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War And Profiteering

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

Those Who Dared to Come Forward
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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

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"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

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Between The Lines
For The Week Ending Oct. 27, 2006


Thank you to all who helped make this event a success! "Democracy in Danger: Oil Wars, Corporate Power, Terrorism
and the Struggle to Defend Liberty and Justice"

Between The Lines Marks Its 15th Anniversary
with an Afternoon Pre-Election Forum, Evening Reception featuring Greg Palast and Jeff Cohen and Silent Auction

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"The Case for Impeachment"

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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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  • U.S. Sends Warships to Iran,
    Pre-election Attack Possible

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  • Former Watergate Era Congresswoman Advocates
    Impeachment of Bush for Violations of U.S. Constitution

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  • Reforms Allow More Ex-Felons to Vote,
    but Numbers of Disenfranchised Remain Unchanged

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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:

U.S. Sends Warships to Iran,
Pre-Election Attack Possible

Interview with journalist David Lindorff,
conducted by Scott Harris

Even as North Korea conducted a nuclear weapons test, setting-off worldwide condemnation, the Bush administration had deployed a naval strike group to the Straits of Hormuz off the Iranian coast. The war ships, scheduled to arrive in the Straits on Oct. 21, include the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier U.S.S. Eisenhower, a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, submarine and supply ship. The mission of this armada is not known, but there are reports that angry naval officers within the Eisenhower Strike Group have told antiwar retired officers that their ships are being sent to launch a military attack against Iran.

There is no confirmation that President Bush has ordered such an attack and it could be a bluff designed to intimidate Iran. But if an October attack is carried out, the timing suggests that influencing the outcome of the November congressional election -- where Republicans are on the ropes -- may be a primary strategic goal. Critics warn that such a U.S. pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear research facilities would likely set off a wider war inside Iraq and throughout the Middle East, where Iran's allies are capable of launching counterattacks against U.S. targets.

Both Time magazine and investigative journalist Dave Lindorff have written stories about the debate within the Bush administration over U.S. policy toward Iran and the concurrent deployment of the U.S.S. Eisenhower to waters off the Iranian coast. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Dave Lindorff who discusses the possible war scenario described in his article, "War Signals?" which appeared on the The Nation magazine website in September.

Dave Lindorff is co-author of the book, "The Case for Impeachment, The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office." To read his articles online visit Dave's website at:

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Former Watergate Era Congresswoman Advocates
Impeachment of Bush for Violations of U.S. Constitution

Interview with former U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, D-N.Y.,
conducted by Scott Harris


As the prospects dimmed for continued Republican control of Congress in November's election, President Bush signed into law the controversial Military Commissions Act of 2006, affecting the treatment of U.S. held terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Naval base in Cuba and elsewhere. In comments made before signing the bill on Oct. 17, President Bush dedicated the legislation to the memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.

The bill permits the exclusion of a defendant from his trial if classified evidence is being presented, and the admission of hearsay and coerced statements as evidence. The law prohibits a detainee from filing a habeas corpus petition challenging the legality of their detention in federal court. Another feature of the bill retroactively provides immunity from prosecution for U.S. personnel who engaged in harsh interrogation tactics from September 2001 to December 2005, while giving the president unilateral power to decide what constitutes a violation of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions outlawing torture and cruel treatment.

The law also expands the definition of "unlawful enemy combatant" to include anyone who directly or indirectly supports hostilities against the United States and gives the president the power to declare U.S. citizens enemy combatants, subject to indefinite detention. The law is already being challenged for what critics maintain are serious violations of the U.S Constitution. Between the Lines' Scott Harris spoke with former four-term New York congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, who served on the House judiciary Committee during impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon. She explains why she opposes the Military Commissions Act and why she believes the president should be impeached.

Former four-term New York congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman is the author of "The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Handbook for Concerned Citizens," published by Nation books.

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Reforms Allow More Ex-Felons to Vote,
but Numbers of Disenfranchised Remain Unchanged

Interview with Ryan King,
policy analyst with the Sentencing Project,
produced by Melinda Tuhus


As Americans get ready to head to the polls Nov. 7, some members of society will be allowed to vote for the first time since serving their sentences for felony convictions. In a new report, the Sentencing Project, based in Washington, D.C., explains that some states have repealed the harshest prohibition, which was a lifetime ban on voting for ex-felons. Other states are moving to allow ex-felons to vote once they leave prison, even while still on parole or probation. Two states, Maine and Vermont, even allow incarcerated felons to vote by absentee ballot from their prison cells. On the other end of the spectrum, two states that used to allow prisoners to vote -- Massachusetts and Utah -- have withdrawn that right in recent years.

The Sentencing Project believes that one's criminal status should have no impact on voting rights. The group advocates for polling places to be set up at all prisons to enable felons to vote, just as all other citizens have that right.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Ryan King, policy analyst with the Sentencing Project. He describes some of the voting restrictions that have been lifted, then explains why the total number of disenfranchised individuals has remained steady at 5.3 million despite reforms.

Call The Sentencing Project at (202) 628-0871 or visit the group's website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • While the Bush administration pushes for sanctions against Iran and North Korea over their nuclear ambitions, it has balked at supporting a new nuclear weapons free zone in Central Asia. ("Five Former Soviet Republics Give Up Nukes,", Sept. 13, 2006)
  • Last February, South Dakota passed the harshest abortion ban in the nation, making it a felony to terminate a pregnancy except when the life of the mother is at stake. Instead of contesting the ban in court, pro-choice activists have decided to try to overturn it at the ballot box Nov. 7. ("Mommy Dearest," American Prospect, October 2006; "Anti-Abortion Campaign Waves Feminist Flag," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 9, 2006)
  • Libertarians and land developers are pushing for referendums in Idaho, Arizona, California and Washington state, that would force states and municipalities to pay property owners compensation when land use regulations, such as zoning, reduce the value of the land -- initiatives could bankrupt state and local governments. ("Court Ruling Fuels Dispute in West Over Eminent Domain," Washington Post, Oct. 2, 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 10/20/06

U.S. Politics

"Netroots Challenge Dems' Electoral Strategy," by Ari Melber, The Nation, Oct. 17, 2006

"Note Warns Calif. Hispanics On Voting," Associated Press, Oct. 17, 2006

"Blocking The 2006 Vote," by Tova Andrea Wang,, Oct. 16, 2006

"A Blue District Gone Red, Coming Back," by David Swanson, Truthout, Oct. 16, 2006

"In Pennsylvania, Questions About War Erode A Traditional Republican Advantage," The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"American Fascism On The Rise," by Stan Goff, TruthDig, Oct. 14, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Analysis: Bush Keeps Revising War Justification," Associated Press, Oct. 14, 2006

"Why Bush Should (But Won't) Be Impeached," by Paul Craig Roberts,, Oct. 14, 2006

"Bush Confounded By The 'Unacceptable,'" Washington Post, Oct. 13, 2006

"Bush Said To Have No Plan If GOP Loses," U.S. News, Oct. 13, 2006

"Who Said All Roads Lead To Karl? Debunking The Armitage Story," by Tom Engelhardt & Elizabeth de la Vega,, Oct. 12, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Reaping The Fruits Of Bush's Korea Policy," by Joe Conason, New York Observer, Oct. 16, 2006

"U.S. Corporations Work To Prevent Chinese Workers Rights," by Jeremy Brecher, Brendan Smith & Tim Costello, AlterNet, Oct. 16, 2006

"U.S. Intervention In Venezuela And Latin America," by Noam Chomsky, Venezuelanalysis, Oct. 13, 2006

"Former Weapons Inspector, Experts Warn Against Military Action Toward Iran," Voice of America, Oct. 12, 2006

"Chavez 'Ready To Defend Bolivia,'" BBC News/UK, Oct. 12, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Iraq: Leave Or Be Forced Out," by Gareth Porter,, Oct. 17, 2006

"Iraq's Christians Flee As Extremist Threaten Worsens," The New York Times, Oct. 17, 2006

"Iraqi Government Fissures Widening," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 16, 2006

"Iraq Delays National Talks Amid Killings," Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2006

"Iraq: The Hidden Horror; 650,000 Dead," by Justin Raimondo,, Oct. 13, 2006

"Iraq: Resistance To Occupation Not Just For Fighters," by Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service, Oct. 13, 2006

"Lack Of Confidence In Maliki Grows," McClatchy Newspapers, Oct. 13, 2006

"UK Army Chief: British Troops Must Pull Out Of Iraq Soon," Guardian/UK, Oct. 13, 2006

"Taliban Rising," by Christian Parenti, The Nation, Oct. 12, 2006

"'All-Time High' In Baghdad Violence," USA Today, Oct. 11, 2006

"645,000 Deaths Tied To Iraq War," Baltimore Sun, Oct. 11, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Sentimental Education: Academia Signs Up To Track Down Dissent," by Chris Floyd, Truthout, Oct. 17, 2006

"Marine Corps Issues Gag Order In Detainee Abuse Case," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"Expecting U.S. Help, Sent To Guantanamo," The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"Antiwar Rally Gets Military Scrutiny," Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio), Oct. 14, 2006

"Marine Sergeant: Gitmo Guards Admitted Abusing Inmates," Independent/UK, Oct. 14, 2006

"U.S. Fights To Keep Domestic Surveillance Program," Associated Press, Oct. 13, 2006

"Peace Activists Beware: Homeland Security May Be Reading your Email, And Passing It Along To The Pentagon," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Oct. 13, 2006

"Military Maintains Big Database On Antiwar Protests," The New york Times, Oct. 13, 2006

"Army 'Big Brother' Unit Targets Military Bloggers,", Oct. 13, 2006

"Habeas Corpus: The Linchpin Of Freedom," by Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation, Oct. 11, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Against An Imperial Internet," by Bill Moyers & Scott Fogdall,, Oct. 16, 2006

"Will Google Take The Internet Over The Cliff?," by Jeffrey Chester, The Nation, Oct. 14, 2006

"Narrowing The Net: The Threat From The AT&T/BellSouth Merger," by Art Brodsky,, Oct. 12, 2006

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"Connecticut Clergy Group's Billboard Airs Torture Issue," Waterbury Republican-American (connecticut), Oct. 17, 2006

"Interview With Jerry Lembcke: How The Myth Of The Spat-On Vets Holds Back The Antiwar Movement," by Stephen Philion,, Oct. 16, 2006

"Antiwar Petition Drive Took Just 4 Hours," Boston Globe, Oct. 15, 2006

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