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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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For The Week Ending Oct. 7, 2005


U.S. Politics

"DeLay Indicted On Felony Conspiracy Charges," Austin American-Statesman (Texas), Sept. 28, 2005

"DeLay Is Charged With Criminal Conspiracy In Texas," Associated Press, Sept. 28, 2005

"The Decline And Fall Of Bill Frist," by Jason Leopold, Counterpunch, Sept. 27, 2005

"House GOP To Use Hurricane Recovery As Pretext To Undermine Environmental Protections," Associated Press, Sept. 27, 2005

"Top Democrats Flee Peace Protests," by Joshua Frank,, Sept. 27, 2005

"Parents Challenge U.S. 'Intelligent Design' Teaching," Reuters, Sept. 27, 2005

"Democratic Congressman Says St. Patrick's Four Conspiracy Trial Ironic; Calls Attack And Occupation Of Iraq Bush Administration Conspiracy," Raw Story, Sept. 27, 2005

"Democrats Still Fear Dissent On Iraq," by Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe, Sept. 25, 2005

"Katrina And The Poverty Of America: The Poor Have No Lobbysists," by William A. Cook, Counterpunch, Sept. 17/18, 2005

"Antiwar House Members Press For A Withdrawal Plan," San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 16, 2005

"Poll Shows Americans Want Troops Home; Top Dems Ignore The Public," by David Sirota, Working For Change, Sept. 15, 2005

"Roberts Evasive In Confirmation Hearing," CNN, Sept. 14, 2005

"Another GOP Talking Point Bites The Dust: Blanco Followed Protocol In Asking For Assistance," Left In Lowell blog, Sept. 14, 2005

"DeLay Associates Face More Ethics Charges," Associated Press, Sept. 14, 2005

"Katrina Havoc Reflects The New America," by Bill McKibben, Newsday, Sept. 14, 2005

"Democrats And Others Press For Independent Katrina Inquiry," The New York Times, Sept. 14, 2005


Bush Regime

"Cronies At The Till," The New York Times editorial, Sept. 27, 2005

"FEMA Plans To Reimburse Faith Groups For Aid," Washington Post, Sept. 27, 2005

"Bush Wants To Lift Ban On Domestic Military," CNN, Sept. 27, 2005

"White House Shrugs Off Antiwar Protests," Agence France Presse, Sept. 26, 2005

"Ex-White House Aide Indicted In Corruption Probe," The New York Times, Sept. 20, 2005

"Bush's Crony Capitalism Shows GOP's True Face," by Joe Conason, New York Observer, Sept. 19, 2005

"America Is In The Clutches Of Autocrats," by Paul Craig Roberts, Counterpunch, Sept. 16, 2005

"Joe Allbaugh, The Crony Who Prospered," by Mark Benjamin,, Sept. 16, 2005

"Leaked Email Suggests Government Seeking To Blame Environmental Groups For Levee Breaks," by Jerry Mitchell, Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi), Sept. 16, 2005

"'A Heck Of A Job,'" by Roger Simon, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 14, 2005

"Bush's Hacks," by Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, Sept. 14, 2005

"Chertoff Delayed Federal Response, Memo Shows," Knight Ridder, Sept. 13, 2005

"The End Of The Bush Era," by E. J. Dionne, Working For Change, Sept. 13, 2005

"The Graft Goes On: Halliburton Takes Lead In Katrina Reconstruction," by Molly Ivins, Working For Change, Sept. 13, 2005

"Bush's Approval Rating Drops To New Low In Wake Of Storm," Washington Post, Sept. 13, 2005

"Freedom Not On The March," by Cair Lynn Hennessey, Cavalier Daily (University of Virginia), Sept. 13, 2005


American Empire/War Profiteering

"White House Warns Iran About Referral," Associated Press, Sept. 26, 2005

"Chavez Takes Bush To Task On World Stage Over Iraq," Associated Press, Sept. 16, 2005

"U.S. Opens Iran Offensive At U.N.," Washington Post, Sept. 14, 2005

"How U.S. Intervention In Venezuela Works, Part 3: Analysis Of Four USAID Contracts," by Philip Agee, Venezuelanalysis, Sept. 11, 2005


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan

"Iraq Withdrawal Debate Gathers Momentum," by Jim Lobe,, Sept. 27, 2005

"Report: Iraq Constitution Seen Worsening Insurgency," Reuters, Sept. 26, 2005

"U.S. To Free 1,000 From Abu Ghraib As Ramadan Gesture," Reuters, Sept. 26, 2005

"Baghdad's Sadr City Erupts Anew," Chicago Tribune, Sept. 26, 2005

"Britain To Fire, Replace Police Force In Basra," Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 26, 2005

"War Pornography: U.S. Soldiers Trade Grisly Photos Of Dead And Mutilated Iraqis For Access To Amateur Porn," by Chris Thompson, East Bay Express (Oakland, California), Sept. 21, 2005

"Dismay Over Sliding Turnout For Afghan Poll," Independent/UK, Sept. 20, 2005

"Explosions In Iraq Kill 160, Injure 570," Associated Press, Sept. 14, 2005

"U.S. May Start Pulling Out Of Afghanistan Next Spring," The New York Times, Sept. 14, 2005

"U.S.-Led Troops Go House To House In Tal Afar," Agence France Presse, Sept. 14, 2005

"The Costs Of Quagmire," by Erik Leaver, Foreign Policy In Focus, Sept. 14, 2005

"Looking For Peace In Iraq: Military Power And Occupation Can't Conquer Hearts And Minds," by Adil Shamoo, Foreign Policy In Focus, Sept. 14, 2005

"Thousands Displaced From Tal-Afar By Fighting," Electronic Iraq, Sept. 12, 2005


Civil Liberties

"Calls Mount For Independent Prison Abuse Commission," by William Fisher, Inter Press Service, Sept. 27, 2005

"Democrat Accuses Park Police Chief Of Mistreating Peace Protesters," Raw Story, Sept. 27, 2005

"Torture Is U.S. Policy, Not Aberration," by Jennifer K. Harbury, Counterpunch, Sept. 27, 2005

"Torturous Silence On Torture," by Ray McGovern, Common Dreams, Sept. 27, 2005

"Lynndie England Convicted In Abu Ghraib Trial," Associated Press, Sept. 26, 2005

"Sibel Edmonds Vs. Department Of Justice: A Patriot Silenced, Fighting To Keep America Safe," American Civil Liberties Union press release, Sept. 26, 2005

"Civil Rights Observers Worry About Rise Of Surveillance Post-9/11," Canadian Press/Canada, Sept. 25, 2005

"Navy Secretly Contracted Jets Used For CIA Torture Flights," Associated Press, Sept. 24, 2005

"Pattern Of Abuse: Decorated Army Officer Reveals New Allegations Of Detainee Mistreatment In Iraq And Afghanistan," Time, Sept. 23, 2005

"U.S. Bars Journalist Robert Fisk From Entering Country," by Doug Ireland, Direland, Sept. 22, 2005

"The FBI Fails (For Now) To Grab Subpoena Powers," by David Corn, The Nation, Sept. 22, 2005

"NYPD Unplugs Cindy Sheehan" by Sarah Ferguson, Village Voice, Sept. 19, 2005

"The Feds Confront The Antiwar Movement: The St. Patrick's Four," by James Petras, Counterpunch, Sept. 16, 2005

"Gitmo Cases May Go To Civilian Courts," by William Fisher, Inter Press Service, Sept. 14, 2005

"Guantanamo Hunger Strike Expands," BBC News/UK, Sept. 14, 2005

"Overkill: Feared Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy In New Orleans," by Jeremy Scahill & Daniela Crespo, ZNet, Sept. 13, 2005


Media Issues

"Disappearing Antiwar Protests: Media Shrugs Off Mass Movement Against War," Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting media advisory, Sept. 27, 2005

"Katrina Takes Toll On Truth, News Accuracy; Race A Factor," Los Angeles Times, Sept. 27, 2005

"CPB Taps Two GOP Conservatives For Top Posts," Washington Post, Sept. 27, 2005

"The News Media And The Antiwar Movement," by Norman Solomon, Common Dreams, Sept. 26, 2005

"Pundit Pap: Big News Blown Away By Hurricane Of Saturation Coverage," by J.J. Balzer, American Politics Journal, Sept. 25, 2005

"Media Flounders As Antiwar Movement Grows," by Stewart Nusbaumer, Intervention Magazine, Sept. 25, 2005

"Net Censors," by George Monbiot, ZNet, Sept. 13, 2005

"Bombs Away On Television News," by Orville Schell, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 12, 2005

"Is The Government Trying To Stem The Tide Of Images From New Orleans By Threatening Journalists?," by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, Sept. 9, 2005



"St. Patrick's Four Found Innocent Of Conspiracy," Ithaca Journal, Sept. 27, 2005

"The Antiwar Speech Everyone Is Talking About: Basketball Player Etan Thomas," by Dave Zirin, Common Dreams, Sept. 27, 2005

"Antiwar Mother Cindy Sheehan Arrested Outside White House," Reuters, Sept. 26, 2005

"Mother Who Held Vigil To Protest Iraq War Among 370 Arrested," Chicago Tribune, Sept. 26, 2005

"Military Families Join Hundreds Of Thousands Of Antiwar Protesters Rallying In Washington, D.C.," Democracy Now!, Sept. 26, 2005

"'The Empire Fears You:' My Speech At The Antiwar Rally," by Lew Rockwell,, Sept. 25, 2005

"The Protests Escalate," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Sept. 24, 2005

"Far Cry From Vietnam: New Silent Majority Sets Pace For Anti-Iraq War Movement," by Sanford Gottlieb, Pacific News Service, Sept. 19, 2005

"First Federal Conspiracy Trial Of Antiwar Protesters Since Vietnam Begins Sept. 19," St. Patrick's Four press release, Sept. 15, 2005

"Picketers For Hire: The Strange Business Of Protesting Jobs That May Be Better Than Yours," by Stacy J. Willis, Las Vegas Weekly, Sept. 8, 2005

"Sir, No Sir! Interview With David Zeiger, Director Of New Doc On Vietnam-Era G.I. Antiwar Movement," by Jonathan Stein, Mother Jones, Sept. 1, 2005


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