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Recent Bush Watch Features

Bush Watch Op-Eds: The Latest From Wokusch, Weiner, Partridge, Morford
The Party Line: Why A Republican Vote Is A Racist Vote, Paul Krugman
GOP Plot: Let's Dump The Undemocratic Electoral College, NYT Ed
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

Special Lead Story: Katrina Two Years After (scroll down)

Bush on Iran: This is no time for sabre rattling, Editorial
The twilight of the Bush presidency, Cornwell
Bush's increasingly tenuous grasp of reality, Hamilton
Remove Bush over war lies, Breslin
The crime? Helping the poor while being wealthy, Alexander
Kucinich is right on healthcare, Jackson
Fred D. Thompson formally announces his formal announcement, formally, Santora
Sen. Larry Craig's Job in Doubt Amid Calls to Resign, Bolstad
Iraq Protests Iranian Attacks in Kurdish Region, Fadel+Taha
South of Baghdad, U.S. Troops Find Fatigue, Frustration, Collins
FTC: Milk Ads Not Misleading, Hananel
Why isn't the press on suicide watch? , Mitchell

AFP

Britain commemorates decade since 'people's princess' died
Tearful reunion for hostages as South Korea under fire
Musharraf weighs options in Pakistan power struggle
Iraq hopes Sadr move will see other militia give up arms
Brown and Sarkozy unite in push for peace in Darfur
IMF: two leadership candidates, big controversy
Technology shares push Asian markets higher

News Bullets

  • Pentagon Won’t Make Surge Recommendation to Bush
  • Army Combs for Abuses in Iraq Contracts
  • Climate Flooding Risk ‘Misjudged’
  • World Facing ‘Arsenic Timebomb’
  • Mandela Salutes Resistance as Statue Unveiled
  • Upbeat Bush Hints at More Troops for Iraq
  • Iran Says IAEA Atom Report Shows US Charges Wrong
  • Soldier Answers a New Call to Battl
  • Yolanda Retter, Lesbian Activist and Archivist, Dies
  • Active-Duty US Troops Become Outspoken Critics of Iraq War
  • Bush to Ask Congress for Extra $50 Bln for Iraq: Report
  • US Refuses All ‘Friendly Fire’ Inquest Requests
  • Israel Warned US Not to Invade Iraq after 9/11
  • 47 Million Americans Are Uninsured
  • Anti-Govt Protests Planned to Mark Second Anniversary of Katrina Tragedy
  • Bush Threatens to Confront Iran Over Alleged Support for Iraqi insurgents
  • More Iraqis Flee As Figure Tops Four Million: UNHCR
  • US Most Armed Country with 90 Guns per 100 People
  • Iraq Weapons Are a Focus of Criminal Investigations
  • Higher CO2 May Imperil Grasslands
  • US Suspends Vast ADVISE Data-Sifting System
  • US, Russia ‘Must Unite to Fight Weapons of Mass Destruction’
  • Bush Mideast Peace Plan Met with Scepticism

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Jimmy Breslin:
    Remove Bush Over War Lies
    Elizabeth Sawinr:
    Overdosing The Earth
    Dahlia Wasfi:
    Iraq: The Legacy of Oppression and The Legitimacy of Resistance
    Michael Tomasky:
    Callous & Incompetent: The Legacy of Katrina
    Doug Pibel:
    Standing Up To Corporations One Town At Time
    Elizabeth Sullivan:
    Abu Ghraib: Top-Down Responsibility, Bottom-Up Accountability
    Hank Edson:
    In The Name of Sincerity: Politics, Corporations, and… Revolution?
    Megan Tady:
    Offsets Aren’t Enough: Two Environmental Groups Cave To Big Coal in Texas
    Robert Higgs:
    The Carnage in Iraq—Past, Present, and Future
    Ted Rall:
    Gonzales vs. The United States: A Torturer Takes a Victory Lap
    Paul Waldman:
    A Guide to Media Manipulation, Republican Style
    Robert Kuttner:
    What’s Behind the Sub-Prime Disaster
    Matthew Rothschild:
    Another Person Arrested for “Impeach” Sign
    Marie Cocco:
    Free Market Madness
    Robert Reich:
    What Happened to Labor Day?


    Today's Alternative Special: Consortium News

    Consortium News

    Bush Puts Iran in Crosshairs, McGovern
    Bush & the Carnage in Iraq, Higgs
    Favorite Memory: Gonzo on Habeas, Parry
    Army Adds Farce to Abu Ghraib Shame, Provance


    Special: Iraq by the numbers

    71,017 to 77,555 civilians killed so far, iraqbodycount.net
    3,786 American soldiers killed, 27,004 wounded so far, globalsecurity.org
    $ 447,500,014,620 borrowed and spent so far, nationalpriorities.org


    Special (Ongoing): Bush Returns To Scene Of Crime

    The Legacy of Katrina: Bush lazy, incompetent, callous, Tomasky
    Bush meets anger and frustration in New Orleans, Reid
    Katrina:slow as molasses, Digby
    The long slog after Katrina, BG ED
    Hurricane George: How The White House Drowned New Orleans, Palast
    2 years after Katrina, Bush visit passes unnoticed as New Orleans grieves, Nossiter
    Bush Says Gulf Coast Recovering from Katrina, But Signs of Neglect Abound, Douglas
    Katrina: A thousand words, Perlstein
    Katrina: The "federalist pause", Perlstein


    Special (ongoing): Liar Gonzales Moves On

    Gonzales’ Resignation Should Not Impede Inquiry Into War Crimes
    Gonzales & Son: The Legacy of An Honest Day’s Work
    Cronyism bows out at Justice, BG Ed. The puppet that lost its master: Alberto Gonzales, Blumenthal
    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 (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

    Financial bankruptcy, the US dollar and the real economy, Rodrigue Tremblay
    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

    When an icon dies: what lives on is the suspicion of foul play in Diana's death, Ed
    More realism, less spin: new GAO report deems Iraq project a miserable failure, Ed
    The tide is still going out and many more naked investors will be left stranded , Ed
    Disowning Senator Craig: the Senate's GOP mean boys turn on Craig to finish him off, Ed
    Burning questions after a blaze: if it's not started by lightning, it's started by people , Smith
    Abandoned at the border: it's shameful that we don't protect our Iraqi employees, Hoar
    At I.B.M. a vacation anytime...or maybe none. It's cooler not to count, Belson
    Cancer society focuses its ads on the uninsured, Sack
    Gov. Parry bows to reason & world pressure to commute Foster's death sentence, Blumenthal
    Yet again Bush resorts to that old fascist saw, 'state secrets' to protect his spying, Lichtblau
    Neither surge nor purge will ever reconcile Iraq to being occupied by US, Cloud
    Iraq contracting scandal widens, is lapping around Gen. Petraeus' ankles, Schmitt &Glanz
    Shiite's tale: Bush's mishandling of the volatile Sunni-Shiite divide created chaos, Cave
    From Yellowcake to Green Salt: El Baradei was right about Iraq WMD & he is right about Iran, Sciolino &Broad
    Musharraf's aides deny a deal with Bhutto, Gall
    Myanmar protesters persist in most sustained defiance of junta in a decade, Mydans
    Justice Department throws farewell whitewash for Gonzales, Shenon
    Bush will offer some relief on home loans thus riding homeowner pain to calm markets, Weisman
    'Embarrassing, embarrassing,' said police sergeant interviewing Senator Craig on tape, Yardley &Wilson
    Democrats turn from fugitive big donor, McIntire &Wayne
    Sen Warner can't take the GOP anymore, may announce retirement, Toner

    Boston Globe

    Analysts say Iraq surge can't last past Aug. '08, Bender
    The missing player in Gulf security, Martin

    Chicago Tribune

    White House pushes back on Iraq report , Flaherty + Geran
    Bush to announce home-loan rescue , Reichmann

    SFGate: Top News Stories

    Power outage hits nuclear weapons lab
    TWO CENTS / Your Labor Day weekend plans?
    Union sues to block new rules forcing employers to fire illegals / Innocent w...
    Curfew for Taj Mahal city after deadly street violence
    Al-Sadr tells his militia to halt attacks / Powerful Shiite says he will pur...
    GOP pulls Craig's leadership posts; some say 'resign'
    Taliban begin release of Koreans / 12 of the 19 hostages turned over to Red ...
    New Orleans recalls Katrina sadly, angrily / Residents bitter at politicians...

    SFGate: Chronicle Op-Ed

    'Toons: Meyer's Take
    Gonzales' tale is no fall from grace
    On California's Quest for Health Care Reform / Miracles can happen - but will...
    False promise of state-sponsored health care
    No good ending can occur in Iraq
    Legislature, governor shouldn't give up on health-care reform this year
    Behind the stall door - The pathetic case of Sen. Larry Craig
    California needs tougher rules on ozone

    SFGate: Mark Morford

    America, The Sexy Fascist State / Surveillance cameras are booming. The quest...
    My Life With Jenna Bush / What's it like to be married to the booze-friendly,...
    Thank God You Are Not Karl Rove / You have many things for which you can be d...
    Jesus Loves Your Crappy Videos / Behold GodTube.com, the place where sex, hum...
    The Great Hello Kitty Humiliation / Late for work? Hello Kitty! Cheat on your...
    Totally Free! Click Here Now! / Our national obsession, the thing we simply c...

    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 admits Iranian arrests mistake and 'regrettable incident', BBC
    Climate flooding risk may be higher than thought, BBC
    Sadr 'freezes' militia activities for six months, BBC
    Sadr makes risky movie, Rob Watson, BBC
    Taleban release S Korean hostages, BBC
    Abu Ghraib officer spared prison, BBC
    Palestinian children die in blast from Israeli tank, BBC
    US shares rebound drives markets, BBC
    Oil price up as inventories fall, BBC

    Guardian

    British troops release more than two dozen Iraqi prisoners, Black
    US military refuses to provide witnesses for UK friendly fire incident, Gillan
    US failing to meet most benchmarks in Iraq, study says, MacAskill
    Medieval Italian castle in Napa Valley, Pilkington
    Goodbye Gonzales, Marcy Wheeler

    Independent

    Cholera spreads in Iraq as health services collapse, Cockburn

    Times Online

    How the Republicans are cruising to defeat, Baker

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Latin America

    Investors say ‘hola’ to Latin America, moneymanagement.com
    President Calls Workers to Work for Mexico, Prensa Latina
    Bush administration urges court to open borders to Mexican trucks, signonsandiego
    Guatemala's Kafta-esque Year, americas.irc-online.org
    Guatemala: Indigenous majority still dominated by ladino elite, inforpressca
    Pesticide Victims March in Managua, Prensa Latina
    Another Cayman hedge fund files bankruptcy over subprime defaults, Caribbean NN
    Ministry says all 350 schools damaged by hurricane will be repaired by Sept 10, Jamaica Observer
    Colombian soldiers get 40 years for killing union officials, Reuters
    Life in a FARC Camp, Colombia Journal
    Colombia, Venezuela presidents Meet Friday, Prensa Latina
    Farc rebels welcome Chavez offer for hostage talks, Al Jazeera
    Colombia Campaign Seeks to Make Water a Constitutional Right, UDW
    Venezuela's Financial Mission in the Caribbean Basin, Venezuelanalysis
    Oil Minister Calls on Exxon and Conoco to Leave Venezuela, Venezuelanalysis
    US Lifting of Tariff on Brazil Ethanol Might Spell Trouble for Amazon and Sugarcane Cutters, Brazzil
    Only Huge Mass Mobilizations Will Bring Change, Says Brazil's Landless Leader, Bazzil
    Brazil, I'm Tired of Your Rich's Insensibility and Your Poor's Passivity, Brazzil
    Freedom of Expression Under Duress in Brazil, Says London Human Rights Group, Brazzil
    Brazil reveals military killings, Al Jazeera
    Chile labor union protest draws nationwide support, Santiago Times
    Life term for Pinochet-era general, Al Jazeera
    Antarctic ozone hole opens early this year but may not be as large as previous years, Merco Press
    Bolivia's Morales Critiques Dissent, Prensa Latina

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    Inter Press Service

    Paraguay: Leader in Invisible Children , Vargas
    Health-Ghana: Boreholes That Proved a Lifeline Have Come at a Cost , Kokutse
    Environment-Mexico: Green Plan to Cut Smog , Cevallos
    Trinidad: Condom Machines the Latest Front in AIDS War , Ischyrion
    Argentina: Expansion of Agricultural Frontier Endangers Native Communities , Valente
    Politics: Murky Future for Rights Treaty on Water , Deen
    Corruption: Another Lead in Siemens Bribery Probe? , Komisar
    Environment: Dirt Isn't So Cheap After All , Leahy
    Burma: Junta Exposed by Information Technology , Macan-Markar
    Death Penalty-US: Ohio Abolitionists See Light at End of Tunnel , Appel
    Latin America: Careful with the Toys , Cevallos
    Corruption: Noriega Appears Fated to Head to France , Gentile
    Bulgaria: Roma Treated like Trash , Ciobanu
    Health: No Sex Education Please - We're Indian , Bahuguna

    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

    Al-Ahram

    Iraq's non-functioning political process remains deadlocked, Nermeen Al-Mufti
    A new Shia-Sunni-Kurdish accord provides a breathing space, but for how long?, Salah Hemeid
    The US wants to blame Nuri Al-Maliki for failure in Iraq, James Zogby
    Israeli preparations for a strike against Hamas, Saleh Al-Naami
    Abbas and Olmert meet again and get nowhere, again, Khaled Amayreh
    'No elections if Hamas will win,' Fatah, Hamas and Israel all reject elections, Saleh Al-Naami
    The final 'final battle' approaches in Lebanese refugee camp, Lucy Fielder
    Rising living and food costs presents a serious problem for millions of Egyptians, Sherine Abdel-Razek
    The confrontation between the government and the Muslim Brotherhood has reached new levels, Gamal Essam El-Din
    Mixing religion and politics was a colonial scheme that is now haunting the West, Ayman El-Amir
    It appears that a new cold war is brewing, Gamil Mattar

    Haaretz

    IDF: Three children killed in Gaza Tuesday were just playing tag, Amos Harel
    IDF seriously wounds Fatah militant in Nablus; two rockets hit Negev, Yuval Azoulay
    Let the settlers stay where they are, Bradley Burston
    Olmert and Abbas are talking. But who's listening?, Shmuel Rosner
    Five children in one week, Editorial
    Palestinian public holds extreme views despite talk of peace, Danny Rubinstein

    Al Jazeera

    Mahdi Army 'obeys' truce order, Agencies
    North Iraq faces cholera outbreak, Al Jazeera
    S Korea criticised for hostage deal with Taliban, Agencies
    Car bomb rocks Afghan Nato airport, Agencies
    New president Gul attends Turkey military parade, Al Jazeera
    Migrants drown off Malta coast, Agencies

    Middle East

    al-Sadr's truce: Another rabbit pops out of the Iraqi hat, Asia Times
    Iraq: Aid agencies unable to gain access to violence-afflicted Karbala, IRIN
    Britain's last stand in Iraq, Asia Times
    Secret Report: Corruption is 'Norm' Within Iraqi Government, uruk.net
    I was ordered to execute Haditha women and kids: US Marine, uruk.net
    $20 billion military aid to Sunni states, armed and ready for Iran, Aisia Times
    What Syria learned from the 'July War', MET
    Activists reiterate demand for action on missing in Syria, Lebanon Daily Star
    It is the Israelis who only understand the language of force, Arab News
    Walking in Palestinian Shoes: this is no way to treat another people., Palestine Chronicle
    Gul Presidency Puts Turkey at the Crossroads, Arab News
    Gul's election consolidates Turkey's transformation, Lebanon Daily Star
    The time is right to start talking to the Taliban, Arab News

    Daily Star

    Asia

    China

    Toys 'R' Us Recalls Paint Sets from China , Toronto Star
    China Replaces Finance Minister, The Associated Press
    Merkel Proposes New Blueprint to Fight Global Warming , Deutsche Welle
    China Passes Antitrust Law, to Scrutinize More Deals , Bloomberg

    Daily Times

    Musharraf agrees to step down from military role, DT
    Pakistan, India discuss water projects, Iftikhar Gilani
    Musharraf may need constitutional amendment, DT
    Saudis seek solution to livestock deaths, DT
    China likely to put up with US-India nuclear deal, DT

    Dawn

    Deal delayed by key details, M. Ziauddin
    Alternative plans considered, Iftikhar A. Khan

    South East Asia

    Trinkets and treasure: China tames the US , Asia Times
    Burma moves against opposition, bangkokpost
    Fear of censors stop local media from covering protests in Burma, MizzimaNews
    Regional race for Laos' riches, Asia Times
    World's largest electronics manufacturer follows Intel's path into Vietnam, infoworld
    Vietnam plans up to 3 nuclear power plants by 2025, thanhniennews
    Japan leads corporate shift to Vietnam in quest for cheaper labor, thanhniennews
    Malaysian scandal tarnishes premier, Asia Times
    U.S. aircraft carrier visits Malaysia, xinhua
    Indonesia peat fires help fuel annual choking haze, Reuters
    Filipinos Should Study India, Arab News
    Volatile Philippine Region Gets New Military Commander, Arab News

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news

    Africa

    Somalia: Opinions mixed as reconciliation conference winds up, IRIN
    Somalia peacekeeping 'not easy' for African nations, News24 South Africa
    The United States has carried out military strikes inside Somalia in recent months, East African (Nairobi)
    China gambles on Somalia's unseen oil, signs deals with interim government, Financial Times Deutschland
    Ethiopia: Country Allows UN to Send Mission to Somali Region, Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa)
    Coca Cola add campain invites Africans to live on the bright side of life, Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa)
    Ethiopia to kick beggars off street for Millennium celebrations, Reuters
    Sudan: Floods put 3.5 million people at risk of disease - UN, IRIN
    Mali: Child marriage a neglected problem, IRIN
    Burkina Faso: School and books necessities not luxuries, IRIN
    Rural areas in Côte d'Ivoire seem to have fallen off the map in HIV/AIDS prevention, IRIN
    Sierra Leone: Election tensions could help or hinder democratic process, IRIN
    Sierra Leone: President, Losing Election, Threatens to Declare Emergency, allAfrica
    Nigeria: Slum demolition plans will leave up to 100,000 homeless., IRIN
    The wealth of the state flows into private pockets while the people lack the basics of modern society , This Day (Lagos)
    Thousands flee DR Congo clashes, Al Jazeera
    Free mosquito nets halve child deaths from malaria in high-risk areas, Mail and Guardian
    How not to understand Zimbabwe crisis, Mail and Guardian
    Crumbling economy threatens Mugabe's grip on Zimbawe, Mail and Guardian
    Swaziland's appeals for international assistance are falling on deaf donor ears. , IRIN
    Swaziland's elderly becoming household heads and caregivers to AIDS orphans, IRIN
    South Africa, president Mbeki: utility service-delivery crisis a lie, news24
    Southern Africa: More U.S. Soldiers Not Welcome in Africa, Business Day (Johannesburg)

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    Alternative Views

    Rolling Stone

    The Great Iraq Swindle: How Bush Allowed an Army of For-Profit Contractors to Invade the U.S. Treasury, Taibbi

    Village Voice

    Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trial, Hentoff

    Democracy Now

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

    Drug Corp Watch

    Psychotropic Drug Makers Bankroll Prescribing Shrinks Part I, Evelyn Pringle
    Drug Co.: Pass Biotech $$ Plan or Else , Scott Van Voorhis
    European Drug Companies Seek to End Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Ban; Hope to Follow U.S. Drug Advertising Model, David Gutierrez
    Activists Suspect FDA-Drug Industry Nexus, MedIndia
    Absurd Vaccine Marketing Calls for Cervical Cancer Vaccinations for Young Boys!, Mike Adams
    Maine: Drug Reporting Laws Challenged, Glenn Adams
    The FDA Wants Your Medical records, Byron Richards
    The New Blood Pressure Vaccine - Beware! , Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny
    Oral Cancer in US Soldiers, Soldiers vs Oral Sex and Gardasil, Alliance for Human Research Protection

    CorpWatch

    US: Role of Telecom Firms in Wiretaps Is Confirmed, Lichtblau
    China: The Misery of China's Mines , Cody
    China: U.S. Group Accuses Chinese Toy Factories of Labor Abuses, Barboza
    US: Plaintiffs Find Payday Elusive in Vioxx Cases, Berenson

    World Socialist Web

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

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    Working For Change, opinion
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    Daily Kos, opinion
    In These Times, opinion
    Huffington Post, news
    Crooks and Liars, audio/video


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