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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

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

Stampeding Congress, again: once more into the breach of Bush's insolent criminality, Ed
Hiding in the skirts of Mother Genocide, ready to invade Sudan as we did Iraq, FOR THEIR OIL, Masud
Is anyone still this naive? After years of preventable terror, Sudan is ripe for BushOil, 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
Bursting of credit bubble underlies stock market turbulence, Grey
Dem 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

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
    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: Biz Watch

    Rupert Murdoch takes over Wall Street Journal, White
    US: Mattel Recalls One Million Chinese Toys, Story US: A Storied Union Takes On Starbucks, Herbst


    Special: The 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


    Special Continuing Feature: Bush Threat Is Real

    Alan Nasser:
    The Threat of U.S. Fascism: An Historical Precedent
    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: Salon

    Joe Lieberman, from his indie perch
    Two words: Bad plastic
    Stalking Hillary
    Bush civil rights nominee under fire
    Placating the GOP base or protecting the workplace?
    Bush's non-exit exit strategy
    The three Bush stooges
    Disaster belief
    Ginning up a fight between Clinton and Obama
    Bush Blame Game: Operation Iraq betrayal



    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

    At Saddam's grave, legend lives, fury simmers: Bush has martyrd the monster, Burns
    Russians plant flag on Arctic seabed, Chivers
    Gates says Iraq developments are 'somewhat discouraging': empty words, deadly actions, Cloud
    Condoleeza, the wise and merciful or Condoleeza, the cunning and ruthless?, Cooper &Erlanger
    In Zimbabwe's chaos, the powerful thrive. Why does that sound so familiar?, Wines
    Driver in Glasgow Airport attack dies from his burns, Perlez
    Congress backs open rules on lobbying but big questions remain, Zeleny &Hulse
    In increments, Senate revisits immigration bill, Preston
    Hey George, veto this: Senate passes childrens' health bill 68-31 (scroll down to Bush 2004 lie) , Pear
    Judge backs C.I.A. in blacking out Plame memoir dates that it itself made public , Liptak
    Sen. Durbin: 'Why is (Rove) hiding? Does he throw a young staffer like you into line of fire while he hides behind White House curtains?', Lewis
    Congress is getting ready to debate energy bill, Broder
    Bush's meddling with Mideast continues as he sends warning meant for Syria, Stolberg
    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

    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 billionaire donates laptops to hundreds of thousands of children, Mercury News
    Cartel moneylaundering billionaire to run for Baja California Governor, San Diego UT
    Two federal agents slain in southern Mexico after finding $200 million in cash (see picture), CNN
    Torture Returns to Guatemala, Prensa Latina
    Rumors of child stealing for adoption agencies lead to mob violence, inforpressca
    Chavez lays first brick on oil refinery which will allow Nicaragua to export petroleum, nicanet
    Costa Ricans Fear CAFTA Water Privatization, Prensa Latina
    Ninth policeman this year killed in Jamaica, Caribbean NN
    Drugs and Politics in Haiti, HIP
    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa emphasized the failure of the neo-liberal model in Latin America, Prensa Latina
    Colombian court defends 'para' ruling, slams Uribe, Reuters
    350 residents of this small town have been assassinated or 'disappeared' in paramilitary and State violence, Colombia Journal
    Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas ALBA: From Dream to Reality, Venezuelanalysis
    How Violence and Neglect Destroyed My Favorite Corner of Brazil, Bazzil
    Former Bishop Fernando Lugo Leads Polls in Paraguay, Prensa Latina
    Investigation into the killing of 2 US journalists during Pinochet coup, Santiago Times

    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

    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

    Key Migraine Drug Blocked by US in Latest Blow to Glaxo, Marianne Barriaux
    J&J to Cut up to 4,820 Jobs on Drug Woes , Linda A. Johnson
    Shame on Drug Company Bully , The Dominion Post
    As FDA Tobacco Regulation Nears, North Carolina Senator Disgraces Himself, Wired
    Call For A Reconstituted FDA, The Hartford Courant

    CorpWatch

    World: We Must Count the True Cost of Cheap China, McGregor
    China: Beijing Games Officials Penalize Firms , Fong

    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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