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Between The Lines at the World Social Forum
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Scott Harris' "Counterpoint" talk show

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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"
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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


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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 Aug. 31, 2007

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USA Patriot Act Revision Gives
U.S. Attorney General New Power
on Death Row Federal Appeals


RealAudio

Interview with Richard Dieter,
executive director,
The Death Penalty Information Center,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

death

One of the revisions in the USA Patriot Act reauthorized by Congress in 2006 moves the decision-making power about whether a death row inmate has received adequate legal representation for a federal appeal from the courts to the U.S. attorney general. It also reduces the time allotted for appeals, effectively increasing the chances of innocent people being executed.

The legislation was passed and signed into law by President Bush, and implementation regulations are now being written. There is a public comment period, in which some of the regulations could be modified, but the role of the U.S. attorney general can only be changed by another act of Congress.

The number of people executed annually has dropped about 40 percent -- from 99 in 1998 to 53 last year. The number of people sentenced to death by states has also declined. But, under the Bush administration the number of federal death row inmates has increased. Overall, 3,300 people are now sitting on death row.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C. He explains how the law will work and what the impact is likely to be on prisoners facing execution.

Contact the Death Penalty Information Center at (202) 289-2275 or visit their website at www.deathpenaltyinfo.org


ADDITIONAL interview segments in this week's program.
  • Bush Administration Outsourcing
    of Work at U.S. Intelligence Agencies
    Creates Conflicts of Interest

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  • White House Withholds Key Documents
    From Congressional Investigation of Pat Tillman's Death

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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