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News Roundup

Brzezinski's damning indictment of Bush War underreported , Roberts
Bush's budget extends his warped priorities deep into the realm of federally supported health care, Ed
Dems Want Tax Dough From Millions of Cheating Americans, Andrews
Yeats's 'The 2nd Coming' makes him Bushcult's poet laureate , Cohen
Taming the deficit, together, Frenzel, Stenholm, Hoagland, Sawhill
Here is John Yoo, torture advocate, spinning in the NYT for Bush's hideous war, Chu and Yoo
Families Fume Over Troops `Kidnapped' by the White House, Tim Harper
Coast Guard's massive deal with military contractors is fundamentally flawed, Lipton
Nuclear talks on North Korea hit roadblock, Yardley and Sanger
Gates tries to counter Putin's condemnation of US aggression, Shanker
Chinese leader's almost triumphal trip to Africa , Scott Baldauf Joseph J. Schatz
Anti-immigrant sentiments fuel Ku Klux Klan resurgence, Brad Knickerbocker

AFP - Wire stories

At least 67 dead as bombs mock Baghdad security plan
Iran wants no conflict: Ahmadinejad
North Korea nuclear talks hang in balance
US vows not to abandon Afghanistan
Israel to halt holy site repairs but excavations go on
Vodafone dials into booming Indian mobile phone market
Thomas Cook, MyTravel to merge

Common Dreams | News & Views

Pentagon Office Produced 'Alternative' Intelligence on Iraq
Hybrids Could Turn Big US Truck Fleets Green
Inuit Accuse US of Destroying Their Way of Life with Global Warming
Bush's Defense Budget Under Heavy Scrutiny
Smoking-gun Proof That Misuse of Antibiotics Breeds Superbugs
After the Disaster of Iraq, Bush Turns His Attention to Algeria
'Doomsday Vault' to Resist Global Warming Effects
Canadian Farmer on Global Crusade against GM Seeds

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Special: New Propaganda

More war: Bush turns up the propaganda volume on Iran, Glanz
WaPo joins NYT in trumpeting 'anonymous' claims on Iranian weapons in Iraq , Mitchell
NYT article appears to violate policy on using unidentified source , Brynaert
Unidentified U.S. officials show weapos as anti-Iran evidence in secretive meeting, Tina Susman
Iran allegations in Baghdad and Washington are bizarre and exaggerated , Cockburn
Anonymous US officials refuse filming of briefing on Iran threats, Farrell
Military Ties Iran To Arms In Iraq , Joshua Partlow
Doubts About Iran Intel, Isikoff/Hosenball

Special: New War

Will they nuke Iran? , A Cockburn
Israel, Iran and the Bush administration , Kolko
A Failed Shot at Peace With Iran?, Hirsh
Blowup? America's Hidden War With Iran, Hirsh/Bahari

Special: Old Propaganda

A historic moment if Cheney testifies live, as expected, Johnston
Cheney testimony in Libby trial would carry high risk, Shane and Rutenberg
Cheney's to-do lists, then and now, Liptak
Pentagon: Prewar intel on Al Qaeda-Hussein link not illegal but 'dubious' , Tom Regan

Special: Old War

Yet another dangerous gambit by the US in Iraq , P Cockburn
Blaming the Iraqis: A new cover-up for American militarism, Martin
Pentagon report admits fabricated intelligence used to justify Iraq war, Van Auken

Special: Prez Dispensers

The great black hope: Obama announces candidacy, Cornwell
Obama rallies young voters, Tim Harper
Australian leader slams Obama for Iraq policy, AP
For Hillary and Obama, an inconvenient truth, Henry Champ
Clinton faces Iraq war questions, AP
Hillary fights to retain pole position, Buncombe

Today's Alternative Special

Tom Paine

Leveling The Bargaining Table, Rep. George Miller
Helping Israel Die, Ray McGovern
We Can Fight Modern Slavery, Susan Aaronson
Silencing Democracy (video), Stephen Colbert


United States

New York Times

No news from Iran's leader on nuclear program, Fathi
US troops enter eastern Baghdad as new push begins, Oppel Jr. and Cave
Drew Gilpin Faust: the first woman to lead Harvard, Rimer

Washington Post

Thousands of Army Humvees Lack Armor Upgrade , Ann Scott Tyson
Across Arab World, a Widening Rift , Anthony Shadid
Iran Softens Tone, Declares Readiness To Resume Talks , Craig Whitlock and Thomas E. Ricks
GOP Expects Defections as House Debates Iraq Resolution , Lyndsey Layton and Jonathan Weisman
McCain Taps Cash He Sought To Limit , John Solomon
Iraq Resolution Typifies Rift in Senate , Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman
Jewish Inroads in Muslim Quarter , Scott Wilson
Putin Hits U.S. Over Unilateral Approach , Thomas E. Ricks and Craig Whitlock
Path in Iraq Hard But Not Hopeless, U.S. General Says , Joshua Partlow,
South Africa's Mbeki Vows to Intensify Fight Against Rampant Crime , Craig Timberg
Palestinians Riot at Jerusalem Shrine , Scott Wilson,
U.N. Peacekeepers Raid Slum in Haiti , Manuel Roig-Franzia
Al-Qaeda Suspects Color White House Debate Over Iran , Dafna Linzer
For Eminent Sunni, Lessons in Weakness , Ernesto Londono

ChristiannScience Monitor

Russia intensifies efforts to rebuild its military machine, Fred Weir
Flying the cleanly skies?, Gregory M. Lamb
The Libby trial: Who said what to whom, and who remembers?, Linda Feldmann
Iraq debate shifts to the House, Gail Russell Chaddock
Iran hits softer note over nukes, Scott Peterson
In a historic first, Harvard chooses woman president, Ben Arnoldy
Israeli, Lebanese troops clash at border, Tom Regan
New commander, new plan , Dan Murphy

Boston Globe

America's final mission in Iraq, Kaufmann
Subtracting an additive, Goldburg + Wallinga
Told to wait, a Marine dies, Sennott

Chicago Tribune

GOP presidential rivals make pitches, TNS
Iraq command changes hands, Janega + Majeed

Los Angeles Times

What’s your Iraq strategy, Mr. President?, Editorial
In Congress, a shift over fuel economy, Richard Simon
Iraq war debate shifts to the House, Noam N. Levey
Gates answers Putin with good-natured jab, Peter Spiegel
Latin America wary of new U.S. attention, Patrick J. McDonnell
Helicopters risky, but still best option in Iraq, Army pilot says, Tina Susman

San Francisco Chronicle

Bombs Kill at Least 80 People in Iraq, AP

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Iraq War: After the surge, Editorial
Cheney vice president of irrelevancy, Helen Thomas


Gitmo Cover-up?, Walter/Kjellman


Condi Rice, From Black Boots to Ambushed on Iraq, Allure Fades, Zacharia


A Viable Alternative For Iraq, Nichols/The Nation
Barack Obama Addresses The Racial Issue, CBS


U.S. Officials Accuse Iran of Arming Shiite Militias in Iraq, Fadel
Dispute Delays North Korea Negotiations, Johnson
Obama Gets Mixed Reaction from African-American Meeting, Douglas
Hybrids Could Turn Big U.S. Truck Fleets Green, Greve
Colombian Guerrilla Awaits a Decision in Drug-Trafficking Trial, Bachelet


Toronto Star

Audit urges better scrutiny of airline cargo, Jim Bronskill
U.S. alleges Iraq bombs flowing from Iran, AP
Long road back to the killing fields, Olivia Ward
Recipe for more bloodshed in streets of Beirut, Andrew Mills
Iraq situation 'not hopeless': U.S. commander, AP
Israeli construction to continue near Muslim holy site, AP
N. Korean nuclear talks stall on energy aid, AP
EU Proposal: Prison for eco-crimes?, AP
Taliban rockets slam into Kandahar Airfield, Murray Brewster
Pentagon Chief Gates aims to mend fences with Moscow, AP
Bombings kill at least 30 in Iraq, AP
Haunted by torturing prisoners in Iraq, Ric Fair
Dion's missteps leave some Liberals worrying, James Travers
Bought Web headlines illegal: Elections Canada, Bruce Cheadle
Is Harper turning green?, Allan Woods
Dion's aggressive tone raising eyebrows, Susan Delacourt

CBC News

U.S. rejects Putin's stinging criticism, Staff
Putin blasts U.S. for 'very dangerous' foreign policies, Staff
Iranians 'at highest levels' meddling in Iraq war: intelligence officer, Staff
Harper chides China over economic threats, Staff
World leaders hopeful Fatah-Hamas agreement will bring peace, AP
Russia offers aid but no troops to NATO in Afghanistan, Staff
Canada joins $1.5-billion US vaccine program for world's poor, Staff
Civilian agency to probe alleged abuse of Afghan detainees, Staff


Oil and troubled waters - Guyana, Luiza Savage
Success or failure of nuclear talks up to N Korea, envoys, AP
Iran leader marks revolution anniversary; uranium-enrichment to continue, AP
Interview with Gen. Jack Keane - The troop surge in Iraq, Luiza Savage
Why I fled George Bush's war, Joshua Key
Will a private member's bill on Kyoto precipitate an election?, Staff
America-bashing: The new U.K. sport, Martin Newland
‘This is not the old Soviet gulag’, O'Malley, Selley
Baird - Clearing the air, Staff
Liberal MPs pressure Dion to branch out from the environment , Philippe Gohier
Chinese official takes aim at Canadian criticisms, Staff



US air strike kills Iraqi troops, BBC
Putin attacks 'very dangerous' US, BBC
US deflates Putin 'unipolar' speech, BBC
US accuses Iran over Iraq bombs, BBC
US sets out Iran bombs evidence, BBC
How close is Iran to a nuclear bomb?, Gordon Corera, BBC
Israeli missile test 'successful', BBC


Cheney's security advisor says 'this is the year of Iran', MacAskill
Once a poodle, always a poodle: Blair to copy cat Gore on climate change, Ashley
Pentagon plans for attack on Iran's nuclear sites are well advanced , MacAskill
Iran could retaliate with significant pain to US and allies, Borger
Barak Obama and the power of hope, Younge
Douglas Feith the source of the most glaring faulty intelligence, Goldenberg
Bigger, better, richer, faster : London pulls ahead of New York, Pilkington


Basra attack strikes blow against early withdrawal from Iraq by UK, Beeston

Times Online

Lord Brown of British Petroleum faces court in refinery explosion case, Doran
Gated communities to be built in Baghdad, Evans

Sunday Herald

Putin points finger at US, Charbonneau
Is the US ready to make Barack Obama its first black president?, SH Ed
The haunted past of America’s spooks, Fielder
It's good to see Blair addressing racism, but when will he address his murderous war?, Bell
What will be PM Brown's most important task? Bringing back democracy, MacWhirter
Bird Flu: how did it happen?, Duffy
Beslan school siege inquiry 'a cover-up', Osborn


ABC, news

Latin America

Upside-Down World


Der Spiegel

ElBaradei Warns US and Iran against an Unstoppable Chain Reaction, Mascola
Is it the Cold War All Over Again for Russia and the US?, Smith/Dowling
The Struggle of Orhan Pamuk and Turkey's Intellectuals, Grossbongardt
Hamas and Fatah Agree to Form Palestinian Unity Government, SMD/AP/Reuters
Mogadishu on the Brink of a New War, Thielke


Kremlin Spin Doctor Says U.S. Can Trigger New Arms Race, MosNews
Russian FM Calls for Timetable to Withdraw Foreign Military Forces From Iraq, MosNews
Russia Welcomes HAMAS-FATAH Mecca Accord, MosNews
Russian Police Detain Suspected Killers of Reporter Politkovskaya, MosNews
Russian Prosecutors Accuse Khodorkovsky of Stealing $32 Billion Worth of Oil, MosNews


USA launches new arms race and prepares to wage war against Russia, Novostei
North Korea to freeze nuclear reactor in 2 months, Agencies
Russia warns Kosovo independence could spark 'chain reaction' among separatist regions, Pravda
Bill Gates decides to jail poor Russian teacher for using non-genuine Windows, Pravda

Inter Press Service

East Asia: Open Borders Expose Mekong's Disparities , Son
Colombia: The Limits of Paramilitary Repentance , Vieira
Labour: Few 'Decent Jobs' in the Booming Informal Economy , Pfauth
Rights-US: Audit Finds Multiple Abuses in Immigration Jails , Fisher
Nepal: 'Privatisation' Violates Right to Health - Activists , Logan

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


Jerusalem Mayor postpones 'Temple Mt.' construction, Jonathan Lis
Four Qassam rockets fired at Israel from Gaza Stri, Yonatan Lis
Official: Arrow can deal with future Iran nuclear missile strike, Amos Harel
Founder of Islamic Movement in Israel slams Holocaust denial, Amiram Barkat
Renowned Chile judge: Occupation just like life under Pinochet, Nir Hasson
Israel should recognize PA unity government, Danny Rubinstein
Israel demanding right to buy Greek Orthodox church property, Meron Rapoport
Al-Aqsa Mosque is good for the Jews, Bradley Burston
Olmert: We neither accept nor reject Mecca deal, Gideon Alon
Police shut 3 Palestinian schools on Temple Mount due to unrest, Jonathan Lis

Al Jazeera

Mayor delays Al-Aqsa dig, Agencies
Iraqi police killed by truck bomb, Agencies
Israel tests anti-missile system, Agencies
US: Iran arming Iraqi militias, Agencies
Scores arrested in Baghdad sweeps, Agencies
Rally used to promote nuclear Iran, Agencies
Afghan police die in Taliban ambush, Agencies

Daily Star



SEZs needed for growth: Yunus, The Hindu
I have landed myself in trouble: Yunus, The Times of India
Industrialisation process in Singur irreversible: Buddhadeb, The Hindu
Farmer suicides in Vidarbha cross 100, Deccan Herald
Campaign against Wal-Mart, The Hindu
Soaring food prices driving inflation: FICCI, The Hindu
Inflation: A continuing worry, The Hindu
Inflation: Causes and remedies, Deccan Herald
First attempt to dent a compromised patent system, The Hindu
Patent wrong, The Times of India
Heavy exchange of fire in Manipur, The Hindu
WB clears Baglihar, asks India to reduce dam height, The Times of India
Secrets of an open university, The Times of India
India will take 163 years to match China's R&D, The Times of India
Yunus starts groundwork for joining Bangladesh politics, Hindustan Times
US forces in Afghan launch artillery into Pak., The Hindu
Iran willing to resume N negotiations: official, Hindustan Times
Iran won't halt uranium enrichment: Ahmadinejad, The Hindu
Iran rejects nuclear pressure, The Hindu
Iran denies US charges on Iraq bombs, Deccan Herald
Bush 'reluctant' to negotiate with Iran: Powell, The Hindu
Putin arrives in Saudi Arabia, The Hindu
Hu's African tour a huge success: China, The Hindu
U.S. military expands into Africa, The Hindu

Daily Times

Madrassa students refuse to leave library, Mohammad Imran
Gulf states load up on weapons, DT
Hindu hardliners renew call for temple, DT
US scholars unwelcome in India, DT


Gas offered to occupied Kashmir, Iftikhar A. Khan
Third bird flu case detected, Sher Baz Khan
Japanese women to 'wear' chocolate, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura


China Is Pressed on Yuan, but Japan Escapes a Scolding , International Herald Tribune
N.Korea Talks Bogged Down Over Cost Sharing, Chosun Ilbo

Asia Times, opinion


Nigeria: Vice President Fights for His Political Life , Olukoya
South Africa: More Police to Fight Rising Crime, Pledges Mbeki , Nduru

Mail and Guardian


Indian Country Today

Women join together in South Dakota, Melmer
Republican policy-makers oppose health bill as 'race-based', Harjo
Washington watch: PBS series on the Supreme Court, ICT Ed


"You can't oppose the war and fund the war" , Zeese

Editor & Publisher

Boston Globe covers Iraq vet's suicide, with a help from Steve Earle , E&P Staff

The Smirking Chimp

Time to Take Away the Toys, Dave Lindorff
It Ain't the Speaker Who Needs the Getaway Plane, Brent Budowsky
The Army blinked: Lt. Watada, believing Iraq war illegal, gets court martial mistrial, Geov Parrish
They’re shocked, shocked they tell you, Mark Drolette

Buzz Flash

Whiplash: Bushevik Iran War Preparations Buried in Between Big Breasts and Diapers, BF Ed

Consortium News

A Greater Israel, Parry

Democracy Now

As Prosecution Rests in Trial of ex-Cheney Chief of Staff, Pentagon Report Faults Bush Admin on Pre-War Intelligence, DN
Italian Judge Orders US Soldier to Stand Trial for Killing of Italian Intelligence Agent Nicola Calipari, DN
Independent Jewish Voices: New British Group Speaks Out on Israeli Policies in Occupied Territories, DN
Wal-Mart Joins Business, Labor Coalition for Universal Health Care, DN

Find Law

Leading Experts Say Congress Must Stop An Attack on Iran: Is That Constitutionally Possible? Absolutely - According to Experts on Both Sides of the Aisle, Dean

Online Journal

Bush capitulates on North Korea, Whitney
The Salvador Option in Beirut, Schuh
Olmert pro Al Aqsa Mosque excavations, Mar'i
An interview with veteran Palestinian-American journalist Ramzy Baroud, Nagar

Real Clear Politics

The Politics of Gardasil, Bevan


Feith-Based Intelligence, Swanson
DoD Report Appears to Confirm Downing Street Memo, Leopold

Welcome to Pottersville

Stop Obama Before He Gets More Experience, Rich


Jamaica: Dust, Stench and Claim of Impotence, Walker
US: Lawsuit Accuses Connecticut Nursery of Human Trafficking, Christoffersen

Drug Corp Watch

Report: No Deal for Bristol-Myers, Sanofi , Robert Steyer
More Biotech Deals Seen in Big Drug Makers' Future , Dunstan Prial
CDC Finds Dramatic Rise in Drug Deaths, Mike Stobbe
Smith's Death Could Spell Disaster for TrimSpa, Financial Post
Boots to Sell Viagra Without Prescription, Yahoo News
State to Get About $1 Million in Drug Company Settlement, Arkansas Business Staff
Thai Government Sets Aside Patent Law to Produce Generic AIDS, Heart Disease Drugs, M.T. Whitney
Study Finds Hardly Any Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Mention Condition Risks, Ben Kage
Fertility Treatment Raises Defect Risk, Marilynn Marchione
Indonesia Defends Decision on Bird Flu, Zakki Hakim

The Nation, opinion
Raw Story, news
Salon, opinion
Information Clearing House, opinion
Mother Jones, opinion
Alternet, opinion
Working For Change, opinion
Tom Paine, opinion
Democracy Now !, news
Daily Kos, opinion
In These Times, opinion
Huffington Post, news
Crooks and Liars, audio/video


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Common Dreams

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