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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

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

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?" 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

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For The Week Ending Sept. 29, 2006


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"Democracy in Danger: Oil Wars, Corporate Power, Terrorism
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Co-authors journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky speak about their book, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office," at the United Church on the Green, in New Haven, June 24.

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  • Violence and Instability Worsens in Iraq
    While Bush Diverts Attention to War on Terror

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  • Growing Worldwide Movement Demands
    International Intervention
    to End Genocide in Darfur

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  • Parallel Government Established in Mexico
    as Millions Reject Tainted Presidential Election

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Violence and Instability Worsens in Iraq
While Bush Diverts Attention to War on Terror

Interview with Dahr Jamail,
independent journalist,
conducted by Scott Harris


In the weeks before the nation observed the 5th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, President Bush and the Republican Party have done their best to direct the nation's focus away from the deteriorating situation in the Iraq war and towards the war on terror. Bush has made a series of speeches and taken actions that underscore his unilateral approach to dealing with terrorist suspects just seven weeks before Americans go to the polls to determine which party will control Congress for the next two years.

While the nation's media has devoted extensive coverage to the U.S. diplomatic confrontation with Iran and the president's demand for Congress to join him in re-interpreting the Geneva Conventions, U.S. forces and the Iraqi people have witnessed a rising level of violence and instability. According to the Pentagon's own analysis, Iraqi casualties and the number of insurgent attacks have seen a dramatic increase in recent months, particularly in the embattled al-Anbar province. Offering insight into the U.S. failure to reconstruct Iraq, a recent Washington Post story detailed how many individuals who "lacked vital skills and experience" were assigned to positions in the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq based on their "loyalty to the Bush administration."

Between The Lines' spoke with independent, unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail, who reported from the streets of Iraq for eight months beginning in 2003. He assesses the worsening situation in the Iraq war and the flawed attempt by U.S. forces to win hearts and minds.

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Growing Worldwide Movement Demands
International Intervention
to End Genocide in Darfur

Interview with Ann-Louise Colgan,
acting co-director of Africa Action,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

On Sept. 17, tens of thousands of people around the world, including about 30,000 in New York City, rallied to call for an end to the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Observers estimate the death toll at between 250,000 and 500,000 people -- half from direct violence and half from illness or starvation resulting from the destruction of crops and being driven from their villages. Millions more are homeless and at risk.

These next few weeks will be critical in the struggle to save the people of Darfur. The mandate of the small African Union force that's been trying to protect Darfurians from the Janjaweed, the Arab militia supported by the Sudanese government, expires at the end of September. The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution in late August calling for a peacekeeping mission in Darfur, but it is very possible that the African Union troops will leave before any other peacekeepers arrive, thus increasing the likelihood of an even larger bloodbath.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Ann-Louise Colgan, acting co-executive director of Africa Action. The Washington, D.C.-based group has made Darfur one of its signature issues since the mass rapes and killings began there three years ago. She describes a recent protest at the White House organized by Africa Action and assesses the chances for ending the bloodshed in Darfur.

To get a copy of the Africa Action's report, "A Tale of Two Genocides," call (202) 546-7961 or visit their website at

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Parallel Government Established in Mexico
as Millions Reject Tainted Presidential Election

Interview with the Chuck Collins,
a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies,
conducted by Scott Harris


Despite nearly two months of continuous protests and an occupation of Mexico City's center by supporters of candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, their demands for a full recount or an annulment of the July 2 presidential election were rejected by Mexico's seven-judge Federal Election Tribunal. Instead, the tribunal named conservative candidate Filipe Calderon, of the ruling conservative National Action Party, the winner by a slim 243,000 vote-margin of 41 million cast.

In response, Lopez Obrador, of the center-left Party of Democratic Revolution, held what he called a "national democratic convention" in Mexico City's central square on Sept. 16, Mexico's Independence Day, where a crowd estimated at one million rejected Calderon's legitimacy and established a parallel government headed by Lopez Obrador. In Mexico's southern, largely indigenous city of Oaxaca, thousands of militant teachers, students, farmers and progressive activists have established their own parallel government in a sometimes violent confrontation with the state's Institutional Revolutionary party governor and police, that began in May. Some observers believe that the tense situation in Oaxaca may foreshadow Mexico's future.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies who observed Mexico's July election and recently returned from a year living in Oaxaca. He examines the contested election in the context of Mexico's growing class and racial polarization.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • The InterPress Service reports that labor strikes are spreading throughout Latin America's copper, gold and coal mines as world prices have surged. ("Mining Companies' Bottom Lines are Pressed by Labor Tensions," Wall Street Journal, Sept. 11, 2006)
  • Oregon GOP state lawmakers try to co-opt a ballot vote to limit high interest rate payday loans. ("Economic Populism Proves Popular," In These Times, August 2006)
  • EPA released a revised proposal to the Clean Air Act's New Source Review Program, that allows refineries to avoid installing new pollution controls when undertaking construction expansion projects. ("EPA Proposes Industry-backed Changes to Clean Air Program," Environment News Service, Sept. 8, 2006; "Refiners Back EPA Clean Air Program: Concerns voiced" Marketwatch, Sept. 8, 2006)

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U.S. Politics

"U.S. Gets 'Sovietized,'" by Eric Margolis,, Sept. 24, 2006

"Officials Wary Of Electronic Voting Machines," The New York Times, Sept. 24, 2006

"Diebold Employee Alleges Shenanigans," TruthDig, Sept. 24, 2006

"Rahm Emanuel: Democratic Time Bomb" by R.J. Eskow,, Sept. 24, 2006

"Detainee Deal Comes With Contradictions," The New York Times, Sept. 23, 2006

"'Maverick' GOP Senators Cave To Torture President," by Cenk Uygur, Huffington Post, Sept. 23, 2006

"A Tortured Debate," by Molly Ivins, TruthDig, Sept. 23, 2006

"Who Killed Immigration Reform?," by Jorge Mursuli,, Sept. 22, 2006

"Single-Issue Solipsism: NARAL ProChoice America's Crazy Support For Lieberman," by Katha Pollitt, The Nation, Sept. 21, 2006

"Scooter Libby Fundraiser Working For Lieberman," Associated Press, Sept. 21, 2006

"Lunch With Lamont," by The Editors, The American Prospect, Sept. 20, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Leaked Intelligence Report Rocks Bush Election Stance," Agence France Presse, Sept. 24, 2006

"Bush's 'Dirty War' Amnesty Law," by Robert Parry, Consortium News, Sept. 23, 2006

"Bush Seeks Immunity For Violating War Crimes Act," by Elizabeth Holtzman, Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 23, 2006

"Bush At The U.N.: Annotated," by Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, Sept. 22, 2006

"Our Torturer-In-Chief," by Rosa Brooks, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 22, 2006

"Joseph Stalin Is Alive And Well And Living On Pennsylvania Avenue," by Danny Schechter,, Sept. 21, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Interview With Hugo Chavez," by Greg Palast, The Progressive, Sept 24, 2006

"Bulwark Paraguay," by Ronald J. Morgan, ZNet, Sept 22, 2006

"Imperialism 101, Part II," by Stephen Lendman, ZNet, Sept 21, 2006

"War Signals? Is Bush Preparing An 'October Surprise' Attack On Iran?," by David Lindorff, The Nation, Sept 21, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Worsens Terrorism Threat," The New York Times, Sept. 24, 2006

"A Doctor's Day In Baghdad," by Dr. Anon, Counterpunch, Sept. 23/24, 2006

"Iraq Occupation Depends On Sadr--And Iran," by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, Sept. 23, 2006

"Not Coming Soon: U.S. Troop Cuts In Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 22, 2006

"New Terror That Stalks Iraq's Republic Of Fear," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Sept. 22, 2006

"U.N. Expert: Iraq Torture May Be Worse Than Under Saddam," Associated Press, Sept. 21, 2006

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Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Human Rights Groups Denounce Deal On Detainee Rights," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Sept. 23, 2006

"Critics Say Bill On Detainee Interrogation Will Not Prevent Torture," McClatchy Newspapers, Sept. 22, 2006

"Three Of The Most Significant Problems With The 'Compromise,'" by Marty Lederman, Balkinization, Sept. 22, 2006

"Secret CIA Prisons In Your Backyard," by Onnesha Roychoudhuri, TruthDig, Sept. 22, 2006

"Torture Exhibit A," by William Fisher,, Sept. 22, 2006

"For Detainees: Less Access To U.S. Courts?," Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 22, 2006

"The Torture Chorus," by Marty Lederman, Balkinization, Sept. 21, 2006

"Lost In A Bermuda Triangle Of Injustice," by Tom Engelhardt,, Sept. 21, 2006

"Innocent Victim Of U.S. Torture Policy," by Ruth Conniff, The Progressive, Sept. 21, 2006

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Media Issues

"Media Hypocrisy: What's wrong With Calling Bush a Devil?," by Jeff Cohen, AlterNet, Sept. 23, 2006

"Buyer's Remorse: The Bush Story The Press Won't Tell," by Eric Boehlert, Media Matters, Sept. 19, 2006

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"United Professionals, Unite!," by Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation, Sept. 24, 2006

"The Soundtrack To Protest: Inteview With David Rovics," by Matt Dineen & David Rovics, Znet, Sept. 24, 2006

"Nationwide Actions 'Declare Peace,' Raise Pressure On Congress," by Haider Rivzi, Inter Press Service, Sept. 23, 2006

"Antiwar Push Started Near White House; 34 Arrested," Washington Post, Sept. 22, 2006

"Tampa Demonstrators March Against Bush and Iraq War," Tampa Tribune (Florida), Sept. 22, 2006

"Antiwar Protesters Disrupt Golden Gate Bridge Traffic," San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 21, 2006

"As Pissed as Ever, Young Voters Get Organized," by Scott Thill, WireTap, Sept. 20, 2006

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