Front Page: Inside Stories
Migration Patterns Show An Immigration System Beset By Biases, Misperceptions
“Immigration is now a Heartland issue, it’s a Southern issue. It’s no longer just about border communities and New York and San Francisco anymore,” a human rights advocate tells MintPress.
Federal Government Turning “Blind Eye” To Procurement-Related Rights Abuse
At $350 billion to $500 billion a year, U.S. government spending on goods and services doesn’t just influence markets -- it creates them. A new study urges the U.S. government to leverage its vast spending power to effect change along the supply chain.
America At A Crossroads: ISIS, The Arms Industry, And A Peace Economy
The five largest U.S. defense firms have shed 70,000 jobs since 2008. It seems like the time is right for the U.S. to transition to a “peace economy,” in which defense funds would be channeled elsewhere, but the Islamic State threatens the possibility of such a shift.
How The West Created ISIS
… with a little help from our friends.
9/11 Families Continue Search For Truth Despite Silence From White House
Members of Congress say 28 redacted pages in the 9/11 inquiry report point to high-level Saudi involvement which the Obama administration refuses to divulge.
Pseudo-Revolutionary Imran Khan Attempts To Turn Back Clock On Pakistan
MintPress examines what’s going on in Pakistan, where thousands of people are calling for electoral reforms and the prime minister’s resignation. But where do the movement’s leaders’ ties really lie? Is this Egypt 2013 all over again?
Supporters Prepare For “Watershed” Vote On Overturning Citizens United
Across the country and the political spectrum, people support a constitutional amendment to reverse the SCOTUS decision which effectively removed the cap on anonymous political spending.
NY Tribes In Decades-long Battle With Gov. Cuomo, Lawyers For Rights To Their Land
In land negotiations in New York state, a retired American Indian Studies professor says: “Governor Cuomo and his supporters not only ignore the past, they wish to exterminate it, erasing the historical realities which have shaped the Empire State.”
The Key To Stop ISIS From Spreading To Jordan Rests In Iraq
With a civil war to the north, ISIS to the east, and Israel and Gaza to the west, how long can Jordan maintain stability?
War Without Reason: Mark Perry On The Futility Of The Assault On Gaza
MintPress talks to author Mark Perry about Israel’s shifting goals in its most recent actions against Gaza and the amount of artillery it used in the area during one especially devastating assault.
#Mintcasts: Ferguson Reveals Parallels Between NDAA, Militarization Of Police
In the United States of America, home of the free, our police are gearing up for war, crushing peaceful protests and intimidating journalists.
In Rio de Janeiro, A Community Caught In The Crossfire
Since the end of the World Cup, shootouts between gangs and law enforcement have become the new normal for residents of a favela in Rio de Janeiro.
US Has “Much Left To Do” On Racism: Segregation Worse Now Than In 70s
One UN committee member is shocked that “in spite of several decades of affirmative action in the United States to improve the mixing up of colors and races in schools … segregation [is] nowadays much worse than it was in the 1970s.”
Following Ferguson, Congress Revisits Its Own Role In Police Militarization
With U.S. police departments putting their military-grade hand-me-downs to use in places like Ferguson, Missouri, lawmakers are rethinking the laws that have made this possible.
Myth Vs. Fact: Breaking Down The Conflict In Gaza
These are the top 5 myths the American media left the public with about Israel's brutal offensive of Gaza.
Genocide In Gaza: The Legacy Of Modern Colonialism
Modern colonialism is subtly visible throughout the world today, but never has it been so clearly manifest as it was in Israel's latest incursion into Gaza.
VIDEO: Refugees Fleeing ISIS Have Nowhere To Go
“I just want to go home, but if Iraq doesn’t want us to go home then let us go somewhere else, don’t keep us here as refugees,” an Iraqi Christian teen says.
Fixing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Goes Beyond Economics
Infrastructure is the lifeblood not just of the American economy, but of American life. How much longer can we pretend it’s not a problem that it’s falling apart?
WikiLeaks: Decades Long Proof Of Government, Corporate Surveillance Of Native Americans Revealed
WikiLeaks proves what Native Americans have suspected for years.
What Is Happening In North Waziristan?
An ongoing Pakistani military operation is flushing out militant groups in areas bordering Afghanistan -- but which groups are being targeted? And why?
#Mintcasts Video: What’s Next For Gaza After Ceasefire? Interview With Joe Catron
It’s “Mission Accomplished” For Israel, but Gazans are left in ruins and devastation with dead bodies piling up, thousands of injured to care for and less land than before.
VIDEO: Is The Crisis In Gaza A Reflection Of Apartheid? Interview With Miko Peled
The son of an IDF general and the grandson of one of the founding fathers of Israel is speaking up against Israel’s racist laws which he says are apartheid and part of a greater goal of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian Population.