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Habeas Corpus: Senate Committee Votes To Restore Cornerstone Of U.S. Justice System, Melber
What, We Worry? Our TV War , David Sarasohn
Be Afraid: Is There Any Doubt That Bush Uses Terror Warnings For Political Purposes? Olbermann
Empire or Republic? Bush and the Fall Of the United States, Part 2, Jonathan Freedland
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
I'm Back! Random Thoughts After Two Months Away, Jerry Politex
Myth, Religion, and Politics: Bush As Religious Icon: Background, Jerry Barrett

News Roundup

It's time to subpoena Karl Rove, Ed
A new danger in Iraq, Ed
Nominee to Coordinate War Offers Grim Forecast on Iraq, Peter Baker and Karen DeYoung
Don't ask, don't translate: the stupid axing of gay Arabic linguists endangers our troops, Benjamin
For 'don't ask, don't tell', split on party lines, Toner
Immigration bill, short 15 votes, stalls in the Senate, Hulse and Pear
House votes to expand stem cell research, Zeleny
States found to vary widely on education, Lewin
Democrats may subpoena N.S.A. documents, Risen
Veterans benefit system needs overhaul, Eckholm
Turkey rattles its sabers at militant Kurds in Iraq, Tavernise
Italy braces for legal fight over secret C.I.A. program, Fisher &Povoledo
U.S. planning to ease rules on passports, Blumenthal
Philip K. Dick: a sage of the future whose time has come, Staples


G8 pledges $60 bln to fight disease in Africa, boosts aid
CIA trial opens ahead of Bush arrival in Italy
NATO welcomes US-Russia anti-missile base offer
Nearly 50 dead in Iraq bloodshed
Lebanese army continues to pound Islamist strongholds
Climate groups cool on G8 deal but US turnabout hailed
Japan's machinery orders disappoint

News Bullets

  • Could al Qaeda Attack Trigger War With Iran?
  • Bush Relaunches Campaign For Democracy But US Policy Provokes Backlash Across The World
  • UK and US Must Quit Iraq Quickly, Says Former Ambassador
  • Daryl Hannah Joins Amazon Protesters Taking On Oil Giant
  • Bloodshed Is Spreading Across Afghanistan, Warn Aid Workers
  • US Torpedoes Hopes For G8 Climate Deal
  • A Top Clinton Aide Draws Criticism From Unions
  • Massacres and Paramilitary Land Seizures Behind the Biofuel Revolution
  • Guantánamo Trials in Chaos After Judge Throws Out Two Cases
  • Facing G8 Summit Failure, Germany Braces Itself
  • Libby Gets 30 Months in Prison in C.I.A. Leak Case
  • Experts Cast Doubt on Credibility of JFK Terror Plot

    Special: Bush Behind G8-Ball

    Climate Change: Emerging G5 Take Counter-Proposal to G8 , Devarakonda
    Development: The 'Good Guys' Chastise the G8 'Villains' , Godoy
    G8: India Stonewalls Demand for Emission Cuts , Bidwai
    Climate Change: Shanghai Under Siege , Bezlova
    Regional Divisions Complicate Debate Over Global Warming, Whitney
    Russia: Putin to Stand Firm at G8 Summit , Klomegah
    Putin Suggests Alternate Site for Missile Defense System, Douglas
    Bush's Visit to Albania Will Thank a Country Loyal to His Policies, Schofield
    New Pope Likely to Deliver Same Message to Bush on Iraq, Douglas

    Today's Alternative Special: Mother Jones

    How Permanent Are Those Bases?
    Bush's Shadow Justice Department: Did the Federalist Society Have a Hand in ...
    Say No to Immigrants
    The Pentagon's Blank Check
    Love Letters for Libby
    M.I.A. from the Immigration Debate, Creating Economic Opportunity in Mexico
    Washington Dispatches
    Federal Sentencing for Dummies

    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

    The shame of the Cherokee nation, Ed
    Putin surprises Bush with plan on missile shield, Stolberg
    U.S. compromise on global warming plan averts impasse at G8 summit, Landler &Dempsey
    India may no longer be the supposed world leader in people infected with AIDS, MacNeil Jr.
    British contractor paid Saudi, reports say, Cowell
    At Haditha massacre hearing, dueling views of battalion commander, von Zielbauer

    Washington Post

    Putin Offers to Join Missile Shield Effort , Michael A. Fletcher
    Bonded in Resistance to the Barrier , Scott Wilson
    Suicide Attacks, Bombings Kill Dozens in Iraq , John Ward Anderson

    Boston Globe

    McCain follows rival Giuliani skipping Iowa straw poll, Helman and Pindell
    No news is bad news in Pakistan, ED

    Christian Science Monitor

    In shift, Bush draws NATO into controversial missile-shield plans, Jeffrey White
    Tensions on Iraq border rile Turkey, Scott Peterson

    Chicago Tribune

    Snitching on snitches has troubling root , Page
    Climate change latest threat to monuments, Anderson
    Gay groups decry surgeon general nominee, McMurray

    Los Angeles Times

    'War czar' duties may signal policy shift, Peter Spiegel


    Al-Sadr Radio Interview Decries U.S. Presence in Iraq, Fadel
    War Czar Nominee Says Iraq Government Unprepared to Make Reforms, Schoof
    Exiled Peruvian President Comes Closer to Standing Trial, Hughes+Chang+Bridges


    Toronto Star



    G8 leaders agree to seek 'substantial' cuts in emissions, BBC
    Putin offers joint missile shield, BBC
    Senate kills US immigration bill, BBC
    House defies Bush over stem cells, BBC
    US 'war tsar' had doubts on surge, BBC
    US army holds 32 in Iraqi raids, BBC
    US gives Filipino informants $10m, BBC
    Milan set for CIA rendition trial, BBC
    Iraq Shias 'attack' Sunni mosques, BBC
    North Korea 'test-fires missiles', BBC

    font size=3 face="verdana">Guardian

    Bush agrres to CO2 cut... with strings: (a 'substantial' cut), Elliott
    Blair fails on climate change: Loyalty a one-way street for Bush, Wintour
    Weasel words on the G8 climate change policy, McVeigh
    Climate change agreement: the devil is in the absence of details, Editor
    CIA secret prisons in Poland and Romania confirmed, Grey
    UK Attorney General hid secret arms deal payments to Saudi Prince, Leigh
    Blair says necessary to protect Saudi royals in arms deal scandal, Woodward
    Blair and the Labor Government are as corrupt as foreign despots, Monbiot
    Brits and Americans collude in looting frenzy in Iraq, Jenkins
    West must accept there is no military solution in Afghanistan, Steele


    G8 leaders spin, but Bush refuses to commit to climate change target, Grice
    Blair an 'ex-Prime Minister', says Putin, Grice
    The Blair humiliation at the G8: Special relationship is a sad joke, Norman
    Blair says he was only saving jobs by not investigating Saudi bribe, Brown

    Times Online

    For pity's sake, let the Chagos Islanders go home, Macintyre


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Rights: Groups Sue U.S. Over Fate of 39 'Disappeared' , Lobe
    Rights-Chile: Fujimori - One Step Closer to Extradition to Peru , González
    Environment: Audit Clears Once-Leaky Pipeline for Funding , Mekay
    Politics: Is U.S. Eyeing U.N. as Dumping Ground for Iraq? , Deen
    Rights: Millions Displaced by Olympic Games , Johal
    Drugs-Mexico: Police Caught Between Low Wages, Threats and Bribes , Cevallos
    Science-Australia: Optimal Pesticide Use Can Save Cotton Farmers , Bhandari

    Der Spiegel

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East


    Israel won't try to change UN mandate on Golan, Aluf Benn
    Government to form Joint task force to counter U.K. boycotts, Barak Ravid
    Jordan Valley open only to non-resident Palestinians on foot, Amira Hass
    UN chief Ban slams Ahmadinejad for anti-Israel comments, Reuters
    Explosion rocks Christian town north of Beirut, killing one, AP
    Retaliationto the so-called British boycott! If we can only find a way, Shmuel Rosner


    Lebanon's future remains hanging by a thread, Omayma Abdel-Latif
    No solution in sight in Labanon standoff, Lucy Fielder
    Hopes for a ceasefire dim as Israel rejects Palestinian proposals, Khaled Amayreh
    A strange ambivalence in commemorating the 40th anniversary of the defeat of 1967, Amira Howeidy
    The road towards inter-Palestinian reconciliation is proving difficult, Dina Ezzat
    Fears of foreign intervention in Lebanon, Lucy Fielder
    The US has no choice but to engage in dialogue with Iran, Mustafa El-Labbad
    Al-Maliki's media mouthpiece celebrates a year of 'achievements', Nermeen Al-Mufti
    Israel continues to pretend it could secure peace for the whole region, Hassan Nafaa
    Arab countries can no longer be defeated in the same way as in 1967, Mohamed Abdel-Salam
    The catastrophic mistakes that led to the loss of Sinai in 1967, Abdou Mubasher
    Here is how Al-Ahram recounted the events as they took place in 1967, Samir Sobhi
    The 1967 War is not the defining event of modern Middle Eastern history, Ghada Karmi

    Middle East

    Review of Arab Editorials, MET
    Commentary: 39 more 'disappeared' in US custody ID'd by rights groups, MET
    The Six-Day War's cruel irony, MET
    Nine presidential hopefuls write to 'Post' about how they would deal with Teheran, Jerusalem Post
    Palestine and West: A Travesty of Justice, Walid M. Awad
    Why Israel Is More Insecure Than Ever Before, Tanvir Ahmad Khan
    Palestinians Now Fed Up With Gunmen, Wafa Amr
    Saudi Woman Tortured, Killed Asian Maid for Being ‘Lazy’, Arab News
    Jordan has started thinking about Plan B in Palestine, Lebanon Daily Star
    Iran forces the issue in Afghanistan, Asia Times
    Iran revisits the Khomeini legacy , Asia Times
    IRAQ: Hundreds go missing or get killed at checkpoints, IRIN
    IRAQ: Poor municipal services worsen Iraqi living conditions, IRIN
    IRAQ: Years of war, current insecurity take toll on environment, IRIN
    IRAQ 'I have only God to help my daughter.' struck by fragment of cluster bomb, IRIN

    Daily Star



    China, India Agree to Work More Closely, China Daily
    China Offers a Plan in Wake of Poisoned-Food Scandals , Christian Science Monitor
    Taiwan Cuts Ties with Costa Rica over Recognition for China, International Herald Tribune
    US Asylum Rule on Forced Abortion , BBC
    Activists Say Students Rioting in China , Washington Post

    Daily Times

    Thousands rally against press gag law, DT
    Journalists not allowed within National Assembly, DT
    Opposition joins journalists' protests, DT
    Sri Lanka evicts ethnic Tamils, DT
    Nepali journalists face hostility, threats, DT


    Unprecedented press protests in Assembly, Raja Asghar
    Aziz withdraws case against journalists, Dawn
    Afghan woman journalist killed, Dawn
    Acitvists to be detained three months, Dawn

    The Hindu, news
    Asia Times, opinion


    Economy-Kenya: Branson Flying More and Cutting Carbon Emissions , Nieuwoudt
    Mauritania: Exiles' Lawsuit Shines Light on Past Abuses , Masoud

    Mail and Guardian



    The prison is the war crime , Cohn
    Cheney's end game? Losing Iraq, nuking Iran , Roberts
    How long must we support a mistake? , Quigley
    Sailing to Gaza , Cattori

    Air Force Today

    'FOX and Friends' to broadcast live June 8 from Wright-Patt , Kathleen Lopez
    June 6 airpower summary: F-16s provide overwatch in Iraq , Staff
    Misawa squadrons swap out Iraqi mission , 1st Lt. Shannon Collins

    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

    Heather Wokusch:
    Yet Another G8 Farce
    Philip Mattera:
    The Greenwashing Of America
    Roberto Rodriguez:
    Climate of Fear, Hate Makes Immigrants Villains
    Marjorie Cohn:
    The Crime Is The Prison
    Richard Gott:
    The Battle Over The Media Is About Race As Well As Class
    Dilip Hiro:
    Accounting For Putin’s Popularity
    Michael Shaw:
    Reading The Pictures: Have We Just Seen The Last Combat Injury In Iraq?
    Bill Boyarsky:
    The Biggest Loser
    Patt Morrison:
    Green Guilt Trip
    Paul Reickhoff:
    As The Turkish Army Storms Into Iraq, CNN Is Stupider Than Usual
    Garrison Keillor:
    Making A Case For SimpleLife In A Small Town
    Martin Wachtelborn:
    A Democratic World Is Possible
    Zachary Katznelson:
    In Guantanamo, Men Shadow-Box For Their Lives
    Matthew Rothschild:
    Why Bush Will Pardon Libby, Soon
    Robert McElvaine:
    Is It Anti-Americanism or Just Anti-Bushism?

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