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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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Development of Solar Power Jeopardized
by Government Freeze on
New Projects


Interview with Kate Johnson,
member of the Sierra Club's global warming and energy team,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


solarpanels

With oil being traded at over $140 a barrel, and gasoline selling for more than $4 a gallon, energy issues have risen to the top of the agenda in this year's presidential election campaign. John McCain and other Republicans are advocating the scrapping of environmental regulations to begin drilling for oil offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, as well as building new nuclear power plants. Democrat Barack Obama is pushing for increased national fuel efficiency standards to reduce consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while pledging to invest in new research to develop renewable energy sources.

One of the most promising and limitless renewable energy sources, solar power, is growing in the U.S., but is still just a tiny fraction of the total energy mix, dwarfed by fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. Energy researchers say that solar will need serious government support to become a viable alternative. But two recent developments have set up potential roadblocks. One, Congress must vote by the end of the year to extend the solar investment tax credits that have helped the industry grow, or they will expire. And two, the Bush administration just declared a moratorium on new solar projects on public lands, while it conducts environmental impact studies on the 130 applications for solar power plants already received.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Kate Johnson, a member of the Sierra Club's global warming and energy team. She describes the hurdles that solar energy companies face, the preferential treatment the fossil fuel industry receives from the Bush administration, and legislation pending in Congress that could improve solar's chances for viability.

Contact the Sierra Club by calling (202) 547-1141 or visit their website at www.sierraclub.org



ADDITIONAL interview segments in this week's program.
  • Democrats Surrender
    on Warrantless Surveillance
    and Telecom Immunity

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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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