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Recent Bush Watch Features

Bush Watch Feature: Cartoon Caption Contest , the editors
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

American creatives take refuge from the Berlin, Connolly
Torturing the soul of America , Ed
The American dream in reverse, Ed
A muse unplugged: 'whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture', Ed
The perceived reality in Iraq depends on who's cooking the statistics, Hoyt
Unfriendly skies: civilized air travel should be the norm, not the exception, Ed
Same old party, same old psychopathology, Krugman
The testing lab: dangerous sealer stayed on shelves after recall, Lipton
House GOP who stick with Bush on children's health will pay with their careers, Hulse
Herbicidal spraying of Afghan poppy fields could stir undying hatred of America, Semple &Golden
Immigration, black sheep and Swiss rage, Sciolino
Killer of Russian journalists is known but who ordered it?, Chivers
Gordon Brown may not get away with his 11 long years at Blair's side after all, Perlez
Gaza rocket is said to have longer range, Erlanger
He can act but can he debate? Untested Thompson faces rivals for the first time, Saulny
Going to court but let's execute him anyway, Liptak
Diana inquest focuses on secret taping by NSA and FBI, Doward


Stem cell research earns scientists Nobel Medicine prize
Ex-spymaster set to succeed Musharraf as army chief
Myanmar's military junta seeks reconciliation with buddist monks
Interpol launches global hunt for Internet paedophile
Che Guevara honored on 40th anniversary of his death
Euro ducks 1.41 dollars amid eurozone finance meet
Costa Rica backs free trade with US: president

News Bullets

Report: Judges still at great risk
FCC refuses to probe warrantless taps
Dems give up on CIA jails for intel bill
Quiet hybrid cars hard on blind
Burmese pogroms decried worldwide
Neo-Nazi attacks up in E. Germany
Student booted for Edwards T-shirt
Secret CIA jails 'still active'

Op-Ed Roundup

Mario Cuomo:
How Congress Forgot Its Own Strength
Noam Chomsky:
US/Indo Nuclear Agreement: Derailing a Deal
Cynthia Boaz/Shaazka Beyerle:
Burma’s Saffron Revolution: Goodbye, Generals.
Norman Solomon:
How Sputnik Contributed to the Marriage of Science and Weaponry
Heather Wokusch:
Pope Versus President
Elizabeth Sullivan:
How the Law Lost Out to Laws of Politics at the Justice Department
Robert Weiner:
Orwell in 2007
Rupert Cornwell:
Out of America
Daniel Baer:
The Immorality of Blackwater
James Bovard:
Are Presidents Entitled to Kill Foreigners?
Peter Rothberg:
Bush Versus Children
John Sweeney/Mike Cerbo:
Veto Funding for Children’s Health Care? What Could You Be Thinking?
Saturday, October 06
Jeremy Scahill:
The Scandal of Blackwater
Christopher Brauchli:
A Panglossian View of Success
Mark Weisbrot:
Threats, Dirty Tricks, Fake Polls: Costa Rica Votes Under Duress on ‘Free Trade’
Ray McGovern:
So Who’s Afraid of the Israel Lobby?
Bernie Sanders:
Fair Trade
Johann Hari:
The Last Green Taboo: Engineering the Planet
Brian Eno:
This Ban Will Not Stop Us
Jeff Cohen:
Pundit Elite Enraptured by Hillary’s ‘Flawless Campaign’
Helen Thomas:
The Democrats Who Enable Bush
Mark Hertsgaard:
The Making of a Climate Movement
Glenn Greenwald:
The Latest Revelations of Lawbreaking, Torture and Extremism
Andrew Greeley:
Why Are There No War Crimes Trials?
Margaret Krome:
We Need Peacemakers to Counteract Warmongers
Clive Stafford Smith:
Gitmo: America’s Black Hole
John Bailey:
Global Warming Requires Local Solutions
Christopher Cooper:
To Find Out Something Only Dead Men Know
Rosa María Pegueros:
‘The War’? I’m Sticking to ‘Law and Order’
David Michael Green:
Murdering Butter with Guns
Paige Doughty:
Unencumbered Travel: Environmental Impacts on the Border, Disposable Cups, and Old Band-Aids
Seumas Milne:
The Fallout from an Attack on Iran Would Be Devastating

Today's Special: Blackwater Story Has Legs

Accountability on the battlefield: Congress must rein in Blackwater's 'christian' orcs, Ed
Blackwater shootings 'deliberate murder...not even a brick was thrown at them', Glanz &Rubin
Playing Politics With Blackwater
Blackwater's Batman Prince: but Batman wasn't a ruthless, faux military slaughterer, Risen

Today's Special: Drug Corp Watch

OxyContin Drug Company Sued for Millions, Pharmaceutical News
FDA To Think About Drug Category Between Rx and OTC, FDA
Appendix Not Useless After All? It Might Produce Good Germs , Seth Borenstein
Ultrasound Drugs Face, Scott Hensley
Indian Pharmaceuticals – Targeting the Poor Sweetens the Profits Pill, Rajesh Chhabara
CDC and APHL Make Influenza Virus Sequence Data Publicly Accessible,
Eli Lilly to Bolster Zyprexa Warning, John Russell
Bristol-Myers Squibb to Pay More Than $515 Million to Resolve Allegations of Illegal Drug Marketing and Pricing, PNC
Danger Lurking In Flu Shots , Greg Ciola
FDA Spends $1.5M to Improve Work Culture, Associated Press
Judicial Watch Releases Analysis of FDA Data Claiming Gardasil Vaccination Can Lead to Serious Health Problems, Death, Kaiser
Lilly Adds Strong Warning Label to Zyprexa, a Schizophrenia Drug , Alex Berenson
Eli Lilly Updates Zyprexa, Symbyax Labels on FDA Advice,
Polio Outbreak in Nigeria Sparked by Vaccine, Experts Say, Associated PressPublished: October 5, 2007
1,300 Generic Drugs Stuck Waiting FDA Approval — FDA Vows to Speed up Process, PAL
Mass. Settles with Drug Company, Boston Globe Business Team
Corporate Greed, Intellectual Property Laws and the Destruction of Human Civilization, Mike Adams
Texas A&M Hearing Reveals Lack of Oversight in Country's Biodefense Labs, Emily Ramshaw
MedImmune Awaits Word from the CDC on FluMist Vaccine, Steve Berberich
Doctors in Denial About Vaccine Reactions?, Dr Mercola
News Alert: Common Childhood Vaccination Promotes New Superbugs , Dr Mercola

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

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 - Today's Editorials

Patent Fight
Rescue for Children
More Torture Memos
Mensroom: Mr. Craig Stays
Dems Rise: Virginia Faces the Ballot
Pakistan's Tainted Election
Kid's HealthThe Debate Goes On - Op-Ed Columns

'Socialized Medicine' Quackery
A Dutch Retreat on Speech?
Bridges to Somewhere
North Korean Mystery
Why Is This GOP Strategist Smiling? - Nation

Nuclear Power Primed for Comeback
Record Heat Halts Chicago Marathon
US, UK Scientists Win Nobel in Medicine
As War Dragged On, Coverage Tone Weighed Heavily on Anchors
A Knell for Lobsters On Long Island Sound
Case Tests Boundaries of Prayer in Sports
Democrats to Offer New Surveillance Rules
Utah Men Accused of Trying to Export Fighter Jet Parts to Canada; Iran is a B... - World

Top Iraqis Pull Back From Key U.S. Goal
Costa Ricans Vote on Trade Pact
Chopper Escorting Musharraf Crashes
Iraqi Probe Faults Blackwater Guards
Gorilla Habitat Seized By Rebels in Congo
WORLD IN BRIEF:Egypt Demonstration
Russians Honor a Crusading Journalist
Darfur Town Held by Army Is Burned - Sunday Outlook

The Protocols of the Elders of Turkey
5 Myths About Sick Old Europe
Forget Easy Money. Try Saving a Few Bucks.
I Hear America Talking
Who Made Hillary Queen?
Chill out.
Sure, He's Got Guns for Hire. But They're Just Not Worth It.
More Torture Memos

Boston Globe

Military sees big decline in black enlistees, Williams + Baron
Audits find Medicare recipients victims of deceptive sales tactics, BG
Let the foreign money flow, Ed.

Chicago Sun Times

Bush: U.S. 'does not torture people' , Loven
GIs, we got yer back. Stabbing it., Smith

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

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


Build-up to an attack: Petraeus blames Iran for Iraq debacle, Goldenberg
Deep cuts in British troops in Iraq expected soon, Norton-Taylor
Taiwan could be a model for US health care: single-payer with no extra cost, Williams
I am creating artificial life, declares US gene pioneer, Pilkington
A week of the Iraq War for Texas: 1 dead, 10 wounded every week, Younge
The Scandal of Blackwater: Blame Condi Rice and the State Department, Jeremy Scahill
Good judgment, competence,team-building, compassion vs sexual morality, Watkin
Ron Paul takes it to the bank.. five million in contributions, Weigel


Six years and counting: What is the point in Afghanistan?, Cockburn
Ignominy in Afghanistan: 40 more years as a target?, Editorial

Times Online

Petraeus and Crocker escalate the rhetoric on Iran, Baldwin
No defense against children of death: the suicide bombers, Robert Baer
Unintended consequences: Bush’s Iraqi gift of victory to Iran’s hardmen, Galbraith
Secret cremations hide Burma killings, Anon
Bush's torturers follow where the Nazis led, Sullivan
Britain finally does the right thing: Admits Iraqi interpreters, Webster
Return of the bodysnatchers: US funeral directors sell corpses for cash, Ayres


ABC, news

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

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
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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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US: Green Group Attacks Oil Giant on Climate Research , Benjamin
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US: Cribs Recalled After Deaths of 2 Children, Grynbaum
US: Graft in Military Contracts Spread From Base, Thompson+Schmit

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