Front Page: Inside Stories
CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou Denied Freedom Of Speech April 22, 2014
The limits put on John Kiriakou's freedom of speech is telling of how the United States treats its political prisoners.
Seymour Hersh: Benghazi Attack A Consequence Of Weapons “Rat-Line” To Syria
A veteran journalist presents a damning timeline of the lead up to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and alarming details of how the U.S. was feeding weapons to Syria.
Commuter Buses For Tech Workers Inflame San Francisco Housing Rights Activists
San Francisco activists rally against buses carrying tech workers from the Bay Area to Silicon Valley, accusing them of pushing longtime residents out of quickly gentrifying neighborhoods.
America’s Minority Children Face A Daunting Future
Using a range of indicators to gauge a child’s potential for future success, a study paints an alarming picture of America’s future, especially for minority children.
The Failed Pretext For War: Seymour Hersh, Eliot Higgins, MIT Rocket Scientists On Sarin Gas Attack
MintPress News interviews a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, MIT professors and rocket scientists, and a blogger on who perpetrated a sarin gas attack that almost dragged the U.S. into Syria’s civil war.
Lawmakers Urge EPA To Assist Polluted Fracking Communities
Members of Congress urge the EPA to take another look at reports of groundwater pollution allegedly caused by fracking and to help those affected by the pollution.
Civil Rights Group Seeks End To Warrantless Cellphone Searches
Cellphones didn’t exist when the Fourth Amendment was laid out, so the Rutherford Institute urges the Supreme Court to protect these devices from warrantless search and seizure.
“Fig Leaf” Law Chips Away at Public Campaign Financing
A law to boost government support for pediatric cancer research while eliminating funding for political party conventions looks good -- but critics say that’s about it.
US Bill Blocking Iran’s Ambassador Infringes On UN Sovereignty
A new bill that would block those on the U.S. State Department’s Known Terrorists List from entering the U.S. could infringe on international law by impeding the U.N.’s work.
US Media Repeats Iraq WMD Folly With Syria By Ignoring Seymour Hersh Sarin Reports
The New York Times, The Washington Post and the New Yorker all declined to publish the second installment of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s reports on Syria which alleges Turkey as behind the sarin gas attacks last August.
Iraqi Mother Sues Bush White House Over Iraq War
An Iraqi mother files a lawsuit against the George W. Bush administration, reflecting growing tensions over Iraq War record.
Media, Public Fail To Notice Obama’s Continued Push For Military State April 4, 2014
Vague language allows the U.S. government and military to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens, but the media isn’t reporting on it -- even though it affects them -- and the public isn’t bothered.
McCutcheon Decision Gives Ultra-rich Unfettered Access To Political Candidates
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court essentially overturns decades of precedent to effectively eliminate limits on individual contributions to federal election campaigns.
Ex-Gang Member, Author Rejects “Austerity Approach” In Bid For Calif. Governor
Forty years ago, Luis Rodriguez was running with gangs, spending time in jail and using heroin, but now he’s running as a third-party candidate in the California gubernatorial elections.
Why Women Fight For Marijuana Legalization
With motherly devotion and fierce feminine spirit, women are fighting for their place in the male-dominated world of the marijuana legalization movement.
The ‘Chinese Amazon’ Takes On The American Market
The Alibaba Group has announced plans for an IPO in the U.S., but is the Chinese e-commerce giant ready to compete with Amazon.com and eBay on their home turf?
Activists Want End To Life Imprisonment For Children In US
The U.S. is the only country to sentence minors to life in prison without parole. Human rights groups say this is a violation of human rights guidelines the U.S. should be abiding.
Drilling, Mining Industry Warming To Increased Transparency
The U.S. has joined a global initiative to strengthen transparency in the extractives sector -- a move that even the industry is on board with.
Edward Snowden And The Right To Travel
Supporters are pushing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to revalidate Snowden’s right to travel, but the NSA whistleblower is probably going to stay stuck in Russia for some time.
Will Police Presence At TSA Checkpoints Curb Constitutional Violations?
The TSA wants armed officers beside its agents in U.S. airports, raising concerns over potential Fourth Amendment violations and whether armed officers would do more harm than good.
New Report May Reveal Over $1 Trillion In Corporate Welfare
A refusal to confront corporate welfare shows the grip crony capitalism has on Washington and state capitols.
Ralph Nader Is Building An Army To Battle Corporate Greed
Five-time presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader builds a citizen movement to serve as a corporate watchdog and get shareholders to better distribute wealth.