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A new report gives the impression that the opium trade is the main reason why the Taliban are gaining in strength, absolving the United States and NATO of their own responsibility in fomenting the insurgency.
Obama's approach toward the Muslim world may be diplomatic, but it remains the work of mobilized people across the United States to end Obama's war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, halt the occupation of Iraq immediately rather than years from now, stop U.S. military aid to Israel, and launch new negotiations with Iran not based on military threats.

Obama in Canada

Obama makes his first foreign visit as president and gets the green light on Afghan escalation.
This contradictory document identifies financial institution failures and calls for new regulatory measures, and at the same time, salutes the free market and some of the institutions behind the financial and economic crisis.

The Chinese Economy

A New York Times editorial advises China to adopt an American-style mass consumer economy that would be a recipe for economic, environmental, and probably political, disaster.
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