As Obama Moves To Free Manning & Rivera, Others Still Hope For Clemency January 18, 2017
President Obama commuted the sentences of Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera on Tuesday as other political prisoners -- many held for decades on charges related to black and Native American movements -- make their final pushes for clemency under Obama.
First Chance At Life: On Chelsea Manning’s Freedom
Very few people supported Manning when it became known that she was the person responsible for making disclosures to WikiLeaks. With President Obama’s action, millions celebrate her release.
Obama’s Legacy In Africa: Terrorism, Civil War & Military Expansion
Independent geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser examines the effect of the Obama administration on Africa. What he finds is less hope and change, and more chaos and death.
Ohio Police Beat Homeless Veteran Into Coma, Leaving Him Permanently Disabled
A complaint lodged against the sheriff's office alleges that officers stood in the way of a surveillance camera so that the beating wouldn't be captured on video.
Trump Administration To Keep Entitlements, Obamacare Plan Unknown
While Obamacare has largely proved to be a disaster, the Medicaid expansion was a pretty solid success given its objectives: create greater access to health services and improve health outcomes-and its modest cost overruns.
Genocide In Yemen: Media Complicit In US-Saudi War Crimes
Writer and political analyst Catherine Shakdam shines a light on the routinely under-reported crisis in Yemen, telling Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ what’s really motivating the Saudi-led, US-backed war on the most impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula.
The Sordid Tale Of SEAL Team 6 In Afghanistan: Killing An MI6 Agent Was Just The Beginning
A recent investigative report exposes ‘a pattern of criminal violence that emerged soon after the Afghan war began and was tolerated and covered up by the command’s leadership.’
Twitter Users Slam WaPo’s Attempt To Re-Write Al-Qaida History
‘Was it USSR who created Al Qaeda? Did the US support all kinds of terrorist fighting against USSR in Afghanistan?’ one skeptical Twitter user posted, questioning the Post’s reporting.
Israel’s Killing & Detention Of Palestinian Children Reached New Heights In 2016
Israel’s killings and detentions of Palestinian children, demolitions of their homes, and restrictions on their travel and economy all reached dramatic heights last year.
Rex Tillerson Refuses To Address Exxon’s Climate Change Denial
Environmental groups are terribly alarmed by the prospect of having Tillerson at the helm of the United States State Department, especially as the threat of climate disruption caused by humans intensifies.