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For The Week Ending Dec. 21, 2007


U.S. Politics

"Clinton Rivals Hammer Her Iran Vote During Iowa Radio Debate,"Washington Post, Dec. 5, 2007

"The Credit Bomb Detonates In Florida,"by Alan Farago, Counterpunch, Dec. 5, 2007

"The Disconnect: Senators Go To The Mat For Hedge Fund Managers,"by Bill Scher,, Dec. 5, 2007

"Dems Seeking Answers About Report On Iran,"The Hill, Dec. 5, 2007

"Obama The Terrorist: The Vote-Baiting Smear Begins,"by Pierre Tristam, Daytona Beach News-Journal (Florida), Dec. 4, 2007

"American College of Physicians Endorses Single-Payer,"Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 4, 2007

"White Backlash And The Right,"by David Neiwert,, Dec. 4, 2007

"Romney, Victim Of Bigotry, Turns On U.S. Muslims,"by Arsalan Iftikhar, Buffalo News (New York), Dec. 2, 2007

"Democrats Strip Michigan Of Delegates,"Associated Press, Dec. 1, 2007

"The Authoritarian Democrats: Welcome To The Era Of 'Thought Crimes,'"by Arthur Silber, Once Upon A Time..., Nov. 30, 2007

"Have Democrats Already Lost Florida?,"by Bob Moser, The Nation, Nov. 30, 2007

"Republicans Form A New Plot To Rig 2008 Election,"by Johann Hari, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Nov. 30, 2007

"The GOP Debate: Last Night's Viewing And Other Afflictions,"by Michael Winship, Truthout, Nov. 30, 2007

"Bill Clinton Rewrites His Support For Iraq War,"by Matthew Blake, The Nation, Nov. 28, 2007


Bush Regime

"Department Of Poorly Coordinated And Unbelievable Cover Stories,"by Scott Horton, Harper's, Dec. 5, 2007

"U.S. Intelligence Review Directly Contradicts Bush's Line On Iran,"by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, Dec. 5, 2007

"An Iran Bombshell For Bush,"by Mark Follman, Salon, Dec. 5, 2007

"Leahy Plans Contempt Vote,"Brattleboro Reformer (Vermont), Dec. 5, 2007

"Bush Refuses To Rule Out Iran Strike,"Politico, Dec. 4, 2007

"Intel Report Reveals Bush And Cheney's Iran Warnings As Fraudulent,"by Ray McGovern, Consortium News, Dec. 4, 2007

"It Turns Out Ahmadinejad Was The Truthful One,"by Robert Scheer, TruthDig, Dec. 4, 2007

"Human Rights Crusader Michael Ratner: We'll Keep Going After Bush & Cheney When They Leave Office,"by Joshua Holland, AlterNet, Dec. 3, 2007

"Why The Telecoms Shouldn't Get Immunity,"by Robert Reich, The American Prospect, Dec. 3, 2007

"Somebody Is Lying About FISA,"by Melanie Scarborough, San Francisco Examiner, Dec. 3, 2007


American Empire/War Profiteering

"Venezuela Is Not Florida,"by Mark Weisbrot, Common Dreams, Dec. 5, 2007

"Venezuela In The Aftermath,"by James Petras, Counterpunch, Dec. 5, 2007

"Empire And Nuclear Weapons,"by Joseph Gerson, Foreign Policy in Focus, Dec. 4, 2007

"IAEA: U.S. Iran Report Matches UN Agency,"Guardian/UK, Dec. 4, 2007

"As Chavez Falters: Raising The Stakes For The South American Left,"by Nikolas Kozloff, Counterpunch, Dec. 4, 2007

"U.S. Says Iran Ended Atomic Arms Work,"The New York Times, Dec. 3, 2007

"Like Iraq, U.S. Intel On Iran Faulty,"Associated Press, Dec. 3, 2007

"Study: U.S., Israel Should Begin Planning Strike On Iran Nuclear Sites,"Haaretz, Dec. 3, 2007

"Focus Grouping War With Iran,"by Laura Rozen, Mother Jones, Nov. 19, 2007


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan

"A Calmer Iraq: Fragile, And Possibly Fleeting,"The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2007

"Leaked Map Shows Half Of Afghanistan Too Dangerous For Aid Workers,"The Times/UK, Dec. 5, 2007

"25 Die In Baghdad Blasts As Gates Visits,"Associated Press, Dec. 5, 2007

"Our Troops Must Leave Iraq,"by Walter Cronkite & David Krieger, Common Dreams, Dec. 4, 2007

"Why Bush's Troop Surge Won't Save Iraq,"by Juan Cole, Salon, Dec. 4, 2007

"Sadr Tells Bush To Get Out Of Iraq,"Herald Sun/Australia, Dec. 4, 2007

"Operation Iraqi Freedom Exposed: Bush Negotiates Permanent Presence In Iraq,"by Marjorie Cohn, Common Dreams, Dec. 3, 2007

"Nonstop Theft And Bribery Stagger Iraq,"The New York Times, Dec. 2, 2007

"Iraq As A Pentagon Construction Site: How The Bush Administration 'Endures,'"by Tom Engelhardt,, Dec. 2, 2007

"Turkey Says Inflicts Heavy Casualties On PKK In Iraq,"Reuters, Dec. 1, 2007

"Iraq Sunni Arab Leader Says Under House Arrest,"Reuters, Dec. 1, 2007

"Are Iraqi Hospitals Hunting Grounds?,"CBS News, Dec. 1, 2007

"U.S. War Vets To Speak Publicly About War Crimes,"by Aaron Glantz,, Nov. 30, 2007

"Catch-22 In Iraq: Why American Troops Can't Go Home,"by Tom Engelhardt & Michael Scwartz,, Nov. 29, 2007


Civil Liberties

"Guantanamo Detainees' Fates On Trial,"by Marjorie Cohn, Counterpunch, Dec. 5, 2007

"Guantanamo Detainees Have Sufficient Rights, Bush Administration Says Before Supreme Court,"Associated Press, Dec. 5, 2007

"Evidence Of Innocence Rejected At Guantanamo,"Washington Post, Dec. 5, 2007

"Detainees Deserve Habeas Corpus,"by David S. Marshall, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 5, 2007

"Jackboot State Stubs Its Toe In Ann Arbor: Wilkerson Acquitted,"by Alexander Cockburn, Counterpunch, Dec. 4, 2007

"AFL-CIO Sues Miami Over FTAA Police State Tactics,"by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Dec. 4, 2007

"Businesses Impeding Free Speech Rights In Workplace,"by Dmitri Iglitizin & Stephen Hill, Common Dreams, Dec. 4, 2007

"Now Online, A Guide To Detainee Treatment,"Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2007

"ACLU: Bush Wiretap Bill Violates Fourth Amendment,"Raw Story, Dec. 4, 2007

"'I Will Never Leave Guantanamo,'"by Russell Mokhiber, Common Dreams, Dec. 3, 2007

"Civics 101: USA Vs. Al Arian,"by Russell Mokhiber, Common Dreams, Dec. 3, 2007

"U.S. Says It Has Right To Kidnap British Citizens,"The Sunday Times/UK, Dec. 2, 2007

"A Nation That Tortures,"by Scott Horton, Harper's, Dec. 1, 2007

"Jordan's Spy Agency: Holding Cell For The CIA,"Washington Post, Dec. 1, 2007

"A Visit From The FBI: When Fear Is Not An Option,"by Shemon Salam, Counterpunch, Dec. 1, 2007

"The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act: A Tutorial In Orwellian Newspeak,"by Robert Weitzel, Common Dreams, Dec. 1, 2007

"Congress' 'Anti-Extremist' Bill Targets Online Thoughtcrime,"by Declan McCullagh, The Iconoclast, Nov. 28, 2007


Media Issues

"Time Magazine Refuses To Publish Responses To Klein's False Smears,"by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Dec. 4, 2007

"The Dubious Mr. Dobbs,"by Amy Goodman, TruthDig, Dec. 4, 2007

"Does U.S. Tolerate Anti-Muslim Speech?,"Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 4, 2007

"FCC Chairman Target Of House Panel's Investigation,"Los Angeles Times, Dec. 4, 2007

"America Shuns Hollywood's Take On Iraq,"Guardian/UK, Dec. 2, 2007

"'Is Barack A Vegetarian,' 'Rumsfeld On Chavez' And Other Stories From A Newspaper In Decline,"by Scott Horton, Harper's, Dec. 1, 2007

"The NYT's Michael Cooper Demonstrates What Real Reporting Is,"by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Nov. 30, 2007



"How The Peace Movement Can Win In 08,"by Tom Hayden, The Nation, Dec 17, 2007

"The Antiwar Enablers: Tom Hayden And The Dead End Democrats,"by Sharon Smith, Counterpunch, Dec. 5, 2007

"Peace Group Barred From Florida Schools,"by Mark Weisenmiller, Inter Press Service, Dec. 5, 2007

"Peace Movement Paralyzed: Time For The Next Step,"by John V. Walsh, Counterpunch, Dec. 4, 2007


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