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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.

Dilma Rousseff has taken over from Lula’s legacy, which has helped put an end to the Washington Consensus.

Blogs

When you’re a superpower, you can do anything you want to, it seems.

August 13, 2012

The ayatollahs have their endgame, too.

August 1, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

UN, NPR slam demolitions of Palestinian homes. Those, Israel says, are illegal.

July 11, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

A vote for the lesser evil.

June 4, 2012

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Iran’s long wait for nuclear weapons.

May 30, 2012

If nothing changes, the financial crisis in Greece could bring down the Eurozone and damage the US economy.

May 21, 2012

President Karzai demands investigation, and NATO apologizes—again.

May 15, 2012

The unneeded crisis that almost derailed US-China relations.

May 9, 2012