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"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

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"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 Dec. 1, 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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  • Human Rights Groups File
    War Crimes Charges in Germany
    Against Rumsfeld, Gonzalez and Others

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  • Mexican Government Fears
    Spread of Oaxaca Civil Society Uprising

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  • NOW Challenges Bush Appointment
    of Anti-Birth Control Doctor
    to Head Federal Family Planning Office

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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:

Human Rights Groups File
War Crimes Charges in Germany
Against Rumsfeld, Gonzalez and Others

Interview with Michael Ratner,
president of the Center for Constitutional Rights,
conducted by Scott Harris


On Nov. 14, a coalition of human rights groups filed war crimes charges in Germany against outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other officials in the Bush administration, including attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, former CIA director George Tenet, and Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of American forces in Iraq. They are accused of either ordering, aiding, or failing to prevent war crimes. Led by the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights, the groups are calling on the German federal prosecutor to investigate the responsibility of these high-ranking U.S. officials for authorizing war crimes, including torture and other human rights violations.

The charges were filed on behalf of 12 alleged victims of torture, 11 of whom are Iraqi citizens who were detained at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. The twelfth man, who has been held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since January 2006, is Mohammed al-Qahtani, a citizen of Saudi Arabia whom Washington accuses of being a conspirator in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The complaint was filed in Germany because that nation is a signatory to the International Criminal Court and under German law, war crimes can be prosecuted irrespective of the nationality or location of the defendant or plaintiff. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who discusses why his group filed war crimes charges against Bush administration officials and the goals of this legal action.

Contact the Center for Constitutional Rights by calling (212) 614-6464 or visit the Center's website at Michael Ratner is a contributor to the CCR book titled, "Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush."

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Mexican Government Fears
Spread of Oaxaca Civil Society Uprising

Interview with Jonathan Treat,
journalist living in Mexico, Oaxaca,
conducted by Scott Harris


As the movement of teachers, students, workers and indigenous groups marked six months of continuous protest in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, violence again erupted in the streets on Nov. 20, the day Mexicans celebrated the 96th anniversary of their nation's 1910 revolution. Running battles between the Federal Preventative Police -- firing tear gas and activists armed with sticks, slingshots and fireworks -- resulted in dozens of injuries and arrests.

Protests began in May, when teachers went out on strike demanding a pay increase and books for students. Oaxaca's Gov. Ulises Ruiz ordered police to attack the teachers and their supporters. That confrontation galvanized the teachers, sparked a civil society uprising and the formation of The People's Popular Assembly of Oaxaca or APPO, which demanded the removal of Gov. Ruiz, who many accuse of winning office by stealing the 2004 state election.

At the end of October, Mexican President Vicente Fox sent 4,000 federal troops to Oaxaca to remove protesters from the colonial city's central plaza, after more than a dozen people -- including Brad Will, an independent U.S. journalist -- had been killed by gunmen, whom protesters identify as undercover government agents. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jonathan Treat, a journalist living in Oaxaca and coordinator of the Oaxaca Solidarity Network, who provides a brief history of the conflict and describes the current tense situation in the city.

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NOW Challenges Bush Appointment
of Anti-Contraception Doctor
to Head Federal Family Planning Office

Interview with Kim Gandy,
president of the National Organization for Women,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


In the ten weeks between the November election and the swearing-in of the new Congress in January, President George Bush is pushing hard to get his favored legislation and key appointments approved by the outgoing GOP-controlled House and Senate. This comes even though many of the president's far-right views were repudiated at the ballot box on Nov. 7.

In a move that demonstrates even more arrogance than usual, Bush has appointed a doctor, who opposes birth control, to be in charge of federal family planning funds. Because it's not a top-level position, Dr. Eric Keroack, who would become deputy assistant secretary for population affairs, does not require Senate approval of his appointment.

But that isn't stopping groups opposed to his taking office from pressuring the administration to reverse itself. Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Kim Gandy, president of NOW, the National Organization for Women. She describes Keroack's extreme views and what steps NOW is taking to prevent his appointment.

For more information, or to sign a petition against Keroack, call (202) 628-8669 or visit the group's website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • U.S. Agency for International Development accused of funding only Christian aid groups in Muslim nations. ("Together, but Worlds Apart," Boston Globe, Oct. 18, 2006)
  • Two Cuban exiles were each sentenced to less than four years in prison for stockpiling weapons for possible attacks against Cuba. Critics say that under federal guidelines, both men's sentences should have been more severe. ("Exiles jailed for weapons stockpiling," by Vanessa Blum, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Nov. 15, 2006)
  • A rumored shakeup at the right-wing Washington Times, owned by the Unification Church, has exposed allegations that editors have allied the publication with avowedly racist groups. ("Hell of a Times," The Nation, Oct. 9, 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 11/24/06

U.S. Politics

"Watershed," by William Greider, The Nation, Dec. 4, 2006

"Power Shifts In The States," by John Nichols, The Nation, Nov. 21, 2006

"The New Democratic Populism," by Christopher Hayes, The Nation, Nov. 21, 2006

"Latino Backlash Could Doom GOP," by Roberto Lovato, New American Media, Nov. 16, 2006

"Back To The Future With Trent Lott," by John Nichols, The Nation, Nov. 16, 2006

"Class Struggle," by Jim Webb, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Chertoff's 'Chilling Vision,'" by Nat Parry,, Nov. 21, 2006

"Past Sins Might Keep Rumsfeld From Traveling The World," by Ann Woolner, Bloomberg News, Nov. 17, 2006

"Bush's CIA Order Setting Up Secret Prisons Another Impeachable Offense," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Nov. 16, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"CACI: Torture In Iraq, Intimidation At Home," by Joshua Holland, AlterNet, Nov. 21, 2006

"The Other Face Of Globalization," by David Bacon, Truthout, Nov. 21, 2006

"Bush's Desire For A Conflict With Iran Is A Crisis Made In Israel," by Scott Ritter, Nation Books, Nov. 20, 2006

"The Next Act: Is A Damaged Administration Less Likely To Attack Iran, Or More?," by Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker, Nov. 20, 2006

"Latin America Is Preparing To Settle Accounts With Its White Settler Elite," by Richard Gott, Guardian/UK, Nov. 19, 2006

"Hersh: CIA Analysis Finds Iran Not Developing Nuclear Weapons," Agence France Presse, Nov. 19, 2006

"Latin America: Another World Possible, Over The Horizon, In The 21st Century," by Chris Spannos, ZNet, Nov. 19, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Flaws Cited In Effort To Train Iraqi Forces," Washington Post, Nov. 21, 2006

"Spoofer Of Iraq's Chaos Becomes Another Victim," Washington Post, Nov. 21, 2006

"Going Long On Iraq," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Nov. 21, 2006

"Record Number Die In Iraq In November," Associated Press, Nov. 20, 2006

"At Least 700 Iraqis Die In 8 Days Of Unrelenting Violence," Associated Press, Nov. 19, 2006

"Time For Another Body Count In Iraq," by Sheldon Rampton, PR Watch, Nov. 18, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Criminalizing Compassion InThe War On Terror," by Katherine Hughes, Fellowship, Nov./Dec., 2006

"Undo The Military Commissions Act," by Aziz Huq,, Nov. 21, 2006

"Military Documents Hold Tips On Antiwar Activities," The New York Times, Nov. 21, 2006

"Missing Presumed Tortured," by Stephen Grey, The New Statesman/UK, Nov. 20, 2006

"Justice Department Quashes Wiretapping Inquiries," by Onnesha Roychoudhuri, In These Times, Nov. 20, 2006

"Usurpation Of Power: The 2007 Defense Authorization Act And The Reform Of The Insurrection Act Of 1807," by Col. Daniel Smith,, Nov. 20, 2006

"Gonzales Blasts Surveillance Critics," Associated Press, Nov. 20, 2006

"Reno Files Challenge To Terror Law," Associated Press, Nov. 19, 2006

"Padilla Case Raises Questions About Anti-Terror Tactics," Washington Post, Nov. 19, 2006

"Our Own Abu Ghraibs," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Nov. 18, 2006

"Pentagon Wants To Build Mini-City For Terror Trials," Miami Herald, Nov. 17, 2006

"Guantanamo Hearings 'Shams,' Lawyers Find," Associated Press, Nov. 17, 2006

"Judge: Detainee Can't Speak To Attorney," Associated Press, Nov. 17, 2006

"Lawyer In The Hell Of Guantanamo," by Annick Cojean, Le Monde/France, Nov. 14, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Al-Jazeera In The No-Fluff Zone Of Eye-Opening Network News," by Pierre Tristam, Daytona News-Journal (Florida), Nov. 21, 2006

"Those Missing Media Voices," by Carolyn Byerly,, Nov. 20, 2006

"The Decline Of Journalism," by Thomas D. Williams, Truthout, Nov. 20, 2006

"The Dem Congress Must Save The Internet," by Timothy Karr, AlterNet, Nov. 20, 2006

"The Media's Iraq Offensive," by Norman Solomon,, Nov. 16, 2006

"Has Fox News Gone Too Far?," by Keith Olbermann, MSNBC Countdown, Nov. 16, 2006

More newswire ...


"SOA Watch Activists Differ On Whether To Cross Line," Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Nov. 20, 2006

"Antiwar Couple Conceive New Way To Generate Peace," San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 20, 2006

"Iraq War Memorial Sets Tempers Ablaze," San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 20, 2006

"Police Remove Protesters From Speech On Iraq," Minnesota Daily, Nov. 17, 2006

"Prison For Anti-Nuke Clowns, U.S. WMD's Protected," by Bill Quigley, Truthout, Nov. 17, 2006

"The Last Antiwar Poem: Ginsberg's 'Witchita Vortex Sutra,'" by Rolf Potts, The Nation, Nov. 14, 2006

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