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Judge cuts Bradley Manning's max possible sentence to 90 Years

Judge cuts Bradley Manning's max possible sentence to 90 Years | Inspirational Heroes of 21st Century | Scoop.it
Army Pfc.
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A true hero of the 21st century - he disclosed to the world the atrocities perpetrated by the US military abroad - gunning down innocent civilians and reporters in Iraq among numberous other crimes against humanity. Unfortunately he is losing his life for his courage - a true hero.  Whistleblowers are the giant heros of the 21st century - it's such a pity we need them and a tragedy when we desert, forget and imprison them.

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Young Ealing: One girl's inspiring message to the world

Young Ealing: One girl's inspiring message to the world | Inspirational Heroes of 21st Century | Scoop.it
On the 12th of July, we together as a Borough celebrated the birthday of a very special girl.
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Lost for words on this girl's courage

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[Statement] SOUTH KOREA: Case of Gangjeong - Good example of worst governance - South Korean Human Rights Monitor

[Statement] SOUTH KOREA: Case of Gangjeong - Good example of worst governance - South Korean Human Rights Monitor | Inspirational Heroes of 21st Century | Scoop.it
SOUTH KOREA: Case of Gangjeong – Good example of worst governance Statement released by the Asian Human Rights Commission January 16, 2012 The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is disturbed by the arrest of 29 people including those from a...
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People of Gangjeong have been fighting a losing battle to keep their coastline - fighting the South Korean Gvt, been arrested and intimidated.  They fight on - forgotten heroes.

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Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if “Anything Happens” To Him

Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if “Anything Happens” To Him | Inspirational Heroes of 21st Century | Scoop.it
Snowden has shared encoded copies of all the documents he took so that they won’t disappear if he does, Glenn Greenwald tells Eli Lake.
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Edward Snowden is a hero in my book for giving up his future and life as he knew it to expose what the US government is doing to it's own citizens - something I don't understand at all - what's the point?

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On Obama's cancellation of summit with Putin and extradition

On Obama's cancellation of summit with Putin and extradition | Inspirational Heroes of 21st Century | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald: The US frequently refuses extradition requests where, unlike with Snowden, it involves serious crimes and there is an extradition treaty
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Glenn Greenwald is a hero in my book because it is dangerous to buck the establishment - it takes remarkable courage

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