Obama Granted Over 1,500 Underwater Fracking Permits In Gulf Of Mexico After Deepwater Horizon June 29, 2016
An environmentalist attorney warned that despite the Deepwater Horizon disaster, ‘the federal government is rubber-stamping practices like fracking without doing any environmental review or notifying the public.’
Israel And Turkey Strike Deal That Would Secure Control Of Syrian Oil By MintPress News Desk
Israel agreed to establish a $20 million fund for activists killed in a 2010 attack on a Turkish aid ship bound for Palestine, but the deal has far more to do with oil than human rights.
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Could Be Freed By Brexit, Says ‘EU Is Bad For UK,’ ‘UK Is Bad For EU’ By MintPress News Desk
Now in his 5th year of political asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union could allow Assange to step out from what the UN has deemed ‘arbitrary detention.’
Doctors Without Borders Rejects $63M In Funding Over EU’s ‘Shameful’ Treatment Of Refugees By MintPress News Desk
‘There is nothing remotely humanitarian about these policies. It cannot become the norm and must be challenged,’ declared a representative of the renowned medical NGO which recently rejected millions in funding from the European Union.
Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello To Lead All-Star Attack On TPP Trade Deal By MintPress News Desk
‘Corporate lobbyists want to sneak the TPP through Congress quietly; that means it’s time for us to get loud,’ declared Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.
Slain British MP Jo Cox Had Mixed Record On Human Rights, Neocon Politics By MintPress News Desk
Cox, the British MP who was killed by a neo-Nazi terrorist last week, opposed Islamophobia and supported Palestinian liberation but backed the West’s empire-building agenda in Syria.
US Praises Saudi Leadership In Syria, But Docs Reveal Collaboration In Creation Of ISIS By MintPress News Desk
Saudi Arabia is joining a call from the U.S. to intensify the attack on ISIS in the wake of a mass murder at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. Meanwhile, the Gulf kingdom continues to oppress LGBT people and promote the very same extremist ideology that leads to terrorism.
Was Orlando Really The Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History? By MintPress News Desk
Some media reports have called the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub the worst in U.S. history. Does this ‘erase’ Wounded Knee and other tragedies in the violent history of the United States?
Assange: WikiLeaks Will Publish Enough Emails To Indict Clinton By MintPress News Desk
The WikiLeaks founder is no fan of Hillary Clinton, telling a reporter that ‘she’s pushed for prosecution of WikiLeaks’ and ‘has a long history of being a lethal war hawk.’
Gov’t Surveillance Is Invisible, Snowden Says: ‘If Your Phone Had Been Hacked, You Would Never Know’ By MintPress News Desk
After 9/11, the NSA whistleblower explained that Dick Cheney ‘conspired’ to change ‘the culture of surveillance in the intelligence community’ to enable widespread spying and data collection.