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For Shireen Abu Akleh

Jennifer Zacharia Boston Review
Condemning U.S. deference to Israel, a cousin remembers the life and legacy of the slain Palestinian American journalist: "Despite valid press credentials, a protective vest, and a helmet, my cousin was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper."

The Death of a Mexican Journalist Who Said No to Silence

Monica Campbell PRI
On May 15 crusading Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cardenas was gunned down in the streets of Culiacán, the capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. He was the sixth journalist murdered in Mexico in 2017. Valdez reported on life under the rule of the drug cartels and the collusion between government authorities and organized crime. His final article was on the deadly attacks on teachers working in Sinaloa’s dangerous neighborhoods, six of which were killed this year.

Top Ten Ways Bradley Manning Changed the World

Juan Cole Informed Comment
Bradley Manning, acting on what he felt was true patriotism leaked documents revealing the killing of journalists in Iraq; corruption in Tunisia that led to the first of the Arab Spring revolts; the use of drones, and the secret drone war; US spying on UN diplomats; and John Kerry's pressing of Israel to return to pre-1967 borders. Yes, Bradley Manning has changed the world we live in.
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