“Immigration is now a Heartland issue, it’s a Southern issue. It’s no longer just about border communities and New York and San Francisco anymore,” a human rights advocate tells MintPress.

Record Gas Project Depends On Diplomatic Balancing Act
The world’s largest ever gas deal would transport fuel from Central Asia to Southern Europe, but the most impressive facet of the deal may be Azerbaijan’s ability to simultaneously please Europe, Iran and Russia.
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    North Carolina Prison Imposes 9-Month Lockdown On 600 Inmates
    “We haven’t had any outside rec since December 28, 2013, and our skin and health is showing that,” one prisoner under solitary confinement-like conditions writes.
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      “There Is No Revolution Without Songs”
      Exploring the death of a revolutionary Chilean folk singer, as well as the notorious School of the Americas and the United States’ role in the horrors that befell those who opposed Chile’s dictatorship.
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        #MintCasts: 22 yr. Old Mayoral Candidate Demolishes Two Party System
        With his acute honesty and refreshing take on the American electoral process, Alex Fidel may represent the future of politics in America.
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          Indian Country Grapples With Health Funding Shortfalls, Non-Payment
          Slowly but surely, tribal governments -- especially those in Alaska -- are receiving millions of dollars in decades of unpaid contract costs from the Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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            New Geopolitical Landscapes Create Room For Iran-US Business Relations
            Iran is gearing up for an anticipated “post-sanctions” era that could usher in increased investment in its oil sector. That investment could be coming sooner than expected, though, as shifting geopolitical terrain shows a need for mended U.S.-Iran relations.
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