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How The Flood Wall Street Trial Changed The Game Of Policing
“By ordering protesters to leave the entire Wall Street area, police violated protesters’ First Amendment right to carry their message directly to its intended recipients: the Wall Street bankers who bankroll climate change,” Judge Mandelbaum said in his decision.
How US Taxpayers Subsidize Israeli Settlements
“These settlements, and the occupation more broadly, are financially unsustainable on their own, and must be propped up by far right-wing Jewish and Christian Zionist funds from abroad,” a member of a group campaigning against the practice told MintPress News.
Agent Orange Funding Opens Door To US Militarism And Covert Action In Vietnam
Is the United States finally accepting responsibility for the devastating ongoing effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam, or is this funding just a way to get USAID in the door to meddle in the country’s affairs as part of Obama’s “Asian Pivot” strategy? MintPress News investigates.
Beating The War Drums For Iran: How AIPAC Is Splitting America
Nowhere are the dangers of partisan disunity more apparent than in the United States’ handling of foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran and the forces working to maintain it the latest boogeyman of U.S.
Concerns Mounting Over Secretive Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal TTIP
“It’s not just a trade deal. It’s an unprecedented transfer of power away from democratically-elected governments toward transnational corporations,” an organizer with Global Justice Now Scotland tells MintPress News.
We’re Screwed: Colin Powell’s Chief Of Staff On The Failings Of US Foreign Policy
In a sweeping interview with MintPress News, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson explains why the U.S. needs to make resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a bigger priority and how partnering with Iran could be the key to achieving greater regional stability.
Survey: Americans Have Record Low Confidence In Their Government
Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years.
Wisconsin Tribe Fights For Survival Following A Florida Company’s Plan To Build Massive Pit Mine
After intense lobbying, a mining company secured favorable legislation to push forward an iron ore project in northern Wisconsin. It now says that wetlands are forcing it to re-evaluate the plan, but not everyone is convinced.
DOJ Finds Racist, Profit-Driven Police Practices In Ferguson
Between 2012 and 2014, black drivers were more than twice as likely as others to be searched during routine traffic stops, but 26 percent less likely to be carrying contraband.
NY Demonstrators Say #No2Netanyahu While DC Protesters Rally To #ShutDownAIPAC
Against the backdrop of AIPAC, Israeli Apartheid Week, Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress, and Iran’s nuclear talks with the U.S., activists and demonstrators find a perfect storm for protesting Israel’s actions on a number of fronts.