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Recent Bush Watch Features

Memorial Day, 2007: Bush's Iraq War For ME Oil Wealth Continues To Take Our Blood And Money, various
Slave Labor: Why The Bush-Backed Immigration Bill Will Make Things Worse, Paul Krugman
The Goracle: Listening, Really Listening, To Gore ---Gore, Dionne, Ostroy, Politex
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
I'm Back! Random Thoughts After Two Months Away, Jerry Politex
Bush Poodle Quits: Tony Blair As Sid Vicious In "Sid & Nancy" , Steve Bell
Myth, Religion, and Politics: Bush As Religious Icon: Background, Jerry Barrett

News Roundup

Is democracy dangerous when voters are propagandized, deceived and robbed of their vote?, Bass
New US voting bloc: SAF = Single, anxious females, Baxter
It's getting worse: trained terror flows out of Iraq, the US widens its participation, Moss& Mekhennet
Spreading handfuls of US troops thinly across Iraq is an obvious recipe for disaster, Cave
Analysts' Warnings of Iraq Chaos Detailed , Walter Pincus and Karen DeYoung
U.S. Security Contractors Open Fire in Baghdad , Steve Fainaru and Saad al-Izzi
US rejects all proposals on climate change..take that, Poodle Blair!, Vidal
Fixing the alternative tax, Ed
A better farm bill than Bush's, Ed
Special Prosecutor Seeks 30 to 37 Months in Prison for Libby , Michael A. Fletcher
Officials Say Justice Dept. Based Hires on Politics Before Goodling Tenure , Dan Eggen
Get Carter: The attacks on Carter from White House and Right Wing, Woods
A decade of Blair has left society more segregated, fearful and divided, Younge
Olmert warns Hamas as rocket kills civilian after Israeli military kills 18 Gaza civilians, Erlanger
Secret memo shows Israel knew Six Day War was illegal, Staff
Throw a pebble at Goliath: don't buy Israeli produce, Roberts
US foreign aid is not working: Afghan children now forced to eat mud, Waldman
Chávez Raises Volume Of Government's Voice , Juan Forero
Teetering Musharraf Buoyed by U.S. Alliance , Griff Witte


US presses Iran in landmark talks on Iraq chaos
Protests in Venezuela as Chavez takes TV channel off air
Nine dead as Afghan police clash with protesters
Scandal-linked Japanese minister kills himself
Truck bombing at revered Baghdad shrine kills 20
SKorea accepts US demand for new beef talks
Stormy US-China ties seen amid trade tensions

News Bullets

  • Richardson Rebukes Dems on Iraq and Immigration
  • US Asked to Take Role on Climate
  • House Votes to Lift Veil Over Lobbyists’ Donations
  • New Questions Dog Sallie Mae Exec’s Stock Sale
  • Frustrated House Panel Threatens to Subpoena FDA
  • Mexico to Boost Tapping of Phones and e-Mail with US Aid
  • Common Chemicals Pose Danger for Fetuses, Scientists Warm
  • Dems Back Down, Approve Spending Bill
  • Poll Shows Opposition to Iraq War at All Time High
  • Most Palestinians Killed in Israeli Raids were Civilians, Amnesty Says
  • McDonald’s Begins McJob Petition
  • Anti-War Activists Attack Democrats over Iraq Bill
  • Kucinich Claims War Masks the Real Objective: Iraqi Oil
  • Rich Sideline Poor Countries’ Concerns in WTO Talks
  • Anti-Cluster Bomb Conference Meets in Lima
  • Hearing Sought Over Linguists’ Discharge

    Special: Memorial Day

    Memorial to Greed: Bush's Iraq War For ME Oil Wealth Continues, various
    Memorial Day will never be the same: history won't forget our bloodguilt in Iraq, Cohen
    As allies turn foe, disillusion rises in G.I.'s: they see our presence in Iraq is futile, Kamber
    May is our deadliest month: two more G.I.s die in Iraq roadside bombing, Cave
    This grieving family will live on Iraq time for the rest of their lives, Kondor
    When a soldier dies in Iraq, Bush deals their families a second blow, Salie

    Olga Bonfiglio:
    A Memorial Day Reflection
    Stephen Lendman:
    Memorial and Veterans Day Hypocrisy

    Special: "Free World" Dictatorships

    He's making his move : almost unnoticed, Bush grants himself sweeping dictatorial powers, Hine
    The Fuhrer's puppy, Tony Blair eagerly plans his own dictatorial powers bill , CNN

    Today's Alternative Special

    Crooks and Liars

    CBS Chief Foreign correspondent says Baghdad now 'looks like a wasteland...something out of Armageddon', Murphy

    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


    United States

    New York Times

    Hopefuls looking to raise '$500 MILLION to stay competitive': pit stop in Greenwich essential, Cowan
    Silence speaks volumes at intersection of views on Iraq invasion, Urbina
    With tuition waiver, Maine invests in its first people, Zezima
    A devil in the details, but not the Constitution, Greenhouse

    Washington Post

    A Dubious Diplomat , Peter Finn
    Fish Story's New Reality Is That Man Bites Shark , Juliet Eilperin
    White House Considers Next Steps in Iraq , Michael Abramowitz and Peter Baker
    A Misinformed Monument To Creationist Religion , Peter Slevin
    From Nazi Past, a Proliferating Pest , Craig Whitlock
    Largess To Clintons Lands CEO In Lawsuit , Matthew Mosk and John Solomon


    US supplies Lebanese Army for fight against Fatah al-Islam, Tom A. Peter

    Boston Globe

    Former Justice aide cites political agenda , Savage
    It came from the ethics swamp , ED
    Afghanistan missions expose political rift in Germany, Dempsey


    Toronto Star



    Israeli PM's job at risk as Labour Party contenders challenge him, Urquhart
    Mugabe ready to seize foreign companies in Zimbabwe, Meldrum
    Lebanon gives rebels last chance to yield: army at breaking point, Prothero
    G-8 Meeting protestors train in Berlin for peaceful resistance, Connolly
    'Saintly' Blair swears like the proverbial trooper, Rawnsley
    US sends arms to Lebanese troops as militants vow to fight to death, Chassay
    A Mighty Heart: compelling but superficial, Harris


    Bush faces increasing opposition to the War, Staff
    Book allegesClintons planned 8 years in the presidency, each , Buncombe
    Attacks on UK forces feared as Basra's Shia leader is killed, Staff
    Why the US is losing the battle against cocaine despite billions spent, O'Shaughnessey
    Downing Street under pressure as cash-for-honors probe reopens, Woolf
    Sweden drops out of Miss Universe contest: degrading to women, Watson
    UK plans a domestic Guantanamo with new police powers, Editorial

    Times Online

    Shipwrecked Africans saved after clinging to tuna nets for 24 hours, Bompard
    On the brink of a bloodbath in Lebanon, Colvin


    Congress backs Iraq funding bill, BBC
    Democrats drop Iraq pull-out plan, BBC
    At least 40 mourners killed at Iraq funeral hit by car bombing, BBC
    Body in river named as US soldier, BBC
    Iraq violence, in figures, BBC
    Blair: US may back carbon deal at next months G8 summit, BBC
    Fierce gunfire in Lebanese camp, BBC
    Abbas urges end to rocket attacks, BBc
    One in six European mammels at threat of extinction, report finds, BBC
    Greenspan fears China market fall, BBC


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Calderón rejects resolution criticizing use of army to fight crime, El Universal
    Human Rights Commission doles out blame in Oaxaca report, El Universal
    New Mexican consulate extends aid across border, El Universal
    Panama Calls for Alternative Summit to OAS, Prensa Latina
    Hospitals get ready for 'no-fee' regime for children, Jamaica Observer
    Colombia says will work with US Democrats on trade deal, Reuters
    Experiencing Health Care as a Human Right in Venezuela, UDW
    European Parliament and U.S. Senate Take Up RCTV Case, Venezuelanalysis
    The government can't handle the cheap dollar, Brazzil
    Argentine mothers' march for justice, BBC
    Chile Lawmakers Slam Posada Release, Prensa Latina
    Police abuse a problem in Chile says Amnesty Int, Merco Press
    Petty crime soars in Chile, Santiago Times
    Morales Favors Media Democratization, Prensa Latina
    The Union of South American Nations is born, Noticias Aliadas

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Rights-Canada: First Nations Warn of a Long, Hot Summer , Johal
    Central Asia: A Kyrgyz-Kazakh Step Towards Regional Union , Bekeshova
    Chile: Rights of Mapuche Indians Still Not Ensured , Estrada
    U.S./Caribbean: Anger Mounts Over Inaction on '76 Bombing , Wilkinson
    Civil Society: Accountability - Long Word, Long Way to Go , Suri
    Q&A: 'Eradicating FGM Lacks Political Will' , Koita
    Canada: Afghan Strategy Sharpens Ideological Divide , Weinberg
    Politics-US: Better Oversight of Post-9/11 Military Aid Urged , Lobe
    Health-Malaysia: Condom Taboo Hampers Fight Against HIV , Kuppusamy

    Der Spiegel

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East


    IAF strikes target near Haniyeh's Gaza home, Amos Harel
    Palestinian envoy: UN must call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza, staff
    Military action in Gaza will only serve to harm Israel, Editorial
    The end of Sharon's path, Akiva Eldar
    Jordan hard at work on changing its image, Yoav Stern


    As Gaza burns, Khaled Amayreh
    Divide, rule and plunder: Iraq's oil law, Nermeen Al-Mufti
    The obstacle in the way of the resumption of Egyptian-Iranian diplomatic ties, Doaa El-Bey
    Egypt made it on the UN Human Rights Council, Gihan Shahine
    Turkey at the crossroads, Gareth Jenkins
    The low turnout of the Algerian parliamentary polls augurs ill, Fayçal Saouli
    Assassinations in Somalia and Sudan, Gamal Nkrumah
    President Musharraf more isolated than ever before, Graham Usher
    Surveying the legacy of apartheid in South Africa, Ramzy Baroud

    Daily Star



    ‘US Exaggerating China Military Threat’, Daily Times
    Stormy US-China Ties Seen Amid Trade Tensions , Forbes
    Toothpaste Exports Latest Scare from China , National Post
    No Fast Economic Fix from China-US Talks, Toothpaste exports latest scare from China
    China Wants Dialogue, US Just Wants More, Asia Times

    Daily Times

    Benazir can't contest election, Khalid Hasan
    50,000 in India convert to Buddhism to raise status, DT
    Abuse of blasphemy laws a concern, Sajjad Malik
    Pakistan concerned over Himalayan river water quality, Iftikhar Gilani
    In China, criminals profit from population control problems, Robert J Saiget


    Chief justice slams authoritarianism, Nasir Iqbal
    Taliban orders Peshawar music, video shops closed, Dawn
    Hundreds deprived of kidneys in Punjab , Zulqernain Tahir


    Rising wealth inequality will lead to social unrest: PM, Deccan Herald
    Justice eludes Gujarat victims: Amnesty, The Hindu
    Farming — it's what they do, The Hindu
    Govt rules out extension of May 31 deadline; 1.6 million farmers affected, Deccan Herald
    Three years of a selected PM; UPA government has failed on most fronts, Kashmir Times
    Linguistic Democracy, The Times of India
    Forgotten islands, The Times of India
    India to seek oilfields from Iraq, The Hindu
    Security forces say infiltration on rise in J&K, The Hindu
    Pakistan asserts new claims on Kashmir's Northern Areas, The Hindu
    Bush administration flayed for supporting Musharraf, Hindustan Times
    West should not teach us how to fight terror: Musharraf, The Hindu
    Lawyers, opposition resume anti-Musharraf protests, The Hindu
    The General vs the Justice : A power struggle brewing, Deccan Herald
    Musharraf's moment of truth, Kashmir Times
    Tigers attack Lankan naval base, 35 sailors dead, The Times of India
    Lebanon: Thousands flee refugee camp, The Hindu
    Lebanons past wounds bleed afresh, Deccan Herald
    UNICEF appeals for urgent relief for Iraqi children, The Times of India
    We're wiping out 3 species every hour, The Times of India

    Asia Times, opinion


    Crisis appeal for Darfur region, BBC
    Mauritania: Taking the Weight of Tradition Off Women , Barakat
    Environment-Africa: Long Knives Out Over Elephants , Nduru
    G8: Demonstrators' Rights and Africa at Heart of Summit , Godoy

    Mail and Guardian


    The Washington Note

    The Cheney gang are pressing hard to attack Iran , Clemons

    Talk To Action

    To what degree have US neo-Nazis infiltrated top tiers of power? Just asking, Wilson

    Drug Corp Watch

    Don't Buy The Hype: Big Pharma Targets Women For Drugs They Don't Need, Judy Norsigian
    FDA Approves Pill That Stops Periods, Mike Adams
    FDA Knew of Avandia's Dangers Nearly Five Years Ago, Memo Shows, Public Citizen
    Why Are Millions Taking A Dangerous Anti-Diabetic Drug? , Herb Denenberg
    The Mercury, Autism Debacle, Michael Wagnitz
    The Future of Food, Mike Adams
    Even in 1918 Drugs Made the Flu Worse, Dr. Mercola
    Pediatrician's Battle The Unnecessary Evil - Vaccine Makers, Anai Rhoads Ford
    All Not Well With Global AIDS Vaccine Trials, Sandhya Srinivasan
    Patients Diagnosed Schizophrenic and Bipolar to boost Seroquel Sales , Evelyn Pringle

    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

    Michael Parenti:
    Globalization and Democracy: Some Basics
    Rosa Brooks:
    The Good, The Bad and The Prosecuted
    Donna Smith:
    The Moon and the Sun Over Miami
    John Stauber:
    Democratic Spin Won’t End the War in Iraq
    David Sirota:
    We Gave Them Our Hearts, They Gave Him A Blank Check
    Robert Naiman:
    Are “Democrats” Afraid to Cut War Funding, or Pretending to Be Afraid?
    Antonia Zerbisias:
    Pundit Defines Fearlessness
    Bill Distler:
    We Can’t Win An Immoral War
    Matthew Rothschild:
    Feingold, Kucinich Denounce the Democratic Cave
    Saeed Taji Farouky:
    Gaza’s Innocents Suffer Amid The Anarchy
    Sarah van Gelder:
    Cuba’s Cure
    David Bromwich:
    The Anti-War Principle
    John Nichols:
    “A Big Mistake” Vote Gives Bush His Iraq Money
    Robert Jensen:
    Finkelstein Tenure Case Exposes The Commonplace Cowardice of “Responsible” Professors
    David Michael Green:
    Winston Churchill Bush? Nah. Guess Again.
    Andrew Bard Schmookler:
    Why Didn’t You Stand Your Ground, Mr. Carter?
    Colin Burgon:
    We Should Back Chávez

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