Inside Stories
The Fate Of Net Neutrality: A Complicated Dance Between Corporate Interests And Consumer Demand
“In this democratized system we call the Internet, anyone can put up an idea and it can be weighed fairly and openly by the consumer,” one Internet start-up CEO says. As consumers increasingly turn to video streaming services, what will that mean for net neutrality?
Bahrain’s Inconvenient Revolution: A Battle Between A King And A Family Of Freedom Fighters
“There is a pattern of economic interests, political allegiances and military parameters that come into play when it comes to Bahrain. We know that, but yet a people cannot be made to live in slavery because it is politically and economically convenient to foreign powers.”
Are Vulture Funds A US Tool Against Argentina In An Energy War With Russia?
Argentine President Kirchner tells U.N. General Assembly that the roots of terrorism run deep, calling on member states -- and particularly the U.S. -- to address the policy-linked and economic issues that give rise to violent extremism.
In Pakistan, The Push To Eradicate Polio Competes With “The Zillion Other Issues”
Despite hundreds of millions in international aid funds, vaccination drives and decades of awareness campaigns, Pakistan remains polio’s last refuge.
American Citizen On The Verge Of Death In Egyptian Jail
Imprisoned for over a year in an Egyptian jail without proper medical care and under a self-imposed hunger strike, an American citizen’s health is fast deteriorating. But because of his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the U.S. hasn’t been very vocal in demanding his release.
Canoes vs. Coal Ships: Climate Warriors Blockade World’s Largest Coal Port
In a flotilla organized to protest the causes of climate change and raise awareness of the effects, leaders from 12 Pacific Island nations set their canoes in Australian waters to tell the world: “We are not drowning. We are fighting.”
Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways
The allegations include claims that senior IRS officials have “intentionally undermined the authority of the IRS Whistleblower Office” to avoid taking action “in cases involving billions in corporate taxes due.” The IRS also refuses to enforce laws for “large corporate taxpayers,”.
In Recognizing Palestinian State, Sweden And UK Legitimize Israeli Settler-Colonialism
Though largely applauded as a promising first step toward broader recognition of the legitimacy of a Palestinian state, Sweden and the U.K.’s recognition of a Palestinian state, in fact, only further legitimizes Israel’s illegal, imperialist-backed colonization.
Homeless Syrian Refugees Eking Out An Income On The Streets Of Istanbul
Washing windows, selling packets of tissues, stretching out an open hand to passersby -- Syrians who have fled to Turkey from the ongoing chaos at home find themselves doing anything just to get by.
Post-Michael Brown Agenda Moves To End Racist, Militarized Policing
"It’s difficult to view citizens as partners when you’re looking at them through a Kevlar helmet and a riot shield "