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"The Rest of the News," New Haven Advocate, July 3, 2003


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"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
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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

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"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

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Between The Lines
For The Week Ending July 13, 2007

  • Journalists in Afghanistan
    Targeted for Assassination

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  • Congress Urged to Criminalize
    Oil Company Price Gouging

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  • Christian Right Dominionists:
    A Growing Threat to U.S. Democracy

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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:

Journalists in Afghanistan
Targeted for Assassination

Interview with Sonali Kolhatkar,
of the Afghan Women's Mission,
the Institute for Palestine Studies,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


In early June, two prominent Muslim women journalists were murdered, one in Afghanistan the other in Iraq. Zakia Zaki, 35, owner and manager of the non-governmental outlet, Peace Radio, was shot to death in her home. She was also a school headmistress and attended the 2003 meeting which drew up Afghanistan's post-Taliban constitution.

The next day, Sahar Hussein Ali al-Haydari, 44, a correspondent for the National Iraqi News Agency and the independent news agency Aswat al-Iraq, was shot to death while shopping in the city of Mosul. She was also a correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting, an organization that trains local journalists in war coverage. Her husband and four children had already fled Iraq because of death threats against her and her family.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Sonali Kolhatkar, of the Afghan Women's Mission based in the U.S. She provides some historical background on the role of journalists in Afghanistan and describes the impact of Zakia Zaki's murder on freedom of the press.

Contact the Afghan Women's Mission by calling (626) 676-7884 or visit their website at

Congress Urged to Criminalize
Oil Company Price Gouging

Interview with Tyson Slocum,
director of Public Citizen's Energy Program,
conducted by Scott Harris


While U.S. consumers have been grumbling about rising gas prices during the spring, big oil companies seem to be on track to raking in continued record profits. Exxon Mobil Corp. posted the largest annual profit in U.S. history for 2006, earning $39.5 billion, up from its previous record $36.1 billion in 2005. The world's second largest oil company, Royal Dutch Shell, reported $25.4 billion in profits for 2006, up from $25.3 billion in 2005. In May, oil refiners earned record gross profits of $37.48 a barrel, or nearly $1 per gallon of gasoline.

While the price of gas around the U.S. has come down from a record high of $3.23 a gallon on May 24, over the last five years, gas prices have nearly tripled. During that period, the average American family has seen their annual spending on gasoline increase $1,000.

Rep. Bart Stupak, Democrat of Michigan, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, recently proposed a bill that would make price gouging at the pump a crime. Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program, recently testified before Stupak's committee about gasoline prices, oil company profits and Congress' responsibility to take action on behalf of the American consumer. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Slocum, who discusses measures Congress could take that will stop price-gouging at the pump, and help decrease U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources.

Contact Public Citizen at (202) 588-1000 or visit their website

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Christian Right Dominionists:
A Growing Threat to U.S. Democracy

Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter,
Chris Hedges, author
of "American Fascists: The Christian Right
and the War on America,"
conducted by Scott Harris


Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, author of the acclaimed book, "War, A Force That Gives Us Meaning," is a Harvard Divinity School graduate and the son of a Presbyterian minister. In his new bestseller, "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America," this former New York Times foreign correspondent argues that the Christian Right in the U.S. resembles the young fascist movement in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and 30s. Those political movements, he asserts, like the Christian Right, often masked the full extent of their drive for totalitarianism and were willing to make concessions until they achieved unrivaled power.

In recent years, conservative Christian groups and their political allies have asserted their power. Through their influence in Congress, this religious coalition has moved the Supreme Court to erode women's reproductive rights, worked to block gay marriage rights, defied family members and the courts in the grotesque case of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, attacked the power of judges -- and attempted to introduce the teaching of "Creationism" in public schools.

Observers say that with millions of dollars from the Bush administration's taxpayer-funded, Faith-Based Initiative and a growing number of TV and radio stations under their control, the Christian Right is on a course to gain evermore influence in government and the nation. Between The Lines Scott Harris spoke with Chris Hedges about the warning he issues in his book that Dominionist Christians, who seek to establish a Christian state, are now waiting for an economic, social or political crisis, to move to replace America's democratic form of government.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Since the end of Angola's 27-year civil war in 2002, human rights groups claim the government has orchestrated a massive eviction campaign that has destroyed 3,000 homes in the capital city of Luanda. ("Angola: Thousands forcibly evicted in postwar boom," Human Rights Watch press release, May 15, 2007; "They Pushed Down the Houses," Human Rights Watch Summary, May 15, 2007)
  • Former Nicaraguan banana workers, who claim they became sterile after exposure to a pesticide made by Dow Chemical Company, will get their day in a California court room. ("Plantation Workers Look for Justice in the North," Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2007)
  • Walden, Colo. is on the cutting edge of developing biomass, a renewable energy supply from timber. ("Fuels from the Forest," Forest Magazine, Spring, 2007)

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Between The Lines Week Ending 7/06/07

U.S. Politics

"Neocons Try To Rally, Bully Republicans," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, July 10, 2007

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Bush Regime

"Gonzales Was Told Of FBI Violations," Washington Post, July 10, 2007

"New Privilege Claim By Bush Escalates Clash Over Firings," Washington Post, July 10, 2007

"White House In 'Panic Mode' Over GOP Revolt On Iraq," ABC News, July 9, 2007

"Bush Uses Privilege To Deny Ex-Aides' Testimony," Associated Press, July 9, 2007

"Bush Justice Is A National Disgrace," by John S. Koppel, Denver Post, July 5, 2007

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American Empire/War Profiteering

"Bush's Shielding Of Musharraf At Risk," by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, July 10, 2007

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"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Abusing Iraqi Civilians," by Bob Herbert, The New York Times, July 10, 2007

"Official: Iraq Government Missed All Targets," Associated Press, July 10, 2007

"U.S. Failing To Help Iraqi Translator And Family Targeted For Execution," by Maura Stephens, AlterNet, July 10, 2007

"Report: Wars Costing $12 Billion A Month," Associated Press, July 10, 2007

"Iraqi Oil Workers Union Founder: U.S.-Backed Oil Law Is 'Robbery,'" by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, July 9, 2007

"Carnage From The Air And The Washington Consensus," by Tom Engelhardt,, July 9, 2007

"Is The United States Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month? Or Is It More?," by Michael Schwartz, After Downing Street, July 6, 2007

"Iraq Comes Home: Soldiers Share Devastating Tales Of War," by Emily DePrang, Texas Observer, July 4, 2007

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Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"FBI Would Skirt Law With Proposed Phone Record Prpgram, Experts Say," ABC News, July 10, 2007

"62 Immigrants Die In U.S. Jails: Rights Group," Agence France Presse, July 9, 2007

"Disappeared: Five Years In Guantanamo," by Lou DuBose, The Washington Spectator, July 7, 2007

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Media Issues

"A Bloody Mirror For the Media," by Norman Solomon,, July 6, 2007

"A Memo For David Brooks," by David Corn,, July 3, 2007

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"U.S. Social Forum: The View From Canada," by Judy Rebick, ZNet, July 8, 2007

"Union Leader Embraces Green Energy As Crucial Vision For The Future," by Joan Hamilton, Sierra Magazine, July 6, 2007

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