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What About Jordan?
What About Jordan?
With a civil war to the north, the Islamic State to the east, and Israel and Gaza to the west, how long can Jordan maintain stability?
War Without Reason: Mark Perry On The Futility Of The Assault On Gaza
War Without Reason: Mark Perry On The Futility Of The Assault On Gaza
MintPress talks to author Mark Perry about Israel’s shifting goals in its most recent actions against Gaza and the amount of artillery it used in the area during one especially devastating assault.
Internationalism: The Link Betweeen Latin America And Palestine
Internationalism: The Link Betweeen Latin America And Palestine
“Politicians are rattled and chaos is evident in world politics,” Fidel Castro writes in a reflective piece on internationalism’s role in combating colonial and imperialist violence.
Between Deadlines And Deadlocks, Life Goes On In Pakistan
Between Deadlines And Deadlocks, Life Goes On In Pakistan
Protesters calling for Prime Minister Sharif to step down and for an investigation into alleged election fraud continue their sit-in despite two weeks of severe weather and leaders whose credibility may be slipping.
VIDEO: Iraqis Unite To Help Those Displaced By The Islamic State
VIDEO: Iraqis Unite To Help Those Displaced By The Islamic State
“This is what the Quran has taught us, to help anyone that is in need, regardless of their religion. This is real Islam,” a sheikh in Najaf, Iraq, tells MintPress.
Reflections On The Illegal And Unconstitutional In Chilean History
Reflections On The Illegal And Unconstitutional In Chilean History
As long as imperialism garners willing allies and represses the process of liberation through socialism, freedom is destined to remain a contentious concept, available only to those who ally themselves with those wielding uncontested power.
Government Sued Over Alleged “Deportation Mill”
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.
#MintCasts: Meet The 16 yr Old Leading A Political Revolution
#MintCasts: Meet The 16 yr Old Leading A Political Revolution
The 16 year old host of TeenTake and founder of Politicast talks to MintPress about the importance of involving youth in journalism and politics.
#Mintcasts: Ferguson Reveals Parallels Between NDAA, Militarization Of Police
#Mintcasts: Ferguson Reveals Parallels Between NDAA, Militarization Of Police
In the United States of America, home of the free, our police are gearing up for war, crushing peaceful protests and intimidating journalists.
Boycott Movement Finds New Ground Following Israel’s Assault On Gaza
Boycott Movement Finds New Ground Following Israel’s Assault On Gaza
After taking a closer look at their investments in Israel in light of Operation Protective Edge, companies and investors are increasingly deciding to sell off stakes and pull out.
In Rio de Janeiro, A Community Caught In The Crossfire
In Rio de Janeiro, A Community Caught In The Crossfire
Since the end of the World Cup, shootouts between gangs and law enforcement have become the new normal for residents of a favela in Rio de Janeiro.
USAID: An Imperialist Snare Under The Guise Of Humanitarian Aid
USAID: An Imperialist Snare Under The Guise Of Humanitarian Aid
Countries targeted by USAID exhibit the dynamics of submissive gratitude -- something that has shaped U.S. foreign policy for decades.
If Ferguson Were In The UK, Michael Brown Would Almost Certainly Be Alive
If Ferguson Were In The UK, Michael Brown Would Almost Certainly Be Alive
By the most conservative estimates, there were more than 400 shooting deaths at U.S. law enforcement hands in 2012. In the UK, that number was zero. Between 1995 and 2010, the number of UK victims of police shootings was 33.
VIDEO: How DoD Flawed-Algorithms Are Basis for Drone Kill List
VIDEO: How DoD Flawed-Algorithms Are Basis for Drone Kill List
RT's Abby Martin features an interview with author and journalist Nafeez Ahmed on Breaking The Set, discussing his four-part investigation into the Pentagon’s mass social science project called The Minerva Research Initiative, as well as his latest book ‘Zero Point’.
US Has “Much Left To Do” On Racism: Segregation Worse Now Than In 70s
US Has “Much Left To Do” On Racism: Segregation Worse Now Than In 70s
One UN committee member is shocked that “in spite of several decades of affirmative action in the United States to improve the mixing up of colors and races in schools … segregation [is] nowadays much worse than it was in the 1970s.”
Native American Women Finally Seeing Protections 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.
#MintCasts: Meet 16 Yr Old Leading Nat’l Teen Revolution In Politics, Journalism
#MintCasts: Meet 16 Yr Old Leading Nat’l Teen Revolution In Politics, Journalism
The 16 year old host of TeenTake and founder of Politicast talks to MintPress about the importance of involving youth in journalism and politics.
Environmentalists Rally Against New Herbicide For GE Crops
Environmentalists Rally Against New Herbicide For GE Crops
Citing the inevitability of “superweeds” and calling the product a “life preserver” for fatally flawed technology, environmentalists urge the EPA not to register a new Dow AgroSciences herbicide for GE corn and soybeans.
Who Benefits From Police Militarization? (INFO-GRAPHIC)
Who Benefits From Police Militarization? (INFO-GRAPHIC)
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.
Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin’s Broken Prison System
Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin’s Broken Prison System
Members of a faith-based coalition rally in Milwaukee, urging the governor to “use the authority granted by the people of Wisconsin to reform this cruel, unjust, inefficient and dangerous system NOW.”
Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm”
Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm”
Grassroots efforts will likely push a recount on an amendment to Missouri’s bill of rights that favors the interests of corporate agriculture.
Following Ferguson, Congress Revisits Its Own Role In Police Militarization
Following Ferguson, Congress Revisits Its Own Role In Police Militarization
With U.S. police departments putting their military-grade hand-me-downs to use in places like Ferguson, Missouri, lawmakers are rethinking the laws that have made this possible.