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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 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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  • On the 4th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion,
    Bush Adds More Troops,
    Democrats Offer Tepid Legislative Response

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  • Unfinished Business in Libby Trial
    Should be Investigated by Congress

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  • $45 Billion Texas Utility Buyout
    Comes with Green Strings Attached

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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:

On the 4th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion,
Bush Adds More Troops,
Democrats Offer Tepid Legislative Response

Interview with Daniel Ellsberg,
former U.S. government whistleblower
who released the "Pentagon Papers,"
conducted by Scott Harris


As the world observed the 4th anniversary of America's invasion of Iraq, President Bush has asked the U.S. Congress for an additional 8,000 troops to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is on top of the 21,500 he ordered deployed to Baghdad two months ago. Four thousand seven hundred of these forces will be sent to Iraq to serve in a combat support role and as military police. Pentagon officials have said there would likely be new requests for additional troops in Iraq by May.

Meanwhile, Democrats in the House were trying to pass legislation that would allocate $100 billion to fund the Iraq and Afghan wars, but with a stipulation that troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by August 2008 or sooner, if certain benchmarks of progress were not met. The measure provides additional funds for the war in Afghanistan and calls for the president to ensure that troops are properly trained and equipped before being deployed. In an effort to garner more votes, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi removed a provision in the original legislation that would have required congressional approval before the president could initiate any military action against Iran.

Vice President Cheney attacked the Democrat's tepid legislative initiative by accusing them of "undermining the troops" and "telling the enemy simply to watch the clock and wait us out." Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Daniel Ellsberg, a former career government analyst who in 1971 leaked the now-famous Vietnam war "Pentagon Papers" to the press. The documents chronicled the lies and deceit employed by government officials to justify U.S. military intervention in Southeast Asian wars. Ellsberg reflects on the 4th anniversary of the war, dangers of a new war with Iran and the effectiveness of the peace movement.

Daniel Ellsberg's release of the "Pentagon Papers" in 1971 bolstered opposition to the Vietnam War. Read his articles about the Iraq War online at Ellsberg's book, "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers" is published by Viking.

Unfinished Business in Libby Trial
Should be Investigated by Congress

Interview with Elizabeth Holtzman,
New York congresswoman
who served on the House Judiciary Committee
during impeachment proceedings against President Nixon,
conducted by Scott Harris


Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted March 6 on one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury and one count of lying to the FBI. The jury found him not guilty on one additional charge of making a false statement to the FBI. The case grew out of the Bush administration's effort to discredit Iraq War critic and former ambassador Joseph Wilson, after he challenged the president's rationale for the 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 for its nuclear weapons program in the African nation.

Federal prosecutors claimed that Libby was given information about Valerie Plame, Wilson's wife -- a covert CIA operative -- by Dick Cheney and others; revealed this information to journalists; and when questioned by investigators, lied about his role. Libby, who also served as an assistant to President Bush, could face up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced June 5. His lawyers say they will ask for a new trial or appeal the conviction, but many Republican Party activists are demanding that President Bush give Libby a pardon.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris, spoke with former four-term New York congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, who served on the House Judiciary Committee during impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon. She assesses the Libby verdict, what it reveals about the inner workings of the White House operation to attack its critics, and where she feels the investigation should go next in Congress.

Elizabeth Holtzman is the author of "The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Handbook for Concerned Citizens," published by Nation books.

$45 Billion Texas Utility Buyout
Comes with Green Strings Attached

Interview with Jim Marston,
Texas regional director of Environmental Defense,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


If all goes according to plan, the largest leveraged buyout in U.S. corporate history will be completed in a few weeks. A Texas utility that spews that state's highest level of global warming emissions is in the process of being purchased for $45 billion by a team of private equity firms, and they set rigorous environmental requirements as part of the deal. If the deal proposed by Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Texas Pacific Group goes through, the TXU Corporation will abandon plans to build 8 of 11 coal plants in Texas and six outside the state. The company will also invest $400 million to encourage customers to use energy more efficiently and will support federal legislation for mandatory emissions curbs, among other green commitments.

Two of the nation's largest and most mainstream environmental organizations -- Environmental Defense and the Natural Resources Defense Council -- were invited to the table to endorse the plan, which they did after promoting several of the environmental initiatives that were eventually adopted.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Jim Marston, Texas regional director of Environmental Defense, who is also in charge of the group's statewide global warming campaign. He explains how environmental organizations were invited to the table, what they were able to accomplish and what precedent this deal might set for the energy industry going forward.

Contact Environmental Defense at (212) 505-2100 or visit their website at

  • Editor's note: TXU has 50 days from Feb. 25 to entertain other buyout offers.
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    This week's summary
    of under-reported news

    Compiled by Bob Nixon

    • In the two years since the U.S.-led ouster of Populist President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004 and elections in 2006, 8,000 Haitians have been killed and 35,000 wounded in political violence, mostly targeting supporters of Aristide and current President Rene Preval. ("Haiti: Poor Residents of the Capital Describe a State of Siege," InterPress Service, March 2, 2007)
    • An International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission report says Africa has 60 percent of the world's AIDS population but only 10 of the population as a whole, and Africa's homophobic stigmas, including criminalization of same sex behavior, exacerbate control of the disease. ("IGLHRC'S New Study Reveals How Anti-Gay Discrimination Fuels HIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa," International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission press release, March 1, 2007; "Off the Map," IGLHRC report executive summary)
    • A essay advocating that reporters be legally allowed to view child porn sites for journalistic research and to hold government and law enforcement accountable, is retracted after a lawsuit is threatened. ("Perilous Reporting," Extra!, January/February, 2007)

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    U.S. Politics

    "Blowback From Ohio's Stolen 2004 Election Is Escalating," by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman, Common Dreams, Mar. 20, 2007

    "U.S. Public's Support Of Iraq War Sliding Faster Now," Christian Science Monitor, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Why Conservatives Can't Govern," by Robert Borosage,, Mar. 19, 2007

    "For The Christian Right, Gay-Hating Is Just The Start," by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Are Voting Machine Purists Standing In The Way Of Reform?," by Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Military Support For GOP In Free Fall," by Bonnie Erbe, U.S. News & World Report, Mar. 14, 2007

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    Bush Regime

    "Bush: Rove Interview But No Oath Or Transcript," Associated Press, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Material Shows White House Weakened Climate Reports," The New York Times, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Senate Limits Gonzales' Hiring Authority," Associated Press, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Crime Blotter: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," by Paul Craig Roberts,, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Rove In The Dock: The Architects Of Centralized Power," by Mike Whitney, Counterpunch, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Were CIA Subpoenas Linked To San Diego Attorney's Firing?," McClatchy Newspapers, Mar. 18, 2007

    "Gonzales' Plight Puts Bush At Risk," Los Angeles Times, Mar. 18, 2007

    "Gonzales Must Go, And So, Too, The Ideology Of The Imperial Presidency," By Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Mar. 16, 2007

    "White House Security Chief Reveals No Probe Of Plame Leak There," Editor & Publisher, Mar. 16, 2007

    "Going, Going, Gone: Bush Administration has Become A Second-Rate Paranoia Operation," by Terence Samuel, The American Prospect, Mar. 16, 2007

    "Bush's Shadow Army," by Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, Mar. 15, 2007

    "Cheney: His Own Worst Enemy," by Robert Scheer, Truthdig, Mar. 13, 2007

    More newswire ...

    American Empire/War Profiteering

    "Military, In 'Death Spiral,' Ill-Prepared For Other Conflicts," Washington Post, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Into Africa," by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, Mar. 15, 2007

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    "Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

    "U.S. Troops In Iraq Want Out," Agence France Presse, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Iraq: A Country Drenched In Blood," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Iraqis Increasingly Pessimistic, Anti-U.S.," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Operation Deepening Nightmare," by Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Iraq: The Failures Of Democratization," by Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Four Years And Counting: The Anniversary From Hell," by Tom Engelhardt & Anthony Arnove,, Mar. 18, 2007

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    Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

    "Lawmakers Warn FBI Over Spy Power Abuse," Associated Press, Mar. 20, 2007

    "New FBI Rules Leave No Paper Trail For Phone Records," Washington Post, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Official Alerted FBI To Rules Abuse 2 Years Ago, Lawyer Says," The New York Times, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Guantanamo Media Ban The Last Straw," by Bronwen Maddox, The Australian/Australia, Mar. 17, 2007

    "The End Of Illegal Domestic Spying? Don't Count On It," by Joe Pitts, Washington Spectator, Mar. 16, 2007

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    Media Issues

    "The Politics Of Music And Music As Politics," by Danny Schechter, Common Dreams, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Moore Spin: Or, How Reporters Learned How To Stop Worrying And Love Nuclear Front Groups," by Diane Farsetta, Common Dreams, Mar. 16, 2007

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    "Young Take Up Signs Against Iraq Conflict," Rocky Mountain News (Colorado), Mar. 20, 2007

    "More Than 100 Arrested In NYC, SF Iraq Protests," Reuters, Mar. 20, 2007

    "Antiwar Protesters Outside Of NYSE Arrested," CNN, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Why Won't MoveOn Move Forward?," by John Stauber & Sheldon Rampton, PR Watch, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Lessons Of The Antiwar Movement: Time For A New 'New Mobe?'" by Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Iraq War Protests Continue Nationwide," Associated Press, Mar. 19, 2007

    "Christians Worship, March In Protest Of Iraq War," Religion News Service, Mar. 17, 2007

    "Sitting In To Stop The War," by Michael T. McPhearson,, Mar. 16, 2007

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