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Julian Assange

The Wikileaks founder has been in Ecuador’s London embassy for six weeks awaiting a decision on his request for asylum.

The WikiLeaks cables not only uncovered extensive Washington influence in the region, it also ushered in a new age of investigative journalism.

The Nation’s longest-running columnist was a witty, brilliant, coruscating presence in our pages for almost thirty years.

Alexander Cockburn

For what the ancients called avarice and iniquity, Alex’s hate was pure. No writer had a deadlier sting against the corruptions of empire.

Mitt Romney

No wonder the public remains so misinformed, as bigfoot pundits not only whitewash Republican extremism but paint Obama’s soggy centrism in false hues as its ideological equivalent.

WikiLeaks

As Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange, here is a closer look at Cablegate in Latin America.

Dilma Rousseff

Cablegate did not just reveal secrets, it inspired a new culture of investigative journalism.

From trivial matters to border tension with Hugo Chávez, Cablegate was a mixed bag of revelations for Colombians.

Some of our favorites from nearly thirty years of his Nation column.

Blogs

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn't have been so hard.

February 7, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011

Telegraph newspaper in the UK publishing stories on cables, posts on last night's WikiLeaks event at Columbia University, and the FBI reopens a probe into 9/11 plotters, possibly because of WikiLeaks cables

February 4, 2011

The United States has for more than two centuries held that freedom of the press is an essential freedom. Now that the Egyptian regime has launched a systematic attack on journalism and journalists, President Obama needs to make a clean break with the dictatorship that has for too long used US funds to assault American ideals.

February 4, 2011

Eric reflects on Martin Scorsese and Reed dissects the Groundhog Day mentality of Fox News's climate change "science," plus reader mail.

February 3, 2011

Many critics suggest WikiLeaks has revealed “nothing new” in Cablegate releases. So it seems useful to assemble most of the major revelations.

February 3, 2011

More Egyptian cables, WikiLeaks forum events, and a post on all that Cablegate has revealed so far.

February 3, 2011

The famous author and web skeptic emerged on Wednesday, arguing that Egypt's protests do not undermine his famous beef with online organizing.

February 2, 2011

What does the new direct-to-the-public approach championed by WikiLeaks mean for journalism? 

February 2, 2011

Cables on State Dept security environment questionnaires sent to embassies in Tunisia and Egypt, FBI hunt for Anonymous members escalates, and Assange talks about daily civilian casualties being "the car crashes of war." 

February 2, 2011