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What the WikiLeaks revelations tell us about how Washington runs Pakistan.

It is outrageous for any journalist, or respecter of what every American president has claimed is our inalienable, God-given right to a free press, not to join in Assange’s defense.

The WikiLeaks revelations of Silvio Berlusconi’s bromance with Vladimir Putin have raised new questions about whether their close ties stem from “personal investments.” But the growing popular protests in Italy, echoing those in Britain, France and Greece, are primarily against savage austerity measures that have favored the wealthy.

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

Does anyone seriously expect the US government, and its global allies, to permit more revelations to leak out? Defenders of human rights need to be ready to stand up for WikiLeaks.

The new cable dump includes a State Department directive to have diplomats spy on UN officials. The UN has been a playground for spies since its origin—but this recent order goes further than before.

The morning after WikiLeaks began releasing its trove of confidential US diplomatic cables, Democracy Now! hosts a round-table about the possible impact of these leaks.

The former Haitian president discusses his country, his exile and possible return and why his party, still popular in Haiti, isn't allowed to participate in the upcoming election.

The award winning filmmaker and reporter recounts his conversation with exiled former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and explains the state of Haitian politics today.

At each stop of his visit to Asia, Obama has bumped up against the limits of American economic and diplomatic clout in the new Asian world order.

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With a bipartisan 67 to 28 vote in favor of the US-Russia nuclear arms agreement, the New START treaty now moves on to a final vote tomorrow.

December 21, 2010

When is a stooge not a stooge?

December 13, 2010

WIth the latest diplomatic cables dump from WikiLeaks sending waves throughout the political and media worlds, the organization's activities are raising questions such as, is releasing all this information gratuitous, even irresponsible? Or is it a valuable public service?

November 30, 2010

The morning after WikiLeaks began releasing its trove of confidential US diplomatic cables, Democracy Now! hosts a roundtable about the possible impact of these leaks.

November 29, 2010

The financial crisis in Ireland is leading to a political crisis on the heels of a bailout and more "austerity measures." The coalition that currently rules is falling apart, the Green Party detaching from the prime minister's Fianna Fail party, and elections loom.

November 23, 2010

 Harry Truman: war criminal, or not?

November 15, 2010

Syria, Turkey in critical behind-the-scenes role.

October 12, 2010

Backed by key unions and activists, Ed Miliband is given the charge to lead the fight against Conservative cuts.

September 25, 2010

The alacrity with which the spy swap was carried out shows just how keen Obama is to continue the US-Russia "reset" policy.

July 13, 2010

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sets up an Illegal settlement on the White House lawn.

July 7, 2010