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Recent Bush Watch Features

Mind Detox: Selected Op-Eds, Various
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

Gonzales Resignation Special Section (scroll down)

A sobering census report: Bush ruthlessly bent the flow of wealth away from workers, Ed
A sobering census report: health is for the rich as millions more go uninsured, Ed
Dems to press Gonzales inquiry & scrutinize any new robot Bush may name, Shenon &Johnston
Why do we listen to Bush's raddled scaremongering instead of impeaching him? , Myers
The death of the GOP: how many creeps, criminals and pervs can one party survive? , Stolberg
GOP plans early primary penalties, Santora
Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Hits New High, Pugh
Chilean Ex-General Imprisoned for Ordering '87 Massacre, Hughes+Chang
Bush Sells Iraq Troop-Surge Policy, Slams Iran, Douglas+Strobel
Runner, 8, a Symbol of China's Olympic Fervor, Johnson
Iraqi Insurgents Taking Cut of U.S. Rebuilding Money, Allam
Drug Warning Labels Should Include FDA Ties to Big Pharma, Martha Rosenberg

AFP

Taliban release eight South Korean hostages
US troops seize Iranians in Baghdad
Iraq PM clamps curfew on embattled shrine city
Greek govt faces protest as wildfires rage for sixth day
Britain unveils statue of Nelson Mandela
World stock markets on edge amid credit worries
China issues first batch of bonds to fund new forex investment agency

News of the Week

  • Poll: Young Voters Disenchanted With Republican Party
  • Iraqi Insurgents Taking Cut of US Rebuilding Money
  • Protest To Meet Bush At Legion meeting
  • ‘Cage Bush, Not Sydney’
  • Police Tear-Gas Farmers In Clash Over French GM Crops
  • Gonzales Resigns as Attorney General
  • Kennebunkport Anti-War Rally: ‘Ready for a Change’
  • Iran Moves To Assert Power In The Middle East
  • UWorking With the Enemy: Adam Werbach used to call Wal-Mart toxic. Now the company is his biggest client.
  • 11th Hour: Moment Has Come to ‘Heal’ the Earth, Film Argues
  • Cancer in Iraq Vets Raises Possibility of Toxic Exposure
  • Quebec Police defend Rock-Wielding Undercover Officer
  • Steep Price Paid by Those Who Blew Whistle on Iraq Fraud
  • GIs’ Morale Dips as Iraq War Drags On
  • US Surge Sees 600,000 More Iraqis Abandon Home
  • Liberal Blogger Targets ‘Bush Dog’ Dems
  • Role of Telecom Firms in Wiretaps Is Confirmed
  • Mutiny Shakes US Food Aid Industry
  • How Iraq War Backers Morphed Into “Critics”
  • World Faces Threat From New Deadly Diseases As Scientists Struggle To Keep Up, Say Experts
  • California Voters Souring on Democratic Congress, Field Poll Finds
  • Democratic Presidential Contenders Trash NAFTA
  • More Iraqis Said to Flee Since Troop Increase
  • Protesters To Return To Kennebunkport This Weekend
  • Grace Paley, Writer and Activist, Dies
  • Police Planted Provocateurs, Protesters Say
  • Senator and Filmmaker Take On Fox News
  • Code Pink Activist Talks About Iran, Meeting With Joe Lieberman
  • Rule to Expand Mountaintop Coal Mining
  • Iraq: The Vanishing Coalition
  • Surprise: The Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get More Numerous
  • Texas Executes 400th Inmate
  • Bush Accused of Twisting History Over Iraq, Asia War Links
  • We Stack Up Poorly as Nation of Readers
  • Minnesota Law Sheds Light on Drug Companies
  • Another US Military Operation in Iraq, More Unrest
  • White House Manual Details How to Deal With Protesters
  • Bush Must Release Global Warming Reports
  • Prescribing Surfboards for Peace
  • Not So Fast, Christian Soldiers
  • US Lawmakers Get No Respite at Home on Iraq Debate
  • ACLU Report Says Few Cities Have Policies on Video Surveillance
  • US Media Curtail Iraq War Coverage: Study
  • Protestors Rage Against North America Summit
  • MIDEAST: US Arms Create New Divisions
  • US Foreign Policy Experts Oppose Bush’s Surge
  • Psychologists Oppose Torture Yet Vote to Attend Terror Interrogations

    Op-Ed Roundup

    David Korten:
    Living Wealth: Better Than Money
    Megan Tady:
    Who Owns the Media and How the People Can Take It Back
    Arianna Huffington:
    War Paul Campos:
    Unknown:
    Gonzales & Son: The Legacy of An Honest Day’s Work
    Sam Provance:
    Army Adds Farce to Abu Ghraib Shame
    Bernard Weiner:
    CheneyBush’s “Mercenary” Legions
    George Monbiot:
    How Did We Get Into This Neoliberal Mess?
    Bill C. Davis:
    In The Men’s Room
    Diane Farsetta:
    The Other Half of the Nuclear Industry’s Power Couple: Christine Todd Whitman
    David Swanson:
    Made Love, Got War: Norman Solomon’s New Book
    Roberto González:
    Gonzales’ Resignation Should Not Impede Inquiry Into War Crimes
    Arnold Hiatt:
    May The Best Fund-Raiser Win?
    Dean Baker:
    The Right to Unionize: Key to Democracy
    Alan Parker:
    Indigenous Nations For United Voice
    Michael Tomasky:
    Sinking Ship Leaves Rat
    Robert Fisk:
    The Forgotten Holocaust
    Pierre Tristam:
    Louisiana Lynching and The Jena Six
    Jesse Jackson:
    Join March Against Gun Violence


    Today's Alternative Special: Online Journal

    More war on the horizon, Paul Craig Roberts
    Financial bankruptcy, the US dollar and the real economy, Rodrigue Tremblay
    "Free-trade" pacts: Job loss to lost sovereignty to police state, Dan Merica
    A conversation with a neoconservative, Abbas J. Ali, Ph.D.
    Out of step with America, the GOP is committing political suicide, Michael Payne


    Special (ongoing): Liar Gonzales Moves On

    After Long Controversy, Attorney General Gonzales Resigns, Taylor+Talev
    Democrats weigh in on Gonzales departure, BG
    Bush's Herd of Loyal Texas Advisers Continues to Thin, Montgomery
    Glenn Greenwald: The Democrats’ Responsibility In The Wake of Gonzales’ Resignation
    John Nichols: Gonzales Goes But Investigation Must Continue
    New blow to Bush as attorney general resigns, MacAskill
    Why did Bush do it? Somebody's hiding something big, Alterman
    Fredo/Gonzo: Sinking ship leaves rat , Tomasky
    Another nail in the coffin of a moribund presidency, Editorial
    Another Bush ally bites the dust, Reid
    Why Republicans will heave a sigh of relief, Baker


    Special : World in Flames

    U.S. Intelligence Report Paints a Bleak Picture of Iraq, Strobel+Fadel
    Sen. Warner Advises Bush to Start Withdrawing Troops, Douglas+Schoof
    Iranians Attack Kurdish Rebels in Iraq, Collins+Taha
    China Threatens to Retaliate over Recalls, Johnson


    Special (ongoing): Destroyer Rove Moves On

    Frank Rich:
    Rove Got Out While the Getting Was Good
    Bill Moyers:
    The Rove Legacy
    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 is cruising the talk shows saying don't blame him, 'somebody' made him do it, Stanley
    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

    Danny Schechter: Mythifying Markets and Mystifying the Public About the Financial Crisis
    Dean Baker: Save Subprime Borrowers, Not Bloated Bankers
    Credit crisis claims another bank, Beams
    US mortgage lender sells assets, BBC
    US stocks rise but jitters remain, BBC
    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

    Details emerge of vast scope of US domestic spying law, Kay
    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'



    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

    New York Times

    In search of good teachers, Ed
    Our occupation of Iraq was always immoral but soon it could also be illegal , Miles
    A saint's dark night: Mother Theresa suffered decades of agonizing doubt , Martin
    Gov. Blanco refuses blame in 35 Katrina deaths, Nossiter
    SAT scores dip slightly in a more diverse field, Finder
    Census shows modest rise in median income: many work longer hours, Goodnough
    Creepy toilet sex Senator, GOP of course, says journalists made him do it, Murphy &Stout
    Why do wrinkles get faster service than cancers? Could it be profits?, Singer
    Wildflowers find favor with highway gardeners, Barringer
    'Obstacles' keep Iraqi refugees fleeing Bush hell, out of U.S., Tavernise &Rohde
    Acquitting colonel of Abu Ghraib, Bush's prosecutors ignore command responsibility , von Zielbauer
    50 die in fight between Shiite groups in Karbala, Farrell
    8 S.Korean hostages freed by Taliban, AP
    Greek government faces political fallout for wildfire fear-mongering , Fisher &Carassava
    Gains unclear as Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet, Erlanger &Kershner

    Boston Globe

    Senator Craig withdraws from Romney campaign role , BG
    Gonzales resigns; , Kranish + Milligan
    Cronyism bows out at Justice, Ed.

    Chicago Tribune

    Here's Lucy .. but not without controversy , Mullen
    Census: Uninsured up in 2006, James

    Washington Post

    Katrina Poverty: Home Sweet Home
    Insuring Poor Children: Not Bush
    Respecting Our Troops
    China: A Dissident's Courage
    Big Brother? Eye on the Homeland
    Justice for an 'Enemy Combatant'
    Iraq's Endangered Minorities
    The Gifted Children Left Behind
    Bush Is Mining Our Treasures
    The Democrats Move Colombia
    Post-Iraq Strategy
    Bloomberg And Hagel For 2008?
    Reviving a Consumer Watchdog During Bushworld
    Many Take Army's 'Quick Ship' Bonus
    Overhaul of Air Traffic System Nears Key Step
    After Katrina, A Lonely Homecoming
    Eyes on California as Lawmakers Pursue a Health-Care Deal
    Iraqi Leaders Reach Accord On Prisoners, Ex-Baathists
    Lobbyists Hired to Press Maliki, Former Premier Says
    In India, a Jewish Outpost Slowly Withers
    Darfur Peacekeeping Force Has 'Unprecedented' Mission
    Castro Essay Is Silent on His Health
    Double Bombing Kills At Least 42 in Hyderabad
    Coal Mines: What It Costs Us
    Labels Aren't What Kids Need
    Katrina: Reckless Abandonment
    Is There Hope for the Aborigines?
    Where TV Is Good for You
    The Stars Align in China

    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

    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

    US arrests seven Iranians working in Iraq, BBC
    Bush warns Iran over insurgents, BBC
    More than 50 killed at Iraq Shia festival in Iraq, BBC
    Wildfires rage on across Greece, BBC
    Burning issue: Do forest fires in Greece portend ecological harm?, Richard Black, BBC
    Stock markets suffer fresh falls, BBC
    Taleban 'agree to free Koreans', BBC

    Guardian

    Bush plays the nuclear holocaust card, Pilkington
    A no win situation: White House in despair about Iraq, Fox
    Obama opens up the debate on Cuba, Wilkinson
    The puppet that lost its master: Alberto Gonzales, Blumenthal

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Privatizing misery, deporting and imprisoning migrants for profit, Narco News
    The Week in Mexico , sandiego.com
    Activists, mayors protest U.S.-Mexico border wall, Reuters
    Activists protest deportation of Mexican woman, Xinhua
    Mexican Opposition Leader Calls for Unity to Counter the Political Mafia, Prensa Latina
    China Trade Council to Establish Office in Costa Rica, Tico Times
    Repression of FTA Opponents in Costa Rica Denounced, Prensa Latina
    Panamanians Support Torrijos in spite of 'negative incidents', Prensa Latina
    Obama promises more open policy towards Cuba, Caribbean NN
    Transport Union launches call for general strike in Haiti, Haiti Action
    Father Gerard Jean-Juste Returns Home and Visits Parish, Haitianalysis
    Hurricane victims still waiting for basic relief, a mattress or a tarp might help, Jamaica Observer
    Colombian guerrillas and paramilitaries battling over key cocaine smuggling routes, Reuters
    Colombian Local Elections at Great Risk, Prensa Latina
    Venezuelan Oil Deal to Aid Low-Income Londoners, Venezuelanalysis
    The Venezuelan Arms Build Up: Fact or Fiction?, Venezuelanalysis
    Venezuelan Funding aid to Latin America greater than US, Merco Press
    For Brazilian Landless Enemy Is Not Large Landholder Anymore But Agribusiness, Brazzil
    Why Is Education Failing in Brazil? For Lack of Trying., Brazzil
    Japan and China Come to Brazil for East Meets Latin America Encounter, Brazzil
    Bolivia’s Constitutional Assembly Temporarily Suspended: Conflict Trumps Compromise, UDW
    Bolivia: End of the new social pact?, Bolivia Rising
    Bolivia Intensifies Anti-Drug Struggle, Prensa Latina

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    Inter Press Service

    Mexico-US: 32-Year-Old Immigrant Never Dreamed She Would Become a Symbol , Cevallos
    Turkey: Gul Is President, What Next , Toros
    Sri Lanka: 'Deadly' Climate for Reporters and Aid Workers , Deen
    Politics: Israel Warned US Not to Invade Iraq after 9/11 , Porter
    Afghanistan: End in Sight to South Korean Hostage Crisis , Yusufzai
    Climate Change: Crisis After Kyoto Confronted , Godoy
    Health: EU Opposes Cheap Medicines for AIDS in Thailand , Cronin
    Economy: Thinking Big, Russia Misses Microfinance , Klomegah
    Politics-Thailand: Islamist Teachers Fuelling Insurgency, Macan-Markar
    Politics-Canada: Cop Shoes Gave Away Masked 'Protesters' , Johal
    Dominica republic: Children of Haitians Fight for Birth Certificates , Pina
    Politics-India: Ruling Coalition Rift Over US Nuke Deal Continues , Bidwai
    Europe: Russian Gas May Escape Politics , Dujisin

    Der Spiegel

    Allocation Abuses Probe: Iraq Weapons Are a Focus of Criminal Investigations
    Opinion: The House Lawyer Departs
    Too Close for Comfort: Carmakers Threaten to Sue over Chinese 'Copies'
    Gerhard Richter's 'Symphony of Light': Cologne Cathedral Gets New Stained-Gl...
    Picture This: Fired Up
    Progress in Slain Journalist Case: Ten Arrested over Politkovskaya Murder
    Far Right in Eastern Germany: A German Ritual of Hand-Wringing and Helplessness
    The World from Berlin: Neo-Fascist Magyar Garda Is 'Hungary's Shame'
    International Herald Tribune

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East

    Haaretz

    IDF reducing troop presence in Golan in effort to ease tensions, staff
    IDF arrest operation underway in West Bank city of Qalqilyah, Avi Issacharoff
    U.K. police increasingly suspect Mossad spy murdered, Yossi Melman
    Israel considering construction of fence along Egyptian border, Ruth Sinai
    Rabbinate forces Arab farmers to sell land to non-Jews for sabbatical year, Yair Ettinger
    Hezbollah to file lawsuits against Israel for damage caused in war, Yoav Stern
    Israel, PA agree impoverishing Gaza will topple Hamas, Amira Hass

    Al Jazeera

    Taliban begins hostage handover, Agencies
    Detained Iranians freed in Iraq, Al Jazeera
    Karbala under curfew after clashes, Agencies
    Gul sworn in as Turkish president, Agencies
    Scores of Taliban suspects killed, Agencies
    Iran pledges nuclear co-operation, Agencies

    Middle East

    Meshaal: ME Conference Doomed to Fail, Only Serves Israeli Interests, Arab News
    Women's rights in Lebanon may seem light years ahead of other Arab nations, Lebanon Daily Star
    Israeli ban on truckloads of paper set to hit Gaza schools, IRIN
    Robots replace trigger fingers in Iraq, Asia Times
    Afghan police fight to survive , Asia Times
    New 'surge' report paints grim picture, Asia Times
    Iraq failure leaves U.S. looking for scapegoats: Iran, Tehran Times
    Iran’s annual oil revenue hits $51b, Tehran Times
    pro-Israel PACs are lobbying our government for a foreign country, Palestine Chronicle
    Compared to this occupation, even colonialism looks like a nice ride., uruknet
    Cancer in Iraq vets raises possibility of toxic exposure, uruknet
    Ex-Islamist set to become secular Turkey's president, MET
    Nearly 30 killed in Afghan battles, MET

    Al-Ahram

    The West's belief that it is the sole model of existance breeds extremism, Khalil El-Anani
    The 'new' coalition government in Iraq looks the same, only more sectarian, Nermeen Al-Mufti
    A US about-face on Iran coming?, Hassan Nafaa
    Recent name-calling between Syria and Saudi Arabia, Sherine Bahaa
    The sun is setting on the much-touted Middle East peace conference, Khaled Amayreh
    The dynamics of the ugly inter-Palestinian conflict in the darkness of Gaza, Saleh Al-Naami
    The entire population of the Gaza Strip is living under a state of siege, Serene Assir
    A new protest movement against rising prices has appeared in Egypt, Mona El-Nahhas
    Arrests, more arrests and military trials for the Muslim Brotherhood, Amira Howeidy
    The uproar over alleged torture in Egypt's police stations is far from over, Karim El-Khashab
    Egypt: Where do the proceeds from the privatisation programme go?, Gamal Essam El-Din
    Pakistan's struggle for democracy: A battle between the army and the judiciary, Graham Usher
    Somali protagonists raise the stakes over the country's political future, Gamal Nkrumah
    Recent media hysteria about those damned Russians diverts attention from US conduct., Eric Walberg

    Daily Star

    Asia

    China

    The Rotten State of China, Guardian Unlimited
    China's Communist Party to Hold Major Meeting in October, International Herald Tribune
    Merkel Welcomes China's Global Role, China Daily
    Trapped Miners Survived on Diet of Coal, Urine and Wife Jokes, Guardian Unlimited

    Dawn

    Musharraf may trade army post for re-election, M. Ziauddin
    India cautioned on blaming before investigating, Qudssia Akhlaque
    Gwadar port contract dismays senators, Dawn
    China 'no threat', Dawn

    Daily Times

    Musharraf 'won't let work go to waste', DT
    Pakistan won't sign nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Sajjad Malik
    Musharraf to take oath as civilian president, Rana Qaisar

    South East Asia

    Activists challenge Burmese junta: Release Suu Kyi, Aliran
    Myanmar fuel protests spread, Al Jazeera
    Schools closed after attacks in S Thailand, Xinhua
    On the surface, relations between Washington and Kuala Lumpur are unruffled, Asia Times
    Malaysia daily gets one-month ban for printing a caricature of Jesus, Al Jazeera
    Time for change in Mayalsia, Aliran
    Philippine president Arroyo wants rebellions crushed, Al Jazeera
    Peace, Development Returns to Troubled Philippine Island, Arab News
    Philippine military warns of violence if former president convicted of plunder, Xinhua
    Family Circles: A New Program for Overseas Filipino Workers, Arab News

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news

    Africa

    Somali politician threatens attacks, Agencies
    Wave of attacks launched in Mogadishu, Mail and Guardian
    Somali Islamists vow to step up drive against Ethiopians, Mail and Guardian
    chronology of attacks on journalists in Somalia, Reuters
    Sudan: Govt Accused of Breaking Darfur Arms Embargo, allAfrica.com
    Sudan expels Western diplomats, Agencies
    Burkina Faso: Flood devastation worsening, IRIN
    Mauritania: New anti-slavery law not enough for real change, activists say, IRIN
    Sierra Leone opposition wins poll, Al Jazeera
    Liberia: Taylor war crimes trial postponed, Al Jazeera
    Chad-CA Republic-Sudan triangle is crucible of violence, Reuters
    Nigeria: Construction of hundreds of local health centres suspended, IRIN
    DR Congo: Lake Kivu – a time bomb or source of energy?, IRIN
    Africa's trading bloc moves to ease regional barriers to trade, xinhua
    Curfew extended in Nigerian oil city, Mail and Guardian
    Kenya: Village Turns to Traditional Rituals After Landslide, East African Standard
    Grazing reserves, routes for herdsmen to reduce clashes with farmers, Guardian Nigeria
    Zimbabwe: Month-On-Month Inflation Declines, Zimbabwe Independent
    Plan to help 15 000 Brits flee Zimbabwe if conditions worsen, Independent
    Zimbabwe : New evictions likely as humanitarian crisis worsens, Reuters
    South Africa: Credit Act Gets Blame for Home Sales Slump, Cape Argus (Cape Town)
    South Africa: Catholic Church Reiterates Opposition to Pro-Abortion Law, allafrica

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative Views

    Consortium News

    Favorite Memory: Gonzo on Habeas, Parry
    Army Adds Farce to Abu Ghraib Shame, Provance

    Democracy Now

    "The Largest Law Enforcement Agency in America Has Been Manipulated for Political Purpose"- Rep Conyers on Gonzales Legacy, DN

    Greg Palast.com

    Hurricane George: How The White House Drowned New Orleans, Palast

    Tom Paine

    Katrina: A thousand words, Perlstein
    Katrina: The "federalist pause", Perlstein

    Drug Corp Watch

    How Pharmaceutical Companies Manipulate The Medical Industry , Albert Milligan
    Gunpoint Medicine: Teenager Arrested, Jailed for Refusing TB Treatment at Hospital, Mike Adams
    Pharmageddon: the Prescription Pill Epidemic , Nina Lakhani
    Pencils, Pens, Meds, Karin Klein
    FDA Genetic-screening Guidelines For Cancer Drug Questioned By Scientists, Science Daily
    Biotech Firm Sued Over Brain Cancer Vaccine Claim, Robin Pagnamenta
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