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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

The real hypocrisy of Idaho's conservatives, Schmidt
How the Republicans are cruising to defeat, Baker
Sour Americans Hungry for Change as Election Approaches, Thomma
Is neoconservatism dead?, Bronner
A Step Toward Scrapping North Korea's Nuclear Program, Landay
British army chief attacks US as 'intellectually bankrupt' over Iraq, Richads
Bush to the UK: All countries must stay in Iraq, Grice
Welcome to US Embassy in Iraq: Bigger than Saddam's palaces, Fletcher
Hollywood's anti war films hit the big screen, Alberge
In the dark, UK army sneaks out of Basra, Evans
Cholera spreads in Iraq as health services collapse, Cockburn


Bush visits Iraq as British troops withdraw from Basra
Former Bangladesh PM Zia arrested, sent to jail
Maximum strength Hurricane Felix aims for Central America
Climate activists target Asia-Pacific summit in Australia
Breakthrough drug for schizophrenia
France powers up GDF Suez as new world energy giant
HSBC to buy half of SKorean bank KEB for 6.3 billion dollars

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

    Marjorie Cohn:
    Bush Plans War on Iran
    Gordon Clark:
    Al Gore, James Hansen, and Civil Disobedience
    Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis:
    'Occupy, Resist, Produce'
    Joanna Blythman:
    Cost of War Is Always Too High
    Ray McGovern:
    Do We Have the Courage to Stop War with Iran?
    Jeremy Seabrook:
    A Rich Man's World
    Elizabeth Sullivan:
    Skein of Lies Surrounds Soldier's Death
    Robert Naiman:
    Slam Dunk: The Bush Administration Is Trying to Provoke Iran
    Sean Gonsalves:
    'Actionable Intel' in Class War
    Christopher Brauchli:
    Imprecatory Prayer
    Ralph Nader:
    A Call on President Bush to Select New AG Who Respects the Constitution
    Stephen Eric Bronner:
    Is Neoconservatism Dead?
    Barbara Ehrenreich:
    Travails of the Super-Rich
    Friday, August 31
    Frida Berrigan:
    Fighting Fire With Fire? Weapons Sales and Military Aid Will Not Bring Peace
    Robert Shetterly:
    The Necessary Embrace of Conspiracy
    Matt Taibbi:
    The Great Iraq Swindle: How Bush Allowed an Army of For-Profit Contractors to Invade the U.S. Treasury
    Rosa Brooks:
    Succeeding by Withdrawing: US Forces Would Only Make Things Worse by Staying In Iraq
    Matthew Rothschild:
    A Cameo by the Old John Conyers
    Glenn Smith:
    The American Tragedy of Our Troops Held Hostage
    Robert Weissman:
    The Benchmarks Iraq Is Meeting - And One It Thankfully Is Not
    David Michael Green:
    American Indigestion: Why Bush Governs From the Gut
    Nathan Gonzalez:
    Five Reasons to Engage Iran
    John Nichols:
    Evolution in Texas — On the Death Penalty
    Jean Casella/James Ridgeway:
    Windfall: How Conservatives, Contractors, and Developers Cashed In on Katrina
    Conn Hallinan:
    Death at a Distance: The US Air War
    Naomi Wolf:
    Dodd Defends Constitution — Where are the Others?
    Adrian Hamilton:
    Bush’s Increasingly Tenuous Hold On Reality
    EJ Dionne Jr.:
    Why Do The Poor So Rarely Make The News?

    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: Bush Iran Scam

    Dems have to say 'hell no' this week to bombing Iran, Gitlin
    Pentagon '3-day blitz' plan to take out entire Iranian military, Baxter

    Special: Iraq by the numbers

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

    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


    United States

    New York Times

    Testing time on energy, Ed
    September pause, Ed
    Report card on medicare's drug plan, Ed
    Russia and the usual suspect (the Kremlin), Ed
    Immigrants' Labors Lost: on turning our permanent underclass into a productive asset, Lange
    Insurers bear the brunt of anger in New Orleans, Eaton &Treaster
    A way out of debt by way of the illegal occupation of Iraq, Leland
    Colorado police link rise in violence to gangsta rap, Frosch
    Something for everyone, even non-believers in new Jewish prayer book, Goodstein
    Chaos rising in Darfur as Arabs fight with Arabs, Gettleman
    Militants driven from Lebanese Palestinian refugee camp, Bakri
    Iran defiantly insists that it will enrich as much kryptonite as it pleases, Slackman &Fathi
    British troops begin withdrawal from Basra, Farrell
    Nuclear pact broadening, N.Korea and U.S. say, Sanger
    Mexican president assails U.S. measures on migrants, McKinley Jr.
    Freed S.Korean hostages apologize for over-zealous Christian proselytizing in Afghanistan, Sang-Hun
    China to give data to U.N.on its military spending, Kahn
    GOP Senator Alexander charts a middle path (neither in nor out) on Iraq, Hulse
    Florida Dem focusses on appalling financial toll of Iraq war, Herszenhorn
    With a new speech, Clinton lays out her goals as president, Healy
    Bush's goals abroad are now at the mercy of some of the world's weakest leaders , Sanger
    When fighting crime means enticing crime, Kershaw

    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, 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


    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



    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


    British leave last remaining Basra base - militias take over, Sengupta
    The British failure has been absolute in Basra, Cockburn
    Who lost Iraq? The blame game between US and Britain, Editorial


    British forces withdraw from Basra Palace base, Black
    A tale of three cities: Basra, London and Washington, Pilkington
    Generals: Tell us more. What precisely went wrong,when, where,and how, Fox
    What will calculating and politically savvy Petraeus claim?, Harris
    In the Valley of Elah: Tommy Lee Jones in new anti-war film, Solomons
    GOP's brutal treatment of Senator Craig, Pilkington
    Bush's ambition post White House: wealthy boredom, Pilkington
    Would Orwell have been a blogger?, McCrum


    The forgotten holocaust- the killing of 1.5 million Armenians, Robert Fisk

    Times Online

    UK troops ready to leave Basra, Smith
    UK exits Basra: no exit for the Americans, Editorial
    Gramps Thompson tries to get fit for the campaign, Baxter


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Latin America

    Opposition snubs Mexican president whose legitimacy is doubted by millions, Al Jazeera
    Leftist lawmakers walk out on annual state-of-nation ceremony , San Diego Union-Tribune
    Mexico trucks to roll on U.S. highways, Reuters
    The Week in Mexico, San Diego Union-Tribune
    Immigration wars squeeze Iowa town, USA Today
    Treachers strike against lowered pensions and health benefits, Prensa Latina
    Security Forces on Alert during Guatemalan Election, Prensa Latina
    Honduran Dengue Fever Crisis Worsens, Prensa Latina
    Hurricane Felix churns through Caribbean, Caribbean NN
    Jamaica gears up for closest vote in decades, Caribbean NN
    9% Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) lead, Jamaica Observer
    Dominicans Depressed, Anxious, Prensa Latina
    Chavez plans FARC rebel talks over hostages, Reuters
    Colombia Plans to Scrap Paid Exemption for Universal Army Draft ,
    Venezuela, Colombia Work on Peace Agreement, Prensa Latina
    Venezuela Converts Jail into University, Venezuelanalysis
    Brazil Cuts in Half Number of Extremely Poor, Brazzil
    Brazil Raises Sugar Cane Production 15% to Make Ethanol, Brazzil
    Bachelet Visits Japan to Sign Free Trade Agreement, Prensa Latina
    Argentina: BAUEN Workers Without Bosses Face Eviction, UDW
    Peru: Little Help for Slum-Dwellers Left Homeless by Quake, IPS
    Bolivia: Unequal Battle Against Hunger, IPS
    Bioprospecting and Biopiracy in the Americas,

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Finance: Europe, Russia Vie for IMF Top Job , Aslam
    Iraq: Children Starved of Childhood , Ali
    Pakistan: Taliban Taunt Musharraf by Detaining His Soldiers , Yusufzai
    Rights-Brazil: 'Quilombos' Fight Exclusion , Frayssinet
    Peru: Little Help for Slum-Dwellers Left Homeless by Quake , Páez
    Colombia: Chávez Brokers Pact for Gov’t-FARC Talks , Vieira

    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


    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


    Qassam rocket lands near Sderot day care center, Amos Harel
    Olmert's peace talks with Abbas stir dissent in Kadima ranks, Mazal Mualem
    Lieberman calls for a panel on Palestinian W. Bank construction, staff
    Solana: There is no potential for war between Israel and Syria, Barak Ravid
    Jailed Fatah leader Barghouti slams Hamas for 'bloody coup', AP
    First, evacuate the outposts, Editorial

    Al Jazeera

    British troops quit Basra city, Agencies
    Clean-up under way at Nahr al-Bared, Al Jazeera
    Abbas unveils amended electoral law designed to keep Hamas out, Agencies
    Violence at Gaza border rally protesting shut border crossing, Al Jazeera
    Iran says centrifuge target met, Agencies
    Iran replaces Guards commander, Al Jazeera
    Yemeni price protests turn violent, Agencies
    Pakistan troop captors issue threat, Agencies

    Middle East

    Reaction to recent Bush speech: God help us all., Dar Al Hayat
    Robert Fisk: Strange Goings-On in Lebanon and Elsewhere, Arab News
    Pentagon ‘plans three-day blitz’ to wipe out Iranian military,
    Iraqi benchmarks come and go, Asia Times
    U.S. military operations in this city has robbed children of their childhood., IPS
    keeping U.S. forces in Iraq is only good for Halliburton, Blackwater, Alliant Techsystems etc, Palestine Chronicle
    IRAQ: Families of 'Surge' Detainees Losing Hope, IPS
    UN struggling to help Iraqi refugees in Syria,
    Lebanon's most senior Shia cleric praised Iran for resisting the global arrogance, Tehran Times
    Fatah al-Islam chief Shaker al-Abssi killed, Lebanon Daily Star
    Lebanon's political class can learn a lot from its military, Lebanon Daily Star
    A small break for Iran on the nuclear front, Asia Times
    Iran is planning to master the technology to build LNG carrier., Tehran Times
    Iran Reaches Atomic Milestone: Ahmadinejad, Arab News
    Humanitarian aid to the Palestinians - walking the tightrope, IRIN
    Israel and the US divide and conquer the Palestinians, Arab News
    West Bank children try to eke out a living searching settlers' trash,
    Caritas Bethlehem: treating 'Medical Conditions caused by Political Decisions',
    Ground to a Halt: Denial of Palestinians' Freedom of Movement in the West Bank,
    Mubarak Is in Good Health, Says Egypt's First Lady, Arab News
    Abuse widespread in Jordan's prisons, Reuters
    Turkey’s international relations hostage to Armenian issue,
    Attacks on enemy in various regions of Chechnya,

    Daily Star


    China,,-6892461,00.html, Guardian Unlimited
    Chinese Amercian Community Leaders Call for Fair US Treatment , People's Daily Online
    China Bans Reincarnation of Living Buddhas Without Nod, Times of India
    China Breathes New Life into Mongolia , Asia Times
    Rising Power of the Spendthrift Generation , Asia Times

    Daily Times

    Power-sharing talks can be salvaged, DT
    Political crisis could worsen with Benazir's return, DT
    Benazir invites Khar to London, DT
    'Guantanamo better than Peshawar detention camp', Akhtar Amin
    Restaurant showdown in Lahore, Shahnawaz Khan
    73 killed, 76 injured in August attacks, Manzoor Ali Shah
    Taliban participation said necessary for peace, Zakir Hassnain


    Secret talks oppose Musharraf, Dawn
    'Unrealistic' demands stalled talks, Dawn
    Parliamentary powers key issue, Dawn
    Lawyers oppose re-election, Iftikhar A. Khan

    South East Asia

    APEC Leaders Week opens with focus on climate change, free trade, Xinhua
    US condemns Myanmar crackdown, Al Jazeera
    India, China's silence over Burma protests not so mystifying, Mizzima News
    Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Asia Times
    Thailand lifts YouTube ban, Al Jazeera
    Drug trafficker arrested in Thailand, Xinhua
    With uncertainty ahead, Cambodia turns to US to buoy garment sector, AFP
    KFC first fast food chain in Cambodia, AFP
    Vietnam: Impressions of a socialist ’pilgrim’, greenleft
    Unity call amid Malaysia parades, Al Jazeera
    How the Cold War influenced U.S.-Indonesia relations, thejakartapost
    Philippine military: Gov't opponents are making new destabilization moves, Xinhua
    President Arroyo Urged to Make Mindanao Peace a National Agenda, Arab News

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news



    In the Mediterranean, African Migrants, Boats, Deaths, the Usual, IPS
    Somalia: Heavy Fighting Erupts Overnight in Capital, allAfrica
    Somalian insurgency claims 200 lives in Mogadishu in August: rights group, AP
    Darfur rebels 'attack Sudan base', Al Jazeera
    U.N. Chief Visits Darfur Amid Ongoing Attacks, IPS
    Mali: Indignation dominates reaction as attacks in north escalate, IRIN
    Sierra Leone’s run-off elections are becoming increasingly chaotic with reports of violent clashes, IRIN
    Continuous fighting leaves Central African villages deserted, Reuters
    Nigeria: Rivers State Erupts Again as Military, Cultists Clash , This Day (Lagos)
    Nigeria: heavily Armed Robbers Attack Kano Prisons, Vanguard (Lagos)
    Nigeria: Why Port Harcourt Violence Won't End Soon, Vanguard (Lagos)
    Nigeria reduces gas flaring, enough gas to power half the continent wasted each year, allAfrica
    Rebel Congo general warns of 'war', Al Jazeera
    Kenya: How Moi's Allies Looted Sh130bn, The Nation (Nairobi)
    Zimbabwe has no cash for wheat consignment, Mail ans Guardian
    Tutu slams S.Africa's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, Reuters

    Mail and Guardian

    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


    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

    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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