Tag Archives: Barack Obama

It’s not over yet

As hardly anybody knows how she presently looks, incarcerated whistleblower Chelsea Manning had been portrayed by Katie Miranda at Mondoweiss in a more than humane way. A young and bright, beautiful woman with a future. When immediate past president Barack Obama, … Continue reading

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While he goes low, we went high

While a funny cartoon published on Truthdig had expected a million MEs in Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, it was rather dozens of WEs. Despite seemingly lining up with millions of American assumed losers, it was factually the majestic plural. Like sheepish schoolchildren, … Continue reading

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An Angry and Uninformed Obama

As Juan Cole has pointed out, President Obama seems not to be aware of the likely real motives of Omar Mateen, who had killed at least 49 guests of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend, when mentioning “self-radicalization on … Continue reading

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The Discredited Peace Nobel Prize Committee

When the Nobel Prize committee in Oslo awarded the Peace Prize in 2009 to Barack Obama most observers were shocked about its inappropriate spontaneity. The Committee’s chairman Thorbjørn Jagland had apparently waived all 205 official nominations. Only the Committee can … Continue reading

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Good Company

Edward Snowden has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award. Together with the Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger he will receive the Honorary Award. As to its founder, German-Swedish philantropist Jakob von Uexkull, “The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honour … Continue reading

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