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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"
-- 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 April 18, 2008

Posted April 9, 2008

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Film Documentary, "Body of War,"
Brings the Pain of the Iraq War Home


Interview with Phil Donahue,
award-winning TV talk show host
and co-director of "Body of War,"
conducted by Scott Harris


bodyofwar

As the Iraq War entered its sixth year, estimates range up to 1 million Iraqis dead. More than 4,000 U.S. soldiers have been killed, with another 30,000 wounded thus far in the conflict. During testimony on Capitol Hill on April 8th, Army Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker told legislators that security has improved and steps toward political reconciliation have been made. But the reality on the ground in Iraq contradicts the happy talk coming from administration officials. A recent spike in violence resulting from intense fighting between the poorly performing Iraqi Army and militias loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has cast doubt on White House proclamations that "the surge has worked."

As the casualties on all sides mount, the grim reality of the Iraq war has been hidden from the view of most Americans -- with photographs of returning caskets of U.S. soldiers banned, and the shattered lives of maimed and disfigured veterans largely forgotten. A new documentary film, recently released titled "Body of War," follows the life of Tomas Young, a 25-year-old U.S. Army Iraq War veteran, who returned home paralyzed and wheel-chairbound, later finding his voice as an anti-war activist.

The film provides an unvarnished look at the daily physical and emotional pain suffered by Young and other veterans, who sustained life-changing injuries in a war launched on a set of blatantly false justifications. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Emmy and Peabody award-winning TV talk show host Phil Donahue, co-director with Ellen Spiro of this critically acclaimed documentary film. Donahue talks about how he met Tomas Young at Walter Reed Hospital and the message he'd like audiences to take from the film.

Visit the film's website to view a preview trailer at www.bodyofwar.com

Related links:

  • Full-length interview with Phil Donahue, co-director of "Body of War," conducted by Scott Harris, Counterpoint, March 31, 2008
  • Body of War, documentary review, Time magazine
  • Body of War, documentary review, Variety magazine



ADDITIONAL interview segments in this week's program.
  • Memo Exposes Bush Administration's
    Sanction of Torture

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  • Drug Companies Pushing
    for Immunity from Patient Lawsuits

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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