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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 28, 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 nonviolent 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 11. Click here to hear the Robin Lloyd interview in MP3.

  • Use of Tactical Nuclear Weapons
    in Iran Would Kill
    Hundreds of Thousands

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  • Bush and Cheney Face Legal Jeopardy
    in Covert CIA Agent Outing Investigation

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  • 42 Cents of Every Tax Dollar
    Goes to Military Spending,
    a 20% Increase since 2000

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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:

Use of Tactical Nuclear Weapons
in Iran Would Kill
Hundreds of Thousands

Interview with Dr. Kurt Gottfried,
chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists,
conducted by Scott Harris


News reports by Seymour Hersh and other media outlets that the U.S. is planning for an attack against Iran's nuclear research facilities, included the prospect that the Bush administration was considering the use of tactical nuclear weapons to destroy underground bunkers. While the story made headlines across the world, much of the reporting on this issue within the United States had a kind of unconcerned tone and avoided looking into the grave consequences of their use.

The U.S. is the only nation in the world to have ever used nuclear weapons when it attacked the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the conclusion of World War II. But apart from the deployment of thousands of nuclear missiles and threat of mutual annihilation used as a deterrent during the Cold War with the Soviet Union, successive American governments have rarely used the threat of atomic attack as part of the nation's military doctrine. But since coming into office, President Bush has pursued funding for the development of a new class of battlefield nuclear weapons, while lowering the threshold for their use.

Between The Lines Scott Harris spoke with Dr. Kurt Gottfried, chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists and emeritus professor of Physics at Cornell University, about U.S. planning for the use of nuclear weapons against Iran. Gottfried warns of the incentive such threats provide weaker nations to obtain nuclear weapons and the massive casualties that could result from a limited nuclear attack.

Contact Union of Concerned Scientists by calling (202) 331-5420 or visit their website at

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Bush and Cheney Face Legal Jeopardy
in Covert CIA Agent Outing Investigation

Interview with Robert Parry,
investigative reporter,
conducted by Scott Harris


In early April, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald filed court documents revealing that indicted former chief of staff to the vice president, Lewis Libby, testified that Dick Cheney had told him that President Bush personally authorized the release of classified intelligence in July 2003 to refute critics of his administration's rationale for war.

Bush's admission that he declassified the CIA's National Intelligence Estimate to counter public doubts about White House assertions regarding Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons program, contradicts the president's earlier statements. Bush had previously deplored the leaks and stated he did not know who in his administration had revealed the classified information.

Fitzgerald continues his investigation into who in the White House leaked the identity of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, wife of Joseph Wilson, a former Ambassadorawho had publicly challenged the president's assertion that Iraq had sought uranium from the African nation of Niger. Although the court documents do not allege that the president was directly involved in the outing of Plame, Bush's authorization to disclose the CIA's secret analysis to reporters set in motion Libby's disclosure of Plame's identity. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with investigative reporter Robert Parry about the special prosecutor's investigation and the legal jeopardy that President Bush and Vice President Cheney may face as a result of their efforts to discredit Joseph Wilson.

Investigative journalist Robert Parry is winner of the George Polk award for national reporting. He is the author of "Secrecy and Privilege, Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq." Read his columns online at

42 Cents of Every Tax Dollar
Goes to Military Spending,
a 20% Increase since 2000

Interview with Anita Dancs,
research director of the National Priorities Project,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


As Americans filed their tax returns in mid-April, most probably didn't have a very specific idea of exactly where their money goes. That's the job of the National Priorities Project, based in Northampton, Mass. The organization explains the impact of federal policies on state and local governments. Every year the group's researchers do a rigorous analysis of the federal budget to see which areas have fared well, and which have not.

This year, the Project found that the military's share of income tax dollars has risen by 20 percent since 2000, while the share of spending for job training, environmental protection, housing and veterans' benefits have all dropped. The rise in Pentagon spending is a consequence of the nearly 70 percent increase in military outlays.

Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Anita Dancs, research director of the National Priorities Project. She explains where U.S. federal tax dollars are being spent on both military and non-military programs.

For more information, call (413) 584-9556. Visit the Project's website at to learn about where your state and community rank in terms of tax dollars sent to Washington and services received.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Chad has cut off diplomatic relations with Sudan after failed rebel attack on the capital city of N'Djamena and Darfur refugee camps in Chad. ("Chad Cuts Ties After Attack," BBC News, April 14, 2006; "Oil Politics Fuels Chad Violence," BBC News, April 13, 2006)
  • The Guardian newspaper reports two United Nations agencies -- the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization are ignoring new evidence of thousands of new cancer cases caused by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident nearly 20 years ago. ("U.N. Accused of Ignoring 500,000 Chernobyl Deaths," The Guardian, March 25, 2006)
  • American Prospect magazines reports there is a simple, cost-effective solution to fix the massive problems with Plan D, the Bush administration's Medicare drug plan: get rid of private insurance companies in the Medicare system, charge a small co-payment for drugs, and let the federal government negotiate directly with drug companies for bulk discounts like the Veterans Administration does. ("Prescription for Leadership," American Prospect, March 2006)

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U.S. Politics

"Amid Threats, Some Republicans Seek Talks On Iran," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Apr. 19, 2006

"Party In Search Of A Notion," by Michael Tomasky, American Prospect, Apr. 18, 2006

"Anger At Bush May Hurt GOP At Polls," Washington Post, Apr. 17, 2006

"John Edwards And The Politics Of Poverty," by John Atlas & Peter Dreier, Common Dreams, Apr. 15, 2006

"Suppressing The New Orleans Vote," The Nation editorial, Apr. 13, 2006

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Bush Regime

"White House in Collapse," by the Boulder Daily Camera (Colorado), April 20, 2006

"Anatomy Of The Generals' Revolt," by Evan Thomas & John Barry, Time, Apr. 24, 2006

"Spokesman Resigns in White House Shake-Up," The Associated Press, April 19, 2006

"Libby's Legal Ploy," by David Corn, The Nation, Apr. 18, 2006

"Bush Won't Rule Out Nuclear Strike On Iran," Reuters, Apr. 18, 2006

"Roll Call On Rumsfeld," by Jim Lobe,, Apr. 18, 2006

"Hot Air And Free Speech: Climate Change Scientists Silenced," by Tom Devine & Tarek Maassarani,, Apr. 18, 2006

"State Department Memo: '16 Words' Were False," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Apr. 17, 2006

"Rumsfeld Shouldn't Be Fired. He Should Be Indicted," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Apr. 17, 2006

"Vice Squad: Cheney's Secretive Staff," by Robert Dreyfuss, American Prospect, Apr. 17, 2006

"Senate Hearings On Bush, Now," by Carl Bernstein, Vanity Fair, Apr. 17, 2006

"In The Rubble: History Ambushes The Bush Administration," by Tom Engelhardt,, Apr. 16, 2006

"The Slow Motion Trap: Bush's Lies Come Back To Haunt Him," by Sidney Blumenthal,, Apr. 13, 2006

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American Empire/War Profiteering

"Iran: The Day After," by Phyllis Bennis, April 19, 2006 by

"U.S. Planning Fourth Attempt To Oust Chavez," by Stephen Lendman, ZNet, Apr. 18, 2006

"Bombs That Would Backfire," by Richard Clarke & Steven Simon, The New York Times, Apr. 16, 2006

"Risking The Ultimate Blowback In Iran," by Brian Cloughley, Counterpunch, Apr. 15/16, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"The Ongoing War On Truth In Iraq," by Dahr Jamail,, Apr. 19, 2006

"Baghdad Street Battle Smacks Of Open Civil War," Reuters, Apr. 18, 2006

"Iraq War, Round Two," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Apr. 17, 2006

"Baghdad Morgue Overflowing Daily," by Dahr Jamail,, Apr. 15, 2006

"U.S. Allies Are Behind The Death Squads And Ethnic Cleansing," by Jonathan Steele, Guardian/UK, Apr. 14, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"John Yoo's Tortured Logic," by Stephen Holmes, The Nation, May 1, 2006

"Top Army Officer Ordered To Testify In Abu Ghraib Abuse Trial," Washington Post, Apr. 19, 2006

"FBI Wants Access To Dead Muckraker's Papers," Associated Press, Apr. 18, 2006

"National Archives Pact Let CIA Withdraw Public Documents," The New York Times, Apr. 18, 2006

"Justices Reject Gitmo Detainees' Appeal," Guardian/UK, Apr. 17, 2006

"What Rumsfeld Knew About Gitmo," by Michael Scherer & Mark Benjamin,, Apr. 14, 2006

"Spy Chief Negroponte: CIA Detainees Will Be Held Indefinitely," Time, Apr. 12, 2006

"AT&T Seeks Return Of Leaked Documents Describing Their Role In Domestic Surveillance," Wired News, Apr. 12, 2006

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Media Issues

"A 'Pulitzer Prize For Treason,'" by Glenn Greenwald, AlterNet, Apr. 18, 2006

"New Progress For Progressive Media," by Don Hazen, AlterNet, Apr. 18, 2006

"Taking Media Progress Even Further," by Rick Gell, AlterNet, Apr. 18, 2006

More newswire ...


"Peace Activist Michael Berg Seeks Delaware House Seat," Associated Press, Apr. 18, 2006

"How Long Will MoveOn. org Fail To Oppose Bombing Iran?" by Norman Solomon, ZNet, Apr. 18, 2006

"Movements: From Antiwar, To Peace, To Democracy," by Mike Ferner,, Apr. 18, 2006

"Whose Spring? OurSpring!" by Ted Glick, ZNet, Apr. 18, 2006

"Interrogating Congress: Stopping The Bush Iran War Juggernaut," by Andrew Wimmer, Counterpunch, Apr. 15/16, 2006

"Lesson From The Other America: 'Si, Se Puede,'" by Paul Street, ZNet, Apr. 15, 2006

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