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Recent Bush Watch Features

Campaign Trail: Our Man Goes Faulkner in Dearborn, Michigan , William Smith
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

US presses Palestinians and Israel to find common ground, Black
Iraq to crack down on foreign security guards, Borger
Oil price reaches new highs on fears of Kurdish conflict, MacAlister
US 'delayed' British withdrawal from Basra, Sengupta


Turkey to vote on Iraq incursion, Baghdad pleads for time
Somali forces storm UN compound in Mogadishu
Al Gore rules out presidential run after Nobel prize
Progress seen in Africa's fight against malaria
Airbus confirms delivery delay for A400M military transport plane
First A380 superjumbo lands in Singapore

News Bullets

Iraq still a front in terror battle?
Dem: Nooses are new burning crosses
Naomi Klein: US sinks to fascism
Maher: US flag pin wearers 'a**holes'
Kristol: Nobel prize for Gore 'sick'
'Black voters' gaffe angers Conyers
Muslim girl banned from soccer game
Pelosi: Bush needs ok for Iran war

Op-Ed Roundup

Watching the bus plunge: the orgiastic sprees of hate and deceit that define movement conservatism, Neiwert Pressing Mr. Mukasey: is he another BushReich operative?It's the Senate's job to find out, Ed
Subprime in black and white: did lenders target minorities with time bomb loans?, Ed
The horn, the list and the risks: Ethiopia &Eritrea seem about to launch another destructive war, Ed
As the shock of Virginia Tech fades, bereaved parents beg Congress for gun control, Ed
Barking hardman Rudy roughs up Arabs on cue for 'Islamo- Fascism Awareness Week', Dowd
The green-collar solution: a greener America would benefit the disadvantaged, Friedman
Some questions of justice that top legal minds want Judge Mukasey to answer, Op-Ed contributors
Freedom is not free and its not in Iraq: a veteran revisits the mindless violence and grief, Austin
Barbaric US: America is the only nation in the world to jail children without parole, LiptakLiptak
Panel rejects detention center for illegal immigrants: 'too much like a concentration camp', Urbina
Global warming divides GOP contenders just as they all jump on the bandwagon, Santora
Rice wrestles Gates for oversight of slaughterous contractors in Iraq, Schmitt &Shanker
In shift, 40% of immigrants move directly to suburbs, Roberts
Larry Craig on NBC: soaking the GOP in the slurry pit of his humiliation, Stanley
Support wanes in House for genocide vote as Turkey threatens to destabilize us in Iraq, Hulse
In Iran, Putin warns against military action, Fathi &Chivers
In southern Darfur, signs of another massacre, Gettleman
Benazir Bhutto prepares to return to Pakistan, Gall
Sarkozy confounds both friend and foe with 'his imperial &egotistical style', Sciolino
Iraq moves to dissuade Turkey from raids, Arsu
Truck bomb kills up to 16 Iraqis in Mosul, wounding 50 others, Oppel Jr.&al-Husaini
An ex-leader in Congress is now Turkey's man in the lobbies of Capitol Hill, Thompson
Children's health bill dispute turns to income limits, Pear
With one eye on China, Bush receives the Dalai Lama, Stolberg
Bush calls for simplifying military disability system, Thompson

Ray McGovern:
What Did Pelosi Know About NSA, and When Did She Know It?
Norman Solomon:
The Pro-War Undertow of the Blackwater Scandal
Yifat Susskind:
World Food Day
Jeremy Brecher/Brendan Smith:
Watada’s Double Jeopardy
Dean Baker:
Pete Peterson Doesn’t Need His Social Security
Mike Gravel:
Note to Obama and Edwards: Step-Up on Iran
Terry Allen:
E-Wasting Away in China
William Hartung:
A Peace Primary?
Billy Bragg:
How the Queen Charmed the Pants off Me

Special: China Economic Troubles Will Impact U.S. Economy

Triangular Trouble: Euro, Dollar and Yuan, Asia Times
China’s Bubble May Burst but the Impact Will Be Limited, The Financial Times
Can China Deflate Its Stock Bubble?, PINR
China Surplus Bolsters Currency Critics, FT
China's Communists to Endorse Hu Jintao's Economic Model , AFP

Special: Al Gore Wins Nobel Prize (continued)

Al Gore rules out presidential run after Nobel prize
Gore Wins the Norwegian Primary
Paul Krugman: Gore Derangement Syndrome
Al Gore wins Nobel peace prize. This time, no one can take it away from him, Pilkington
An Oscar. The Nobel Peace Prize. Now, can Al Gore win the presidency?, Cornwell
Al Gore’s Nobel peace prize seen as a rebuke for Bush , Reid
Green giant: Al Gore, editorial
Rooting for Al Gore is a sentimental self-indulgence, Kettle
Smearing Al Gore: Here We Go Again, Parry
Jeff Cohen: Can Al Gore Be Trusted?
Al Gore: Freedom & Security: 2003 Speech to
Gore Wins Peace Prize: Now What?
Al Gore and UN climate body win Nobel Peace Prize

Special: Dictator '08

The real actors on the GOP stage, Venocci
Entering crucial stretch, Mitt Romney has less cash available than rival Giuliani, Levenson
Pundits say Fred Thompson's Social Security plan is risky, fellow candidates keep mum, Kranish
Clinton vows to check executive power, Bombardieri
How Obama is playing in Iowa, Jackson

Today's Alternative, Etc. Special: WSWS

US air strikes kill 34 Iraqis, Spencer
Former US commander blames 'partisan' politics and 'agenda-driven' media for Iraq debacle, Grey

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United States

New York Times

Methodists can't stomach Bush: 'If Bush bombs Iran he'll [never] get an inch of church land', Berkowitz
On bonuses and leaving Iraq: Bush has damaged the American military profoundly, Ed
The Bush administration is deliberately overblowing fear about S-chip, Ed
When 'tough love' is deadly: rich, preoccupied Americans are the world's worst parents, Ed
Setting limits on snowmobiles: protect Yellowstone from these screaming machines, Ed
Tough, sad and smart: on the link between absent fathers and self-sabotage, Herbert
A still, small voice: we must defeat the 'vast array of forces' that corrupt our politicians, Brooks
A health care bargain: a civilized society should see medical care as a birthright, O'Neill
Now for a moment of school silence: THAT, Illinois legislators can provide, Okun
So many failing schools strain to meet U.S. standard, Schemo
Greedy home insurers canceling in East despite their record profits, Vitello
Drought-stricken South facing tough choices: 'the situation is very dire', Goodman
A hatchery for hardened criminals: troubles mount within Texas youth detention agency, Moore
Evangelical Christian right dubious about Romney's Mormonism, Luo
Top Air Force official dies in apparent suicide: shadow of corruption lengthens over Pentagon , Schmitt &Thompson
FEMA offers $4000 as home lure for storm victims before eventual aid cutoff, Blumenthal
Fleeing to U.S., Cubans' first stop is often Mexico, Lacey
3 major banks offer plan to calm housing debt, Norris
China's leader closes door to reform, Kahn
Putin visits Tehran despite 'assassination plot' saying 'They [Iran] are not afraid, [of US] believe me.' , AP
China warns U.S not to honor Dalai Lama , Kahn
In Iran, Putin stresses nuclear talks, Caspian States won't let 'a third country' stage attacks, Fathi
Rice hints at timing of Mideast talks, Myers
Turkey moves closer to an incursion into Iraq as violence continues, Rubin
Where does he find these people?Low in polls, Bush stages friendly meetings, Stolberg
Phone utilities won't give Congress details of their illegal eavesdropping for NSA , Lichtblau

Boston Globe

Subprime scourge, Ed
Legal limits for wiretaps, Ed

Chicago Sun Times

Housing market flame-out may burn us all , Jackson
Clinton surges ahead of Obama in cash race , CST

Chicago Tribune

After 20 years, Paul Simon's daughter back on trail, Parsons
If only I could have . . . Oh, never mind -, Keillor


Friction Over Weak Dollar Expected at G-7 Meeting, Hall
Mexican Cardinal Won't Face U.S. Trial in Sex Suit, Hall
Lawmakers Demand AG Nominee Review Border Agents' Prosecution, Montgomery
Armenian Genocide Resolution Losing Sponsors, Doyle
U.S. to Offer Support for Mexican Anti-Drug Effort, Bachelet
Lawyers: New Law Makes Child-Porn Ddefense Tougher, Taylor
Rice Works to Win Support for Fall Mideast Summit, Nissenbaum
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Are Falling Faster, Greve

New York Times

The eery twilight zone inside Bush's bunker, Purdum
Eternal nightmare: Bushcult's unholy grail; $18 trillion worth of Iraqi oil, Podvin
Iraqi oil contracts spill out to foreign oil companies: Bush can't even hold our stolen oil, Ed
The 'good Germans' among us, Rich
Temporary clean air victory: Bush gang is still working hard to keep it dirty, Ed
The House takes an important step toward easing the housing crisis, Ed
Gore derangement syndrome: what is it about Gore than drives hard-right insane?, Krugman
The feral Debra Cagan is touring Europe to recruit Iraq fodder 'like John Bolton on steroids', Cohen
Today's harvest of shame: Washington is subsidizing US farmers out of the global market, Kleckner
An 'internet jihad': this should help Bush whip up the wilting 'war on terror' , Moss &Mekhennet
BushReich mulls meaningless new status hearing reruns for Gitmo victims, Glaberson
Giuliani defames NYC to sell himself, Nagourney
Israel silent on reports of bombing within Syria: rogue states don't explain, Erlanger
World Bank neglects African farming, Dugger
Iraqi journalist for WP, shot and killed in Baghdad, von Zielbauer &Kramer
Turk warns against House genocide motion, Arsu
Castro chats with Chavez on TV, Romero
Trotting Laura Bush out to the Middle East on 'a diplomatic mission'. Please, Stolberg
In this broken administration, interim heads increasingly run federal agencies, Shenon
The fruits of preemption: Bush's horrifying 1st term paved the way for aggressors everywhere, Sanger
In Maryland, a microcosm of debate on children's health politics, Pear
U.S. frustrated by Putin but Bush has destroyed our moral authority & our voice in the world, Myers
Another Ohio Republican gets out of politics, AP


Globe and Mail

News Top Stories

Reject MMP, Conservatives tell voters
Heeding hungry moose's call
McGuinty predicts victory, draws fire

From the Editorial page

Electoral reform fraught with risk
Cutting rates is job one
Full speed along a dead-end road
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.



Iraq fears action 'may escalate', BBC
Bernanke warns of economic 'drag', BBC
US homebuilders sentiment falls, BBC
Oil reaches new records above $87, BBC
US general damns Iraq 'nightmare', BBC
Russia backs Iran nuclear rights, BBC
Dissident returns to oppose Putin, BBC
India-US nuclear deal 'at risk', BBC
Bush-Dalai Lama talks anger China, BBC
US army enlists anthropologists, Kambiz Fattahi, BBC
Three largest US banks plan fund to revive market, BBC
Americans win Nobel for economics, BBC
Putin set for historic Iran trip, BBC
US 'wants Palestinian state now', BBC
Iraq warns Turkey against raids, BBC
Oil hits fresh highs due to tension between Turkey and Iraq, BBC
Civilians 'killed in Nato raid', BBC
Fox launches US business channel, BBC


Putin warns US against military action in Iran, Tait
Wily Putin plays both sides against the middle: Look out, George W., Tisdall
Here's the difference: Turkey provides a land entry to Iraq, China doesn't, Goldenberg
Oil at $88/barrel: Where's the outrage among US drivers?, Macalister
Golf courses cause dispossession and huge environmental damage, Monbiot
Middle East Peace Process like a Broadway extravaganza, Abunimah


Clinton disappointed as Obama closes funding gap, Doyle
Putin warns against US meddling in or attacking Iran, Penketh

Financial Times

US Treasury secretary predicts more damange to come, White
Pelosi takes on Bush over child health bill, Luce

Times Online

Putin pledges to complete Iranian nuclear reactor, Halpin
Turkey warns Iraq to rein in the Kurds, Staff
India freezes controversial deal with US over nuclear: US diplomacy failure, Page
New species of giant dinosaur found in ‘lost world’ graveyard in Argentina, Smith
Repug candidates get down and dirty... against each other, Reid


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

South America: Scarcity Amid Abundance , Montero
Death Penalty: Falsely Accused Push for Moratorium at U.N. , Sandrasagra
Mexico: Most Dangerous Latin American Country for Journalists , Cevallos
Climate Change-US: Delay Now, Pay Dearly Later , Leahy
Rights-Guatemala: New Rules for Lucrative Adoption Business , Benítez
Health-Asia: Four Years On Questions Hover on Bird Flu , Newsmekong
Health: No Woman Should Die Giving Life, Says UNFPA , Deen
Development: The Missing Piece of the Poverty Puzzle , Petry
Turkey: Armenian Ghosts Refuse To Go Away , Couvas
Development-Morocco: Debate Over Policies to Assist Beggars , Zyad
Politics-US: More Hegemony, Less Imperialism, Urges Clinton , Lobe
Politics: Another Mideast Envoy Fed Up With Quartet , Rizvi
Burma: EU Takes Some Firm, But Small, Steps , Cronin
South America: Call Against Poverty Takes Aim at Inequality , Frayssinet
Politics: UN, ASEAN Lock Hands on Burma , Macan-Markar
Mideast: Palestinians Prepare to Stand Up for What Matters , Ben-Achour
Lebanon: What A 'Safe' Cluster Bomb Did , Murray
Turkey: Into Iraq? Easier Said Than Done , Toros
Slovakia: Playing the Anti-Hungarian Card , Dujisin
Australia: Activists Slam Neo-Colonialism in the Pacific , de Tarczynski
Afghanistan: Battling the Taliban With Soviet-Era Weapons , Sheikh

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


Rice won't impose any conditions on Israel, Barak Ravid
Palestinian Authority is gearing up for its first census in a decade, AP
AG orders third probe against PM Olmert over corruption allegations, Yuval Yoaz
Rabin killer asks to attend son's upcoming circumcision, Jonathan Lis
Israel Medical Association: Knesset bill would encourage organ trafficking, Ran Reznick
Israel refuses entry to 6 Gazans in urgent need of medical care, Staff
Ann Coulter's dream of a Jew-free America, Bradley Burston
Israeli journalists can go to Syria and Iraq, but not to the Gaza Strip, Gideon Levy

Al Jazeera

Turkey shells Kurdish town in Iraq , Al Jazeera
UN urges 'vigorous' probe into a US air raid that killed 15 Iraqi women and children last week., Al Jazeera
Iraqi fighters form political group, Al Jazeera
Al-Sadr bloc rejects federalism, Agencies
Rice warns Israel over land seizure, Agencies
Deaths in Afghan suicide blast, Agencies
Afghanistan shutsdown security firms, Al Jazeera

The Middle East

Headlines from the Arab press, MET
Corruption and partition are the headlines in another dismal week in occupied Iraq, Al-Ahram
Plans to partition Iraq are causing a political earthquake, Al-Ahram
The future of the Arab world for generations to come hangs on whether or not the US succeeds in partitioning Iraq, Al-Ahram
Outraged Iraqis condemn killings by foreign guards, MET
Editorial: Blackwater Goons, Arab News
At last, some good news from Iraq, Asia Times
Abbas Asks for Return of All Occupied Land, Arab News
Mearsheimer, Walt and the Israel Lobby: Two knights and a dragon, Arab News
Israeli Land Seizure to Cut West Bank in Two, Arab News
Jordan slams Israeli land grab, MET
Route 443 – West Bank road for Israelis only, B'Tselem
Israeli security conditions the health of sick Palestinians on their becoming informants, Al-Ahram
The Arabs' possible gains and concessions in the next peace meeting, Al-Ahram
There is little chance of Israel and the PA bridging divisions, Al-Ahram
The clock is ticking in the search for a Lebanese president, Al-Ahram
Ahmadinejad scores 'fair' in mid-term report, Asia Times
Bullying impedes dialogue between Islamic and Western world, Tehran Times
War Cries Against Iran, Arab News
From Washington to war in Waziristan, Asia Times
Benazir Bhutto interview: 'How we plan to control the military', Arab News
Turkey set to attack Kurds in Iraq, Asia Times
Turkey is rightly furious at Sunday’s killing of 12 soldiers by Kurdish rebels, Arab News
Turkey plans long stay in northern Iraq, Zaman Daily
Turkey mobilizes to take on Kurdish terror group, Turkish Daily News
Oil Should Be Above $100, Qatar Says, Arab News
Western conceptions of gender and feminism are skewed towards imposing Western values on the non-Western world, Al-Ahram
Depleted uranium an enduring risk, Uruknet

Daily Star



China Issues Warning on Dalai Lama Trip, The New York Times
China Eyes Joining Space Station Project, The Associated Press
Web Dissent on the Rise in China, BBC News
China Doesn’t Seek Hegemony: Hu, Hindustan Times
China's Hu Calls for Peace Agreement with Taiwan, AFP
Hu Reads His Script, Asia Times
Rise in Biofuel Production in China and India May Cause Shortages of Water, Finfacts Ireland
China Toymakers Get Safety Lesson, BBC News
Lust Lost in (Beijing's) Translation, Asia Times

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


Fifteen years of conflicts have cost Africa around $300bn, Oxfam
First global Arms Trade Treaty would particularly benefit Africa, IRIN
Eritrea President says Ethiopia border issues 'must be resolved', IRIN
Eritrea: Eid Al-Fetir Colorfully Celebrated Nationwide, Shabait
Mogadishu: Ethiopian base in a former spaghetti plant attacked overnight, Shabelle News
Somalia: Ministers demand confidence vote, IRIN
Disintigration of Somalia makes it a perfect place to dump European nuclear waste, Ethiopian Reporter
Sudan: Darfur attack by government forces 'targeted women and children', IRIN
Rebel Pullout from Sudan Talks Sparks War Fears Among Neighbors, Monitor (Kampala)
Sudan: Partition as Possible Alternative to Conflict [editorial] , Monitor (Kampala)
Mali: Rural youth rarely find fortunes in the city, IRIN
Niger: Uranium - blessing or curse?, IRIN
Liberia: Post-conflict dilemma – should health care be free?, IRIN
Ghana: Country Loses $772.4 Million to Malaria Yearly. Health is not produced in hospitals., Public Agenda (Accra)
The culture of electoral fraud in Cameroon , The Post (Buea)
Nigeria Accuses Eastern Europe over Arms in Niger Delta, This Day (Lagos)
Criminal Politics: Violence, “Godfathers” and Corruption in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch
Nigerian Federal Government Faults Human Rights Report, This Day (Lagos)
Nigeria: Unknown Number Burnt to Death in Shell Pipeline Fire, Vanguard (Lagos)
DR Congo: Thousands of youth risk forced recruitment into militia, IRIN
DR Congo rebels in standoff, Al Jazeera
Uganda: 'Corruption rampant at borders' - Report, New Vision (Kampala)
Urban conflict - fighting for resources in Nairobi slums example of global problem, IRIN
We now have to contend — yet again — with the spectre of vote-buying in Kenya, The Standard (Nairobi)
Scenes of extra-judicial ‘executions’ shock outlying districts, The Standard (Nairobi)
Robert Mugabe’s succession crisis deepened yesterday, Zimbabwe Independent
Southern Africa's Bushmen face threat to hunter-gatherer lifestyle, Mail and Guardian
US court gives nod to apartheid claims against dozens of major companies, Mail and Guardian
Aids affecting Mozambican education, killing 1,000 teachers each year , Al Jazeera

Mail and Guardian


Drug Corp Watch

Survey: Med Schools Tied to Drug Companies, Associated Press
Wyeth to Challenge Nevada Menopause Drug Suit Verdict, Bithika Khargarhia
Death Rate Higher After Gastric Bypass, UPI
KMT Lashes CDC Over Eye Disease, Taipei Times
FDA Says Diabetes Drug May Cause Pancreatitis, Jennifer Corbett Dooren
Early Problems With Heart Wires Reported, Lauran Neergaard
Judicial Watch Obtains New FDA Documents Regarding Abortion Pill RU-486, Judicial Watch
FDA Calls for Expanded Byetta Precautions, UPI
Flu Vaccines May Not Save Elderly Lives: Experts, Maggie Fox
New FDA Foundation: The Fox In The Chicken Coop?, Ed Silverman
FDA Sends Warning Letter to Teleflex, Natalie Kostelni
Lead in Lipstick Report Draws FDA Attention, NewsInferno
Six JHU Researchers Elected to Institute of Medicine, Kenna Lowe and Audrey Huang
Philippines Begins Mass Measles Vaccination, AFP
Kidney Disease Treatment May Cause Harm, UPI
Taiwan: Centers for Disease Control Officials Deny Vaccine Story, Angelica Oung
Mutated Live Vaccine Polio Viruses Pollute Water, Paralyze, Barbara Loe Fisher
Drug Company Pays $515 Million to Resolve FCA Claims, DOJ Press Release
Wyeth Must Pay $134.1 Million in Menopause Drug Suit, Jef Feeley
Pfizer Inks Deal with Sermo, Mass High Tech


US: Verizon Says It Turned Over Data Without Court Orders , Nakashima
US: Blackwater Vies for Jobs Beyond Security, Cole
US: US Green Groups Urge Toyota U-Turn, Reed
Iraq: 2 Women Killed in Security Shooting Are Buried in Iraq, Kramer+Glanz
China: China Takes Aim at U.S. on Quality Control Amid Criticism Over Recalls, Zamiska
Germany: Siemens Settlement Sets Off Criticism of German Inquiries, Crawford+Esterl
US: CEO pay disparity rears its head, Guerrera+Pimlott
Old Perils Resurface as Trapped S African Miners Emerge Alive, Russell
US: Wal-Mart Workers Win $62 Million, Dale

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