Who Benefits From Police Militarization? August 22, 2014
Local and state police are more than happy to take the military’s materiel cast-offs, but the people they’ve vowed to serve and protect aren’t the ones benefitting most from increasingly armored and heavily armed police -- just ask the people of Ferguson.
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.
World Bank Accused Of Transferring Safeguards Responsibility To Borrowers
“Other financial institutions that followed the bank in building up their standards ... will now follow the bank in tearing them down,” a global development watchdog worries.
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 Islamic State 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.
State Dept. ‘Torture Talking Points’ Reveal White House PR Machine Ahead Of Senate Report
Obama administration to argue that revelation of CIA torture program is an example of "America's democratic system".
VIDEO: Bolivia Declares Israel “Terrorist State”, UN Condemns Civilian Deaths July 31, 2014
After a UN-run school which housed over 3,000 Palestinian civilians was struck by Israel, Bolivia's Evo Morales, the UN's Ban Ki-Moon, and the UN spokesperson have had enough.
What’s Drawing Somali-American Teens To Foreign Militant Groups?
Young members of the Somali-American community are disappearing in growing numbers, and the FBI is now investigating whether they’ve gone to fight in foreign wars.
Federal Government Accused Of Withholding Evidence In Blackwater Trial
U.S. Attorney says “a series of innocent oversights” resulted in the loss of evidence that would support assertions that the defendants were returning fire in Baghdad in 2007.
Western Penn. Residents Request Fracking-Related Illness Probe
Scientists are asked to either prove or refute theories connecting a range of health problems with nearby fracking operations.
Botched Execution In Arizona: A Shot In The Arm For Debate On Capital Punishment
The group throwing the biggest wrench into lethal injections is not who you think it is.
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.
7-Eleven Takes Big Gulp Out Of American Dream
For South Asian immigrants to the U.S., owning a 7-Eleven franchise is no longer the golden ticket to the American dream that it once was.
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.
Detroit’s Water Crisis A Symptom Of Urban Shrinkage
Water shutoffs are affecting huge swathes of a city that can’t afford to pay, prompting nearly 80 people to steal water. Is urban renewal worth the costs?