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News Roundup

Bush's political guru Karl Rove to resign at end of month
Fatigue cripples U.S. Army: We're just a giant toy for Bush to break, Beaumont
US behind Afghan warlord's rise, fall, Stockman
The no-match non-solution on immigration: Bush really wanted to play 'Crackdown!' all along, Ed
Irresponsible threats: China is threatening to sell off American Treasury bonds, Ed
The 17% problem: by destroying nature we destroy our home on this planet, Klinkenborg
Catch me, I'm falling: we must become religious about infrastructure maintenance, Schwartz
Daniel Ellsberg: A Personal Vision for Cindy Sheehan’s Campaign
Hillary Clinton's big fund-raising numbers may require an asterisk, McIntyre
Former Wisconsin governorTommy Thompson bows out of race, Falcone
The parenting sins of Bush's father (and mother) are visited on us , Stolberg


S Korea sees hope in new hostage talks with Taliban
Votes counted in Sierra Leone elections
As Cuba's Castro turns 81, few celebrations expected
NASA weighs repair of shuttle's protective shield
Global shares recover as central banks inject more cash
ECB makes fresh cash injection of 48 billion euros

News Bullets

  • Warming Enabled Russia’s Arctic Land Grab, and Now It Could Get Worse.
  • Analysts See ‘Simply Incredible’ Shrinking of Floating Ice in the Arctic
  • Anbar “Turnaround” Undercuts War Rationale
  • Cheney Urging Strikes On Iran
  • Canadian Military Keeping Tabs on Peace Activists?
  • States Feel Left Out Of Disaster Planning
  • Study: Outlook Bleaker for Migrants
  • HEALTH-INDIA: Novartis Patents Case Far From Dead
  • UN Staff Oppose Proposed Iraq Resolution
  • Attitudes on Gays in Military Shifting
  • US Political Climate Ripe for Grassroots Groups
  • PACs and Lobbyists Aided Obama’s Rise
  • Nonwhites Becoming More of a Majority
  • British Criticize US Air Attacks in Afghan Region
  • Wild Weather a Taste of Things to Come
  • US Bombs Shiite Gang as Baghdad Pilgrimage Begins
  • Humans Drive Rare Dolphin to Extinction
  • Poll: Iraqis Oppose Oil Privatization
  • Trappings of Modern Life Bring an Early Death to Valley of the Immortals
  • 1.4 Million Iraqis Push Syria to Edge
  • Pakistan Leader Says Talk of US Strikes Hurts Terror Fight
  • In Case of Apocalypse Later, a Plan to Ensure America’s Regreening
  • Iraq Power System ‘Near Collapse’
  • NYPD Surveillance Files of RNC Protests Ordered Released
  • Gore: Polluters Finance Research to Cast Doubt on Global Warming
  • Hillary Clinton Aide’s PR Firm is Under Attack
  • The Bloody Failure of ‘The Surge’: A Special Report
  • Universal Peace Day: Activists Warn of Ongoing Nuclear Threat
  • Polls Find Broad Support for Greater Altruism
  • Bush Climate Meeting Draws Doubts About Action

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Deborah Morse-Kahn:
    A Measure of Who We Are
    Kathy Kelly:
    Get To Work!
    Dexter Kamilewicz:
    I Confess, Now It’s Bush’s Turn
    Eli Israel:
    From Sniper To War Resister: My Journey
    Heather Wokusch:
    US Military Psychological Operations and You
    Frank Rich:
    Shuffling Off to Crawford, 2007 Edition
    Clint Talbot:
    American Values On Trial
    Saturday, August 11
    Frida Berrigan:
    Peace Is Not Presidential: The Candidates On The Pentagon
    Liliana Segura:
    Kenneth Foster and the Texas Death House
    Danny Schechter:
    Subprime or Subcrime? Time To Investigate and Prosecute
    Marina Hyde:
    Oh Well. At Least Losing All Those AK-47s Builds A Market
    Ralph Nader:
    GM Courts Talk Radio Hosts
    Matthew Rothschild:
    The UN Mirage In Iraq
    Heather Wood:
    Irresponsible Journalists of the Week: Tucker Carlson and his Whitewashed Panel Discussing “Blackness”
    Amitabh Pal:
    China’s Hosting Contradicts Olympic Spirit
    Peter Rothberg:
    Kenneth Foster’s Fate: Death Penalty Craziness In Texas
    Christopher Brauchli:
    The Tax Collector Cometh
    John Nichols:
    AT&T Censors Criticism of Bush
    Dilip Hiro:
    David Michael Green:
    Give It Back, Dick: A Modest Proposal Concerning Money, War and Politics
    Helen Thomas:
    Yet Again, The Democrats Roll Over
    David Barash:
    Give Peace A Chance — And A Name
    Patricia Williams:
    The Protect Alberto Gonzales Act of 2007
    Rubrick Biegon:
    Build Bridges, Not Bombers
    Paul Krugman:
    Very Scary Things
    Andrew Greeley:
    Bumbling CIA’s Failures Hurt America
    Raj Nayak:
    Waiting Tables And Still Waiting for a Raise

    Special: Economy in Crisis

    From housing haven to foreclosure leader, streets bristling with 'For Sale' signs, McKinley
    The Bush Economy: The U.S. Economy Has Hit The Fan, Paul Krugman
    Global stock markets extend plunge
    US shares tumble amid Mortgage concerns , BBC
    European Central Bank moves to help banking sector, BBC
    Economy in Crisis: China Warns U.S.
    US lender on brink of bankruptcy, BBC
    Britain: Inequality at 40-year high, Whelan
    Bush aims to cut corporate tax rates
    Hedge Funds May Pose a Risk to U.S. Economy, Hall+Rankin
    Chinese Officials Threaten Dollar-Crashing Sell-Off Of U.S. Money
    U.S. Jobs Scarcer, Outlook Bleaker for Migrants, Study Says, Bachelet
    Mortgage seekers caught in squeeze, Blanton
    Getting the rescue right for homeowners...there will be a rescue won't there?, NYT Ed
    A future without homelessness, BG Ed

    Special: Bush Iraq Disaster

    Iraq's political rot, MET
    Militants can trade water for sex in Bush's Iraq, IRIN
    US Pullout Needed for End to Violence, Iran Tells Maliki, Arab News
    The simple Basra truth: our troops must get out quickly, Portillo

    Special: SE Asia

    Toll rises in Philippine fighting, Al Jazeera
    Philippine Army Suffers Heavy Losses in Sulu Clashes, Arab News
    Thousands Flee Homes in S. Philippine Island as War Widens , Arab News
    Indonesia group rallies for the creation of an Islamic state based on Sharia, Al Jazeera
    Malaysia: religious leaders affirm the sacredness of water as government privatizes, Asia Times
    Cambodia: Thousands made homless as government siezes land for developers, Al Jazeera
    New opening for the region's human-trafficking syndicates in Laos, Asia Times

    Special Continuing Feature: Bush Threat Is Real

    Friday, August 10
    Marjorie Cohn:
    FISA Revised: A Blank Check for Domestic Spying
    John Dean:
    The So-Called Protect America Act
    Matthew Rothschild:
    Why Are Most Democratic Senators Hiding Even From Censure?
    Robert Scheer:
    The Terror America Wrought
    Burt Cohen:
    America Needs To Impeach
    Cynthia Cooper:
    Media & Impeachment: Not For Discussion, Only For Derision
    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

    Bush signs expanded wiretap law, BBC
    Repair The Constitutional Breach
    All tapped out on civil liberties?, ED
    Colbert: 'Bush should act illegally before Congress legalizes acts'

    Today's Alternative Special: WSWS

    Iraqi government on brink of collapse following cabinet walkouts, Cogan
    Four days after Utah mine collapse, White

    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

    Wrong way out of Iraq or no way out: those are the choices, Ed
    Off to a resort, carrying their careers: technology lets people work anywhere, Leland
    Study abroad and a whole new (cutthroat) industry to go with it, Schemo
    Inspection finds debris penetrated space shuttle Endeavor's tiles, AP
    Refusing to give up, workers at Utah mine collapse plan a third rescue hole, Stolz
    Chinese, filling a void, drill for riches in Chad, French &Polgreen
    Afghan rebels find aid in Pakistan, Musharaff admits, Shah &Gall
    East German 'shoot to kill' order is found, Dempsey
    Troops shelter an unlikely survivor of Baghdad horror, Farrell
    Iranian official says inquiry into U.S. scholars has ended, Fathi
    Hamas and Fattah disagree on whether they're talking, Kershner
    Joke-telling Huckabee finishes a surprising 2nd, Nagourney
    Is there a U.S. market for Iraqi-made clothes?, Farrell
    Rights pioneer Irene Kirkaldy dies at 90, Goldstein

    Boston Globe

    A real bad ID law, ED

    Chicago Tribune

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

    L.A. Times

    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



    Iraq explosion kills four US soldiers, BBC
    Iraqi PM calls for crisis summit, BBC
    UN approves expanded Iraq mission, BBC
    Marine freed in Iraq killing case, BBC
    Maine lunch renews France-US relations, Paul ReynoldsBBC
    Investors set for fresh jitters, BBC


    Arming the insurgents: Iraqis selling US arms on the arms market?, MacAskill
    US Military families live in dread, while America goes on shopping, Younge
    On holiday in Kurdistan: no body armor required, Borger
    Romney brags about a victory built on millions spent and no competitors, MacAskill
    Life expectancy in the US. # 11 to #42 drop in 20 years, MacAskill
    It's in the timing: Army bulletin boards shut down, Davies
    Fatigue cripples US army in Iraq: Red Bull to get through the days, Beaumont
    Civilian death toll rises in the bloody battle of Helmand, Afghanistan, Townsend
    Oh well. At least losing all those AK-47s builds a market, Hyde


    Amnesty International backs abortions for rape victims, McSmith
    Cecilia Sarkozy stiffs Laura and George: no show for lunch, Lichfield

    Times Online

    Bush continues on with the surge: where is the anti-surge lobby?, Reid


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    The week in Mexico , San Diego UT
    Privatization made billionaires of a lucky few, but the economy as a whole has flatlined, Globe and Mail
    Will a “Plan Mexico” be the New “Plan Colombia”?, mexidata
    Mexican Drug Case Heavy With Intrigue, 'Thin' on Evidence, WP
    Mexican Youth Want Out of Neoliberalism ('free markets'), Prensa Latina
    Guatemala children 'rescued', Al Jazeera
    Gender Savagery in Guatemala, NACLA
    Nicaragua Moves on Poverty, Prensa Latina
    Puerto Ricans to Demand US Cuban 5 Release, Prensa Latina
    Florida: A Preview of Bush’s Plan for Cuba?, Periodico 26
    UN Leader Visits Haiti, HaitiAnlysis
    Corruption, garrison politics dominate PM debate, Jamaica Observer
    Venezuela's pioneering classical music programme for children, Venezuelanalysis
    His enemies have tried everything: Coup d’État, oil strike, flow of capital, plots, Venezuelanalysis
    In Brazil, Graft and Fraud Are Just the Cost of Doing Business, Brazzil
    Economic Boom - Political Gloom, Brazzil
    Lula Ends Ethanol-Fueled LatAm Tour, Prensa Latina
    Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina Bet on S.America Homeland, Prensa Latina
    Conservative candidate captures Buenos Aires’ key mayoral office, Noticias Aliadas

    Lula Winds up Nicaragua Visit, Prensa Latina
    Puerto Ricans against Military Recruitment in Schools, Prensa Latina
    PNP election manifesto: 'First world status by 2030', Jamaica Observer
    Ecuadorian Multitude Welcomes Chavez, Prensa Latina
    Bush Administration Condoned Supporting Terrorism in Colombia, udw
    Chavez Reiterates Venezuela’s Willingness to Mediate in Colombian Conflict, venezuelanalysis
    How RCTV President’s CIA Connection Links Venezuela and Nicaragua, Venezuelanalysis
    The Circus of Horrors Behind Brazil's Biofuel Show, Brazzil
    Brazil's Many Blackouts Result from a Blackout of Ethics, Brazzil
    Argentina's Bonfire of Memory: 'We are going to have to kill 50,000 people', UDW

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Culture: It All Begins With a Webcam and a Smile , Pellot
    Latin America: Indigenous, Black Women Face ‘Triple Glass Ceiling’ , Lucas
    Righta: Canadian Military Keeping Tabs on Peace Activists? , Johal
    Kenya: More Women in Parliament, Hopefully - By Way of the Constitution , Mulama
    Health-India: Novartis Patents Case Far From Dead , Bidwai
    Environment-Pakistan: Drip Irrigation - Answer to Water Shortages , Chaudhury

    International Herald Tribune

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East


    Israeli Arab organization claims responsibility for J'lem shooting, Yoav Stern
    300 Hamas opponents rally in Gaza, chant `we want freedom`, AP
    Kurds build an island of calm in the inferno of Iraq, Zvi Bar'el
    U.S. billionaire Adelson pledges $60 million to sponsor trips to Israel, Anshel Pfeffer
    U.K. panel tells Brown boycott of Hamas is counterproductive, Reuters
    Israel cannot appear to be driving force in Iraq, Shlomo Avineri
    Bush's Iraq troop surge is gaining, in the polls that is., Shmuel Rosner

    Al Jazeera

    Killings stoke tension in Iraq city, Al Jazeera
    UN expands role in Iraq, Agencies
    US marine in Iraq murder freed, Agencies
    Egypt police accused of brutality , Al Jazeera
    Wait continues for Korean hostages, Al Jazeera
    Musharraf addresses Afghan jirga, Agencies

    Middle East

    Iraq Press Roundup, MET
    Arms sales facts of life, MET
    Jirga sidesteps Pashtun radicalization, Asia Times
    How the United States makes Pakistan more radical, Lebanon Daily Star
    Stand Up to Israel’s Maneuvers, Arab News
    U.S. trying to internationalize Iraq crisis, Tehran Times
    32 Palestinians Killed, 113 wounded by Israeli troops in July, Palestinian Authority
    Iraq Contractors Accused in Shootings, Uruknet
    B'Tselem: Israel restrictions in the WB are 'effectively collective punishment', Uruknet


    US peace policy for the Gulf: divide and conquer, Mohamed Darwish
    The US looks for a face-saving exit strategy in Iraq, Nermeen Al-Mufti
    Oil and occupation: US policy towards Iraq, Galal Nassar
    The Palestinian president is again soliciting Egypt to keep Hamas inside the box, Dina Ezzat
    Photo OP: The meeting between Israeli Premier Olmert and Palestinian President Abbas, Khaled Amayreh
    Will Fatah wake up and dialogue?, Saleh Al-Naami
    The core of Israel's aims,which have nothing to do with peace, Hassan Nafaa
    A win for a Hizbullah ally in a by-election was another blow to US plans for Lebanon, Lucy Fielder
    Al-Qaeda dilemmas in Lebanon, Dyab Abu Jahjah
    Washington is pressing General Musharraf into deals he can't deliver, Graham Usher
    Egyptians may have better reason than ever before to complain about their government, Dina Ezzat
    Islamic Cairo is still waiting for a comprehensive urban development plan, Nevine El-Aref
    Residents of Daqahliya fought each other with sticks and stones to fill their water containers, Karim El-Khashab
    Privatizing the agricultural irrigation and drainage water sectors, Gamal Essam El-Din
    The challenging issue of apostasy in Islam, Nashwa Abdel-Tawab

    Daily Star



    Wealth Gap 'Spreads Across Asia', BBC
    China Penalizes Firms in US Toy Scare, Forbes
    China and Russia Lead Anti-Terrorism Drills, Daily Times
    China's Rising Inflation Has Spirits Falling, Asia Times

    Daily Times

    Musharraf faces re-election by current assemblies, DT
    Enumerators' low pay accounts for missing voters, Irfan Ghauri
    Fire destroys Pak army ammo depot in Kashmir, Iftikhar Gilani
    Indian PM won't compromise on nuclear deal, Iftikhar Gilani
    India seeks support for US nuke deal, Iftikhar Gilani


    Musharraf wants exiled leaders to stay away, Dawn
    Benazir: 'confidential understanding' with Musharraf on return, Dawn
    Lawyers boycott court over colleagues' arrests, Mudassir Raja

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news


    US to set up African military command: US ambassador to AU, Ethiopian Reporter
    Ethiopia claims Ogaden rebels 'eliminated', Al Jazeera
    Ethiopia signs Ogaden gas deal with Malaysian state oil firm, Reuters
    Somalia: Five police stations attacked overnight in Mogadishu, IRIN
    Two top Somali journalists slain in Mogadishu, Reuters
    Sierra Leone: The election issue -- basic services in second poorest nation, IRIN
    Sierra Leone: Who will lead new phase in country stepping away from war past?, IRIN
    Observers satisfied with Sierra Leone polls, Globe and Mail
    Kenya: Call for stronger laws to curb small arms’ proliferation, IRIN
    Nigeria: Mayhem in Port Harcourt, Daily Champion
    Gangsters Cripple Business Activities, Social Life, Guardian Nigeria
    Congo: Grappling with malnutrition and post-conflict woes, IRIN
    Fear haunts Rwanda's acquitted, Al Jazeera
    Kenya: India firms bidding for privatized state telecom, allAfrica
    Kenya's Nubians fight for rights, Al Jazeera
    South Africa: Deputy health minister 'sacked for doing her job', Reuters
    South Africa: Mbeki Defends Minister's Firing, allAfrica

    Mail and Guardian

    Alternative Views

    Drug Corp Watch

    Drug Companies Embark Upon the Era of Unprecedented Human Experiments , Byron Richards
    Drugs Companies Scarred by US Watchdog's Tougher Stance, Marianne Barriaux
    Avandia FDA Mole Hawks Lethal Medication Patches, Evelyn Pringle
    Drug Company Sues Red Cross Over Trademark Use, Peter Panepento
    Illinois Woman's Death in Drug Study Probed, Carla K. Johnson
    China Pours Money Into Drug, Food Safety, Audra Ang
    Drug Linked to Deaths, Lois Watson and Deidre Mussen
    sh Plans to Veto Removal of Mercury From Infant Vaccines, Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Pfizer Drug Study on Trial in Nigeria, Heidi Vogt

    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

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