Federal Government Accused Of Withholding Evidence In Blackwater Trial July 30, 2014
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?
Protests And Frustrations On The Sidelines Of The World Cup
The World Cup wrapped up on Sunday. While many were surprised with Brazil’s success as a host, others, just several blocks from the field, were less enthused.
Texas On Trial For Violating Voting Rights Of Blacks, Latinos
One analyst says the case could turn Texas into a “purple state” by shifting power away from predominantly white conservatives and giving left-leaning voters more of a say.
New Snowden Docs Reveal British Spy Agency Tactic To Manipulate Social Media July 16, 2014
Manipulating the results of online polls, artificially inflating pageview counts, spoofing email accounts -- the U.K.’s secretive GCHQ can do it all, and maybe more.
Israel Meting Out Collective Punishment In Palestinian Territories
Insisting it is only aiming at Hamas targets, Israel’s current military campaign results in an alarming number of civilian deaths.
The Crisis In Gaza, A MintPress Exclusive Timeline and Whitepaper
MintPress News breaks down the latest in the ongoing crisis in the embattled Gaza Strip.
Campaign Finance Reformers Look Back To 1787 In Fight Over SCOTUS Ruling
The California Legislature has passed a resolution that seeks a convention to curb the influence of money in politics by amending the constitution.
America’s Re-Colonization Of Africa: The US Military’s War Of Expansion
Many African nations, struggling to combat terrorism, invite the US military to assist, but they be inviting in more than they bargained for.
Two Years Later, WikiLeaks’ Assange Still Pushing For Freedom, Transparency
What has Julian Assange been up to for the past two years in the Ecuadorian embassy? And how much longer might he be there?
Obama Border “Surge” Restarts Family Detention, Fast-Tracks Deportation Of Children
Are children being pulled toward the U.S. due to lax U.S. policy, or is increased violence driving them from their homes? Either way, a crisis is unfolding that demands a solution.
#Mintcasts: What the MSM Won’t Tell You About ISIS, Greater Plan To Fragment ME
Author of Globalization Of NATO and research associate at the Center for Research on Globalization Mahdi Nazemroaya joins us to discuss the latest about Iraq.
In The Land Of Smiles, One Must Be Happy — The Military Says So
In the post-coup political calm, Thailand is watching the junta, waiting to see what it will do next.
50 Years After Freedom Summer, America Still Struggles With Racism
How are the ripples of a 1962 campaign to register black voters in the Deep South being felt by black Americans today?
An Animated Primer For Understanding Syria’s War
The war in Syria is more complex and has much broader implications than almost any other modern conflict. MintPress News brings a no nonsense, easy to understand primer of the history of the conflict, the parties involved as well as possible future implications of a protracted war.