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Recent Bush Watch Features

Op-Eds: Thomas Paine Editors' Picks , various
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

How many calories in BS? Petraeus betrayed us...we knew he would, Ed
Is it time for Congress to let Mexican trucks through? Let the Sierra Club decide, Ed
Cancer's high toll on the uninsured: all the little genocides, Ed
A virus among honeybees could be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, Ed
When a GOP judge shackles & jails a Dem governor you know Rove is nearby, Nossiter
Gramps Thompson: another shallow and rootless Republican, Crook
Jury convicts using selected Bible quotes but the death sentence stands, Liptak
Sentenced on 'eve' of 9/11: is this another PR terror stitch-up? , Marshall
Teachers charge No Child measure 'sets accountability back years...decades', Schemo
The end of trust: 9/11 photo controversy illustrates profound distrust of government, Hamill
Gen. Betray Us's stars dazzle Dems as he condemns our troops to stay in Iraq, Cloud &Shanker
Petraeus's reason to stay in Iraq: to 'protect' Iraqis (from our bombs, attacks, & oil lust?), Gordon
Pakistan edgy as ex-premier is exiled again, Gall
PR campaign to justify Orwellian eavesdropping says it's catching militants abroad, Schmitt
Seeking terror's causes, Europe looks within, Perlez
Larry Craig asks court to withdraw his guilty plea on men's room sex charge, Wilson
Treasury Sec. Paulson threatens that punishing Chinese toxic trade could unsettle markets, Weisman


Bin Laden praises hijacker on 9/11 anniversary
Iraq sees reduced combat role for US troops
Sharif's expulsion challenged in Pakistan court
Gaza rocket strike wounds dozens of Israeli soldiers
Turkish police defuse bomb in central Ankara
China's inflation, trade surplus soar
Oil prices stable ahead of OPEC output decision

News Bullets

  • Iraq Inspires Surge of Protest Art
  • F.B.I. Data Mining Reached Beyond Initial Targets
  • APEC Climate Call is Just Hot Air, Say Activists
  • Mining Projects Need Stiffer Standards - Report
  • Spin Takes It on the Chin: Stauber Shines Light on Public Relations Industry Propaganda
  • Sheehan Fires Up Crowd at Wisconsin’s ‘Fighting Bob Fest’
  • Hundreds Rally in West Palm Beach for Iraq War to End
  • As Brazil’s Rain Forest Burns Down, Planet Heats Up
  • NGOs Unite on Earth’s Greatest Crisis
  • Neocons Put on a Surge-Stravaganza
  • Warming Is Seen as Wiping Out Most Polar Bears
  • Anti-War Dems Fight for Timeline
  • Life Expectancy Widens Between Rich and Poor
  • Doctors Accuse US of 'Unethical Practices' at Guantanamo Bay
  • Most People Want Troops Out of Iraq: Global Poll
  • Police Break Up Anti-War Meeting in Washington
  • Bush, Roh Have Testy Exchange at Summit
  • Israeli Air Strikes Killed Civilians Indiscriminately, Rights Group Says
  • Fasters Urge Congress to Cancel Poor Countries’ Debts
  • Residents Flee as US Increases Assault on Samarra
  • Bush Appointee Campaigns for Evangelicals
  • Judge Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act
  • Syria Says Israel Bombs Territory
  • Experts Doubt Drop in Violence in Iraq
  • Embattled DePaul Prof Norman Finkelstein Agrees to Resign
  • Food Additives May Cause Hyperactivity
  • Miner Owner AWOL and Safety Czar Under Fire At Senate Hearings
  • North Dakota Wary of Renewed Uranium Interest
  • Stopping Forest Loss in the Land of Thoreau

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Courtney Martin:
    The Missing Measure of Our Outrage
    Naomi Klein:
    The Age of Disaster Capitalism
    James Carroll:
    Forever The Victims
    Norman Solomon:
    Six Years of 9/11 as a License to Kill
    Seattle Times:
    Failures of The American Airwaves
    Sean Gonsalves:
    Laughing To Keep From Crying
    Cindy Sheehan:
    Pigs of War
    Tom Engelhardt:
    ‘Progress’ by the Numbers
    Yifat Susskind:
    Hurricane Felix’s First Responders
    Michael Hansen/David Wallinga:
    Keep Monsanto Out of Our Milk
    Neal Peirce:
    Fighting to Stay Above Water
    John Steinbruner/Tim Gulden:
    Violence In Iraq Is Beyond Our Control
    Michael Tomasky:
    The So-Called 'Experts': Those Who Got It All Wrong Still Hold Sway
    Glenn Greenwald:
    The DC Establishment vs American Public Opinion
    Rev. John Dear:
    'Guilty!' — Of Trying to See Our Senator
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
    Prelude To War? World is Worried
    Caroline Arnold:
    Time to Rattle 'Dem Bones'
    Michael J. Copps:
    Democracy and Media
    John Brown:
    Walk Away from the Lies: A Recommendation to General Petraeus from a Foreign Service Officer
    Eric Margolis:
    Damn, It's 'Nam
    Paul Rogat Loeb:
    Wild Weather Creates Chances for Political Progress
    Olga Bonfiglio:
    Confusion Contemplation on the New Post-9/11 Era
    Tom Hayden:
    Ending the War in 2009
    Ray McGovern:
    Are Petraeus and Westmoreland Birds of a Feather?
    Steve Rendall:
    A Poverty of Coverage: Why Aren’t The Poor on The Media Agenda?
    Christopher Brauchli:
    The Toilet and The Senator
    Ruth Rosen:
    What Ever Happened to Freedom of Information?
    Scott Ritter:
    Reporting from Baghdad
    Paul Krugman:
    Time to Take a Stand
    Joan Chittister:
    We Need Candidates Who Are Really Religious
    Arianna Huffington:
    Dems Hold All the Cards on Iraq, So Why Are They Folding?
    Corporate Crime Reporter:
    Robert Reich and the Elimination of Corporate Criminal Liability
    The Nation:
    Why We Must Leave Iraq
    Aaron Glantz:
    Success in Iraq? Try Listening to the Troops
    Rosa Brooks:
    The Shrinking Bush Bubble
    David Cole/Jules Lobel:
    Why We’re Losing the War on Terror
    Mark Morford:
    Just How Gay Is The GOP?
    Nate Van Duzer:
    Putting A Face on The Need For Peace
    Harvey Wasserman:
    The Genius Doctor Who Diagnosed Nuke Power’s Deadly Disease
    Helen Thomas:
    Snow Drifts Out of White House
    Sally Kohn:
    Larry Craig’s Pullout Strategy
    Lennox Yearwood Jr.:
    An Open Letter to America: All Power to the People
    Elizabeth Sullivan:
    From Tea-Drinkers To Terrorists
    Adil Shamoo/Bonnie Bricker:
    Who Will Cry for Innocent Iraqis?
    Sydney Blumenthal:
    Bush Knew Saddam Had No Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Norman Solomon:
    Thomas Friedman: Hooked On War
    Allan Lichtman:
    When General Petraeus Speaks, Don’t Listen
    Ruth Conniff:
    Overcoming Censorship
    John Nichols:
    Sheehan Seeks a More Principled Politics
    Ted Rall:
    Kill The Poor: Phony Poverty Study Fools Lazy Journalists
    E.O. Wilson:
    That’s Life
    Eric Schlosser:
    What’s Added Takes Away: What We Don’t Know About Food Additives and Why Our Governments Don’t Care
    Ayaz Amir:
    In Pakistan: Fighting Someone Else’s War
    Marie Cocco:
    Iraq Is Still a Failure
    Robert Fisk:
    Lebanon Cries Victory, But Is It Too Soon?
    Johann Hari:
    Hatred and Bigotry On The Playground

    Special: Middle East

    Why Bush went to Baghdad, Middle East Times
    The Euopean Union must offer an alternative to failed US policy in ME, (Turkey)
    Samarra Under U.S. Attack, Uruknet
    Under staffed: Over 50 percent of Iraqi health workers have fled the country, IRIN
    Iraq: Violence, poverty, unemployment fuel rising alcoholism, IRIN
    Fallujah has all but slipped into the Dark Ages, Asia Times
    Maliki discusses filling ministerial posts with Ayatollah Sistani, Tehran Times
    Use of Depleted Uranium weapons may constitute a war crime, Uruknet
    Jenin: Child critically hurt by IDF fire, Ynet
    IDF thwarts attack on outpost: 5 Palestinians killed, YNet
    Feelings of attachment to Israel declining among non-Orthodox American Jews, Ynet
    Why Israel Should Plan for US’ Decline, Arab News
    The Weeping Olive Trees of Palestine, Palestine Chronicle
    United States and Israel must realize that the era of gunboat “diplomacy” is over, Palestine Chronicle
    Siniora asks Germany to help build up army, Lebanon Daily Star
    Berri schedules presidential vote for September 25, Lebanon Daily Star
    US trashes Iran agreement at own peril, Asia Times
    Attack and Iranians will rally behind their Supreme Leader and their President, Asia Times
    US Subprime Mortgage Crisis Affects Saudi Kingdom, Arab News
    Yemen: Female education remains key challenge, IRIN
    Military Chiefs Again Skip President Gul’s Reception in Turkey, Arab News
    Islamists Set for Gains in Moroccan Elections, Arab News
    The day of restoration of State Independence of Chechen nation,

    Special: Iraq By The Numbers

    71,302 to 77,852 civilians killed so far,
    3,802 American soldiers killed, 27,004 wounded so far,
    $449,254,965,172 borrowed and spent so far,

    Today's Alternative Special: WSWS

    US Congressional hearings to set stage for continued war in Iraq, Symonds
    Bush administration pushes for looser mining regulations, Spencer
    Prospects for US recession increase, Kay
    18 US troops killed in Iraq in first week of September, Spencer
    New push for military draft in US, Grey
    US seeks to save Pakistani dictator, thwart democracy , Jones + Peiris

    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

    Urgent. Congress must fix our broken voting system or the GOP will steal 2008, Ed
    Consumers left in the cold: under Bush even Santa is arrogant, greedy and dangerous, Ed
    Watching Orwell: he warned us of damaged authoritarians who lust for control , Ed
    No matter how Bremer handled the aftermath, the crime of invading Iraq was doomed, Bremer
    The Encyclopedia of Life: providing access to all knowledge of living organisms, Wilson
    'So desperate thieves, all hopeless of their lives, Breathe out invectives ’gainst'.. each other: the GOP debate, Luo &Cooper
    Lightweight fatcat alert: Thompson launches bid by ducking debate , Saulny
    Defender of New Hampshire's primary stays firm, Nagourney
    Many more Americans, Iraqis will die before Iraq can 'handle its own security', Cloud
    Senate Dems heartened by Repubs 'substantial desire' for change on Iraq, Hulse
    Love it? If it's not made in the USA don't eat, drink, wear, play with or buy it, Williams
    German intelligence often plays ball with neocon darksiders : wait & see on new threat , Landler
    Myanmar monks said to take government hostages, Reuters
    Maliki meets with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani as 4 more U.S. soldiers die, Tavernise
    'US helicopters bombed my home while we were sleeping': many die in U.S. attack, AP
    Senior Marine officers get letters of censure for Haditha killing spree, von Zielbauer
    Texas oil tycoon says Bushco is framing him via one of their oil-for-food smears, Feuer
    Big Republicans aghast that Larry Craig may fight his men's room sex sting, Herszenhorn &Wilson
    Surprise, surprise: Bush's Homeland Security Dept is a massive failure, AP
    This case will run and run: Larry Craig could back out of his guilty plea, Liptak

    Washington Post

    Boston Globe

    2 polls suggest grim view of surge, Stockman
    Subprime business ethics, Ed
    'Does anybody have an answer?', Canellos
    Families wage fight for brain-injured, Sennott

    Chicago Tribune

    Romney offices burglarized - did Karl do it?, Johnson
    Suicide bomber kills 28 Afghans , Khan

    Chicago Sun Times

    True or false: Can Bush tell difference? , Greeley
    Craig essentially drops efforts to finish Senate term, CST

    World Socialist Web

    LA Times

    SF Chronicle


    Security in Iraq still Elusive, Fadel
    War Testimony, While Seminal, Is Unlikely to Alter Course, Youssef
    Moroccan Woman Favors Cultural Revolution, Allam
    As Brazil's Rain Forest Burns Down, Planet Heats Up, Chang Intelligence Officials Contradict White House on Bin Laden, Landay

    Mexican Pipeline Bombings Heighten Energy Fears, Hall
    Security in Iraq Still Elusive, Fadel
    Bin Laden Benefits from U.S. Focus on Iraq, Lasseter+Landay
    Dissent and Discussion: Casualties in Iraq, Seibel
    Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Patriot Act Provision, Gordon
    Fledging Presidential Candidate Thompson Hits Trail in Iowa, Talev
    Germany Considers Increased Spying on Muslims,
    U.S. Sends 16 Saudis Home from Guantanamo, Rosenberg
    FBI Fails to Add Names of Suspected Terrorists to Watch List, Gordon


    Globe and Mail

    Toronto Star



    US government agency predicts two-thirds of polar bears gone by mid centruy, BBC
    Billions of people face climate change risk, BBC
    Military objectives of US troop surge 'are largely being met' says Petraeus, BBC
    70% of Iraqis believe US troop surge has failed – Iraqi poll, BBC
    'Suicide bombs' hit Afghan town, BBC
    US plans base on Iraq-Iran border, BBC
    Pakistan deports ex-PM on return, BBC
    Sixteen Saudis freed from Guantanamo Bay, BBC
    Leading UK an European banks face $142bn debt bill over credit crunch, BBC
    Petrol-electric hybrid engines take centre stage in frankfurt motor show, Jorn Madlsien, BBC
    'Embrace Islam' Bin Laden urges, Frank Gardner, BBC
    Media-savvy call by Bin Laden, tries to split the West, Frank Gardner, BBC
    Republicans weigh up cost of breaking ranks with White House on Iraq, James Coomarasamy, BBC
    Petraeus says Iraq gains 'uneven', BBC
    Little progress on halting Iraq's decay, Robert Plummer, BBC
    Iraq carnage 'mastermind' killed says US, BBC
    Iraq leaders chide 'meddling' neighbouring countries, BBC
    Apec leaders reach climate deal, BBC
    Apec 'muddies the climate waters', Richard Black, BBC
    Apec security leaves bitter taste in Sydney, Nick Bryant, BBC
    Bush pushed on Korea peace treaty, BBC
    Afghan bombers 'foreigners' – UN, Charles Haviland, BBC
    Markets fall after dip in US jobs, BBC
    US mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial, slashes jobs, BBC
    US air strike in Baghdad kills 14 people and wounds 9, BBC
    Most people in world 'want Iraq pull-out', BBC
    US 'must reduce presence in Iraq' says security commission, BBC
    The verdicts on Iraq progress from Government Accountability Office, BBC
    Little progress on halting Iraq's decay, Robert Plummer, BBC
    Families of UK hostages in Iraq make appeal, BBC
    US terror law 'unconstitutional', BBC
    Bin Laden said 'to issue 9/11 video', BBC
    US seeks stronger Asian democracy, BBC
    Senior Saudi royal demands reform, BBC
    Suicide bomb kills 15 in Algeria, BBC
    World economy 'facing slowdown', BBC


    Michael Ignatieff: Tears of an intellectual warmonger-more mea than culpa, McQuaig
    The Petraeus report-- the Betray-us report?, Mills
    Don't mention the 'A' word: Israel is an apartheid state, Silverstein
    RAF scrambles to confront Russian bombers: Cold War re-visited?, Norton-Taylor
    Is General Petraeus Bush's sock puppet?, Goldenberg
    US endangering the world by abandoning nuclear arms agreements, Jimmy Carter
    Petraeus: Telling like it ain't, Editorial
    'Buying time for Bush, Britain and the Iraqi factions', Clarke
    Disaster Capitalism: The Erasing of Iraq, Klein
    Petraeus report: 'With all respect, I don't buy it', Tran
    Timetable for withdrawal cheers British military chiefs, Norton-Taylor
    Delaying the inevitable withdrawal while kicking the can down the road, Yglesias
    US not at the forefront of any of the world's issues-no oxygen left, Watkin
    Senior UK defense people say Bush, Rumsfeld,Blair are war criminals, Norton-Taylor


    The 'surge' has failed to improve the bloody stalemate, Cockburn
    Petraeus report: A disgraceful and cynical surge of self-interest, Editorial
    The view from Baghdad: Mounting death toll mocks US optimism, Sengupta
    Retreat from Basra: the slow death of the Iraq campaign, Sengupta
    The military in Iraq are resolving nothing, Wesley Clark
    America expects the truth, but will General Petraeus deliver?, Doyle
    Amnesty film shows agony of US detention techniques, Judd
    Barb wire,check points,concrete walls: the surge's effect in Baghdad, Sengupta
    Petraeus: 'The surge has not worked out as we had hoped.', Doyle
    Israelis shocked as first neo-Nazi cell arrested, Silver
    Switzerland: Europe's heart of darkness? Racism and xenophobia on the rise, Vallely
    Israeli jets 'drop ammunition' in sortie over Syria, Penketh

    Times Online

    Britain tells US: We're winning Afghan battles but not the war, Baldwin
    Amputations, torture, brutal cruelty: the bloody reality behind the statistics, Fletcher
    US military leaders cross swords over the surge, Baldwin


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Latin America

    Dynamite truck explodes after highway collision in northern Mexico, killing at least 34, AP
    Mexican rebels claim pipeline attacks, Huoston Chronicle
    Calderon: Mexico to Wipe out Drug Trafficking, Prensa Latina
    Final Run for Guatemalan President in November, Prensa Latina
    Drug barons and murderers on the ballot in Guatemala,
    Hurricane Felix kills scores in Nicaragua , Al Jazeera
    Nicaragua asks for ALBA Hurricane Help, Prensa Latina
    Panama, Costa Rica Fight Child Labor, Prensa Latina
    China promises Caribbean millions of dollars in assistance, Caribbean NN
    Dominican President Slams Opposition, Prensa Latina
    Doctor Paul Farmer on Haiti and Rwanda, HaitiAnalysis
    Haitians Request Support from Venezuela to Eradicate Illiteracy, HaitiAnalysis
    UN Censures Colombia Paramilitaries, Prensa Latina
    Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas Bank to Be Established This Year,
    Venezuela To Construct Over 200 'Socialist' Factories,
    As Walking Metamorphosis Brazil's Lula Has Become Target for Left and Right, Brazzil
    Growth Is Not Development and Brazil Is Proof of It, Brazzil
    Brazil to Break Monsanto's Global Grip Creating Its Own Transgenic Soy, Brazzil
    former Argentine president Carlos Menem's millionaire assets frozen, Merco Press
    UN agency warns about commodities’ windfalls, diversification needed, Merco Press
    One million Chilean workers do not make minimum wage, Santiago Times
    Bolivia: The Imminent Coup, Bolivia Rising
    Bolivia: Polarization reaches the boiling point, UDW
    Peru President on shaky ground , Noticias Aliadas

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Trade-Uganda: Coffee Producers Are the Biggest Losers , Okeowo
    Politics-Japan: Abe's Exit a Distinct Possibility , Kakuchi
    Politics-US: Ahmadinejad as Goldfinger , Akhavi
    Dominic Republic: Legalise Therapeutic Abortion, Say NGOs , Pina
    Environment: Critics Weigh In as IFC Tightens Mining Rules , Aslam
    Colombia: Death Threats for Tracing Paramilitary Expansion , Vieira
    Deat Penalty-US: Florida Court Struggles through IQ Labyrinth , Weisenmiller
    Environment: Breakthrough on Mystery of Vanishing Bees , Johal
    MIGRATION-CHILE: Back Home, Things Are Even Worse , Estrada
    Rights-Cambodia: Will Sihanouk Appear at Khmer Rouge Trials? , Macan-Markar
    Iraq: Clerics Begin to Take Over , al-Fadhily
    Environment-India: Cleaning Up After Bhopal Gas Tragedy - Not Begun , Bidwai
    Rights-Guatemala: Genocide Plans May Be Declassified , Benítez
    Politics: Iran Nuke Moves Hint at Interest in Deal , Porter
    Colombia: Foster Families Help Child Fighters Rejoin Society , Rey
    Cuba-US: Academic Exchange Continues, Despite Embargo , Grogg
    Books-US: Outing the 'Israel Lobby' , Akhavi
    Iraq: Samarra Under U.S. Attack , al-Fadhily
    Environment-Malaysia: Soft Loans for Reforestation or Deforestation?, Netto

    Der Spiegel

    International Herald Tribune

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East


    U.S. prof. who says Jews abuse Holocaust to curb critics resigns, AP
    Three militants killed, six wounded in IDF strike in southern Gaza, Avi Isacharoff
    MK Nafaa ignores gov't travel ban, arrives in Syria for a visit, Yoav Stern
    Hamas denies Haaretz report of new Israeli offer on Shalit deal, Avi Issacharoff
    Human Rights Watch: IDF indiscriminately bombed Lebanon civilians, AP
    Avigdor Lieberman: Land for peace is a mistake, Mazal Mualem
    IDF objects to extensive ground action in Gaza because of tensions with Syria, Amos Harel
    Taking Lieberman's advice, Moshe Arens
    Cutting off Gaza utilities illegal, counterproductive, Editorial
    C'heckpoints designed to wear the Palestians down until they accept Bantustans, Amira Hass

    Al Jazeera

    Breaking News: Israeli jets 'enter' Syria airspace, Agencies
    US air raid hits Baghdad homes, Agencies
    US urged to disband Iraqi police, Al Jazeera
    Petraeus hints at Iraq troop cut, Agencies


    The situation in Iraq, despite what the US president says, is spinning out of control, staff
    PR or panic? Lots of busywork by the occupiers this week, Nermeen Al-Mufti
    Israelis working on strategy for surviving the fallout of America's withdrawal from Iraq, Saleh Al-Naami
    The repositioning of America's right wing as US fortunes in Iraq go from bad to worse, Emad Fawzi Shueibi
    Doubts persist about the event that made Bush and Cheney 'wartime leaders',, Eric Walberg
    Palestinian sectarian violence looks more and more like Iraq, Khaled Amayreh
    The Taliban are making a remarkable comeback, Gamal Nkrumah
    Average Egyptians have yet to taste the fruits of economic growth, Sherine Abdel-Razek
    Healthcare in Egypt, Karim El-Khashab
    The conditions endured by expatriate workers, Mohamed El-Sayed
    Rumours about President Hosni Mubarak's health, Gamal Essam El-Din
    Elections in Morocco are creating a stir, Faysal Saouli

    Daily Star



    US and Chinese Officials to Meet on Safety Issues, International Herald Tribune
    Australia's New China Plate, Sydney Morning Herald
    Lukoil and China National Petroleum Strike a Deal for Oil and Gas , International Herald Tribune
    China Trumps India in Gas Stakes, Asia Times
    The Chinese Come, with Money, Asia Times
    China Inflation May Accelerate to 5.9%; Trade Surplus to Rise, Bloomberg
    APEC Charts Paths for Sustainable Development, China Daily
    Toy Recalls Often Due to Bad Design, Review Finds,
    China Takes Command of U.N. Peacekeeping Mission in Western Sahara , World Politics Review
    China's Toy Story Turns Nasty after New Recall , Scotsman
    China Backs Kyoto as Basis for Greenhouse Gas Action, Sydney Morning Herald
    No Surgery or Sex Please, We're on Chinese TV, Independent

    Daily Times

    Benazir, back to basics, DT
    PPP: No welcome for Nawaz, Arslan Rafiq Bhatti
    Peace deal with Taliban, Mukarram Khan
    Musharraf's term will end Nov. 15, Irfan Ghauri
    Lawyers boycott courts against Musharraf's re-election bid, DT
    'Deal' may trigger revolt, DT


    Few loose ends remain in Benazir deal, M. Ziauddin
    Split within PML over Benazir talks, Ahmed Hassan
    150,000 stranded Pakistanis may get voting rights, Dawn
    Showdown expected over Nawaz; riot police ready, By Khaleeq Kiani and Mohammad Asghar
    Nawaz deportation plan readied, Ahmed Hassan
    Is deportation in contempt of court?, Ashraf Mumtaz

    South East Asia

    Myanmar officials seized by monks, Agencies
    Myanmar investigating into real ownership of factories run under names of nationals,
    Solving the 'Burmese Blues',
    Protesting women suffer untold ignominy by junta,
    Thai reshuffle exposes cracks in military , Asia Times
    The rise and rise of a Cambodian capitalist, Asia Times
    Typical headline in Vietnamese newspaper: 'Vietnam to quadruple airport capacity by 2020',
    Oliver Stone in Vietnam for My Lai massacre film,
    Malaysian timber industry to benefit from nuclear technology, need a nuke plant too,
    Malaysia: Soft Loans for Reforestation of Deforestation?, IPS
    Malaysia/Indonesia: Ethnic Ties Won't Paper Over Class Differences, IPS
    Jakarta seals Russian arms deal, Al Jazeera
    Indonesia; Did gas drilling well or geology cause disasterous mud flow?, Reuters
    US digs in deeper in the Philippines hoping to re-establish bases, Asia Times
    Manila's talks with Muslim rebels delayed further, Reuters

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu, news


    Somalia: Seven Killed in firefight in Bakara Market in Mogadishu, allAfrica
    Somalia: In Mogadishu 'Every day we heard explosions', IRIN
    Kenya/Somalia: Continued border closure hurting livelihoods, IRIN
    Islamic Courts at Eritrea meeting, want Ethiopian troops out of Somalia, Al Jazeera
    Ethiopia will have universal primary healthcare before the US does, IRIN
    Darfur shocks and humbles UN chief, Al Jazeera
    Darfur Groups Ask U.S. Mutual Funds to Drop Chinese Oil Majors, IPS
    Satellite images used to document human rights violations in Darfur, IPS
    Sudan has drones, is pursuing missiles, Mail and Guardian
    Gambia's justice delivery system has tremendously improved, The Daily Observer
    Sierra Leone: Not a lot of guns but a lot of frustration, IRIN
    Sierra Leone: Election Violence Disturbs Business in Freetown, Concord Times (Freetown)
    Togo: Floods kill at least 17, cut off access to some 60,000 people, IRIN
    Ghana: old Cedi already being rejected by merchants during currency conversion, allAfrica
    Shell to resume operations in troubled Nigerian delta region,
    Uganda diaries: George Oringa, 27, a paralegal at Pabbo camp, in Uganda, IRIN
    Burundi: Hundreds flee as 20 die in rebel clashes near capital, IRIN
    Crumbling Zimbabwe is ripe for corruption, Mail and Guardian
    Zimbabwe: Youth militia camps may close due to lack of funds, IRIN
    Four possible successors to Mugabe: Tired old goats and praise-singers, Zimbabwe Independent
    South Africa/Zimbabwe: Report dismisses 'human tsunami of migrants' claim, IRIN
    Commodity boom eats into aid for world's hungry, Reuters

    Mail and Guardian


    Bill Moyers Journal

    Poet Robert Bly on greed in America & Grace Lee Boggs on civil rights, Moyers

    Consortium News

    Neck Deep: The Real Colin Powell, Parry
    Bowing Before an American Tyranny, Parry
    Questions for General Petraeus, Budowsky


    Understanding the Contemporary Republican Party: Authoritarians Have Taken Control (Pt. 1), John Dean

    Online Journal

    Bush's bogus bailout: Introduction to Tony Soprano Economics 101, Baker
    A blast from the past, Pease
    Hurricane Katrina and war -- what is the connection?, Hossein-zadeh
    The necessary embrace of conspiracy, Shetterly
    How do you sell factory farming? With dollar bills and nose plugs, Rosenberg
    Was Libya framed for Lockerbie bombing?, Heard

    Drug Corp Watch

    Drug company settles with DOJ, John O'Brien
    Biovail Suit Gets Support, Peter Brieger
    Attorney Subpoenas J&J, AstraZeneca and Lilly for Hidden Antipsychotic Data Part I, Evelyn Pringle
    Why Doctors Often Dismiss Drug Side Effects, Dr Joseph Mercola
    Minnesota Law Sheds More Light on Drug Companies, Dr Joseph Mercola
    Drug Company Settles Suit For Nearly $200-Million, CBS4
    Drug Company-Funded Statin Studies Biased, Dr. John Briffa
    Under the Influence?, Kent Sepkowitz
    Consumer Health Guide Reveals Nutritional Deficiencies Caused by Prescription Drugs, Mike Adams
    Drug Makers Should Inform Patients of Potential Conflicts, Des Moines Register
    Pfizer Breach Exposes Data on 34,000 People, Jaikumar Vijayan Framingham
    3 Nevadans Take on Drugmaker, Martha Bellisle
    Experts Say Birth Defect Risks Outweigh Benefits of SSRIs, Evelyn Pringle
    Senate Calls for Drug Companies to Disclose Gifts to Doctors, Julius A. Karash
    In U.S., Science is Distorted to Promote Political and Corporate Agendas, Mike Adams
    Pharma Spin and Child Suicide Rates , AHRP
    Nigeria: Groups Demand Compensation for Pfizer Victims, Hamisu Muhammad
    Sidelining Safety — The FDA's Inadequate Response to the IOM, Sheila Weiss Smith
    FDA Halts Sale Of Libido-Increasing Injectable Tanning Drug, Consumerist
    FDA Stands Accused of Giving Safety Too Low a Priority , PharmaTimes
    Medical Groups, State Senator Seek Drug Company Disclosures, Kellie Houx
    CDC Covering Up Serious Hazards of Water Fluoridation, Dr Joseph Mercola
    Top 20 Things That are More Dangerous to Children than Lead Paint in Mattel Toys, Mike Adams
    Scientists and Professionals Lash Out Against Water Fluoridation, Adam Miller
    FDA Issues Warning to Injectable Tanning Product, KansasCity.Com
    FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine,

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