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For The Week Ending July 11, 2008


U.S. Politics

"In Unity, New Hampshire, Clinton And Obama Set New Tone," The New York Times, June 27, 2008

"Congress Still Corrupt And Useless," by Marc Ash, Truthout, June 26, 2008

"Party Crashing: How The Facebook Generation Does Politics," by Courtney E. Martin, AlterNet, June 26, 2008

"Why McCain Is Losing," by Chris Bowers, Open Left, June 25, 2008

"The Money Laundering Operation At The Heart Of The Democratic Party," by Matt Stoller, Open Left, June 25, 2008

"The Obama Accountability Movement Begins," by Matt Stoller, Open Left, June 25, 2008

"Obama Tilts Toward Center, Irking Some Activists," Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2008

"The Democrats Betray The Fourth Amendment," by Anthony Gregory, Independent Institute, June 24, 2008

"Terror Strike Would Help McCain, Top Adviser Says," Washington Post, June 24, 2008

"Obama's FISA Betrayal," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, June 24, 2008

"Muslim Voters Detect A Snub From Obama," The New York Times, June 24, 2008

"The Big Let Down: Obama Scolds Black Fathers," by Ishmael Reed, Counterpunch, June 24, 2008

"Smearing Michelle," by Paul Waldman, The American Prospect, June 24, 2008

"Hoyer Hails FISA Bill As 'Significant Victory For The Democratic Party,'" by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, June 24, 2008

"Sen. Feingold Will Filibuster FISA," by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, June 24, 2008

"Abuse Of The Filibuster: GOP Plays Dirty 'Block And Blame' Game," by Christopher Moraff, Philadelphia Tribune, June 23, 2008

"If The Opposite Of Pro Is Con, Then the Opposite Of Progress Is...," by David Swanson, After Downing Street, June 23, 2008

"Democrats Suffer From New Republic Syndrome," by Glenn Greenwald, Salon, June 23, 2008

"Democrats Write A Blank Check For Bush's War," by John Nichols, The Nation, June 22, 2008

"Obama Insults Half A Race," by Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report, June 22, 2008

"The Real McCain," by Paul Harris, Observer/UK, June 22, 2008

"McCain Closes Cash Gap With Obama," Politico, June 21, 2008


Bush Regime

"Ban Torture For Security's Sake, Coalition Tells Bush," Christian Science Monitor, June 27, 2008

"Addington, Yoo Dodge Questions On Torture," by Christopher Kuttruff, Truthout, June 26, 2008

"Blackout At The EPA: Bush's Strange Claim Of Executive Privilege," by Christopher Brauchli, Counterpunch, June 25, 2008

"White House Refused To Open Pollutants Email," The New York Times, June 25, 2008

"Time For A Grand inquest Into Bush's High Crimes," by Robert Borosage, Campaign for America's Future, June 25, 2008

"The 'W.' Stands For 'War Criminal,'" by Nat Hentoff, Vilage Voice, June 24, 2008

"Retired General: 'The Current Administration Has Committed War Crimes,'" by Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now!, June 23, 2008

"Before Judge, Spirited Clash On Subpoenas For Bush Aides," The New York Times, June 24, 2008

"Report Says Partisanship Reigned In Justice Department Hiring Program," Washington Post, June 24, 2008

"Satire At The Ballot Box To 'Honor' Bush: Name Sewage Plant After Him," San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2008

"The Return Of The Neocons," by James Risen, Washington Independent, June 19, 2008


American Empire/War Profiteering

"Preparing The Battlefield: The Bush Administration: The Bush Administration Steps Up Its Secret Moves Against Iran," by Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker, July 7, 2008

"The Nuclear Expert Who Never Was," by Scott Ritter, TruthDig, June 26, 2008

"War Contracting Gone Bad," by Matthew Blake, Washington Independent, June 25, 2008

"A New Solidarity," by Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation, June 24, 2008

"Billion-Dollar Babies: Five Stealth Pentagon Contractors Reaping Bllions Of Tax Dollars," by Tom Engelhardt & Nick Turse, TomDispatch, June 24, 2008

"Congressional Resolution Demands Bush Act On Iran," Truthout, June 23, 2008

"No Blood For...Er...Um: The Oil Majors take A Little Sip Of The Ol' Patrimony," by Tom Engelhardt,, June 22, 2008

"These Wars Are About Oil, Not Democracy," by Eric Margolis, Toronto Sun/Canada, June 22, 2008

"Anger Mounts As Police End Protest Against U.S. Base In Cezech Republic," Sunday Herald/Scotland, June 22, 2008


"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan

"Pentagon: Taliban Resurgent While We're Tied Down In Iraq," by smintheus, Daily Kos, June 28, 2008

"Iraqi Military Unable To Hold Mosul," UPI, June 26, 2008

"Three U.S. Soldiers Killed as Iraq Violence Escalates," Independent/UK, June 26, 2008

"3 Marines Killed In Attack On Iraq Officials," Associated Press, June 26, 2008

"Clashes With U.S. Forces Kill 9 Civilians In Iraq," Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2008

"Whoever Wins, Iraqis Lose," by Ahmed Ali & Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service, June 24, 2008

"Big Oil Returns To Iraq," by Patrick Cockburn, ZNet, June 23, 2008


Civil Liberties

"Muslim Physicist Says Feds Retaliated Against Him," Associated Press, June 26, 2008

"Guantanamo Detainee To File Habeas Petition," Washington Post, June 26, 2008

"Anti-Torture Campaign Wins Influential Backers," by Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service, June 26, 2008

"Scalia Cites False Information In Habeas Corpus Dissent," by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, June 25, 2008

"U.S. Border Agents Copying contents Of Travelers' Laptops," McClatchy Newspapers, June 25, 2008

"Court: NSA Can Refuse To Say If Lawyers Wiretapped," Associated Press, June 25, 2008

"Gitmo Detainee's Lawyer 'Not Allowed To Tell Him' He's No Longer An 'Enemy Combatant,'" by Ben, Think Progress, June 25, 2008

"The Torture Trainers And The American Psychologist Association: How Psychologists Have Abetted The CIA," by Stephen Soldz, Counterpunch, June 24, 2008

"New Gitmo Commander Won't Meet Prisoners," Associated Press, June 24, 2008

"In A First, Court Says Military Erred In A Guantanamo Case," McClatchy Newspapers, June 23, 2008

"The Strangest (And Perhaps Most Revealing) Sentence In Justice Scalia's Boumediene Dissent," by Marty Lederman, Balkinization, June 23, 2008

"Occupations Abroad Always Lead To Erosions Of Liberties At Home," by Gary Younge, Guardian/UK, June 23, 2008

"Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Border Fence," McClatchy Newspapers, June 23, 2008

"No One Is Safe (II): FISA Is Only The Prelude To The Nightmare," by Arthur Silber, Once upon A time, June 22, 2008

"Corporate Espionage And Spying On Activists Detailed In Documents," Washington Post, June 22, 2008


Environment and Sustainability

"Home-Grown Veg Ruined By Toxic Fertilizer," by Caroline Arnold, Guardianm/UK, June 29, 2008

"Greenpeace Crashes Coal Meeting Using Phony Front," Associated Press, June 26, 2008

"U.N. Says Toxic Waste Exports On Rise," Associated Press, June 26, 2008

"Main Activists Win First Victory As Water Deal Vote Is Delayed," Portland Press Herald (Maine), June 26, 2008

"Why Floods Are Getting Worse," by Richard Mertens, Christian Science Monitor, June 25, 2008

"Slick John McCain And The Offshore Oil Ruse," by Andrew Leonard, Salon, June 25, 2008

"Tax Oil Companies To Help Energy Conservation Efforts," by John Buell, Bangor Daily News (Maine), June 24, 2008

"Protect Wetlands To Cut Flooding," by Margaret Krome, Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), June 24, 2008

"Turning Your Lawn Into A Victory Garden Won't Save You; Fighting The Corporations Will," by Stan Cox, AlterNet, June 23, 2008

"Twenty Years Later: Tipping Points Near On Global Warming," by Dr. James Hansen, Huffington Post, June 23, 2008

"Put Oil Firm Chiefs On Trial, Says Leading Climate Change Scientist," Guardian/UK, June 23, 2008

"Airing His Laundry: Conservationist Pins Hope On Clotheslines," Times Argus (Vermont), June 22, 2008


Media Issues

"The Yellow Press," by William S. Lind,, June 27, 2008

"Real Journalists Don't Make $5 Million A Year," by Chris Hedges, TruthDig, June 26, 2008

"Reporters Say Networks Put Wars On Back Burner," by Brian Stelter, The New York Times, June 23, 2008

"Conference Call: Restore Free Speech, Stop Big Media," by Harlam Johnson, Rockford Register Star (Illinois), June 22, 2008



"War Protesters Take Their Cause To The Mall," Newsday, June 28, 2008

"Antiwar Groups Gathering In Cleveland," Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 26, 2008

"What Is To Be Done? Assessing the Antiwar Movement," by Matthew Smucker, Common Dreams, June 26, 2008

"Antiwar Soldier Jonathan Hutto: People, Not Politicians, Will End War In Iraq," by Liliana Segura, AlterNet, June 25, 2008

"Labor Needs To Improve Conditions For Nonunion Workers, Official Warns," The New York Times, June 23, 2008

"Activists To Color Democratic Convention," Houston Chronicle, June 22, 2008


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