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Three young men who fled the fighting in South Sudan return home to reunite with loved ones.

On the Oct. 19 edition of Bill Moyers' Journal The Nation 's Jeremy Scahill tells of how Blackwater USA President Erik Prince sent armed guards to New Orleans to provide security to affluent neighborhoods in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The Nation's international correspondent journeys deep into the heart of the Congo Basin woodlands to see how a massive logging boom is decimating the world's second-largest tropical forest.

A schoolyard fight in Jena, Louisiana, fueled by hateful symbols of the Jim Crow era, prompted John Mellencamp to write this song. Watch the video.

Nation correspondent Jeremy Scahill explains in this September 17 CNN interview the story behind the Iraqi government's decision to ban Blackwater USA, following an incident in which its operatives were implicated in the killings of eight Iraqis.

In this VideoNation report, Nation columnist Naomi Klein explains how after 9/11 the Bush Administration launched a new security economy, driven by the notion of an endless war against an undefined evil.

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"The media and pollsters don't focus on urban issues. They focus on the war, abortion, gay rights -- things that, quite frankly, for those of us in the trenches, are not exactly the hot button issues."

"The Rocky mountains are a place where people come together and put aside partisan issues to solve problems. Being able to talk about those pragmatic solutions is going to be of great benefit to the entire country."

"I hope when the presidential candidates talk about cities, they stop thinking about us as basketcases, and think instead of the potential of cities to turn this country around."

"While presidential candidates are raising substantial amounts of money in cities, they are spending it in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina ... It disproportionately puts the focus on [rural] areas of the country where the majority of our citizenry do not live."

"Republicans and Democrats alike, among mayors in this country, have been very, very upset and concerned about the disregard for cities by this administration."