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Monday, July 02, 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

Would Gore Lead Presidential Pack? Is this the Sign We've Been Waiting for? Andy Ostroy
Shoveling...Snow: Washington Mafia Sees Libby As Made Man (excerpts), Frank Rich
Constitution or Cheese? Up and Down the Bush Philosophy, Walter Brasch
U.S. Scam: 20 Things You Should Know About Corporate Crime (excerpts), Russell Mokhiber
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

Why Do Democrats Keep Losing Presidential Elections? [VIDEO]
The Housing Bubble Is About to Burst
The N.R.A.'s Senate, Ed
Bush:'Vladimir, please help me with Iran', Pilkington
Washington uneasy over Brown's anti-war cabinet ministers, Baldwin
Was Campaigning against Voter Fraud a Republican Ploy?, Gordon
Block by block, largely alone, pioneers reclaim New Orleans, Nossiter
Tighter Border Security Is Causing Passport Uncertainty, Blumenthal
Rights-US: Native Americans and Immigrants Share Common Struggle , Springston
Earl Ofari Hutchinson: The War on Drugs is Still a War on Blacks
Is your doctor tied to drug makers?, Ed
Scores of civilians were killed in US-led air raids in Afghanistan, Al Jazeera
Deepening negative views of the US on all continents, Rami G. Khouri
Ahmadinejad turns down chance to star in Oliver Stone film, Tait


Britain on maximum alert amid fear of new attack
Chilly ties on menu as Bush hosts Putin by the sea
Afghan elders say 45 civilians killed in air strikes
Israel lifts economic blockade on Palestinian cabinet
Hong Kong celebrates 10 years of Chinese rule
Corporate world struggles with UN social standards
Tognum set for biggest German IPO in seven years

News Bullets

Ex-intel analyst: Tenet played 'both sides' of Iraq-Qaeda issue
Poll: Independents, now more secular, poised to swing 2008 race

Special:Bush Supremes Will Keep U.S. Conservative For Decades

In Steps Big and Small, Supreme Court Moved Right, Linda Greenhouse
Supremes May Get 50% Raise. Will You?
Can a law change a society? Will SCOTUS colorblindness mandate succeed?, Rosen

Special: Mr. Evil

Imperial Vice-Presidency: Don't Misunderestimate Dick Cheney
Committee to probe if Cheney helped 'kill 70,000 salmon'
Eleventh Democrat joins Cheney impeachment drive

Special: Bushonomics

The Rich Have Priced the Outdoors out of Everyone Else's Hands
Development: Can Growth Ever Be Pro-Poor?, Ebrahim
Soaring Executive Pay Attacked by Shareholder Activists, Pizzigati

Today's Alternative Special: AlterNet

One Student Does the Incredible: Gets Law Passed for State to Pay Off College...
Five Eco-Diets Get Put to the Test
Sean Gonsalves: Enjoying the Ride -- Backwards?

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

A much- needed second chance, Ed
Clear up the congestion-pricing gridlock, Livingstone
Land conservationists take on the National Guard, Hamill
In intense hunt for inept bombers, Britain trumpets Qaeda link, Cowell &Nossiter
No oil for tiny African nation but plenty of oil-related corruption, Meier &Mouawad
Iraqi civilian casualties declined in June, officials say, Rubin
Putin arrives in Kennebunkport for 2-day visit with Bushes, Rutenberg
Afghans say weekend airstrikes killed 62 'rebels' and 45 civilians, AP
US increases marshals on some flights as a precaution, Lipton
Spying on reporters: JFK turns to the CIA to plug a leak, Weiner

Washington Post opinion

Fix or Sink 'No Child'
Sickness From China: Securing Food
Needle-Exchange Victory in D.C.
U.S. Like Nazi Germany? Summit in Kennebunkport
Bush Goes Too Far: A Privilege Deal
Red Cross Alert
Buried With Bush
A Bush Treaty the Senate Should Sink
Escaping Putin's Energy Squeeze
Corleone Diplomacy

Boston Globe

US military massacre in Baghdad’s Sadr City, Martin
US Supreme Court in surprise order sets hearing for Guantánamo prisoners, Burton
Ahead of summit, Bush urged to discuss nuclear arms pact, Stockman & Bender
Court ruling may bring crush of late-breaking political ads, Helman

SF Chronicle


Bush, Putin Meet in Maine, Douglas+Landay


Toronto Star

Dangerous fake goods crossing border
239,100 jobs `gone for good'
U.K. police `confident' after fifth terror arrest
Tradition a powerful draw
Activists learn the ropes
Parades, protests mark Hong Kong handover
Diversity brings unique challenges
Summer by the numbers
Throw-away line on national unity
Medicine to treat the eco-blues
Canada's values worth celebrating
Hong Kong's next test



Bosnian who killed 5 people in Utah mall, Vulliamy
Repugs search for a saviour, Harris
Romney terrified family dog, Tisdall


Winning hearts and minds: over 50 Aghan civilians killed in bombings, Buncombe
Sane,ordinary Muslims must stand up, Alibhai-Brown


ABC, news

PNG commissioner denies electoral rorts
Concerns Rudd moving against unions
UK police hunt more terrorism suspects
Hopes Pasha Bulker to finally leave Nobbys
At least 9 dead as storms sweep through China: reports
Gippsland flooding '1 in 100-year event'
Shareholders may not reap Coles takeover rewards: experts

Latin America

Upside-Down World

Bolivia's Constituent Assembly: Decolonization or Disintegration?
Mexico: Pueblan Villagers Take Fight for Water Rights to Mexico City
A Dirtier War: Colombia's Fake "Peace Process" and US Policy
Uruguay's Frente Amplio: From Revolution to Dilution
Venezuelan Youth Street Culture Festival


Der Spiegel

Balkan Conundrum: Europe, Washington Divided over Kosovo's Future
Off the Rails: Germany Laid Low by Rail Strikes
The Threat of Terror: The British Are Watching, Very Closely
Taking the iPhone Apart: How Will Europe Respond?
German Cyclist Admits Doping: Jaksche to Become Witness in Investigations
Deal Reached on Huge Transport Project: Germany and Denmark to Build Bridge ...
The Unlucky Few: Lightning Strike Survivors Meet For World Conference

International Herald Tribuneopinion

Let Blair be Blair
Executive privilege abused
Roger Cohen: The filthy rich are different from you and me
Dog paddling in the Tigris
Everyone wins from a compromise
A universal threat, a generational challenge
Meanwhile: Woody Allen's universe is as absurd as ever

Radio Paris (WNN)

Middle East


Hamas armed wing defies leaders, fires Qassams, Amos Harel
Barak gets Labor Party nod as PM candidate in next elections, Mazal Mualem
Israel transfers $118 million in held back tax revenues to PA government, Aluf Benn
7 Palestinians killed by IDF over weekend, Avi Issacharoff
The strong stance against Shalit, Zvi Bar'el
PM: Israel will push forward with crackdown on PA militants, Barak Ravid
Human Rights Watch: Palestinian rockets and IDF fire violate the law, AP
Hezbollah's delicate current position and Hamas' impossible position, Zvi Bar'el

Al Jazeera

Fall in monthly Iraqi deaths, Agencies
Middle East 'violations' condemned, Agencies
Venezuela's Chavez visits 'brother' Ahmadinejad in Iran , Al Jazeera
Iraq Sunni group to boycott cabinet, Agencies
US raids on Sadr City condemned, Agencies
Suicide blast hits Kabul convoy of security contractors, agencies

Arab News

Israel Govt Ends Economic Blockade of Palestinians, Hisham Abu Taha
Five Terror Suspects Arrested in Britain, Mushtak Parker
Iran, Venezuela Call for Resistance to Imperialism, Reuters
Time for Scholars to Stand Up Against Terrorism, Samar Fatany
Dialogue the Key Between Fatah and Hamas, Editorial
Virtue Commission Men Go on Trial , Raid Qusti
Overstayers Marriage — a Mask for Prostitution?, Badea Abu Al-Naja

Lebanon Daily Star

Red Cross presses for better access to Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Hani M. Bathish
Israel keeps pressure on Syria over alleged arms smuggling to Hizbullah, Nour Samaha
Will Arab leaders spare a thought for the consequences of their misrule?, Editorial
Why secular parties are declining in the Middle East, Marina Ottaway

Tehran Times

Leader expresses support for gasoline rationing plan, staff
'Terrorist attacks' on UNIFIL aim to stir strife in Lebanon, Daily Star
Perspectives on terrorism, Gwynne Dyer
Saddam approved use of chemical weapons against Iran , staff



Hong Kong Marks Handover to China, AP
China Slams US over Seafood Ban, CNN
Cautious Welcome for China Labour Law, Financial Times
Pope's Bid to Reconcile China's Catholics, The Age
'Made in China' Label Hard to Avoid, Chicago Sun-Times

Asia Times, opinion

The Hindu, news


Africa: Regional Integration No Path to Continental Government, Says Gaddafi , Nduru
South Africa: 'You Cannot Keep People Away From Settling in Cities' , Nduru

Mail and Guardian


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

Howard Zinn:
Put Away the Flags
Caroline Arnold:
'It is Their Right, It is Their Duty, To Throw Off Such Government'
Daniel Vallin:
Yet Another Look at Moore’s Sicko — Missing the Point
Ryan Blethen:
The Loss of Airwave Democracy
Al Gore:
Moving Beyond Kyoto
James Ross:
Guantánamo Bay: A Military Insider Speaks Out
Palm Beach Post:
Secret Cheney Can’t Hide
Eric Margolis:
Castro Among Many On List
Hank Edson:
We Want Our Humanity Represented! Impeachment for Torture, Now!
Jemima Lewis:
US Journalism: America Could Do With a Few Feral Beasts
Bill Moyers:
Moyers on Murdoch
John Nichols:
Another World Is Possible; Another USA is Necessary
Kathy Freston:
Peace and Violence are Circular: Shameless Name Dropping
Sean Gonsalves:
Enjoying The Ride – Backwards?
Helen Thomas:
As Clinton Flip-Flops, Where Does She Stand?
Christopher Brauchli:
Dick Cheney As Constitutionalist
Ralph Nader:
Summer Reading List
Salim Lone:
Africa Stirred Blair’s Conscience. He Still Failed It.
Matthew Rothschild:
Bush and Cheney Go Down the Nixon Slide
Ken Silverstein:
Undercover, Under Fire
Michael Markarian:
Trying To Save The Polar Bears
Bob Herbert:
When Is Enough Enough?
Bruce Shapiro:
Supremely Bad Decisions
Robert Shetterly:
When Does Drowning Mean Drowning?
John Dean:
The Misunderestimated Mr. Cheney
Rosa Brooks:
How Immigrants Improve The Curve
Wolfgang Brauner:
Chomsky on Progressive Strategy
Tad Daley:
For Progressives, Gore’s the One in 2008
David Michael Green:
It Ain’t For Free
Gary Olson:
Research on Human Nature Is Cause For Optimism
Jennifer Matesa:
Sicko: Beyond the ‘Health Care Horror Stories’
Paul Krugman:
The Murdoch Factor
Ellen Goodman:
The Transformation of Justice Ginsburg
John Nichols:
Contempt of Congress
Thomas Powers:
What Tenet Knew: Unanswered Questions
Robert Dreyfuss:
Saving Iraq
Harold Meyerson:
Globalization’s Stir-Fry

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