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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.)

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Scott Harris' "Counterpoint" talk show

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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

"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

"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

"FBI Memo: Tactics Used During Protests And Demonstrations" Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oct. 15, 2003

"F.B.I. Scrutinizes Antiwar Rallies" by Eric Lichtblau, New York Times, Nov. 23, 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

Multi-Ethnic Issues Advocacy

Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson's Commentaries, The Hutchinson Report
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Between The Lines
For The Week Ending May 25, 2007

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Could Blackwater USA,
a Right-wing Led Mercenary Army,
Threaten American Democracy?

RealAudio

Interview with Jeremy Scahill,
author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army,"
conducted by Scott Harris

blackwater

In his new best-selling book, "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army," investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill asserts that the private military contractor and security firm Blackwater USA, is the elite Praetorian Guard for the Bush administration's "global war on terror," with its own military base, a fleet of 20 aircraft, and 20,000 soldiers at the ready.

Blackwater USA first came to the American public's attention in March 2004, when four Blackwater contractors were killed in an ambush in Falluja, Iraq. The men were burned and strung up on a bridge over the Euphrates River. This later led to a brutal U.S. counterattack on Fallujah, which killed hundreds of civilians, fueling the Iraqi insurgency. As Scahill writes in his book, thousands of soldiers of fortune working with Blackwater and other mercenary armies in Iraq, comprise a parallel military, immune from prosecution under Iraqi law and unaccountable under the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Blackwater's founder, Erik Prince, is a multi-millionaire, right-wing Christian fundamentalist ex-Navy Seal. Prince and his family have a long history of bankrolling many right-wing causes and are big supporters of President Bush. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jeremy Scahill about Erik Prince's religious philosophy and why he feels that outsourcing the U.S. military could, in the not too distant future, threaten America's democracy.

Learn more about Blackwater and other private military contractors at Scahill's website: www.blackwaterbook.com

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ADDITIONAL interview segments in this week's program.
  • Bush Administration Firing of U.S. Attorneys
    Linked to GOP Election Strategy

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  • State of the World's Mothers
    and Children Report:
    28,000 Preventable Child Deaths a Day

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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