Obama Commutes Sentence: Manning to be Released in May 2017 instead of 2045

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : U.S. President Barack Obama commuted and significantly shortened the prison sentence of whistleblower Bradley / Chelsea Manning who will be released on May 17, 2017 instead of remaining in military custody until 2045. Manning’s “gender issues” would dominate the discourse and distract from his leaks, the More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Pakistani Bloggers “Disappeared”

nsnbc : Samar Abbas, the prominent social activist and head of the Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan “went missing” in Islamabad on January 7, 2017. Four others went missing within a week. Pakistan More...

By Christof Lehmann On Monday, January 9th, 2017

Colombian Government Delays Official Peace Talks With ELN Again

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Colombian government announced that it delayed the official peace talks with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) again. The talks were scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Baghdad and Ankara Agree to Withdraw Turkish Troops from Iraq – How Did They Get There?

nsnbc : Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Saturday, said that Iraq and Turkey had reached an agreement on the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraq. Turkish troops have been in the country without More...

By nsnbc On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Islamists Open New Fronts in India and Myanmar

nsnbc : Recent intelligence strongly suggests that foreign-funded Islamist organizations with Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood links are targeting Muslim communities in India for a “final war” while More...

By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Colombian Government & ELN To Launch Official Peace Talks on January 10

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : One week before the scheduled, and very delayed launch of talks between the Colombian government and the leftist ELN, President Santos reiterated that the ELN has to release all “hostages”. More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Revealed: Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Marshall Plan for southern Africa’

Martin Plaut (TC) : Margaret Thatcher wooed the South African government with promises of a “Marshall Plan for southern Africa” and helped “save” the independence of Namibia, according to newly released More...

By Christof Lehmann On Friday, December 30th, 2016

What The Hack: US Imposes Sanctions on Russia – Moscow Won’t Retaliate

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The U.S. State Department announced a number of sanctions including the expulsion of diplomats against Russia. The announcement was made following the publication of a joint Department More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, December 24th, 2016

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Against Illegal Israeli Settlements?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The UN Security Council adopted a resolution that states that Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 have no legal validity, constitute a flagrant violation under More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Thailand’s Revised Cyber Crime Act Entrenches Censorship and Oppression

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Under newly amended article 20(3) of the Cyber Crime Act, online content that is not illegal can be banned and ordered to be deleted by the court, upon the request from a computer data More...