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The collapse of the Taliban means the focus there must shift to relief of its citizens.

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

There is mass hunger and need in Afghanistan, and the UN is under great pressure to get supplies through.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

The United States takes the couch.

The inclusion of women in peace negotiations would go a long way toward addressing their exploitation and abuse in war-torn areas.

Death rates are alarming but lower than claimed. Saddam shares responsibility.

Events in the recent past are receding as the ominous future comes into focus.

Asociación Tepeyac helps undocumented workers affected by the WTC terrorist attacks, and helps families of the missing victims.

Saudi Arabia depends on the United States for defense, which contributes to that country's corruption.

Blogs

A Julian Assange biopic on the way (possibly) updates on Bradley Manning and more on cables leaked.

January 21, 2011

William Hartung joins Democracy Now! to talk about Lockheed Martin and the 50th Anniversary of President Eisenhower's farewell address.

January 20, 2011

A panel discusses if WikiLeaks matters, a company traces WikiLeaks computers grabbing "leaks," and more as WikiLeaks news and views continues.

January 20, 2011

The president makes some progress, but not enough, on ending the anachronism called the US embargo against Cuba.

January 19, 2011

NCIS: Los Angeles does a WikiLeaks-inspired show. Salon blogger posts story on Obama administration using wildly exaggerated and even false claims against WikiLeaks. And more cables on diplomatic spying.

January 19, 2011

As President Hu arrives to meet Obama, the White House ought to look inward at America's own failings, not bash Beijing.

January 18, 2011

A US military chaplain in Iraq says it's time to go.

January 18, 2011

Greg Mitchell gives the latest updates on the tax cheat leak and more.

January 18, 2011

It's refreshing to see people toppling a corrupt regime, but there's a long way to go.

January 17, 2011

This day in history, Alan Lomax and a message from Gershom Gorenberg.

January 14, 2011