bogus Polls Mask Landslide In The Making," by Byron Williams, Working For Change, Oct. 15, 2004

"Rove Testifies Before Grand Jury in CIA Leak Probe," The Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2004

"Transcript: Third Presidential Debate," The Washington Post, Oct. 13, 2004

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Delusions Of Empire In America," by H.D.S. Greenway, Boston Globe, Oct. 15, 2004

"Why Do Bush And Kerry Fear Chavez?," by Katherine Lahey, Counterpunch, Oct. 15, 2004

"Auditors Can't Account for Iraq Spent Funds," The Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2004

"A Nice Little War To Fill The Coffers," by Antonia Juhasz, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 14, 2004

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"'They Want Zarqawi. They Can't Kill Him So They're Killing Us,'" Independent/UK, Oct. 17, 2004

"U.S. Dollars Wooed Poland Into Iraq Coalition," Baltimore Sun, Oct. 17, 2004

"Revolt In The Ranks In Iraq," by Mary Jacoby, Salon, Oct. 16, 2004

"Stabbed In The Back? Don't You Believe It," by Charlie Featherstone,, Oct. 16, 2004

"Doubts About U.S. Morale In Iraq As Troops Refuse 'Suicide Mission,'" Guardian/UK, Oct. 16, 2004

"Troops Refuse To Go On Mission In Iraq, Citing Unsafe Equipment," Associated Press, Oct. 16, 2004

"Platoon Accused Of Refusing Convoy Assignment," Air Force Times, Oct. 15, 2004

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties

"Court Rules Against Using Metal Detectors At Protest Rallies," Associated Press, Oct. 17, 2004

"Indymedia Siezure Signals Clampdown On Dissent," by Katherine Stapp, Inter Press Service, Oct. 17, 2004

"Broad Use Of Harsh Tactics At Guantanamo Confirmed," The New York Times, Oct. 17, 2004

"Police In Riot Gear Fire On Bush Protesters With Balls Loaded With Pepper," Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2004

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Sinclair's Shame," by Don Hazen, Alternet, Oct. 18, 2004

"Kerry Attacker Protected Rev. Moon," by Robert Parry, Consortium News, Oct. 15, 2004

"Sinclair's Disgrace," by Eric Boehlert,, Oct. 14, 2004

More newswire ...


"Tens Of Thousands Throng London To Protest Iraq War," Agence France Presse, Oct. 17, 2004

"Photos Of Antiwar Americans On Their Way To Iraq," KCTV, Oct. 16, 2004

More newswire ...

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