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Recent Bush Watch Features

Dictatorship: Bush Restricting Travel Rights of Over 100,000 U.S. Citizens , Sherwood Ross
The New American Way: Greedy Not Needy Shape Shape Both Parties, Paul Krugman
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

What you don't know can hurt you: Bush blinded us by disabling the Census Bureau, Ed
A national disgrace: D.C.'s central bureaucracy has failed the city in every way, Ed
Heavy water: don't trust toxic Republicans to protect our waters , Henderson
Drugging America's suffering kids: put their parents,teachers &shrinks on the stuff as well , Carey
As support lags for higher ed, colleges tack on student fees, Glater
Report card on medicare's drug plan, Ed
A way out of debt by way of the illegal occupation of Iraq, Leland
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
Freed S.Korean hostages apologize for over-zealous Christian proselytizing in Afghanistan, Sang-Hun
Iran defiantly insists that it will enrich as much kryptonite as it pleases, Slackman &Fathi
Nuclear pact broadening, N.Korea and U.S. say, Sanger
Dirty secret: green cars automakers won't sell, Ulrich


Twin Pakistan suicide bombings kill 24
UN chief in south Sudan to shore up 'fragile' peace
Iraq confirms death sentence for 'Chemical Ali'
US says NKorea must do more to get off terror list
More bad news for Japan's PM as lawmaker quits
European stocks sag before US reopening
Eurostar bids for Paris-London rail record on high-speed track

News Bullets

Documents reveal Iraq convoy was 'doomed' from the start
GOP strategist bashes 'gay agenda McCarthyism' of 'far left'
Rove 'advised Bush against picking Cheney'
LEAHY: Docs first, then confirmation hearing
Congress must start impeachment inquiry: Ex-Reagan aide
Does 12 million dollar dog 'need a lawyer?' Fox probes
WWII British spies frustrated by FBI
Report: Iraqis in secret peace plan

Op-Ed Roundup

James Carroll:
Labor’s Failure
Chris Hedges:
The Next Quagmire
Marie Cocco:
Don’t Ask, Don’t Kvell
Mario Cuomo:
What The Constitution Says About Iraq
Andy Stern:
Restoring the Promise of the American Dream
Paul Krugman:
Snow Job in the Desert
Stacy Bannerman:
When Mental Healthcare Goes AWOL
Danny Schechter:
When Is a Non-Bailout Really A Bailout, and Why It’s A Joke
Howard Rodman:
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bombing Iran
Robert Fox:
Before It’s Too Late, British Brass Should Tell Us More
Gary Younge:
In The US, Class War Still Means Just One Thing: The Rich Attacking The Poor

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 Wars

If plastic turkeys could fly: Bush pops up in Iraq to catapult the propaganda, Cloud &Myers
Letters show Bush approved disastrous plan to disband Iraq military, Andrews
Bombings kill at least 24 in Pakistan, AP

Special: Dictator '08

The GOP is dead and its candidates are dead men talking, Seelye
For Democrats, primary field gives confidence, Nagourney
Bill's task: keep head (&other body parts down) and focus on Hillary, Healy

Special: Bush Iran Scam

Diplomacy resolves N.Korea nuke threat but Big Dick Cheney says he's gotta bomb Iran, Sang-Hun
Doesn't this puppet show make you want to just bomb the hell out of Iran?, Glanz
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

Whose treasure is it really? Plundering sunken archaeological treasures for profit, Ed
The state of Iraq: what is 'military momentum' without political consensus?, Campbell, O'Hanlon &Unikewicz
The U.S. must stop treating every American Muslim as somehow suspect, MacFarquhar
Myanmar 'constitution guidelines' ensure military power, Mydans
Japan's opposition calls for elections as Mr. Abe's government sinks in new scandals, Onishi
Indian outsourcers are the slickest lobbyists in Washington, Giridharadas

Washington Post

Campaign Bundlers Behaving Badly
Legal Anti-Terrorism: Israel's Example
Phony Bush: A 'Dissident President'?
Rescuing Mortgage Holders
Pentagon Justice
Economy: Testing Mr. Bernanke
Politics: Good Morning, Vietnam!
The New Anti-Semitism
D.C. Fighting for Handgun Ban
A Surreality Check
U.S. Labor in Fighting Trim
Gay Police: A Prayer for Larry Craig
The Candidates Turn Up the Heat At Summer's End
Bin Laden Family Business Denies Liability for 9/11
ID Would Control Access to Disaster Sites
Book Tells Of Dissent In Bush's Inner Circle
Rice Transformed By Her Bond With Bush
Border Lines
John Edwards, Enjoying Timely Endorsements
Korea Confronts Spate of Phony Résumés
In Iraq, Bush Cites Gains
Weighing the 'Surge'
Many Trainees Are Complicit With 'Enemy Targets'
Signing Up Sunnis With 'Insurgent' on Their Résumés
Bush Destination Kept Secret Until Plane In the Air
British Leave Basra to Iraqi Security Forces
Two Rush-Hour Blasts Kill at Least 24 in Pakistan
Bet on America to decline
The Border Boondoggle
Rose-Colored Views of an All-Black School
Hypocritical? Don't Ask.
The Michael Vicks of Yore
A Fate Worse Than Guantanamo
SHANGHAI Tainted Chinese goods flooding international markets

Boston Globe

Mount Stripmine?, ED
British troops quitting southern Iraq city , Mohammed

Chicago Tribune

Edwards Courts Labor Vote, Lorentzen
A knock on the head hurts, but can help, too , Keillor


North Korea Opens Up, a Little, Johnson
Bush Makes a Surprise Visit to Iraq and Sees Progress, Douglas
As Bush Claims Success in Iraq, the British Leave Basra, Fadel+al Basri

LA Times

SF Chronicle


Globe and Mail

Toronto Star



Bush holds 'war council' in Iraq, BBC
UK troops complete Basra withdrawal, BBC
UK Basra base exit 'not a defeat', BBC
Bush visit seeks to bolster Iraq will, BBC
US to free first Iraqi prisoners, Richard Galpin, BBC
Sunni and Shia agree to non-violence principals at Finland talks, BBC
New explosions rock Lebanon camp, BBC
Iran 'reaches key nuclear goal', BBC
US workers top productivity table, BBC
Afghan roadside blast kills six, BBC
Taleban 'getting Chinese weapons', Paul Danahar, BBC
N Korea 'To come off terror list', BBC
Israeli challenge: Rise of ultra-orthodox Jewish population poses dilemma, Tim Franks, BBC
Vast ice island trapped in Arctic, BBC
World risks livestock breed 'meltdown' without conservation, BBC


Now that it's over: a proper inquiry into the Iraq War, Bell
Beating the retreat: after four years of failure in Basra, Editorial
The road from Basra: to some a handover, to many a retreat, Beaumont
Opposition to the Iraq war far , Murray


Anbar 'success' has little to do with the US surge, Cockburn
Iraqi flag signals the transfer of power in Basra, Sengupta
Shame the doubters were so quiet when we went to war, Dejevsky
Bored Bush: crayons, a map, ask Dick what happened?, Editorial


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

Brazil: Bittersweet Sugarcane , Osava
Environment: Sands Running Out for UN Desertification Treaty , Drago
Health: 'Avian Flu Spread by Poultry, Not Wild Birds' , Macan-Markar
Architecture-Mexico: Skyscraper Has Feet of Clay , Cevallos
Q&A: Shipping Still At Sea , Interview with David Cockroft, Int'l Transport Workers' Federation
Q&A: 'Media - Most Exclusionist Institution in India' , Interview with Palagummi Sainath
Rights: Keep Watch from Space , Zaccaro
France: New Employment Law Sets Stage for Showdown , Deibert
Rights-Philippines: 'Offensive Against Islamist Rebels for US Benefit' , Gonzales

Der Spiegel

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-Australia Ties Are of Strategic Importance, China Daily
China Says Domestic Politics Behind US, Mexico's WTO Subsidies Probe, Xinhua
Call for Apec Climate 'Consensus' , BBC News
China Planning Major Expansion of Oil Refineries: Report, The Canadian Press
Airbus Looks to Asia for Sales of A380, International Herald Tribune

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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