ACLU & Anti-Poverty Campaign Sue Philadelphia Over The Right To Protest At DNC June 24, 2016
The ACLU of Pennsylvania’s executive director said free speech rights are especially vital during political conventions: ‘It is vital to our democracy that there be every opportunity for public participation in that national conversation.’
Foreign Policy ‘Hypocrisy’: Canada Becomes Second-Largest Weapons Exporter To Middle East By Kit O'Connell
‘[E]verybody knows that there is rank hypocrisy right at the core of U.S. foreign policy but I don't think everybody knows that about Canada," one anti-war activist said.
Islamophobia Industry Spent $206M Building Hatred In US, But Here’s How To Create Love Instead By Kit O'Connell
‘This election cycle you’re seeing Islamophobia become mainstream and quite a comfortable tool in the hands of certain campaigns,’ the author of a new report on anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. tells MintPress News.
WikiLeaks’ Assange Enters Year 5 Of Confinement, War On Whistleblowers To Continue Indefinitely By Kit O'Connell
The WikiLeaks founder’s four years of confinement in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London mark him as an ongoing victim of the U.S. war on whistleblowers, but he’s just one of many targeted for speaking out about government corruption and injustice.
Amid Anti-BDS Pressure, Facebook Israel Appoints Long-Time Netanyahu Advisor To Policy Post By Kit O'Connell
The move comes amid calls for Israel’s legislature, the Knesset, to criminalize criticism of Israel on Facebook.
PCBs Poison America’s Teachers & Students, But EPA & Monsanto Won’t Take Responsibility By Kit O'Connell
Tens of thousands of schools could be contaminated with PCBs, which can cause cancer and birth defects, but exact figures are hard to come by because EPA regulations don’t require thorough testing for the substance.
Beyond ISIS: Orlando Mass Killing Is About Much, Much More Than ‘Radical Islam’ By Kit O'Connell
Although Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Pulse nightclub killing, pledged allegiance to ISIS, he also claimed ties to groups fighting ISIS like the Nusra Front and Hezbollah, according to the FBI.
Corruption At The UN: Whistleblower Investigated, Child Sexual Abuse Ignored By Kit O'Connell
U.N. whistleblower Anders Kompass resigned because top officials had ‘complete impunity’ to ignore alleged sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers.
From ABCs To CBD: New Jersey, Colorado Allow Students Medical Marijuana At School By Kit O'Connell
‘It is criminal that this medicine isn’t available to every single citizen in the United States of America today,’ a member of the cannabis industry told MintPress News.
Saudi Arabia’s Threats Against UN Put Millions Of Middle Eastern Children At Risk By Kit O'Connell
Over 1,000 children have died in the Saudi coalition’s attack on Yemen and hundreds of thousands face starvation, so how did the Gulf kingdom get removed from a U.N. blacklist of countries which kill children?