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Between The Lines Weekly Summary -Pentagon's Total Information Awareness Program

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
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Pentagon's Total Information Awareness Program, Women's Right to Choose Endangered, Big Money in Elections



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1) The Pentagon's Total Information Awareness
Evokes Specter of Big Brother

Interview by Scott Harris

Gabe Rottman with the American Civil Liberties
Union discusses concerns shared by a wide spectrum
of activists that elements of the Pentagon's
Total Information Awareness program threatens
critical provisions of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of
Rights. The system is described as a prototype
database being developed by the Pentagon to detect
"patterns indicative of terrorist activity," by
tracking all purchases made by every U.S. citizen.

2) A Woman's Right to Choose Under Severe Attack
as GOP Consolidates Control ov U.S. Government

Interview by Denise Manzari

Terry O'Neill is the membership vice president of
NOW, the National Organization for Women, based
in Washington, D.C. talks about how Republican
control of all three branches of government could
quietly, but relentlessly, reverse nearly 30 years
of progress in women's rights -- especially
reproductive freedoms.

3) Money Continues to Buy Elections While
Activists Fight for Public
Financing at State Level

Interview by Scott Harris.

Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public
Campaign, discusses the impact of big money in the
recent election, the barriers to campaign finance
reform, and some recent successes at the state level.

4)This week's summary
of under-reported news
Compiled by Bob Nixon and Brita Brundage

- Latin American rebellion against U.S.-backed
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a
hemisphere-wide free trade agreement, gains momentum in
recent elections.
- Colombian government undercuts human rights
investigation into brutal Army abuse.
- In July, the women of Nigeria's Niger Delta
region led a series of militant actions, taking over
oil fields run by ChevronTexaco to demand jobs
for their children, more local economic investment
and improved infrastructure.


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