The End Of Japan’s Policy Of Pacifism May 12, 2017
Japan has long depended on the U.S. to protect it militarily, as its own armed forces were virtually eliminated in the wake of World War II. But a new push for the end of Japanese pacifism is under way, with the U.S. military-industrial complex set to profit from the expansion of Japan’s military.
Sex Slavery, ISIS & Illegal Arms Trade: Libya Plunged Into Failed State After US invasion
Six years after the U.S. helped “moderate rebels” overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has gone from enjoying the highest standard of living in Africa to a failed state. Sex slavery is rampant, the illegal arms trade has proliferated and ISIS maintains a strong presence.
Award-Winning Economist Roger Bootle: EU On The Verge Of Collapse
Britain’s departure from the EU, a process that will take about two years, has formally gone into motion. MintPress News had the opportunity to speak with prize-winning economist Roger Bootle about what Brexit will ultimately mean for the country’s economy, as well as the European Union as a whole.
The Turkish Referendum And Descent Towards Absolute Rule: Interview With Journalist Gürkan Özturan
Turkey recently held a constitutional referendum that will majorly change the country’s political system, virtually guaranteeing that the country will be ruled by a single party. Today, we’ll speak to Turkish journalist Gürkan Özturan about how these changes will affect the country.
Henry Kissinger’s Food Occupation Of Iraq Continues To Destroy The Fertile Crescent
Iraqi agriculture expert Dr. Nakd Altameemi joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the devastating toll that war, sanctions and Western corporations have had on Iraq's centuries-old agricultural traditions.
Al Jazeera’s Fall From Grace – How A News Outlet Became A Tool Of The State
Though viewed by many as one of few unbiased news sources in the Middle East, Al Jazeera’s stripes are showing as it expands into social media. The network’s subservience to the government of Qatar has become unmistakably obvious as it tries to expand its audience.
NATO’s War Of Resources Is Causing A Humanitarian Crisis In West Africa
As millions suffer from hunger, disease, illiteracy and grinding poverty in the Lake Chad region of West Africa, a sinister game of resource extraction and exploitation is playing out, with geopolitics at the heart of it all.
How The CIA And A Tech Startup Are Arming Police, Intelligence Agencies
Police officers and private security contractors are getting hi-tech help with their surveillance efforts - and the CIA is picking up the tab.
Trump’s Russia Charm Offensive Is Meant To Isolate Iran, China
Donald Trump and his administration have been conspicuously cozy towards Russia since coming into power. But their friendliness is likely motivated not by genuine interest in improving relations, but by a desire to control and contain Iran and China.
Newly Declassified CIA Report Exposes Over 25 Years Of U.S. Plans To Destabilize Syria
A CIA report, drafted in 1986, details the agency’s “purposely provocative” analysis of the regime’s vulnerabilities and the potential to destabilize and oust then-President Hafez al-Assad.