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New Haven Advocate's
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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, U.N. 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

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"Unwelcome Guests at a Coronation"
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Protests at the Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush

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Doris "Granny D" Haddock, activist who, at the age of 90, walked 3,200 miles across the country to build grassroots support for campaign finance reform, speaking at the D.C. Anti-War Network's Jan. 20, 2005 Counter-Inaugural Rally at Malcolm X Park, Washington, D.C. Granny D celebrated her 95th birthday over the weekend.

Aidan Delgado, U.S. Army Reserve soldier, at the D.C. Anti-War Network's Jan. 20, 2005 Counter-Inaugural Rally at Malcolm X Park, in Washington, D.C.

The Raging Grannies, acapella singing group at the D.C. Anti-War Network's Jan. 20, 2005 Counter-Inaugural Rally at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C.

Interview with investigative journalist and former National Security Agency analyst Wayne Madsen, at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2005, on journalist Seymour Hersh's New Yorker magazine report that the Bush administration is planning airstrikes against Iran.

David Cobb, 2004 Green Party presidential candidate at the D.C. Anti-War Network's Jan. 20, 2005 Counter-Inaugural Rally at Malcom X Park in Washington, D.C. In Ohio, Cobb and Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik demanded a recount of the vote and worked to investigate and expose voter suppression, voter fraud , flaws in election machinery and other irregularities that many progressives feel changed the outcome of the presidential election.

Medea Benjamin, cofounder of the human rights group Global Exchange and the women's peace group Code Pink -- two organizations that have been actively involved in organizing the U.S. antiwar movement, at the D.C. Anti-War Network's Jan. 20, 2005 Counter-Inaugural Rally at Malcolm X Park in Washington, D.C. Benjamin has traveled several times to Iraq and in January 2005, she organized a delegation of families of U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq and victims of the 9-11 attacks to bring $600,000 worth of humanitarian aid to the survivors of the American attack on Fallujah.

Stan Goff, an author and former soldier in the U.S. Army's Special Operations force who has served in Vietnam, Grenada, and Haiti, at the D.C. Anti-War Network's Jan. 20, 2005 Counter-Inaugural Rally at Malcolm X Park in Washington, D.C. He is a founding member of the Bring Them Home Now campaign and member of Military Families Speak Out.

Brian Becker, co-director of the International Action Center and national coordinator for the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, speaks to thousands of anti-Bush protesters assembled near Washington, D.C.'s Pennsylvania Avenue and 4th Street, moments before President Bush's motorcade traveled down the traditional parade route for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2005. The crowd can be heard booing and chanting as his limousine and police escorts sped by.

Between The Lines
For The Week Ending Feb. 4, 2005


  • Angry U.S. Iraq War Veteran Criticizes
    Excesses of Gala Bush Inaugural Celebrations

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  • Pro-Choice Activists Call
    on Progressives to Resist
    Attacks on Reproductive Rights

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  • White House Campaign to Privatize
    Social Security Based
    on Phony Crisis

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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:

Angry U.S. Iraq War Veteran Criticizes
Excesses of Gala Bush Inaugural Celebrations

Speech by Aidan Delgado,
U.S. Army reservist and Iraq war veteran,
produced by Scott Harris

As George W. Bush took the oath of office for another four years in the White House, more than 10,000 protesters took to the streets of the nation's capital on inauguration day, Jan. 20. Mingling with the president's supporters -- many who were clad in mink coats -- demonstrators carried signs and voiced their opposition to a long list of Bush administration policies, including the war in Iraq, attacks on civil liberties and the rolling back of environmental protections and reproductive rights.

Early in the day, thousands of Bush opponents gathered for several rallies and marches in locations around Washington, with many later attempting to walk through security checkpoints to stand along the inaugural parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue. One group, International ANSWER was successful in obtaining a permit to have their own protest bleachers along the route.

Aidan Delgado is a U.S. Army reservist who recently returned from combat duty in the Iraq War. Delgado, who has been granted conscientious objector status, spoke to thousands of Bush opponents at Malcolm X Park, where hundreds of symbolic flag draped coffins were on display, before being carried off in a march toward the White House.

For more information on the local and national groups which organized anti-Bush events at the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration, visit the website

Pro-Choice Activists Call
on Progressives to Resist
Attacks on Reproductive Rights

Report on pro-choice rally,
at counter-inauguration in Washington, D.C.,
produced by Melinda Tuhus

Among the many demonstrations organized on Jan. 20 to protest the inauguration of George W. Bush was a rally held at Washington D.C.'s Dupont Circle. The protest was organized by a coalition of women's groups with the theme of mourning the Bush administration's assault on freedom and equality. Speakers denounced the flawed 2004 U.S. presidential election, the war in Iraq and attacks on reproductive rights. Protesters were reminded that likely Supreme Court vacancies during Bush's term could further threaten the high court's January 22nd, 1973 Roe v. Wade Court decision legalizing abortion. Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus was at the rally and wove together a collage of speakers and songs which focused on protecting a woman's right to choose.

Just days after the Dupont Circle rally, tens of thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington to call for the overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision and received a supportive call from President Bush. For more information on defending a woman's right to choose, contact National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) at (202) 973-3000. Or visit their website at

White House Campaign to Privatize
Social Security Based
on Phony Crisis

Interview with economist John Miller,
conducted by Scott Harris

As President Bush began his second term in office, he made clear that among his top priorities will be the overhaul of the nation's Social Security retirement system. The Bush administration maintains that Social Security is headed for financial disaster unless Congress adopts a scheme that would partially privatize the popular program launched by Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression.

But most economists agree that the administration's forecast of catastrophic failure for Social Security are deliberately misleading. If nothing is done to change the current system, Social Security, by varying estimates, will be solvent until 2042 or 2052. Even if nothing else was done to shore up the system and the surplus were to be exhausted, Social Security would still be able to pay retirees 70% of promised benefits. Critics of the Bush plan point out that privatizing the current system will force the government to borrow at least $2 trillion and place retirees benefits into an uncertain stock market where brokerage fees will eat into any gains made from investments.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with John Miller professor of economics at Wheaton College and a member of the Dollars and Sense collective. Professor Miller takes a critical look at the Bush administration campaign to privatize Social Security and the experience of other nations that have undertaken similar conversions.

Read more about Social Security in the pages of Dollars and Sense magazine or online at

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Human rights monitors say detention of Iraqi women who are wives, sisters and girlfriends of suspected insurgents, violates Geneva Conventions. ("Unusual Suspects," American Prospect, February 2005)
  • Federal whisteblower has accused U.S. National Institutes of Health of ignoring flaws in an AIDS drug study in Uganda, concerning nevirapine, a drug given to African women and babies to prevent HIV-transmission. ("Whistleblower Says U.S. Bungled AIDS Study," Associated Press, Jan. 4, 2005)
  • Women's advocates in Juarez, Mexico remain skeptical about the recent convictions of 10 men charged with killing a dozen women. ("Activists unhappy with Mexico convictions," Associated Press, Jan. 8, 2005)

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Senior news editor: Bob Nixon
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News reader: Indu Anand
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It is with great sadness that we report the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Richard Fraser, on Jan. 17, 2005. He was a valued contributor to Between The Lines and we send our deepest condolences to Richard's family and friends.

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Election 2004

"Boxer's Rebellion And Democrats' New Tone," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 26, 2005

"Should The Left Ignore the 'Stolen Election?'" by Bertell Ollman, ZNet, Jan. 26, 2005

"Boxer Rebellion Spreads," by John Nichols, The Nation, Jan. 26, 2005

"MoveOn Steps Into DNC Chair Contest," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 26, 2005

"Black Voters In U.S. Disproportionately Disenfranchised" by Rev. Jesse Jackson & Greg Palast, Jan. 26, 2005

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Bush Regime

"Appeals Court To Revisit Cheney Lawsuit," Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2005

"Race And Social Security: Cynical Politics," by Marcellus Andrews,, Jan. 27, 2005

"Civil Service On The Way Out At Department Of Homeland Security," Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2005

"Rice Branded A Liar," The Australian/Australia Jan. 27, 2005

"Seymour Hersh: 'We've Been Taken Over By A Cult,'" Democracy Now, Jan. 26, 2005

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Feith To Leave Defense Department," MSNBC, Jan. 27, 2005

"Of Oil And Elections," by Antonia Juhasz, AlterNet, Jan. 27, 2005

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"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"America Suffers Bloodiest Day As Bush Calls On Iraqis To Defy Insurgents," Independent/UK, Jan. 27, 2005

"37 U.S. Troops Die In Iraq In Their Bloodiest Day," Reuters, Jan. 26, 2005

"Cul-De-Sacs All Around: Assessing The Iraqi Election," by Dilip Hiro,, Jan. 26, 2005

"ACLU Presents Accusations Of Serious Abuse Of Iraqi Civilians," The New York Times, Jan. 25, 2005

"Cost And Duration Of Iraq War Growing," Washington Post, Jan. 25, 2005

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Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Rights Groups Take Rare Step Of Repudiating Cabinet Nominee," by Jim Lobe,, Jan. 27, 2005

"Civil Liberties Myopia: Repression Didn't Begin With Dubya," by Merlin Chowkwanyun & Joshua Frank,, Jan. 26, 2005

"ACLU Supports Sibel Edmonds In FBI Case," United Press International, Jan. 26, 2005

"Guantanamo Bay: Isolation, Breakdowns And Mysterious Injections," Guardian/UK, Jan. 26, 2005

"Torture Treat Doesn't Bar 'Cruel, Inhuman' Tactics, Gonzales Says," Knight Ridder, Jan. 25, 2005

"U.S.: Justifying Abuse Of Detainees," Human Rights Watch, Jan. 25, 2005

"D.C. Settles With Mass Arrest Victims," Washington Post, Jan. 25, 2005

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Media Issues

"Why The U.S. Media Dismissed The Lancet Study Of 100,000 Iraqi Civilian Dead," by Doug Ireland,, Jan. 27, 2005

"Education Secretary Condemns PBS Show," Associated Press, Jan. 25, 2005

"A Demobilized Press In A Global Free-Fire Zone," by Tom Engelhardt., Jan. 24, 2005

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"My Husband Is Defending Democracy," by Monica Benderman,, Jan. 27, 2005

"Mother Of Soldier Slain In Iraq Speaks Out," Lincoln County News (Maine), Jan. 27, 2005

"To Love The Marigold: Hope And Imagination," by Susan Griffin, ZNet, Jan. 27, 2005

"World Social Forum: Open Systems For Open Politics," by Stefania Milan, Inter Press Service, Jan. 26, 2005

"Nader Preaches Continuous Activism On Antiwar Tour," Daily Californian, Jan. 25, 2005

"Resist U.S. War Crimes," by Jeremy Brecher, Common Dreams, Jan. 25, 2005

"World Social Forum Activists Reorganize To Face Critics," Le Monde/France, Jan. 25, 2005

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