VICE’s Fall From Counterculture Hipster Rag To Neoliberal Government Mouthpiece September 16, 2016
Robbie Martin, director of the documentary series ‘A Very Heavy Agenda,’ joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss how VICE became a government lapdog pushing pro-interventionist messaging to a millennial audience
Cindy Sheehan: What’s Worse? Trump’s Background Checks or Clinton’s Policy of Mass Murder? By Mnar Muhawesh
The anti-war activist whose son died in Iraq in 2004 joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the status of the anti-war movement today and what voters who want an end to war should consider before heading to the ballot box.
Hillary Clinton Starts Her Own Cold War, Blames Russia For WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Dump By Mnar Muhawesh
Experts hired by the DNC to investigate the breach which led to WikiLeaks’ publication of 20,000 DNC emails are singing a tune to anyone familiar with the Cold War: It was the Russians!
Documentary Reveals How Israel Convinces Americans Palestine Occupies Israel By Mnar Muhawesh
In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ host Mnar Muhawesh meets Sut Jhally, an expert on media manipulation and propaganda. In the film ‘The Occupation of the American Mind,’ Jhally and others examine how high-paid spin doctors control the media message on Israel.
US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade By Mnar Muhawesh
When the U.S. overthrew the Taliban in the wake of 9/11, it set the stage for the explosive growth of Afghanistan’s opium industry. In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ host Mnar Muhawesh explains how the global war on terror created a global epidemic of heroin
Mnar Muhawesh: Why I’m Choosing Peace & Voting Jill Stein For President By Mnar Muhawesh
The Green Party candidate promises to re-invest the billions wasted on America’s deadly foreign policy into job creation and universal healthcare, and she’s committed to a total divestment from fossil fuels.
The Return Of Hemp, America’s ‘Billion-Dollar Crop’ By Mnar Muhawesh
Hemp was a major part of American history until misguided drug laws conflated industrial hemp with marijuana. Eric Steenstra, president of Vote Hemp, tells Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ about how that happened and how it may be making a comeback.
The Disabled: America’s Forgotten Civil Rights Movement By Mnar Muhawesh
The largest lobbying group for nursing homes spent almost $1 million so far this year ensuring they keep their share of funding. Mnar Muhawesh, host of ‘Behind the Headline,’ explains why disabled activists say they’d ‘rather go to jail than die in a nursing home.’
DOJ Helps Dow Chemical Avoid India’s Court Summons For Bhopal Disaster By Mnar Muhawesh
Tens of thousands of people in Bhopal, India, have died as a result of a massive leak of poisonous gas in 1982. Mnar Muhawesh, host of ‘Behind The Headline,’ meets Rachna Dhingra, an activist who moved to Bhopal in 2003 to help survivors fight for justice.
As Oil Prices Tumble & Natural Gas Poisons Communities, Investors Sing: ‘Here Comes The Sun’ By Mnar Muhawesh
In this episode of “Behind the Headline,” host and MintPress Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh looks back over recent fossil fuel disasters and examines how investors are looking ahead to a future with more renewables.