Ancient Greece Could Hold The Key To Solving Today’s Debt Crisis July 17, 2017
Ancient Greece is perhaps best known for its contributions to mankind in the areas of philosophy, architecture, and science. But a modern-day economist suggests that some of the economic practices that were used in ancient times could help to solve Greece’s current debt crisis.
Laughing Their Ossoff: Did Computer-Aided Fraud Play A Role In Georgia’s Special Election Upset?
In a special Congressional election recently held in Georgia, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff, who went into the election with a significant lead in the polls. It may have been a good old-fashioned political upset - or the result of behind-the-scenes vote-counting fraud.
The Kurdish Connection: Israel, ISIS And U.S. Efforts To Destabilize Iran
Syrian Kurds claim to be fighting against terror as they strive for autonomy, a goal that they have yet to achieve even after decades of effort. But their efforts are being co-opted by Western powers that are using them to achieve their own ends in the Middle East.
The Violent Past Of Leopoldo Lopez, Poster Boy For The Venezuelan Opposition
This week saw Leopoldo Lopez, a so-called “revolutionary” and major figure in Venezuela’s right-wing opposition, released from prison to house arrest due to “health concerns.” Though celebrated by foreign media, Lopez has a history of inciting fatally violent protests.
Left, Right And The Russian Connection: An Interview With Alexander Reid Ross And Eric Draitser
In order to understand today’s Russia, one has to look past the neo-McCarthyism of mainstream media and take a more nuanced view of the role the country now plays in the current political landscape. Today, MintPress News’ Yoav Litvin speaks with two experts to examine Russia’s influence on global politics.
Saudi-Qatar Standoff Pushes Gaza Toward Uneasy Reconciliation
Longstanding rivalries between Gulf powers are pushing the Palestinian Authority to tighten Israel’s closure of the Gaza Strip, even as Egypt takes unexpected steps to ease it. Meanwhile, Gaza’s Hamas movement is seeking reconciliation with a faction of Fatah, its longstanding rival.
The Hunger Games: How Modern Imperialism Creates Famine Around the World
Countries like Yemen, Chad and South Sudan have been devastated by famine and starvation in recent years, with millions of people suffering despite a global surplus of food. But the problem is not a lack of resources - they are starving due to the effects of unending Western imperialism.
The Passion Of Colin Kaepernick
By directly challenging white supremacy, racism and imperialism, Colin Kaepernick is making himself a household name for all the right reasons. And the NFL, its billionaire owners and the corporate errand boys of sports journalism simply cannot stand it.
How Greece Became A Guinea Pig For A Cashless And Controlled Society
As Greece moves closer to becoming a cashless society, it is clear that the country’s attitude towards cash is reckless and dangerous. The supposed convenience of switching to a cash-free system comes with a great deal of risk, including needless overreach by the state.
From al-Qaeda Terrorist To CIA “Freedom Fighter”: One Man’s Journey From Europe To Libya
In the bloody terror-fueled conflicts that have been waged by the U.S. and NATO in Libya and Syria, one man has helped to recruit so-called “freedom fighters” and unleash them on those countries’ innocent civilians. But he has yet to be brought to justice.