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Recent Bush Watch Features

Cindy Sheehan Speaks Out: The Corporate War Machine, Politicians, And A Distracted Public, Interview
Health Care Plans: Just About Anything's Better Than What We Have Now, Atul Gawande, Jerry Politex
The Golden Rule: Why Have the Dems Failed Us?, Jerry Politex, various
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
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

Bush knows he's the Dirty Man of the G8: just smile and say AIDS, Ed
Wild-eyed, chest-thumping Bush scares Texas buddies, Geyer
When the boot fits: Gestapo's 'enhanced interrogation' methods identical to Bush's, Sullivan
Senate questions Bushian torture programs but hasn't courage to stop them, Shane
Plame sues C.I.A. over memoirs: Bush-Cheney gang wants that cat back in the bag, Liptak
US could be in Iraq for 50 years: Wasn't this always the plan?, Reid
Resentment grows over Zoellick nomination to World Bank, Bawden


BBC hostage in Gaza says 'well treated' in video
Bush pushes new climate change plan
Japan fails to lift whaling ban, threatens to quit IWC
Inter-Korean talks end without agreement
Gates seeks to ease doubts on Asia focus: official
Dow Jones' Bancroft family agrees to discuss News Corp. bid
New London Heathrow terminal cleared for take-off

News Bullets

  • Minnesota Case Fits Pattern in U.S. Attorneys Flap
  • ACLU Sues San Jose Firm; CIA ‘Rendition’ Role Alleged
  • World’s Great Apes Face Disaster, Says Conservation Expert
  • On the Barricades: Trouble in a Hippie Paradise
  • Goldman Sachs Marches on with Bush’s Candidate for World Bank
  • Climate Change: Overcoming the Ostrich Effect
  • Bush Sees South Korea Model for Iraq
  • Religious Right Gets More Than Its 15 Minutes
  • New Peace Index Ranks US Among Worst Nations
  • Sudan: Activists Greet Bush’s “Plan B” Sceptically
  • Cindy Sheehan Quits The Anti-War Life
  • Survey: US Alone Should Not Pick World Bank President
  • Earth, Inc. Sliding Into Bankruptcy
  • Lawyer: Cheney Visitor Logs Not Recorded

    Special: Bush Corporate Pollution

    Bush furiously backpedals his global warming tricycle before facing Merkel at G8, Ed
    Bush kills off hopes for G8 climate change plan- UN plan in chaos now, Borger
    Bush kicks global climate change issue into the long grass, Borger
    Bush stamps all over Kyoto: His Plan is a poison pill and a classic spoiler, Ed
    Must read: what Bush said and what he meant.... on climate change, Cornwell
    US urges new greenhouse gas goals but opposes demands to cut US emissions, BBC
    Hot air? Bush's climate initiative meets both praise and criticism, Roger Harrabin, BBC

    Today's Alternative Special


    Ask Umbra: Reflections
    Can man-made changes in albedo fix global warming? Plus: Cane toads
    Parallel universes
    Are Republicans and Democrats running for president of different countries?
    Not your species, monkey boy
    Message to whale herders: You don't speak Humpback
    Tomgram: Words in a time of war
    Taking the measure of the first rhetoric-major president
    Welcome to Grandpa's world, Baby Cheney
    America comes of age with regard to homosexuality
    Below the belt: 6.1.07
    Despised and persecuted ideas
    The root and the fruit
    Reducing your dinner's carbon footprint, one tomato at a time
    Mooning Martin Luther King Jr.
    Claiming credit for King's revered status, Sun Myung Moon front group gets $80,000 in federal money to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day

    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

    Witness protection: the 'stop snitching' mindset reveals the alienation of young blacks, Hispanics, Ed
    Don't forget the border, Napolitano
    What Mexico wants, Castaneda
    A growing demand for the rare American iman, MacFarquhar
    Time for another dose of disease FEAR...odd that TB traveller's father-in-law is TB honcho, Altman
    Just to be in the same room with world leaders, Bush has to talk greenhouse gas , Stolberg
    Accolades for Billy Graham, though it was a strange kind of Christian he saved in George Bush, Bannerjee
    Re-vilifying the Kremlin: a showy rebuke for Pootie-poot from ex-soulmate, George, Shanker
    Litvinenko suspect says MI6 framed him, Chivers &Cowell
    No breakthrough as Iranian nuclear talks recess, Burnett &Cooper
    Govt-sponsored Islamist infiltration in secular Turkey: fundamentalism is tyranny's handmaid, Tavernise

    Washington Post

    Gates, U.S. General Back Long Iraq Stay , Ann Scott Tyson
    Sunni Insurgents Battle in Baghdad , John Ward Anderson

    Christian Science Monitor

    America's Iraq strategy boosts US combat losses, Gordon Lubold

    Las Vegas Sun

    Bush's lack of leadership, sanctions fall short of ending genocide in Darfur, Ed.

    Salt Lake Tribune

    Bush buys time for his failed Iraq policies, Helen Thomas

    Wichita Eagle

    The farce that passes for government, Teepen

    Los Angeles Times

    Publisher aims to teach kids right from left, Stephanie Simon

    Washington Post


    Toronto Star



    Guantanamo Saudi commits suicide, BBC
    US growth weakest in four years, BBC
    Search continues for Iraq Britons, BBC
    Taleban 'downed Nato helicopter', BBC
    Afghans' anger over US bombings, Alastair Leithead, BBC
    US and India in nuclear deal talks, BBC
    Whale meeting condemns Japan hunt, Richard Black, BBC
    Blue whales 'making a comeback' say scientists, BBC


    UK seeks Iran's help for kidnapped Britons, Borger
    Vaccine could cut cervical cancer cases in half, Curtis
    After Bush, the next president cannot rebuild Humpty-Dumpty, Blumenthal
    Why Cindy Sheehan 'retired', Flanders
    US Supreme Court vs. Women--- again!, Blustain
    Ego meets kitsch : Blair in Men's Vogue, Fox


    Russian suspect in poisoning says he was recruited by Brits, Milmo
    No chance Blair will get off the world stage, alas, Brown
    Guantanomo 'suicide' was in a maximum security cell, Cornwell


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Mexican companies waste billions on bribes each year, Prensa Latina
    participation of former dictator in elections is insult to Guatemala, Prensa Latina
    'There is a regrettable culture of impunity for the powerful here in Panama', Prensa Latina
    Belize forest hit by global warming struggles to survive, Caribbean NN
    Nicaraguan Workers Sue Dole for pesticide poisoning, ZNet
    DR: Trujillo's Victims Seek Justice, Nearly Five Decades On, IPS
    Venezuelan Civil Society Groups Accuse U.S. of Fomenting Destabilization, Venezuelanalysis
    Washington’s Quest for Allies in its Battle Against Chavez’s Influence, Venezuelanalysis
    Brazil Gets Same School of Pardon that Worked in Colombia, Brazzil
    Dollar in Brazil Falls to Almost 7-Year Low, Brazzil
    Brazil to boost police presence in violent cities, Reuters
    Soy boom brings wealth, at a price in Paraguay, Merco Press
    Argentina: A library for every household, IPS
    Fidel Castro: Ideas Cannot Be Killed, ZNet
    Cuba exporting its health care miracle to the world's poor, ZNet

    Upside-Down World


    IPS Inter Press Service

    HEALTH-CHINA: Olympic Planners Kick the Butt
    BURKINA FASO: Giving Political Parties a Legal Nudge
    POLITICS-US: Surge Dirge
    EDUCATION-ARGENTINA: A Library Per Household
    POLITICS: Security Council Called Hypocritical on Nukes
    ENVIRONMENT-KENYA: Will Good Fences Make for Good Neighbours?
    ENVIRONMENT: Toward a Green Economy
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Trujillo's Victims Seek Justice, Nearly Five Decades On

    SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

    Germany's Army of Senior Volunteers: A Graying Population Gives Back to Society
    US President Takes On Global Warming: Bush 'Plan' Likely Torpedoes G-8 Clima...
    The Met in Berlin: French Masters Take a Grand Tour
    Berlin's Latest Art Blockbuster: The Most Beautiful French Come from New York
    The Power of Money: Can Africa Be Saved by Private Aid?
    The World From Berlin: Contestants to Compete for Donated Kidney in Dutch TV...
    She Goes West, He Goes Right: Lack of Women in Eastern Germany Feeds Neo-Nazis
    UN Approves Hariri Investigation: Lebanese Split on International Tribunal

    Opinion - International Herald Tribune

    The World Bank's fresh start
    Shaming China on Darfur
    Chasing an evasive TB patient
    Two bad decisions
    Israel and the bomb
    A two-state solution is still the way
    Creation does not preclude evolution
    Meanwhile: Speak whale to me

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East


    Israel awaiting revised prisoner list from Hamas in Shalit swap, Amos Harel
    IDF: No Gaza ground operation due to fear of war with Syria, Amos Harel
    The northern bother, Amos Harel
    Lebanese army tanks move toward Palestinian refugee camp, AP
    Nobody has forgotten about the October 2000 riots, Meron Rapoport
    It's not the war, stupid - it's the occupation, Shmuel Rosner
    U.S. envoy to PA slams Israel for refusing to ease PA conditions, Shmuel Rosner
    Property developers and neglect threaten Jerusalem's ancient glory, Amiram Barkat

    Al Jazeera

    US mulls long-term Korea-like stay in Iraq, Agencies
    Bloody month for US troops in Iraq, Al Jazeera
    Shelling resumes at Lebanon camp, Agencies
    Taliban ambush kills policemen, Agencies
    Afghan women cry for help, Laurence Lee


    A nuclear arms race in the Middle East would leave us all living in fear, Ahmed Abdel-Halim
    Sadrist death squad runner gets asylum in US for info, Nermeen Al-Mufti
    Little chance that this week's US-Iranian talks will end hidden war in Iraq, Salah Hemeid
    M E Democratic reform impeded by exclusion of temperate Islamist forces, Khalil El-Anani
    Lebanon is braced for worse times ahead, Omayma Abdel-Latif
    America's jihad: Another American sponsored group goes out of control , Editorial
    The desperation of Lebanon's Palestinians, Lucy Fielder
    Israeli duplicity, military operations continue in the West Bank, Khaled Amayreh
    Boycott: Time to cut Israel off, Ramzy Baroud*
    Egypt appears ever more committed to a hands-on approach to Gaza, Dina Ezzat
    Factory-based actions raising workers' confidence that they can improve their lot, Serene Assir
    Egyptian female domestic help are to be exported to the Gulf states, Reem Leila
    America's strategy to lay its hands on Sudanese oil, Gamal Nkrumah

    Middle East

    Review of Arab Editorials, MET
    US Air War in Iraq: Media Silent on Death and Destruction, Arab News
    Saudi Gitmo Inmate Found Dead, Arab News
    US Experts Say Torture Is Outmoded and Unreliable, Arab News
    Rival camps spar over next step after UN vote on Hariri tribunal, Lebanon Daily Star
    A dirge for the 'surge', Asia Times
    Missions impossible: NATO's Afghan dilemma , Asia Times
    The right (wing) man for the World Bank job, Asia Times
    Iran will allay concerns about nuclear program: Larijani , Tehran Times
    In defense of the Muslim sisterhood , Tehran Times
    Background: What is Behind the Latest Crisis in Lebanon?, Palestine Chronicle
    Drones in the Skies of Gaza, Palestine Chronicle

    Daily Star


    Daily Times

    13 killed at political agent's home, Manzoor Ali Shah
    Tobacco ads banned on TV, DT
    Musharraf won't get immunity, Mohammad Kamran
    ACJ refuses to hear contempt case against lawyers, DT
    Security forces beat Brazilian football coach for not speaking Hindi, Iftikhar Gilani
    Indian rebels turn to poppy for funds, Amarnath Tewary

    The Hindu - Front Page

    Rajasthan on the boil, 4 die in police firing
    26 trains through Rajasthan cancelled
    Home Ministry reviews situation
    BJP top brass discuss situation
    Nuclear talks begin
    Centre considering unified command for armed forces
    Court orders probe into BMW case sting operation
    8 held for bid to grab land at Besant Nagar

    Asia Times Online

    ASIA HAND ; Thailand: One way to leave your lover
    After the talks, Iran starts talking
    Mission impossible: NATO's Afghan dilemma
    Afghan refugees sing Hekmatyar's tune
    A spot on Indonesian leader's clean hands
    A potential premier emerges in India
    An awkward visitor for Tokyo and Beijing
    To prick, or not to prick : that is the question


    Blair's parting drive to aid Africa, Stephanie Hanes

    Mail and Guardian


    Air Force Today

    May 30 airpower: F-15Es provide cover for ground forces , Staff

    Drug Corp Watch

    FDA Denies Glaxo's Cancer Vaccine Fast Track Status; Company Defends Diabetes Drug, AP
    Who's Arthur Allen, Michael Wagnitz
    Origin of Autism, Dr Mercola
    Nigerians File Cases Against U.S. Drug Company in Meningitis Case, The Associated Press
    SSRIs, Birth Defects and Autism: Is There a Link?, Jane Mundy
    Cancer Vaccine Not Safe, 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

    Kathy Kelly:
    Being Hope
    Sarah Anderson:
    Mr. Hardball Goes to the World Bank
    Scott Ritter:
    Repudiation, Not Impeachment
    Alfie Kohn:
    NCLB: ‘Too Destructive To Salvage’
    Jeff Cohen:
    Are Media Out to Get John Edwards?
    Corporate Crime Reporter:
    Zheng Xiaoyu Meet Lester Crawford
    Robert Weissman:
    Well, At Least He’s Not A War Criminal
    Marie Cocco:
    Gore and Sheehan Join Forces
    Danny Glover/Nicole Lee:
    Poverty Scavengers
    John Young:
    Welcome to The Supposeum
    Ahmad Samih Khalidi:
    Internal Conflict and Paralysis Is Corroding Our Credibility
    Jim Minick:
    The Value of Boosting Our Miles Per Gallon
    Kay Lucas:
    We Must All Recognize The ‘Leader’ Within Ourselves
    Neil Watkins:
    Will Vultures Be Allowed to Undermine the G-8 Summit?
    Dominick DellaSala:
    Bush Bureaucrats Rewrote Owl Plan

    (*) Registration Required: NYT, WP, BS, CT, LAT, TS. Explorer Browser Recommended. (It's the most forgiving.)



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