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One hundred and thirty-six years in prison are Bradley Manning’s perspective after judge Army Col. Denise Lind had convicted him guilty yesterday for 20 charges including espionage. Juan Cole has listed top ten ways, Manning has changed the world with … Continue reading
While Cairo is rocked for the fifth day in succession by an uprising of its people which ultimately will send its dictator president Hosni Mubarak packing in a similar way as Tunisia’s dictator Ben Ali earlier this month, WikiLeaks has … Continue reading
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner specifically named eight high-ranked individuals, who belong to the inner circle of the regime in Iran, as responsible for human right violations such as beatings, killings and … Continue reading
Only minutes after President Obama’s speech at the U.S. National Archives in Washington on closing down Guantánamo prison camp what he called a “misguided experiment”, former vice president Dick Cheney denounced the decision saying it came “without deliberation and no plan.” A … Continue reading
One of the few Jewish survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto is Germany’s main literary critic, or “Pope of German letters”, Marcel Reich-Ranicki. In his remarkable biography “The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki” (Princeton University Press 2001), he … Continue reading