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Andrei Sakharov

After 33 Years of Torture and Prison, A Life of Forgiveness

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.22.2011 | New York
Thor Halvorssen

Buddhist monk Palden Gyatso endured 33 years of torture at the hands of the Chinese government in Tibet's most brutal prison. You are invited to hear his life story -- one of the greatest never told.

Russian Rights Activist, Soviet Dissident Reportedly Dies

AP | Posted 08.18.2011 | World

BOSTON — Yelena Bonner, a Russian rights activist and widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died, her daughter said early Sunda...

Bradley Manning: Political Prisoner?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Given the disclosures that appear in Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars, the administration's highly selective approach to leaking and the treatment of Bradley Manning leaves little doubt that Manning is a political prisoner.

A New Year's Resolution for France- Put Albert Camus In The Pantheon

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

While the left snivels over the literary Camus, the compte rendu on the author is that of an individual who touched the world in an effort to promote the universal rights of man implicit in the French social contract.

1989 And the Fall of the Wall: Did Reagan Do It?

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Larner

Regan probably hastened the fall of the Wall by a few years, but it could have fallen without him. It could not however, have fallen without the sacrifices of those living under Soviet Communism.