The Forgotten Hunger Strikers Of Guantánamo Bay October 30, 2014
Gitmo detainees have been staging hunger strikes almost since the island prison opened. Prisoners, their counsel and advocates all say force-feeding practices are purposely painful and inhumane, but the U.S. government says it’s “safe-guarding” the prisoners’ health.
Rasmea Odeh: Raped And Tortured By Israel, Now Being Prosecuted By The U.S.
In 1969, Rasmea Odeh was tortured until she confessed to a crime she denies committing. After a decade in an Israeli prison, she was released and eventually became a U.S. citizen. She now stands to lose her citizenship for not reporting the conviction she refuses to accept.
Zim Shipping “On The Ropes” In Oakland As Activists Prepare To Block The Boat Again
A diverse coalition of pro-Palestine activists and organizations prepare to return to stop Israel’s largest maritime cargo corporation from unloading cargo at the Port of Oakland, costing the Israeli shipping company money and time and hurting its reputation.
Are Vulture Funds A US Tool Against Argentina In An Energy War With Russia?
Argentine President Kirchner tells U.N. General Assembly that the roots of terrorism run deep, calling on member states -- and particularly the U.S. -- to address the policy-linked and economic issues that give rise to violent extremism.
Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways
The allegations include claims that senior IRS officials have “intentionally undermined the authority of the IRS Whistleblower Office” to avoid taking action “in cases involving billions in corporate taxes due.” The IRS also refuses to enforce laws for “large corporate taxpayers,”.
Erdogan: The Man Pulling The Strings In A Middle Eastern Puppet Show
Turkey certainly didn’t invent ISIS, but the Turkish government under former Prime Minister, current President Erdogan has been stoking Islamic radicalism to further its own political goals -- namely, the fall of Assad and the return of something reminiscent of the Ottomans.
ISIS: Military Contractors’ “Gravy Train” To Profits
“Wall Street’s looking ahead and saying, ‘War’s good for business and companies are going to cash in,’” the director of a think tank aimed at addressing war and corruption, among other issues, tells MintPress News.
VIDEO: Kobani Residents Remain Defiant As Battle Rages In Their Hometown
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.
Racism And Unchecked Police Violence: An American Epidemic
Communities are uniting in their lack of faith in police and standing up to law enforcement, but underlying issues like racism still need to be addressed if communities like Ferguson and the nation as a whole are to move forward.