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10 Recent Op-Eds: ...from Thomas Paine's Corner, various
Destroying the Constitution: Our Fascist Government, BW Editorial
Bush Watch Op-Eds: The Latest From Wokusch, Chamberlin, Weiner, Uhler, Partridge, Samples, Brasch

News Roundup

Florida Sec. of State says votes on Diebold machines can be changed without a trace, Caputo
Sunni bloc quits Iraq government as relentless carnage continues, AP
Joint Chiefs nominee Adm Mullen says 'no amount of troops.. no amount of time' will help Iraq, Mazzetti
This bill should be stopped in its tracks...Bush prefers to work outside the law anyway, Risen
House, 411-8, passes a vast ethics overhaul, Zeleny &Kirkpatrick
Providing decent health care for children makes Bushco Republicans very, very angry , Pear
Coming clean in the capitol : Dems close to winning passage of ethics reform bill, Ed
In praise of tap water: why litter the planet with plastic bottles when our public H20 is so good?, Ed
Japan's Abe on the ropes after 10 months of scandal : Bush riding high after 7 yrs of high crime, Ed
General Petraeus's 'coy mistress', Greenway
Polls Down, Integrity Questioned, Cheney Hits Airwaves, Douglas
Chief Justice's Seizure Underscores Court's Fragility, Doyle
Murdoch wins control of Dow Jones, BBC
UN backs new Darfur peace force, BBC
Brown talks of terror 'struggle', BBC
Rice seeks to calm fears on Iraq, BBC
Share rally derailed by US falls, BBC
Death verdicts for Iran reporters, BBC
Suicide attack on troops in Kabul, BBC


Security Council okays African Union-UN force for Darfur
Taliban deadline looms with fears for 21 SKorean hostages
Rice, Gates continue Mideast visit
Britain's NIreland mission ends in low-key style
Brown happy with trans-Atlantic tightrope trip
Murdoch's News Corp. wins control of Dow Jones: WSJ
France pushes for more political weight in eurozone matters

News Bullets

Op-Ed Roundup

John Gray:
The Death of This Crackpot Creed Is Nothing To Mourn
James Carroll:
The Peril of Valuing Celebrity Over History
Naomi Wolf:
Time for a Democracy Movement
Stephen Baum:
Whole Foods But Not Whole Truth
Marie Cocco:
Republicans Defend Tobacco Giants from Sick Children
Pierre Tristam:
War’s Not A Drumbeat Exclusive To Republican Party
Matthew Rothschild:
Why Gonzales Still Has His Job
Harvey Wasserman/Bob Fitrakis:
Will Bush Cancel The 2008 Election?
Arianna Huffington:
Blowing Off the PR Pixie Dust While Waiting for Petraeus
John Smart:
An Empire Can Be Terribly Expensive
Lily Ledbetter:
Equal Work, Unequal Pay
John Nichols:
Ted Stevens — and Senate GOP — In Trouble

Special: 3 International Filmmakers Die

Michelangelo Antonioni, Director, Dies at 94
Antonioni: Share Your Thoughts
Bergman: In Art’s Old Sanctuary, a High Priest of Film
Ingmar Bergman, Master Filmmaker, Dies at 89
Bergman: Readers' Opinions
Bergman: Flickering Images of Transgression and Dread
Michel Serrault, Star of “La Cage aux Folles,” Dies at 79

Special: Market Meltdown

Dean Baker: Midsummer Market Meltdown: Is the End Near?

Special: Rice Cherry Picks Problems to Solve

Gates, Rice Hear Arab Fears of Precipitous Withdrawal from Iraq, Strobel+Youssef
On Mideast Peace Mission, Rice Plans to Ignore Hamas' Gaza Takeover, Nissenbaum
Rice to meet Olmert in Jerusalem, Agencies
Russia pledges support to Abbas, Agencies
U.S. endorses Arab peace plan as foundation for Mideast peace, Yoav Stern
Saudi Arabia willing to attend U.S.-led Mideast peace, Aluf Benn

Special: Bush's NRA Foreign Policy

US to arm Israel and Arab states in $60bn deal
Bush gang says stuffing ME with billions worth of arms could hasten Armageddon, NYT
Israel hails US military aid rise, BBC
2 congressmen oppose sinister audacity of Bushco arms deal for Saudi terror enablers, AP
Iran Is Critical as U.S. Unveils Arms Sales in the Middle East
US 'plans huge Saudi arms deal', BBC
Politics: Arms for Arab Authoritarians, As U.S. Turns Back Clock , Lobe
U.S. to Sell Advanced Weapons to Saudi Arabia and Others, Strobel

Special: Bush Threat Is Real, Continuing

Kaleem Omar:
Bush’s Critics Say Threat of Martial Law in The United States is ‘Real’
Dave Lindorff:
Martial Law Threat is Real
John Nichols:
A Commitment to the Constitution
Glenn Smith:
Congress, Bush and The Real Constitutional Crisis
Ralph Nader:
Acting On Impeachment
John Nichols:
Censure and Impeachment: Take 2
Hubert Locke:
Talk of Impeachment Gets Louder

Today's Alternative Special: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Nuclear terrorism: The new day after , Gusterson
The end of vaccines? , Kahn

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

Playing a deep game, Saudis might upgrade relations with Iraq, are 'astonished' at recent criticism , Cloud &Cooper
Khmer Rouge torture chief charged with crimes against humanity, Mydans
U.N. approves peacekeepers for Darfur, Sullivan
Voting officials face new rules to bar conflicts, Urbina
Having suffered a second seizure, Chief Justice Roberts meets criteria for epilepsy, Grady & Altman
H.I.V. patients anxious as support programs cut, Eckholm
Iraq violence rages as Sunni bloc leaves coalition cabinet, Elsen &Farrell
Seize the cesium... and the NYT's paid scaremongers, Zimmerman, Acton &Rogers
Hurricane victims rush to apply for grants as deadline looms, Nossiter
Retired general is censured over Tillman case, Waxman calls Rumsfeld to testify, Lewis
No-frills documentary looks at plight of America's Muslims after 9/11, Catsoulis
The blessings of television sedate the people of Afghanistan: far more tellys than toilets, Bearak
China awash in fake Harry Potter books: HP and the Big Funnel anyone?, French

Boston Globe

Privilege's limits, Silverglate
New fight over more, Donnelly


U.S. Officials: Shiite Militias Are the Main Threat to Iraq, Seibel+Fadel

Washington Post

Ready, Set, Wait: Airport Lines To Get Longer
Lobbying Reform, at Last
Al Qaeda: Sept. 10 in Waziristan
When We Wrote Letters
Opportunity On the Oceans
End the Break On Capital Gains
Conflicting Portraits of Officer Charged Over Abu Ghraib
Chief Justice Suffers Seizure
House Passes Four Bills Aimed at Helping Veterans
U.S. Crusader Odd Man Out at U.N.
Gonzales's Truthfulness Long Disputed
Pakistani Premier 'Disappointed' by U.S. Pressure
Interview with Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Azizs
Conflicting Portraits of Officer Charged Over Abu Ghraib
Bush, Brown Stress Commonalities
Kremlin-Friendly Tycoon Poised to Buy Energy Company
Taliban Says 2nd Hostage Is Dead

L.A. Times

Amid oil boom, a new Moscow rises
Film master Ingmar Bergman dies at 89
Marines keep combat rules to themselves
Prominent hard-line cleric dies in Iran
New era of legal abortion in Portugal
Guatemala's shadowy presidential race
A violent tempest in New Orleans
Chief Justice Roberts suffers seizure
Fighting Bush's Supremes: House bill to lift limits on pay lawsuits
White House is politicizing science: 2 distinct diagnoses on world health
IBM guiding workers' 'Second Life'
Diabetes: Keep Avandia drug on market, panel says
Bush, Britain's Brown pledge to continue terror fight
Golden Gate: Renewed focus on a bridge's deadly allure
Bill Walsh, 75; legendary 49ers coach reshaped football
Court Slows Invasion of the car-snatchers
Pelosi's bad farm bill
Abe: a Japanese Bush?
Gun control goes to court?
Iraq: Bush's folly
LA: A dense downtown
Free our Talib
California's criminal neglect of prisons

SF Chronicle


Globe and Mail

Toronto Star

Ontario bracing for perfect storm
Leaders failing Toronto
Stop shortchanging our cities now
New `Rae days' will not save city
Support for Palestinians
Pearson prevails over de Gaulle
Ban handguns before more die



Murdoch wins control of Dow Jones, BBC
UN backs new Darfur peace force, BBC
Brown talks of terror 'struggle', BBC
Rice seeks to calm fears on Iraq, BBC
Share rally derailed by US falls, BBC
Death verdicts for Iran reporters, BBC
Suicide attack on troops in Kabul, BBC


'Last-Throes' Dick Cheney talks up Iraq 'significant progress' ahead of report, Tran
Setback as biggest Sunni block quits Iraqi government, Tran
Rice and Gates working for Cheney? Huge arms deal for Middle East, MacAskill
Love-ins with Bush are over: Terrorism is a 'crime', not 'evil' says Brown, Freedland
Is anyone in control of US strategy in the MIddle East?, Palmer


Empty-suit-Fred-Thompson's campaign in trouble: wife problems, Cornwell
Good on Sarah Brown: much needed relief from the first lady nonsense, Dejvesky
Forget Bush and America - the foreign policy challenge for Brown is Europe, Richards


ABC, news

Latin America

Mexican miners strike to demand better safety conditions, IHT
“It’s essential” that Mexico joins Mercosur says Kirchner, Merco Press
Son of Guatemalan Candidate Murdered, Prensa Latina
Guatemala Corn Cost up 29 Percent, Prensa Latina
Posada Case Reappears in Panama, Prensa Latina
Over half a million attend celebration of 28th anniversary of Sandinista revolution, nicanet
Cuba: 12.5 percent growth in 2006 result of investment in human resources, Prensa Latina
Colombia admits high-level military corruption, Reuters
$5.8 Billion More in Oil Revenues and a “New Geometry of Power” for Venezuela, venezuelanalysis
The Struggle for Workers’ Power in Venezuela, venezuelanalysis
Brazil's Internet Surfer Population Reaches 39%, Brazzil
Polls show Cristina K comfortably winning Argintine presidency, Merco Press
Peasants set the fashion in Bolivia's ethnic revolution, Bolivia Rising
Peru's president apologises to poor for failing to improve their lives, Al Jazeera

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Paraguay: Justice for Supermarket Fire Victims - An Impossible Goal? , Vargas
Disarmament: US-India Nuke Deal May Spark Asian Arms Race , Deen
Peru: Concerted Fight Against Decrees that Clamp Down on Protests , Salazar
Rights-Guatemala: 1,200 Letters Against Genocide , Benítez
Environment: Climate-Driven Pest Devours Canada's Forests , Johal
Pakistan: Uncontrolled Population Blamed for Climate Change , Ebrahim
Trade: EU On Its Way To What It Wants , Cronin
Iraq: A Little Easier to Occupy from the Air , al-Fadhily
Sri Lanka: Civilians Pay for Civil War in Supply Shortages , Perera


Twisting Arms: US Pressures Germany to Cut Iran Business Ties
Kidnapping Targets: Recent German Hostage Victims
Picture This: Bombed Out
Kidnapping Boom in Afghanistan and Iraq: Should Germany Pay to Free Hostages?
Opinion: The Best Tour de France Ever
Interview With Hitler's Bodyguard: The Secrets of Hitler's Last Living Aide
Gadhafi's Torture Prison: Medic Recalls Eight Years in Libyan Jail

International Herald Tribune

Signs of contagion in the U.S. housing downturn
New Americans and Voting
American voters speak: Baaa!
The peril of valuing celebrity over history
Plugging the democracy gap
The great Swiss meltdown
Israel's incredible shrinking sea

Radio Paris (WNN)

Middle East


IDF troops kill 2 Palestinian militants in northern Gaza clash, AP
Poll: 51% of Syrians favor peace with Israel for Golan pullout, AP
Back to a corrupt occupation, Amira Hass
Time does not take orders from Jerusalem, Akiva Eldar

Al Jazeera

Jordan party pulls out of election, Agencies
Car bomb hits central Baghdad, Agencies
German hostage in video appeal, Al Jazeera
Koreans urge US to intervene, Agencies

Middle East

Review of Arab Editorials, MET
Commentary: Cheney favors attack on Iran, MET
Israelis use peace plans to kill time, Arab News
Southeast Asian nations call for US pullout from Iraq, Lebanon Daily Star
US arms for Arab authoritarians - again, Asia Times
Iran expects U.S. to change its behavior in Iraq, Tehran Times
Ahmadinejad congratulates Lebanon over 33 day war anniversary, Tehran Times
Families in south displaced as former Baathists targeted, IRIN

Daily Star



China 'Is No Threat to Anyone', China Daily
China Sends Down Milk to Keep 69 Miners Alive, Reuters India
China Showcases Transformed Army, BBC News
Beijing Blocks Pollution Report, Asia Times

Daily Times

Constitution may be amended to give Benazir 3rd term, DT
New book on Pakistan's nuclear program, Azaz Syed
Interim govt. to supervise elections, DT
ASEAN to monitor nuclear plants, DT


US aid to be linked to anti-terror fight, Anwar Iqbal
Pakistan opposes US direct-action threat, Ahmed Hassan
Chief Justice asks attorneys, judges to resist illegalities, Nasir Iqbal

Asia Times, opinion

The Hindu, news


Development-Zimbabwe: Water Shortages in Capital Leave Residents Desperate , Kwidini
Politics: U.N. Passes Unanimous Resolution on Darfur , Sandrasagra
Development-Uganda: A Dam That Activists Simply Can't Make Peace With , Mugirya
Rights-Kenya: A Moment of Joy Turned to Ashes , Masoud

Mail and Guardian

Alternative Views

Drug Corp Watch

Attorney: Clash Landed Me on Dismissal List, Donna Leinwand
Stronger Warnings for Diabetes Drug, Tamara McLean
J&J to Cut up to 4,820 Jobs on Drug Woes, Linda A. Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Plans to Cut 4,800 Jobs , Stephanie Saul
GPs 'Giving Ritalin to Babies Under a Year Old', Paul Sims
Warnings, Not Ban, Urged for Diabetes Drug, Rick Weiss
NuMED Is Guilty in FDA Case, Thomas M. Burton
FDA Advisers Urge Risk Assessment When Prescribing Rosiglitazone , Peggy Peck
Strengthening Ethics At FDA, The Hartford Courant
Under The Influence, Steve Kroft


Doctoring the Evidence: GlaxoSmithKline Pushes Depression Drug, Jofre

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


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