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VIDEO: Kobani Residents Remain Defiant As Battle Rages In Their Hometown October 17, 2014
As the battle for Kobani intensifies and the world takes notice, the people of Kobani can only wait. Many gather on a hilltop in a Turkish border town, their hometown’s fate out of their hands but still within sight.
Breaking the Duopoly: The Fight For Third-Party Debate Inclusion Pushes On
Excluded from debates with their Democrat and Republican competition, third-party candidates are holding their own. Activists and political analysts are eager to promote these efforts as a means to achieving greater political diversity, transparency and inclusion.
Could An Iranian Nuclear Deal Be The Answer to Stability In The Middle East?
If a deal to stop the further development of Iran’s nuclear program can be hammered out by Nov. 24, the regional implications would be huge and it could even determine where the U.S. turns its foreign policy focus.
Analysis: Vets Win Expansion Of Freedom Of Speech And Right To Assemble
A campaign by Veterans for Peace prompts New York to lift the “curfew” at the city’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where veterans and others gather on the anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan to honor the dead and protest wars both past and present.
Athens: The Last European Capital Without A Mosque Abandoning Its 300,000 Muslims
Greek Muslims have been fighting to build an official mosque in the Greek capital for decades, only to meet resistance from growing right-wing groups. Left without a proper place to worship, the Muslim community remains mostly underground -- literally and figuratively.
MintPress Investigates: School Districts Using GPS, Ankle Bracelets, & Smartphone Tracking On Truant Kids
GPS monitoring, ankle bracelets, smartphone tracking -- these are just some of the tactics school districts are imposing on truant students. And software companies eager to pad out their bottom lines with government funds are happy to help.
Meet The Man Lobbying America To Divide Iraq
All but two countries in the Middle East are actively engaged in lobbying efforts in Washington. There’s one lobbyist, in particular, getting a lot of attention these days for his efforts to create a new Iraqi statelet.
With The People’s Climate March Behind Us, What Do We Do Now?
The climate crisis is an opportunity to think boldly and reshape our world so it is better than what we have now. Our path to travel -- in solidarity, refusing to leave anyone behind -- involves a “movement of movements” that can’t be ignored.
Story Of A War Foretold: Why We’re Fighting ISIS
Nafeez Ahmed examines how the rise of ISIS was both predicted and evitable, and argues the West's current military campaign is already being used to neuter mass surveillance reforms at home and will likely produce further political destabilisation in the region.
Save The Climate Or Save Capitalism? A Flood Wall Street Dispatch
Flood Wall Street exceeded organizers expectations, with over 3000 people shutting down Broadway between Exchange place and the iconic Wall Street Bull for eight hours just one day ahead of the 2014 UN Climate meeting.