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Recent Bush Watch Features

Prez primary scam: Why and how the game is rigged , Michael Scherer
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

Scandals, retirements decimate congressional Republicans, Martin
Do Bush & his torturers just follow Nazis or are they actual, card-carrying modern American Nazis?, Sullivan
Gen. Musharraf's cynical win: nothing like a totally crooked election in plain view, Ed
Hobbling the census: is Bush doing this by intention or by neglect?, Ed
The public's right to know: shield law for journalists passes Senate milestone, Ed
High-stakes flimflam: break the test zealots' strangelehold on our schools, Herbert
Aging and gay, and facing prejudice in twilight, Gross
A quest for energy in the globe's remote places, Mouawad
The Brits are leaving Iraq, driven out by fighters with grenades and mortars, Perlez
Car bombs kill 22 in northern Iraq: as long as we're there, violence can't end, Reuters
Students in Iran protest Bush doppelganger dictator Ahmadinejad, Fathi
Army accused of razing Darfur town, Polgreen
Copter escorting Musharraf crashes, Masood
15 executions break Afghan moratorium: civilized countries (not US) protest, AP
Giddy Dems worry about 'how they look', not what is right on illegal wiretaps , Lichtblau &Hulse
Biden says Hillary's strange vote on Iran Guards facilitates Bush war plan , Cooper
Large union declines to endorse a candidate, Greenhouse
Obama proposes capping greenhouse gases and making polluters pay, Zeleny
The perils of playing front-runner: Hillary's 'anti-war hawk'slipped its noose on Iran, Nagourney
American faces espionage charges in Nigeria , Polgreen


Pakistan fighting kills 250, civilians flee
Bombings and shootings kill 33 in Iraq
Israeli police grill Olmert in corruption probe
Darfur rebels say Khartoum using growing violence ahead of peace talks
Thanks for the memory: Hard-disk breakthrough wins Nobel Physics Prize
IMF lowers 2008 global growth forecast to 4.8 percent: source
EU urges flexibility from China over exchange rates

News Bullets

Couric pressured to support war?
Paul: Policy should follow founder's ideals
CNN: Iraq plagued by corruption
O'Reilly: Wipe out White House press
SCHIP costs same as 40 days in Iraq
FCC refuses to probe warrantless taps
Editor: Torture Bush, Gonzales

Op-Ed Roundup

James Carroll:
A Troubling Turn in American History
Thom Hartmann:
Columbus Day - As Rape Rules Africa and American Churches Embrace Violent ‘Christian’ Video Games
Amy Goodman:
Chevron’s Pipeline Is Regime’s Lifeline
Scott Ritter:
The Big Lie: ‘Iran Is a Threat’
Ira Chernus:
Laughing and Crying with Thomas Friedman
Cynthia Tucker:
The Damage Is Done
Neal Peirce:
Get Cool with Smart Growth
Steve Chapman:
McCain Should Know the Truth about Medical Marijuana
David Love:
Academic McCarthyism Threatens Democracy
Paul Brown:
Glacial Acceleration - A Sea of Troubles
Dante Zappala:
The Not-So-Small Price of Iraq
Beth Quinn:
President Offers Noogies Instead of Health Care

Today's Special: Bushwater

The Bush administration's ties to Blackwater
The dark truth about Blackwater
Blackwater crushed car 'to avoid traffic'
Blackwater mercenaries fired without provocation in Baghdad massacre, Randall
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 Alternative Special: Salon

Israel's rising right wing
Together, an enigmatic billionaire and a resurgent Bibi Netanyahu could put Israel on the war path. Dick Cheney, AIPAC and Iran are all watching closely.
Pakistan's election reckoning
How Saturday's poll could determine the fate of Musharraf, Bhutto -- and bin Laden.
Rudy, Mitt, Fred or John
Defend America? Check. Defeat Hillary? Check. Cause voters to hold nose and vote? Check. We give you -- the GOP nominee!
Congress to New York (and Chicago and L.A.): Drop dead
Vengeance is Brandon Mayfield's
Falsely accused of being a terrorist, the Oregon lawyer wanted something more from the government than a cash settlement. He's fighting the Patriot Act -- and so far, he's winning.
Inside Myanmar's violent crackdown

Salon: Opinion

Stop your sobbing
Doomsayers like Al Gore and Jared Diamond aren't doing the environment much good. To save the earth, we need to stop blaming and start celebrating ourselves.
How did the T get in LGBT?
The 30-year fight for a federal gay civil rights law may fail because activists insist on including rights for transgendered people too. Has gay inclusiveness gone too far too fast?
James Dobson's Rudy problem
Red, white and mercenary in Iraq
China's deadly Darfur games
The war president "at peace" with himself
Turn out the lights, Michigan

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United States

New York Times

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

Boston Globe

Iraq says 17 killed in Blackwater shooting, recommends trial, Yacoub
The burden of the Iraq 'money pit' , Ed

L.A. Times - World News

Mexico's ex-president rebukes critics
Britain to cut its Iraq forces by half
Iraqis divided by constitution's treatment of women
Gossip law is a juicy topic in Colombia
Blasts, other violence kill 37 Iraqis
Iran reopens border with northern Iraq
Iran reopened its border Monday with Iraq's northern Kurdish region, which it closed last month to protest the detention of an Iranian official there by U.S. forces.
Tehran students denounce Ahmadinejad
15 troops missing after battle in Pakistan

L.A. Times - National News

Superferry sets off the battle of Kauai
Wisconsin town mourns 6, and killer
Bush faces GOP foes on budget cuts
Return to the moon -- via Arizona
2 Americans, Briton share Nobel in medicine
Quick treatment key after minor strokes
Clinton talks trade and mortgages in Iowa

L.A. Times - California | Local News

The trouble with rehab, Malibu-style
Handling of obscenity cases disputed
Private-school scout gives parents the lowdown
Friend of actor Seagal criticizes the FBI
Women in Catholic abuse cases speak out
Buying at a local bookstore provides more than books

Los Angeles Times - Opinion

The grim reality of torture
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: abandoned to fanatics
Cheap HIV drugs are more important than patents
Belgium: Europe's canary in a coal mine?
The 'standy-by' electricity vampires
Even the British are leaving Iraq

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

SF Chronicle

SFGate: Top News Stories

Physics Nobel Goes to German, Frenchman
Egyptian bloggers expose horror of police torture / They're posting graphic v...
Bolivia marks capture, execution of 'Che' Guevara 40 years ago
/ The fall of Your Black Muslim Bakery
Britain will pull out half of its Iraq force / Prime minister says calm arou...

SFGate: Chronicle Op-Ed

Meyer's Toon Take
The melting pot is NOT broken
It's time for new ways to give
Anti-Military? In Ess Eff, some facts get in the way
Pakistan on edge

SFGate: Mark Morford

Britney Spears sucks Blackwater / Showdown! White-trash diva versus mercenary...
Is it OK to love Whole Foods? / The overpriced ultra-yuppie grocery wonderlan...
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... - 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


Globe and Mail

News Top Stories

Reject MMP, Conservatives tell voters
On the eve of Ontario's referendum on electoral reform, the Progressive Conservatives are urging voters to reject changing the way MPPs are elected.
Heeding hungry moose's call
Armed with shiny cheerleading pompoms and bright plastic maracas, some 20 children yesterday took on one of the greatest problems facing food banks today: dwindling donations.
McGuinty predicts victory, draws fire
With the election just one day away and new polls suggesting he's holding a steady lead, Premier Dalton McGuinty is already talking like a winner.

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From the Editorial page

Electoral reform fraught with risk
Premier Dalton McGuinty's Liberals failed to win 50 per cent of the popular vote in the 2003 election; they came a few points short. No surprise there. The last Ontario premier to break the 50 per cent threshold was Mitch Hepburn some 70 years ago.
Cutting rates is job one
Mark Carney's credentials are impeccable. The Harvard- and Oxford-trained economist who takes over from Bank of Canada governor David Dodge in February has worked around the world for the investment firm Goldman Sachs. He has served as deputy governor of the central bank and recently worked at the department of finance, Ottawa's other economic brain trust, as senior associate deputy minister.
Full speed along a dead-end road
Canada's worst kept secret was revealed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Winnipeg last week, and not surprisingly, the National Anti-Drug Strategy offers few surprises.
Liberals credible on energy policy
Giving on Thanksgiving
Failing grades for booming Calgary
A brutal report card on Calgary's failing quality of life could be the watershed moment that defines our future.



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

U.S. Opens the Door to Chinese Pills , Nicholas Zamiska
FDA Warns of Ultrasound Drug Risks, UPI
New FDA Regulations for Drugmakers, Brian Orelli
FDA Will Meet to Address Possible Behind-The-Counter Drug Availability, Cassandra A. Soltis
Uganda Launches HIV/AIDS Drug Factory, Nick Wadhams
A Mother's Personal Story of a Vaccine Gone Wrong , Judyth Piazza
Dangerous Mercury Levels in Vaccines as of 2007 , Jayme Gregorio
Chemotherapy Boosts Heart Disease Risk , Lauran Neergaard
Sen. Grassley Proposes Bill Requiring Drug Companies to Disclose Gifts to Doctors, David Gutierrez
Thimerosal Question Deserved Better Answer From CDC, Brandon Keim
Study Finds Flu Shots Do Little to Help Most Vulnerable Elderly, Sabin Russell
Kids' Use of Heartburn Drugs Surges , Lindsey Tanner

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


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