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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

"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
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 Feb. 23, 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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  • Echoing Pre-Iraq War Disinformation Campaign,
    Bush Now Targets Iran

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  • Congress will Soon Consider Bill Providing
    Public Financing for
    All Federal Election Campaigns

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  • Democratic Potential of New Digital Media
    Threatened by Corporate Hijackers

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Echoing Pre-Iraq War Disinformation Campaign,
Bush Now Targets Iran

Interview with retired U.S. Army Reserve Col. Ann Wright,
conducted by Scott Harris


While the brutal civil war in Iraq daily claims scores of Iraqi and U.S. lives, President Bush seems ever more focused on further escalating threats against the government of Iran. President Bush's announcement that American soldiers are now under orders to capture or kill Iranian operatives inside Iraq that the administration claims are aiding Shiite militias targeting U.S. forces follows other troubling signs that a new war might be close at hand. While U.S. pressure on Iran to end their nuclear program has thus far failed to reverse Tehran's policy, the White House has arrested Iranian diplomats inside Iraq and dispatched a third aircraft carrier group off the Iranian coast.

On Feb. 11, anonymous U.S. military officials presented examples of explosively formed penetrator bombs that they maintain is evidence Iran is supplying these weapons to Shiite groups inside Iraq who are attacking U.S. soldiers. But many observers, and even a top U.S. general, are labeling these claims as dubious. Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters that he "would not say" that Iran's leadership was aware of or condoned the attacks.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Ann Wright, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve who resigned from the U.S. Foreign Service in protest of the Iraq war on March 19, 2003. She examines what she believes would be the dire consequences for the U.S. and the Middle East if President Bush decides to launch a war against Iran and explains why she has appealed to U.S. military personnel to disobey what she believes would be unlawful orders to attack Iran.

Ann Wright is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and 20-year U.S. Army veteran. Read her article titled "An Appeal to Conscience to Those Who Would Bomb Iran".

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Congress will Soon Consider Bill Providing
Public Financing for
All Federal Election Campaigns

Interview with Nick Nyhart,
executive director of Public Campaign,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


A blizzard of recent congressional corruption scandals have highlighted the ongoing difficulties in trying to get big money out of U.S. politics, despite campaign finance reform laws passed by Congress in the early years of the Bush administration and an ethics bill just passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress. Presidential contenders for 2008-- Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain -- have both already declared their intention to forego public campaign cash in order to exceed federal limits and raise much more money from private interests.

Many members of Congress as well, have already figured out ways around tougher ethics rules for lobbyists. For example, while lobbyists can no longer purchase politicians' fancy meals -- as a way of buying access and favorable treatment for their favored legislation -- lobbyists instead can now make contributions to a politician's campaign coffers.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public Campaign, which has for years been a persistent advocate for public financing of electoral campaigns. While two states -- Arizona and Maine -- have a successful track record of such public funding, and other states are moving in that direction, Nyhart says a comprehensive solution lies in passage of a federal law covering all U.S. congressional elections. After the Watergate scandal about 30 years ago, and again in the early 1990s, attempts were made to push through similar measures, but Nyhart explains why the bill about to be introduced is more far-reaching.

Contact Public Campaign by calling (202) 293-0222 or visit their website at

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Democratic Potential of New Digital Media
Threatened by Corporate Hijackers

Interview with Jeff Chester,
author of "Digital Destiny, New Media and the Future of Democracy,"
conducted by Scott Harris


In the future, Internet technology will likely evolve into an essential telecommunications tool that will be considered a modern necessity in a majority of people's homes. What's simply a digital connection to websites today will soon morph into a single portal through which we will be connected to telephone communication, as well as evermore advanced interactive Internet, television and radio programming.

But the potential of the Internet to serve as a diverse and democratic medium in the U.S. is now threatened by powerful, political and economic forces, according to Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. In his new book, "Digital Destiny, New Media and the Future of Democracy," Chester describes how giant telecommunications corporations are lobbying the FCC to eliminate federal rules which have ensured Net neutrality -- or a level playing field -- for all content providers and replace it with a multi-tiered pay to play system. The author also raises an alarm about the stealth collection of personal data which threatens consumers' right to privacy.

Documenting the current corporate drive for monopoly control of our communications and media system, Chester provides some reason for hope in recalling how a grassroots rebellion derailed FCC plans for further media ownership deregulation in 2003. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jeff Chester about the threats to free expression and privacy for consumers and citizens described in his new book, "Digital Destiny," and the active role citizens can play to counter those threats and democratize our media system.

Visit the Center for Digital Democracy at Chester's book, "Digital Destiny, New Media and the Future of Democracy," is published by the New Press.

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Mifepristone, the active agent in the so-called abortion pill, may offer broader medical uses, including fighting cancer. ("The Little Pill That Could," American Prospect, January 2007)
  • Bush promises to balance the budget in five years with his $2.9 trillion federal budget, but critics say it would give nearly $740 billion in tax breaks to the wealthy while severely cutting funds to domestic social programs and maintaining the current deficit. ("Bush's Alleged Balanced Budget Plan for Fiscal 2012 in Brief: Bogus," Feb. 6, 2007,; Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, "The Skewed Benefits of Tax Cuts 2008-2017," Feb. 9, 2007,; Coalition on Human Needs, "The Bush Budget, less for people in need: Needless help for those in high incomes," Feb. 8, 2007,
  • Federal prisoners are at risk of toxic exposure in computer recycling center operated by the government-run Federal Prison Industries. ("America's Slave Labor," In These Times, January 2007)

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Between The Lines Week Ending 2/16/07

U.S. Politics

"Pelosi Leads House Debate On War," Associated Press, Feb. 13, 2007

"Cue The Smear Machine," by Paul Waldman,, Feb. 13, 2007

"GOP Expects Defections As House Debates Iraq Resolution," Washington Post, Feb. 12, 2007

"The Gentleman From Illinois," Phoebe Connelly, TheAmerican Prospect, Feb. 12, 2007

"Anti-Immigrant Sentiments Fuel KKK Resurgence," Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 9, 2007

"A New Fast Track For Unfair Trade," by Christine Ahn,, Feb. 8, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Libby Defense: Cheney Won't Testify," ABC News, Feb. 13, 2007

"Journalists Testify That Libby Never Mentioned CIA Officer," Washington Post, Feb. 13, 2007

"Tenet Fires Back At Rice In New Book," The New York Times, Feb. 13, 2007

"Five Ousted U.S. Attorneys Received Positive Job Evaluations," McClatchy Newspapers, Feb. 12, 2007

"Edwards Steps Out Front On Health Care," by Dean Baker, Truthout, Feb. 12, 2007

"Inquiry On Intelligence Gaps May Reach White House," The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Blowup? America's Hidden War With Iran," Newsweek, Feb. 19, 2007

"An Appeal To Conscience To Those Who Would Bomb Iran," by U.S. Army Reserve Col. Ann Wright (Ret.), Truthout, Feb. 13, 2007

"Target Tehran: Washington Sets Stage For New Confrontation," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Feb. 13, 2007

"Joint Chiefs Head Demurs On Accusation Of Iran," Washington Post, Feb. 13, 2007

"President Bush's New Gambles In The Mideast," by Mark Weisbrot & Robert Naiman, Common Dreams, Feb. 12, 2007

"For Neocons, Attack On Iran Has Been A Six-Year Project," by Larisa Alexandrovna, Raw Story, Feb. 12, 2007

"War On Iran--It's Not About Democracy," by Ron Jacobs, ZNet, Feb. 12, 2007

"Thelma & Louise Imperialism? Over The Cliff With George & Dick," by Tomm Engelhardt,, Feb. 8, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Surging Into Catastrophe In Iraq," by Tom Engelhardt & Michael Schwartz,, Feb. 12, 2007

"Iraqi Insurgents Offer Peace For U.S. Concessions," by Robert Fisk, Independent/UK, Feb. 10, 2007

"DoD Report Appears To Confirm Downing Street Memo," by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Feb. 9, 2007

"Will Watada Mistrial Spark An End To The War?," by Jeremy Brecher & Brendan Smith, The Nation, Feb. 9, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"The Road Map To Despotism," by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Feb. 12, 2007

"Repeal The Military Commssions Act And Restore The Most American Human Right," by Thom Hartmann, Common Dreams, Feb. 12, 2007

"Pot Prisoners Cost Americans $1 Billion A Year," by Paul Armentano, AlterNet, Feb. 10, 2007

"Gitmo Coverup?," ABC News, Feb. 9, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"The Media Escalates Its Lies About Iran," by David Swanson,, Feb. 12, 2007

"NYT Reporter Who Got Iraqi WMD Claims Wrong Now Highlights Bush Regime Iran Charges," by Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, Feb. 10, 2007

"The New World According To Google," by Barbara Cassin, Le Nouvel Observateur/France, Feb. 8, 2007

"Time's Joe Klein: A Supreme Suck-Up," by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, Feb. 7, 2007

"Scooter Libby & The Media Debacle," by Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America, Feb. 6, 2007

More newswire ...


"Why We Are Striking: The War Must End," Columbia Coalition Against the War, Feb. 13, 2007

"Dissent Takes Center Stage At Grammys," Washington Post, Feb. 12, 2007

"Protesters Disrupt Obama Rally," Chicago Tribune, Feb. 12, 2007

"Activists 'Step Up' Challenge To Climate Change," by Shreema Mehta, The New Standard, Feb. 10, 2007

"Students Rising To Climate Challenge," by Kim Teplitzky, Wiretap, Feb. 10, 2007

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