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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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Recent Bush Watch Features

Genocide As U.S. Foreign Policy: Bush Shares The Guilt For The Darfur Genocide?, 60 Minutes
The Bush Economy: The U.S. Economy Has Hit The Fan, Paul Krugman
Mailbag: on GOP Debates, Impeaching Bush, Losing Freedom, Bush Propaganda Museum, various
Quip: Inspecting the Bridge, Politex
10 Recent Op-Eds: ...from Thomas Paine's Corner, various
Editorial: Are the Dems Fascist Lite? Bush Watch
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Destroying the Constitution: Our Fascist Government, BW Editorial
Bush Watch Op-Eds: The Latest From Wokusch, Chamberlin, Weiner, Uhler, Partridge, Samples, Brasch

News Roundup

Biden's bid for presidency should be taken seriously, Stanage
Ex-surgeon general's principled character was bound to draw Bush's ire, Harris
Wolfowitz 'tried to censor World Bank on climate change', Gumbel
Afghanistan looks like a long-term committment, Sengupta
Bush continues on with the surge: where is the anti-surge lobby?, Reid
So who are the folks sleeping in the parks? , Roeper


Sombre Pakistan marks 60th birthday
Hundreds dead in N Korea flooding, S Korea to send aid
Turkey faces fresh presidential showdown
Russian train derailment likely due to bomb: authorities
China bridge collapse kills 22, dozens missing
Global stocks muted as credit concerns remain
OPEC ups estimate for oil demand growth despite world economic woes

News Bullets

Cheney's neighbors topple his effigy during protest
UN website hacked by protesters against USA and 'Ysrail'
Stewart: 'We just don't f*cking get' what Bush is saying
Romney worth as much as $250mil

Op-Ed Roundup

Jenna Kern-Rugile:
Hillary Clinton: More Disappointing than Liberal
Jeremy Scahill:
The Mercenary Revolution: Flush with Profits from the Iraq War, Military Contractors See a World of Business Opportunities
Sean Gonsalves:
The Myths of World War II
Gary Younge:
Military Families Live in Dread, While the Rest of America is Busy Shopping
Tom Englehart:
Escalation by the Numbers, What ‘Progress’ in Iraq Really Means
Neal Peirce:
Slum Dwellers of the World, Unite

Special:What Will Departing Rove Destroy Next?

A teary bunker moment for Rove as Bush bids him farewell, Rutenberg &Myers
Mr. Rove gets out of town: he can run but Congress can't let him hide, Ed
There are hundreds of machiavellian Rove-spawn still working for the GOP, Nagourney
'Goodbye, good riddance:' Dems bid farewell to Rove
Matthews: 'Exposed' Rove may have to testify now
Bush's brain drain fallout: The conservative government in ruins, Editorial
Ding dong, the witch is dead: Rove heads off to Texas, MacAskill
Rove legacy: incompetency and duplicity, Tomasky
Matthew Rothschild:
Exit, Karl Rove, Stage Right
What Karl Rove Didn't Build
Goodbye, 'Boy Genius'
Karl Rove's Legacy. by Robert D. Novak
Rove: The Architect's Great Project, by Grover G. Norquist

Special: Drug Corp Watch

Banned Drug was Given in High Dose, Clara Pirani
Novartis Pulls Painkiller from Australian Market After Deaths, The Associated Press
The FDA's Deadly Track Record, Ronald L. Trowbridge and Steven Walker
FDA Accuses Pfizer of False Advertising, Aaron Smith
End Conflicts on FDA Approvals , New Haven Register

Special Continuing Feature: 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 Continuing Feature: Bush Threat Is Real

Bill Press:
Cowardly Democrats Give In to President on NSA Wiretapping
Robyn Blumner:
Nixon Set the Stage for Bush’s Excesses
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

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United States

New York Times

As credit markets seize up &stocks gyrate, Bush is as usual, in denial, Ed
Firing an AIDS fighter: S. Africa is also suffering a president in denial , Ed
Frum expects GOP comeback from neocon debacle: can the dead come back from hell?, Frum
A 'Great Society' conservative: is the GOP going the way of LBJ?, Green
A grass-roots effort to grow old at home, Gross
A new blow to New Orleans in Council leader's guilty plea, Nossiter
Prosecutors turn to Padilla with feeble evidence & no mention of 'dirty bomb', Goodnough
A familiar stench: 5 reporters ordered to testify on government anthrax smear leaks , Liptak
Bush's last hope: the best military man in the world couldn't win Iraq , Burns
Is inscrutable Gates straight on Iraq or is he a Bushco operative buying time?, Cloud
Turks pick devout Muslim for president setting up clash with secular elite, Tavernise & Arsu
Taliban release two Korean hostages, Shah &Gall
$Billions to Mexico for drug crackdown could coincide with immigration crackdown , McKinley Jr.

Washington Post

Immigration Hypocrisy in Herndon
Fair Pay, the Right Way
Carbon Challenge
English, Sí?
Pulling Rank on Religion
The Refugee Crisis
Illegal Immigration: Enforcement Only
Fighting On the Beaches
Giuliani's JFK Moment
Bloomberg: Wrong Answer, Governor
The Pain, and Gain, of the Subprime Meltdown
House of Corruption?
Lawsuits May Illuminate Methods of Spy Program
Nasdaq Gives High Rollers A Market Free Of Regulation
Source Disclosure Ordered in Anthrax Suit
U.S. Will Fund Plan to Charge Tolls In New York
Shuttle Tiles Perforated, But Repair Poses Dangers
Defense Says Case Against Padilla Is 'Politically Motivated'
Noreiga in Court
O.J. Book to Benefit Foundation
Iraqi Summit Set to Begin
Singh Defends Nuclear Deal
Slam Poet-Turned-Sergeant Is Killed
Civilian Toll Cited In Somali Conflict
Taliban Frees Two South Korean Women
Army Sergeant Remembered as a Team Player
Act Two for a Divisive Nominee
Chinese Toy Executive Found Hanged After Export Ban
What Is This Man Thinking?
Fight Less, Win More
The Art of the Campaign
Lend Me Your Earmarks
A War Over War Stories
5 Myths About Jittery Markets
A Recipe for Mayhem
Tom Ricks's Inbox

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


Rove resignation marks end of era, Jane O'Brien, BBC
Brazil Amazon rainforest destruction slows, BBC
Arctic sea ice set to hit new low, Mark Kinver, BBC
Heathrow Eco-protesters with a stark warning, Jon Kelly, BBC
EU's climate targets 'ambitious', BBC
Taleban free two S Korea hostages, BBC
US retail sales rebound in July, BBC
Jitters remain among US investors, BBC
US in formal China piracy action, BBC
UK Tourist is stabbed to death in US, BBC


> Time to talk to Hamas, Gapes


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


4 Palestinians killed, 15 hurt in IDF raid in S. Gaza, AP
MI may soon know Assad's aims, concerned over possible war, Amos Harel
Ultra-Orthodox Jews deliver a population boom to the West Bank, Nadav Shragai
Castles in the air, Moshe Arens

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


Daily Times

Musharraf: 'Not all Taliban are terrorists', DT
Condy Rice's call 'stopped emergency declaration', DT
Militants behead 2 'US spies', DT
Britain seeks phone records on 7/7 bombings, Naveed Siddiqui
Sectarianism at Punjab university, Ali Waqar
Nationalists oppose Independence Day celebrations, Malik Siraj Akbar


Seeking reconciliation with Taliban but not terrorists, Dawn
Who will be president?, Ashraf Mumtaz
Benazir: Musharraf's 'uniform' may go to court, Masood Haider
Madrassah reform sought soon, Khaleeq Kiani


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

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


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