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War And Profiteering

"Cheney is Longtime Bad News for U.S.," by John Nichols, by the Madison Capital Times (Wisconsin), Jan. 16, 2007

"Bush administration provokes open war on Iran: Irbil raid, and other operations, authorized "several months ago," by Larry Chin, Global Research, Jan. 15, 2007

"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

"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

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For The Week Ending Feb. 9, 2007


"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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  • Massive Antiwar Protest Underscores
    Movement's New Power

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  • Libby Trial Window Into
    White House Iraq War
    Attack Machine

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  • April 14 Day of Action
    on Global Warming Will Demand
    Mandatory Cuts in Carbon Emissions

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Massive Antiwar Protest Underscores
Movement's New Power

Report on antiwar protest in Washington, D.C.
produced by Scott Harris

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Photo by Anna Manzo

In what may be the largest antiwar protest in Washington, D.C. since the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, organizers say up to half a million protesters came to the capital on Jan. 27 to demonstrate their opposition to President Bush's escalation of the Iraq war and to call for an end to the U.S. occupation. A rally on the mall was followed by a spirited march, which almost completely encircled the capital building. Some 800 activists stayed on in Washington after the protest to lobby their congressional representatives on Jan. 29. After Democrats won a landslide victory in the mid-term election, based largely on the public's majority anti-war sentiment, the peace movement seemed to be infused with a new sense of its power to change U.S. policy. Between The Lines' Scott Harris was there and files this report.

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Libby Trial Window Into
White House Iraq War
Attack Machine

Interview with investigative journalist Robert Parry,
conducted by Scott Harris


As the trial of Lewis Libby, Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff began in Washington on Jan. 16, there was much speculation about how much further damage the Bush administration might sustain as a result of sworn testimony by a number of top White House officials including Cheney. In October 2005, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald indicted Libby on perjury and obstruction of justice charges for misleading the grand jury about how he learned that former U.S. ambassador and White House critic Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, worked as a CIA covert operative.

The Bush administration made an effort to discredit Wilson, after he challenged the president's rationale for the Iraq war by publicly discussing his 2002 fact-finding trip to Niger. While on the CIA mission there he found no support for the president's claim that Iraq was seeking to buy uranium in the African nation for its nuclear weapons program.

Vice President Cheney, it turns out, was the originator of information passed on to Libby, who in turn spoke with reporters about Wilson's wife's job at the CIA. Libby's defense attorney argued in an opening statement at the trial that the White House had sacrificed Libby in order to protect President Bush's political advisor Karl Rove in advance of the 2004 Presidential election. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with investigative journalist Robert Parry who examines the significance of Libby's trial and what the public may learn about the inner workings of the Bush administration as they aggressively attacked critics of their decision to invade Iraq.

Robert Parry is winner of the George Polk award for national reporting. He is the author of "Secrecy and Privilege, Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq." Read his columns online at

Related links:

  • "Bush and Cheney Face Legal Jeopardy in Covert CIA Agent Outing Investigation," Interview with Robert Parry, investigative reporter, conducted by Scott Harris, Between The Lines For The Week Ending April 28, 2006
  • "Fitzgerald Previews Government's Case Against Libby," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Mar. 20, 2006
  • "Interview With Murray Waas: How Cheney 'Authorized' Libby To Leak Classified Info," Democracy Now!, Feb. 10, 2006 "Will Scooter Libby Graymail The CIA?," by David Corn, The Nation, Feb. 6, 2006
  • "Some Congressional Democrats Now Push for White House Accountability on False Pre-Iraq War Claims," Interview with U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. conducted by Richard Hill, Between The Lines For The Week Ending Nov. 18, 2005
  • "Libby May Have Tried To Mask Cheney's Role," Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2005
  • "Indictment of Vice President's Former Chief of Staff Prompts Demand to Investigate White House Role in Misrepresenting Rationale for Iraq War" Interview with John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine, conducted by Scott Harris, Between The Lines For The Week Ending Nov. 11, 2005
  • "Poll: Libby Indictment Hits Major Nerve," Associated Press, Nov. 9, 2005
  • "A Cheney-Libby Conspiracy, Or Worse? Reading Between The Lines Of the Libby Indictment," by John Dean,, Nov. 4, 2005
  • "Iraq War Appears Likely To Go On Trial Along With Libby," by Marc Sandalow, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 29, 2005
  • "As CIA Leak Investigation Concludes, Critics Say Probe Should Examine Possible Presidential Crimes Around Iraq War," Interview with John Bonifaz, conducted by Scott Harris, Between The Lines Week Ending Oct. 28, 2005

    April 14 Day of Action
    on Global Warming Will Demand
    Mandatory Cuts in Carbon Emissions

    Interview with Bill McKibben,
    author and environmentalist,
    conducted by Melinda Tuhus


    While there was significant buzz before President Bush's 2007 State of the Union speech that he would make some breakthrough announcements regarding his administration's plans to address global warming, the reality of his proposals were underwhelming. He mainly called for a large increase in ethanol production to power motor vehicles, which carries its own set of problems, environmental and otherwise.

    In order to bring the issue of climate change significantly more into the consciousness of politicians and citizens alike, writer and activist Bill McKibben has come up with a project called, "Step It Up '07." Working with six graduate students at Middlebury College in Vermont where he teaches, McKibben is promoting a national day of climate action on April 14. On that day, protesters across the U.S. will demand that Congress enact immediate cuts in carbon emissions and pledge an 80 percent reduction by 2050.

    Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with McKibben just before he took off on a trip to Antarctica -- where effects of global warming are alarmingly more advanced than in the continental U.S. He explains what he hopes "Step It Up '07" will accomplish and how millions of people can get involved.

    Bill McKibben is author of The End of Nature, the first book on climate change written for a popular audience, published in 1989. Visit McKibben's Step It Up campaign website at, where, in less than a month, almost 500 events have been scheduled in 45 states.

    This week's summary
    of under-reported news

    Compiled by Bob Nixon

    • The International Criminal Court's first arrest warrant against Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony is now a bargaining chip -- amnesty vs. peace -- in talks between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army. ("African search for peace throws court into crisis," The Guardian, Jan. 9, 2007; "International justice versus local needs in Uganda," Reuters, Jan. 7, 2007; "International community urged to assist peace process in Uganda,", Jan. 22, 2007)
    • The House Judiciary Committee, now chaired by Mich. Democrat John Conyers is holding hearings on the dramatic disparity between mandatory minimum drug sentencing for offenses involving crack and powder cocaine. ("Congress is expected to revisit sentencing laws," New York Times, Jan. 8, 2007)
    • Mortgage default notices in California grew 145 percent in the final three months of 2006. ("More Californians at risk of losing homes," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 24, 2007; "Tremors at the Door," New York Times, Jan. 26, 2007)

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Between The Lines Week Ending 2/2/07

U.S. Politics

"Feingold Ups The Ante On Iraq Funding," by Roger Simon, The Politico, Jan. 30, 2007

"Dems: Get The Message On Trade," by Deborah James & Todd Tucker,, Jan. 30, 2007

"U.S. Congress Weighs Its Role On Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 29, 2007

"Biden: Most Senators Oppose U.S. Troop Surge In Iraq," USA Today, Jan. 28, 2007

"Christianists On The March," by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Jan. 28, 2007

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Bush Regime

"Cheney's Handwritten Notes Implicate Bush in Plame Affair," by Jason Leopold and Marc Ash, Report, Jan. 31, 2007

"Bush Directive Increases Sway On Regulation," The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2007

"Cheney To The Stand," by John Prados,, Jan. 30, 2007

"On Iran, Bush Faces Haunting Echoes Of Iraq," The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2007

"State Of The Union: Words Versus Action," Union of Concerned Scientists, Jan. 28, 2007

"Dick Cheney: The New 'Baghdad Bob'?," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, Jan. 27, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Rogue State America," by John B. Judis, New Republic, Jan. 28, 2007

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"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"U.S. Must Abandon Iraqi Cities Or Face Nightmare Scenario, Say Experts," Independent/UK, Jan. 30, 2007

"Battle Suggests New Sectarian Divides In Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 30, 2007

"Who Is The Enemy In Iraq?," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service Jan. 30, 2007

"Hundreds Die In Clash Near Shiite Holy City," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 2007

"U.S. Military: Afghan Leaders Steal Half Of All Aid," Telegraph/UK, Jan. 29, 2007

"Where Do The American Dead Come From?," by Tom Engelhardt,, Jan. 25, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Warrantless Surveillance: Maine PUC Not Letting Verizon Off The Hook," Portland Press Herald (Maine), Jan. 30, 2007

"An Iron Curtain Is Descending," by Pariah, Counterpunch, Jan. 30, 2007

"Potshot At Guantanamo Lawyers Backfires," Boston Globe, Jan. 29, 2007

"Rockefeller Says He May Subpoena Documents On Spying," Bloomberg, Jan. 26, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Beyond Net Neutrality: Internet Freedom," by Ben Scott,, Jan. 26, 2007

"CBS Refuses To Broadcast Iraq Footage," by Rory O'Connor & David Olson,, Jan. 26, 2007

More newswire ...


"Shadow Of A Resistance: Can The Antiwar Movement Dismantle The War Machine?," by Fran Shor, Counterpunch, Jan. 30, 2007

"The Shape Of Unions To Come," by Anya Kamenetz,, Jan. 30, 2007

"SOA Protesters Sentenced," Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Jan. 30, 2007

"The Demo In D.C.: Chirpy Slogans, Empty City," by JoAnn Wypijewski, Jan. 29, 2007

"Impeachment: The Missing Word At The Antiwar Demo," by Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch, Jan. 29, 2007

"Lt. Ehren Watada," by Dahr Jamail, Znet, Jan. 29, 2007

"Nine Arrested In Antiwar Protests In Congressional Office Buildings," Associated Press, Jan. 29, 2007

"The Washington Iraq Peace March: A Protest To Be Proud Of," by Karen Houppert, The Nation, Jan. 29, 2007

"Protest Focuses On Troop Increase For Iraq," The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2007

"Protesting Guantanamo," by Frida Berrigan, Foreign Policy in Focus, Jan. 28, 2007

"Soldiers Against Iraq Desert To Canada," CBS News, Jan. 28, 2007

"Peace-In Politics: Localizing The Antiwar Movement," by Seth Sandronsky, Counterpunch, Jan. 27/28, 2007

"Tens Of Thousands Demand Iraq Pullout," Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2007

"Crowds On Both Coasts Protest Iraq War," USA Today, Jan. 27, 2007

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