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The Modernized Slave Labor System: Also Known As The Prison Industrial Complex
It’s no doubt the federal government see’s an opportunity in prison labor, as they have used Unicor to have $100 million worth of military uniforms made for as little as $2 an hour.
Prosecutor, Who Had Close Ties With Police, Faces New Criticism Over Ferguson Case
He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
How the Pentagon’s Skynet Would Automate War
Due to technological revolutions outside its control, the Department of Defense (DoD) anticipates the dawn of a bold new era of automated war within just 15 years. By then, they believe, wars could be fought entirely using intelligent robotic systems armed with advanced weapons.
US Troops Will Deploy To Iraq Without Congressional Approval: Pentagon
Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said leading elements of the US force would begin moving to Iraq in the coming weeks, even if Congress has not yet acted on a $5.6 billion supplemental request to fund the expanded fight against the militants who overran northwestern Iraq earlier this year.
The Psychology Of Jihad: Who’s Most At Risk For Falling Into The Web Of Radicalism?
“Rather than assign blame onto the religious, we should determine what has pushed our disillusioned youth into the arms of radicals. Otherwise, we will remain part of the problem,” one human rights activist tells MintPress.
A Country Interrupted: Exploring Afghanistan’s Complicated History
Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, the British Empire, the Soviets -- Afghans have been living with the reality of war for centuries. A pawn in the Great Game, the country stands today as a proxy battlefield for Western powers and radicalism vying for power.
Despite Bombings By Sunni Extremists, Iraqi Shias Use Holy Month As Show Of Force
Iraq's Shia majority was brutalized under Saddam's regime, and now faces the constant threat of bombings by Sunni extremists such as ISIS, who view them as apostates.
The US Prison System Perpetuates “The Criminalization Of Disability”
“So when we want to talk about mass incarceration, we can’t talk about mass incarceration without talking about disability because once the psychiatric facilities were shut down in the 70s and 80s people started funneling people with disabilities into prisons instead.”
Meet The Man Smuggling Prospective ISIS Recruits Across The Turkey-Syria Border
Smoking hookah, running a cafe, vetting ISIS hopefuls and smuggling them back and forth across the Turkey-Syria border -- MintPress News finds that it’s all in a day’s work for Abu Mustafa.
History Is A Never-Ending Battle — And Russia Is Always Victorious
With Russia locked in a geopolitical standoff with the West over Ukraine, the Kremlin is selectively deploying historical memory in a bid to bolster support for President Vladimir Putin and his policies.