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‘Our Problem Is Civil Obedience’: Howard Zinn Speech Resonates With A New Generation Of Thinkers, Activists
In 1970, historian and activist Howard Zinn lamented: “You are saying our problem is civil disobedience. That is not our problem. ... Our problem is civil obedience.
Over $1 Trillion Spent Since Nixon Began The War On Drugs
Despite increasing recognition of its usefulness as a medicine and increasingly state-level legalization, someone in the U.S. is arrested for marijuana possession about once every minute.
Army Vet Faces Felony For Helping Other Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis
“Marijuana is illegal because it makes people rich,” said Sean Kiernan, who turned to marijuana to treat his PTSD after pharmaceuticals failed him.
Koch Brothers Two-Faced On Crime: The Hypocrisy Behind Their Calls For ‘Reform’
Despite their public support for reform, The Intercept’s Lee Fang writes, “Koch money continues to finance election-year efforts that promote tough-on-crime politics.”
When Freedom Doesn’t Ring: The US And Israel Are Shining Examples Of International Immorality
The notion of the U.S. as the height of global morality and a beacon of freedom and liberty is little more than proof of a successful PR campaign. The rest of the world isn’t buying it, so why are Americans?
Analysis: Kerry’s Al-Aqsa ‘Deal’ Is Little More Than A Band-Aid On A Bleeding Ulcer
The major announcement is that Israel will lift restrictions on Muslims worshipping at the Holy Site and video surveillance cameras will be installed to “discourage anybody from disturbing the sanctity of this holy site.” But will this really be the “game-changer” Kerry says it will be?
What’s Really Behind The Doomsday Predictions Spurred By The Iran Deal?
There’s much more to this deal than two years of negotiations and the doomsday predictions coming out of Israel and Congress. The mainstream media won’t tell you about it, but MintPress will.
#YouStink Isn’t Another Arab Spring — It’s The Death Of Western-Born Monopoly Capitalism
“Lebanon has became the capitalist cautionary tale. This is what radical capitalism looks like when applied absolutely,” a journalist and lecturer tells MintPress. “I think we can agree it is not working.”
How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Hemp plants were shown to be effective in cleaning the soil around the site of Russia’s Chernobyl nuclear disaster and were even considered for use near Fukushima.
Phyllis Bennis: ISIS Is Filling The Holes Left By The US War On Terror
What gave rise to ISIS and how is the group holding onto power? To answer these questions, journalist, activist and political commentator Phyllis Bennis connects the dots between the fall of Iraq, the U.S. “War on Terror,” and oil.