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All of Today's 150+ Bush Watch Headlines Are Here [scroll down if archived]:... news roundup... specials... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

Recent Bush Watch Features

Run, Gore, Run: Impassioned Gore Book Provides Blistering Overview Of U.S. Politics, Kakutani
Sicko Food: How Bush's Ideology Makes You Sick...Literally, Paul Krugman
Fallwell's Words Brand Him Religious Bigot, Anti-Semite, ed by Wikipedia, Politex, Morford
American I-Dolt: Are Voters For President As Inept As Voters For Singers? Letters
American I-Dolt: Why Barak Obama Will Be The Next President, Jerry Politex
Robber Baron Bush: Attack On Social Programs, Less Taxation Of Rich Mark New Gilded Age, Paul Krugman
Consumers, Not Citizens: The Governing Philosophy Behind Bush Corruption, Incompetence, Scandal, and Lies
I'm Back! Random Thoughts After Two Months Away, Jerry Politex
Bush Poodle Quits: Tony Blair As Sid Vicious In "Sid & Nancy" , Steve Bell
French Election: WHAT SARKOZY'S VICTORY MEANS, Doug Ireland
Myth, Religion, and Politics: Bush As Religious Icon: Background, Jerry Barrett

News Roundup

Our troops are suffering horrific deaths in Iraq and for what? Oil, ego and lies , Cave
How to win the energy war, Zarb
Bush may turn to UN for an Iraq solution when/if surge fails, Tisdall
Half-baked, money-burning antimissile system to be tested amid financing debate, Shanker
Senate votes to keep temporary worker program, Pear and Luo
Cheney: The Master of Disaster, Salama A Salama
15% For Violence: Major Poll Finds U.S. Muslims Mostly Mainstream , Lobe
Edwards Takes Political Gamble with Holiday Offensive, Morrill
Big Rudy out of range of McCain's, Romney's small-varmint gunfire, Cooper
Sarkozy to replace Blair as US poodle?, Gamal Nkrumah
Is Washington on the retreat across South America?, UDW
Climate Change: 'We've Never Seen What We're Seeing Now' , Rizvi
GOP has stood in the way of conservation , Letter

News Bullets

Refugees flee Lebanon camp as guns fall silent
UN troops involved in Congo gold trade: BBC
Mastermind and sniper jailed for Serbian prime minister's murder
Twenty killed in Iraq cafe bombing
'War on terror' dividing world, Amnesty warns
EU lawmakers clear the air for slashing mobile roaming rates
Oil prices advance before US energy report

The Rest of Today's Bush Watch Daily Headlines Are Here:...mainstream ... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

Special: Dems Are Letting Us Down

The hollow promise reform act: failure will reduce the Democrats' vows to political farce, Ed
Heartbreaking: Dems cave to death-meister in the White House on Iraq withdrawal, Hulse
Democrats forget why they were elected as they dilute anti-Iraq rhetoric, Pilkington
Democrats on Iraq: Cave in or smart politics?, Tomasky

Special: The Middle East in Flames


The road to Jerusalem (via Lebanon), Robert Fisk
Lebanon slips into chaos: who is the meddler: the US or Syria?, Short
Blow Back:US and Saudis are on opposite sides in the Lebanon crisis, MacAskill
Thousands of Palestians flee slaughter in Lebanon refugee camp, Bianford
Refugees flee Lebanon camp, Al Jazeera
Jumblatt fears more Beirut blasts, Agencies
Lebanon: Violence Highlights Regional Polarisation , Massey
Mideast: Not Another Ground Assault , Hirschberg


Bomb kills 25 in Baghdad market, Agencies
Iraq's deadly and lucrative new export: Opium, Patrick Cockburn
Iraq Commission in the UK to figure out an Iraq withdrawal, Brown
Second Fallujah Planned for Sadr City, Grey
The US war and occupation of Iraq--the murder of a society--Part three, Van Auken
Iraq: Curfew Begins to Choke Samarra , al-Fadhily


Israel Kills Five More Palestinians, Hisham Abu Taha
Israel Shuns Peace for Short-Term Gains, Linda Heard
Israel threatens Hamas leaders, Al Jazeera
IAF strikes Qassam launch site as three rockets hit Negev, Amos Harel
Peretz: We're holding back on Gaza ground operation, Barak Ravid
Thousands of Palestinians flee embattled refugee camp in northern Lebanon, Agencies
With first Palestinian and now Iraqi refugees, Jordan worries about losing its national identity, Zvi Bar'el

Special: Today's Alternative Special

Raw Story

Judiciary Committee demands warrantless wiretap docs
Hersh: US plan armed Sunni jihadists fighting in Lebanon
Congress Closes Attorneygate Loophole
Ex-Rove aide pleading 'the fifth' on contacts with Abramoff
'Pro-DDT' senator blocking honors for Silent Spring author...
General: Czar hire means Cheney 'ineffective'
Bomb plot aimed at Falwell funeral protesters thwarted
The Simpsons 'reveals' why Fox network airs 'raunchy' shows


United States

New York Times

Propping up the general: the US belongs on the side of Pakistani democracy, Ed
Debate raging, Mexico adds to consulates in the US, Archibold
Gay and dissident bishops not invited to the ball, Goodstein
Furious street battles remind Lebanon of its past, Fattah
Russian is accused of poisoning ex-KGB agent, Cowell & Myers
Dem drive to overhaul House ethics like herding cats: lots of yeowling and scratching, Kirkpatrick
Bombing kills 6 in Turkish capital's shopping district, Tavernise

Washington Post

Christian Science Monitor

Escalating drug war grips Mexico, Sara Miller Llana
Fight against militants agitates Lebanon's troubled camps, Nicholas Blanford
US losses in Iraq spike from IED attacks , Gordon Lubold

Boston Globe

'The darkest moment in Palestinian history' , Greenway
Bush defends Gonzales, takes Democrats to task (, Feller

Chicago Tribune

An Iraqi girl's horrific death, Susman
Laying waste to the rain forest, ED

Denver Post

Gonzales' credibility fading, Ed.

Salt Lake Tribune

Bush's 'case' against Padilla defies rationality, Blumner

Wichita Eagle

Insuring all kids is a good place to start, Page


Swiss Authorities Question U.S. Counterfeiting Charges Against North Korea, Hall
Immigration Plan's Backers Battle Efforts to Derail Measure, Montgomery
California Attorney General Urges EPA to Allow Stricter Emission standards, Whitney
U.S. Union Leaders Woo China's Labor Federation, Johnson


Toronto Star



Thousands flee Lebanon violence, BBC
Lebanese residents fear for children amid chaos, BBC
Unicef appeal for Iraqi children, BBC
US 'to complain about IAEA chief', BBC
US urges China to speed up reform, BBC
Bush wants American at World Bank, BBC
US troops kill Iraq raid 'leader', BBC
Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, enters US presidential races, BBC


Putin refuses to extradite accused murderer of former KGB officer, Cobain et al
Bad faith at US Justice Dept: Tim Griffin still US Prosecutor in Arkansas, Marcy Wheeler


Kurdish separatists implicated in bombing in Turkey, Shaikh

Times Online

More than 200 wrongful death penalties in US overturned with DNA evidence, Reid


ABC, news

Latin America

Latin America

Army patrolling Monterrey, El Universal
Parties hit with big fines, El Universal
Mexico: Nuevo Leon a War Zone, Prensa Latina
Guatemala Police Not Enough to Fight Crime, Prensa Latina
Nicaragua Takes on Oil Transnationals, Prensa Latina
US, Cuba tangle at UN over alleged plane bomber, Caribbean NN
Haitian Flag Day Celebrated, HaitiAnalysis
US warns of China, Russia foothold in Latin America, Reuters
Colombia: Free Trade at the Point of a Gun, nacla
Venuzuela's Co-op Boom, venezuelanalysis
Pro and Con Demonstrations Over Venezuelan TV Station’s Demise, Venezuelanalysis
Chavez Announces Cut in Phone Bills by Recently Nationalized Service, Prensa Latina
Brazil May Become the Saudi Arabia of Ethanol. Or the Iraq, Brazzil
'Imperial and Exploiter': Wave of Criticism Welcomes Brazil's Lula in Paraguay, Bazzil
Green light in Brazil to build a third nuclear plant, Merco Press
Argentina’s reserves at record level; unemployment 9.8%, Merco Press
Kirchner hits pre-election turbulence,
Free Markets: Poor in Mexico and Central America source of sex slaves,

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Pakistan: Cleric Turns Heat on NGOs , Ebrahim
Europe: For Big Business, Accountability Still a Foreign Word , Godoy
Argentina: An (Air) Accident Waiting to Happen? , Valente

Der Spiegel

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


U.S., allies to file complaint over ElBaradei's comments on Iran, Reuters
At least five dead, 60 wounded in bombing in Turkish capital Ankara, Reuters
Going for the nuclear option on the eve of the Six-Day War, Avner Cohen
For Syria, the 1967 border remains sacred, Yoav Stern
For the Labor Party, it's the man, not the agenda that counts, Editorial

Arab News

New Bloodshed in Lebanon, Editorial
The road toward developing a nuclear-energy program for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Raid Qusti


The Judaisation of East Jerusalem: Settlements have overwhelmed the city, Stuart Reigeluth
Political intrigue, violence and mayhem continue unabated in Iraq, Nermeen Al-Mufti
Meeting the Taliban, Graham Usher
Sudan masks a deeper faultline -- the struggle between China and the US for hegemony in Africa, Gamal Nkrumah
Dance of death between Tehran and Washington, Mustafa El-Labbad
the colossal humanitarian toll that politics creates or leaves behind, Dina Ezzat
Walking the tightrope: Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf interview, Assem El-Kersh
Cheney may well roll the dice for another military misadventure, Hassan Nafaa

Daily Star



China's Astronauts Head for the Moon , PRESS TV
Wu Warns Against Politicizing US-China Economic Relations , Forbes
Stiglitz Tells Congress to Cool It on China, MarketWatch
A Dialogue of the Mute, Asia Times

Daily Times

Musharraf asked to change course, Khalid Hasan
Railways to build optical-fiber network, DT


Lawyers booked for sedition, M. H. Khan
Kidnapping brigade defiant, Dawn

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


China Must Do More On Darfur: UN Adviser, Reuters
Trade: African Countries Fight EU for Survival , Cronin

Mail and Guardian


Drug Corp Watch

For Drug Makers, a Downside to Full Disclosure, Barry Meier
Vaccine Linked to Sickness, Karen Collier and Jane Metlikovec
Diabetes Drug Called Potential Death Risk, Sara Gandy
The Mushroom Cloud that Caused Autism , Kenneth Stoller, MD, FAAP with Anne McElroy Dachel
Did You Know Your Neighbor's Drugs Wind up in Your Drinking Water?, Dr Mercola

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


25 Selected Columnists

Common Dreams

Robert Naiman:
Iraq War Funding: “Compromise” or “Sellout”?
Arianna Huffington:
Another Chapter in Hillary’s Attempt to Rewrite History on Iraq
Tom Hayden:
The Fight Over Benchmarks in Iraq
Marie Cocco:
A Loaded Issue
Mark Curtis:
Decade of Arms Exports Puts The Lie To Any Notion of An Ethical Foreign Policy Under Blair
James Ridgeway:
Nader Redux: Should Dems Fear Mike Gravel?
David Mas Masumoto:
The Day Without Farm Workers
Gary Kamiya:
Why Bush Hasn’t Been Impeached
Robert Fisk:
A Front-Row Seat For This Lebanese Tragedy
Antonia Zerbisias:
Time Canadians Stood Up To The CRTC
EJ Dionne, Jr.:
Why Gore Won’t Run
Peter Rothberg:
Save Internet Radio
HDS Greenway:
‘The Darkest Moment In Palestinian History’
Jesse Jackson:
Organize To Fight Gun Crime
Glenn Hurowitz:
Deal On Immigration Threatens Environment

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