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BTL:Unending Conflict & 35 Years of Occupation Take Psychological Toll on... (tags)
...Exhausted Palestinian Population. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Dr. Elia Awwad, director of Mental Health Services in the Palestinian territories with the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
BTL:Former Intelligence Officer Accuses White House & Pentagon of Providing... (tags)
"Former Intelligence Officer Accuses White House and Pentagon of Providing Direct Support for Failed Venezuelan Coup Attempt". Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Wayne Madsen, who now serves as the Washington correspondent for Intelligence Online based in Paris.
Hundreds of Israeli Army Reservists Refuse to Serve in Occupied Territories (tags)
Lt. Noam Wiener is a 27-year-old lieutenant in the Israeli Army Reserves and a law student who has signed the Courage to Refuse declaration. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Lt. Wiener about why he has refused to serve in the occupied territories and in so doing, risk imprisonment.
BTL: Jim Hightower's Rolling Thunder Down-home Democracy Tour Organizes... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jim Hightower about the historical roots of the Democracy Tour.
Grassroots Campaign Launched to Oppose Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump and... (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Deborah Katz, executive director of the Citizens Awareness Network, which organized the Wesleyan conference.
BTL: Escalating Violence Between Israelis and Palestinians Interferes with... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Hussein Ibish, communications director with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, who discusses the relationship between a possible future U.S. attack on Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Bush Administration Poised to Escalate US Involvement in Colombia's Civil War (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with investigative journalist Al Giordano, publisher of the online magazine Narco News, who takes a critical look at the Bush admin's plan for deeper involvement in Colombia's four-decade-long civil war.
NAFTA's Chapter 11 Provision Protects Corporate Profits, Undermines... (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Dan Seligman, director of the Sierra Club's Trade Program.
BTL: Federal Court Decision Will Open Floodgates for… (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Robert McChesney, research professor at the University of Illinois and author of the book "Rich Media, Poor Democracy".
BTL White House Drive for New War with Iraq Faces International Opposition (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Denis Halliday, former Under-Secretary General at the UN in charge of Iraq's oil for food program, who resigned his post in protest of economic sanctions in 1998. Halliday examines Washington's war plans and the potential threat that Iraq poses to its neighbors and the U.S.
BTL: Children's Defense Fund Pushes Congressional Bill to Repair 1996 Welfare... (tags)
Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Marian Wright Edelman about her group's proposals to lift children out of poverty, the price tag of the program, and her reaction to the President's adoption of the Defense Fund's slogan.
...Protest Against U.S. Army's School of the Americas Will Proceed in November. (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with SOA Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois about the group's decision to go forward with their November demonstration, given the changed climate after Sept. 11th and the status of Congressional legislation to close the school.
Humanitarian Aid Group Critical of U.S. Military Food Drops During... (tags)
Nicholas DeTorrente, executive director of Doctors Without Borders' U.S. office, critically assesses the Afghan refugee crisis and the Bush administration's decision to air drop military food rations over Afghanistan.
America's UN Ambassador and White House Nominee for State Dept Post Could... (tags)
Larry Burns is executive director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs based in Washington, D.C. He spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about the Bush administration's choice of Negroponte and Reich for high government posts and how this may adversely affect U.S. credibility in the fight against terrorism.
Columnist Nat Hentoff Urges Citizens to Oppose the Coup D'Etat Against... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with author and columnist Nat Hentoff, who says that despite their concern about safety, Americans should oppose a "coup d'etat" against the Bill of Rights that he and other civil libertarians fear has been underway since the Sept.11 terror attacks(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).
Catholic Bishop Opposes U.S. War in Afghanistan... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit. Gumbleton, who has been an outspoken critic of U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq, proclaims his opposition to the war in Afghanistan and argues for a thorough examination of U.S. foreign policy to strike at the roots of terrorism
U.S. Attack on Afghanistan Could Provoke Dangerous Backlash Across Muslim World (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, who assesses reaction in the Muslim world to the U.S. bombing campaign and the possible repercussions for governments supporting the U.S. war against terrorism.
Changed Political Climate Affects Struggle to Stop Navy Bombing Exercises... (tags)
Robert Rabin is with the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques. He spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about the changing political climate in the wake of the terror assaults, that could allow the Navy base to remain on Vieques indefinitely.
Osama bin Laden and Taliban Products of Cold War Battle Against Soviet Union (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sonali Kolhatkar, vice president with the Afghan Women's Mission, who summarizes the history of U.S. relations with Islamic fundamentalist groups in Afghanistan, while expressing concern about the character of new U.S. allies there.
U.S. Peace Movement Confronts Unique Set of Issues in Responding to... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with peace activist David McReynolds, who has worked for many years with the War Resisters League based in New York City. McReynolds examines the issues confronting the U.S. peace movement, in the wake of assaults on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Bush Rallies Public Support for War Against Terrorism But Critics Warn... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive Magazine, who assesses the Bush administration's handling of the national crisis and the political climate that has emerged following the terror strikes against the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Progressive Religious Leaders Issue Call for a Faith-based Response to Terrorism (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with the Rev. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners Magazine, who summarizes the statement he helped draft and his concerns as America and the world enter a new and dangerous era.
Will Bush Administration Respond to the Assaults with Indiscriminate Violence? (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Joy Gordon, an attorney and professor of philosophy at Fairfield University in Connecticut, who specializes in the study of ethics and human rights.
The Nation Questions Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Failed... (tags)
Lou Wolf is the co-founder and publisher of Covert Action Quarterly. He spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about the apparent failure of U.S. intelligence agencies.
Corporate Media Coverage of Terror Strikes Ignore... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Robert Jensen, associate professor of journalism at the University of Texas, Austin, who evaluates the credibility and bias found in mainstream corporate media reporting of the devastating New York-Washington terror attacks.
Search for Answers: Who Will Bush Target for Retaliation? (tags)
Between The Lines' Denise Manzari spoke with retired Navy Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll of the Center for Defense Information, who looks at the forces that may have been responsible for the terror attack and how the Bush administration and the U.S. military may react.
New York-Washington Terror Attacks Aggravate Xenophobia and... (tags)
In our first interview, Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sarah Wunsch, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, who considers the shocking terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. and their likely impact on civil liberties for U.S. citizens and immigrants.
After 6 Years Leading AFL-CIO, John Sweeney Has Achieved Mixed Results (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with David Moberg, a senior editor at In These Times, who assesses John Sweeney's leadership and the institutional barriers hindering union organizing in the U.S.
Coalition Protesting Policies of World Bank and IMF Lays Out 4 Key Demands... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Robert Naiman, senior analyst with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, currently working with the Mobilization for Global Justice, who lays out the demands of labor, environmental, and human rights groups coming to Washington, D.C. the last week in September.
U.S. Walkout of World Conference Against Racism Criticized by... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Ron Daniels, executive director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, who examines the U.S. walkout of the World Conference Against Racism and the opportunities that may have been lost to promote tolerance and advance human rights.
NOW Campaigning to Dissuade CNN from Hiring Rush Limbaugh (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with NOW president Kim Gandy, who explains why her group is working to stop CNN from giving Limbaugh a larger audience(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org) .
On the 5th Anniversary of Welfare Reform, Poverty Rates Remain Unchanged... (tags)
On the 5th Anniversary of Welfare Reform, Poverty Rates Remain Unchanged Grassroots groups organizing to challenge congressional reauthorization (A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).
Protest Actions Planned for Vieques as Navy Prepares for... (tags)
Robert Rabin is with the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques. He spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about his group's determination and strategy to end the 60-year U.S. military presence on Vieques(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).
Black Panther Party Cofounder Bobby Seale Relates Struggles of 1960s... (tags)
On June 20, Seale returned to New Haven, and spoke about the relationship between the radical politics of the 1960s and the rebirth of activism and today's growing worldwide movement for social justice(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).
Earth First! Activist and Bombing Victim Darryl Cherney Describes Lawsuit... (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Darryl Cherney who explains what the activists hope to gain from the lawsuit and the relevance of the case to progressive movements across the nation.
Christopher Hitchens Discusses Why He Believes Henry Kissinger Should Be Tried.. (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Hitchens who explains why he believes Kissinger is a "one man international rolling crime wave" who should be tried for war crimes. "The Trial of Henry Kissinger" is published by Verso Books.
Bush Administration Crackdown on Travel to Cuba Challenged by... (tags)
Art Heitzer is an attorney in Milwaukee and is the chairman of the Cuba subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild. He spoke about what he feels the Bush administration's motive for its Cuba travel crackdown and what recipients should do if they receive a letter from the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Amnesty International Adopts Jailed Mexican Environmentalists as... (tags)
Folabi Olagbaju, director of Amnesty International USA's Human Rights and Environmental Program. He discusses the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of Montiel and Cabrera and why Amnesty has adopted the men as prisoners of conscience.
Palestinians View Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem's Orient House... (tags)
Hussein Ibish, of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, discusses the significance of the Israeli takeover of Orient House and the consequences for those working to implement a cease-fire.
40-Day Fast Launced to Protest 11 Years of Iraq Sanctions (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with former U.N. Under-Secretary General Denis Halliday, who had been in charge of Iraq's oil for food program until he resigned his post in protest of the sanctions in 1998. Halliday explains why he and others continue to work for an end to the economic sanctions against Iraq.
Teamsters Dump Turtles to Pass Bush Energy Plan (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jason Mark, clean vehicles program director with the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the environmental consequences of the Bush energy policy and the labor/industry coalition that lobbied to pass the president's bill(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).
Attacks on Haitian Police May be Linked to Anti-Aristide Political Forces (tags)
Ray LeForest is a labor organizer and co-coordinator of the Haiti Support Network, based in New York City. He spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about the political tension in Haiti and the forces that may have been behind these latest attacks(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).
Physician's Group Calls for a Halt to Depleted Uranium Ammunition Use (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Martin Butcher, director of security programs with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a group founded more than 20 years ago to oppose the nuclear arms race. Butcher explains why his group is concerned with the use of depleted uranium weapons, and what he believes should be done about it.