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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

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Recent Bush Watch Features

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
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Destroying the Constitution: Our Fascist Government, BW Editorial
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News Roundup

A weak dollar and the Fed: will Bush destroy our economy along with all else?, Ed
Dean Baker: Economy Goes From Bad to Worse
Pelosi rushes to change iniquitous FISA bill as soon as Congress reconvenes, Sparks
A spy chief's political education: speaking half-truths to power worked on this timid Congress, Mazzetti
Secrets of the police: NYPD/Gestapo spying tactics 2004 must be exposed, Ed
Giving bottles a second life: no one needs bottled H20 or the mountain of plastic it creates, Ed
Government set for crackdown on illegal hiring: get ready for misery, confusion, Preston
Forget the states - let the regions pick the candidates, Graham
Criminal terrorists are not soldiers anymore than Bush is a president, Clark &Raustiala
War on terror takes focus at Dem's debate, Zeleny &Greenhouse
Archaeologist studying Asian nomads points to immense ignorance of Bush's foreign policy, Greenberg
Gordon Brown demands Gitmo detainees release : they'll return to UK & become celebrities, Bonner
Don't read this, it's just Ignatieff again saying he's so, so sorry about Iraq, Ignatieff
Building rationale for attacking Iran: is Petraeus missing penetrators? , Gordon
4 more US soldiers killed in Baghdad bombings, many more bodies found, Cave
Red Cross confirms Bush administration, CIA used torture in interrogations, Martin
Iraq: Kurdish leader threatens civil war over Kirkuk, Cogan


Koreas to hold first summit for seven years
Flooded South Asia cries out for food aid as health fears rise
Iraq PM in Tehran for security talks
UK foot and mouth disease probe focuses on possible sabotage
China's white dolphin likely extinct
Fed keeps US rates on hold; acknowledges market turmoil
Australia hikes interest rates; PM ready for criticism ahead of polls

News Bullets

Pentagon generals in trouble for 'Christian Embassy' video
Reps. hit Labor Dept. for press conference on mine disaster
Dem Rep, Ex-Reagan official draft impeach Gonzales articles
Congress should use powers to protect military: Ret. General
'Yearly Kos soldier' wore uniform at earlier antiwar event
Powerful Dem set to block disclosure of intelligence budget

Op-Ed Roundup

Jeff Cohen:
Keith Olbermann: Ask Hillary About...
Carol Hamilton:
A Christian Nation?
William Hartung:
Myths of Mideast Arms Sales
Sean Gonsalves:
None So Blind As The ‘Colorblind’
New York Times:
The Fear of Fear Itself
Arnie Patterson:
Off To War… With Canada?
Norman Solomon:
Let Us Now Praise an Infamous Woman — and Our Own Possibilities
Pierre Tristam:
Wordplay Props Up Racket In America’s Health System
John Young:
Dixie Chicks Get ‘Checked Out’
John Nichols:
Bush to Karzai: Will You Just Shut Up Abour Iran!
Russ Feingold:
Lessons Not Learned
George Strauss:
Tin Soldiers on Parade
Chris Edelson:
The Vice President’s Popularity Contest
Daniel Smith:
Why Saudi Arabia? Why Now?

Special: Brits Want Out Of Bush Madness

US uneasy as Britain plans for early Iraq withdrawal, MacAskill
Afghanistan becomes main focus for UK as they prepare to leave Iraq, Wintour
Iraq Dilemma for Britain: How to pull out safely, Norton-Taylor
Wild west Basra out of control as UK plans withdrawal, MacAskill

Special Continuing Feature: Bush Threat Is Real

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

Today's Alternative Special: Democracy Now!

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United States

New York Times

An ice-cold war: will the rhetoric escalate into armed brinkmanship?, Borgerson
Ethanol is feeding hot market for farmland, grim news for young, small-scale farmers, Davey
Court rejects right of terminal patients to use drugs being tested, Pollack
For an Iraq contractor, duty and then death (but the money is great), Feuer
Army, in contested statement, says 'Baghdad Diarist's' articles were false, Cohen
Deported in error, missing in Mexico, found, brought home months later, Archibold
Police fight to remove West Bank settlers: Israel shows willingness to confront , Erlanger
Leaders of 2 Koreas to meet in the North, Onishi

Boston Globe

Poems from Guantánamo, BG
All tapped out on civil liberties?, ED
Clinton, Obama go easy on school reform talk, Bombardieri

Chicago Tribune

U.S. citizen wrongly deported , Adelman
Getting worked up over a down market , Keillor
A freshman lawmaker's prescription , Page


Britain Seeks Release of 5 at Guantanamo, Rosenberg
Ex-Priest in Paraguay Takes On World's Longest Ruling Party, Chang

Washington Post

Congress At Loggerheads With Bushr
Mr. Rangel's Trade Tour
A Bridge Falls
Progress on Darfur?
Low Energy: House Energy Bill
Bush Manipulates Childrens' Health Numbers, Experts Say
Bush: Ouster By the People
Musharraf's Obsolete Way
The Democrats Dither on Trade
The War in West Philadelphia
National Guard: Saving Soldiers' Jobs
D.C.: At the Root of the Violence
Bolstering the Gains in Afghan Health Care
Dem-Controlled House Approves Wiretap Measure
Secret Service Arrests Man on White House Lawn
Rep. Jefferson Wins Ruling Against FBI
Those Who Perished, Survived Represent a Slice of America
Difficult Conditions Hamper River Search
General Suspected Cause of Tillman Death
Oldest Profession Flourishes in China
Britain Rushes to Cull Cattle
Mortars Kill at Least 13 in Baghdad
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate in Iowa
Tougher Stance on Pakistan Took Months
Illegal Crops Creep Into the Suburbs
Soldier Sentenced to 110 Years for Iraq Attack
Report: Harsh Methods Used On 9/11 Suspect
Scientology: Weird, Sure. A Cult, No.
U.S.: The Can't-Do Nation
I Like Mike (Bloomberg). So Will You.
A Week in the Death of Iraq
Impeachment? The Dumbest Move the Dems Could Make
Japanese Voters Stiff U.S.
Talk Radio Can't Handle the Truth

Boston Globe

Poems from Guantánamo, BG

Chicago Tribune

Finding Osama bin Laden: 'We are not closer', Silva

L.A. Times

Lebanese vote in key election to replace assassinated lawmakers
Darfur war crimes suspect has free rein
Ex-Tijuana mayor forges link to poor
23 killed in Pakistani border region
For gays in Iraq, a life of constant fear
GI gets 110 years in Iraq rape, murders
Iraq bombing mastermind killed
In '08 race, a little leg may go a long way
GOP's Iowa debate hardly must-see TV
One soccer goal: recruit Democrats
Comparing U.S. and Iraqi style democracy at work
Democratic hopefuls try to woo bloggers
Bush tours Minnesota bridge disaster site
New Standards: House OKs clean-energy legislation
Phoenix spacecraft launches to Mars
California: 39 counties' vote systems in question
A jury of ears may explain surprising Marine verdicts
A pioneer in an experiment called open adoption
Does the Bible have a place in public schools?
Salvadorans celebrate lives in L.A.
Month-old wildfire expected to linger
Inviting children to share wisdom
Purple Heart: A heartfelt tribute for their sacrifice
Summer of political pratfalls
Getty Trust closes a bad chapter
Don't rush to modify FISA
Alaska's addiction to oil
Iraq's two timetables
Murdoch the meddler?
Final hurdle for the ethics bill
Roberts' welcome openness re health

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



Bush signs expanded wiretap law, BBC
European forest fires near record levels, BBC
Russia cancels most Afghan debt, BBC
US lender on brink of bankruptcy, BBC


Let's hold the war mongerers properly to account for Iraq, Clark
Iraq's hall of mirrors is an Alice-in-Wonderland world, Tisdall
Iraq War now a failure: Iraq says 'No' to oil theft by the West, Hilary


First large mammal now extinct: the Dolphin in the Yangze River, Laurence
No more poodle? Britain demands return of Guantanomo prisoners, Morris
A reversal of Blair's most shameful act: the Guantanomo stain, Editorial

Times Online

Brown may overturn another of Blair's disgraces: Iraqi interpreters, Elliott


ABC, news

Latin America

U.S. border cop charged with murdering Mexican, Reuters
Mexicans find a rough welcome mat in Canada, globeandmail
House of Death case still ignored in the US, Narco News
Lula to Mexico: Join South America, Prensa Latina
Gold Mine Worsens Social Tensions in Guatemala, UDW
UN: Honduran Children At Risk, Prensa Latina
Iran to fund Nicaraguan projects, Al Jazeera
Interview with Co-Author of Lancet Study on Haiti, Haitianalysis
The protracted election campaign has brought out the worst in us, Jamaica Observer
Ecuador: Clash of old and new, ZNet
Venezuela's Chavez wants talks with Colombian rebels, Reuters
Unearthing Right-wing paramilitary horrors in Colombia, Noticias Aliadas
Chavez Announces Latin American Tour to Strengthen Integration, venezuelanalysis
Paraguay: A Laboratory for Latin America’s New Militarism, UDW
Argentina successfully tests rocket for space research, Merco Press
Argentine Workers: Has Wal-Mart Met its Match?, nacla
Chile government intervenes in schools to stop obesity, Santiago Times
Peasants set the fashion in Bolivia's ethnic revolution, boliviarising

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Central America: Poverty and Violence in Times of Peace , Benítez
Rights: First Nations Feel Betrayed by Canada at UN , Johal
China: Rehearsing the Coming Out Party Called Olympics , Bezlova
Romania: Culture Capital Is Another World, Ciobanu


Twisting Arms: US Pressures Germany to Cut Iran Business Ties
Kidnapping Targets: Recent German Hostage Victims
Picture This: Bombed Out
Kidnapping Boom in Afghanistan and Iraq: Should Germany Pay to Free Hostages?
Opinion: The Best Tour de France Ever
Interview With Hitler's Bodyguard: The Secrets of Hitler's Last Living Aide
Gadhafi's Torture Prison: Medic Recalls Eight Years in Libyan Jail

International Herald Tribune

Signs of contagion in the U.S. housing downturn
New Americans and Voting
American voters speak: Baaa!
The peril of valuing celebrity over history
Plugging the democracy gap
The great Swiss meltdown
Israel's incredible shrinking sea

Radio Paris (WNN)

Middle East


Cabinet meets on prospect of conflict with Syria, Barak Ravid
Barak: Missile defense is precondition for W. Bank pullout, Amos Harel
IDF soldiers kill two Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, AP
Abbas meets Mubarak, says Hamas seizure of Gaza 'destructive', AP
Mazuz asks U.K. for probe material on death of journalist shot by IDF, Staff
Hebron Jews routinely harass and bully Palestinians, Amira Hass
Israel can't miss this opportunity to end the conflict, Editorial

Al Jazeera

Palestinian fighters killed in raid, Agencies
No Iraq-Turkey pact on separatists, Al Jazeera
Kurds' dream of independence, Al Jazeera

Arab News

Israel May Offer Land for Peace, Mohammed Mar’i
Jordan Opens State Schools to Iraqi Children, Agencies
US Troop Levels in Iraq All-Time High, Agencies
Iran Foils ‘Terror Plot’ in Restive Province, Agencies
35 Taleban, 6 Cops Killed in Battles, Agencies
Eroding Support for Al-Maliki, Editorial
A Palestinian Miracle at the UN: Defeatism Knows No Bounds, Ramzy Baroud
Identity of Iranian Jews Not ‘Tradable’, Jonathan Cook

Daily Star



China Marks One Year to Olympics, BBC News
China Pulls Out Stops for '08 Olympics, Johnson
Press Freedom in China Criticized Ahead of '08 Olympics, Johnson
China, US Move On Food-Safety Tensions, Asia Times
Two Canadians Detained in China After Protest On Great Wall , National Post
McDonald's Raises Wages in China, Asia Times
China Can Have Sustainable Growth: Gore, The Age

Daily Times

Musharraf 'will contest election in uniform', Razzak Abro
US 'transgression' would damage ties, DT
Govt. refuses to release militants, Masood Khan
Court rules for patients over patents, Iftikhar Gilani
Nuclear watchdog to get better access to plants, DT


US strikes would be 'aggression', Raja Asghar
Musharraf: Exiled leaders can't return before election, Shamim-ur-Rahman
Public universities get funding, Dawn
Flood victims fight over food, Dawn

Asia Times, opinion

The Hindu, news


Death Penalty-Rwanda: Abolition Spurs Quest for Justice , Twahirwa

Mail and Guardian

Alternative Views

World Socialist Web

Another cover-up of the police killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, Hyland

Drug Corp Watch

And Now, a Push for Change, Melisa Healy
Scrutiny of Researcher-Industry Ties, Doug Lederman
Death Points to Risks in Research, Rick Weiss
Drug Warnings Fall Flat, St Petersburg Times
Diabetes Drug Avandia -- Side Effect Reports Triple, Dr. Mercola
Doctor, Just a Little Something for You, Melissa Healy
Drug Industry Sees Big Job Cuts, AP


US: I Spy-For Capitalism, Javers

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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