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Between The Lines
For The Week Ending June 22, 2007

  • Resignation of U.S. Attorney In Arkansas
    Linked to GOP Voter Suppression Operation

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  • On 40th Anniversary of "Six-Day War,"
    Protesters in Washington Demand End
    to Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Lands

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  • Immigration Raids in New Haven Follow
    City's Approval of ID Card Program
    Benefiting Undocumented Residents

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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:

Resignation of U.S. Attorney In Arkansas
Linked to GOP Voter Suppression Operation

Interview with
BBC-TV investigative reporter Greg Palast,
conducted by Scott Harris


The effort by Senate Democrats to hold a non-binding "no confidence" vote on the conduct of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez failed when Republicans blocked a motion to end debate and move on to vote on the measure. The June 11 "no confidence," vote grew out of increasing criticism of Gonzalez's firing of nine U.S. Attorneys, an action that many observers believe was motivated by partisan politics.

In the face of disturbing questions about Gonzalez's competence to head the Justice Department and honesty during congressional testimony, President Bush has maintained his support for the embattled attorney general. New questions about the firings arose after testimony by Monica Goodling, an assistant to Alberto Gonzalez when she spoke about the involvement of Arkansas U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin in an illegal scheme to challenge African American voters during the 2004 election, known as "voter caging."

Griffin, a close associate of White House political strategist Karl Rove, resigned May 31 after BBC Television's Greg Palast reported that John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, requested the network's evidence on Griffin's involvement in the voter "caging" lists.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Greg Palast, about the confidential emails he obtained from the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign outlining the GOP voter challenge program, and the evidence of a larger scandal that prompted Griffin to resign.

Read Greg Palast's articles online at His book, "Armed Madhouse," which reveals some of the evidence in the U.S. attorney scandal, is out in a new paperback edition.

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On 40th Anniversary of "Six-Day War,"
Protesters in Washington Demand End
to Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Lands

Interview with Omar Masri,
organizer with the
U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation,
conducted by Scott Harris


The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians rages on in the Gaza strip, where Israeli airstrikes have killed dozens of combatants and civilians, while Palestinian militant groups fire rockets on Israeli border towns. Meanwhile, escalating battles between the two rival Palestinian parties, Hamas and Fatah, have killed more than 90 people so far this year.

Thousands of miles away from the interminable violence in the Middle East, protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on June 10 to voice their opposition to U.S. policies that have supported 40 years of Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In what organizers claimed was the largest-ever national demonstration against the Israeli occupation, an estimated 5,000 protesters from across America rallied at the Capitol and marched to the White House, marking the 40th anniversary of the 6-Day War and Israeli annexation of Palestinian land. One day after the protest, on June 11, hundreds of activists descended on Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress.

Organizers of the action, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and United for Peace and Justice -- along with 300 other organizations around the country, demand a change in U.S. policy that they maintain has resulted in collective punishment and suffering for almost 4 million Palestinians through land seizures, curfews, checkpoints, and extra-judicial executions. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Omar Masri, an organizer with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, who explains the historic nature and goals of the protest.

Contact the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation by calling (202) 332-0994 or visit their website at:

Immigration Raids in New Haven Follow
City's Approval of ID Card Program
Benefiting Undocumented Residents

Interview with Father Jim Manship,
pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church,
in New Haven, Conn.,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


On June 4, New Haven, Conn., became the first city in the country to establish a municipal identity card that will be made available to citizens and non-citizens alike, including undocumented immigrants. Less than 36 hours later, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, conducted dawn raids in the city's heavily Latino Fair Haven neighborhood in which 32 immigrants were arrested and taken into custody. Agents had warrants for some of those arrested, but many others without documents were swept up in the raids, according to city officials who condemned the action. Many in New Haven viewed the raids as retaliation for the ID program and an effort at intimidation. After the raids, the neighborhood was gripped by fear, but Mayor John De Stefano Jr. has pledged to begin issuing the ID cards July 1.

St. Rose of Lima church in Fair Haven has been at the center of the struggle of the undocumented in New Haven, working with organizations such as Junta for Progressive Action and Unidad Latina en Accion. Its parishioners are mostly immigrants from Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru. Some of those arrested by ICE are members of the church, and on June 7, St. Rose was the site of a Mass and protest rally attended by about 1,500 people.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Father Jim Manship, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church. He talks about the federal raids, the city's ID card program and the role of the church in the midst of community anger.

For more information on New Haven's municipal ID card program and the federal immigration raids, contact the Junta for Progressive Action at (203) 787-0191, or visit their website at

This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Anti-poverty activists blasted the dubious pledge made by rich nations at the G8 Summit, committing $60 billion to the fight against global AIDS and to recommit to the pledge made in 2005 to double aid to Africa by 2010. ("G8 $60B in AIDS and Africa Pledge Criticized," Reuters, June 8, 2007; "Geldof Calls G8 Summit a "Farce," BBC News, June 8, 2007; "Bono -- More Leaders Slipping Up than Stepping Up for Africa at this year's G8," DATA press release, June 8, 2007)
  • In February, the Bolivian Supreme Court indicted the former president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, and pushed for his extradition from the U.S. on murder and other charges related to what is known in Bolivia as "Black October" -- but Washington has ignored the extradition request. ("Gone, But Not Forgotten," In These Times, May 2007)
  • Gay rights groups are gearing up opposition to the nomination of Dr. James W. Holsinger as U.S. surgeon general, who claimed same-sex relationships were not natural and could lead to public health problems. ("Uproar Over Surgeon General Nominee," Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2007)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 6/22/07

U.S. Politics

"A Congressional Sellout: Idiot Liberals Strike Again," by Laura Flanders, The Nation, June 14, 2007

"Dems Who Lost Their Minds," by Frank O'Donnell,, June 14, 2007

"Democratic Dinosaurs In D.C. Are Holding Us Back," by Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, June 13, 2007

"Joe Lieberman Is At It Again," by Wesley Clark, Huffington Post, June 13, 2007

"The Rich Are Making The Poor Poorer," by Barbara Ehrenreich, The Nation, June 13, 2007

"Why The Immigration Bill Died In The Senate And Will Keep Dying," by Joshua Holland, AlterNet, June 12, 2007

"Now The Democrats Are Funding Abstinence?," by James Wagoner,, June 12, 2007

"High Court Vs. Working Women," by Martha Burk,, June 8, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Bush Shafts Enron Victims," by Robert Borosage,, June 14, 2007

"Justice Department Reshapes Its Civil Right Mission," The New York Times, June 14, 2007

"Subpoenas For Two Ex-Bush Aides," Associated Press, June 13, 2007

"Ex-Justice Department Lawyer Can't Recall Role In Controversial Policies," McClatchy Newspapers, June 13, 2007

"Bush Nominates Surgeon General Who Supports 'Ex-Gay' Therapy," by Max Blumenthal, Huffington Post, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Condoleeza Rice Names The System," by Ron Jacobs, ZNet, June 13, 2007

"War In Heaven: Stopping The Arms Race In Outer Space," by Helen Caldicott & Craig Eisendrath, The New Press, June 12, 2007

"Venezuela: U.S. Fears Spread Of Chavez Example," by Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly, June 11, 2007

"Jerusalem: U.S. Congress Endorses The Right Of Conquest," by Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, June 11, 2007

"How Permanent Are Those Bases?," by Tom Engelhardt,, June 7, 2007

"Financing The Imperial Armed Forces," by Tom Engelhardt & Robert Dreyfuss,, June 7, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Bombing Of Samarra Shrine Sparks Fears Of Reprisals," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, June 14, 2007

"Nine Sunni Mosques Hit After Blast At Shrine," CNN, June 14, 2007

"Pentagon: Iraqi Violence Still Rising," Associated Press, June 13, 2007

"Iraq: Broken Lives And Broken Hearts," by Ali al-Fadhily, Inter Press Service, June 11, 2007

"Iraq Workers Strike To Keep Their Oil," by David Bacon, Truthout, June 11, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"The Cry Of The Disappeared," by Roger Cohen, International Herald Tribune, June 14, 2007

"FBI Finds It Frequently Overstepped In Collecting Data," Washington Post, June 13, 2007

"500,000 Names: FBI Terror Watch List 'Out Of Control,'" ABC News, June 13, 2007

"Torture? Uh-Uh, Not Us," by Aziz Huq,, June 13, 2007

"Forced Disappearances: It Can Happen Here," by Marie Cocco, TruthDig, June 12, 2007

"Rights Group Report On Ghost Prisoners," by William Fisher, Truthout, June 12, 2007

"In Guanatanamo, Men Shadow-Box For Their Lives," by Zachary Katznelson, Independent/UK, June 12, 2007

"Guantanamo Trials Unfair: Nuremberg Prosecutor," Reuters, June 12, 2007

"Guantanamo Takes A Hit," by Frida Berrigan,, June 11, 2007

"Life In A CIA Torture Center," by Stephen Soldz, Psyche, Science & Society, June 11, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"A New Shock Jock For Armageddon?," by Bill Berkowitz, Inter Press Service, June 14, 2007

"Blackout: Things Your Media Momma Didn't Tell You," by Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch, June 12, 2007

"Michael Savage And Bill O'Reilly Must Go," by Rory O'Connor, AlterNet, June 12, 2007

"The Silence Of The Bombs," by Norman Solomon,, June 12, 2007

More newswire ...


"The G8 Summit And The Provocateurs, Or Coming Through The Rye," by Victor Grossman, Portside, June 15, 2007

"What Do We Do Now? A 10-Step Plan For Antiwar Activists," by Bruce K. Gagnon, Counterpunch, June 14, 2007

"Eyewitness From G8 Riots," by David Rovics, Spectre, June 14, 2007

"Charges Dropped In Washington War Protest," Associated Press, June 13, 2007

"Antiwar Marine Gets General Discharge," Associated Press, June 13, 2007

"Where's The Antiwar Passion?," by John Buell, Bangor Daily News (Maine), June 12, 2007

"Out To Get ACORN," by John AZtlas,, June 11, 2007

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