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Recent Bush Watch Features

Bush Watch Exclusive: The Wacky World of William Smith , William Smith
Comment: Our Take On The News , politex
Bush Watch Blast: 25 Op-Eds , various
Ed/News: Ex-Prez of Mexico Confirms Bush Watch Allegation Re "Cowboy" Bush , Politex
Ed/News: Greenspan Confirms Bush Watch Allegation Re Iraq Oil War , Politex
Op-Eds: Smirking Chimp Editors' Picks , various
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

Misleading spin on children's health: Bush ideology of ruthless neglect is at stake, Ed
Common sense and credit cards: time to reform this predatory industry, Ed
The angriest justice: furious Clarence needs anger management , Ed
The big spill: Exxon Mobil and MSM still ignoring worst oil spill ever, Ed
Conservatives are such jokers: your suffering just makes them laugh, Krugman
The Republican collapse: Bush destroys even the vehicle he rode to power, Brooks
Foreign policy, privatized: we need better ways of overseeing contractors, Stanger &Omnivore
When Texas capped malpractice suits, doctors flooded in, Blumenthal
I torture, therefore I am: BushReich torture policy bursts into the open again, Johnston &Shane
Paintball widower crusades for safety: people have to die for reform in this country, Parrish
Is the Army misusing anthropologists to subdue Afghan and Iraqi resistance?, Rohde
House bill puts contractors in war zone under American criminal law , Herszenhorn
Will the Haditha massacre go unacknowledged and unpunished?, von Zielbauer
Korean summit results exceed low expectations, Onishi
Iraqi judge says Maliki government has stolen $18 billion so far, Reuters
Guilty plea stands but Craig will stick around to embarrass the GOP, Hulse
U.S. called lax at policing labs handling biohazards, Lipton
New Mexico's GOP Senator Domenici announces retirement, AP
GOP contenders self-harm for Bush on child health veto, Healy
Official's ties to Katrina contractor are scrutinized, Shenon
New Yorker article points to advanced US preparations for war on Iran, Symonds
Markets continue to rise but US dollar slides, Beams


Pakistan's Musharraf signs reconciliation deal with ex-premier Bhutto
South Africa issues arrest warrant for police chief
Spanish police detain Basque separatist leadership
Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi considers offer to meet top general
US court in record fine for illegal file-sharing
RBS set to win ABN Amro takeover as Barclays bows out
US job growth returns; revision eliminates August drop

News Bullets

  • Families Brace for SCHIP Demise
  • Sighting of Amazon Group Bolsters Environmentalist Case
  • Aussies Lose Confidence In The US and George W. Bush
  • Gorbachev: US ‘Victory Complex’ Is Costly, Prevents More Peaceful World
  • US Wants to Bring Colombia Tactics to Afghan Drug War
  • Amnesty Lists Horrors of US Executions
  • Blackwater Project Foes Hope For Backlash
  • Code Pink Finds Marine Recruiters In Berkeley - Protests Begin
  • Secret US Endorsement of Severe Interrogations
  • Chevron’s Links to Burma Stir Critics to Demand It Pull Out
  • Minnesota College Bans Nobel Laureate Tutu From Talk On Peace and Justice
  • ‘Howl’ Too Hot To Hear: 50 Years After Poem Ruled Not Obscene, Radio Fears To Air It
  • Venezuela Defends Iran, Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ US Policy On Terror
  • US Protests Shrink While Anti-War Sentiment Grows
  • Abu Ghraib Prisoners Accuse US Companies of Torture
  • Ex-White House Lawyer Speaks of ‘Legal Mess’ of Illegal Spying
  • More Schools Are Riding An Eco-Friendly Green Wave
  • Soldiers Hunt Dissidents in Myanmar
  • New Details In The Blackwater Shootings Don’t Mesh With Firm’s Version
  • Israel Says It Bombed Syria, But Still Won’t Say Why
  • Citigroup, Bank of America Raked Over Coal
  • ‘I hate All Iranians,’ US Aide Tells British MPs
  • US House Democrats Seek January 2009 Iraq Pullout
  • Gay Rights Groups Angered by Weaker Antidiscrimination Bill
  • Report: State Dept., Blackwater Cooperated To Neutralize Killings
  • U.N.: Violence In Afghanistan Up Almost 25 Percent In ‘07
  • Court Reverses Bush On Archive Secrecy
  • Poor Suffer Most from Crime and Disasters, Says UN
  • In Oregon, ‘Impeach’ Is Not Just A Bumper Sticker
  • Supreme Court Denies Hearing For Fired ‘Honk For Peace’ Teacher
  • Most in Poll Want War Funding Cut
  • Obama to Urge Elimination of World’s Nuclear Weapons

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Norman Solomon:
    Sputnik, 50 Years Later: The Launch of Techno-Power
    Cindy Sheehan:
    Imagine Peace
    John Dear:
    The Martyrdom of Burma’s Marching Monks
    Ramesh Thakur:
    US, Iran Play with Fire
    Charlie Cray:
    Cecilie Surasky:
    Dissenting at Your Own Risk
    Adrian Hamilton:
    Sanctions Won’t Bring Down Burma’s Government
    Megan Tady:
    Recipe for Disaster
    David Lebedoff:
    New Quiz Should Leave Prospective Immigrants at a Loss for Words
    Leonard Pitts:
    A Thousand Ways to Disconnect, and Now a Hugging Ban, Too
    James McGovern:
    The Iraq Money Pit
    Peter Spalding:
    Myanmar: It is Time to Play the Olympics Card.
    Matthew Yglesias:
    Who’s Giving Money to Bill Clinton?
    Patt Morrison:
    Blackwater: Not in Our Backyards

    Today's Special: Latin America

    policymakers the world over have boosted the profits of drug lords and fostered narcostates that would frighten Al Capone.,
    Arrested `Drug Queen' Enthralls Mexico, AP
    Bush a 'windshield cowboy,' Mexico's Fox says, Arizona Republic
    US-Mexico claim drugs blitz 'success' after 25 years of failure, BBC
    Possible Guatemala Presidents Compete, Prensa Latina
    Costa Rica: CAFTA under threat as Vice-President resigns for using dirty tricks,
    Costa Rica United against Trade Deal, Prensa Latina
    Cuba's Che Guevara still inspires, four decades after death, Caribbean NN
    Church Backs Cuban Literacy Program for Haiti, Prensa Latina
    Strike Paralyzes the Dominican Republic, Prensa Latina
    Terrorist Accomplice Enjoys Impunity in El Salvador , Periodico 26
    The Great Powers' Enmity Against Aristide, National Catholic Reporter
    Dozens of Colombia politicians killed ahead of vote, Reuters
    While Ambassadors Lie, the Drug War in Colombia Is More Destructive Than Ever, Narco News
    Venezuela Responds to US Secretary of Defense,
    Venezuela's Foreign Minister on Democracy Now!, Venezuelanalysis
    Using Oil Diplomacy to Sever Venezuela’s Dependence, Venezuelanalysis
    Powerful corporations Brazil's landowning elite a new lease on its degenerate lifestyle, Brazzil
    The Smartest Thing China Could Do Right Now: Invest $ 200 Billion from their US trade surplus in Brazil, Brazzil

    Today's Alternative Special: Tom Paine

    Taking Church To School
    Phony Patriotism
    Not A Christian Nation
    Republican Rank-And-File Increasingly Opposed To Unfettered Trade
    EPA Asked To Regulate Ship Emissions
    New Orleans Corruption Cases Multiply
    Bush Says Iraq Exit Would Bolster Iran
    Progressive Allies Fracture Over No Child Left Behind Reauthorization

    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

    Score one for diplomacy: Bush thinks the deal in N.Korea will shield his Iraq project, Ed
    Bush & strongman Chertoff conduct brutal,incompetent raids in NY suburbs, Ed
    The legacy of Sputnik: progress in space means working with other nations, Ed
    The big spill: Exxon Mobil has spilled 30 million gallons of oil at Newtown Creek, Ed
    Ah Newtie, we hardly knew ye: the GOP league of extraordinary turkeys, Collins
    The new L-word: neocon, Cohen
    The 'values' test: Bush-duped evangelical conservatives seek party, Dobson
    Secret U.S. endorsement of severe interrogations: read it and weep for America, Shane, Johnston &Risen
    Bush vetoes child health bill behind closed doors as override gathers force, Stolberg &Hulse
    E.P.A. is petitioned to limit ship emissions, Barringer
    Security bulletin problem creates message flood, Lipton
    For Baltimore, housing slump slows a revivalCooper, Uchitelle
    N. Koreans agree to disable nuclear facilities, Cooper
    Pledging peace, Koreans agree on economic projects, Onishi
    Monks are silenced, and for now, internet is too, Mydans
    Ex-paratrooper is suspect in a Blackwater killing, Broder
    Bombs kill two, wound Polish envoy in Baghdad as Iraq politicians condemn US, von Zielbauer
    Kurds reach new oil deals, straining ties with Baghdad, Oppel Jr.
    Pakistan talks are stalled, Bhutto says, Masood
    Syria, seeking investors, turns cautiously to Iran, Naylor
    Dems won't block Mukasey : too much posturing, not enough truth, Shenon
    Senate approves military spending: military-industrial complex eats America's wealth, AP
    Another Big Gop, Pete V. Domenici, will retire leaving Senate opening for Dems, Herszenhorn
    Dems split on ways to ease foreclosure crisis, Andrews

    Boston Globe

    Admiral Mullen reports for duty , Jackson
    Playing the Myanmar name game , Greenway
    Foreign firms take advantage, Weisman
    The cancer of bad policy, Ed
    Groups urge US oversight, Bender
    Family of soldier killed in Afghanistan say she raised concerns before her death , Levinson + Bierman
    Greener policy in the pipeline , Ed.

    Chicago Tribune

    Minority areas hit hardest by eminent domain , Page
    Bush takes page from Bill Clinton playbook , Silva
    Giving soft bigotry a break , Page
    Jena 6 defendant out of jail , Simpson
    Cleaning up after Bush: It was 'childrens do learn' , Silva


    Nuclear Accord with North Korea Hailed by U.S., Strobel+Johnson
    Maverick GOP Presidential Contender Ron Paul Pulls In Serious Cash, Talev
    Democrats to Hammer GOP over Bush's Latest Veto, Pugh+Talev
    New Military Leaders Question Iraq Mission, Youssef+Schoof
    Gallup Releases First Survey of Well-Being Worldwide, Greve
    Iraqi Judge: Corruption Undermines Iraq's Future, Schoof
    Recruiting Gets Tougher for Army During Wartime, Montgomery
    Craig Says He'll Stay until End of Term, Bolstad
    Clinton Vows Billions for Science Research, Stearns
    In Basra, Vigilantes Wage Deadly Campaign Against Women, Price+al Basri
    House Votes to Bring All Iraq Security Contractors Under U.S. Law, Barrett

    > - Today's Editorials

    Children's Health Check
    Sen. Clinton's Empty Table
    Foreclosure Fraud
    Mr. Edwards Goes Public
    Depoliticizing Justice
    The Saffron Olympics
    Mr. Bush Gets Warmer - Op-Ed Columns

    Bush's Unhealthy Veto
    What We Owe the Burmese
    Pink Panic In the GOP
    Ecuador's Hugo Chavez?
    A Democratic Transition at Treasury
    Clinton's Game of Dodgeball
    Dangerous Logjam on Surveillance
    Echoes of Tiananmen Square

    LA Times

    Los Angeles Times - Opinion

    A veto on kids' healthcare
    Iraq: You can't win with civil wars
    Less Amish, no one is safe
    The unspeakable American culture
    The academic struggles of Latinos in the U.S
    Pay what you want for Radiohead
    Darfur deadly for peacekeepers

    SF Chronicle

    63% turnout in Ukraine election / Orange Revolution looks like winner, but co...
    Iraqi politicians blast vote in U.S. Senate on partition / Shiite and Sunni A...
    Fixing small problems helps reduce fatal airline crashes
    14,000 rally in Oakland to hear Hillary Clinton speak
    Supreme Court convenes to crowded, controversial docket
    Folks in leather, chaps and thongs throng Folsom Street Fair
    In S.F., presiding U.S. Episcopal bishop affirms same-sex unions
    Leather and corsets and whips, oh my / Folsom Street Fair draws the bondage c...

    SFGate: Chronicle Op-Ed

    New Zealand charges ahead in race to address climate change
    Preserve education reform law
    Our fraying Internet infrastructure
    Halo 3's halo
    In the path of disaster
    What money hasn't bought

    SFGate: Mark Morford

    The great American hypocrisy tour / Larry Craig's bathroom stall! Haggard's m...
    The Republican who likes gays / Behold, an extraordinary event, the most asto...
    The fall of the Godmongers / Praise Jesus, it's the collapse of evangelical C...
    Eat this, you fat, sad idiot / Who, pray who, is still sucked in by grotesque...
    Iraq, deep in your bones / A war that isn't really a war, the great humiliati...
    Welcome home, have some gunfire / Nothing like returning from vacation to the...
    Just How Gay Is The GOP? / Sen. Larry 'Wide Stance' Craig, just another in a ...
    I Hate You I Hate You I Hate You / There's nasty, there's puerile, and then t...


    Globe and Mail

    TORONTO STAR: News Top Stories

    Canada's worst public health disaster: Accused exonerated
    Tory backtracks on schools

    From the Editorial page

    Tory opens door to two-tier care
    Warning signs for Toronto
    Bush's leap very small step for planet
    Genuine progress in past four years
    People-friendly streets
    Health advice free and contradictory



    US approves N Korea nuclear plan, BBC
    Blackwater boss grilled by Congressional committee over Iraq, BBC
    US homes sales plumb record low, BBC
    Ford leads drop in US car sales, BBC
    Kabul hit by another suicide bomb, BBC
    Israel admits air strike on Syria, BBC
    UK PM, Gordon Brown, visits Iraq and announces troop cut in Basra, BBC
    Syria restores Iraqi visa limits, BBC
    Iran college asks Bush to speak, BBC
    US claims success in war on drugs, BBC


    Move along, nothing to see: No murder charges for Haditha massacre, MacAskill
    First Husband wants to be America's GoodWill Ambassador, Burkeman
    Republican sleight of hand on voting not yet dead in California, MacAskill
    Bill Clinton in London to raise money for Hillary, Burkeman
    Latin American unites against Bush-Blair patronization, Foley
    Mercenaries, murder and mayhem: The Blackwater Portfolio, Blumenthal
    US Supreme Court docket: more decisions for the powerful?, Roosevelt
    The fallout from Iran attack will be devastating, Milne
    Does anyone read dreary, boring Roger Cohen?, Tomasky Guardian

    Middle of the road Hillary: a radical?, Abramsky
    Obama's grassroots appeal, Flanders
    America's corporate censorship: your phone calls may be censored, Kennedy


    US wants to aerial crop spray all poppy fields in Afghanistan, Sengupta
    Californian cities vote on smoking ban in apartments, Gumbel
    The Big Question: Are North and South Korea working towards reunification at last?, Penketh
    British Prime Minister backs Bush's plans for Iran strike, Doyle
    Obama refuses to engage in attack politics, Doyle
    he great American economic horror story-- Trust is missing, King
    President Guiliani? He's be worse than Bush, Hari
    Burma lies bleeding as West's feeble efforts are useless, Smith

    Times Online

    US drug laws condemned as racist, Baldwin
    EU envoy hurt as three are killed in co-ordinated bomb attacks, Haynes
    Who wouldn't pay good money to see this? Rudy vs. Religious Right, Reid
    Thousands of monks said to be in Burma's gulag, Denby
    Neo-con godfather says 'Bomb Iran' in meeting with Bush and Rove, Baxter
    Putin's plan to stay in power as Prime Minister, Halpin
    Bloggers who risked all to reveal Burma junta's crackdown, Denby
    Judge Thomas: Book reveals one angry, bitter, disturbed man, Baxter
    Jenna defends her Dad against criticism, Baxter


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Mexican president calls migration 'inevitable,' should be accommodated, Houstaon Chronicle
    Why Many Immigrants Say 'We Are All Elvira' Now, New American Media
    Indigenous Rights Violated Every Day in Mexico, Prensa Latina
    Mexicans Move on Drug-Violent Tijuana, Prensa Latina
    Guatemala's police chief quits over killings of 5 youths by police, Houston Chronicle
    Along the side of the road in Guatemala, UDW
    Salvadorans Can't Afford Medicines, Prensa Latina
    Ortega Decries World Capitalism at UN, Prensa Latina
    A brief political history of DR-CAFTA in Costa Rica, UDW
    Cuba says Bush lacks moral authority to judge anyone, Caribbean NN
    Dealing with the crime monster, Jamaica Observer
    Colombian elites fear Chavez' growing influence, UDW
    Venezuela at the UN: Global Warming a Product of Capitalism,
    Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation before Brazilian Congress, Merco Press
    Brazilian Banks Grow 130% Charging Customers 74 Different Fees, Brazzil
    Brazil Holds First Carbon Auction. Netherlands Bank Wins It, Brazzil
    Lula's push for biofuel criticised, Al Jazeera
    Paraguay's Hour of Change, UDW
    Chinese Donation to Rebuild Peruvian Schools, Prensa Latina
    Bolivian VP Warns against Closing Constituent Assembly, Prensa Latina
    Bolivia, Iran Parliaments Link, Prensa Latina
    Bolivia ignores US warnings and reaches out to Iran, Merco Press
    Evo Morales on Jon Stewart's Daily Show, Bolivia Rising

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Politics: Global Public Favours More Immigration Controls , Lobe
    Corruption-Chile: Pinochet’s Family in Jail , Estrada
    Environment: EU Troubling Fishy Waters , Cronin
    Cliamte Change: Entire Landscapes on the Move , Leahy
    Finance: Critics Press IMF on Social Spending , Aslam
    Guatemala: Concern Over Bill that Would Restrict Definition of ‘Family’ , Benítez
    Cuba: Providing the Tools for an Active, Fruitful Old Age , Acosta
    Death Penalty-US: Executions Across Country On Hold , Roy
    Trade: Exports Should Be Priority for African States , McGregor
    Burma: Fear Over the Country , Moe+Macan-Markar
    Politics: Mideast Meet Has Ambiguous Agenda , Akhavi
    Health-Paraguay: Hopes of Meeting Millennium Goals Slipping Away , Vargas
    Burma: Criticism of Total Operations Grows , Deibert
    Romania: Villagers Resist a Corporation , Ciobanu
    Solomon Island: 'Australian Peacekeeping Has an Agenda' , de Tarczynski
    Energy: Report Challenges EU Subsidies for Biofuels , Cronin
    Paraguay: Hunger Follows Worst Fires in History , Vargas
    Latin America: Nine Roads Through the Virgin Wilderness , Valente
    Cuba: Citizen Action Transforming the Barrio, Acosta
    Poland: Populism Seen behind Death Penalty Talk , Dujisin
    Portugal: Black Actors Coming Into Their Own , de Queiroz
    Politics-Iran: Islamist, Socialist Revolutions Don't Mix , Sanati

    Der Spiegel

    New Racist Assault: Skinheads Beat Up Three Greeks in Eastern Berlin
    SPIEGEL Interview with Spokesman for Burmese Opposition in Exile: 'The Regim...
    The Dark Past: Germany's FBI Examines its Nazi Roots
    Picture This: Running in Blur-lin
    Battle of the Bahn: Train Strikes in Germany Approaching
    The World from Berlin: Bavarian Power Shift
    Ukraine Elections: Tymoshenko Poised to Become PM
    Germany Wins Women's World Cup: 'We Have the Best Women in The World'

    International Herald Tribune

    See no evil, speak no truth
    Still out in the cold
    The trauma after the trauma
    Prolonging the honeymoon
    9/11 is over
    Is Hillary Clinton the new old Al Gore?
    Blogging Ahmadinejad
    Language: Translating the lingo of adultalescence

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East


    PA demands all prisoners freed within few months, staff
    Ahmadinejad calls Israel 'insult to human dignity' on Al-Quds Day, AP
    Government drafts multi-faceted plan to fight trafficking in women, Ruth Sinai
    Thousands of Palestinians crowd checkpoints to reach Ramadan prayer site, AP
    IDF troops kill armed Palestinian near Israel-Gaza border fence, staff
    For Olmert, the lives of Sudanese refugees are cheap, Ben Lynfield
    Olmert and Abbas' mission much harder than that of Barak and Arafat, Editorial
    Report: Iran worried over Syrian air defense failure in IAF strike, Yossi Melman
    Alaa Oudeh, whose legs were amputated after he was forbidden entry to Israel., Yuval Azoulay

    Al Jazeera

    US raid in Iraq kills (more) civilians, Agencies
    No one will face murder charges in the biggest case involving Iraqi civilian deaths, Agencies
    Iraq sheikh killed in roadside bomb, Agencies
    Hamas men wounded in Gaza blast, Agencies
    Iran marks Jerusalem Day, Agencies
    Afghanistan death toll rising, Al Jazeera
    Egypt Brotherhood chief to be freed, Agencies

    Middle East

    US frets at Iran's 'strategic dominance' over a country on its doorstep, Asia Times
    The Secret Air Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Z
    US Vote on Division of Iraq Blasted, Arab News
    US Security Firms in Iraq to Be More Closely Monitored, Arab News
    Iraq: Travel restrictions considered as cholera spreads, IRIN
    Blackwater business leaves Iraq reeling, Asia Times
    'We'll revoke Al-Maliki's licence before he revokes Blackwater's licence,', Al-Ahram
    Israel kills 11 Palestinians in Gaza, MET
    Onslaught in Gaza: Israel Kills 11 Palestinians, Palestine Chronicle
    Israeli incursion into West Bank refugee camp causes destruction, fear, IRIN
    Crawling on hands and knees is wearing out Abbas's kneecaps, Al-Ahram
    The Israeli lobby has enlisted US university presidents to its cause led by Ahmadinejad basher Bollinger, Al-Ahram
    Kingdom Calls on Israel to Freeze Settlements, Wall, Arab News
    Spectre of partition in Lebanon, Al-Ahram
    Syria: Oil price rises could provoke unrest, IRIN
    Ahmadinejad Lauded for ‘Lion’s Den’ Visit, Arab News
    President Ahmadinejad calls for global “coalition for peace”, Tehran Times
    170 Killed as NATO, US Warplanes Pound Taleban Hide-Outs, Arab News
    Afghanistan: Thousands flee Taliban, aerial bombing in south, IRIN
    Afghanistan: Increasing armed robberies, abductions in Herat, IRIN
    Are women intruders in this country?, Arab News
    Yemen: Rebellion in north causing psychological problems, say aid workers, IRIN
    Egypt's largest workers' action in 20 years, Al-Ahram

    Daily Star



    Iraqis to Pay China $100 Million for Weapons for Police , The Washington Post
    Can Fukuda Improve Ties With China? , The Japan Times
    More China-Made Products Pulled from US Shelves , CBC
    Chinese Media Go Easy on Junta, Asia Times
    Dousing Fires in China's Economy, Asia Times
    House Backs Sale of F-16s to Taiwan, McClatchy
    China May Win New Space Race, NASA Says, The Associated Press
    China's Economic Clout Could Curb Taiwan's Dream, Embassy
    North Korea May Begin Nuclear Declaration Next Week , Reuters UK
    A Giant Trade Partnership of Unequals, Asia Times

    Inter Press Service

    South East Asia

    Search increases for cameras and mobiles in Rangoon, Mizzima News
    Buddhists don't kill: ' The soldiers are soldiers first and Buddhists last.', Mizzima News
    Aung San Suu Kyi is the last hope, Mizzima News
    UN envoy meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Mizzima News
    Cracks emerge in Myanmar military unity, Asia Times
    Myanmar defends crackdown, Al Jazeera
    Hints of Myanmar power struggle, Al Jazeera
    Whiteshirts - Burma Junta's Storm Troopers, IPS
    Blast hits Thai army headquarters, Al Jazeera
    Coordinated bombings rock the South of Thailand, Bankok Post
    Doesn't anyone have a policy in Thailand?, Bankok Post
    Indonesia can push for major reform in Myanmar, Jakarta Post
    Philippine Elections Chief Resigns Amid Bribery Allegations, Arab News

    Asia Times, opinion

    SPENGLER : The devil and Alan Greenspan
    Economy: No such thing as a Sure Thing
    Cracks emerge in Myanmar military unity
    Al-Qaeda wants a part of Afghan talks
    An anti-US, anti-al-Qaeda voice is silenced
    China reshuffle sends message to Taiwan
    FILM REVIEW : A failed kingdom ; The Kingdom directed by Peter Berg
    Ahmadinejad and Bush: Mirror men

    The Hindu, news


    US Africa Command: Aid crusader or meddling giant?, Mail and Guardian
    Fierce fighting rocks Somali capital, Mail and Guardian
    Somalia: Ethiopian troops seen in new places,
    Worries over increasing African exodus to Yemen, IRIN
    Somalis face worsening plight, Al Jazeera
    Somalia: Living in fear of more floods, IRIN
    Ethiopia: Ogaden Crisis Strikingly Similar to Darfur,
    Sudan: Darfur attackers 'committed war crimes', IRIN
    Darfur attack: 'The fighting was terrible', Mail and Guardian
    Senegal threatens Darfur pullout, Al Jazeera
    Mandela's Elders group including Jimmy Carter. First mission: Darfur, allAfrica
    A deadly cholera epidemic has broken out in several regions of Sierra Leone. , IRIN
    Sierra Leone: Salimatu Thoronka, “I have given birth to four children since losing my legs”, IRIN
    Nigeria: Court Adjourns Killer Drug Case Against Pfizer, allAfrica
    Nigeria readies for Pfizer battle, Al Jazeera
    President Yar'Adua condemns killing of Nigerian soldiers in Sudan, Guardian (Nigeria)
    Last surviving nationalist leader: Our Dream for Nigeria Not Realised, This Day
    Aircraft crashes in DR Congo. Safety record an embarrassment, Al Jazeera
    DR Congo: Review of Mining Contracts Marred By Lack of Transparency, allAfrica
    The logging industry in DR Congo is out of control, greenpeace
    Great Lakes army chiefs meet for security talks, Mail and Guardian
    Uganda: More house girls taking DNA tests, claim bosses deny offspring, Monitor
    Why women in Isingiro will ‘always’ deliver babies in the bushes, Monitor
    Uganda: Picking up the pieces as Lord’s Resistance Army war winds down, IRIN
    Kenya: Private agony of public clinics, IRIN
    Kenya: Debt Blamed On Graft, The Nation (Nairobi)
    Tsvangirai calls for free polls in Zimbabwe, Al Jazeera
    Zimbabwe's inflation rate 6,592 per cent, Aljazeera
    Rescue of thousands of trapped S Africa miners under way, Al Jazeera
    'It is made so clear that the poor slum dwellers are not Citizens', allAfrica

    Mail and Guardian


    Drug Corp Watch

    FDA warns Genzyme about French plant problems, Mass High Tech
    FDA Asks Eli Lilly to Stop Promotion of Cymbalta, AP
    FDA Mulls Expanding US Drug Sales, Lauran Neergaard
    FDA Denies Plan in Works to Restrain Cough and Cold Medicines , Neil Osterweil
    FDA seeks to bypass doctors with behind-the-counter drug sales via pharmacists, Mike Adams
    American Labs Mishandle Deadly Germs; More than 100 accidents and missing shipments since 2003, AP
    US Supreme Court will Decide Pharmaceutical Co.'s Lawsuit Protection, Edmund A. Normand
    Screening Kids Poses Risk of Harm, Dr. Daniel B. Fisher
    When is a Conflict of Interest a Conflict?, Brandon Keim
    U.S. Labs Mishandling Deadly Germs , Larry Margasak
    Flu Shots Cause Autism and Alzheimer's , John Best
    Nigeria: Pfizer - Civil Groups Demand Compensation, Sani Babadoko
    Cymbalta Promotion Halted by FDA, Robert J. Binstock
    FDA rebukes Lilly for Cymbalta promotion — pigs fail to fly, hell remains unfrozen, PAL
    CDC Considering Surprise Checks for Labs that Handle Dangerous Germs, AP
    CDC Study Links Thimerosal In Vaccines To Motor/Phonic Tics And Deficits In Attention, Behavior Control, Verbal IQ, Medical News
    Kentucky Sues Makers of OxyContin , Samira Jafari
    Mylan Acquires Generics Business of Merck KGaA, Datamonitor
    Tamiflooey: Flu Med Survives Waste Water , Ed Silverman
    Mishandling of Germs on Rise at US Labs, AP
    South Beach Diet Author Blasts U.S. Sick-Care System, M.T. Whitney
    FDA Conducts Safety Review Of Bone-Building Drugs, Jennifer Corbett Dooren
    FDA Warns Against Cold and Cough Remedies Made for Children, Pharmaceutical News
    Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research , FDA
    What Killed Rebecca Riley?, CBS
    FDA Officials Sued Over Conflict of Interest Part II, Evelyn Pringle
    Women Not Warned About SSRI-Related Lung Birth Defect, Evelyn Pringle
    FDA: Kids' Medicines NOT Recommended, Liz Marlantes, Greg McCown and Mary Bruce
    IG Finds FDA Fails at Overseeing Drug Testing Sites , Amy Doolittle
    FDA to Fight Cough Supressant Industry Over Ingredient, Brian White
    Inside the FDA, Maggie Mahar
    FDA Warns Physicians Against Prescribing Fentora for Off-label Uses, AAFP
    Deal Set to Cut Prescription Drug Abuse, Andrew Jack
    Drug's Price Up More Than $21,000, Karl Stark
    Not Again! More Diabetes Drug Dangers, Dr Joseph Mercola
    The CDC's Point-Three Problem, Dan Olmsted
    Will Doctors Shut Down In-Store Clinics or Let the Market Decide?, Adam Chavez
    Hospitals Rip Off Self-paying, Poor Customers with Triple Prices Compared to Insurance Reimbursements, David Gutierrez
    We Can Do Without TeenScreen, Tony Zizza
    Bristol-Myers Squibb to Pay $515 Million for Doctor Kickback Scheme , Jonathan Saltzman
    Vaccine, Disorder Link Debated, Adrianne Flores
    CDC Study Misleading About Vaccines Safety, NAA
    The C-Section Epidemic, Jennifer Block


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