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Jailed Maldives ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed leaves for UK The Maldivian opposition leader and former president, Mohamed Nasheed, has left for the UK where he is due to have back surgery. Read the Article






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Jailed Maldives ex-president leaves for surgery in UK Jailed Maldivian opposition leader and former president Mohamed Nasheed left the country Monday for urgent medical treatment in Britain after a delay caused by a legal dispute with the government, his party said. Read The Article






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Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed leaves island for surgery Mr Nasheed, jailed former Maldives president, boards plane after row over conditions of temporary release Read the Article





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Maldives ‘reneges on promise’ for Nasheed UK treatment The Maldives government has backtracked on a promise to allow jailed ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed to travel to the UK for surgery, his lawyer and party say. Read the Article







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Jailed Nasheed to stay in Maldives after govt ‘hostage’ demand: party Jailed Maldivian opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed’s travel abroad for surgery was scuttled at the last minute Sunday as the authorities demanded a “hostage” in his place, his party said. Read the Article







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Amal Clooney on Human Rights Crisis in the Maldives
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Amal Clooney Takes Maldives Human Rights Battle to Washington
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Amal Clooney, just another lawyer in Washington Read the Article








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In the Maldives, the first democratically elected president is imprisoned while Islamic State fighters go free Read the Article







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Amal Clooney has her first television interview and speaks about her life post-marriage Appearing on NBC News to speak about the Maldives and her client, Mohamed Nasheed. Read the Article






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The New York Times, Google Hangout with Secretary of State John Kerry and Nic Kristof  Watch my Google+ Hangout with Secretary of State John Kerry, executive editor of Syria DeeplyLara Setrakian, and Andrew Beiter, a regional education coordinator for the Holocaust Memorial Museum







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Saving Maldives Former president Mohamed Nasheed talks about his fight to keep his country from being completely consumed by rising sea levels. Watch the Interview







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Is the War on Drugs finally going to pot? Washington state on Thursday became the first in the nation to allow adults the legal recreational use of marijuana.Colorado will soon join the Evergreen state in enacting marijuana legalization laws after voters in both states approved ballot initiatives that defy federal laws deeming pot illegal. Saturday in #nerdland, host Melissa Harris-Perry took a look at Washington’s historic step, as well as the possibility of how regulated marijuana could provide a boost to the recovering American economy.Watch the video







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Martin Bashir, MSNBC Lara Setrakian, managing editor of “Syria Deeply”, and Steven Cook, with the Council on Foreign Relations, debate the consequences of a possible missile strike – as well as the costs of supporting true regime change – as Syria’s Bashar al-Assad threatens retaliation for any attack. Watch the video








The Cycle, MSNBC  A recent NBC News poll shows that 45% of Americans didn’t know enough about Syria to form an opinion over whether the U.S. should intervene. Lara Setrakian from tells The Cycle hosts how she’s trying to help inform the debate around the Syrian civil war. Watch the Video







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All In With Chris Hayes, MSNBC Chris Hayes talks about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s latest comments with Lara Setrakian. Watch the Video








Eco-Superstar and former President of the Maldives Mohammed Nasheed talks climate change.





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Soledad O’Brien sits down with musician John Legend and director Eugene Jarecki about the documentary “The House I Live In.” The movie focuses on the failure of the war on drugs in the United States.  Watch the Video










The Maldives Off their rockers JUST why were the people of the Maldives asked to vote in a presidential election on September 7th? Campaigning and voting went perfectly well. The contest looked fair and free. Your correspondent, visiting both a remote atoll as well as the capital, Male, saw and heard of nothing untoward during the campaign. View Full Article







Were Snowden’s Actions Justified? Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Mukasey Debate

When Edward Snowden exposed the existence of some of the National Security Agency’s intelligence gathering operations, did he help or harm America? Jeffrey Brown gets debate from Daniel Ellsberg, co-author of the famous internal Defense Department study “The Pentagon Papers,” and former Attorney General Michael Mukase View full Interview and Video






US Prepares Criminal Charges for NSA Leaker  06/11/2013 Daniel Ellsberg on Charges against NSA Leaker Edward Snowden .View Video







Chasing the Alleged NSA Leaker  06/10/2013 From high school dropout to wanted man: Who is Edward Snowden? View Video







Snowden made the right call when he fled the U.S. By Daniel Ellsberg, Daniel Ellsberg is the author of “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.” He was charged in 1971 under the Espionage Act as well as for theft and conspiracy for copying the Pentagon Papers. The trial was dismissed in 1973 after evidence of government misconduct, including illegal wiretapping, was introduced in court. Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country and seeking asylum, rather than facing trial as I did. I don’t agree. The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time ago.View Full Article






Taking a Hard Look on the War on Drugs: Musician John Legend and Director Eugene Jarecki on their Doc ‘The House I Live In‘” – Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien Grammy award winner John Legend is in Washington D.C. for the inauguration and performed over the weekend. He’s also in town to promote his new documentary, working in conjunction with director Eugene Jarecki. “The House I Live In” takes a hard look at the war on drugs. On “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien,” Legend and Jarecki sit down with Soledad to explain why they feel the war on drugs has failed the nation. View Full Article







Vietnam War opponent Daniel Ellsberg sees parallels in Afghanistan” – USA Today Critics of President Obama’s Afghanistan policy often make the Vietnam War analogy — including one who plays a prominent role in how history views that divisive conflict. It’s been nearly 40 years since Daniel Ellsberg supplied The New York Times and other news organizations with the Pentagon Papers, thousands of internal Defense Department documents that detailed how the U.S. became enmeshed in Vietnam. Today, Ellsberg sees Vietnam parallels in Obama’s approach to Afghanistan, bolstered by his reading of Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars. View Full Article






Maldives Cabinet Makes a Splash” – BBC News The government of the Maldives has held a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight the threat of global warming to the low-lying Indian Ocean nation. President Mohamed Nasheed and his cabinet signed a document calling for global cuts in carbon emissions. Ministers spent half an hour on the sea bed, communicating with white boards and hand signals. The president said the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen this December cannot be allowed to fail. View Full Article