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Recent Bush Watch Features

Mugged By Corporations: A Spy In A House Of Cards, Kent Southard
Bush, Again: Who Benefits From Floods?, Politex, various
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

Dictator Bush Secret Plan To Take Over Country Gets Little Press, Savage
Immigration sabotage: Senate must lance a noxious amendment from Texas Sen. Cornyn, Ed
Terrorists, chemicals and trains, Ed
Congress hobbles the AIDS fight in D.C., Ed
Show us the money:Congress should make salary data equally transparent for everyone, Reed
Bush and Rice start new cold war: Russia would aim missiles at Europe, Harding
Infighting fragments US war protestors, Walters
UK general: 'There's no way we are going to win this war', Manhire
Iraq's curse: a thirst for final, crushing victory, Wong
Defense Secretary Gates cautious about gains in Afghanistan, Mazzetti
China Has Cornered the Global Market for Vitamins, Johnson
U.S. Paid Nearly $31 Million in Condolence Payments to Iraqis, Afghanis, Youssef
U.S.-Russia Relations Sink to Near-Cold War Depths, Strobel+Landay


Liberia's Taylor boycotts war crimes trial
Fighting spreads to second refugee camp in Lebanon
China releases strategy to fight global warming
Paris Hilton behind bars
Sporadic clashes in Sri Lanka after heavy fighting
Chinese shares in sharpest drop in three months
European stocks mixed before rate decisions

News Bullets

  • Abortion: The Hysteria that Divides the US
  • Bush administration appears to have given up on long ’surge’ strategy.
  • Toward a Green Economy
  • Coffin Delays Clinton Fundraiser
  • Despite Suspect Safety, Dietary Supplements Receive Little Oversight
  • US Paid Nearly $31 Million in Condolence Payments to Iraqis, Afghanis
  • Group Wants Sheehan’s Land, But She’s Not selling to Just Anyone

    Special: Bush At The G8

    Bush Kills Off Hopes for G8 Climate Change Plan
    G8: Sailing Against Ecological Debt
    UK and Germany warn Bush not to push his ad hoc climate plan, West
    Brazil rejects Bush move on climate change talks, Borger
    Bush on climate policy: I could see him winking, David Attenborough
    Bush climate plan: amid nays some maybes, Revkin
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Bush Climate Dispute
    UN's Leading Role 'Non-Negotiable': Merkel Reacts to Bush's Climate Change Proposal
    The SPIEGEL G-8 Round-Up: Did the Nazis Steal Heiligendamm from its Jewish Owner?
    Massive Riot Ahead of the G-8 Summit: The Rumble in Rostock
    An Orgy of Violence as G-8 Approaches: German City Rocked by Violent Riots

    Special: Dictatorship '08

    US Democrats appear on TV debate, BBC
    Democrats Focus on Iraq In Contentious Second Debate , Anne Kornblut and Dan Balz
    Iraq is the flashpoint as Dems clash, Toner &Zeleny
    Et tu, Fred? Thompson stabs his best 'friend' McCain in the back, Baxter
    Romney's political fortunes tied to riches he gained in business, Kirkpatrick
    Romney is central target of McCain counterattack, Santora &Cooper
    Larry Flynt of Hustler offers $1 million for US political sex scandals, Goldenberg

    Special: Wars in the Middle East

    Amnesty International: Israel destroying hope of Palestinians, YNet
    East Jerusalem to UN: We want independence, YNet
    Olmert Vows to Keep Up Strikes in Gaza, Arab News
    Robert Fisk: Can Lebanese Army Fight America’s War on Terror?, Arab News
    Israeli Rabbis Can Advocate Genocide With Impunity, Ali Abunimah
    Can Lebanon get a fair deal from free trade?, Lebanon Daily Star
    How many people will pay the price for Bush and Ahmadinejad's tough talk?, Lebanon Daily Star
    Creating a 'failed state' in Palestine, Lebanon Daily Star
    Hopes high for Lebanon tribunal, MET
    Three-day bombardment of camp cuts off vital aid supplies to terrified residents, IRIN
    Bush's Iraq: “I have to scrounge around rubbish bins to feed my children”, IRIN
    Bush's Iraq: Cancer emerges as major cause of death in south, IRIN
    Turkish threat echoes across Iraq, Asia Times
    One small provocation could send Turkish troops into northern Iraq, Asia Times
    Iran and Egypt point to a new order , Asia Times
    Occupation Troops Thrust into Rafah, Arrests Eight in W. Bank, PA Press Center
    Revisiting the Six Day War, Palestine Chronicle

    Today's Alternative Special


    Bush calls for permanent military presence in Iraq, White
    Lebanese military resumes shelling of Palestinian camp, Marsden

    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

    Air of truth: We should continue broadcasting the truth & nothing but at Al Hurra, Elliot
    Surge of adoptions raises concern in Ethiopia, Gross &Connors
    Commanders say Baghdad surge has secured only one-third of the city, Cloud &Cave
    Bhutto talks of return to Pakistan, and maybe power, Gall
    Fighting in Lebanese refugee camp spreads, Fattah

    Washington Post

    As TV Coverage Feeds Protests, Musharraf Reacts , Griff Witte
    The Tortured Lives of Interrogators , Laura Blumenfeld
    In 'Little Guyana,' Disbelief Over Terrorism Arrests , Anthony Faiola and Robin Shulman
    Attacks on U.S. Troops in Iraq Grow in Lethality, Complexity , Ann Scott Tyson and John Ward Anderson
    N.Y. Airport Target of Plot, Officials Say , Anthony Faiola and Steven Mufson
    Insurgents Hit Bridge North Of Baghdad , Joshua Partlow
    Thousands of Pakistanis Rally Around Ousted Judge , Griff Witte
    U.N. Team Still Looking for Iraq's Arsenal , Colum Lynch
    Iraqis Sought Probe of Killings , Sonya Geis
    Lebanese Military Advances on Extremist Group at Refugee Camp , Alia Ibrahim

    Boston Globe

    Bush defends missile plan , Loven

    Chicago Tribune

    Army in retreat over 'stop loss', Scharnberg
    Iraqi Kurds squeezed, Hanley

    Los Angeles Times

    Change cast in concrete, Ken Ellingwood
    Democrats plan a Capitol barrage over Iraq, Noam N. Levey
    Nature museums nearly relics themselves, Mike Boehm
    Senate coalition crosses borders, Nicole Gaouette
    Baghdad clashes point to rift in Sunni Arab insurgency, Ned Parker, Said Rifai and Saif Hameed
    Gates reaffirms U.S. commitment in Asia, Peter Spiegel
    Lebanese troops attack militant bases, Raed Rafei


    U.S. Trying to Open a Dialogue with al-Sadr, Commander Says, Fadel
    E-commerce Soaring in China, Johnson


    Toronto Star



    Fourteen US troops killed in Iraq, BBC
    'Mis-timed' bomb kills 10 Iraqis, BBC
    US Iraq embassy plans put on net, BBC
    Gorbachev criticises US 'empire', BBC
    US-India nuclear deal talks fail, BBC
    Iran and the US: A new Cold War?, Roger Hardy, BBC
    Putin warns Europe in missile row, BBC
    US car sales recovery led by GM, BBC
    World Bank offers 'vulture' aid, BBC


    Lebanese army moves in for the kill on Palestinian refugee camp, Prothero
    EU targets the huddled doorways used by smokers, Campbell
    Abuse and incompetence in fight against global warming, Davies


    TB sufferer is quarantined as US asks how he was allowed to fly, Doyle
    Afghanistan no less dangerous than Iraq for Prince Harry, Whitaker
    Interview with Moqtada al Sadr, Latif
    Lebanese army ill-equipped to fight America's war on terror, Robert Fisk
    Sicko? The truth about the US healthcare system, Gumbel

    Times Online

    George, do you still read Putin's soul in his eyes? Do you see nuclear war?, Maddox
    Anti-G8 riots in Rostock: 1,000 people injured so far, Boyes
    British plan to withdraw troops from Iraq by end of the year, Smith
    Terror for Iraqi government that cannot protect the ministries, Swain
    Britons seized in Baghdad ‘broke basic security rules’, Haynes
    Troops and tanks mass for final assault on refugee camp rebels, Blanford


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    How Many in Mexico View U.S. Immigration Plans, Mexidata
    Why has the price of the tortilla risen in Mexico?,
    Mexican soldiers kill 2 women, 3 children, Houston Chronicle
    Mayor wants to rid Mexico city of street vendors, Miami Herald
    Lopez Obrador Slams Mexican Media Control, Prensa Latina
    Foreign direct investment increased existing inequalities, inforpressca
    Costa Rica Housing Problem Highlighted, Tico Times
    Nicaraguan President Visits Venezuela, Prensa Latina
    Ortega praises Chavez over TV issue, Al Jazeera
    Zero hunger program launched in Nicaragua, Noticias Aliadas
    Castro shown meeting Vietnam leader, Al Jazeera
    Haiti Overhauling Justice System , Prensa Latina
    Chavez supporters take to streets to back TV network shutdown, Caribbean NN
    Opposition Politicians Are Behind Venezuelan Student Protests, Venezuelanalysis
    The Military and the Rural Elite Unholy Alliance Maintains Brazil Poor and Unequal, Brazzil
    Blackouts Are All Over Brazil, But No One Sees Them Unless They Touch the Rich, Brazzil
    Brazilian president visits India to strengthen ties, Merco Press
    Morales Inaugurates Radio Program, Prensa Latina
    Bachelet and the Chilean woman, Santiago Times

    Upside-Down World


    SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

    The Perils of 'Online First': German Media Companies Risk Putting Profits be...
    Goodbye Jaruzelski: The Man Who Slept for Two Decades
    The World From Berlin: 'Syria's Policy of Intimidation in Lebanon Has Failed'

    Inter Press Service

    Politics: U.S. Ramps Up Missile Tests in the Pacific , Lasker
    Climate Change-India: Business as Usual on the Kerala Coast , Martin
    Development: G8 Makes Room at Table for Emerging Five , Godoy
    Iraq: Anxiety in Wake of U.S.-Iran Talks , Salih
    Health-China: Olympic Planners Kick the Butt , Bezlova
    Politics: Security Council Called Hypocritical on Nukes , Deen
    Dominican Republic: Trujillo's Victims Seek Justice, Nearly Five Decades On , Pina

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East


    Iran and Egypt to hold talks on renewing full ties, Zvi Bar'el
    Israel rejects Amnesty report urging end to West Bank fence, staff
    Defiant Iran says it won't retreat from 'field of danger' over atoms, Reuters
    Israel to ask U.S. to slow down, soften benchmarks initiative, Aluf Benn
    IDF okays Homesh mass rally for rebuilding of West Bank enclave, Nadav Shragai
    Four decades of creeping annexation, Akiva Eldar
    Livni: I voted for one-day operation in Lebanon conflict, Barak Ravid
    A 40-year journey to a low point, Danny Rubinstein

    Al Jazeera

    Iraq bomb attacks push up US toll. 14 in three days, Agencies
    US forces in Sadr City raids, Al Jazeera
    13 year old Boys shot dead at Gaza beach by Israeli soldiers, Nour Odeh
    Fear in Israel's 'ghost city', Robert Winder
    Lebanon fighting spreads, Al Jazeera
    Mortar strike wounds Israeli troops, Agencies
    Sunni groups in Baghdad turf war, Agencies

    Daily Star


    Daily Times

    India won't set timeframe for Kashmir solution, DT
    Govt. said to block private TV channels, Ali Waqar
    Muslim League wants privatization supervised, Zulfiqar Ghuman


    Chief Justice gets rousing welcome, Rashid Javed
    TV coverage of Chief Justice issue banned, Amir Wasim
    Cable operators go after channels 'ridiculing' military, Dawn


    China, India Vie for Outsourcing Market, Asia Times
    The Dangers in Talking to China , Asia Times
    Chinese Insurance Firms to Invest Overseas, Asia Times
    A Warning Shot for China's Markets, Asia Times
    Algae Like Green Oil Paint Covers China Lake , China Daily
    Chinese Blames Panamanian Traders for Tainted Drugs,
    China Launches Communications Satellite 'SinoSat-3',
    Singapore Says China Challenge More Economic Than Military , France24

    The Hindu - Front Page

    4 more Rajasthan districts under NSA
    `No militarisation in Kashmir'
    A happy development
    Narain emerges triumphant
    `DMK will strive for secular regimes'

    Asia Times, opinion


    Energy-MalawiI: Technology to Save Forests , Semu-Banda
    Charles Taylor's trial puts dictators on notice, Tristan McConnell

    Mail and Guardian


    Drug Corp Watch

    FDA and Glaxo Share Blame for Avandia Disaster, Evelyn Pringle
    MMR and Autism: Conflicts of Interest Muddy the Waters, WDDTY
    Vaccine Test Case Reaches Federal Court, Tony Mauro
    After Sanctions, Doctors Get Drug Company Pay , Gardiner Harris and Janet Roberts
    China's Food & Drug Chief Sentenced To Death, AHRP
    Doctor Says Drug Maker Tried to Quash His Criticism of Avandia , Stephanie Saul
    Alert Over Sleep Drug Ignored, Adam Cresswell
    PhRMA Urged To Probe Centocor's Marketing of Remicade , Tanya Irwin
    STD Drug, Advertising Terribly Wrong, Meredith Berg


    US: Bristol-Myers to Pay Fine, Agence France Presse
    Japan: NEC Workers Fake Orders Worth Y2.2bn, Sanchanta
    US: Whistleblower Alleges Lockheed Official Misled Congress on Deepwater, Lipowicz

    Air Force Today

    May 31 airpower summary: Maintainers keep tankers flying, Staff
    SECAF: Dominance in cyberspace is not optional , Tech. Sgt. A.J. Bosker

    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

    Geoffrey Lean:
    The World Must Isolate Bush Over Climate Change
    Chris Hedges:
    What If Our Mercenaries Turn On Us?
    Tom Hayden:
    Democrats Likely To Harden Anti-War Stance As “Surge” Fails and Election Year Approaches
    César Chelala:
    US Health Care Is Bad For Your Health
    Tom McGlamery:
    Dying People Shouldn’t Be Denied Basic Liberty
    David Sarasohn:
    Only Some Of Us Are At War – The Rest Just Watch It On TV
    Elizabeth Sullivan:
    Israel Won A Victory Studded With Thorns
    Anthony Romero:
    Stopping the Torture Flights
    Katrina Vanden Heuvel:
    When The Prince of Darkness Visits
    Matthew Rothschild:
    Iraq Vet Faces Penalty for Protesting War
    Joseph Margulies:
    Gitmo: A Fetid and Cancerous Symbol
    Derrick Jackson:
    Ignorance of Global Warming
    Ruth MacNeille:
    Free Trade, Chemicals Threaten Village-Based Farming in Thailand
    Christopher Brauchli:
    The Eighth Wonder of The World
    Matt Taibbi:
    Giuliani: Worse Than Bush
    Ralph Nader:
    In Memory of David Halberstam
    Eugene Robinson:
    America Likes an Idiot, but It Needs Al Gore
    John Sweeney:
    Freedom To Unionize
    Michael Copps:
    The Price of Free Airwaves
    David Michael Green:
    Cowering In The Suburbs of Berlin: Democratic Profile in Cowardice
    John Kirby:
    How The Ruling Class Thwarts Democracy
    Laura Flanders:
    Why Cindy Sheehan ‘Retired’
    John Dean:
    The Bush Administration’s Dilemma Regarding a Possible Libby Pardon
    Naomi Klein:
    Baghdad Burns, Calgary Booms
    John Nichols:
    Cindy Sheehan’s Farewell
    Stephen Zunes:
    The Democrats’ Support for Bush’s War
    Robert McChesney/Mark Weisbrot:
    Venezuela and the Media: Fact and Fiction
    Jon Wiener:
    A Day in the Life: Sgt. Pepper Turns 40
    Rosa Brooks:
    Deniable, Disposable Casualties
    Mark Danner:
    Taking the Measure of the First Rhetoric-Major President
    Howard Friel:
    Kids: Why Die For Oil, Car, Nuke Kings, Greed and Profits?
    Bob Mitchell:
    The Partisan Versions Of The Ant and The Grasshopper
    Haroon Siddiqui:
    Creating a Field Day For Militias, Large and Small
    Robert Weissman:
    Corporate Power Since 1980
    Joseph Galloway:
    Congress Goes On Vacation While More ‘Honored Dead’ Come Home

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