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Entries by Tom Hayden from 01/2009

Obama's Wars

| Posted 01.06.2009 | Huffington Post

As of 2006, Afghanistan's economy still rested on producing 90% of the world's opium, an eerie parallel with the US counterinsurgency in Colombia from where most of America's cocaine originates.

Obama's Silence

| Posted 01.08.2009 | Politics

As January 20 approaches, Obama will have to make a lonely decision - to remember his 2007 words about Palestinian suffering and his campaign pledge to talk unconditionally with adversaries.

Robert Graham and the Homies

| Posted 01.08.2009 | Style

Robert Graham's fear has come true; LA leads California, California leads America, and America leads the world, in the population of the incarcerated, most of them young men of color.

Obama's Hopeful Revision on Afghanistan

| Posted 01.20.2009 | Politics

President Obama pledged to "forge a hard-earned peace on Afghanistan" today, a potentially significant reformulation of his war aims.

Torture Now an Afghanistan Issue

| Posted 01.27.2009 | World

Now is the time for the new Obama administration to look more closely into the Afghanistan gulag before they become entangled in a web of deceit which, until now, has been avoided.

The Audacity of War, by Maps and Population

| Posted 01.29.2009 | Politics

My friend Bob Mulholland, a disabled Vietnam veteran and political officer of California's Democratic Party, has rolled out the relevant maps which re...