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E-mails of Intolerance:  A Halloween Scare , Walter Brasch
Energy Bulletin: Peak Universe , James Howard Kunstler
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Prez primary scam: Why and how the game is rigged , Michael Scherer
Bush Watch Exclusive: The Wacky World of William Smith , William Smith
Comment: Our Take On The News , politex
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
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
The Party Line: Why A Republican Vote Is A Racist Vote, Paul Krugman
GOP Plot: Let's Dump The Undemocratic Electoral College, NYT Ed
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
Editorial: Are the Dems Fascist Lite? Bush Watch
Destroying the Constitution: Our Fascist Government, BW Editorial

News Roundup

On waterboarding and torture: the Bush presidency has devolved into a criminal conspiracy, Olbermann
Republicans join override of Bush's clean water veto: if its about a public good, Bush is against it , Hulse
Pakistani lawyers' anger grew as hope for changes withered, Perlez
Your ad here: web surprise hits '08 race, Rutenberg
High-priced oil adds volatility to power scramble, Landler
Deadly fires expose disorder in Putin's Russia, Chivers
2007 is deadliest year for U.S. troops in Iraq, Cave
Sarkozy/Bush love fest is a travesty of the way most Frenchman feel about our slaughterous president, Sciolino
Ousted Chief Justice in Pakistan urges defiance: 'rise up and restore the Constitution', Perlez &Rohde
Military spending bill approved but without Iraq increase, Pear
Suicide bomber kills 26 in Northern Afghanistan: it's not totally clear who's doing this, Wafa
Inquiry set into purchases from Bush brother's firm using No Child dollars, Thompson
Senate asks if Big Evangelicals illegally use donations to fund opulent lifestyles, Goodstein
Students call Iraq war protest punishment too harsh, Yednak
Bill Clinton steps out from behind the curtain for a little swift boat two- step with Dem candidates, Healy
Scandal-dogged Republican governor of Kentucky loses to Democrat, Urbina

Mukasey is worse and more dangerous than Gonzales, Nichols
Watch out America: Dick Cheney is running Musharraf's crackdown on Pakistan, Yglesias
With Washington's complicity, Musharraf imposes martial law in Pakistan, Peiris + Jones
Determined, angry mood among US film and television writers, Peters
Watered-down mortgage reform: Barney Frank working hard to abuse abused borrowers, Ed
The Pakistan mess just underscores the abject, disgraceful failure of Bush policy in the region, Ed
A vote for Justice: Chuck Schumer tries to explain his vote on Mukasey, Schumer
Hillary's tough sell: ask her where she stands on torture. Rendition began with Bill, Herbert
Present at the creation: Condi is just using 'the peace process' to forge an anti-Iran coalition, Brooks
Pakistan attempts to crush protests by lawyers, Perlez &Rohde
A detour from a battle against terror, Rohde
Bush's $45 billion reconstruction program: Iraqi police academy unusable, Glanz
Bush urges Musharraf to reverse but says no problem if he doesn't, Mazzetti
British spy chief sharpens terrorism warning: struggling to cope with the terror Blair unleashed, Lyall
Gaza's reflection in a foul threat:Israel has cut off their sewage pumping equipment, Erlanger
Israelis &Palestinians say they want accord soon, Cooper
Protector of lake loses appeal in Chinese kangaroo court, Kahn
Egyptian police officers found guilty of torture after video appears on Internet, AP
Anti-Iraq war Republican Ron Paul raises more than $4 million in one day, Kirkpatrick
In Iowa field, Edwards castigates Clinton,'she is part of a corrupt system, Zeleny
Borrowers face dubious charges in foreclosures, Morgenson
Massachusetts looks at using biofuel in home heating oil, Zezima
Spending trumps social issues on ballots this time, Urbina
Clinton energy plan includes push for higher gas mileage, Healy
Faults seen at agency that patrols U.S. borders: thousands allowed in who should have been barred, Blumenthal
The New York Times and Bush’s threat of World War III, Van Auken
Democrats wake up to being the party of the rich, Franc


News Bullets

  • Experts: No Evidence of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program
  • Musharraf Tightens His Grip on Pakistan After ‘Coup’
  • Condoleezza Rice Forced to Testify in AIPAC’s Lobbyists’ Spy Trial
  • Nationwide Climate Rallies to Demand Action from Candidates
  • Musharraf Imposes Emergency Rule; Suspends Pakistani Constitution

    Op-Ed Roundup

    Frida Berrigan:
    How Much is Enough?
    Keith Olbermann:
    The Presidency Is Now a Criminal Conspiracy
    Marie Cocco:
    Smearing Code Pink
    Ira Chernus:
    US Hypocrisy, and Worse, on Pakistan Democracy
    William Greider:
    Citigroup: Too Big to Fail?
    Pierre Tristam:
    The Madness of Paul Tibbets
    Tom Hayden:
    Rating the Presidential Candidates on Iraq, Another Agonizing Year Ahead
    George Monbiot:
    The Western Appetite for Biofuels Is Causing Starvation in the Poor World
    John Laughland:
    On the Path to Barbarity
    Derrick Jackson:
    Democratic Majority Meaningless Once Again
    Haroon Siddiqui:
    Musharraf Plays His Hand Craftily
    James Carroll:
    For Turkey, the War Is Real
    Former US Intelligence Officers:
    On Mukasey and Waterboarding
    Glenn Smith:
    Slippery Scribes Shaft Striking Screenwriters
    James Moore:
    Freedom’s on the March!!!!!
    Guy Reel:
    The Party of Chumps
    Jesse Jackson:
    Trade Pacts Have Paved Way for Toxic Toys
    Monday, November 05
    Naomi Wolf:
    A ‘Paper Coup,’ and Blackwater Eyes Midtown Manhattan
    Asma Jahangir:
    Musharraf Has Lost His Marbles and Is Targeting Progressives
    Bianca Jagger:
    Cluster Bombs and Teddy Bears
    Mary Trotochaud:
    Cluster Bombs in Iraq: The Deadly Footprint
    John Nichols:
    Mukasey Is (Much) Worse Than Gonzales
    Jennifer Matesa:
    Blood Diamonds and Sweatshop Shirts
    Madeleine Bunting:
    The Iraq War Has Become a Disaster That We Have Chosen to Forget
    Tom Engelhardt:
    Advice to a Young Builder in Tough Times
    Adrian Boutureira:
    The Hidden Costs of Free Trade
    Neal Peirce:
    Fire, Water and Denial
    Cynthia Tucker:
    Interrogation Abuses Undercut Our Moral Authority in Eyes of World
    Michael Tomasky:
    This Is One Dangerous Man: It’s George Bush with Brains
    Paul Krugman:
    Wobbled by Wealth?

    Special: Bushonomics

    World faces worst financial crisis in 30 years, Hutton
    US stocks slide amid credit fears, BBC
    US financial crisis to hit Bank of England, O'Grady
    Frenzy in the markets as oil heads for $100 a barrel, Seager
    Dollar at fresh low against euro, BBC

    Special: Dictatorship in Pakistan

  • Musharraf Tightens His Grip on Pakistan After ‘Coup’
  • Musharraf Imposes Emergency Rule; Suspends Pakistani Constitution
    Only gloom in Pakistan now, Shamsie
    Bush warns Musharraf over Pakistan emergency, BBC
    Pakistan crisis tests US policy, Jonathan Beale, BBC
    Musharraf warned: hold elections and quit as army chief, Walsh
    Washington has no option except to back Musharraf , Editorial
    Pakistan on the brink of chaos, Preston
    Pakistan takes yet another step into the dark night, Tariq Ali
    West faces new Pakistan dilemma, Paul Reynolds, BBC
    Foreclosure wave sweeps America, Steve Schifferes, BBC
    Musharraf has lost his marbles as he attacks progressives, Jahangir
    US's hollow threat to withhold money to Pakistan, Buncombe
    Pakistan: The desperate act of a weak and rattled president, Editorial

    Today's Alternative Special: Buzzflash

    Channeling Bush's inner sadist, Ed


    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

    Liars in high places: can honorable politicians survive this sleazy, ruinous game?, Letters
    The Bush administration believes voting rights are something only Dems should care about, Ed
    Putting an end to abusive lending, Ed
    Legal loopholes in Iraq: sly Condoleeza knows 'lacuna' was created by the very administration she serves, Ed
    Bush has made a sneaking creep out of Uncle Sam, Ashcroft
    Sarkozy rushes to Washington, yapping,squirming &panting, to leap into the arms of his master, Cohen
    Wobbled by wealth: too many Americans have hubrile dementia (minds unhinged by money and power), Krugman
    Pakistan rounds up Musharraf's political foes, Bush takes copious notes, Perlez &Rohde
    Bush uses US tax dollars to aid Musharraf's military in manacling dissent not in fighting Al Qaeda, Sanger &Rohde
    In Mexico, residents contend with a flooded city, Malkin
    Olmert backs mideast peace conference, Cooper
    Gates in Beijing for talks on military buildup, Shanker
    US calls Russian radar good, but not exact enough for tracking plan, Shanker
    Kurdish rebels free Turkish soldiers, Oppel Jr.
    Different rules when rival is a woman: is Clinton hiding her Bush behind her apron skirts?, Nagourney &Healy
    Fixing broken Citigroup will test even Robert Rubin, Dash
    Are women's rights human rights? The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals thinks not, Liptak
    In Portland, cultivating a culture of two wheels, Yardley
    Writers begin strike as talks break off, Cieply
    Obama plays convincing Obama in a skit mocking Clinton, Seelye
    Edwards says Clinton votes in Washington like a (Bush)hawk while campaigning as a dove, Zeleny &Cooper
    Republicans with their Dem double agents, back Mukasey despite his Bushcultian dodges on torture, AP

    Boston Globe

    US will review billions in aid, Stockman
    Child heathcare plan gaining national support, advocates say, Donnely
    Romney wins backing from Paul Weyrich, Levenson
    Bush maneuver alters civil rights panel's direction, Savage

    Chicago Sun Times

    Trade pacts have paved way for toxic toys , Jackson
    Anti-war, anti-Mukasey , Jordan

    Chicago Tribune

    Chairman Obey prepares for federal spending battle, Bendavid
    Iowa Republicans for...Obama, McCormick


    Musharraf's Crackdown Could Fuel Insurgency in Pakistan, Landay
    Turkish Premier Says He's 'Happy' with Bush's Offer on Kurdish rebels, Strobel
    U.S. Explores Ocean Winds, Waves, Currents As New Energy Sources, Barrett
    White House Threatens Veto of Farm Bill, Doyle
    PetroChina Tops $1 Trillion in Value, Johnson
    As Crude-Oil Price Soars, Prepare to Pay More to Stay Warm, Hall
    U.S. to Release 9 Iranians It Seized in Iraq, Calvan
    Partisan Gamesmanship Likely Behind House Vote on Impeachment, Lightman+Schoof
    Report: 14 Percent of Iraqis Now Displaced, McClatchy
    Senate Panel Clears Way for Mukasey's Confirmation as Attorney General, Taylor


    Globe and Mail



    Prime Minister commits UK to 60% emission cut by 2050, BBC
    Afghan suicide blast 'kills 40', BBC
    US 'to release' Iranians in Iraq, BBC
    Oil races to fresh high above $97, BBC
    Euro climbs to fresh dollar peak, BBC
    US banks tighten loan standards, BBC
    US warms to new French flavour, BBC
    Sarkozy begins Washington visit, BBC
    President Bush promises 'to help Turkey combat rebels' in N. Iraq, BBC
    US nuclear experts start disabling N Korea reactor, BBC
    Chinese oil firm tops US rival ExxonMobil as world's top company, BBC
    Toyota outsells Ford in US market, BBC
    Army hotline to join US and China, BBC
    Crowded planet: The Earth cannot cope with too many people, BBC


    2007 is deadliest year in Iraq for US military, Frayer Sorry about the Freedom Fries. Sarkozy to the US, Bell
    Torture: On the path to barbarity, Laughland


    Bush pledges to stop PKK in bid to stave off Turkish attack on Iraq, Cornwell
    Top-paid fashion model demands her fees in euros, not dollars, Rajan

    Times Online

    Bush promises help for Turkey over rebels as he tries to avert Iraq attack, Reid Excess weight to blame for one in 20 cases of cancer in women, Hawkes


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Pakistan: Hard on Civil Society, Soft on Extremists , Sarwar
    US-Pakistan: Bush Bets the Farm on Musharraf , Akhavi
    Environment-US: Global Warming Is Biggest Security Threat , Lobe
    Politics-Mideast: Air Strikes First, Questions Later , Akhavi
    Honduras: The Fight to Put Forestry Law in Action , Parra
    Climate Change: Rich Must Cut GHGs Fast, Deep - UN Experts , Abano
    Iraq: Millions Trapped in Their Own Country , Ali
    Balkans: Ethnic Divisions Plunge Bosnia Into Chaos , Zimonjic
    Politics-Burma: UN Envoy Fails to Impress Junta , Jagan
    Rights-US: Torture Queries Fail to Stop Bush's Justice Pick , Lobe
    Mexico: People, Nature Share Responsibility for Tabasco Tragedy , Cevallos
    Politics-Somalia: 'Humpty Dumpty Has Fallen Off the Wall' , Drost
    Pakistan: Emergency Rule Draws Fire, But No Sanctions , Rizvi
    Europe: 'Biofuels Can Hurt the Poor' , Cronin
    Development: Food to Biofuels a 'Recipe for Disaster' , Deen
    Peru-Iraq: A Year in Hell for 1,000 Dollars a Month , Páez
    Politics-Malaysia: Mass Rally For Electoral Reforms to Defy Ban , Kuppusamy
    Biodiversity: How Many Species Are 'Enough'? , Leahy
    Cuba: Churches Tackle Divisions by Discussing Ethics, Not Doctrine , Acosta
    Mideast: Palestinians Get Some Medical Care , Ben-Achour
    Environment: Sanitation Beyond Septic Tanks and Sewers , Srivastava Reddy

    Der Spiegel

    International Herald Tribune

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East

    Daily Star



    petrochina's Value Tops $1 Trillion, Surpassing Exxon, Bloomberg
    Sino-US Military Hotline Agreed, China Daily
    China's First Lunar Probe Enters Moon Orbit, Xinhua
    Great Wheel of China to Take on London Eye,
    A Century with Chinese Characteristics, Asia Times
    In China, Better Rich than Red, Boston Globe
    Yahoo!'s Yang Testifies on China, BusinessWeek
    Ang Lee's 'Lust, Caution' a Hit in China, The Associated Press

    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)

    Mail and Guardian


    World Socialist Web

    Stock market gyrations fueled by credit, housing market crises, Grey
    Democrats cave in on torture: Key senators back attorney general nominee, Van Auken


    US: Blackwater Mounts a Defense With Top Talent , Broder+Risen
    US: Protest Leads Army to Reconsider Big Contract, Hedgpeth


    Reducing US Casualties By Killing More Civilians , Lindorff
    Who Would You Believe? Revenging Bloodshed , Cloughley
    The Fraudulent War on Terror , Roberts
    Murdoch's Cuckoo's Nest , Whitney

    Drug Corp Watch

    Bayer Halts Sales of Anti-Bleeding Drug After Canadian Trial Identifies Risks, Canadian Press
    WHO Aims to Balance Drug Companies, Poor , Bradley S. Klapper
    AstraZeneca Dealt Blow Over Heart Drug, Robin Pagnamenta
    Pennsylvania Parents Grow Wary of Vaccines, Mike Cronin
    Bayer Halts Sales of Anti-Bleeding Drug , Andrew Bridges
    Health Alert: Mercury Poisoning, WBTV Inc.

    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


    25 Selected Columnists

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