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A Glimmer Of Hope for Julian Assange
Authorities in Sweden, which is seeking the Australian journalist’s extradition to face allegations of sexual assault, admitted there is a possibility that measures could be taken to jumpstart the stalled legal proceedings against Assange.
Sacrifices In Journalism And Whistleblowing: A Tribute to Truth-Tellers
Whistleblowing was the buzzword of 2013 and 2014. Snowden and Assange are the big names splashed around headlines, but they’re not the only ones going to great lengths to preserve the Fourth Estate and, in doing so, saving democracy.
The Rise Of The Houthis: A Brief History Of Yemen’s New Power Brokers
The past week has seen heavy fighting in the capital Saana, where the Houthis have gained almost complete control.
Republican-Led Congress Opens With Broad Attack On Regulation
Most voters hold favorable views of regulatory agencies like the EPA and the public protections they provide, yet critics worry a new bill would make the already inefficient regulatory process “as dysfunctional, inefficient and redundant as possible.”
There’s A New Front For Post-Citizens United Dark Money: State Judges
Around 85 percent of state judges must stand for election, yet these elections are often surrounded in public indifference and ignorance. Since the Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to dark money in politics, it’s had significant impact on judicial elections, too.
White Supremacy And Homegrown Terrorism Pose A Growing Threat In The US
The recent explosion at an NAACP chapter in Colorado has brought back memories of past violence directed toward the national civil rights group by members of domestic hate groups -- a segment of the population that experts warn is on the rise.
State Of The Union: A Conversation With Former Political Prisoner Eddie Conway
Deindustrialization, joblessness, drugs infiltrating communities, America’s enemies -- a lot has changed since a former Black Panther Party member was imprisoned in 1970. But now he's out and has some ideas on how to change things for the better.
The War Is Over, But Afghanistan Remains Shackled By Neo-Imperialism
“Afghanistan is no closer to controlling its institutions than Washington is to defeating terror. Afghans have inherited a disbanded mercenary army which the state cannot possibly maintain on its own,” a political analyst tells MintPress.
The US Will Prosecute You For Your Politics
To many in the U.S., the concept of political prisoners may seem foreign, something that happens in other countries. Yet they’re closer, and more numerous, than many may like to imagine.
New IRS Rules On Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election
"For the people who are pinning their hopes on IRS rules changing how these groups operate, I think they're kidding themselves, ... I don't think it's going to happen."