The war in Afghanistan is now the longest war in U.S. history, and 2010 has seen the highest number of U.S. and NATO soldiers killed.
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One of Barack Obama's signature campaign promises was to protect the freedom of the Internet. Jump ahead to December 2010, where Obama is clearly in the back seat, being driven by Internet giants.
Despite being granted bail, Wikileaks founder and editor Julian Assange remains imprisoned in London, awaiting extradition proceedings to answer a prosecutor's questions in Sweden.
While the stakes are high in Cancun, expectations are low, and, as we have just learned from Wikileaks, the United States is engaged in what one journalist here called "a very, very dirty business."
Wikileaks is again publishing a trove of documents, in this case classified U.S. State Department diplomatic cables that give "an unprecedented insight into U.S. government foreign activities."
A whistle-blower on the Democracy Now! news hour revealed that after the release of "Sicko", health insurance executives thought that they may have to implement a plan "to push Moore off a cliff."
For guidance on the notorious Guantanamo base in Cuba, President Barack Obama should look to an old naval facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
As the people around Mount Merapi dig out of the ash following a series of eruptions, a darker cloud now hangs over Indonesia in the form of renewed U.S. support for the country's notorious Kopassus.
Just days away from midterm elections, WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website, unveiled the largest classified military leak in history, relating to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
The big banks that caused the collapse of the global finance market, and received tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bailouts, have likely been engaging in wholesale fraud.