North Dakota Police ‘Out Of Control’ In Crackdown On Dakota Access Pipeline Protests October 22, 2016
Police have beaten, harassed, and strip-searched activists and even confiscated sacred Native American drums, a civil liberties group reports.
Nearly One Million Americans Watched Jill Stein Crash The Two-Party Presidential Debate By Kit O'Connell
‘This is a rigged debate controlled by the two corporate political parties,’ the Green Party’s presidential candidate tweeted while also responding to issues raised in the final debate via Facebook Live.
Journalists Risk Legal Battles & Prison Time For Covering Dakota Access Pipeline Protests By Kit O'Connell
Three reporters face felony charges for documenting nonviolent actions against the pipeline, including an Emmy-winning documentarian who could serve a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison.
WikiLeaks’ Podesta Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton’s Anti-BDS Strategy By Kit O'Connell
‘I think it is important for Hillary not to alienate or criticize liberal Democrats and liberal Jews,’ one political strategist wrote in an email, acknowledging the left’s growing discomfort with Israel’s treatment of Palestine.
US: Let Saudi Arabia Investigate Its Own War Crimes, Russia Requires Int’l Investigation By Kit O'Connell
Saudi Arabia has admitted that the bombing of a Yemeni funeral was led by Saudi forces. The incident, which killed 140 and injured 500, ‘could have been a mistake,’ according to a State Department spokesperson.
‘F*ck It, I Quit’: News Anchor-Turned-Cannabis Advocate Faces 54 Years In Prison By Kit O'Connell
While concluding a live, on-air report, Greene infamously quit her job as a local news anchor to run a cannabis club which police raided just before the plant became legal in the state.
US Condemns Latest Israeli Land Grab, Still Offers $38B In Military Aid By Kit O'Connell
The U.N.’s Permanent Observer to Palestine called on the Security Council to take action against new illegal settlements, warning: ‘The situation on the ground is moving from bad to worse.’
Booz Allen Hamilton: NSA’s ‘Digital Blackwater’ A Sign Of Deep Ties Between US Gov’t & Private Spies By Kit O'Connell
‘4 out of 6 Booz Allen Hamilton lobbyists in 2015-2016 have previously held government jobs,’ government watchdog OpenSecrets reported.
Poking The Bear: Dems & Reps Court War With Russia By Supporting Syrian No-Fly Zone By Kit O'Connell
Last month, a top U.S. general warned that instituting a no-fly zone in Syria ‘would require us to go to war against Syria and Russia,’ a move that could ultimately provoke a devastating nuclear confrontation between superpowers.
DEA Delays ‘Unprecedented’ Ban On Kratom Amid Popular Protest & Government Pushback By Kit O'Connell
The DEA is ‘starting to realize how much of a negative effect this will have on fully functional, law-abiding Americans,’ one kratom user tells MintPress News.