MintPress NEWS January 18, 2017

Demonstrators holds banners and signs as they protest during a march in downtown Washington in opposition of President-elect Donald Trump, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (AP/Jose Luis Magana)

Thousands of protesters will participate in demonstrations planned for all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries.

Marchers carry a large painting of American Indian Leonard Peltier during a "National Day of Mourning," Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Plymouth, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
As Obama Moves To Free Manning & Rivera, Others Still Hope For Clemency

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.
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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.
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A man walks away after leaning his bicycle against a mural of President Barack Obama at the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya ahead of the visit of Obama. (AP/Ben Curtis)
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.
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Sheriff Phil Plummer, pictured during a press conference, has so far declined to comment on the allegations in the lawsuit.
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.
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Reince Priebus, Chair of the Republican National Committee, right, speaks as President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP/Julie Jacobson)
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.
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In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016 photo, infant Udai Faisal, who is suffering from acute malnutrition, is hospitalized at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Udai died on March 24. Hunger has been the most horrific consequence of Yemen’s conflict and has spiraled since Saudi Arabia and its allies, backed by the U.S., launched a campaign of airstrikes and a naval blockade a year ago. (AP Photo/Maad al-Zikry)
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.
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British Prime Minister David Cameron (Centre R) meets General David Petraeus (Centre L), Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan in Central London, Britian, 14 October 2010. following the death of British MI6 agent Linda Norgrove during an attempted rescue mission by US Navy SEAL team 6.. (AP/Daniel Deme)
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.’
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A group of Afghan mujahedeens, Islamic guerrillas, look over a U.S. Marine humvee in eastern Saudi Arabia, Monday, Feb. 11, 1991. The Marines visited a camp consisting of about 300 mujahedeens who have been asked by the Saudi government to help fight against Iraq in the Gulf War. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)
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.
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The father of two-year-old, Rahaf Hassan, weeps as he holds her body after she and her 30-year-old mother pregnant mother, Noor Hassan, were killed in Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip (AP/ Khalil Hamra)
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.
Demonstrators holds banners and signs as they protest during a march in downtown Washington in opposition of President-elect Donald Trump, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (AP/Jose Luis Magana)

Thousands of protesters will participate in demonstrations planned for all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries.

Marchers carry a large painting of American Indian Leonard Peltier during a "National Day of Mourning," Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Plymouth, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
As Obama Moves To Free Manning & Rivera, Others Still Hope For Clemency

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.
chelsea manning
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.
A man walks away after leaning his bicycle against a mural of President Barack Obama at the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya ahead of the visit of Obama. (AP/Ben Curtis)
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.
Sheriff Phil Plummer, pictured during a press conference, has so far declined to comment on the allegations in the lawsuit.
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.
Reince Priebus, Chair of the Republican National Committee, right, speaks as President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP/Julie Jacobson)
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.
In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016 photo, infant Udai Faisal, who is suffering from acute malnutrition, is hospitalized at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Udai died on March 24. Hunger has been the most horrific consequence of Yemen’s conflict and has spiraled since Saudi Arabia and its allies, backed by the U.S., launched a campaign of airstrikes and a naval blockade a year ago. (AP Photo/Maad al-Zikry)
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.
British Prime Minister David Cameron (Centre R) meets General David Petraeus (Centre L), Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan in Central London, Britian, 14 October 2010. following the death of British MI6 agent Linda Norgrove during an attempted rescue mission by US Navy SEAL team 6.. (AP/Daniel Deme)
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.’
A group of Afghan mujahedeens, Islamic guerrillas, look over a U.S. Marine humvee in eastern Saudi Arabia, Monday, Feb. 11, 1991. The Marines visited a camp consisting of about 300 mujahedeens who have been asked by the Saudi government to help fight against Iraq in the Gulf War. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)
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.
The father of two-year-old, Rahaf Hassan, weeps as he holds her body after she and her 30-year-old mother pregnant mother, Noor Hassan, were killed in Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip (AP/ Khalil Hamra)
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.
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