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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

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For The Week Ending Sept. 19, 2008


U.S. Politics

"So Much for 'Country First,'" by Eugene Robinson, Washington Post, Sept. 2, 2008

"Top Ten Most Disturbing Facts and Impressions of Sarah Palin," by AlterNet staff, AlterNet, Sept. 2, 2008

"What Does "Feminists for Life" Tell Us About Palin?," by Marcy Bloom, RH Reality Check, Sept. 2, 2008

"No Experience Necessary: How Sarah Palin made the GOP change its mind about presidential qualifications," by Michael Kinsley, Slate, Aug. 31, 2008

"McCain's Reckless Choice Says a Lot About Conservatives," by E.J. Dionne, Truthdig, Aug. 31, 2008

"Obama Goes Beyond Oratory," by Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect, Aug. 29, 2008

"McCain's Sexist VP Pick," by Ann Friedman, The American Prospect, Aug. 29, 2008

"Obama's Grand Speech: Reason for Hope," by David Corn, Mother Jones, Aug. 29, 2008

"Obama's Progressive, Populist Agenda: 'Now Is Not the Time for Small Plans,'" by Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet, Aug. 29, 2008

"McCain's Palin Gamble: Untested Governor Is Only a 'Heartbeat' Away from the White House," by Joshua Holland, AlterNet, Aug. 29, 2008

"Dinner with the Ruling Class, Lunch In the Police State," by David Sirota, Open Left, Aug. 28, 2008


Bush Regime

"White House Iraq strategy is to help McCain win in November," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Sept. 2, 2008

"Report Faults Gonzales on Data," Associated Press, Sept. 2, 2008


American Empire/War Profiteering

"Putin's Ruthless Gambit: The Bush Administration Falters in a Geopolitical Chess Match," by Tom Engelhardt & Michael Klare, TomDispatch, Sept. 2, 2008

"Russia Calls NATO's Bluff," by William Pfaff, Truthdig, Sept. 2, 2008

"The Middle East and Oil," by Alberto Cruz, Pueblos/CEPRID, Sept. 2, 2008

"U.S.-Russian Relations: Current Tensions Reflect Past Foreign Policy Failures," by Mark Weisbrot, ZNet, Aug. 31, 2008


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"US hands control of Anbar province to Iraqi military," by Patrick Cockburn, Independent/UK, Sept. 2, 2008

"Why Its Iraqi 'Client' Blocked US Long-Term Presence," by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, Sept. 2, 2008

"Pakistani city of Peshawar could fall to Taliban as fear and attacks grow," Telegraph/UK, Aug. 30, 2008

"Surging in Afghanistan: Too Much, Too Late?," by Tom Engelhardt& Ann Jones, TomDispatch, Aug. 28, 2008


Civil Liberties

" Boot print on his back: Photographs, video of 17-year-old RNC protester after run-in with police," by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Independent, Sept. 2, 2008

"Youth in iconic RNC protest photo was later beaten by police, according to his mother," by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Independent, Sept. 2, 2008

"Silencing the Town Crier," by Leslie Griffith, Truthout, Sept. 2, 2008

"Preemptive Strikes Against Protest at RNC," by Marjorie Cohn, Common Dreams, Sept. 2, 2008

"Did a Mississippi ICE Raid Protect Rightwing Politicians?," by David Bacon, ZNet, Sept. 2, 2008

"Happy Labor Day: Riot Police Defend the Mall of America from Workers," Twin Cities Indymedia (Minnesota), Sept. 1, 2008

"RNC Raids Have Been Targeting Video Activists," by Liliana Segura, AlterNet, Sept. 1, 2008

"British Court Rules Against UK and US in Case of Guantánamo Torture Victim Binyam Mohamed," by Andy Worthington, ZNet, Sept. 1, 2008

"This Is What Happens When You Use Terrorism Laws to Investigate Hippies," by emptywheel, Emptywheel, Aug. 31, 2008

"Habeas Corpus in Ramsey County, MN," by Lindsay Beyerstein, Campaign Silo, Aug. 31, 2008

"Federal government involved in raids on protesters," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Aug. 31, 2008

"Dozens Detained Ahead of Convention," The New York Times, Aug. 30, 2008

"It can't happen here? It already has...," by Rich Broderick, Twin Cities Daily Planet (Minnesota), Aug. 30, 2008

"Dangerous Environmental Terrorists Prevented From Demonstrating Solar Panels At RNC," by Jane Hamsher, Firedoglake, Aug. 30, 2008

"National Lawyers Guild: What police seized was not 'weaponized' urine," Minnesota Independent, Aug. 30, 2008

"Police Break Down Doors in Night-Time Raid on Anarchist Meeting," Twin Cities Daily Planet (Minnesota), Aug. 30, 2008

"Massive police raids on suspected protesters in Minneapolis," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Aug. 30, 2008

"Yet Another Obscenity Trial? We Should Be Ashamed," by Dr. Marty Klein, AlterNet, Aug. 29, 2008

"Extraordinary Rendition, Extraordinary Mistake," by Sangitha McKenzie Millar, Foreign Policy in Focus, Aug. 29, 2008

"VIDEO: Thuggish Cops Arrest ABC News Producer," by Blue Texan, Firedoglake, Aug. 28, 2008

"Berkeley Campus Police Raid Long Haul, Seizing Computers, Disks, Drives," Berkeley Daily Planet (California), Aug. 27, 2008

"Protesters at Democratic Convention Fly The 'Cage,'" Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 27, 2008

"Police Seize Journalists Notes About RNC Protest Plans," by Ken Avidor, Daily Kos, Aug. 27, 2008

"3 N.Y. videographers in town for RNC claim police harassment in Minneapolis," St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota), Aug. 26, 2008


Environment and Sustainability

"Beyond Carbon: Scientists Worry About Nitrogen's Effects," The New York Times, Sept. 1, 2008


Media Issues

"Digital TV: A Giveaway to Corporate Media," by Bruce Dixon, Black Agenda report, Aug. 28, 2008

"Networks Sleep While Democracy Burns," by Timothy Karr, Huffington Post, Aug. 27, 2008



"250 protesters arrested, including Amy Goodman," San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 2, 2008

"Hundreds protest poverty, homelessness as GOP meet," Associated Press, Sept. 2, 2008

"Kingsnorth protest: Activists to use climate change as defence for £30,000 tower damage," Guardian/UK, Sept. 2, 2008

"Hundreds of Chicago Students Boycott School Over Funding Disparities," Chicago Tribune, Sept. 2, 2008

"Unions Create Their Own MoveOn," by David Moberg, The Nation, Sept. 1, 2008

"Protests for peace in a military stronghold: Virginia Beach," Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 1, 2008

"Green hat uprising: National Lawyers Guild tries to halt police raids," Twin Cities Daily planet (Minnesota), Aug. 31, 2008

"Labor: United and Divided," by Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect, Aug. 28, 2008

"Tennesse Peace Activist Participates in 500 Mile Walk," by Joshua Brollier, The Leaf Chronicle, Aug. 27, 2008


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