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"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?" 21 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

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For The Week Ending Feb. 3, 2006


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Between The Lines at the World Social Forum

Between The Lines Producers Scott Harris and Anna Manzo were at the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 24-29.
WSF banner Opening day procession Jan. 24, at the 6th World Social Forum in Caracas. Click below to hear audio interviews conducted opening day (in MP3)
  • Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange/Code Pink
  • Cheri Honkala, Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign
  • Geoff Millard, Iraq war veteran
    More audio, photos, articles forthcoming...
  • Our colleages at Toward Freedom have additional information about the World Social Forum and a joint Between The Lines/Toward Freedom workshop on media issues, held in Caracas, Jan. 26. Audio and photos of the workshop forthcoming.

    • Former CIA Field Agent Asserts
      U.S. Intelligence Agencies Broken

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    • Income Inequality
      in America Deepening

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    • Airborne Toxic Sediment Endangers
      New Orlean's Residents

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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 Feb. 7, 2006.

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

    Former CIA Field Agent Asserts
    U.S. Intelligence Agencies Broken

    Interview with Robert Baer,
    former CIA agent and author,
    conducted by Scott Harris

    Robert Baer

    Former CIA Field Agent Robert Baer.

    The September 11th attacks were a wakeup call to the nation about the deep flaws in U.S. intelligence agencies that failed to detect and prevent the worst attack on the American mainland since the War of 1812. Although President Bush was thwarted in his attempt to block the formation of the 9/11 Commission to examine those failures, many critics believe that in the end the commission itself was unsuccessful in completing that important task.

    The movie "Syriana," directed by Steven Gaghan, presents a compelling story that links the issues of Middle East oil, corruption, politics and terrorism. The film was based in part on the book, "See No Evil, The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism," written by Robert Baer, a retired 21-year veteran of the CIA. During his work as a field agent in the Middle East and South Asia from 1976 to 1997, Baer witnessed Washington's inability to confront the rise of terrorist networks that culminated in the 9/11 attacks.

    Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Robert Baer who explains why he believes Washington politics, corruption and corporate influence have hurt America’s fight against terrorism.

    "See No Evil, The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism" is published by Three Rivers Press. Director Steven Gaghan based his movie "Syriana" on Baer's book.

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    Income Inequality
    in America Deepening

    Interview with Felice Yeskel,
    author of the book "Economic Apartheid in America,"
    conducted by Scott Harris

    Income inequality graph from

    Chart of the growing income desparity in the U.S.

    The destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina last fall unmasked the desperate plight of large numbers of poor people living in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. Seeing the disaster first hand, the nation’s media briefly focused attention on this hidden aspect of American life, where poverty is endemic in every major city in the country.

    Stagnating wages, higher housing, health care and education costs combined with a weakened labor movement and the export of manufacturing jobs overseas - has resulted in a growing gap between the rich and poor in America. While CEOs of big corporations increase their incomes exponentially, those in the middle and at the bottom are losing ground.

    A book examining these disturbing trends titled, “Economic Apartheid In America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity,” analyzes the policies that have contributed to this disparity and its impact. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Felice Yeskel, co-author of the recently revised and updated book first published in 2000. She discusses the causes of inequality and offers some prescriptions for change.

    Felice Yeskel is co-author with Chuck Collins of "Economic Apartheid in America," published by the New Press. Yeskel is the co-director of the group Class Action. Visit their website at

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    Airborne Toxic Sediment Endangers
    New Orlean's Residents

    Interview with Wilma Subra,
    a McArthur award-winning environmental chemist,
    conducted by Melinda Tuhus

    New Orleans toxic air

    Four months after Hurricane Katrina and subequent flooding put 80 percent of New Orleans under water, environmental testing shows that all those returning to the devastated parts of the city face major health risks from toxic contaminants that spread over the land and then became airborne. The Army Corps of Engineers is now planning to remove tons of sediment laced with cancer-causing chemicals from New Orleans' flooded neighborhoods. The Dallas Morning News reports that government test results show that contaminants in the sediment include toxic metals, industrial compounds, petroleum byproducts and a banned insecticide.

    Wilma Subra, a Louisianan, has used her expertise as a chemist to help a number of grassroots groups throughout the state. She is president of Subra Company, an environmental consulting firm she founded in 1981. In 1999, she won a McArthur "genius" grant for her work.

    Between The Lines’ Melinda Tuhus, who spent two weeks in New Orleans in November, spoke with Subra about how dangerous the contaminated soil and air are to human health, and how the government and private groups differ in their response to it.

    For more information on the grassroots response to post Katrina toxic contamination, contact the Louisiana Environmental Action Network at (225) 928-1315 or visit their website at:

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    This week's summary
    of under-reported news

    Compiled by Bob Nixon

    • Amnesty International decries a growing epidemic of domestic violence that kills 14,0000 women a year in Russia. ("Russian government fails to adequately address epidemic of violence against women," Amnesty International, Dec. 14, 2005)
    • South American countries taking an interest in biodiesel fuels. ("Buenos Bios," The Grist, Dec. 15, 2005)
    • Coca-Cola facing a growing and powerful global campaign critical of its labor and environmental practices. ("Coca-Cola faces mounting pressure over abusive practices at plants worldwide,", Dec. 14, 2005)

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    U.S. Politics

    "Blocking Alito: Can Rank-And-File Outrage Stiffen Lawmakers' Spines?," by Robert Parry,, Jan. 30, 2006

    "Reviving The Dems," by David Morris, AlterNet, Jan. 30, 2006

    "Sheehan Considering Challenging Feinstein In California Senate Primary," Associated Press, Jan. 28, 2006

    "War Stance Could Mean Primary Battle For Lieberman," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Political Opposites Aligned Against Bush Wiretaps," San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 26, 2006

    "New PAC To Back Antiwar Veterans," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 26, 2006

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    Bush Regime

    "Conservative Palace Revolt," Newsweek, Feb. 6, 2006

    "Enron: The Bush Administration's First Scandal," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Jan. 30, 2006

    "Climate Expert Says NASA Tries To Silence Him," The New York Times, Jan. 29, 2006

    "Gorilla Empire? A Global State Of Disunion," by Tom Engelhardt,, Jan. 29, 2006

    "Spies, Lies And Wiretaps," The New York Times editorial, Jan. 29, 2006

    "The Medicare Disaster," by Chris Murphy, Counterpunch, Jan. 28/29, 2006

    "Alito's Mythical Feel-Good America," by Jonathan Zimmerman, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2006

    "Bush Broke The Law," by Charley Reese,, Jan. 28, 2006

    "Bush Press Conference: L'Etat C'Est Moi," by Dana Milbank, Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2006

    "EU Inquiry On 'Renditions' May Call Cheney, Rumsfeld," Guardian/UK, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Libby Lawyers Seek Reporters' Information," Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Bush Convinced Warrantless Surveillance 'Legal,' Won't Go Into Details," Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Domestic Spying Hurts Our National Security," by Sibel Edmonds,, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Bush Reasserts Presidential Prerogatives," Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2006

    "More Americans Favor Impeaching Bush, Poll Says," Knight Ridder, Jan. 25, 2006

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    American Empire/War Profiteering

    "Pentagon Granted New Powers To Fund Foreign Militaries," Washington Post, Jan. 29, 2006

    "CIA Broadens Assassination Program," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 2006

    "U.S. Policy Seen As Big Loser In Palestinian Vote," Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2006

    "Venezuela Insists U.S. Embassy Behind Spy Plot," Reuters, Jan. 27, 2006

    "U.S. Shows India Its Iron Fist," Asia Times, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Venezuela Levies Spying Accusation Against U.S.," Associated Press, Jan. 26, 2006

    "Report Done For Pentagon Says Army Close To 'Snapping,'" Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 26, 2006

    "Halliburton Swings To $1.1 Billion Profit, Cites 2005 As Best Year Ever," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 26, 2006

    More newswire ...

    "Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

    "U.S. In Direct Talks With Iraq Insurgents," Newsweek, Feb. 6, 2006

    "Deadly Rift Grows Among Iraq Insurgents," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 2006

    "Iraqis Leaving Religiously Mixed Areas," Associated Press, Jan. 28, 2006

    "U.S. Audit Finds 'Spectacular' Waste Of Funds In Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 27, 2006

    "'Maybe They Just Need To Have Their Civil War,'" by Tom Engelhardt & Gareth Porter,, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Afghan Leader: Foreign Troops May Be Needed 10 Years," Reuters, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Planted Articles May Violate Pentagon Directive," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Documents Show U.S. Army Siezed Iraqi Wives As Tactic," Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2006

    "U.S. Won't Complete Iraq Projects," The New York Times, Jan. 27, 2006

    More newswire ...

    Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

    "Holding Bush Accountable For His Crimes: The Time For Resistance Is Now," by Michael Ratner, Counterpunch, Jan. 30, 2006

    "Uncle Sam Wants (To Know About) You: Spying And Lying By The Pentagon," by Col. Dan Smith, Counterpunch, Jan. 28/29, 2006

    "2003 Justice Dept. Draft Legislation Covered Eavesdropping," Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2006

    "Florida Antiwar Group Infiltrated By FBI, Police Spies," by Carlos Miller, Raw Story, Jan. 27, 2006

    "ACLU Releases Government Photos Showing Surveillance Of Protesters in Georgia," WXIA-TV News (Altlanta, Georgia), Jan. 27, 2006

    "Teacher Awaits Day In Court: She Spoke Of Peace In Class," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Jan. 25, 2006

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    Media Issues

    "Domestic Lying: The Question Journalists Don't Ask Bush," by Norman Solomon,, Jan. 30, 2006

    "U.S. Propaganda Aimed At Foreigners Reaches U.S. Public: Pentagon Document," Agence France Presse, Jan. 27, 2006

    More newswire ...


    "Torture School Protesters Face Six Months In Prison," School of the Americas Watch press release, Jan. 27, 2006

    "Antiwar Mother Sentenced To Prison For Protesting Recruiters," by Katie Quinn-Jacobs, Common Dreams, Jan. 26, 2006

    More newswire ...

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