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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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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

Cindy Sheehan quits Democratic Party and American Idol Citizens, Jerry Politex
Empire or Republic? Bush and the Fall Of the United States, Jonathan Freedland
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

Cindy Sheehan quits Democratic Party and anti-war movement, Glaister
Unspeakable: Bush focuses on bereaved as Cheney foments & deceives at West Point, Stolberg Are wars in Afghanistan and Iraq the beginning of the end of American Empire? , Petras
U.S., Iran Open Dialogue On Iraq , John Ward Anderson
American justice: Isn't that a contradiction?, Rees-MoggMake a bad bill better: the flaws in the Senate immigration bill are serious , Ed

No Columbia trade deal until Bush ally Uribe stops killing labor activists, Ed
Life as a Bush appointee means working for Karl Rove's ongoing coup d'etat, Ed
Washington is the only US city barred from financing needle exchange programs, Urbina
It's hard but Rudy tries to choke back his aggression, authoritarianism & bile, Powell
Money Grubbing Candidates Ignore Common Folk, Ed.
Bush's spin doctor for schools, Page
What is a soldier worth? To Bush, not much., Broder
Roundup of Violence in Iraq, Kadhim
We have done this: desperate Iraqi refugees turn to prostitution:all they have left is their bodies, Zoepf
Ambassador Crocker tells Iran to 'bring their behavior into line' with our sacking of Iraq, Semple
Indonesia: Blood Boils As Mud Volcano Swallows Homes, Sydney Morning Herald


Bush announces sanctions against Sudan
Nigeria gets new president as Obasanjo rule ends
Scientists find antibodies that could treat human bird flu
Four Westerners kidnapped in Baghdad
Blair heads for farewell Africa trip, amid Darfur clouds
RBS consortium bids record 71.14 billion euros for ABN Amro
US risks budget "crisis over health-care costs: OECD

News Bullets

Special: Dems Sell Out?

So you thought they'd end the war , Vest
Cindy Sheehan quits Democratic Party and anti-war movement, Glaister
Why I am leaving the Democratic Party , Sheehan

David Corn:
The Dems’ Self-Defeat on the Irar War Vote

Special: Air Force Today

Why the official Air Force news/spin service? Well, Sy Hersh is right. The US is pursuing a policy not unlike Vietnamization in which we use airpower (bombing) to supress the natives while we attempt to make a graceful exit. Uronically enough, this idea of colonial control was first developed by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the period between the World Wars and was first used in places like what is now Pakistan and Iraq. The air commander in Iraq during the British suppression of the 1920s revolt was Arthur Harris of Second World War fame (or Infamy, if you prefer). His method was simple. If a certain tribe or clan attacked colonial forces he would level their village. It worked to an extent. Reading military press releases is always an exercise in reading between thw lines, but these articles indicate a) what we're actually starting to do in SW Asia and b) what the military want to do with your tax dollars for the next couple of decades. --Gary G., editor

Air Force Today

May 24 airpower summary: Tankers fuel fleet , Staff
Airmen drop 80,000 leaflets over Afghanistan , Senior Airman Clark Staehle
Aerospace leaders discuss challenges, opportunities, Tech. Sgt. Scott Wakefield
May 23 airpower summary: Predators leverage capabilities, Staff

Today's Alternative Special


Bush's Amazing Achievement, Jonathan Freedland

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

Bridge restores lifeline to Katrina-battered Bay St. Louis, Nossiter
Uranium windfall opens choices for energy dept: should gold-plated bunglers be subsidized?, Wald
China sentences former drug regulator to death, Barboza
Afghanistan is a powder keg of violence and hatred of Western military presence, Wafa & Gall
Change on immigration turns Senator Kyl into lightning rod, Luo

Washington Post

Bush Looks To Intensify Pressure On Sudan , Michael Abramowitz
China Embraces Nuclear Future , Ariana Eunjung Cha
Peretz Ousted as Leader Of Israel's Labor Party , Scott Wilson

Christian Science Monitor

After historic talks, US seeks action by Iran, Howard LaFranchi
Pakistan losing territory to radicals, David Montero

Denver Post

Bush on notice over Iraq funding, Ed.

Salt Lake Tribune

Cleaning up the mess in Congress, Ed.


Toronto Star



US 'opposes' G8 climate proposals, BBC
Can China's largest city, Shanghai, turn green and grow?, Steve Schifferes, BBC
Anti-whaling lobby rebuffs Japan, Richard Black, BBC
Iraq car bomb kills at least 20, BBC
US warns Iran over arming Iraqis, BBC
Iran and US to discuss Iraq in first bilateral talks in three decades , Paul Reynolds, BBC
Troops 'liberate Iraqi captives', BBC
Iraq attacks kill eight US troops, BBC
Sadr calls for Sunni co-operation, BBC
Afghan demonstrators 'shot dead', BBC
New US military aid for Lebanese army, BBC
Iran lodges US 'spying' protest , BBC
Death penalty for China official convicted of corruption, BBC
China's stock market hits record, BBC
Pope reinstates Islam department, BBC


Interview with Richard Perle: War happens to other people, Goldenberg
Israeli Labour party set for leadership run-off, McCarthy
Both a UK diplomat and a UK human rights activist beaten up in Russia, Harding
Reality tv on the edge: competition for dying woman's kidneys, Connolly
The madness of al-Maliki: Shia thug first, Iraqi citizen second, Ackerman
Patrick Cockburn on Iraq: 'Worse than you can imagine or know', Viner


UK Attoney General advised Army to deny rights to war prisoners, Verkaik
Human rights abuse in Middle East stains UK and US, Editorial
Bush's U-Turn: Iran no longer in the 'axis of evil'?, Editorial

Times Online

They do things differently in Japan: mininster in Japan scandal commits suicide, Kimber


ABC, news

Latin America

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Health-Argentina: Abortion - No Longer a Taboo Subject , Valente
Death-Penalty-US: Retrial Possible for Most Famous Black Inmate , Appel
Labour: Plight of Workers in Palestinian Territories Has 'Worsened Dramatically' , Capdevila

Der Spiegel

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East

Daily Star



US Seeks More Info on China's Military, Christian Science Monitor
WHO: Bird Flu Continues To Be Public Health Threat in China , International Herald Tribune
China Stock Index Breaches 4000 Points: World's Biggest Mover , Bloomberg

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Masquerading as a humanitarian, Bush would tighten fiscal penalties against Sudan, Stolberg
Spain arrests 16 N. Africans accused of recruiting militants, Burnett
Labour: Reversing South Africa's Brain Drain , Pejman

Mail and Guardian



Sadr's dramatic reappearance , Cockburn
The paranoid and the dead , Smith
Inside Nahr el-Bared: Another Waco in the making , Lamb

Editor & Publisher

US soldiers wonder why they are in Iraq , E&P Staff
Preview of Murray Waas book on Plame/CIA leak case , E&P Staff

Drug Corp Watch

Feds Investigate Profits From Off-Label Heart Stent Procedures - Part I , Evelyn Pringle
Feds Investigate Profits From Off-Label Heart Stent Procedures - Part II, Evelyn Pringle
Death Penalty for China Official , BBC
Drugs Might Breed Violence, M. Alexander Otto
Call the Drug a Drug and Let FDA Regulate It , News-Journal Online
Drug Agency's Study Showed Diabetes Drug's Risks, Associated Press
Viewing Health-Care Fraud Law From Both Sides, Chris Mondics
Drug's Chilling Path to Market, Kris Hundley
US: FDA Accused of Negligence Over Diabetes Drug, Joanne Laurier
Monopoly on Drug Pricing Sparks Debate , Lisa Priest

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

Rebecca Clarren:
Rachel Carson's Alarm Still Echoes
Frank Rich:
Operation Freedom From Iraqis
Laura Carlsen:
NAFTA: Kicked Up a Notch
Paul McLeary:
Fear-Mongering and Fiction: Cheney Addresses West Point Grads
Elizabeth Sullivan:
With More People Coming, U.S. Needs A Plan
Sean Gonsalves:
‘Fill The Jails’, Part II
Ann McFeatters:
Iraq Refugees Find No Refuge In America
James Ridgeway:
Attention Immigrants: Thanks for Your Hard Work. Now Leave.
Steven Weber:
Truth and Automats
Derrick Jackson:
Optimism In The Hate Crimes Debate
Yvonne Roberts:
Throw A Pebble At Goliath: Don’t Buy Israeli Produce
Stephen Lendman:
Memorial and Veterans Day Hypocrisy
Christopher Brauchli:
Strange Bedfellows
Stephen Glain:
Robert Fisk:
Innocent Victims Caught Up In A War Of Endless Revenge

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