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Recent Bush Watch Features

Op-Eds: From Our Contributors
Reports: Dictator Bush Committs Felony, Plans To Take Over Country, Congressman Nadler, Boston Globe
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

From milk to meat, US food prices spike upward, Patrik Jonsson and Bina Venkataraman
Senate Democrats fail in slap against Bush attorney general, Martin
Officials Rebuked for Disclosing Rove's Connection to Firing of U.S. Attorney, Talev+Taylor
Bush pushes immigration overhaul, BBC
Secret UN report condemns US for Middle East failures, McCarthy
US 'friendly fire' strike kills seven Afghan policemen, BBC
Gunmen kill Afghan school girls, BBC
Health-US: Surviving War, Slowly Dying at Home , Glantz
Allies Cited for Human Trafficking , Nora Boustany
Czech villagers revolt over US missile shield plan, Traynor
After G8 summit: Conflict between US and Russia intensifies, Schwartz
Washington and Tehran exchange mixed signals over Iraq, nuclear controversy
US warns firms trading with Iran, Mark Gregory, BBC
Israel: The rot of occupation: 40 bad years , Avnery
Gaza spirals into the abyss, Editor


Revered Iraqi Shiite shrine bombed again
Indonesian police say top terror suspect in custody
S.Africa faces shutdown as strike intensifies
Sudan rejects Paris conference on Darfur
Insufficient sleep increases risk of cardiovascular disease: study
Judges clear way for genocide trials in Cambodia
Technology giants campaign for energy-efficient computers

News Bullets (past 5 days)

  • Camp Lejeune Water Under Scrutiny
  • FBI Data Mining Program Raises Eyebrows in Congress
  • Approval of Congress Lowest in a decade
  • Cheney’s Iran-Arms-to-Taliban Gambit Rebuffed
  • US Congress Urged to Support Permanent UN Force
  • Civilians Bear Brunt of Conflict in Afghanistan: ICRC
  • Pentagon Can’t Hold ‘Enemy Combatant,’ Court Rules
  • Global Military Spending Hits $1.2 Trillion, Study Says
  • No Signs of Phaseout for Guantanamo
  • American to Recast Hiroshima’s Message
  • Beijing Probes Olympic Sweat Shop Charges
  • China’s e-Waste Capital Chokes on old Computers
  • U.S. Relies on Sudan Despite Condemning It
  • Immigration Judges Often Picked Based On GOP Ties
  • Growers Fear the Sting of Bee Die-Off
  • Joint US-Israeli Military Exercises Begin
  • Chinese Leave Guantánamo for Albanian Limbo
  • Protesting for Peace With a Vivid Hue and Cry
  • Thousands of Demonstrators Protest Bush Visit to Rome
  • European Agency Details Alleged Secret Prison Activity
  • Ruling Likely to Spur Convictions in Capital Cases
  • G8: Much Talk, Too Few Results
  • USDA May Relax Standards for Organic Foods
  • Bush Hires Lawyers to Fight Legal Battles with Congress
  • IRAQ: Blood, Sweat and Tears at New U.S. Embassy
  • Blackwater Sues Families of Slain Employees to Shut Them Up
  • In a Corner of Old Sicily, a Battle To Keep Out Texas Oil Men
  • The ‘Good Guys’ Chastise the G8 ‘Villains’
  • Is US Eyeing UN as Dumping Ground for Iraq?
  • Chronically Leaky Pipeline Given The Greenlight - Again
  • Democrats Face Off Over Emissions Bill
  • British Contractor Paid Saudi, Reports Say
  • Democrats May Subpoena N.S.A. Documents
  • UN Official Calls for No More G8 Summits
  • CIA Ran Secret Prisons for Detainees in Europe, Says Inquiry

    Special: Who Is Behind Threat of Attack on Iran?

    The neocon threat to American freedom , Roberts
    Talk of attacking Iran escalates tensions, Jesse Nunes
    Lieberman: Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran
    Lieberman Urges Iran Air Strike
    Matthew Rothschild: Lieberman Threatens War With Iran

    Special: Dictator '08

    Republican '08 hopefuls seek distance from Bush, Linda Feldmann
    Repugs' Great White Hope, oozing authenticity... it says here, Doyle
    Disaffected conservatives set a litmus test for '08, Savage
    Why Guiliani gets away with it: cyclical role of God in politics, Wilkinson

    Today's Alternative Special: Tom Paine

    America's Progressive Majority
    Peace Movement: Father's Day
    Iraqi Casualties
    And Still Conservative pols Rise
    Iraq: The Silence Of The Bombs
    No Overtime For Home Health Aides
    Stop Blaming The Congressional System
    Forward Iraq Base, Camp Anaconda, Houses 28,000 In Isolation, Comfort

    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

    Gonzales: Silence in the Senate
    Editorial: Good Choice for the Chiefs
    Privacy: Watching Your Every Move
    Op-Ed Contributor: A Math Lesson on College Loans
    Op-Ed Contributor: Diagnosis: Conflict of Interest

    Washington Post

    Big Boost In Iraqi Forces Is Urged, Walter Pincus and Ann Scott Tyson

    Christian Science Monitor

    Sudan's legendary Islamist takes a moderate view, Scott Baldauf

    Boston Globe

    No subsidy for a filthy fuel, ED

    Los Angeles Times

    Palestinian infighting escalates, Rushdi abu Alouf and Richard Boudreaux
    Bhutto vows to return to Pakistan, Laura King


    New State Department Center Aims to Counter Terrorists' Messages, Strobel
    Clashes Between Hamas, Fatah Intensify in Gaza, Nissenbaum
    Attacks Target Iraq's Bridges, Canon+Hussein
    Senate Is Close to a Deal on a Bill to Ban the Use of Asbestos, Whitney
    Serious Problems Continue to Plague Training of Iraqi Forces, Schoof


    Toronto Star

    New Atlantic provinces deal is more than fair
    Filthy fuel has no place in the U.S.
    Sopranos fade to black
    Now cut passport cost
    U.S. accepts few Iraqi refugees



    Dutch MPs back immigrant amnesty, BBC
    Running on Empty: Battling Baghdad's gas crisis, Andrew North, BBC
    Iranian economists attack President Ahmadinejad's policies, BBC
    China 'changes its tone on trade', BBC


    Lame Duck Blair, Master of Spin, wants to chain the press, Wintour


    Bush Watch indeed! The Mystery of Wristwatch No. 1, McCormack
    Blair's media revenge because it didn't support his Iraq War, Kelner
    Don't panic, Mr. Blair.... Pressure is good for you, Smith

    Times Online

    Government on brink of collapse as Gaza moves closer to civil war, Verma


    ABC, news

    Judges ready to try Khmer Rouge leaders
    Hamas, Fatah fight to control key buildings in Gaza

    Latin America

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Labour-Argentina: Informal Economy Just Won't Shrink , Valente
    Environment-Thailand: Seeing the Light With Solar Power , Macan-Markar
    Environment: Chile's Biggest Freshwater Reserve Left Unprotected , Estrada
    US-Iran: New War Rhetoric Undercuts Iraq Talks , Parsi
    Balkans: Linking Arms with Iraq , Zimonjic
    Economy-India: Concern Grows Over Widening Salary Disparities , Thakurta
    Environment-Japan: Eels Off Menus , Kakuchi

    Der Spiegel

    G-8 Aftermath: Deployment of Spy Jets against Protesters Angers German Oppos...
    The World From Berlin: Cracks Appear In Germany's Grand Coalition
    ETA's Return to Violence: Basque Terrorists 'Don't Live in Reality'
    Belgium's Canine Bigot: Nigerian Job Seeker Spurned Due to 'Racist Dog'

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Enemy combatants: A ruling for justice
    The discoverer's DNA
    Immigration debate: The next culture war
    Communist capitalists
    Meanwhile: Dreaming of electric sheep

    Middle East


    14 Palestinians killed as Hamas nears complete Gaza conquest
    Tory leader calls himself 'Zionist'; U.K. Jews campaign against boycott
    Oxfam urges EU to end aid boycott, citing Gaza households' debts
    Palestinian FM dismisses Fatah threat to quit gov't, warns of W. Bank clashes
    Human Rights Watch condemns Hamas, Fatah for war crimes

    Daily Star

    Saudi prince reiterates denial of misdeeds in massive BAE arms deal
    Maliki laments foreign meddling, claims end of 'sectarianism'
    Polisario vows 'sincere' effort at negotiations
    Sudan agrees to terms for hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur
    Egyptian court agrees to hear Nour's medical plea
    Whoever wins, 'both Barak and Ayalon will let Olmert survive' - Israeli analyst
    Erdogan urges fight against PKK at home before heading into Iraq



    Dalai Lama Warns against Trying to Contain China, Taipei Times
    China's Trade Surplus Soars to $22.5b, Boston Globe
    Fake Blood Products Sold to Hospitals, China Says, The Globe and Mail
    China Re-think on Names Shortage, BBC News
    Food Costs Send Inflation in China to 27-Month High , MoneyCnn
    Global Military Spending Increase 37% in 10 Years, MercoPress


    Hearing begins on chief justice's petition, Nasir Iqbal
    Opposition invited to work on polling rules, Ahmed Hassan
    20 million missing voters?, Dawn
    Heat wave death toll tops 100, Dawn

    Asia Times, opinion

    A grand bargain Russia might just refuse
    The struggle for Kirkuk turns ugly
    SPEAKING FREELY : Spinning the Korean model
    NATO fights on all fronts in Afghanistan
    Hong Kong 10 years on
    China's contemporary art goes global
    INTEREST RATE CONUNDRUM ; PART 2: How currency devaluation destroys wealth

    The Hindu, news


    Still dying in Congo
    Editorial: A Different Sudan
    The CIA's Tentacles: Taking the 'War on Terror' to Africa
    Zimbabwe: How Mugabe & Co. prosper
    An 'oil-for-food' program for Darfur

    Mail and Guardian

    Poll shows SA against World Cup prostitution plan
    Mbeki condemns 'irresponsible element' in strike
    Five to face judge after Tutu housebreaking



    Things your media momma didn't tell you , Lindorff
    106 journalists killed in Iraq , Cockburn


    The Life and Death of a Border Town, Martinez
    DR Congo: DR Congo Reviews 60 Mining Deals, BBC News
    US: CIA Plans Cutbacks, Limits on Contractor Staffing, Pincus+Barr

    Drug Corp Watch

    Media White Wash of Vaccine Hearings , Ginger Taylor
    Shareholders Sue Glaxo Over Avandia Disclosure, Jeanne Whalen
    FDA Reviews Cadaver-Tissue Industry, Robert Cohen
    Lawsuit Over Avandia Overshadows Glaxo's Launch of New Diet Pill , Karen Attwood
    Repost: Autism Is Vaccine Related ,
    Drug Makers Want Women of Childbearing Years, Evelyn Pringle
    Never Mind the Mercury, Anne McElroy Dachel

    Air Force Today

    June 11 Airpower Summary, Staff
    Arlington exhibit closes with ceremony honoring fallen heroes, Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski
    Airmen receive first AF Combat Action Medals, Staff Sgt. Monique Randolph

    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

    Arianna Huffington:
    Democratic Dinosaurs Turn DC into the Land That Time Forgot
    Pierre Tristam:
    What ‘These People’ Contribute Remains America’s Saving Grace
    Marie Cocco:
    ‘Forced Disappearances’: It Can Happen Here
    Paul Campos:
    And Justice For All?
    Ralph Nader:
    Tax Haven Racket
    Frida Berrigan:
    Guantánamo Takes A Hit
    Terry Jones:
    A True Land of Opportunity
    Midge Miller:
    For Democracy, We Must Consider Impeachment
    Harvey Wasserman:
    The Honor of Being Called a “Jerk” By Pro-Nuker Patrick Moore
    Jesse Jackson:
    Get Justice Out From Behind Bars
    David Michael Green:
    How Ronald Reagan Won the Cold War
    John Buell:
    Where’s The Anti-War Passion?
    William Gumede:
    Developing Nations Have Right To Be Suspicious
    Tim Newman:
    Child Labor Behind Firestone Tires
    Stephen Zunes:
    Jerusalem: Congress Endorses the Right of Conquest

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