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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

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For The Week Ending April 14, 2006



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Connecticut United for Peace Antiwar March and Rally

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March 18, 2006


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Scott Harris' "Counterpoint" talk show

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  • Immigrants in the U.S. Take
    to the Streets to Demand Equality

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  • Corporate Drive to Privatize
    Water Systems Confronted
    by Growing Resistance Movement

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  • Sacred Run Participants Hope Their Action
    Will Lead to a More Peaceful World

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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:

Immigrants in the U.S. Take
to the Streets to Demand Equality

Interview with David Bacon,
labor journalist,
conducted by Scott Harris

More than 500,000 immigrants and their supporters marched in Los Angeles on March 25, 2006.

As immigration reform legislation was debated in Congress, hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their supporters have marched in cities from coast to coast across America. Their large numbers -- half a million in Chicago and estimates of a million in Los Angeles -- illustrated what's at stake for the immigrant community if proposed laws are passed that criminalize undocumented workers living in the United States.

The leading legislative proposals now before Congress deal with two main paths to reform. The version passed by the House, sponsored by Ohio GOP Rep. Sensenbrenner, takes a punitive approach by making undocumented immigrants and those who assist them felons -- increasing employer sanctions and border security -- but offers no provisions for legalization. The Senate is considering a less draconian measure sponsored by Senators John McCain of Arizona and Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts that proposes a guest worker program and a process for legalization.

Within this often emotional debate, strains of xenophobia can be seen in groups like the Minutemen, whose volunteers -- criticized by many as vigilantes -- patrol border areas without government sanction. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Labor journalist David Bacon, who takes a look at the U.S. immigration debate and the winners and losers among corporations and workers if provisions of some proposed reform legislation are signed into law.

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Corporate Drive to Privatize
Water Systems Confronted
by Growing Resistance Movement

Interview with Tony Clarke,
director of Canada's Polaris Institute,
conducted by Scott Harris


In 1999, the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia organized a successful rebellion reversing the privatization of the city's municipal water system. Militant resistance was initiated after the U.S.-based Bechtel corporation began charging exorbitant prices for water, placing the essential resource out of reach of many residents. Large water companies like Suez, Veolia and RWE-Thames have launched efforts to take over public water supplies around the world.

The fourth World Water Forum, a gathering of powerful water corporations, financial firms and government agencies was held from March 16 to 22 in Mexico City. However, the Forum's agenda of solving the world's water problems through privatization was countered at the conference when tens of thousands of opponents of privatization came to Mexico City to protest the commodification of water.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Tony Clarke, director of Canada's Polaris Institute, who attended the World Water Forum in Mexico. Clarke, who is the co-author, along with Maude Barlow of the book, "Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World's Water," explains why he and a growing international movement opposes the privatization of water resources.

Contact the Polaris Institute by calling (613) 237-1717 or visit their website at

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Sacred Run Participants Hope Their Action
Will Lead to a More Peaceful World

Interview with Marcus Atkinson,
Australian peace activist,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Every year for the past 28 years, an international Sacred Run for Peace and Mother Earth has been organized by Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. This year, in addition to crossing the U.S. from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., participants took a detour of almost a thousand miles to visit the Houma tribal nation in the bayous of southern Louisiana. They added "hurricane recovery" to the causes they are running and walking for.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus walked with the group along the bayou through Golden Meadow on March 27, home to many of the 15,000 Houma people scattered through this fragile land that was battered by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Marcus Atkinson is a peace activist from a small town near Melbourne, Australia, who has participated in Sacred Runs since 1993 and is co-founder of another group of peace walkers and runners called Footprints for Peace. With the sounds of Buddhist prayer drums and passing trucks heard in the background, Melinda Tuhus spoke with Atkinson about his group's peace walks and why he believes grassroots movements such as these that will lead to a more peaceful world.

For more information, visit To contact the Sacred Run, which is scheduled to arrive in Washington, D.C., on Earth Day, April 22, call (415) 595-1238 or visit their website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • In a surprise drill by undercover government investigators, enough low-level radioactive cesium 137 was carried into U.S. ports to manufacture two "dirty bombs." ("GAO: Customs Failed 'Dirty Bomb' Test," Washington Post, March 29, 2006)
  • A squatter community in Mumbai, India is making progress with micro loans and communal savings plans; however, Mumbai officials have sent in police to destroy 90,000 squatter homes in order to make way for land development. ("Architects of Our Futures," New Internationalist, January/February 2006)
  • Overcrowding and a correction system policy of racial segregation overlooked as a trigger for recent Los Angeles County prison system riots. ("Race Riot," In These Times, March 27, 2006)

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U.S. Politics

"Wall Street Dems Unveil Plans to Undermine the Progressive Movement," Working For Change, April, 6, 2006

"DeLay Quits Congress but His Soul Lives On," Financial Times/UK, April 6, 2006

"A Culture of Corruption: Let's Save Our Democracy by Getting Money Out of Politics," by Bill Moyers, Washington Spectator, April 6, 2006

"Campaign Finance Measure Approved that would Hurt Democrats," The Washington Post, April 6, 2006

"Shocking Diebold Conflict of Interest Revelations From Secretary of State Further Taint Ohio's Electoral Credibility," by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman,, April 6, 2006

"A Progressive Priority: Take Back the House,", April 5, 2006

"Iraq - Finally, The Democratic Position,", April 3, 2006

"Bernie Sanders' Independent Revolution," by Blair Golson, TruthDig, March 27, 2006

"FEC Won't Regulate Internet Politics," Associated Press, March 27, 2006

"In An Election Year, A Shift In Public Opinion On the War," The New York Times, March 27, 2006

"The South Dakota Curveball," by Alexandra Walker,, March 27, 2006

"Feingold's Popularity Surges On Censure Stand," Associated Press, March 26, 2006

"War May Hurt GOP In Heartland," Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2006

"Republicans On The Run," Time, March 26, 2006

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Bush Regime

"Conniving, Greedy, Lying, and Deceitful," Bangor Daily News (Maine), April 6, 2006

"Bush Administration Unveils Nuclear Weapons Complex Blueprint," The Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2006

"Fitzgerald Knew Identity of Leaker From Start," by Jason Leopold,, April 3, 2006

"Reigniting The Arms Race," by Michael Klare, The Nation, Apr. 3, 2006

"The Founders Never Imagined A Bush Administration," by Joyce Appleby & Gary Hart, History News Network, March 27, 2006

"British Memo: Bush Was Set On Path To War," The New York Times, March 27, 2006

"Court Case Challenges Power Of President," Washington Post, March 26, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Applying Classic GOP Accountability to the Ongoing Mess in Iraq," Seattle Times, April 2, 2006

"Globalization and the American Labor Movement,", April 6, 2006

"Goal No. 1: Make the World Safe For Oil Companies," Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (New York), April 5, 2006

"Chalmers Johnson on Our Military Empire,", March 21, 2006

"How Bush Unified A Continent," by Tom Engelhardt & Nick Miroff,, March 25, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Cutting and Running in Baghdad," by Robert Dreyfuss, Tom, April 6, 2006

"Taliban on the Front Line at the Pakistan Border," Le Monde, April 6, 2006

"Debate in Congress Over Iraq War Grows Louder," Knight Ridder Newspapers, April 5, 2006

"Democracy in Iraq Not a Priority in US Budget," The Washington Post, April 5, 2006

"Returning to the Scene of the Crime: War Crimes in Iraq," by Noam Chomsky,, April 4, 2006

"The Endgame in Iraq," New York Times, April 2, 2006

"Baghdad Governor Suspends Cooperation With U.S.," Reuters, March 27, 2006

"Shiite Fighters Clash With G.I.s And Iraqi Forces," The New York Times, March 27, 2006

"War Crime In A Mosque," by Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, March 27, 2006

"'Unit's' Military Expert Has Fighting Words For Bush" by David Kronke, Los Angeles Daily News, March 26, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"GOP Unveils Revised Immigration Legislation," The Associated Press, April 6, 2006

"Pentagon Admits to More Spying on Peace Activists" Reuters, April 5, 2006

"Amnesty: US Uses Front Companies for 'Rendition,'" Reuters, April 4, 2006

"Keeping Tabs On The Peaceniks," by Nick Schwellenbach, AlterNet, March 27, 2006

"Woman Gets $100 Ticket For BUSHIT Bumper Sticker," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, March 27, 2006

"Scalia: Detainees Have No Rights," Associated Press, March 26, 2006

"Justice Department: NSA Could've Monitored Lawyers Calls," Associated Press, March 25, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Literary Honor For Riverbend, Baghdad Blogger," Times Online/UK, March 27, 2006

"The Fear Is In The Room: Inside Our Unbrave Media World," by Danny Schechter,, March 27, 2006

"Impeachment Movement Gains Momentum; Media Yawns," by Peter Phillips, Counterpunch, March 24, 2006

"Google's Wi-Fi Privacy Ploy," by Jeff Chester, The Nation, March 24, 2006

"U.S. Media Bias Covering Israel/Palestine," by Remi Kanazi, ZNet, March 23, 2006

"Panic In The Newspaper Biz," by Molly Ivins, Creator's Syndicate, March 23, 2006

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"Pentagon Admits to More Spying on Peace Activists" Reuters, April 5, 2006

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