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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 21, 2006


School of the Americas Watch Activists Report to Federal Prison, April 11, 2006


In the photo above, defendants (from front row, left to right) Linda Mashburn, Robin Lloyd, Fr. Jerry Zawada, Donte Smith and Gail Phares address the press before entering the U.S. Courthouse before their trial, Jan. 30, 2006

Between The Lines' Scott Harris interviewed Robin Lloyd, one of the 29 activists convicted of civil disobedience at the School of the Americas November 2005 protest. She is a long time peace activist, Toward Freedom board member and friend of this radio program. The interview was recorded March 16, before she reported to the Danbury, Conn. federal prison on April 11th. Click here to hear the Robin Lloyd interview in MP3.

  • Reports Say Pentagon Planning
    Attack on Iran

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  • Some Anti-Immigrant Activists
    Have Known Connections
    with Racist Hate Groups

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  • The Ecological Footprint Offers
    a Tool to Measure Human
    Consumption of Resources

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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:

Reports Say Pentagon Planning
Attack on Iran

Interview with Robert Scheer,
journalist and author,
conducted by Scott Harris


A B-2A bomber releases a test version of the new B61-11 gravity bomb over the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, November 20, 1996

Just days before Iranian officials announced to the world that they had successfully enriched uranium needed to fuel a nuclear power plant, Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker Magazine and the Washington Post reported that the Bush administration is actively planning a military attack on Iran's nuclear research facilities. Although Iran's President Ahmadinejad has stated that his nation is only seeking technology to build a civilian nuclear power program, President Bush and the European Union have been pressuring his government through the International Atomic Energy Agency and the U.N. Security Council to halt all nuclear research.

The Post and New Yorker articles indicate that as the U.S. steps up surveillance of Iran's infrastructure, plans are being drawn up for a range of military options, including a limited airstrike aimed at key nuclear sites and a more extensive bombing campaign designed to destroy an array of military and political targets. Both accounts report that Pentagon planners are considering the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11 to destroy hardened facilities that are buried underground or under mountains. President Bush dismissed the reports as "wild speculation" during an appearance at Johns Hopkins University on April 10.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with journalist Robert Scheer, who for 30 years covered politics for the Los Angeles Times. He considers the possible dire consequences of a U.S. attack on Iran.

Robert Scheer is author of the book, "Playing President." Read Scheer's columns at his new online investigative website:

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Some Anti-Immigrant Activists
Have Known Connections
with Racist Hate Groups

Interview with Mark Potok,
director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project,
conducted by Scott Harris


In a series of giant protests demanding fair treatment and legalization, hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their supporters marched in more than 130 cities around the U.S. on April 10. A few days earlier, Dallas, saw more than half a million people come out for one of the largest protests in Texas history.

The unprecedented demonstrations, that many observers believe proclaimed the birth of a new civil rights movement, were triggered by provisions in legislation passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives that will make undocumented immigrants and those who assist them felons. Negotiations over other more moderate measures being considered in the Senate made little progress, but will be taken up again when Congress reconvenes after the Easter recess.

Although 63 percent of Americans surveyed in a recent Washington Post-ABC poll reject new laws that would criminalize undocumented immigrants already in the U.S., members of groups like the Minutemen, have been accused of acting as vigilantes and stirring up racism and xenophobia around the immigration issue. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, who discusses known connections between anti-immigrant activists and extreme right wing and racist groups.

Contact the Southern Poverty Law Center at (334) 956-8303 or visit their intelligence project website at and

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The Ecological Footprint Offers
a Tool to Measure Human
Consumption of Resources

Interview with Mathis Wackernagel,
co-creator of the Ecological Footprint,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


Worldwide human population is on the rise, and the demand for resources is increasing even faster. In the current situation, a tool called the Ecological Footprint is one way to measure how much land and water humans need to produce the resources they use and to absorb the waste they create. Using internationally accepted measurement tools, it's been determined that humans need an average of 4.5 acres -- or footprint -- per person to meet those needs. But in the U.S., the average footprint is 24 acres. Thus, it would take five Earth-size planets to meet humanity's resource needs if everyone consumed as much as the average American.

Ever-larger footprints have led to a situation in which humans are consuming almost 25 percent more resources each year than can be regenerated annually. And that doesn't even take into account what resources non-human life forms require.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Mathis Wackernagel, the co-creator of the Ecological Footprint. A Swiss citizen now living in Oakland, Calif., Wackernagel recently visited Yale University in New Haven, Conn., where he gave speeches and workshops on how to utilize the tool. He maintains the method provides objective measurements, which then can be used by governments or non-governmental organizations to evaluate the impact of city, region or country on the world's resources.

Contact the Ecological Footprint network by calling (510) 839-8879 or visit their website at Visit to take the ecological footprint quiz and see how many planets your lifestyle requires.

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • The Bush administration has decided to refuse to run for a seat on the newly created United Nations Human Rights Council in an election set for May 9 that they might have lost. ("U.S. Said Not Seeking U.N. Rights Council Seat," Reuters, April 6, 2006; "U.S. Quits Council Race, Possibly Fearing Defeat," April 7, InterPress Service)
  • Former deputy president of South Africa, accused of raping a woman who is HIV-positive, undermines years of AIDS prevention education. ("S. Africa's Zuma Denies AIDS Risk," BBC News, April 4, 2006; "Key Trial Forces South Africa to Confront Rape," March 24, 2006)
  • In April, top energy and utility company executives called for congressional action on mandatory limits of greenhouse gases, but green lobbyists worry that a bill in progress would delay making real reductions for five to 10 years. ("Cap of Good Hope," The Grist, April 6, 2006)

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U.S. Politics

"Emails Show Abramoff's Donation Leverage," Associated Press, Apr. 12, 2006

"Democrat Busby Wins Round One In Effort To Replace Cunningham," San Diego Union-Tribune (California), Apr. 12, 2006

"Hawk-Tied Democrats," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Apr. 11, 2006

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Bush Regime

"New Military Offensive Against Rumsfeld," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Apr. 13, 2006

"Gingrich Criticizes Bush, Aids Enemy," by Glenn Greenwald, AlterNet, Apr. 12, 2006

"White House Made False Statements On Iraqi WMD's," Washington Post, Apr. 12, 2006

"What Recovery?," by Max Sawicky,, Apr. 12, 2006

"Colin Powell: Now He Tells Us," by Robert Scheer, AlterNet, Apr. 12, 2006

"Attack Iran? How Crazy Are They?," by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout, Apr. 11, 2006

"With One Filing, Prosecutor Puts Bush In The Spotlight," The New York Times, Apr. 11, 2006

"An Updated Plamegate Timeline," by Larry Johnson, Truthout, Apr. 11, 2006

"Bush And Cheney Discussed Plame Prior To Leak," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Apr. 10, 2006

"'Le'etat, C'est Moi': Bush Declares Himself Above The Law," by Geov Parrish, Working For Change, Apr. 10, 2006

"Crumbling Under Debt," by John Ince, AlterNet, Apr. 8, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Seymour Hersh: Bush Intensifies Plans For Attack On Iran," Democracy Now!, Apr. 12, 2006

"Imminent Decline Of Empire?," by Ramzy Baroud, ZNet, Apr. 12, 2006

"The Human Costs Of Bombing Iran," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Apr. 11, 2006

"The Iran Plans," by Seymour Hersh, ZNet, Apr. 10,, 2006

"Is U.S. Considering Using Nukes Against Iran?," Christian Science Monitor, Apr. 10,, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Violence Driving Iraqis From Homes, Country," by Brian Conley, Inter Press Service, Apr. 13, 2006

"New Attacks Foment Fear In Afghanistan," Washington Post, Apr. 13, 2006

"Deaths Of U.S. Soldiers Climb Again In Iraq," The New York Times, Apr. 12, 2006

"Situation In Iraq Could Not Be Worse," by Patrick Cockburn, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Apr. 11, 2006

"When Is Killing Arab Civilians Considered A Massacre?," by Omar Barghouti, ZNet, Apr. 10, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Prosecutors Drop Appeal In PATRIOT Act Librarian Case," Associated Press, Apr. 12, 2006

"Agencies Removed Declassified Papers From Public Access," Washington Post, Apr. 12, 2006

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Media Issues

"Fake News Is No Joke," by Danny Schechter,, Apr. 12, 2006

More newswire ...


"Sheehan Retuns To Protest At Bush Ranch," Associated Press, Apr. 13, 2006

"Military Recruiters, Confronted By Crowds, Leave Campus Job Fair," San Francisco Chronicle, Apr. 12, 2006

"Huge Crowds March For Immigration Rights," Associated Press, Apr. 11, 2006

"A New Civil Rights Movement?," by Chhandasi Pandya, ZNet, Apr. 11, 2006

"Four Words That Spoke Volumes," by Mike Ferner, ZNet, Apr. 9, 2006

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