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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.

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But Netanyahu and his ally, extremist Sheldon Adelson, are twin wrecking balls.

May 29, 2013

McCain seems worried by the idea of peace, and the State Department refuses to rule out a role for Iran.

May 15, 2013

The United States needs to tread carefully to avoid escalating the confrontation with Pyongyang.

April 15, 2013

A quick spin through The Nation's archives offers a running critique of the former Prime Minister and her ideology.

April 13, 2013

Washington wades deeper into the Middle East swamp.

April 12, 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s fancy funeral will be held this coming Wednesday. Along with the deceased prime minister, can we bury her most favorite slogan, too?

April 12, 2013

The allegations of army violence during the 2011 uprising come from a committee appointed by the president, but a new constitution may yet undermine justice.

April 11, 2013

The Conservative leader sold British workers down the river while pursuing a destructive foreign policy.

April 10, 2013

The media was outraged that people celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher. If they're curious, they should ask someone deeply affected by her policies.

April 9, 2013

Margaret Thatcher's smiling villainy sparked a generation of dissent—and neoliberal policies that live on today.

April 8, 2013