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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 Sept. 9, 2005


U.S. Politics

"Big Oil's Bigtime Looting," by Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, Sept. 2, 2005

"The Perfect Storm: New Orleans And The Death Of The Common Good," by Chris Floyd, Counterpunch, Sept. 1, 2005

"Storm Turns Focus To Global Warming," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 30, 2005

"Republicans Accused Of Witch-Hunt Against Climate Change Scientists," Guardian/UK, Aug. 30, 2005

"Kentucky GOP Governor Appears Before Grand Jury After Issuing Pardons In Personnel Probe," Associated Press, Aug. 30, 2005

"Democrats Still Backing Senseless War," by Helen Thomas, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Aug. 30, 2005

"'All I Did Was Say They Can't Run A Fair Election,'" by Andrew Gumbel, Independent/UK, Aug. 29, 2005

"Strategizing A Christian Coup d'Etat," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 28, 2005


Bush Regime

"Ending The Impunity Of The Bush White House," by Norman Solomon, Common Dreams, Sept. 2, 2005

"'A National Disgrace': Questions Grow Over Rescue Chaos," BBC News/UK, Sept. 2, 2005

"'Casual To The Point Of Careless': Bush Under Fire For Slow Reaction," by Andrew Gumbel, Independent/UK, Sept. 2, 2005

"Katrina: A Natural Disaster Compounded By Scandalous Political Choices," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Sept. 1, 2005

"Bolton Voices Opposition To U.N. Reorganization; Fears Effort Would Inhibit U.S. Authority," Washington Post, Sept. 1, 2005

"Roberts, Without Illusions: Ethically Challenged And Unfit To Serve On The Supreme Court," The Nation editorial, Sept. 1, 2005

"Feds Ignored Catastrophe Predictions, Diverted Funds To Iraq," New Standard, Sept. 1, 2005

"Gas Prices, War Weariness Take Toll On Bush's Ratings," Washington Post, Sept. 1, 2005

"Bush Administration Defunded Projects To Protect New Orleans," by Sidney Blumenthal, Der Spiegel/ Germany, Sept. 1, 2005

"Why The Levee Broke," by Will Bunch, Attytood, Sept. 1, 2005

"U.S. Military Unlikely To Send Large Numbers Of Troops Home From IraqTo Deal With Hurricane," by Associated Press, Sept. 1, 2005

"Another Cost Of Bush's Iraq War: How New Orleans Was Lost," by Paul Craig Roberts,, Sept. 1, 2005

"Federal Government Wasn't Ready For Katrina, Disaster Experts Say," Knight Ridder, Aug. 31, 2005

"Destroying FEMA," by Eric Holdeman, Washington Post, Aug. 30, 2005

"Bush's Ratings Tumble As Iraqi Sunnis Nix Charter," Independent/UK, Aug. 29, 2005


American Empire/War Profiteering

"U.S. To Put New Pressure On Syria," Washington Post, Sept. 2, 2005

"Why Chavez Is In U.S. Crosshairs," by Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star/Canada, Sept. 2, 2005

"The U.S. And Iran: Democracy, Terrorism & Nuclear Weapons," by Stephen Zunes, ZNet, Aug. 31, 2005

"Uncle Sam Wants You, Kid," By Karen Houppert, The Nation, Sept. 12, 2005

"The Woman Who Blew The Whistle On Halliburton Gets Canned," by Evelyn Pringle, Counterpunch, Aug. 30, 2005

"Venezuela To Seek Legal Action Against Robertson," Reuters, Aug. 29, 2005

"Halliburton Contract Critic Loses Her Army Job," Washington Post, Aug. 29, 2005

"The Fine Art Of Handling U.S.-Sanctioned Terrorists," by Marjorie Childress, ZNet Aug. 29, 2005


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan

"Iraq Buries Stampede Dead As Politicians Point Fingers," Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 2, 2005

"Iraq War Costs Now Exceed Vietnam's," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Sept. 1, 2005

"Iraq's First Post-Saddam Executions," Agence France Presse, Sept. 1, 2005

"U.S. Death Toll In August Is Third Highest" Associated Press, Sept. 1, 2005

"Iraq Government Unity Vanushes After Stampede," Agence France Presse, Sept. 1, 2005

"Insurgents Are Exploiting Soldiers' Internet Posting, Army Warns," Knight Ridder, Aug. 31, 2005

"Iraq War Tests Resolve Of A Patriotic U.S. Soldier," Reuters, Aug. 31, 2005

"U.S. Analysts Say Iraqi Constitution Dangerously Short Of U.S. Goals," Agence France Press, Aug. 30, 2005

"U.S. Air Strikes Kill 56 Civilians, 7 Insurgents," CNN, Aug. 30, 2005

"Sunnis In Crisis Over Iraqi Constitution," Guardian/UK, Aug. 30, 2005

"Shi'ite Infighting Opens New Front In Iraq," Reuters, Aug. 29, 2005

"Iraq War Already More Costly Than World War I," by David R. Francis, Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 29, 2005

"Iraq Vets: Off The Front Lines And Forgotten," by Rose Aguilar, AlterNet, Aug. 29, 2005

"Does Anyone Know What We Are Doing In Iraq?," by Paul Craig Roberts,, Aug. 29, 2005

"Factions Join Hands Against The Constitution," Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 29, 2005

"An 'Ex-Hawk' Hears Echoes Of Vietnam In Baghdad," by Lewis M. Simons, Washington Post, Aug. 28, 2005

"Iraqi Rebels Fight U.S. To Standoff," Knight Ridder, Aug. 28, 2005

"Militants, Swept From Battleground, Return When Troops Leave, U.S. Says," Knight Ridder, Aug. 28, 2005


Civil Liberties

"Scores Stage Hunger Strike At Guantanamo," Agence France Presse, Sept. 2, 2005

"In Legal Papers Unsealed Today, Librarian Speaks Of Fear Of Imprisonment Over Government Gag In PATRIOT Act Challenge," American Civil Liberties Union press release, Sept. 2, 2005

"Spying On The Protesters," by John S. Friedman, The Nation, Sept. 1, 2005

"PATRIOT Act Challenged In Connecicut," Reuters, Aug. 31, 2005

"New York Judge Hesitant On Ordering Release Of Abu Ghraib Photos," Associated Press, Aug. 30, 2005

"The More Americans Know About The PATRIOT Act, The Less They Like It," Chicago Sun-Times, Aug. 30, 2005

"Gonzales Criticizes Proposed Curtailment Of PATRIOT Act Powers," by William Fisher, Inter Press Service, Aug. 30, 2005

"Secrecy Shrouds PATRIOT Act," Washington Post, Aug. 30, 2005

"FBI, Michigan Police Tag Peace Group, Affirmative Action Group And Others As 'Terrorist,'" by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Aug. 29, 2005

"FBI Documents Label Michigan Affirmative Action And Peace Groups As Terrorists," American Civil Liberties Union press release, Aug. 29, 2005

"Lockheed Rules Roost In Electronic Surveillance," Washington Post, Aug. 29, 2005

"State Secrecy Vs. Sibel Edmonds: The Danger Of Keeping Secrets," by Robyn E. Blumner, St. Petersburg Times, Aug. 28, 2005


Media Issues

"U.S. Confirms Its Troops Killed Reuters Journlist," Reuters, Sept. 1 2005

"ABC World News Tonight Minimizes Support For Withdrawal," Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, Sept. 12005

"Fox Talking Head Hannity Blames 'Antiwar Left' For Protest At Soldier's Funeral Actually Organized By Anti-Gay Church,", Aug. 31, 2005

"Journalists Under Fire In Iraq: Reuters Chief Debates Pentagon Over Slain And Detained Media Workers," Democracy Now!, Aug. 31, 2005

"Pundits' Triangulation For War," by Norman Solomon, ZNet, Aug. 29, 2005

"When The News About The News Is The News," by Danny Schechter, Common Dreams, Aug. 28, 2005

"More Journalists Killed In Iraq Than In Vietnam," Reuters, Aug. 28, 2005

"U.S. Rejects Media's Concern About Iraq Detentions," Reuters, Aug. 26, 2005

"Old-School Community Journalism Shows: It's A Wonderful 'Light,'" by David LaFontaine, Online Journalism Review, Aug. 26, 2005

"The Whiteness Of Wi-Fi," by Roberto Lovato, In These Times, Aug. 23, 2005



"The Passion Of Cindy Sheehan," by Andrew Gumbel, Los Angeles City Beat, Sept. 1, 2005

"Yuppies And The Peace Movement," by David Swanson, ZNet, Sept. 1, 2005

"Embark Now: Rejection And Revolt Coming To College Campuses?," by Michael Albert, ZNet, Sept. 1, 2005

"Hundreds Flock To Hear Antiwar Mother," Austin American-Statesman (Texas), Sept. 1, 2005

"The Peace Movement And The Parents," by Patrick G. Coy, Gregory M. Maney & Lynne M. Woehrle, Common Dreams, Sept. 1, 2005

"Antiwar America," by Todd Gitlin,, Aug. 30, 2005

"Smearing The Antiwar Movement: The Politics Of Slander," by Bill Berkowitz, Media Transparency, Aug. 26, 2005

"Mendocino School Board Joins Bold 'Opt-Out' Movement," Mendocino Beacon (California), Aug. 25, 2005


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