Trump-Russia Scandal Distracts From Latest Syria Bombing, Troop Surge In Afghanistan May 22, 2017
With mainstream media still focused squarely on Trump’s alleged connections with Russia, a recent U.S. military strike in Syria and a plan to over 50,000 ground troops to Afghanistan have gone nearly unnoticed.
Wikileaks: Google Provided Tools To Bolster Ranks Of al-Qaeda By MintPress News Desk
U.S. intelligence agencies’ use of technological innovation to further their agenda is not a revelation in itself. But WikiLeaks’ disclosure of collusion between the State Department and Google has a dark twist, as the former used tech created by the latter to help al-Qaeda
Militarization Of U.S.’ Asian Allies A Boon For Top U.S. Weapon Manufacturers By MintPress News Desk
Japan and Taiwan are helping to advance the U.S.’ ultimate goal of “engaging and containing” Beijing with larger purchases of arms. This growing militarization is lining the already deep pockets of U.S. arms manufacturers like Raytheon and Boeing.
Colombian Gov’t Sells Out Indigenous Peoples’ Drinking Water To Western Mining Interests By MintPress News Desk
Colombia’s Wayuú people have struggled to live without water since 2011, as a dam built that year has diverted the tribe’s only water source to a coal mine that consumes an astounding 17 million liters of water a day. The Wayuú say 14,000 children have died since the
Tensions Rise As US Announces Military Drills Near Embattled Venezuela By MintPress News Desk
Three South American countries are preparing to hold a large military drill near Venezuela later this year. The involvement of the U.S. military in the drill has raised concerns about the U.S.’ true intentions in the area, as it has already worked to covertly destabilize
Lobbyists Lining Up To Influence Marijuana Laws In Maine By MintPress News Desk
More than $140,000 has already been spent in the state as stakeholders seek a voice in how lawmakers regulate the lucrative recreational industry.
Surprise, Surprise -New Study Finds Money Plays Major Role in Influencing the DNC By MintPress News Desk
“...the voice of the people is really often the sound of money talking.” Such were the findings of researchers who recently analyzed the impact of political financing on decisions made by legislators - once again confirming that money does indeed buy influence in Washington.
US To Require Visa Applicants To Provide Social Media History By MintPress News Desk
The measure, which would apply to an estimated 65,000 people per year, would require applicants to provide five years' worth of all social media accounts and handles, email addresses and phone numbers.
ISIS Proliferates in Syria, Iraq Despite U.S. Bombings – Civilians Pay the Price By MintPress News Desk
The U.S.-led coalition that has bombed Syria and Iraq for the last 1,000 days has failed to see positive results from its strikes. Instead, the terrorist group Daesh (ISIS) has continued to gain ground in Syria and the civilian death toll from the strikes has continued to
Court Sides With Army In Undercover Infiltration Of Washington Anti-War Group By MintPress News Desk
A Washington anti-war group claimed civilian employees of the Army violated their constitutional rights by infiltrating the group and facilitating their arrest.