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Recent Bush Watch Features

Energy Bulletin: Peak Universe , James Howard Kunstler
Kids' Health: U.S. Rep. (CAL) Tells It Like It Is , Pete Stark
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

Mukasy's nomination in trouble: he must state for the record that waterboarding is torture, AP
A tale of two decisions (or, how the FBI gets you to confess even when you're innocent), Bergstein
Denying children: where is Bush's trumpeted Christianity as he refuses to protect the weak?, Ed
Putin's K.G.B.-heavy government doesn't want election observers watching as his iron fist grips Russia, Ed
At last, an overhaul for the destructive General Mining Law of 1872, Ed
Ghosts of campaigns past spin forward: what fresh PR deviltry awaits voters?, Clines
A catastrophe foretold: the stupid voodoo of free market ideology (unfettered greed) fomented the subprime fiasco, Krugman
The outsourced brain: the information age provides us with external cognitive servants, Brooks
The Colbert generation? They'd be happy with just a fairly normal, relatively sane person, Suellentrop
Marine's father sues 'church' for cheering son's death, Simmons
Saudi king tries to grow modern ideas in desert, Cambanis
Photos show cleansing of suspect Syrian site: 'this doesn't lower suspicions, it raises them', Broad &Mazzetti
The world has stopped believing America: sanctions against Iran inspire weary dislike &distrust, Cooper
Mexicans miss money from relatives up north, Malkin
U.S. envoy presses Iraq to act against Kurdish guerillas: 'this is in the hard-to-do category', Glanz &Kramer
Opposition leader, Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi, meets Burmese official, Mydans
A monk's tale of protest and escape from Burma, Fuller
House defies Bush veto threat again, passes child insurance bill: it keeps it in his face, Pear
White House finally agrees to let panel see secret surveillance docs: let's hope they're authentic, Shane
Rice says 'hole' in U.S. law shields berserker Blackwater 'family' ('family'?), Broder
Bush and Turkey thwart Armenian genocide bill: what's a genocide when the perpetrators back our illegitimate war? , Hulse
Part of the 'Patriot' Act that denied Muslim scholar a visa should be declared unconstitutional, Eligon
Candidates spar over Iran: have they learned the lesson of Bush's Iraq lies or not?, Santora


Turkey-Iraq hold crunch talks over Kurdish threat
Putin warns Europe ahead of Portugal summit
Former Philippines leader Estrada freed
Apple sets Leopard operating software loose on Friday
Smog chokes Beijing amid Games delay fears
Oil price hits record-high 92 dollars in New York
Dollar dives to record low against euro

News Bullets

Clinton labor sec.: 'Bought out' Dems won't up taxes on rich
Fox can't stop specious claim: Did Qaeda burn California?
Olbermann: 'I hear al Qaeda causes night to fall'
Is $88m bunker busting bomb request related to Iran?
Video: Cheney snoozes at cabinet meeting
US offers just $12,500 for boy's life in Blackwater incident
Russia comes to Iran's defense

Op-Ed Roundup

Naomi Klein:
The Business Press and Me: A Case of Unrequited Love
Kelly Bjorklund:
Paul and Sheila Were Our Friends
Tom Turnipseed:
Creating Our Own Hell on Earth
Howard Friel:
The New York Times, Iran, and International Law
Judith Schwartz:
Tinderbox Nation
Michael Birmingham:
What Happened in Nahr Al Bared?
John Buell:
Is US Capitalism Headed for a Sea Change?
Cindy Sheehan:
Pete, Nancy, George and WWIII
Bill Davis:
Coup de FOI
Joyce Marcel:
An Evening with Garry Trudeau
Pam Costain:
Paul and Sheila Wellstone: Inspiring Us with Each Passing Year
Peter Erlinder:
Fallibility + Unchecked Power = Trouble
Mark Hertsgaard:
If Gore Were Arrested…
Megan Tady:
Justice for Some
Rosa Brooks:
Straitjacket Bush
Jay Bookman:
Altered Words Not Enough to Alter Reality

Special: Burning Bush

Bush visits scene of California fire disaster, Steinhauer
Katrina Lessons Learned, Bush Tours California Fire Damage, Douglas
Bush faces fires: 'I wish we could control the wind', Silva
Bush is educable: He tours California, remembering his Katrina disinterest, Goldenberg
Bush swoops in with pledge to help California, Gumbel
Firefighters get control as questions rise, Johnson &Steinhauer
Fires' cost to insurers is in range of $1billion, Treaster
Reality of fire's devastation sets in, McKinley &Moore

Special: Bush Burns

As California burns. WH says climate change can be good
Senator Blasts White House for Editing Global Warming Testimony, Whitney
Environmental failures 'put humanity at risk', Hodgson
Time running out for the environment: Who will listen or care?, McCarthy

Today's Publication Special: Financial Times

Bush heads for a dreadful miscalculation over Iran, Stephens

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

Another $200 billion for Bush's ruinous, criminal war. Will the Dems just sign the check?, Ed
NASA's hidden air safety survey, Ed
Rational sentencing: draconian drug sentences destroy countless young lives, Ed
Who doesn't heart Huckabee? He's not mean enough or stupid enough for the religious right, Collins
One problem with having a liar for US president is that our allies don't trust us, won't fight with us, Cohen
We'll always have Putin: he's now in complete control, is he really going to give it up?, Aron
Verses in Wartime: war is intolerable when it is immoral and illegitimate, Turner
Following moratorium trend, court halts Alabama execution, Goodman
Texas judge draws outcry for allowing an execution because of a delayed filing, Blumenthal
'55 'Origin of Life' paper is retracted when prof discovers creationists using it, Dean
Under siege from federal investigators, Blackwater's deadly confidence begins to fray, von Zielbauer &Glanz
Pointless new steps by U.S. against Iranians: they wouldn't dream of banking with us, Cooper
Russia working to limit election observers in a giant step backwards, Chivers
Right confronts Rice over N.Korea policy: why negotiate when you can bomb?, Mazzetti &Broad
How the applause meter rates Bush's pressure on Cuba, Thompson
Congo's army clashing with militias, Gettleman
China says economy grew 11.5% pushing up prices around the world, Bradsher
The sound, not of music, but of control as Chinese government dumbs & deadens pop culture, French
Bill for immigrant students fails test vote in Senate, Preston
Climate change testimony was neutered by the Bushco White House, Revkin
House to put Bush through the child health bill wringer again and again if necessary, Pear
Rice's Blackwater overseer resigns in disgrace: 'efforts in Iraq are in disarray', Broder
Senate backs Bushman judicial nominee: 'a slap in the face to African-Americans &people of good will', Stout
A battle over venture capital for small businesses: the big sharks will dress as lambs, Olson
Top Republican joins Dems in questioning Mukasey on lawless Bush, Shenon

Boston Globe

Threatening Iran, ED
GOP candidates break with party, raps Congress on Schiavo, Kranish

Chicago Sun Times

Why those who love America are feeling brokenhearted. , Greeley
US Officials: Iranian defense ministry targeted, Lee

Chicago Tribune

Cheney-Obama connection unites us all, Page


U.S. Ignores Angry Reaction to Secret Ppoppy Spraying Test, Landay
Judges Impose Secrecy on Remake of Ethics Rules, Taylor
Cuba Broadcasts Large Segment of Bush's Critical Speech, Bachelet+Robles
Democrats Fall Short on Children's Health Insurance Bill, Pugh
New U.S. Sanctions Likely to Weaken International Unity on Iran, Strobel+Hall
Darfur Talks on Shaky Ground even Before They Open, Bengali
BP to Pay $373 Million for Texas Explosion, Alaska Spill, Propane Scheme, Bolstad
Titanium or Water? Trouble brews in Southern India, Jayaraman


Globe and Mail



US imposes new sanctions on Iran, BBC
Sharp drop in US new home sales, BBC
Democrats set up fresh veto fight, BBC
Rice pressed on Iraq 'corruption', BBC
US reins in Iraq security firms, BBV
Official quits over Iraq security, BBC
Humans failing the sustainability audit, Richard Black, BBC
Destruction of natural world 'hurting lives', BBC
BP fined $373m by US government, BBC


Edge of oblivion: 25 apes and monkeys will become extinct, Randerson
Democrats need to focus on poverty and education, Wilson


The Fat Cats of War: Blackwater and its kind, Sengupta
Absence of flag pin condemns Obama to the unpatriotic group, Cornwell

Times Online

'Humanity's very survival' is at risk, says UN, Smith
California reaps the firestorm: Nature doesn't like houses in deserts, Simons


ABC, news

Latin America

World's policymakers have boosted the profits of drug lords and fostered narcostates ,
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-US: White House Wields Another Stick on Iran , Gharib
Environment-Latin America: Same Old Problems , Estrada
Environment: A Planet Living Beyond Its Means , Rizvi
Colombia: War Orphans Sound Alert on Paramilitary Candidates , Vieira
Poland: Friendlier Days with Neighbours Appear , Dujisin
Russia: All Set for Uneasy Dialogue with EU , Cronin
Australia: 'Uranium For India Not Linked to US Nuke Deal' , de Tarczynski
Pakistan/Afghanistan: Civilians Flee Air Strikes on Militant Targets , Yusufzai
DRC: Hospital's Tale Reveals Missing Children, Brutalised Women , Kher
Development: Broken Aid Promises Dim Hopes for MDGs , Deen
Trade: EU Talks Tough with the Poor , Cronin
Nicaragua: Of Forests, Floods, Fatalities and Famine , Silva
Politics-US: Bush Rules Out Any Détente with Cuba , Lobe
US-Iraq: Ill-Equipped Soldiers Opt for 'Search and Avoid' , Jamail
Corruption: Little Check on Czechs , Dujisin
Migration: Fortress Europe Should Lower Its Drawbridge, Says NGO , Fraerman
Rights-Malaysia: Damages Award Exposes Internal Security Act , Netto
Egypt: Strikes Sound a New Warning , Morrow+al-Omrani
Environment-India: Tigers Lose in Park vs People Conflict , Shankar

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Radio Paris (WNN)

Middle East


Hamas militant killed, another wounded in IAF Gaza strike, Amos Harel
Majadele: Israel is ready to return Golan for peace, staff
Olmert, Abbas meet in bid to bridge gaps on peace summit, Aluf Benn
Israel's real intention behind sanctions on Gaza Strip, Amos Harel
Sanctions or force, Editorial
If Bush pressures Israel, he won't have Republican candidates' backing, Shmuel Rosner

Al Jazeera

Turkey and Iraq in crisis talks, Agencies
US imposes new sanctions on Iran, Agencies
Syria air-raid site 'cleared', Al Jazeera
Israel approves Gaza sanctions, Agencies
US official quits over Iraq report, Agencies
Palestinian 'torture widespread', Al Jazeera
Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, Agencies
Nato seeks Afghan reinforcements, Agencies
Caspian summit rejects Iran attack, Al Jazeera

Daily Star



Taiwan Torch Relay for UN Entry, BBC
If an Economic Bubble Bursts in China, Will Anyone Notice?, Globe and Mail
China Rejects Call for Action Against Burma as Suu Kyi Meets Junta, Independent
China Will Probably Raise Interest Rates After 11.5% Expansion, Bloomberg
China ICBC to Pay 5.5 Bln Dlrs for Stake in SAfrican Bank, AFP
China Agonizes over Its Fistful of Dollars, Asia Times
Made by Hong Kong - for China, Asia Times
China Lunches Its First Lunar Orbiter, Los Angeles Times
Trilateral Meeting Focuses on Co-op, China Daily
The market Embraces China's Leaders, Asia Times
China, Russia: No to Myanmar Sanctions, AP
Protesters Demand Suu Kyi Release, CNN
Chinese Favor Bourses, Bullion over Banks, 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


World Socialist Web

Bush threatens escalation of aggression against Cuba, Van Auken
The California wildfires and the American social crisis, Martin

Drug Corp Watch

World Experts Demand End to Child Drugging in the US - Part I, Evelyn Pringle, Rami Nagel
“Scientific Evidence” Is First Phrase Cut From CDC Director Testimony, Andrew Plemmons Pratt
This Year's Flu Shot Missing New Strains of Virus, News Staff


US: F.D.A. Panel Urges Ban on Medicine for Child Colds, Harris
US: Fight Against Coal Plants Draws Diverse Partners, Moran
US: Clinton Bucks The Trend and Rakes in Cash From The US Weapons Industry, Doyle
US: V.A. Is Limiting Use of Diabetes Drug, NY Times
US: Homeland Security's Use of Contractors Is Questioned, Hsu

The Nation, opinion
Raw Story, news
Salon, opinion
Information Clearing House, opinion
Mother Jones, opinion
Alternet, opinion
Working For Change, opinion
Tom Paine, opinion
Democracy Now !, news
Daily Kos, opinion
In These Times, opinion
Huffington Post, news
Crooks and Liars, audio/video


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