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Nebraska’s Cowboys And Indians Unite Against Keystone XL Pipeline September 22, 2014
The U.S. government must consult with tribes on any issue that might affect them, but tribes say the government has failed to do so in regards to the path of the Keystone XL pipeline -- a project that carries massive environmental and social concerns.
North Carolina Prison Imposes 9-Month Lockdown On 600 Inmates
“We haven’t had any outside rec since December 28, 2013, and our skin and health is showing that,” one prisoner under solitary confinement-like conditions writes.
Report: “Critical Action” Needed To Fight Enormous Energy Waste At Data Centers
Data centers consume colossal amounts of energy and water, with most waste -- largely stemming from operating inefficiencies -- actually coming from the country’s millions of small data centers.
Record Response Urges SEC To Require Disclosure Of Corporate Political Spending
“What gets disclosed gets managed,” the Teamsters’ director of capital strategies tells MintPress. The union is one of more than a million groups and individuals formally urging the government to move forward on requiring publicly traded corporations to report their political contributions.
California Counties Push Back On Proposal To Ease Federal Indian Recognition Process
A proposed new rule would make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition, but some California counties -- notably, Napa and Sonoma -- oppose the change, saying it’s the first step toward casinos and other unwanted developments.
VIDEO: Gitmo Exclusive: An Untold History Of Occupation, Torture & Resistance
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the history of Gitmo, methods of torture, the remaining detainees and the ongoing hunger strikes by prisoners.
New Englanders Oppose Proposed Pipeline — And The Tariff To Pay For It
“This pipeline would destroy hundreds of our trees because the pipeline swath will be over a hundred feet wide, and it would destroy our piece of the American dream,” one Massachusetts property owner says.
Government Sued Over Alleged “Deportation Mill”
Citing due process violations and systemic poor treatment at a newly opened immigration center, legal advocacy groups sue the Obama administration on behalf of women and children currently being held there and others who have already been deported.
Rick Perry’s Islamic State Remark Joins A List Of Mexican-border Terror Threat Claims
Here‘s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.
Louisiana Prisoners Sue State For Failing To Provide Mental Health Care
Six people found not guilty by reason of insanity are being held in parish jails. Their class action lawsuit reflects a broader national problem: far too many mentally ill people are being held in prison and not receiving the care they need.
Native American Women Finally Seeing Protections They Need
After decades of grassroots advocacy and calls to action, the Violence Against Women Act is putting justice back in the hands of tribal authorities in cases of abuse and violence against Native American women.
Who Benefits From Police Militarization? (INFO-GRAPHIC) August 22, 2014
Local and state police are more than happy to take the military’s materiel cast-offs, but the people they’ve vowed to serve and protect aren’t the ones benefitting most from increasingly armored and heavily armed police -- just ask the people of Ferguson.
Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes In One Day, Fracking Suspected As Cause
One of the most researched human activities that could be causing the dramatic increase in earthquakes is fracking.
Human Rights Issues Emerge As Assange’s Health Deteriorates
Assange says he’s leaving Ecuador’s embassy in London “soon,” but not giving himself up to British authorities. WikiLeaks spokesman confirms Assange’s “bags are packed.”
This Is The Most Important Reform Ferguson Can Enact To Give Its Black Residents A Voice
Ferguson can help ensure that its leaders more closely resemble its population, however. They just need to hold their elections at a time when voters are actually likely to show up.
#MintCasts: Interview With Abby Martin On Why The Media Has Failed America
The host of RT’s “Breaking the Set” talks to MintPress about how independent and alternative media breathe truth into reporting on topics corporate media won’t touch.
Shooting Of Unarmed Missouri Teen Reflects An Out-Of-Control Police Force
There’s a sense among many that the police are growing to be more of a liability than an asset and that law enforcement isn’t necessarily fulfilling its “to serve and protect” duties.
First Hand Experience: Exposing ALEC’s “Corporate Sausage Factory” In Dallas
MintPress was there as activists gathered in Dallas to protest ALEC’s persistent attacks on democracy.
Exposing Breitbart’s Lies at ALEC 41
A Breitbart News Network correspondent fabricates an encounter with real CODEPINK Dallas protesters amid American Legislative Exchange Council conference.
Alabama Rep’s “War On Whites” Rant Reflects Perceptions Of “White Privilege”
“[I]f you look at current federal law, there is only one skin color that you can lawfully discriminate against. That’s Caucasians -- whites,” Rep. Brooks claims.
Video: 5,000 Texans March For Gaza
The revolutionary spirit is alive and well in Texas, as demonstrated by the droves who came out in support of Palestine and to call for change in Israeli actions.
Google-X Moves To Map Perfect Human Health
With its track record for monetizing the data it collects, critics are skeptical of Google’s plans to use biological material to determine what it means to be healthy.