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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,, 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,, 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, 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,, 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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Washington Intensifies
Verbal Attack on Iran

Interview with Reese Erlich,
radio journalist and author,
conducted by Scott Harris


In a dramatic pronouncement made at an Oct. 17 Capitol Hill press conference, President Bush told U.S. and international reporters, "...if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing (Iran) from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon." Bush's dangerously blunt comments, and new unilateral sanctions targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guard, make clear the rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

While the U.S. has been ratcheting up their accusations that Iran is supplying arms to Iraqi militia groups attacking American soldiers, Iran has charged that the Bush administration is supporting ethnic insurgent attacks and bombings targeting their Islamic government.

With the Sept. 26 Senate passage of the Kyl-Lieberman amendment declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, some observers fear that President Bush could soon order a U.S. air strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, triggering a wider war in the region. Between the Lines' Scott Harris spoke with award-winning radio journalist and author, Reese Erlich, who assesses the causes of the rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

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Regional Iraq War Protests
Draw 100,000

Report on Boston's anti-Iraq war protests,
one of 11 regional demonstrations
on Oct. 29 across the U.S.,
produced by Melinda Tuhus

antiwar protest

On Oct. 27, 11 anti-war rallies were held around the U.S., organized by United for Peace and Justice, which estimates that more than 100,000 people participated. Protesters demanded the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, no new war on Iran, funding for human needs and defending civil liberties. Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus attended the march and rally in Boston, and filed this report.

Interviews and speeches feature:

Marine Sgt. Liam Madden was serving in Iraq when he helped organize the Appeal for Redress, getting other active duty members of the military to write letters to their members of Congress opposing the war. He was honorably discharged and now serves on the Board of Directors of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Annie Diemand is a member of Military Families Speak Out, which now includes 3,700 families. She told the crowd her son and daughter-in-law are both serving in Iraq.

On the Boston Common near the stage, a striking tableau was enacted by three identical triplets. One was dressed as an Iraqi civilian, one as a U.S. soldier, and one as a victim of the attack on 9/11. Two red ribbons were unfurled, one illustrating the fewer than 3,000 American civilians killed on September 11, and a longer one representing the almost 4,000 U.S.military casualties in Iraq. A long, wide swath of red fabric cascaded across the grass from the feet of the sister portraying the Iraqi civilian to indicate the up to one million civilian deaths in the war.

After the rally, an estimated 10,000 people marched a short distance to Copley Square and back to the Common, accompanied by a lively brass band.

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Bush/Cheney Succeed
in Reviving Imperial Presidency

Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning,
Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage,
conducted by Scott Harris


Before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney came to Washington determined to restore the power of the executive branch restrained by Congress in the aftermath of the Nixon era Watergate scandals. After 9/11, the Bush administration used the justifiable concerns of the American people over security, and transformed their fear into a power grab.

Over the course of the last seven years, President Bush has unilaterally renounced international treaties, ordered the detention of suspected terrorists without charge or trial, authorized the abuse and torture of prisoners, approved warrantless wiretapping of American's phone and email communications, and imprisoned U.S. citizens as enemy combatants. Taken together, these actions make clear President Bush's intention, and success, in setting precedents for strengthening the power of the Oval Office while undermining constitutionally mandated checks and balances.

In 2007, Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of national legal affairs focusing on the Bush administration's attack on the separation of powers. He has written extensively on President Bush's more than 750 signing statements on congressionally passed-laws that he claims the unilateral right to re-interpret or disregard. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Savage about his new book titled, "Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Persidency and the Subversion of American Democracy."

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Wave of violence in eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo may have passed, but civilian populations there continue to face high levels of violence from the Congolese Army and rebel troops loyal to dissident Hutu General Lauren Nkunda. ("DRC: Hospital's Tale Reveals Missing Children, Brutalized Women," Inter Press Service, Oct. 24, 2007; "Caught in a Web of Clashes Between Armed Groups," UN Integrated Regional Information Network, Oct. 25, 2007; U.S. Plans to Train Congo Anti-Rebel Force -- Diplomat," Reuters, Oct. 29, 2007)
  • Environmental groups are split over political strategy as the U.S. Senate starts debate over a global warming bill. ("A Green Tug-of-War," The Grist, Oct. Oct. 25, 2007)
  • Hillary's fundraising machine has attracted some unusual fundraising bedfellows, including those who helped bail out George W. Bush's failing Spectrum oil company as well as those who raised money for rightwing figures like Jesse Helms and Al D'Amato. ("Hillary's Mystery Money Men," The Nation, Nov. 5, 2007)

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U.S. Politics

"Giuliani On Torture,"by Anonymous Liberal, Salon, Oct. 25, 2007

"More Positive Steps From Democratic Candidates On Rule Of Law, Amnesty,"by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Oct. 24, 2007

"The Nuclear Democrats,"by Corporate Crime Reporter, Counterpunch, Oct. 24, 2007

"Haunted By The Hippie,"by Paul Waldman, The American Prospect, Oct. 24, 2007

"Dodd's Make Or Break Moment: Standing Up Against Domestic Spying,"by David Lindorff, Counterpunch, Oct. 23, 2007

"Dodd Engages The Netroots,"by Ari Melber, The Nation, Oct. 23, 2007

"Scenes From The Bewildered Right,"by Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect, Oct. 23, 2007

"Dem Candidate: Warrantless Wiretaps A 'Victory' For Terrorists,"Raw Story, Oct. 23, 2007

"The Iran Wedge,"by Paul Starr, The American Prospect, Oct. 23, 2007

"Is The U.S. Just Tired Of Bush Or Have Conservatives Had It?,"by Michael Tomasky, Guardian/UK, Oct. 22, 2007

"New Openings For Public Financing,"by Marc Caplan, The American Prospect, Oct. 22, 2007

"Pelosi's Stark Rebuke,"by Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation, Oct. 21, 2007

"Harry Reid Works To Ensure Telecom Amnesty, Warrantless Surveillance,"by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Oct. 19, 2007

"Will The GOP Election Theft Machine Do It Again In 2008?,"by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman, The Free Press (Columbus, OH), Oct. 19, 2007

"Is It Time For The Democrats To Start Panicking?,"by Terence Samuel, The American Prospect, Oct. 19, 2007

"Giuliani, McCain: U.S. Should Prepare To Use Force Against Iran,"Associated Press, Oct. 16, 2007

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"The Bush Era's Dark Legacy Of Torture,"by Liliana Segura, AlterNet, Oct. 27, 2007

"The Case Against Mukasey,"by Scott Lemieux, The American Prospect, Oct. 26, 2007

"Attorney General Nominee Says Wiretapping Without Warrant Is Constitutional,"Associated Press, Oct. 26, 2007

"FEMA Meets The Press, Which Happens To Be...FEMA,"Washington Post, Oct. 26, 2007

"Torture Complaint Filed Against Rumsfled,"Associated Press, Oct. 26, 2007

"The Collapse Of Bush's Foreign Policy,"by Juan Cole, Salon, Oct. 24, 2007

"White House 'Eviscerated' Testimony Regarding Climate Change And Health,"Associated Press, Oct. 24, 2007

"Panel Presses Nominee To Denounce Waterboarding,"The New York Times, Oct. 24, 2007

"Is A Presidential Coup Under Way?,"by Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown, Oct. 23, 2007

"Bush's Heated 'World War III' Rhetoric,"by Brent Budowsky, Consortium News, Oct. 23, 2007

"On The Defensive: Bush's Last Resort,"by Amanda Terkel, The American Prospect, Oct. 23, 2007

"On The Eve Of Destruction,"by Scott Ritter, TruthDig, Oct. 22, 2007

"General Claims Bush Gave 'Marching Orders' On Aggressive Interrogation At Guantanamo,"Raw Story, Oct. 22, 2007

"Michael Mukasey: Another Loyal Bushie,"by Marjorie Cohn, Common Dreams, Oct. 22, 2007

"Echoes Of 2003: Cheney Calls Iran An Obstacle To Peace,"Reuters, Oct. 21, 2007

"Senators Clash With Nominee Over Torture And Limits Of Law,"The New York Times, Oct. 19, 2007

"Mukasey And The Doctrine Of Detention,"by Deborah Pearlstein, The American Prospect, Oct. 19, 2007

"Bush's Pentagon Papers: The Urge To Confess,"by Tom Engelhardt,, Oct. 19, 2007

"Mukasey Should Be Confirmed Only If He Agrees To Appoint A Special Prosecutor,"by Elizabeth Holtzman, The Progressive, Oct. 19, 2007

"Constitutional Scholar: 9/11 'Highly Convenient' In Allowing Bush To Expand Power,"by David Edwards & Nick Juliano, Raw Story, Oct. 16, 2007

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Middle East Analyst & Historian Juan Cole on U.S. War Plans Against Iran, Turkey and His New Book 'Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East,'"by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, Oct. 23, 2007

"The Costs Of War For Oil,"by Bonnie Bricker & Adil E. Shamoo, Foreign Policy in Focus, Oct. 19, 2007

"The Secret History Of The Impending War With Iran That The White House Doesn't Want You To Know,"by John H. Richardson, Esquire, Oct. 18, 2007

"Neighbors Join Call Against Attack On Iran,"Washington Post, Oct. 17, 2007

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"In Turkey, Pressure Builds To Attack Iraq,"Los Angeles Times, Oct. 27, 2007

"Revenging Bloodshed: Who Would You Believe?,"by Brian Cloughley, Counterpunch, Oct. 26, 2007

"Creating A Second War Within Iraq,"by Goran Sadjadi, ZNet, Oct. 26, 2007

"Bush's Free-Fire Zones,"by Robert Parry, Consortium News, Oct. 25, 2007

"(Un)Fair Game: Targeting Iraqis As 'Big Game,'"by Tom Engelhardt & Nick Turse,, Oct. 25, 2007

"Trillion Dollar War: Afghanistan And Iraq Set To Cost More Than Korea And Vietnam,"Independent/UK, Oct. 24, 2007

"Rain Of Terror In The U.S. Air War In Iraq,"by Chris Floyd, Salon, Oct. 23, 2007

"Iraqis Place Sadr City Toll At 17 As Confusion Over Sunday Fighting Continues,"McClatchy Newspapers, Oct. 22, 2007

"Turkish Offensive Would Lead To Humanitarian Crisis, ICRC Warns,"IRIN, Oct. 22, 2007

"Bush's Neo-Imperialist War,"by John Judis, The American Prospect, Oct. 22, 2007

"'Only Part Of Her Neck And Jaw Remained,'"by debel u, Daily Kos, Oct. 17, 2007

"The Casualties Of Iraq,"by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, Oct. 17, 2007

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Breaking Down An Innocent Man: The FBI's Right To Threaten Torture,"by James Bovard, Counterpunch, Oct. 27/28, 2007

"Guantanamo Military Lawyer Breaks Ranks To Condemn 'Unconscionable' Detention,"Independent/UK, Oct. 27, 2007

"Naomi Wolf's Guide To Restoring Liberty In America,"by Naomi Wolf, FireDogLake, Oct. 26, 2007

"The Guantanamo Suicides: Who Is Telling The Truth?,"by Andy Worthington, Counterpunch, Oct. 24, 2007

"Wiretapping At Its Worst,"by Brian Beutler, Media Consortium, Oct. 24, 2007

"The Persecution Of Lt. Cmdr. Diaz,"by Scott Horton, Harper's, Oct. 23, 2007

"Does Senate FISA Bill Immunize FBI 'Black-Bag Jobs?,'"by Declan McCullagh, CNet News, Oct. 22, 2007

"When Words Are Weapons: Interview With Sherman Austin"by Aura Bogado, ZNet, Oct. 21, 2007

"Claims Of Secret CIA Jail For Terror Suspects On British Island To Be Investigated,"Guardian/UK, Oct. 19, 2007

"Burma On The Potomac: Another Step Deeper Into Tyranny,"by Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, Oct. 19, 2007

"Why, Even If You Haver Nothing To Hide, Government Surveillance Threatens Your Freedom,"by John W. Dean, FindLaw, Oct. 19, 2007

"Academic Freedom At Risk,"by Saree Makdisi, Counterpunch, Oct. 18, 2007

"Has UK Been Complicit In U.S. Torture Program?,"Independent/UK, Oct. 17, 2007

"The Truth About Telecom Amnesty,"by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Oct. 17, 2007

"Gitmo Whistleblower Condemns Proposals To Hold New Tribunals,"by Andy Worthington, Counterpunch, Oct. 17, 2007

"Top Spy Asked To Explain Pre-9/11 Spying Allegations,"Wired News, Oct. 15, 2007

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"The War In The Media,"by Justin Raimondo,, Oct. 26, 2007

"Journalism And Its Discontents,"by Sidney Blumenthal, Salon, Oct. 25, 2007

"The Animal Farm At Home: Myanmar, Iraq, the Empire, And Last Sunday's New York Times,"byPaul Street, ZNet, Oct. 23, 2007

"U.S. Media Control In Iraq And Elsewhere,"by Roger Bybee, ZNet, Oct. 22, 2007

"The Left Must Remain In The Conversation,"by Phillip Bannowsky, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), Oct. 21, 2007

"The False Beltway Script Never Changes,"by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Oct. 21, 2007

"Who's Afraid Of Michael Moore?,"by John Pilger, The New Statesman/UK, Oct. 21, 2007

"Howie Kurtz, Shailagh Murray And The Vapid Petty Beltway Media Mind,"by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Oct. 20, 2007

"An Assault On Media Diversity And Democracy,"by John Nichols, The Nation, Oct. 19, 2007

"Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic,"Associated Press, Oct. 19, 2007

"FOX (Pro) Business News Is The Latest Insult To Your Intelligence,"by Danny Schechter, Huffington Post, Oct. 17, 2007

More newswire ...


"Protesters Call For End To Iraq War,"Reuters, Oct. 27, 2007

"Iraqi Blood Is 'On Your Hands,' Antiwar Protester Tells Condi,"Raw Story, Oct. 24, 2007

"Protester Waves Blood-Colored Hands In Rice's Face,"Reuters, Oct. 24, 2007

"UAW Sellout At GM And Chrysler,"by Stephen Lendman, ZNet, Oct. 23, 2007

"More Than 60 Arrested Near Capitol,"The Hill, Oct. 22, 2007

"Dropkick Murphys: Friends To The Working Class,"by Paul Piwko & Sarah Bromley, Dollars and Sense, Oct. 22, 2007

"Seven Protesters Arrested At Blackwater's Headquarters,"Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), Oct. 21, 2007

"Victories In The New Labor Movement,"San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 21, 2007

"Scuffle But No Arrests At IMF/World Bank Protest,"Washington Post, Oct. 21, 2007

"Priests Protesting Torture At Fort Huachuca Jailed For Justice,"by Bill Quigley, Common Dreams, Oct. 17, 2007

"Dissent From The Front Lines,"by Robert Scheer, TruthDig, Oct. 167, 2007

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