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Barrett Brown: The Sentencing of American Journalism

Barrett Brown: The Sentencing of American Journalism

“The US government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.” Barrett Brown. He always did murky and dark well, adopting a cavalier attitude that earned him admirers and steadfast enemies. Such an awkward term as the angel [...]

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Human Rights in Turkey: Society’s Moral Obligation to Girls and Boys

Human Rights in Turkey: Society’s Moral Obligation to Girls and Boys

The concept of “children at risk” should not only describe those who live on the streets, outside the family order, in an environment with a higher likelihood of criminal activity; this concept should also be expanded to include street children who, driven into criminal activity, are charged and detained in jails where they are again [...]

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History Is Too Often Written in Blood

History Is Too Often Written in Blood

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” – Plato There is a distinction between history and History. The first type of history can be anything, such as my autobiography or someone else’s personal history. It can also be the history of the bicycle or the airplane. History, with a capital H, is something [...]

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Lessons from MLK: How to Free Haiti from Foreign Occupation

Lessons from MLK: How to Free Haiti from Foreign Occupation

The dissolution of Haiti’s parliament on January 12, 2015, coming so close Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, brings forth reflections on the utility of non-violent action as a tool to fight a foreign occupation. An occupation, of course, is not the same as the struggle of a disenfranchised group of people for equal rights within [...]

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Free Speech vs Religious Fundamentalism: A Discussion of Charlie Hebdo

Free Speech vs Religious Fundamentalism: A Discussion of Charlie Hebdo

Sputnik International‘s “Agree or Disagree” host Marina Dzhashi talks to News Junkie Post Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Mercier, and Barrister and Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, Bill Bowring. Marina Dzhashi: What personal impact did the Charlie Hebdo tragedy have on you? Gilbert Mercier: To me, it’s very personal because Charlie Hebdo was really a [...]

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