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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
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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

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medichannel.org

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


ISSUES IN-DEPTH

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

Civil Liberties



"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

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Between The Lines
For The Week Ending July 4, 2008

Posted July 2, 2008

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 Democrats Surrender
on Warrantless Surveillance
and Telecom Immunity


Interview with Kevin Bankston,
senior staff attorney with
Electronic Frontier Foundation
,conducted by Scott Harris


spineless

In the tug of war between the White House and Congress over President Bush's warrantless surveillance program, it appears that the Democrats, who control both the House and Senate, have blinked. On June 20, the House passed an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by a vote of 293 to 129. The act grants sweeping new powers to the executive branch to collect data on overseas phone calls and email and provides retroactive immunity to telephone companies that participated in the president's wiretap program. If signed into law, 47 pending lawsuits filed against phone companies for their role in the spy program would be thrown out of court.

The so-called compromise bill was seen by many critics as a Democratic party surrender to the Bush administration's use of fear tactics, charging legislators who opposed the bill as "being soft on terrorism" in an important election year. Many supporters of Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, were upset by his change in position on the bill. Sen. Obama had initially opposed granting retroactive immunity to telecommunication companies involved in the spy program, but now says he will support the compromise measure when it comes up for a vote in the Senate.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has a pending class action lawsuit against phone company giant AT&T for their role in illegally allowing the NSA to monitor customer phone and email communications. Bankston discusses the failure of the FISA legislation to impose meaningful judicial oversight on the government's power to spy on Americans and hold government officials and corporations accountable for breaking the law.

Contact the Electronic Frontier Foundation by calling (415) 436-9333 or visit their website at www.stopthespying.org or www.eff.org


ADDITIONAL interview segments in this week's program.
  • Development of Solar Power Jeopardized
    by Government Freeze on
    New Projects

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  • Diebold Whistleblower Has
    Grave Concerns About
    2008 Election Integrity

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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