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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 March 2, 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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  • Italy Indicts 26 Suspected CIA Agents
    for "Extraordinary Rendition" Operation

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  • Iranians Fear U.S. is Preparing to Attack
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  • U.S. Active Duty Soldiers Sign Appeal
    for Redress to End Iraq War

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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Italy Indicts 26 Suspected CIA Agents
for "Extraordinary Rendition" Operation

Interview with Mel Goodman,
former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy,
conducted by Scott Harris


On Feb. 16, an Italian judge ordered 26 Americans, believed to be CIA operatives, and 7 Italians to stand trial for the February 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric, Osama Mustafa Hassan. The abductee says he was seized by the CIA in Milan and flown to Egypt, where he was tortured for the past four years. Hassan was released from detention on Feb. 11.

The trial in Italy will be the first judicial examination of the Bush administration's extraordinary rendition program. The controversial covert operation has employed the CIA to seize an unknown number of people around the world suspected of involvement in terrorist activities and secretly transferred them to prisons in nation's with abysmal human rights records. Many of those who were kidnapped, and later released, report they had undergone abuse and torture.

Although the U.S. is unlikely to extradite the CIA agents to stand trial in Italy, many legal observers believe that the Italian proceeding will persuade prosecutors in other European nations to take legal action in similar cases. A German court has recently issued warrants for the arrest of 13 people allegedly involved in the kidnapping of a German citizen. The European Parliament voted to accept a resolution condemning EU member states that cooperated with over 1,200 secret CIA rendition flights. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Mel Goodman, a former CIA analyst who is now a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. Goodman examines the significance of the coming Italian trial and the consequences for U.S.-European relations.

Contact the Center for International Policy by calling (202) 232-3317 or visit their website at: Goodman's book, "Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neo-Conservatives are Putting the World at Risk," is published by Prometheus.

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Iranians Fear U.S. is Preparing to Attack

Interview with David Barsamian,
author and radio producer,
conducted by Scott Harris


Just days after anonymous U.S. military officials in Baghdad briefed reporters on what they asserted was evidence of sophisticated roadside bombs and other weapons provided by Iran to Shiite militias inside Iraq who are attacking U.S. soldiers, the government of Iran has made a counter claim. Officials in Tehran charged that two bombings carried out by Sunni insurgents inside Iran, which killed 11 people and wounded 30, were provoked by the United States and Britain. An Iranian news agency quoted what it said were informed sources as declaring that the explosives used in the bombings were made in the U.S.

Tensions between Washington and Iran have risen in recent weeks over a Feb. 21 U.N. Security Council deadline for Tehran to suspend its enrichment of uranium. This comes as the Bush administration has dispatched two aircraft carrier groups off the coast of Iran and arrested dozens of Iranians, including diplomats, inside Iraq. Iran has reacted to White House saber-rattling with three days of war games staged by the nation's elite Revolutionary Guards, simulating resistance to an enemy air strike.

David Barsamian, an author and radio producer, recently returned from a 10-day trip to Iran. Without restriction or government chaperones, he spoke informally with hundreds of Iranians. Many told him that President Bush's actions have only weakened moderates inside Iran. Between The Lines Scott Harris spoke with Barsamian about how the threat of a U.S. attack is perceived among the Iranians he met and how he believes activists in the U.S. can be most effective in preventing war.

Visit David Barsamian's website at His forthcoming book is "Targeting Iran."

U.S. Active Duty Soldiers Sign Appeal
for Redress to End Iraq War

Interview with Navy Petty Officer Jonathan Hutto,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


Active duty GIs are an important and growing part of the movement against the war in Iraq. So far, 1,277 men and women in the military have made their views known on the war through a formal process called an Appeal for Redress. The appeal says, "As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq. Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home."

The appeal was initiated by two men on active duty in the Navy and Marines. They first went public last fall when they had gathered fewer than a hundred signatures. Eight-five percent of the signers are enlisted men and women, while 15 percent are officers. They come from all branches of the military, as well as Reservists and members of the Individual Ready Reserve, who have finished their military obligation but can be -- and have been -- called up to serve in the Iraq War. Sixty perent of all signers have served at least one tour of duty in Iraq.

Navy Petty Officer Jonathan Hutto, along with Liam Madden, were the initiators of this effort. Hutto served on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Iraq from September 2005 to March 2006. Between The Lines’ Melinda Tuhus spoke with Officer Hutto, who explains how the Appeal for Redress began and how non-military opponents of the war can support their brothers and sisters in the armed forces to bring the war to an end and support veterans once they come home.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Bush administration agrees to cancel Liberia's $391 million debt, but the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have refused to activate full debt relief until the African nation pays off $1.5 billion in interest and penalties. Liberia's debt ratio is 800 percent of its total economic output, one of the world's most extreme debt ratios.("U.S. Cancels Liberia's Debt, But Billions Pending," Inter Press Service, Feb. 13, 2007; "U.S. Cancels Liberia's Debt," Agence France Press, Feb. 13, 2007; "Shorten Road Between Commitments and Cash," Feb. 13, 2007,
  • An internal Veterans Administration study estimates 60 percent of female military reservists and 27 percent of men have experienced military sexual trauma. ("A Peculiar Version of Friendly Fire," The Progressive, January 2007)
  • The cash-rich mining industry is once again seeking access to uranium deposits on Navajo tribal nation land. The last uranium boom collapsed during the Cold War, leaving a legacy of toxic waste and radiation across the Indian communities in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. ("Mining Firms Again Eyeing Navajo Land," Los Angeles Times, Nov. 22, 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 2/23/07

U.S. Politics

"Hillary's Calculations Add Up To War," by Robert Scheer, Truthdig, Feb. 21, 2007

"Why Clinton, Obama, Edwards, Romney & Schwarzenegger Don't Support Single-Payer Health Care," Corporate Crime Reporter, Feb. 21, 2007

"Third Way, Wrong Direction," by Thomas I. Palley,, Feb. 21, 2007

"Clinton Would Rather Be Wrong Than President," by John Nichols, The Nation, Feb. 20, 2007

"The Antiwar Rallying Point," by E.J. Dionne, Washington Post, Feb. 20, 2007

"Dems' Disdain For Palestine," by Michael F. Brown,, Feb. 20, 2007

"Again, GOP Thwarts Senate Debate Over War," Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Fitzgerald: 'There Is A Cloud Over The Vice President,'" by Jason Leopold, Truthout, Feb. 21, 2007

"Scooter Libby And World War III," by Justin Raimondo,, Feb. 21, 2007

"Breakdown At The Iraq Lie Factory," by Robert Dreyfuss,, Feb. 16, 2007

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American Empire/War Profiteering

"American Preparations For Invading Iran Are Complete," by Dan Plesch, New Statesman/UK, Feb. 20, 2007

"Rove Said To Have Received Iranian Proposal In 2003," by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, Feb. 20, 2007

"Escalating Threats Of U.S. Attack Against Iran," by Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, Feb. 19, 2007

"Ecuador Stands Up To The U.S.," by Roger Burbach, Counterpunch, Feb. 19, 2007

"737 Military Bases = Global Empire," by Chalmers Johnson, Metropolitan Books, Feb. 19, 2007

"Iran: A Chronology Of Disinformation," by Gary Leupp, Counterpunch, Feb. 17/18, 2007

"Bush's Brinksmanship Emboldens Hardliners In Iran," by Kimia Sanati, Inter Press Service, Feb. 17, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"A War Conspiracy Documented," by John Prados,, Feb. 21, 2007

"Black Hawk Down: 8th Copter Hit In A Month," Reuters, Feb. 21, 2007

"Scores Choke In Poison Chlorine Gas Attack," CNN, Feb. 21, 2007

"British To Start Iraq Pullout By April," CNN, Feb. 21, 2007

"Police Abandon District In Western Afghanistan," Associated Press, Feb. 19, 2007

"Jailed Two Years, Iraqi Tells Of Abuse By Americans," The New York Times, Feb. 18, 2007

"There Was No 'Smart' Way To Invade Iraq," by Sam Rosenfeld & Matthew Yglesias, The American Prospect, Feb. 17, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Showdown Over Texas Immigrant Prisons," by Greg Moses, Counterpunch, Feb. 21, 2007

"Law Restricting Guantanamo Appeals Upheld," Reuters, Feb. 20, 2007

"Making Martial Law Easier," The New York Times editorial, Feb. 19, 2007

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Media Issues

"Hundreds Turn Out For Media Forum In Vermont," Burlington Free Press, Feb. 21, 2007

"The Daily Show And Political Activism," by Megan Boler, Counterpunch, Feb. 20, 2007

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"9/11 Fantasists Pose Mortal Danger To Popular Oppositional Campaigns," by George Monbiot, Guardian/UK, Feb. 20, 2007

"Appealing Dissent," by Michael Brendan Dougherty, American Conservative, Feb. 12, 2007

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