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The Nation's Dan Coughlin and Haïti Liberté's Kim Ives continue their exposé on the WikiLeaks Haiti cables.

Police in Haiti

A secret US Embassy cable describes how Haiti's business elite armed and deployed police units in pro-Aristide strongholds like Bel Air and Cite Soleil after the 2004 coup.

Despite a veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing in Haiti, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.

UN soldiers in Haiti

Despite reports from its own embassy that the post-quake situation in Haiti was “calm,” the United States launched a massive military operation that sparked an international backlash.

Levi Strauss objects to our story on Haiti's minimum wage increase. We stand by our original reporting and set the record straight on what we did and did not say.

Amid economic stagnation, polls show increasing skepticism about the competence of German elites. Can a resurgent Green Party bring political renewal?

The drug war in Mexico has hit affluent, formerly stable cities that were once protected from the violence. The US's role in this? Supplying the weapons and demanding the drugs.

No matter who is declared the winner, the country's March 20 elections represent a defeat for Haitian democracy.

Robert Scheer: No Nukes Is Good Nukes

Sorry, President Obama, but there is a dimension of fear properly associated with the word nuclear that is not matched by any oil spill.

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant

Even if reactor containment vessels hold, pools of spent fuel rods could combust and release clouds of radioactive cesium into the air—a calamity that could happen at US nuclear plants as well.

Blogs

It’s a tragedy made worse by America’s overreaching.

February 19, 2014

Penguin’s withdrawing and pulping The Hindus: An Alternative History is only the latest in a series of surrenders.

February 14, 2014

Over the next few weeks, President Obama will meet the leaders of Israel, Jordan and nearly all of the Persian Gulf Arab states.

February 13, 2014

“A lot of money was spent, a lot of damage incurred, and now we don't know what to do with what we've got.”

February 11, 2014

In which our ambassador to the European Union says, rather undiplomatically, "Fuck the EU!"

February 9, 2014

The United States may be leaving, but the war that Washington started in 2001—thirteen years ago—isn’t over.

February 8, 2014

President Benigno Aquino compares China’s offshore assertiveness to Hitler’s Sudetenland grab.

February 5, 2014

Reporting from Cairo, Kouddous speaks to Democracy Now! about recent crackdowns against Egyptian journalists and the ascendancy of a repressive security state. 

January 30, 2014

Cohen argues on Democracy Now! that the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government would be “a serious blow to democracy.”

January 30, 2014

In an appearance on KPFA 94.1's Pacifica Evening News, Cohen argues that any EU or US intervention in Ukraine would be borne out of economic interest.

January 29, 2014