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Conflict Kitchen: Pittsburgh Restaurant Serves Up Food For Thought, With A Side Of Pickles
Death threats, attacks on funders and media smearing can’t stop one Pittsburgh take-out counter from encouraging its diners to reflect on geopolitics through food.
Justice Is Blind To Those Who Can’t Afford It
MintPress explores the two vastly different prosecutory worlds available to those with money, power and influence, and those without it, finding discrepancies between how the U.S. justice system handles corporate and street crimes.
Slavery Is Alive And Well In America, Fueled By The Need For Cheap Labor
Though the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery, forced labor persists in the U.S. through federal guest worker programs, a focus solely on sex trafficking, and an economy that puts cost effectiveness ahead of human rights.
Zionism And ISIS: Opposing Forces Or Two Sides Of The Same Coin?
MintPress explores the striking parallels between groups like ISIS and Zionists in their quest to secure politico-religious control in the Middle East, expand their territory and implement exclusionary policies.
‘Tis The Season To Be Greedy: America’s Largest Companies Pay CEOs More Than They Pay In Taxes
America’s largest companies are using a wide variety of loopholes to bring their collective tax bills into negative digits. The heat is currently on in Washington to extend the lives of some of these tax tricks -- especially ones that help big business.
Bakken Region Tribes Fight Back Against Human Trafficking
The Bakken oil boom is bringing man camps of strangers into the region’s small, isolated tribal communities, which are seeing rises in drug addiction, sexual assault and prostitution. These communities are uniting to protect their communities and help victims through healing.
Growing Movement Aims To End RE/MAX’s Role In Occupying The West Bank
By marketing and renting residential property in the occupied West Bank, the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories says global real estate firm RE/MAX could be guilty of violating international law. The anti-war group CODEPINK agrees.
GOP Needs To Clear Net Neutrality, Immigration Reform Hurdles On The Way To 2016
The Republicans’ midterm success may be more reflective of Democrats not getting out to vote than representative of a strong GOP base that’s able to hold onto power past 2016.
A Country Interrupted: Exploring Afghanistan’s Complicated History
Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, the British Empire, the Soviets -- Afghans have been living with the reality of war for centuries. A pawn in the Great Game, the country stands today as a proxy battlefield for Western powers and radicalism vying for power.
Despite Bombings By Sunni Extremists, Iraqi Shias Use Holy Month As Show Of Force
Iraq's Shia majority was brutalized under Saddam's regime, and now faces the constant threat of bombings by Sunni extremists such as ISIS, who view them as apostates.