BETWEEN THE LINES
A weekly radio newsmagazine
WHO WE AREBetween The Lines History
ARCHIVESPast programs (text/audio)
"Between The Lines Q&A"/Transcripts
Search The Archives
[If you don't already have the FREE RealPlayer 8 Basic, then download it here.]
BROADCAST SCHEDULEClick here to find a radio station which broadcasts Between The Lines near you.
ACTIVIST RESOURCESGlobal social justice movement resources
Collection of interviews and Web sites with contacts for breaking news about the global social justice movement. (Audio files in MP3 and RealAudio formats.)
Between The Lines at the World Social Forum
Click here to download audio files, view photos from the 2006 World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela.
SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATIONGet "Between The Lines" delivered right to your desktop! For more information, click here.
To sign up for Between The Lines Q&A, a weekly interview transcript with RealAudio link, send an email by clicking here!
To sign up for Between The Lines Weekly Summary, a summary of the week's program with RealAudio link, send an email by clicking here! Listener/Activist Network Subscriptions
Downloadable, MP3 broadcast quality audio files now available. Please contact us for our distribution schedule.
Hungry for more news from "Between The Lines?"
Many BTL interviews are excerpted from Scott Harris' WPKN program, "Counterpoint." To hear more in-depth analysis you'll rarely hear in corporate media, listen to "Counterpoint" LIVE Monday nights from 8 to 10 p.m. ET.
Listen during the above time slot by clicking here!
Scott Harris' "Counterpoint" talk show
Between The Lines Executive Producer Scott Harris' live, 2-hour "Counterpoint" program is now archived in its entirety on The White Rose Society website at www.whiterosesociety.org
For downloadable MP3s, Click here!
(Please note that this is an automated recording from WPKN's webcast Monday nights between 8-10 p.m. ET, and may include portions of other programs preceding and following "Counterpoint.")
Check out our
collection of selected in-depth interviews and other audio collectibles on our distribution production company's site at www.squeakywheel.net
WPKN Radio mentioned in Danny Schechter's "The News Dissector" column on independent media values. Click here to view the column on Mediachannel.org.
New Haven Advocate's
"Best of New Haven 2001"
-- Staff Picks --
Scott Harris, Best Radio News Reporter
WPKN Radio, 89.5 FM
"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
"The Future of Iraq: The Spoils of War," Blood and oil: How the West will profit from Iraq's most precious commodity, by Danny Fortson, Andrew Murray-Watson and Tim Webb, The Independent/UK, Jan. 7, 2007
"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, truthout.org, 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
"Martial Law Threat is Real," by Dave Lindorff, commondreams.org, July 27, 2007
"ACLU: US Constitution in Grave Danger,"United Press International, July 25, 2007
"Old-line Republican warns 'something's in the works' to trigger a police state," by Muriel Kane, Rawstory.com July 19, 2007
"Fascist America, in 10 easy steps," by Naomi Wolf, The Guardian, April 24, 2007
"The Global Gulag: Into The Shadows," by Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, 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
"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
Home | Broadcast-Quality MP3s | Archives | Search BTL Archives
About |Broadcast Schedule | Contact | Squeaky Wheel Productions
Between The Lines
Posted April 9, 2008
to this week's entire program/view the program summary.
Click here for downloadable or streaming audio, and more information.
Memo Exposes Bush Administration'sAn important Justice Department legal memorandum sheds light on the Bush administration's authorization of abuse and torture of U.S. held prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The document was made public on April 1. The memo, written in March 2003, was released after the American Civil Liberties Union requested it be declassified under the Freedom of Information Act.
Sanction of Torture
Interview with Jameel Jaffer,
director of the ACLU's National Security Project,
conducted by Scott Harris
The memo, written by John Yoo, then a deputy at the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, asserts that President Bush has unrestricted authority to order brutal interrogations to extract information from detainees and was provided to the Defense Department in March 2003. A similar memo was sent to the CIA in August 2002 which narrowly re-defined torture as methods that result in pain akin to that associated with "death, organ failure or the permanent impairment of a significant body function." Although both these memos were formally withdrawn by the Justice Department in 2004, critics assert that the legal arguments they made helped institute a culture that condoned torture within the Pentagon and CIA.
The legal document also maintained that any government agent who engaged in torture and abuse, prohibited by U.S. or international law, could defend themselves from prosecution on the basis that that the executive branch's constitutional authority to protect the nation from attack justified their actions. Between the Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jameel Jaffer, director of the American Civil Liberty Union's National Security Project. He discusses what the memo tells us about the role the Bush administration played in sanctioning torture and what Congress can do to hold government officials accountable for possible war crimes.
Jameel Jaffer is the co-author of "Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond." Contact the ACLU by calling (212) 549-2500 or visit their website at www.aclu.org
ADDITIONAL interview segments in this week's program.
BETWEEN THE LINES
(c)2008 Squeaky Wheel Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
... MORE ...
How You Can Support Between The Lines