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Western Penn. Residents Request Fracking-Related Illness Probe July 29, 2014
Scientists are asked to either prove or refute theories connecting a range of health problems with nearby fracking operations.
Gaza Bombardment Continues, West Bank Cities Stand Up For Fellow Palestinians (Photos,Video)
“If all we can do is scream in the streets then we will scream until we cannot scream anymore. We are all Palestinian.”
Criminal Prosecution Rates For Corporate Environmental Crimes Near Zero
Grappling with a shrinking budget and limited manpower, the EPA pursues criminal charges in “fewer than one-half of one percent” of total legal violations.
A MintPress Analysis Of The Biases In Reporting On Gaza
The bias in reporting on the Israel-Palestine conflict is swinging a different way than usual, but not necessarily because factual reporting has become a paramount concern.
“Startling” Number Of Americans Are On Terrorist Watchlist
Experts argue that by including so many names on the Terrorist Watchlist, it’s actually more difficult for law enforcement to investigate or apprehend real criminals.
New York State Wants To Heavily Regulate Bitcoin Trading
The proposal would establish a mandatory “BitLicense” for any company involved with the buying, selling, mining or trading of cryptocurrencies.
Protests And Frustrations On The Sidelines Of The World Cup
The World Cup wrapped up on Sunday. While many were surprised with Brazil’s success as a host, others, just several blocks from the field, were less enthused.
Texas On Trial For Violating Voting Rights Of Blacks, Latinos
One analyst says the case could turn Texas into a “purple state” by shifting power away from predominantly white conservatives and giving left-leaning voters more of a say.
The Crisis In Gaza, A MintPress Exclusive Timeline and Whitepaper
MintPress News breaks down the latest in the ongoing crisis in the embattled Gaza Strip.
Americans Continue Civil Rights Struggle As Government Targets Minority Leaders For Surveillance
“I think all Americans should be worried about NSA surveillance and the targeting of American Muslims, because if it is American Muslims today, it is going to be them next.”
Campaign Finance Reformers Look Back To 1787 In Fight Over SCOTUS Ruling
The California Legislature has passed a resolution that seeks a convention to curb the influence of money in politics by amending the constitution.
Contentious Start For UN Process Toward Business And Human Rights Treaty July 10, 2014
Without the US and EU on board, what might become of a UN proposal to negotiate a legally binding treaty to prevent human rights abuses by transnational corporations?
America’s Re-Colonization Of Africa: The US Military’s War Of Expansion
Many African nations, struggling to combat terrorism, invite the US military to assist, but they be inviting in more than they bargained for.
Two Years Later, WikiLeaks’ Assange Still Pushing For Freedom, Transparency
What has Julian Assange been up to for the past two years in the Ecuadorian embassy? And how much longer might he be there?
In PHOTOS: Thousands Turn Out For Funeral Of Murdered Palestinian Teen By Jewish-Israeli Extremists
Palestinians fear similar revenge attacks by Jewish Israeli extremists, particularly in light of prominent figures in Israel's religious, social and political circles espousing rhetoric that openly appears to back such attacks against Palestinians.
Obama Border “Surge” Restarts Family Detention, Fast-Tracks Deportation Of Children
Are children being pulled toward the U.S. due to lax U.S. policy, or is increased violence driving them from their homes? Either way, a crisis is unfolding that demands a solution.
Depleted Uranium And The Iraq War’s Legacy Of Cancer
Depleted uranium was used in Iraq warzone weaponry, and now kids are playing in contaminated fields and the spent weapons are being sold as scrap metal.
The High Cost Of Israel’s Brutal Assault On Palestinians In Search For Israeli Teens
“Hit me one time in the face, and then hit me again, and again, it will start to feel normal. That’s what the occupation is like. That’s what losing my sons is like.”
Marijuana Legalization May Open Door To “Big Cannabis”
Tobacco giants have been considering the marijuana market since at least the 1960s. After all, who knows how to sell psychoactive smoke-ables better than Big Tobacco?
Banned But Not Forgotten: Book Censorship In The U.S.
From best-sellers to sex surveys, the U.S. has a history of keeping controversial texts off shelves, even though the First Amendment should be protecting books from such a fate.
In The Land Of Smiles, One Must Be Happy — The Military Says So
In the post-coup political calm, Thailand is watching the junta, waiting to see what it will do next.
50 Years After Freedom Summer, America Still Struggles With Racism
How are the ripples of a 1962 campaign to register black voters in the Deep South being felt by black Americans today?