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New Haven Advocate's
"Best of New Haven 2001"
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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

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, 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 Nov. 5, 2004


If the Iraq war isn't about weapons of mass destruction or Saddam Hussein's so-called "link" to al Qaeda, what is it really about?

Come to the screening, discussion and reception
for the new documentary film by the Media Education Foundation

Hijacking Catastrophe

"an explosive and empowering information weapon
in this decisive year in U.S. history"

NAOMI KLEIN | Author, "No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies"

Friday, October 29th 7:30 p.m.
The Little Theater
1 Lincoln Street, New Haven, CT

We had a successful event!

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with bonus CD of the discussion for $20, click here for more details!


  • Election Protection Coalition
    Charges GOP-Connected Groups
    with Voter Suppression and Intimidation Campaign

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  • Green Party Presidential Candidate
    Addresses Issues Major Parties Ignore

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  • Author Describes Bush Family-Saudi Royals Relationship
    that He Believes Compromises U.S. Security

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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 Nov. 9, 2004.

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

Election Protection Coalition
Charges GOP-Connected Groups
with Voter Suppression and Intimidation Campaign

Interview with Elliot Minceberg,
People for the American Way Foundation,
conducted by Scott Harris

In the weeks before Americans go to the polls to choose their next president, reports of organized efforts to intimidate voters or suppress the turnout have streamed in from across the country. Allegations of politically motivated conduct to disenfranchise voters have been widespread and focused particularly on Republican Party activities in battleground states.

Charges include actions taken by state and local officials to deliberately place roadblocks to recording hundreds of thousands of newly registered voters; improperly purging voters with felony convictions; efforts to deter Native Americans from casting ballots; and plans to dispatch police and political activists to minority polling places in order to challenge likely Democratic voters. Florida, the center of the 2000 election debacle, is again the focus of controversy over alleged actions there by Gov. Jeb Bush, the president's brother, to disenfranchise African Americans and other new voters.

Sproul & Associates, a Republican Party consulting firm, is now under criminal investigation for allegedly posing as a non-partisan group that signed up new voters in several swing states, processing forms signed by Republicans while discarding applications signed by Democrats. In the view of many, the flaws in new electronic voting machines present another threat to a clean election. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Elliot Minceberg, vice president and legal director with People for the American Way Foundation, who examines the charges that Republicans are working keep their opponents from voting and the measures being taken by the Election Protection Coalition to insure that all eligible voters can cast a ballot and have their votes counted.

To get more information about the work of the Election Protection Coalition, or to report election irregularities, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE toll free or visit the coalition's website at

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Green Party Presidential Candidate
Addresses Issues Major Parties Ignore

Interview with David Cobb,
Green Party presidential candidate,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Before John Kerry and George Bush held their third presidential debate, the Green Party published its list of a dozen issues and views it said had been censored from the debates by the two major candidates. Included on the list were positions advocating an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, criticism of attacks on civil liberties under the Patriot Act, rethinking the failed war on drugs, reversing the trend toward concentration of media ownership, support for a single-payer health care program and more. The Greens charged that these issues and points of view were not heard in the debates because the Republican and Democratic candidates are on the same side, in stark contrast to positions advocated by the Green Party.

David Cobb, an attorney from Texas won the Green Party presidential nomination after a hotly contested race with Ralph Nader who had sought the party's endorsement. Regarding the war in Iraq, Cobb says that if elected, he would immediately apologize to the Iraqi people for the war and announce the withdrawal of U.S. troops. He would ask the United Nations to convene a pan-Arabic peace summit, inviting the civil society leadership of Iraq to attend -- not the government installed by President Bush -- to decide if they want a peacekeeping force under U.N. auspices. Lastly, Cobb says he would direct the billions of dollars in re-construction funds currently going to U.S. contractors to Iraqi companies and workers instead.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with David Cobb about some of the other issues he says have been neglected in the 2004 presidential campaign.

For more information, call his campaign toll free at 1-866-41-GREEN or visit his website at

Author Describes Bush Family-Saudi Royals Relationship
that He Believes Compromises U.S. Security

Interview with Craig Unger,
author of "House of Bush, House of Saud,"
conducted by Scott Harris

In the groundbreaking film documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," director Michael Moore confronted millions of Americans with disturbing questions about the conduct of President Bush before and after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The filmmaker asked tough questions about why some 140 Saudis, 24 of them members of Osama bin Laden's family, were allowed to fly out of the country on Sept. 13, 2001 during a time when virtually all other air traffic was grounded. Fifteen of 19 hijackers involved in the September 11 attacks were Saudis.

In answering that question, Moore revealed the many financial and social links between the president's family and the Saudi royals. Much of the information about the Bush-Saudi connection seen in "Fahrenheit 9/11" came from award-winning investigative journalist Craig Unger's best-selling book, "House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between The World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties."

As voters prepare to go to the polls for the Nov. 2 presidential election, Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Craig Unger about why he believes the ties between these two families have compromised U.S. security, and represents a dangerous conflict of interest for a president unique in American history.

"House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between The World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties," is published by Scribner.

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Citizens for Tax Justice reports that in the first three years of the Bush presidency, 82 of America's most profitable corporations paid no corporate income tax for at least one year. ("Just Taxes: The Return of the no-tax corporation," Citizens for Tax Justice, September 2004)
  • In summer 2003, Iraq's Coalition Provisional Authority issued a $2 billion contract to two Kuwaiti firms and an Egyptian company to establish a wireless network. Undersecretary of Defense John Shaw and Montana Sen. Conrad Burns succeeded in voiding the contract in favor of California telecomm giant Qualcomm and Lucent Technology. ("Crossing the Lines," Mother Jones, September/October, 2004)
  • Older, conservative, traditionally Republican Cuban Americans in Florida are being outnumbered by a younger, more progressive generation of voters. The Cuban American vote in Florida may now be up for grabs. ("Rocking the Cuban Vote," The Nation, Nov. 1, 2004)

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Senior news editor: Bob Nixon
Program narration: Denise Manzari
News reader: Zelphia Hunter
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 10/29/04

Bush Regime/Election 2004

" G.O.P. Can Challenge Voters at Ohio Polls, Court Rules," The New York Times, Nov. 2, 2004

"Florida's Palm Beach County Bracing For Electoral Storm," by Medea Benjamin & Deborah James, Truthout, Nov. 2, 2004

"An Election Spoiled Rotten," by Greg Palast,, Nov. 1, 2004

"Complaint Sheets In Hand, Army Of Volunteers Watches Over Florida's Voting," Agence France Presse, Nov. 1, 2004

"Federal Judge Bars Ohio Poll Challengers," Associated Press, Nov. 1, 2004

"Bullies Ascendent," by Nina Burleigh, Alternet, Nov. 1, 2004

"How Republicans Are Manipulating Soldiers' Children To Get The Military Vote," by Bruce Cole, Common Dreams, Oct. 31, 2004

"Bush's Tactical Lying," by James C. Moore,, Oct. 31, 2004

"Bush Is Selling His Version Of '1984,'" by Les Payne, Newsday, Oct. 31, 2004

"Voters Claim Abuse Of Electoral Rolls," by Greg Palast, London Observer/UK, Oct. 31, 2004

"Reign Of Terror: The Low Points Of Flim-Flam George's Four Years," by David Corn, L.A. Weekly, Oct. 31, 2004

"Why 'This Is About Bush,'" by Ronald Brownstein, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 31, 2004

"Nader's Game Of Chicken," by Norman Solomon, ZNet, Oct. 31, 2004

"Republicans Pressed To Halt Voter Suppression Efforts," by Jim Lobe, OneWorld U.S., Oct. 29, 2004

"Legal Battles Loom In 7 Key States," Wall Street Journal, Oct. 28, 2004

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Whistleblower Says Halliburton Contract Abuse Blatant," Reuters, Oct. 29, 2004

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"More Than 100,000 Iraqis Have Died: Where Is Our Shame And Rage?," by Scott Ritter, Guardian/UK, Nov. 1, 2004

"Major Assault Heralded As U.S. Artillery Pounds Fallujah," Observer/UK, Oct. 31, 2004

"Pentagon Suppresses Details Of Civilian Casualties, Expert Says," Independent/UK, Oct. 31, 2004

"Attacks Kill Nine Marines In Iraq," Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2004

"Human Rights Watch Says It Warned U.S. Military Of High Explosives That Went Unsecured In Iraq," Associated Press, Oct. 30, 2004

"Vast Amounts Of Weapons-Related Material Missing, Official Says," Knight Ridder, Oct. 28, 2004

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties

"Deputy Tackles, Arrests Journalist For Photographing Voters," Palm Beach Post, Nov. 1, 2004

"Guantanamo Stonewall," Los Angeles Times editorial, Oct. 30, 2004

"Bush Seeks Limits To Suits Over Voting Rights," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 29, 2004

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Bulgegate Confirmed; Media Yawns," by David Lindorff, Counterpunch, Nov. 1, 2004

"Media Response To New Osama Video Could Sway Election," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, Oct. 30, 2004

"Media Consolidation Seen On Menu In Election," Reuters, Oct. 29 2004

"A Political Empire Made Of TV Stations," by Jay Rosen,, Oct. 28, 2004

More newswire ...


"Stephen Hawking To Lead Antiwar Protest On Election Day," Independent/UK, Oct. 31, 2004

"Springsteen's Political Poetry," by John Nichols, The Nation, Oct. 30, 2004

More newswire ...

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