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New Haven Advocate's
"Best of New Haven 2001"
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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 Aug. 18, 2006


U.S. Politics

"Lamont's Victory and Lieberman's Insult to Democracy," by David Sirota,, Aug. 8, 2006

"Lieberman, Lamont and the Future of the Democrats,"by John Nichols, by The Nation, Aug. 8, 2006

"A Loss for Lieberman Would Be a Win for Progressives,"by Jesse Jackson, the Chicago Sun-Times, Aug. 8, 2006

"Voters Ready to Dump Incumbents in Congress: Poll,"by Alison Langley, Reuters, Aug. 8, 2006

"Joe Lieberman's Desperate Measures," by John Nichols, The Nation, Aug. 7, 2006

"Has the De-Liebermanization of the Democratic Party Begun?"by John Zogby, The Huffington Post, Aug. 7, 2006

"Swing-Time In New Mexico," by Marc Cooper, The Nation, July 31, 2006

"Bringing On 'World War III,'" by Bill Berkowitz, Inter Press Service, July 21, 2006

"A Different Kind Of Three-Way: Bill and Hillary Triangulate On Lieberman,'" by Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, July 21, 2006

"Let's Get Off The Paper Trail," by Mark Crispin Miller,, July 21, 2006

"Craven Image: The Senate Bows To Imperial Power," by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, July 21, 2006

"Ralph Reed Did Not Repent," by David Donnelly,, July 20, 2006

"Welfare Deformed: The GOP Fights To Keep Women In Poverty," by Maureen Lane,, July 20, 2006

"Democracy In Crisis: Interview With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.," BradBlog, July 20, 2006

"The Growing Threat Of Right-Wing Christians," by Onnesha Roychoudhuri, AlterNet, July 19, 2006


Bush Regime

"Bush Administration Using Hiring To Undermine Civil Rights Division," Boston Globe, July 23, 2006

"George Bush, Hypocrisy And The Culture Of Death," by Anthony Wade, OpEd News, July 23, 2006

"Rechecking The Balance Of Powers," by Glenn Greenwald, In These Times, July 21, 2006

"Challenge Emerges To Bush Signing Statements," U.S. News & World Report, July 21, 2006

"Cheney Uses Mideast As Campaign Issue," Associated Press, July 21, 2006

"In Mideast Strife, Bush Sees A Step To Peace," Washington Post, July 21, 2006

"Bush Gets Chilly Reception At NAACP," Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2006

"The Color Of 'Transparency' Is Black: Bush's Redacted Reality," by Tom Engelhardt & Karen Greenberg,, July 20, 2006

"Bush Pulls Plug On Eavesdropping Probe," Boston Globe editorial, July 20, 2006

"Bush's Signing Statements Are A Real Danger," by Bob Barr,, July 18, 2006

"What Bush's Open Mic Revealed," by Robert Scheer, TruthDig, July 18, 2006


American Empire/War Profiteering

"The Grave Consequences of War in Lebanon," by Scott Ritter,, Aug. 9, 2006

"Israel Responded to an Unprovoked Attack by Hizbullah, Right? Wrong, The assault on Lebanon was premeditated - the soldiers' capture simply provided the excuse. It was also unnecessary" by George Monbiot, the Guardian / UK, Aug. 8, 2006

"Democrats and the New Axis of Evil," by John Buell, the Bangor Daily News (Maine), Aug. 8, 2006

"Iran: The Next War," by James Bamford, Rolling Stone, July 24, 2006

"U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery For The Israelis," The New York Times, July 22, 2006

"Alive And Still Kicking Hard: Washington's Neocons," by Ehsan Ahrari,, July 22, 2006

"Mideast Conflict Bosts Chance Of U.S.-Iran Showdown," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, July 21, 2006

"Halliburton's Hella Good Deal," by Charlie Cray,, July 21, 2006

"Overruling Democracy," by Marjorie Cohn, ZNet, July 19, 2006

"An Imperial 'Defeatist' And Proud Of It," by Tom Engelhardt & Michael Klare,, July 18, 2006


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan

"More Than 100 Iraqis Being Killed Each Day, Says U.N.; 3,149 Killed In June Alone," by Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, July 24, 2006

"Report: U.S. Torture Of Detainees Widespread In Iraq," Reuters, July 23, 2006

"Car Bombs In Baghdad, Kirkuk Kill Dozens," Associated Press, July 23, 2006

"Afghanistan Close To Anarchy, Warns British General," The New York Times, July 22, 2006

"More Troops To Be Deployed In Baghdad, General Says," Guardian/UK, July 22, 2006

"Iraq Parliament Speaker Calls For U.S. Withdrawal," Agence France Presse, July 22, 2006

"Iraq's Bloody July," by Robert Dreyfuss,, July 21, 2006

"Bush's Double Game On An Iraq Withdrawal Plan," by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, July 19, 2006


Civil Liberties

"Today's Conservatives Are Eager To Trade Freedom For Security," by James Bovard, American Conservative, July 31, 2006

"Arrested Bush Dissenters Eye Courts," Associated Press, July 22, 2006

"Judge Won't Dismiss Suit Over Domestic Spying," San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2006

"Surveillance Bill Meets Resistance In Senate," Washington Post, July 21, 2006

"Experts Differ About Surveillance And Privacy," The New York Times, July 20, 2006


Media Issues

"Where DC Pundits Get Their Placebo Politics," by Eric Boehlert, Washington Monthly, July 24, 2006

"The Fog Of Cable," by Lawrence Pintak, Columbia Journalism Review Daily, July 22, 2006

"News Bias In The Associated Press," by Peter Phillips, Common Dreams, July 22, 2006

"Grassroots Gears Up As FCC Revisits Ownership Rules," by Catherine Komp, The New Standard, July 21, 2006

"In The Line Of Media Fire: Notes From Northern Israel," by Jonathan Cook, ZNet, July 19, 2006



"Officer Faces Court-Martial For Refusing To Deploy To Iraq," The New York Times, July 23, 2006


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