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"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
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Issues of Race InjectedAs the presidential candidates gear up for the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primary elections, where voters in 24 states will cast ballots for 2,700 Democratic and Republican convention delegates, issues of race have found their way into the debate. Not long after Hillary Clinton's controversial comments praising President Johnson for the role he played in helping Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. achieve the goals of the American civil rights movement, several right-wing talk show hosts have attacked Sen. Barak Obama's pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright, charging that he promotes black racial separatism.
Into Primary Election Battles
Just days before Republican voters went to the polls in South Carolina's Jan. 19 primary election, GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee appealed to voters on the issue of race, asking his fellow candidates to stop calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from government offices. In what seemed like a coordinated effort, an Atlanta-based group, Americans for the Preservation of American Culture, ran radio ads which attacked John McCain for his opposition to flying the Confederate flag on public buildings. Columnist Max Blumenthal wrote that making coded appeals to white racism is nothing new for Huckabee, "Indeed, well before he was a nationally known political star, Huckabee nurtured a relationship with America's largest white supremacist group, the Council of Conservative Citizens.
As America celebrated the life and work of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 21, the 2008 presidential election is increasingly becoming both a magnet for racial tension and providing opportunities to transcend a volatile issue which has long divided the people of the United States. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior pastor of the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Wash., D.C. Hagler, a longtime activist, looks at the issues of race and social justice, which have emerged in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Visit The Plymouth United Church of Christ website at www.plymouth-ucc.org
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