Oaxaca Protests Swell Over Police Killings And Neoliberal Education Reforms June 27, 2016
The reforms would institute nationwide standardized testing, similar to programs that have been controversial in the United States. They would also threaten the “normal” school system, a traditional system of teacher-training colleges whose graduates often promote a social and economic justice agenda.
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Could Be Freed By Brexit, Says ‘EU Is Bad For UK,’ ‘UK Is Bad For EU’
Now in his 5th year of political asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union could allow Assange to step out from what the UN has deemed ‘arbitrary detention.’
Foreign Policy ‘Hypocrisy’: Canada Becomes Second-Largest Weapons Exporter To Middle East
‘[E]verybody knows that there is rank hypocrisy right at the core of U.S. foreign policy but I don't think everybody knows that about Canada," one anti-war activist said.
PCBs Poison America’s Teachers & Students, But EPA & Monsanto Won’t Take Responsibility
Tens of thousands of schools could be contaminated with PCBs, which can cause cancer and birth defects, but exact figures are hard to come by because EPA regulations don’t require thorough testing for the substance.
Press Freedom On Life Support: Why It’s Harder Than Ever To Get Real News
Media literacy expert Mickey Huff joins ‘Behind The Headline’ host Mnar Muhawesh in a discussion of media censorship, America’s war on whistleblowers, and other threats to press freedom in the United States.
Beyond ISIS: Orlando Mass Killing Is About Much, Much More Than ‘Radical Islam’
Although Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Pulse nightclub killing, pledged allegiance to ISIS, he also claimed ties to groups fighting ISIS like the Nusra Front and Hezbollah, according to the FBI.
How The Drone King Turned Assassination Into Counter-Terrorism Policy
Barack Obama launched more drones strikes in his first year in office than George W. Bush did in both of his terms combined. ‘Behind the Headline’ host and MintPress News editor-in-chief Mnar Muhawesh exposes what one military scholar called a global policy of assassination.
Gov’t Surveillance Is Invisible, Snowden Says: ‘If Your Phone Had Been Hacked, You Would Never Know’
After 9/11, the NSA whistleblower explained that Dick Cheney ‘conspired’ to change ‘the culture of surveillance in the intelligence community’ to enable widespread spying and data collection.
The ‘Political Revolution’ Has Power—With Or Without Sanders
Sanders will not be the Democratic nominee. Referring to the uprising he has fueled, he said in California, “You all know it is more than Bernie.”
How Wall Street Profits From Public Education While Students Drown In Debt
In this episode of ‘Behind The Headline,’ host Mnar Muhawesh meets Steve Mims, the writer and director of ‘Starving The Beast,’ a documentary about the privatization of college education. He explains that learning is now treated like a profitable commodity rather than a public good.