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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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New Haven Advocate's
"Best of New Haven 2001"
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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 Jan. 4, 2008

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Despite Environmental and Economic Hazards,
Nuclear Power Industry Lobbies Congress for New Reactors


RealAudio

Interview with Jim Riccio,
nuclear policy analyst with Greenpeace USA,
conducted by Scott Harris


nukes

Editor's Note: This interview was recorded before the passage of congressional energy legislation, signed into law by President Bush, and approval of an appropriations bill that provided $18.5 billion for loan guarantees to support development of new nuclear power plants.

The Energy Independence and Security Act mandates higher fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks and requires the annual production of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022. But the legislation did not cut tax subsidies for oil companies, funds which were to be used to support research and development of alternative renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal.


The House passage of an energy bill on Dec. 6 made a clean break with the previous GOP-controlled Congress, which had bent over backwards to protect multinational energy companies that have seen record-breaking profits in recent years. Prior legislation lavished huge tax breaks on Big Oil and did little or nothing to mandate an increase in vehicle fuel economy and the use of renewable energy sources.

While negotiations proceed between the House and the U.S. Senate, where the Republican minority can launch a filibuster to derail legislation, the issue of taxpayer subsidies to build new nuclear power plants is still unresolved. The nuclear industry’s best friend on Capitol Hill, Sen. Pete Domenici, Republican of New Mexico, failed to in his effort to include billions of dollars in subsidies to build new nuclear power plants across the U.S. But undeterred, Domenici continues to work for the inclusion of $25 billion in loan guarantees for new nukes in the pending Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations bill.

While nuclear power is now being touted by some as a green energy source that can be used to offset carbon emissions contributing to global climate change, many environmentalists challenge the notion that nukes are environmentally safe. According to the Rocky Mountain Institute, each dollar invested in electricity efficiency displaces nearly seven times more carbon than a dollar invested in nuclear power. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jim Riccio, nuclear policy analyst with Greenpeace USA, who looks at the environmental and economic hazards of nuclear power and the well-financed campaign launched to revive the once moribund industry.

Contact the Greenpeace USA at (202) 462-1177 or visit their website at www.greenpeaceusa.org Related links:


ADDITIONAL interview segments in this week's program.
  • International Movement Opposes
    U.S. Deployment of Anti-Missile System
    in Poland and Czech Republic

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  • Apollo Alliance Advocates Restructuring
    of U.S. Economy to Limit
    Effects of Global Warming

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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