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DOJ Finds Racist, Profit-Driven Police Practices In Ferguson March 5, 2015
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.
Lawmakers Asked Boehner To Postpone Netanyahu Speech — But Who Is Still Going?
Almost two dozen House Democrats signed a letter asking Speaker Boehner to postpone Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint session of Congress. With such a postponement unlikely, MintPress investigates who’s sticking to their guns.
(VIDEO) MintPress Founder, Mnar Muhawesh: One State Solution Is Only Solution For Peace In Israel
On February 24, 2015, Augsburg College presented a panel discussion on "Palestine-Israel: Understanding The Conflict At Hand" to discuss the solution for peace in Israel/Palestine through a one state solution. The panel included MintPress founder & editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh along with Jewish Voice for Peace members & anti-war activist Sabry Wazwaz.
MintPress #TBT: A Ret. Pentagon Official Predicted Saudi Ambitions For ME Through Use Of Terror In 2011
In 2011, Mnar Muhawesh, founder and editor-in-chief of MintPress News, interviewed Air Force Col. B. Wayne Quist (Ret.) about goings on in the Middle East. Quist detailed Saudi plans for the region -- plans that are important to reflect upon today.
West Virginians Look Toward The Sun, Say No To Coal, Fracking
West Virginia may be best known as the source of the coal that built America and keeps its lights on, yet communities throughout the state are taking back their energy independence and going solar.
USDA Moving Toward Less Oversight, Regulation Regarding New GE Trees
Without regulatory oversight or public consultation, the USDA allows for the commercial production of a new GE pine variety. Yet opponents warn that the implications of introducing this GE product are unknown, and unknowable, without long-term studies.
America Needs A Way To Police The Police
Communities want to be safe, and police want to do what’s asked of them by both the public and City Hall without fear of recrimination. To strike this balance, communities, law enforcement and politicians are going to need work together.
Breaking New Ground For Homeless Native Veterans
American Indian and Alaska Natives are more at-risk for homelessness than others veterans, and a recent change to legislation is expanding a successful housing voucher program to directly serve tribal communities for the first time.
Refusal To Return Guantanamo To Cuba Is Threatening Newly Kindled US Cuban Relations
So far, the normalization of relations has meant Cuba must capitulate to U.S. interests while the U.S. refuses to budge on issues that are of paramount concern to Cuba -- in particular, the return of Guantanamo.