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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 June 8, 2007


"Images of Iraq," photographer Daniel Smith, on the eve of his sixth trip to Iraq, will speak about his unembedded experiences in the war-torn country in a visual presentation, accompanied by violinist Netta Hadari, playing music of J.S. Bach

8 p.m., Thursday, May 31
United Church on the Green,
Temple and Elm Streets, New Haven

Free food and wine, provided by local restaurants. All proceeds support charities for the people of Iraq, including Daniel's efforts to bring medical equipment/funds.
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With special guest, Scott Harris, host of the syndicated radio program, 'Between the Lines'. Q&A following.

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  • Democrats' Funding of the Iraq War
    Divides Washington from an Anti-war Nation

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  • U.S. Military Has Transformed
    into a 'Global Oil Protection Service'

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  • Amnesty: America's Violation of Human Rights
    Undermines Human Rights Everywhere

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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:

Democrats' Funding of the Iraq War
Divides Washington from an Anti-war Nation

Interview with journalist and author Anthony Arnove,
conducted by Scott Harris


After much hand-wringing and debate, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved President Bush's request for $100 billion in supplemental funding May 24. The money will be used to fight the Iraq war through Sept. 30. The House passed the legislation in a 280-142 vote, two hours later the Senate approved the bill by a 80 to14 vote. Although Democratic congressional leaders placed the measure on the agenda, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi voted against it, while Senate Majority Leader Reid supported the war funds. The leadership split was underscored by the fact that Republicans made up the majority of legislators backing the bill. In the Senate, the two leading Democratic Party presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, both opposed the bill.

Anti-war activists are angered at what they view as a betrayal of the Democratic Party's pledge to end the war made by candidates during their winning November 2006 election campaign. Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, mother of a soldier killed in Iraq, first announced she was leaving the Democratic Party, and then in disgust on Memorial Day, resigned as the "face of the American anti-war movement."

As May is shaping up to be one of the most deadly months for U.S. soldiers in recent years, public opinion polls indicate a strong majority in favor of the withdrawal of American troops. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Anthony Arnove, author of the book, "Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal." He looks at the divide between Washington politics and the growing anti-war sentiment around the nation.

Journalist Anthony Arnove is author of "Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal." Read his articles online at:

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U.S. Military Has Transformed
into a 'Global Oil Protection Service'

Interview with Michael Klare,
professor of Peace and World Security Studies,
at Hampshire College,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


The military is the largest consumer of petroleum of any sector in the U.S. economy. Huge amounts of fuel are needed to power the planes, helicopters, tanks and other equipment on which the military runs. This consumption rises dramatically during wartime, contributing a disproportionate share of ground-level pollution and climate-changing greenhouse gases.

But Michael Klare, professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., contends that -- even worse than these problems -- the U.S. military's relationship with petroleum and the countries that produce it leads to a dangerous delusion that military power will be able to keep the petrolum age going indefinitely.

In a recent article titled, "Is Energo-fascism in Your Future: The Global Energy Race and Its Consequences," Klare maintains that the U.S. military has been transformed into a global oil protection service whose primary mission is to defend America's overseas sources of oil and natural gas, while patrolling the world's major pipelines and supply routes. Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with professor Klare about the geopolitical consequence of using the U.S. military as a tool to protect America's access to Middle East oil.

Michael Klare, professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College, is the author of "Blood and Oil," and regularly publishes articles online at

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Amnesty: America's Violation of Human Rights
Undermines Human Rights Everywhere

Interview with Joshua Rubenstein,
northeast regional director with Amnesty International USA,
conducted by Scott Harris


In its 2007 annual report, Amnesty International says that Washington is undermining human rights around the world by treating the globe as one giant battlefield in the war on terror. Amnesty International Secretary-General Irene Khan says U.S. behavior is prompting other nations to use the terror threat as an excuse to violate human rights and stifle dissent. The human rights group maintains that despite the Bush administration's hardline against terrorism, these tactics have failed to reduce the threat of terrorism, while increasing mistrust and polarization between the peoples of the world.

The report notes that although the U.S. Congress has prohibited the use of dogs, hooding and sexual humiliation during interrogations of prisoners, these prohibitions do not apply to CIA interrogators or their prisoners being held in secret detention facilities.

Khan said, "One of the biggest blows to human rights has been the attempt of Western democratic states to roll back some fundamental principles of human rights, like the prohibition of torture." She strongly criticized the U.S. policy of extraordinary rendition, the kidnapping of suspects and their transfer to nations that employ torture. Amnesty's report also condemned European nations for failing to challenge Washington's policies that erode human rights. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Joshua Rubenstein, northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA, who summarizes his group's annual report and the criticism of Bush administration human rights policies.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Zimbabwe has won a narrow vote to become chair of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development even though the African government has been accused of violating basic political rights. ("Why Africa won't rein in Mugabe," Christian Science Monitor, May 16, 2007; "Who cares about the Environment? Not African Governments," Barbara Crossette, United Nations Association of USA,, May 16, 2007.)
  • The Bush administration is bankrolling a $3 million communications intercept system funded by the State Department for the Mexican government to tap telephones and monitor emails without issuing search warrants. ("Mexico to boost tapping of phones and email with U.S. aid," Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2007.)
  • The planned Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, may bring about another gold rush to the state, but its foes are worried about possible pollution damaging the state's $93 million salmon fishing industry. ("The Midas Touch," Mother Jones, May/June 2006; "Bristol Bay speaks on watershed bill," Anchorage Daily News, March 3, 2007; "Proposed Pebble Mine in the News-Updated April 27, 2007," Bristol Bay Alliance)

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Between The Lines Week Ending 6/1/07

U.S. Politics

"A Top Clinton Aide Draws Criticism From Unions," The New York Times, June 5, 2007

"Inaction On Iraq Hurting Democrats," Washington Post, June 5, 2007

"Hillary Vs. Labor," by Ari Berman, The Nation, June 5, 2007

"Jury Indicts Rep. Jefferson In Bribery Probe," Washington Post, June 5, 2007

"Will Electronic Voting Reform Create New Opportunities To Steal Elections?," by Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet, June 4, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Libby Sentenced: 30 Months Because 'Truth Matters,'" by David Corn, The Nation, June 5, 2007

"Libby Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison," by Matt Renner, Truthout, June 5, 2007

"Justice Official Said To Have Favored GOP Loyalists," Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2007

"Bush Base Erodes On Immigration Debate," ABC News, June 4, 2007

"Iraq Is Korea? Bush's Latest Appalling Historical Analogy," by Fred Kaplan, Slate, May 31, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Anti-U.S. Uproar Sweeps Italy Over Base Proposal," by David Swanson,, May 8, 2007

"Sanctions Aggravate Iranian Rights Situation," by Praful Bidwai,, May 6, 2007

"Six Questions For Laura Rozen On Iran," by Ken Silverstein, Harper's, May 4, 2007

"Duck And Cover: The Bush Administration Is Reviving The Nuclear Threat," by William D. Hartung & Frida Berrigan, In These Times, Apr. 30, 2007

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"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Anger Builds In Fallujah Over Security Crackdown," by Ali al-Fadhily, Inter Press Service, June 5, 2007

"U.S., Iraqi Troops Control Only A Third Of Baghdad," Reuters, June 4, 2007

"U.S. Can Forget About Winning In Iraq: Top Retired General," Agence France Presse, June 4, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Guantanamo Trial In Chaos After Judge Throws Out Two Cases," Guardian/UK, June 5, 2007

"The Tortured Lives Of Interrogators," Washington Post, June 4, 2007

"Judge Dismisses Charges Against Teen Gitmo Detainee," Associated Press, June 4, 2007

"Soviet-Style 'Torture' Becomes 'Interrogation,'" by Scott Shane, The New York Times, June 3, 2007

"What If Our Mercenaries Turn On Us?," by Chris Hedges, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 3, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"The Price Of Free Airwaves," by Michael J. Copps, The new York Times, June 5, 2007

"The New Media Assault On Gore," by Robert Parry, Consortium News, June 5, 2007

"A Blog Is A Little First Amendment Machine," by Jay Rosen, Huffington Post, June 5, 2007

"Media Coverage Doesn't Cut It," by Jeff Cohen,, June 1, 2007

More newswire ...


"Shaming The Official Antiwar Movement: Libertarian Conference On War And Liberty," by John V. Walsh, Counterpunch, June 5, 2007

"Vet Vows To Continue Speaking Out," Kansas City Star (Missouri), June 4, 2007

"Cindy Sheehan's Farewell," by John Nichols, The Nation, June 2, 2007

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