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Recent Bush Watch Features

Helping the Victims: The Bush Housing Bubble Bursts, Paul Krugman
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
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

Killer US moves to speed up executions, BBC
Bush Plans to Veto Removal of Mercury From Infant Vaccines, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Drug Companies Embark Upon the Era of Unprecedented Human Experiments , Byron Richards
US: Lead Found in More Baby Bibs. Bibs Sold in Toys R Us, Babies R Us Questioned , Kukec
The less-than-generous state: Uncle Bushco is one of the stingiest states in the world, Ed
Arming the snake that bit us: 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi, Cordesman
CARE turns down US food aid: 'it hurts the people it aims to help', Dugger
Quadruple bombing kills 250. Bush has loosed that great fascist genii in Iraq: GENOCIDE, Glanz
Propaganda science: Gonzales' Muslim 'co-conspirators'implies a conspiracy , MacFarquhar
Rove is out there with Jabba Limbaugh sliming Hillary (it's Obama that scares them), Healy
China, unregulated: Bush gave toxic goods access to your home, Ed
FBI Probes Contracts to Company with Ties to Stevens, Bolstad+Gordon
Padilla Convicted on 3 Counts of Terrorism, Weaver
Army Suicide Rate Reaches New High, Youssef
Politics-US: Attempts to De-Bug Voting Systems Before 2008 Elections , Weisenmiller
Climate Change: Deniers Jump on NASA Gaff, While Greenland on Verge of Meltdown , Leahy
Bush Administration Condoned Supporting Terrorism in Colombia, udw
Brit Dictators: Police use PATRIOT ACT style anti-terror powers against environmental protest, Hyland
Mexico: Privatization made billionaires of a lucky few, but the economy as a whole has flatlined, G+M
Israel, U.S. formally sign new defense agreement, Barak Ravid
Turkey working to jumpstart peace talks between Israel, Syria, Zvi Bar'el
India: Indian Activists' Rising Clout, Range


500 dead in Peru as quake aftershocks rattle survivors, rescuers
After new Asian sell-off European stocks attempt rebound
Suspended jail term for former apartheid minister
Three rescuers killed trying to reach missing US miners
Traumatised SKorean hostages return home
BoJ injects 1.2 trillion yen into banking system
New Chrysler chief calls for US rate cut

News Bullets of The Week

  • Backlash Over Book on Policy for Israel
  • An Early Clash Over Iraq Report
  • DOD Stops Plan to Send Christian Video Game to Troops in Iraq
  • US Defends Surveillance to 3 Skeptical Judges
  • Mounties, CIA Implicated in Arar Torture Scandal
  • ACLU: Patriot Act, Free Speech Clash
  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Scoff At US Blacklist Plan
  • Cancer Panel Attacks US Food Subsidies
  • Death Toll From Iraq Bombings Likely To Be Worst of War
  • A Nation’s Brutal Approach to Punishment
  • Higher Standards of Living May Be Behind Europe’s Height Advantage
  • Most California Voters Want to Pull US Troops out of Iraq, Field Poll Shows
  • Bush’s Lethal Legacy: More Executions
  • Scientists Warn Arctic Sea Ice is Melting At Its Fastest Rate Since Records Began
  • We’ve Been Neglected and Let Down Say Combat Troops
  • World Faces New Threats of Water Scarcity
  • US Tags Iran for Casualties from Its Own Attacks
  • Fired US Attorneys: Were There Others?
  • US Weighing Terrorist Label for Iran Guards
  • U.N. Web Site Hacked With Anti-War Post
  • Prices for Key Foods Are Rising Sharply
  • Resolved: Public Corporations Shall Take Us Seriously
  • Gonzales Could Get Say in States’ Executions
  • Study: Half of Nation’s Poor Don’t Get Food Stamps
  • Wolfowitz ‘Tried to Censor World Bank on Climate Change’
  • US ‘Surge’ in Iraq ‘Likely to Fail’: British Lawmakers
  • Heathrow Eco-Protesters Steal a March on Police
  • Code Pink: Hungry for End to War, Activists Set Up Camp
  • US Tumbles Down the World Ratings List for Life Expectancy
  • Bush’s Political Guru Karl Rove to Resign at End of Month
  • US Doles Out Millions For Street Cameras
  • Suddenly, the Hunt Is On for Cage-Free Eggs
  • Democrats Say Leaving Iraq May Take Years
  • People in 41 Nations Are Living Longer Than Americans
  • At World Bank, Climate Change Isn’t Part of The Equation
  • Fatigue Cripples US Army In Iraq
  • American Bar Association Criticizes Bush Terror Policies
  • Police To Use Terror Laws On Heathrow Climate Protesters
  • Guantánamo Man’s Family Release ‘Torture’ Dossier
  • Bush, Congress Could Collide On Iran
  • Bush War Adviser Says Draft Worth a Look

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Naomi Klein:
    Lost Worlds: Is Another World Possible?
    John Nichols:
    “An Attempt to Deceive Americans Into Yet Another War”
    Haroon Siddiqui:
    Iraq News That Speaks For Itself
    Norman Solomon:
    Backspin for War: The Convenience of Denial
    Cindy Sheehan:
    Collateral Damage: Bethena
    Helen Thomas:
    Dean Warns Democrats Against Overconfidence in 2008
    Harvey Wasserman:
    Do the Neo-Cons Need Karl Rove When They Can Count on the Democrats?
    Olga Bonfiglio:
    Lions Devour Christians in Weekend Rout
    Arianna Huffington:
    Utah Mine Collapse Story: What The Mainstream Media Is Missing
    John Farrell:
    On Renewable Energy, Go Local
    Helaine Olen:
    The Medical Credit Card Trap
    New York Times:
    Amateur Hour on Iran
    Marie Cocco:
    One Trick Elephant: The GOP and Taxes
    Erwin Chemerinsky:
    Don’t Rush To Execution

    Special: Bush World by the Numbers

    69,660 to 76,112 civilians killed so far, iraqbodycount
    3,747 American soldiers killed, 27,004 wounded so far,
    $ 452,495,231,617 borrowed and spent so far,

    Special: Bush Continues Distraction With Attacks on Iran

    US 'to blacklist Iranian Guards', BBC
    Why US wants to add Iran's elite corps to its list of 'terrorists, Paul Reynolds, BBC
    Doves and Hawks agree on Iran's revolutionary guard, Editorial
    US firing blanks against Iran as part of the endgame in Iraq, Tisdall
    US 'surges', soldiers die. Blame Iran, Asia Times

    Special; Race for Dictator, '08

    Romney worth as much as $250mil
    Edwards takes risk staking run on Iowa, Abelson
    Biden's bid for presidency should be taken seriously, Stanage
    Obama's international melodrama , Page

    Special Continuing Feature: Destroyer Rove Moves On

    Amy Goodman:
    Rove’s Science of Dirty Tricks
    Garrison Keillor:
    Good Riddance Turd Blossom
    Marcy Wheeler:
    What Is Karl Rove Hiding?
    John Nichols:
    Karl Rove: The Machiavelli Who Failed
    Matthew Rothschild: Exit, Karl Rove, Stage Right
    Michael Winship:
    The Jaundiced Rove of Texas
    Sydney Blumenthal:
    We’ll Go No More A-Rove-ing

    Rove exit could launch new political strategy, Kranish
    The mark of the Rove, Ed.
    The Rise and Fall of Turd Blossom, Blumenthal
    What is Karl Rove hiding?, Marcy Wheeler
    How Karl Rove lost a generation of Republicans, James Carville
    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
    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: Bush Economy in Crisis

    Top US lender 'risks bankruptcy', BBC
    Asian markets see further losses, BBC
    Property crisis in US deepens, Clark
    Buffet profits on Murdoch's purchase of Dow Jones, Clark
    Foreclosures Hitting Hard, Pugh
    US retailers warn of tough times, BBC
    US stocks fall on renewed jitters, BBC
    Profit warnings from Wal-Mart.. customers running out of cash, Jagger
    If the Americans stop shopping, there will be panic in the markets , Harding
    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
    Tel Aviv Stock Exchange opens trading with sharp losses across the board, Natan Sheva
    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

    Matthew Rothschild:
    ‘Impeach Bush’ Sign = Littering?
    Bruce Fein:
    Pelosi Needs To Put Impeachment On The Table
    Robert Kuttner:
    First Gonzales, Then Bush: Impeachment Should Be A Serious Option - With An Intermediary Step
    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: Salon

    You, too, can be a campaign reporter: Take the test!
    Psychologists to CIA: We condemn torture
    The collapse of Karl Rove
    From tears to cheers: Huckabee's surprise second in Iowa
    John Edwards' "green-collar" America
    The Democrats' "gay debate" dance
    In Iowa, the Republicans fight for second -- and survival
    Plastic bags are killing us
    Giuliani's dangerous bluster
    Israel eyes the '08 Democrats
    In coal blood
    We'll go no more a-Rove-ing
    What's wrong with Alaska?
    If you think they hate us now
    How strong is the Democratic presidential field?
    Will the real Colin Powell stand up?

    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

    The Raw Story

    Kucinich: DLC agenda 'indistinguishable' from the Neocon agenda, Edwards &Kane

    New York Times

    The Padilla conviction: Bush's serial abuse of our legal system disgraces us all, Ed
    Mr. Bernanke's moment: will the Fed Reserve chief make the right calls?, Ed
    More fears about China: when will Beijing learn to just tell the truth?, Ed
    What would a real new media presidential debate look like?, Op-Ed Contributors
    Patchwork city: 1 billion dollars later, New Orleans is still at risk, Schwarz
    The ugly ,un-American handling of Padilla is 'a significant victory' for Bush, Goodnough &Shane
    3 killed, 6 injured in rescue effort: extreme depth mining harms miners and the Earth, Frosch &Lee
    Advocates hail Lutheran act on gay clergy members, Bannerjee
    Impeach now: Bush to use spy satellites to turn America into a surveillance state, Schmitt
    College ratings race roars on despite concerns, Finder
    What's a little corruption when the earmarks are good, Alaskan GOP wonders, Yardley
    Unlike SCOTUS, Pakistan Supremes defend their constitution against a dictator, Gall
    After 7 yrs of stagnation &violence (the Bush era) U.S. pushes M.E. peace, Erlanger
    How low can they go? Notes detail pressure on 'feeble' hospitalized Ashcroft, Johnston &Shane
    F.B.I. confirms it is investigating Alaska's GOP Senator Stevens, Shenon
    Bush is breaking our Army: soldiers' suicide rate highest since records began, AP
    Armageddon means Bushco arms dealers clean up: $30 billion military aid for Israel, Erlanger Amateur hour on Iran: they won't shape up until we get out of the Middle East, Ed
    Searching for the miners: this horror too is down to Bushian 'bottom line' governance, Ed
    Wiring the frog, or personal tales from the electronic present, Klinkenborg
    Bridge failure can't fend off politics as usual, Davey
    Parents warned cough medicines imperil infants, Harris
    Study abroad is new focus of inquiry into perks, Schemo
    Facing the multiple risks of deeper mines: extreme depth mining causes 'seismic events', Johnson
    Legal goons defend surveillance to 3 skeptical judges: they know criminality when they hear it, Liptak
    A long-studied star displays huge, comet-like tail, Leary
    U.S. is urging Musharraff to share power with longtime rival, Benazir Bhutto, Mazzetti
    The lobby reform bill is Bush's chance to champion principle over payola, Ed
    After 60 years will Pakistan be reborn?, Hamid
    India's internal partition, Guha
    There's more money in suing oil companies, oystermen find, Nossiter
    Padilla jury to deliberate: defense says Bush just needed a patsy & Padilla is it, Goodnough
    Rescuers press new efforts to find trapped miners, Frosch
    Passport rule helps collect child support: one good thing from the State Dept, AP
    When Congress is away the rats will play: Bush threatens to declare Iranian Guards 'terrorists', Cooper
    The worst violence in months: 4 truck bombs kill 200 in Kurdish area of Bush's Iraq, Cave
    Bomb derails passenger train in Russia, officials say, Chivers
    Beheading and shooting by Russian neo-Nazis, on video, Chivers
    Chavez to propose removing his term limits, Romero
    With Rove's departure, a new era or is this all a carefully staged feint?, Rutenberg &Myers
    Hastert is getting out while the getting is good, leaving Illinois wide open for Dems, Hulse &Zeleny
    New York to get U.S, traffic aid, but with catch, Neuman
    Producer prices and trade data give Fed little reason to cut rates , Peters
    Fred Thompson's phantom campaign, Saulny
    Giuliani chimes in with the Bush gang's chorus of aggression against Iran, Seelye

    Boston Globe

    No felony charges for Army private, BG
    Study: Abortion pills don't raise risk in later pregnancies, BG
    The toll of intolerance in Iraq, Ed.
    US military launches offensive against 'Iranian-backed' militia in Iraq, Cogan

    L.A. Times

    Shiite militia infiltrates Iraqi forces
    Venezuela leader Chavez aims to scrap his term limit
    China launches media crackdown
    330 dead as 7.9 quake rocks Peru
    Relatives in Mexico can only pray for Utah miners
    Yazidi sect has long been a target of persecution
    Cat thyroid disease linked to chemicals
    Small groups seen as biggest threat in U.S.
    Huckabee finds a spotlight
    Minn. legislators fear quick fix in replacing bridge
    Israeli agent ties charity to terrorists
    NASA delays decision on shuttle repair
    Big Brother: Law enforcement to get access to spy satellite photos
    Republicans bruise one another in state budget brawl
    Judges asked by Bush DOJ to dismiss wiretap suits
    Home Depot loses store permit battle
    Dump the foam
    Don't rush to execution, Gonzales
    Tyrants' top 10, with a bullet
    When it's life or death, who makes the call?
    Karl Rove: great tactics, bad strategy


    Despite Violence Drop, Officers See Bleak Future for Iraq, Fadel
    Death Toll from Iraq Bombings Likely to Be Worst of War, Fadel+Taha
    Number of U.S. Gun Dealers Has Plunged since 1994, Doyle

    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

    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



    Padilla found guilty in US terror trial, BBC
    Iran guards reject US terror list, BBC
    US army suicides hit 26-year high, BBC
    $30bn military aid deal with the US welcome news for Israel, Jonathan Marcus, BBC
    Germans die in Afghan road blast, BBC
    New York rally ends turbulent day for world's markets, BBC
    Liquidity woes hit more lenders, BBC
    EU to investigate credit agencies, BBC
    Energy dominates Shanghai summit, BBC
    US supports Pakistani moderates, BBC


    UK pension funds lose over $50 billion in market turmoil, Elliott
    America's biggest home lending specialist in crisis, Clark
    The War on Democracy- video film preview, Pilger
    Cheney : Profit of Doom. 13 year-old film surfaces, Whitaker


    Summer meltdown as stocks suffer worst hit in 4 years, O'Grady
    Suicide rate in US Army at highest in 26 years, Doyle
    We demand cheap toys, but blame the Chinese for making them, Hamilton
    Like it or not, the West has to talk to Hamas, Macintyre


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Markets across Latin America also suffered on investor fears, Merco Press
    Mexican markets plunge on global credit concerns, Reuters
    American seniors head to Mexico for cheaper nursing care, arizonarepublic
    U.S.-Bought Guns Killing Mexican Police, CBS
    Mexico kicks out thousands of stranded migrants from central America, Sun Times
    New anti-terrorism law fuels fears of state repression in El Salvador, inforpressca
    Nicaragua: Fraud in privatized electric utility, nicanet
    Mining law dismantles environmental restrictions, Honduras this week
    Nicaragua to Send Venezuela Beans and Beef, Prensa Latina
    Hurricane Dean poses major Caribbean storm threat, Caribbean NN
    Puerto Rican police abuse their authority, Prensa Latina
    Ecuador: Reining in Canadian Extractive Companies, UDW
    Colombia is not serious about cracking down on the drug trade, Reuters
    Chavez says could meet Colombia rebels in Venezuela, Reuters
    Talking Dirty About Revolution: Sexual Health and Gender Inequality in Venezuela, UDW
    No Parent in Brazil Tells Their Babies: 'You're Growing Up to Be a Teacher!', Brazzil
    Brazil Has No Fears, Says Lula. But Foreign Investors Are Fleeing, Brazzil
    Outrage over government approval of nature preserve mining project, Santiago Times
    Over 400 Fatalities of Quake in Peru, Prensa Latina
    Venezuela Sends Peru Solidarity Aid, Prensa Latina
    Peru 'megathrust' quake toll keeps mounting as rumbling ceases, Merco Press
    Peru quake rescue effort under way, Al Jazeera

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Jamaica: On 120th Anniversary, Garvey Finally Wins Respect at Home , Miller
    Brazil: Turning Women’s Rights Into Reality , Osava
    Mideast: Settlers Anchoring In , Barrows-Friedman
    Rights-Kyrgyzstan: Abolition Campaigners Press On , Abdymen
    Development: 2.6 Billion Wait in Line for Toilets , Deen
    Mideast: Pan-Arab Peace Overture Faces Uphill Battle , Morrow+al-Omrani
    Rights-Thailand: Thaksin May Yet Pay for Bloody 'War-on-Drugs' , Macan-Markar

    International Herald Tribune

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East


    Lack of funds may expose home front to missiles, Yuval Azoulay
    Saudi Arabia accuses Syria of spreading chaos in Mideast, DPA
    IDF blows up Gaza Strip tunnel, arrests six militants in W. Bank, Amos Harel
    U.S.: No strings attached to new defense package for Israel, Barak Ravid
    Israel cannot be weaned from the American teat, Shmuel Rosner
    Israeli Arabs could be key to peace if made to feel part of state, Nazir Majali
    Barak will do everything to prove 'there's no partner', Meron Benvenisti
    The Jewish state must separate religion and politics to succeed, Dan Ben-David

    Al Jazeera

    Iraqi PM announces new coalition, Al Jazeera
    Iraqis battle 'al-Qaeda forces', Agencies
    Japan resumes aid to Palestinians, Agencies
    Al-Qaeda blamed in Iraq sect attack, Al Jazeera
    Prominent Iraqis criticise oil law, Ahmed Janabi

    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: Israeli Premier Olmert and Palestinian President Abbas, 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
    Fighting 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



    Russia, China, Iran Warn US at Summit, Washington Post
    China Offers Export Safety Measures, Los Angeles Times
    China 'Regrets' US Filing IPO Complaint to WTO, Xinhua

    Daily Times

    US presses Musharraf for fair elections, Sajjad Malik
    Musharraf: Re-election is constitutional, Naveed Siddiqui
    Marriage-for-murder scheme taken to court, Mohammad Kamran
    India marks 60th anniversary, DT


    Terrorism 'threat to progress', Dawn
    Benazir unveils deal's terms, Masood Haider
    Former PM calls for Musharraf to quit, Dawn

    South East Asia

    Philippines teeters on brink of total war, Asia Times
    Landslide warning for Philippines as typhoon approaches, Al Jazeera
    Kuwaiti Firm Denies It Kidnapped Filipinos, Arab News
    First food, then democracy for Vietnam, Asia Times
    Vietnam takes a new political direction, Asia Times
    Dead maid found in Malaysian home, Al Jazeera
    Call for action over abuse of Indonesian maids in Malaysia, Al Jazeera
    The murder of Indonesia's most prominent human rights activist, Al Jazeera
    Borneo: one of the last jungle wildernesses on Earth succumbs to loggers, Al Jazeera

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news


    Rights-Kenya: Protests Against a Law Aimed at the Heart of the Media , Mulama
    U.S. and African Businesses Convene , allAfrica
    Report blames all sides in Somalia, Al Jazeera
    SUDAN: One million people may be affected by floods , IRIN
    As other firms exit, cell phone companies enter Sudan, Reuters
    South African Development Community to Launch African Standby Force for Darfur, allAfrica
    BURKINA FASO: Govt responds to nutrition critics with money, promises, IRIN
    West Africa is being used by Latin American drugs cartels trafficking to Europe, Al Jazeera
    Sierra Leone awaits election result, Aljazeera
    Sierra Leone: Opposition Leads in Early Election Results, allAfrica
    Sickened by Nigeria's Human Developement Index ranking, Guardian Nigeria
    Nigerian power supply is irregular, unpredictable and downright nightmarish, Guardian (Nigeria)
    NIgerian Air Force awaits new fighter aircraft, Guardian Nigeria
    U.S. court okays trial of Chevron over killing, torture of Nigerians, Guardian Nigeria
    Congo-Uganda border conflict: The politics, the oil and the UN silence, Kampala Monitor
    Congo: Indigenous people 'exploited' in recent elections, IRIN
    Kenya: The fight for water – a valuable slum commodity, IRIN
    Kenya: Use of treated mosquito nets reduces child malaria deaths, IRIN
    Kenya journalists march against law requiring disclosure of sources, Al Jazeera
    Mozambique president promotes the private sector, allAfrica
    Zimbabwe: Deploy Human Rights Monitors, Urges Group, allAfrica
    Cabinet divided over price blitz, Zimbabwe Independent
    SWAZILAND: Hoping to reverse the skills flight, IRIN
    Rising child-sex tourism blights Africa's top travel spots, Mail and Guardian
    'Crime is the only weapon of the unemployed', Mali and Guardian
    Baobab band-aid in Madagascar, Mail and Guardian
    Kenya: More Women in Parliament, Hopefully - By Way of the Constitution , Mulama

    Mail and Guardian

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    UK: British Firm Under Scrutiny for Export of Bosnian Guns to Iraq, Doward+McDevitt
    Lessons of Empire: India, 60 Years After Independence, Robins+Chatterjee

    World Socialist Web

    Millions of toxic toys recalled: The nightmarish reality of global capitalism, Walsh
    New provocation against Tehran, Symonds

    Drug Corp Watch

    Its Time To Sue Doctors Who Prescribe Drugs Off-Label Part I, Evelyn Pringle
    Study Shows Drug Industry Incapable of Self- Regulation, AHF
    Senior FDA Scientist Removed -- for Voicing Concerns About Avandia, Dr Mercola
    Drug Company, State Reach Settlement in Drug Pricing Lawsuit, Associated Press
    Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms, HealthDay News
    Amgen to Cut Jobs, a First for the Biotech Giant , Andrew Pollack

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