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Recent Bush Watch Features

10 Recent Op-Eds: ...from Thomas Paine's Corner, various
Editorial: Are the Dems Fascist Lite?
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

Money for bombs and baseball but not for boring bridges, Usborne
Families and city mourn as hunt for the missing continues in Minneapolis, Belluck
Selective prosecution: is the Bush junta jailing Americans for political reasons?, Ed
The executioner's hood: the bumbling barbarism of state murder by lethal injection, Ed
Surge in state immigration laws as states act alone: Bush has decapitated our body politic, Preston
Our little town: making life miserable for immigrants, Kotlowitz
Mortgage maze may increase foreclosures, Morgenson
Ask not on whom your government spies, it spies on you...and Congress made it legal, Risen
Save us from these puerile, soulless war daddies: GOP candidates cling to Iraq ball and chain, Nagourney &Cooper
Pentagon spending bill passes: loads for the Pentagon but NOTHING for Iraq, Reuters
190,000 weapons meant for Iraqi security forces are missing, The NYT
The Mideast needs more guns?, ED
Here a death, there a death: Bushco can't be bothered with toxic Chinese toys, Lipton &Story
The Latest U.S. Health Safety Distraction Ploy: Blame China!, Mike Adams
Why tainted Chinese goods slip through despite U.S. recalls , Ossnos, O'Neal, Possley


US kills mastermind of Iraq shrine bombs
US, Afghan presidents to discuss Taliban
Lebanon vote widens gap among divided Christians
Polish coalition party quits in row over minister
Labs in spotlight over British foot and mouth outbreak
Dethroned US carmakers' grip weakens on key truck segment
Fed seen standing firm as mortgage pain worsens

News Bullets

Republicans cry 'shame, shame, shame' on disputed Ag vote
Report: 190,000 guns given to Iraqi forces have gone missing
Bush FBI Hunts Gvt. Whistleblowers
Fox's Bill Kristol takes benign view of MN bridge collapse
Al Qaeda video tells US: Stop 'Crusade' or face attacks
Agency criticizes Bush plan to ignore contempt charges
NYT: Sen. Clinton evades 'Flip-Flopper' label

Op-Ed Roundup

Tom Turnipseed:
Transportation Terror in Our Own Backyard
Cindy Sheehan:
I’m Perturbed As Heck
Frank Rich:
Patriots Who Love the Troops to Death
Amitabh Pal:
War Going Horribly—for Iraqis
Robert Freeman:
Minneapolis Bridge Collapse Reveals Nation’s Skewed Priorities
John Diaz:
In Bush We Trust - Or Else
Glenn Greenwald:
Democrats' Responsibility for Bush Radicalism
Matthew Rothschild:
Bush's Executive Order on Lebanon Even Worse than the One on Iraq
Carolyn Bninski:
Stop the War, Amplified
Terence Samuel:
Bernie Sanders' Tussle With Nussle
David Masciotra:
The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse: A Sign of Things to Come
Cindy Sheehan:
The Other War
Bruce Friedrich:
Humane Meat? A Contradiction in Terms
Bob Fitrakis/Harvey Wasserman:
The Deepening Criminal Cover-Up of Ohio's Stolen 2004 Election
Friday, August 3
Lennox Yearwood, Jr:
Race is the Tripwire for the Progressive Movement - Part II
Jonathan Steele:
Good News From Baghdad At Last: The Oil Law Has Stalled
Nick Coleman:
Public Anger Will Follow Our Sorrow
Dave Zirin:
Even in Minnesota: When Domes Attack
David Michael Green:
Conservatism Is Politics For Kindergartners
Olga Bonfiglio:
August Alert
Katrina Vanden Heuvel:
When a Government Won’t Own Up
Matthew Duss:
Gasoline for the Fire
Matt Lewis/Adam Hughes:
Bush’s Budget Buster

Special: Bush Wars

Power cuts worsen as Iraqi grid nears collapse-blackouts common, Hurst
Afghanistan at risk of total collapse, Wintour
Getting Iraq wrong: Eloquence can't absolve Ignatieff of Iraq guilt , Ignatieff

Special: 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

Special Continuing Feature: Bush Threat Is Real

Christopher Brauchli:
Totalitarianism Revisited
Rosa Brooks:
Heroism and The Language of Fascism
John Nichols:
Representative Baldwin Joins Impeachment Call
Walter Mondale:
Cheney Overstepped The Bounds of His Office
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: The Nation

Katrina and Bridge Failure: Breach of Faith
Blogging While Female
Dems: Now That's a Real Patriot Act
Politics: Al Franken's Rising Fortunes
Politics: Fred Thompson, Neocon

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 half-win for cellphone users: U.S. cellphones are primitive compared to Europe's, Ed
We never really talk anymore: the intense debate on which species can talk, Ed
Food that travels well: rethinking the logic of food miles, McWilliams
U.S. marshalls let fugitives come to them, in church, Emery
Kentucky politics served with a helping of ribs, Urbina
London gathering defends radical Islam, condemns US-UK invasion of the Middle East, Perlez
The warrior in our post-enlightenment world: obviously we can't respect Bushco orcs, Rothstein
Iraqi president starts talks to bring Sunnis back, 60 decomposing bodies found in Baquba, Farrell

Boston Globe

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

Washington Post

Congress At Loggerheads With Bushr
Mr. Rangel's Trade Tour
A Bridge Falls
Progress on Darfur?
Low Energy: House Energy Bill
Bush Manipulates Childrens' Health Numbers, Experts Say
Bush: Ouster By the People
Musharraf's Obsolete Way
The Democrats Dither on Trade
The War in West Philadelphia
National Guard: Saving Soldiers' Jobs
D.C.: At the Root of the Violence
Bolstering the Gains in Afghan Health Care
Dem-Controlled House Approves Wiretap Measure
Secret Service Arrests Man on White House Lawn
Rep. Jefferson Wins Ruling Against FBI
Those Who Perished, Survived Represent a Slice of America
Difficult Conditions Hamper River Search
General Suspected Cause of Tillman Death
Oldest Profession Flourishes in China
Britain Rushes to Cull Cattle
Mortars Kill at Least 13 in Baghdad
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate in Iowa
Tougher Stance on Pakistan Took Months
Illegal Crops Creep Into the Suburbs
Soldier Sentenced to 110 Years for Iraq Attack
Report: Harsh Methods Used On 9/11 Suspect
Scientology: Weird, Sure. A Cult, No.
U.S.: The Can't-Do Nation
I Like Mike (Bloomberg). So Will You.
A Week in the Death of Iraq
Impeachment? The Dumbest Move the Dems Could Make
Japanese Voters Stiff U.S.
Talk Radio Can't Handle the Truth

Boston Globe

Poems from Guantánamo, BG

Chicago Tribune

Finding Osama bin Laden: 'We are not closer', Silva

L.A. Times

Lebanese vote in key election to replace assassinated lawmakers
Darfur war crimes suspect has free rein
Ex-Tijuana mayor forges link to poor
23 killed in Pakistani border region
For gays in Iraq, a life of constant fear
GI gets 110 years in Iraq rape, murders
Iraq bombing mastermind killed
In '08 race, a little leg may go a long way
GOP's Iowa debate hardly must-see TV
One soccer goal: recruit Democrats
Comparing U.S. and Iraqi style democracy at work
Democratic hopefuls try to woo bloggers
Bush tours Minnesota bridge disaster site
New Standards: House OKs clean-energy legislation
Phoenix spacecraft launches to Mars
California: 39 counties' vote systems in question
A jury of ears may explain surprising Marine verdicts
A pioneer in an experiment called open adoption
Does the Bible have a place in public schools?
Salvadorans celebrate lives in L.A.
Month-old wildfire expected to linger
Inviting children to share wisdom
Purple Heart: A heartfelt tribute for their sacrifice
Summer of political pratfalls
Getty Trust closes a bad chapter
Don't rush to modify FISA
Alaska's addiction to oil
Iraq's two timetables
Murdoch the meddler?
Final hurdle for the ethics bill
Roberts' welcome openness re health


Brazil: Police Return Missing Boxers to Cuba, Chang
US Forces Kill Mastermind of Samarra Mosque Dome Destruction, Collins
At U.S. Base, Iraqis Must Use Separate Latrine, Drummond
Death Rate for U.S. Children Falls, Greve

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




US House passes clean energy bill, Peter Nettleship, BBC
Big US slump ends volatile week, BBC
US soldier sentenced to 110 years, BBC
Marine sentenced to 15 years over Iraq murder, BBC
Karzai and Bush in security talks, BBC
US 'kills' key Iraq shrine bomber, BBC
Toyota profits helped by hybrids, BBC


77,000 US bridges in need of urgent repair..who will pay?, MacAskill
Life without hope--2,270 US prisoners sentenced as children, Pilkington
It's Thompson or bust--but can he overcome the wife problem?, Alterman
MI6's pre-Iraq warnings were swept aside by an obsessed White House , Norton-Taylor
Average English house price will top $600,000 in five years, , Butt


Israel refuses justice for slain UK film maker, Editorial
The newshound who Bush hates..Nick Robinson, Morris

Times Online

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


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


Inter Press Service

BNrazil: Amazon Fruit Gatherers Face Biofuel Dilemma , Osava
Trade-Pakistan: Smugglers Profit From Landlocked Afghanistan , Yusufzai
Politics: U.S. Arms Sales Preserve Israel's Edge , Deen
Bolivia: Requiem for Land in the Hands of the Few , Chávez


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


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


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



China Tones Down Hardline Slogans on One-Child Policy, Independent
Whatever It Takes, China Aims for Dazzling Games, USA Today
China Toy Crisis Plays Havoc in UK,
35 Rescued, 17 Still Trapped in China Rail Tunnel Flood, Xinhua
Nothing Is Scarier than the China Scare, Asia Times

Daily Times

Benazir willing to join Musharraf in govt., conditionally, Khalid Hasan
Al Qaeda targets US embassies, DT
New rules in Punjab for madrassa data collection, Ali Waqar
Proposed Cologne mosque tests German tolerance, Yannick Pasquet
Disease fears as SEAsian floods kill 320, DT


Musharraf re-election seen likely, Shamim-ur-Rahman and Azfar-ul-Ashfaque
Benazir: Deal may work if parliament is empowered, Dawn
National Art Gallery to open, Jamal Shahid
Women councillors threatened if they attend council session, Syed Zahid Jan

Asia Times, opinion

The Hindu, news


Panic-Buying Follows Runaway Inflation in Zimbabwe, Bengali

Mail and Guardian

Alternative Views

Drug Corp Watch

And Now, a Push for Change, Melisa Healy
Scrutiny of Researcher-Industry Ties, Doug Lederman
Death Points to Risks in Research, Rick Weiss
Drug Warnings Fall Flat, St Petersburg Times
Diabetes Drug Avandia -- Side Effect Reports Triple, Dr. Mercola
Doctor, Just a Little Something for You, Melissa Healy
In Short, Marketing Works, Melissa Healy
Next Step: Create the Demand, Melissa Healy
Drug Industry Sees Big Job Cuts, AP


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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