Inside Stories
VIDEO: Sheriff Up For Re-Election Says Black People Are Not From Africa In Racist Rant
“If we’re such a racist nation, why do we have an African American president?”
Indigenous Louisiana Tribe Losing Their Land To Climate Change Faster Than Anywhere In World
With their land and culture threatened by the effects of climate change and other human activities, one Louisiana tribe is doing everything it can to gain federal tribal recognition and claim the benefits that come along with it before it’s too late.
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, New Report Shows Corporate Role In Israeli Torture
As Israel cracks down on protests, Palestinians call for international support to thousands of political prisoners and researchers release a new report detailing corporate complicity in the Israeli prison system.
World Ignores Genocide In Central African Republic Because It’s Not ISIS & There’s No Oil
“I find it difficult to believe that's it's not given more attention, but maybe it's simply that the politics of the situation don't serve the interests of those shaping what we see,” a journalist tells MintPress. “There’s a reason the crisis in CAR is known as the Forgotten Conflict.”
The School Of The Americas Is Still Exporting Death Squads
South American militaries have been sending soldiers to the U.S. for “ethics” and “human rights” training for years, but history shows that many of these alumni go on to become notorious torturers and murderers, not defenders of peace.
Labor Unions, Business Lobby Clash Over Obama’s Bid For TPP “Fast Track” Authority
Rather than building support and momentum for fast track, introduction of the fast-track bill seems to have had the opposite effect of galvanizing opposition and spurring mobilization against it.
Indigenous Tribes Are Abandoning American Style ‘Justice’ In Favor Of Traditional Punishments
Tribal communities in the U.S. and Canada are increasingly turning to traditional punishments like banishment to handle crimes on their land. “It’s a lot more effective than putting someone in front of a judge or behind bars,” one advocate tells MintPress.
Making History: Taking Palestine To Capitol Hill
During the first ever “Palestine Advocacy Day,” American Muslims for Palestine held a full day of meetings with congressional staff last week to advocate for Palestine and against U.S. military aid to Israel.
Chelsea Manning Chronicles Her Incarceration, 140 Characters At A Time On Twitter
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified Army documents to WikiLeaks, is now a social media star on Twitter.
UN To Review Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty On Eve Of 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki
It’s been 70 years since atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, and 45 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect. An upcoming conference aims to evaluate the NPT, including its strengths and weaknesses.