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Monday, June 11, 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

Parody: Scooter Libby Is Ordered Back To Jail, Politex
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

Military Envisions Longer Stay in Iraq , Thomas E. Ricks
Head of Joint Chiefs is out, Peter Spiegel
Bush Is Losing Credibility On Democracy, Activists Say , Robin Wright
Congress Still Playing Fast and Loose with Earmarks, Critics Charge, Blumenthal
Bush Hires Lawyers to Fight Legal Battles with Congress, Hutcheson
Senator Lynne Cheney? Could be.. family legacies a Senate tradition, Boaz
Saudi bribes scandal: Fitting end to Blair's era of hypocrisy, Jenkins
They love Bush in... wait for it... Albania!, Traynor
British company selling weapons-grade uranium to Iran, Sudan, Townsend
UN warns of five million displaced Iraqis (those who aren't dead), Cockburn
UK police accused of whitewash over CIA torture flights, Woolf
USDA may relax standards for organic foods, Scott J. Wilson
Suddenly, the bees are simply vanishing, Jia-rui Chong and Thomas H. Maugh II
Paris Hilton tells media: Forget me, pay more attention to Iraq , E&P Staff
One Last Sopranos Family Gathering: You Eat, You Talk, It’s Over , NYT


Bush says Russia should cooperate on missile defence
Sarkozy party heading for landslide in French parliament
US death toll tops 3,500 as Britain's Brown visits Iraq
Beijing probes Olympic sweat shop charges
Test drug seen as best hope in decades for tackling Parkinson's
Japan upgrades first-quarter economic growth
Airbus group strategy chief resigns after disagreement

News Bullets

LIEBERMAN: We must prep for strike against Iran
US Confirms Arming of Sunnis
Online PowerPoint reveals $60b classified intelligence budget
Powell wouldn't invade Iraq with current knowledge
Gasps as Bush calls Pope 'sir' at the Vatican in Rome...
Olbermann: 'Historical restoration' of habeas corpus

Special: Bush In Europe

G8 summit: Climate compromise masks mounting conflicts, Schwarz
Bush Gets Enthusiastic Welcome in Albania, Schofield
Politics: For U.S. Base, Bush Finds Czech Enthusiasm, Polish Reserve , Dujisin
G8-Africa: Shortfall on Help in AIDS Fight 'Devastating' , Klomegah

Special: Immigration Chaos

Immigration Judges Often Picked Based On GOP Ties , Amy Goldstein and Dan Eggen
How sweet is is: Repuglicans' family fued over immigration, Hillyer
Breach Shows Borders Still Vulnerable , Spencer S. Hsu

Today's Alternative Special: AlterNet

The Immigrant Graveyards of South Texas
Now the Democrats Are Funding Abstinence?
Colony Collapse: Do Massive Bee Die-Offs Mean an End to Our Food System as We...
Tony Soprano's Final Ride Down the New Jersey Turnpike
An Interview with Shia Firebrand Moqtada al-Sadr
Age of Consent Muddles Law on Marriage vs. Rape
Rory O'Connor: FBI 101: A Guide for Writers
Robert Scheer: Iraq Is the New Korea

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

Washington Post

50,000 Years of Resilience May Not Save Tribe , Stephanie McCrummen
The Sole Survivor , Laura Blumenfeld
Report Gives Details on CIA Prisons , Molly Moore
Insurgents Attack Police Chief's Home , John Ward Anderson
In Arctic Ice, Lessons on Effects of Warming , Doug Struck
For U.S. Unit in Baghdad, An Alliance of Last Resort , Joshua Partlow

Christian Science Monitor

Darfur's aid lifeline in danger, Scott Baldauf
Unlikely popular heroes of Pakistan's opposition: lawyers, Mark Sappenfield and David Montero

Boston Globe

Stacking juries toward death, ED
Panhandlers' boom, Venocci

Chicago Tribune

Pope addresses 'worrying situation in Iraq' with Bush, Silva
Detainees and delays, ED

Los Angeles Times

U.S. relies on Sudan despite condemning it, Greg Miller and Josh Meyer
Iran tightens screws on internal dissent, Borzou Daragahi
In North Korea, on someone else's ego trip, Mark Magnier


Mahdi Army Makes a Final Push to Control Southwest Baghdad, Fadel+Issa+al Dulaimy
Pope Encourages Bush to Find Negotiated Solutions to Middle East crises, Douglas
Pace Will Be Replaced as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Youssef+Schoof


Toronto Star



Bush ends Europe tour in Bulgaria, BBC
Iraq police chief's children held hostage after 14 killed in his home, BBC
Gunmen in Gaza fire on PM's home, BBC
Iranians confirm fourth US arrest, Frances Harrison, BBC
Toyota sells its millionth hybrid, BBC
Airline carbon trading scheme gets EU nod, BBC
Taskforce to cut carbon dioxide emissions from computers, BBC
Olympic firms 'abusing workers', BBC
Europe's seas face 'bleak future', BBC
UK opposition party to press for Iraq inquiry, BBC
Karzai unhurt in Taleban attack, BBC
G8 leaders reach $60bn Aids deal, BBC


Pressure on UK Attorney General over arms deal scandal, Leigh
Dispatch from the frontline: Israel and the West Bank, Masroor
Blair forced to apologize to Conservatives for stealing ideas, Watt
And so it begins: UK to withhold funds from Sierra Leone, Smith
Squalid arms deal in UK tradition of turning a blind eye, Hutton
The Saudi Prince/arms deal cover-up: who knew what, when, where?, Leigh
General Pace 'sacrificed' to clear decks on Iraq, Goldenberg
Olmert 'in secret offer to return Golan Heights to Syria', McCarthy


Fire Hadley if Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran are too much for him, Usborne
Does anyone report this anymore? 30 more dead in Iraq, Juri
The wrath of 2007: Drought in the United Statese, Gumbel
Pressure mounts for investigation into legality of Iraq War, Grice
UK Government smeared anti-bribery watch dog, Woolf
Syria flooded with Iraqi refugees: a crisis for relief agencies, Cochrane
Preacher seized by CIA describes torture: rape, shackling,beating, Gray Nuclear arms and climate change: Bush the main obstacle, Hari

Times Online

Musharraf backs down over curbs on media, Hussain
Rogue diamonds in Zimbabwe fund wars and crimes, Raath


ABC, news

Latin America

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Iraq: Lawmaker Confirms Kurd-Shia Clashes in Baghdad , al-Fadhily
Environment-Mexico: Emigration a Blessing for Biosphere Reserve , Cevallos
Politics-Burma: 'Discipline-Flourishing Democracy' Promised , Macan-Markar
Iraq: Blood, Sweat and Tears at New U.S. Embassy , Phinney

Der Spiegel

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East

Daily Star



Police Assault on Vendor Triggers Riots in China, AFP
China Could Be Waging a Food Fight,
With New Law, China Reports a Decline in Executions, Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Competition Is the Driving Force of China's Resurgence, Chosun Ilbo
China Struggles to Choke Off Illegal Wood Trade, Reuters AlertNet
Bankruptcy Law to Protect China Investors, Asia Times

Daily Times

More charges prepared against chief justice, Mohammad Kamran
Karzai escapes assassination attempt, DT
Govt. tightens money-laundering laws, Irfan Ghauri
Official's home to be searched re Canadian woman's death, Shahzad Malik
Acting chief justice shouldn't still be in office, Rana Tanveer
India 'Bigfoot' sighting prompts official inquiry, DT


Aziz: Musharraf will be re-elected, Dawn
Sibbi, Larkana broil at 51 degrees Centigrade, Bhagwandas
Global nuclear initiative 'doesn't cover military facilities', Qudssia Akhlaque
India proposes nuclear reprocessing to save US deal , Dawn

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


U.S. relies on Sudan despite condemning it, Greg Miller and Josh Meyer
G8-Africa: Shortfall on Help in AIDS Fight 'Devastating' , Klomegah

Mail and Guardian



Support the troops: Deceptions and insipid sentiments , Cloughley
Perspectives on the arrests of Iran-Americans in Tehran , Irani
Little Boy, Fat Man and Iran , Fleischman
Reading Tom Paine in a time of crisis , Benderman
Dark plots in Byzantine Beirut , hallinan

Editor & Publisher

Washington Post reveals plans for longterm U.S. force in Iraq , E&P Staff


Senate immigration overhaul blocked by Republican right, Van Auken

Air Force Today

Combat photographer braves bullets to tell stories, Gerry J. Gilmore
June 7 airpower summary: Airlifters move cargo, troops, Staff

Drug Corp Watch

SFDA Bans Sales and Production of Novartis Drug in China , INTERFAX-CHINA
A TheirSpace for Drug Sales Reps , Barnaby J. Feder
Victims of Fatal Meningitis Drug that Left Hundreds Dead Tell Their Stories, Tina Anthony
Drug Doubts Put Lawyers, Pharmaceutical Companies in Motion, Mary Flood
Doctor Says He Was Assailed for Challenging Drug’s Safety, Stephanie Saul
Doctor: Drug Company Threatened Me, Associated Press
Another Diabetic Drug Disaster, Dr. Joseph Mercola
MDS Takes US$61M Charge to Reimburse Clients in Suspect Drug Studies, David Friend
Rx Reform Bill Heads to Legislature, Erin Billups
GlaxoSmithKline's Multicultural Advertising for Diabetes Investigated, KaiserNetwork
Growing Fierce, Gina Shaw
Cancer Fear Forces Company to Recall HIV Drug, Angus Howarth
Pharmaceuticals Contaminating Public Water Supplies, NewsTarget
Avandia Concerns Spark Regulatory Debate, Matthew Perrone
Health Experts Ask Whether Tax Dollars Spent Too Quickly on HPV Vaccine, Dianne Finch

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

Rosa Miriam Elizalde:
In Venezuela, Reality TV
Joe Lauria:
Maverick Mike Gravel
New York Times Editorial:
The Democrats Lag on Warming
Ann McFeatters:
Again, Bush Delays the Inevitable
Barry Payne:
Suppressing Free Speech with Market Power
Carlo Strenger:
Why Israel Does Not Engage With The Saudi Initiative
Monica Benderman:
Fighting Back
Patrick Seale:
Withdrawal Won’t Happen
Dave Lindorff:
Impeachment on a Roll
Sean Gonsalves:
Ron Paul for President?
Martha Burk:
High Court Vs. Working Women
Christopher R. Brauchli:
James Dobson as Cotton Mather
Aziz Huq:
Bush’s Plan to Erode Our Liberties
James P. Pinkerton:
Homeland Security Weak as its Leader
Danny Schechter:
Is There a ‘Foxification’ Underway at Al Jazeera Television?
John Nichols:
Neoconned Again
Froma Harrop:
The Disgusting Business of Milking the Working Poor
Charles N. Davis:
Holding Back the Public’s Right to Information
Daniel Vallin:
Separate and Not Equal – The G8 Reveals Our Apartheid Style Democracy
Rosa Brooks:
At Gitmo, It All Hinges On A Word
Paul Krugman:
Lies, Sighs and Politics
Tom Engelhardt:
The Great American Disconnect
Olga Bonfiglio:
Life In The 00’s
Elizabeth Sullivan:
Bush Traveling With An Old Script
David Michael Green:
The Gore Door
P. H. Liotta:
We’re Nearing Climate’s Tipping Point
Katrina Vanden Heuvel:
Bush in “Fantasyland”
Marie Cocco:
Improvisational Justice
New York Times:
It’s Subpeona Time
Ronald Aronson:
The New Atheists
Ellen Goodman:
President Heats Up The Cold War
Mark Morford:
iPhone Will Broker World Peace
Rosa María Pegueros:
Bobby Kennedy: In Memory Yet Green
Andrew Greeley:
‘Long War’ Plan Short On Substance
Simon Jenkins:
In Iraq’s Four-Year Looting Frenzy, The Allies Have Become The Vandals

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