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News Roundup

Hiding in the skirts of Mother Genocide, ready to invade Sudan as we did Iraq, FOR THEIR OIL, Masud

AFP

Floods claim dozens more lives in South Asia
France confirms major arms deal with Libya
Fifty dead, 148 missing after Sierra Leone boat capsizes
Israeli troops kill West Bank Islamic Jihad leader
Rough river stymies recovery in US bridge collapse
Toyota extends record-breaking streak
Euro steady head of US jobs report

News Bullets

  • Thousands of Unpaid Teens Bag Groceries for Wal-Mart
  • O, Canada! More Americans Heading North
  • As US Income Stagnates, Democrats Reject Free Trade
  • Automakers Back Higher Fuel-Economy Standards
  • Japan’s Hybrid Train Hailed as the Future of Rail Travel
  • US Military Doctors Criticized Over Force-Feeding
  • Warming of Glaciers Threatens Millions in China
  • US Energy Bill Aids Expansion of Atomic Power
  • Budget Office Analysis Says War Could Cost $1 Trillion
  • Obama ‘Would Send Troops into Pakistan’

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Pierre Tristam:
    American Fatalism
    Amy Goodman:
    The Uncounted Casualties of War
    Sydney Blumenthal:
    The Three Stooges: Gonzales, Cheney, & Rove
    Norman Solomon:
    Media Blitz for War: The Big Guns of August
    Beth Quinn:
    Grown-up Needed To Clean Up After Pres. Bam Bam
    Matthew Rothschild:
    Dems Complicit in Bush Power Grab
    Jan Resseger/Curtis Ramsey-Lucas:
    Let’s Be Careful about the Reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act
    Lou Dubose:
    High Crimes and Misdemeanors
    Alan Nasser:
    The Threat of U.S. Fascism: An Historical Precedent
    Leila Fadel:
    Where Is The Bread?
    Andrew Greeley:
    Will We Betray Our Iraqi Workers?
    Matthew Yglesias:
    DC Elites Want You To Shush On Iraq
    Elizabeth Sullivan:
    The Negative Power of Presidential Wishful Thinking on Iraq
    Jay Bookman:
    Why Iraq Insurgency Hasn’t Lost Steam — But Hope Has
    Dexter Kamilewicz:
    A Dissenter In Search of Clarity


    Special: Bush ME Hell

    We are shocked at these bad Iranian mullahs: let's just declare war & bomb the whole country , Fathi
    Bush's Brookings Inst glove puppets take back glowing Iraq report: actually its total hell over there, Mazzetti
    As Sunni bloc quits Iraq cabinet, a wave of blood rolls over Baghdad, Farrell
    Armageddon diplomacy: Bush wants his two best chums (Saudis & Israelis) to make up and be friends, Cooper


    Special: Cheney's Big Lie

    Cheney insists Iraq surge working, BBC
    Car bombs kill at least 67 people in Baghdad, BBC
    A third of Iraqis 'need urgent aid', BBC
    Corruption 'mars Iraq rebuilding', BBC
    UN resolution on bigger Iraq role, Matthew Wells, 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


    Special: Market Meltdown

    Falling US sales hit Ford and GM, BBC
    Markets uneasy despite US rally, BBC
    Dean Baker: Midsummer Market Meltdown: Is the End Near?


    Special: Bush's FDA Under Fire

    FDA Refuses to Pull Dangerous Diabetes Drug Avandia, Even Knowing it Will Kill Thousands, Mike Adams
    Glaxo Avandia FDA Adversity Fuels Doubts of Comeback , Andrea Gerlin
    Bonuses Ballooned at FDA Despite Problems: Report, Reuters
    Two Lawmakers Questioning FDA's Handling of Avandia Safety Concerns, Robert Cohen
    Senate Panel Backs FDA Oversight of Tobacco, Ishani Ganguli
    FDA Panel: Ease Accutane Rules, Daniel J. DeNoon


    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: WSWS

    Adding fuel to the Mideast fire: US unveils huge arms package, Martin
    Bush-Brown summit: Tensions but no policy shift by Britain, Marsden



    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


    Mainstream

    United States

    New York Times

    Stampeding Congress, again: once more into the breach of Bush's insolent criminality, Ed
    Is anyone still this naive? After years of preventable terror, Sudan is ripe for BushOil, we mean the UN, Ed
    Comforting fantasy for anguished US: Hawaii 5-0 McGarret dealt with Big Evil , Downes
    Put out this sly tobacco bill: Philip Morris is just buying time , Basham
    Search of river goes slowly: $1 trillion on Iraq while our infrastructure crumbles , Davey
    Bridge had passed inspection, obviously it shouldn't have, Wald &Chang
    French president chooses New Hampshire for his summer holiday, Zezima

    Boston Globe

    Obama stakes turf, outlines counterterrorism plan, Helman
    Senator, aide may have run afoul of law, Margasak

    World Socialist Web

    Bursting of credit bubble underlies stock market turbulence, Grey
    Rupert Murdoch takes over Wall Street Journal, White

    McClatchy

    Senate Approves Child Heath Insurance Expansion, Pugh
    Defense Chief: U.S. Underestimated Sectarian Hatred in Iraq, Youssef
    Bush Administration Pursues Mideast Peace, but Time Is Running Out, Strobel

    Washington Post

    Ed: Investigating Al-liar Gonzales...Maybe later...much later...zzzz
    As Vacation Looms, Will Dems Give In To Bush Power Grab?
    An Officer Indicted
    Tinder Box: U.S. Arming the ME in Anticipation of Pullout
    Shielding Sources, Bedrock of Journalism
    Salary Sinkhole As Poor Get Screwed Again
    Lobbying Reform, at Last
    A Setback For Civility
    The Path That Led To Murdoch
    Gore World: The Power in the Carbon Tax
    China's Chance to Lead in Greenhouse Gas
    Thompson's Top Adviser: His Wife
    Congress Dems Coming Through
    America the Ugly? One Tool America Needs
    Who's for Big Government?
    In Terrorism-Law Case, Chiquita Breaking the Law?
    FDA's Retention Bonuses Rise to the Top
    Interstate Bridge Collapses Into Mississippi River in Minneapolis
    Bridge Falls Into Mississippi River
    9/11 Families Angry With NYC
    Democrats Offer Compromise Plan On Surveillance
    Marine Is Guilty of Conspiracy To Murder
    For Dow Jones, A Ticket to Take On the World
    Russian Firm May Cut Gas Supply to Belarus
    Europe's Summer of Wild, Wild Weather
    Secretary Rice Meets with New Palestinian Cabinet
    Kuwait Facilities Could Handle Big Troop Pullout, General Says
    Bush Nominee Defends Ending Programs

    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

    Canada

    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

    England

    BBC

    Rice urges push on Mid-East peace, BBC
    Korea asks US for hostage help, BBC
    Afghan judges' bodies discovered, BBC
    Iran executes nine more criminals, BBC
    Murdoch wins fight for Dow Jones, BBC
    Indian state attempts to plant record 10 million trees in a day, BBC
    Asia's brown clouds 'warm planet', BBC

    Guardian

    Lack of investment by the world's superpower in much of its infrastructure, MacAskill
    Iraq veterans suffer stress, mental breakdown and alcoholism, Curtis
    Those other guys in the race-Dodd, Biden and Richardson, Ridgeway
    New Iraq jargon--overwatch and overmatch, Fox
    Musharraf's fight for survival--his days are numbered, Rameesh
    Is Blair travelling on the US taxpayers' dime?, Williams
    The Bush administration's code of silence, Blumenthal

    Independent

    The West shivers at echoes of Cold War division, Whitaker
    Russians at the N.Pole--Audacious, thrilling - and deeply dangerous, Editorial

    Times Online

    Brown and Bush look to UN for an exit strategy, Baldwin

    Australia

    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

    Europe

    Inter Press Service

    Rights-Mexico: Victims Abound, But Few Perpetrators Found , Godoy
    Energy-South America: Mega Gas Pipeline Plans Held Up , Márquez
    Guatemala: New Commission to Investigate Prisons, Police , Benítez
    Books: When the 'Good Fight' Is Anything But , Luban
    Politics: US Evangelicals at Odds on Embracing Israel , Berkowitz
    Media-US: Murdoch's Expanding Empire Seen as 'Ominous' , Akhavi
    South Korea: Public Frustration Over Afghanistan Hostage Crisis , Mi-Young
    Pakistan: Devastating Floods Fail To Move Media , Ebrahim
    South-East Asia: ASEAN Assumes Migrant Rights Duties , Gonzales
    Climate Change: EU Car Makers Have a Long Road Ahead , Cronin

    Spiegel

    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

    Haaretz

    Some MKs oppose deporting Darfur refugees to Egypt, Mijal Grinberg
    Two Sderot residents lightly wounded in Qassam attack, AP
    Settlers attack UN personnel near southern Hebron Hills, Amira Hass
    'I saw how thirsty the world is for peace,', Daniel Ben Simon
    Back to the 'peace process' of the 1990s, Meron Benvenisti
    A college in the settlement of Ariel turned into a 'university center.', Tamara Traubmann

    Al Jazeera

    Hundreds of 'Civilians dead' in Nato air raids in Afghanistan, Agencies
    US 'may use force' to free hostages held by Taleban, Agencies
    Libya and France 'sign arms deal', Agencies
    Stars of champion national soccer team afraid to return to Iraq , Agencies
    Car bomb hits Iraqi police station, Agencies
    US and Palestinians sign $80m deal, Agencies

    Al-Ahram

    Iraq oil law is virtually guaranteed to betray the vital interests of Iraqis, Hussein Abdallah
    A series of meetings that reveal signs of a 'new' Middle East, Dina Ezzat
    Lame duck: Bush says he wants to talk, but no one knows about what, Gamil Mattar
    The sick and elderly at checkpoint unable to return home to Gaza, Serene Assir
    The suffering from the stand-off in fractured Palestine is a disgrace, Saleh Al-Naami
    Egypt demolishes thousands of Rafah homes at Israel's behest., Serene Assir
    Palestinians should not be fooled into accepting what their so-called leaders deem the best peace on offer, Ayman El-Amir
    Iranian Jews manipulated by Israel, Jonathan Cook
    Bank privatization an invitation to corruption, Amira Howeidy
    the cultural chasm between the countries north and south of the Mediterranean, Gamal Nkrumah

    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

    Asia

    China

    China Says 'Over 99% of Exports Safe', MSNBC
    US Treasury: China Bill Could Backfire, China Daily
    China Floods Put Three Gorges Dam to the Test, Reuters India
    A Rare Happy Ending for China Miners, Los Angeles Times
    Hong Kong Pushes Mainland, 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

    Dawn

    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

    Africa

    AIDS in Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa's biggest killer, Reuters
    Is HIV a time bomb under the mining industry?, Reuters
    UN-African Union force for Darfur 'should boost humanitarian access', IRIN
    Ethiopia: Government Denies Looming Humanitarian Crisis in Somali Region, allAfrica
    Ethiopia: Crackdown in East Punishes Civilians, Human Rights WQatch
    Côte d’Ivoire's return to peace means return to health care fees, IRIN
    Sierra Leone: Two Former Militia Leaders Convicted By UN-Backed Tribunal, allAfrica
    Nigeria: Guns, gangs, drugs feed growing delta violence, IRIN
    Chronology: Recent Nigerian militant attacks on oil industry, Reuters
    Breast feeding loses ground to aggressive marketing of infant formula, Guardian (Nigeria)
    Swaziland: At 13 yrs old, selling herself for food to truckers is her only alternative, IRIN
    Mauritanian President calls on nation to pray for rain, IRIN
    Mugabe buys fleet of Mercedes amid budget deficits, food and fuel shortages, Zimbabwe Independant
    South Africa: 'Only' 29 % of pregnant women infacted with AIDS, Daily Mail and Guardian

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative Views

    Drug Corp Watch

    Lawsuits Against Glaxo Rise as Avandia Sales Plummet, Evelyn Pringle
    Anadys to Cut Jobs, Projects to Focus on 2 Compounds , Terri Somers
    Institute Sells its Drug Company for Up to $62 Million, Charles R. McCauley
    Are There Antibiotics in Your Lettuce?, Dr Joseph Mercola
    Former Prosecutor Defends Drug Company , Gregory D. Kesich
    Generic Competition Pounds Sanofi-Aventis, Elena Berton
    Pregnant Women Exposed to Anti-Acne Drug Accutance, UPI

    CorpWatch

    World: We Must Count the True Cost of Cheap China, McGregor
    US: Mattel Recalls One Million Toys, Story
    China: Beijing Games Officials Penalize Firms , Fong
    US: A Storied Union Takes On Starbucks, Herbst

    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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