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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 Nov. 10, 2006


"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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  • Former U.N. Weapons Inspector Declares
    President Bush Now Plans
    War Against Iran

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  • Violence Against Strikers
    in Oaxaca, Mexico Triggers
    Solidarity Actions

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  • U.S. Minority Communities
    Targeted for Vote
    Suppression Tactics

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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:

Former U.N. Weapons Inspector Declares
President Bush Now Plans
War Against Iran

Interview with
former U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter,
conducted by Scott Harris


As the Bush administration stepped up pressure at the United Nations to impose sanctions against Iran, the government in Tehran defiantly announced that it had recently doubled their capacity to enrich uranium. The process employing centrifuges can either produce nuclear fuel or material for a warhead. Iranian officials have long maintained that their goal is only to generate electricity and reject charges from Washington that they are on a covert path to build nuclear weapons.

In recent weeks, there have been several reports speculating that the U.S. was sending Navy ships to the Persian Gulf for a possible pre-election attack on Iran -- charges dismissed by the Bush administration. But on Oct. 29, a naval training exercise led by the United States got underway off the Iranian coast. The two days of exercises involving ships from six nations were organized under the U.S.-led Proliferation Security Initiative, aimed at blocking nuclear proliferation by practicing the interception of ships at sea. Although U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Charlie Brown of America's 5th Fleet said the exercises would not affect shipping in or out of Iran, Iranian officials said they were watching the movements in the Gulf very carefully.

Scott Ritter is a former Marine intelligence officer who served as a chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. During the leadup to the Iraq war, Ritter challenged President Bush's rationale for the war, maintaining that Saddam Hussein possessed no weapons of mass destruction that threatened the U.S. Scott Ritter has written a new book titled, "Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change." Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Ritter about his contention that Bush is now planning to launch a new war against Iran.

Scott Ritter's book, "Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change," is published by Nation Books.

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Violence Against Strikers
in Oaxaca, Mexico Triggers
Solidarity Actions

Report produced by Melinda Tuhus


Deadly violence in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, claimed a half a-dozen lives over the weekend, as paramilitaries connected to government forces began an assault to retake the city's central plaza, the Zocalo, from striking teachers and their supporters, who had been peacefully occupying the plaza since May. Teachers were demanding a wage increase and financial support for their student's books and meals. Oaxaca is Mexico's second poorest state and the state with the largest indigenous population.

Protesters in Oaxaca asked that their supporters rally in front of Mexican consulates around the world to demand the ouster of Oaxaca's governor, Ulises Ruiz, whom they accuse of corruption and of fomenting the violence. They also demanded the removal of all armed forces acting on behalf of the government, and that those responsible for the killings be prosecuted.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus attended a rally of more than 200 people in front of the Mexican consulate in Manhattan on Oct. 30. Many of those who participated were friends of Brad Will, the 36-year-old independent journalist from New York City who was killed on Oct. 27 while documenting the struggle of the teachers and their supporters. The coalition of activists is named APPO., the Spanish acronym for the Popular Assembly of the Oaxacan People.

Melinda Tuhus interviewed Alex Vitale, an officer in the union representing 20,000 faculty and staff professionals at the City University of New York, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. He explains how his union developed solidarity with the striking teachers in Oaxaca.

Tuhus also spoke with Joan Roney, a close friend of Brad Will. She and another woman had locked themselves to the front door of the consulate, preventing people from entering or leaving. Police later sawed through the chain and arrested both women.

For more information on the developing situation in Oaxaca and solidarity actions around the world, visit or

U.S. Minority Communities
Targeted for Vote
Suppression Tactics

Interview with Barbara Arnwine,
executive director of Lawyers Committee
for Civil Rights Under Law,
conducted by Scott Harris


Over the last few election cycles a pattern of activities has surfaced indicating an organized effort to suppress the votes of African American and Latino citizens who primarily vote Democratic. Since the presidential election debacle of 2000 where manipulation of the voting rolls disenfranchised tens of thousands, there has been growing distrust of the election process and the machinery that records the votes. The shortages of voting machines in critical states such as Ohio in 2004, has added to the doubts of many that their votes will be counted.

New registration and ID laws in some states appear to be designed to deliberately reduce voter participation. Problems with electronic voting machines have grown as the use of flawed technology increases. In recent elections minority communities have seen scams intended to confuse voters about where ballots are cast, and on what day. Other dirty tricks include threatening the arrest of voters who come to cast ballots with unpaid parking tickets or phone bills.

This year, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in coalition with the NAACP and People for the American Way Foundation, have organized 500 volunteers to staff a national hot line to assist voters and poll workers with election problems. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Barbara Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who examines the tactics being used to suppress the vote and measures being taken to protect every citizen's right to vote in the Nov. 7 congressional election.

To get more information about the work of the Election Protection Coalition, or to report election irregularities, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE toll free, or visit the coalition's web site at|

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • In the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that largely upheld the Texas redistricting map, stage-managed by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Democrats are looking to pick up state legislative seats and doing their own redistricting. ("The Race for Gerrymander," Washington Monthly, November 2006)
  • A big win for Democrats in the 2006 congressional election could be bad news for drug companies. Key allies of the pharmaceutical industry are in big trouble, such as Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Connecticut Rep. Nancy Johnson. ("Fearing Democratic Victory, Drug Makers Fund Key Races," Wall Street Journal, Oct. 25, 2006; "Top Industries,"
  • Campaign spending records being broken by TV ad spending -- $100 million -- over California's Prop. 87, the Clean Alternative Energy Tax. The measure, if passed, will fund renewable energy technology based on an oil extraction tax on crude oil. ("Oil Tax Campaign a Cash Guzzler for Both Sides," Los Angeles, Oct. 16, 2006; "Barrels of Money Fuel Oil Tax Fight," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 3, 2006; "Chevron's Huge Profit Jump vs. Threatening Ads Against Clean Energy Prop. 87," Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights press release, Oct. 27, 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 11/3/06

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

More newswire ...


"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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