Foreign Affairs
“There Is No Revolution Without Songs”
Exploring the death of a revolutionary Chilean folk singer, as well as the notorious School of the Americas and the United States’ role in the horrors that befell those who opposed Chile’s dictatorship.
Perpetual War, Indefinite Detention, And Torture: The U.S. And Israel’s Shared Values
Not only is the American-Israeli alliance characterized by $3 billion in yearly aid from the United States to Israel, along with unyielding political and diplomatic support, it is also characterized by shared values in perpetual war and indefinite detention.
Political Solution Fails In Bahrain As Monarch Tightens His Grip On Power
A Bahraini girl holds up a poster of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a jailed activist who is on hunger strike to protest his detention, during a march in Shakhoora, Bahrain.
Desperate Gazans Flee To Europe In Risky Sea Trips
It's a new escape route and a measure of growing desperation in the crowded sliver of land where two-thirds of those under 30 are unemployed.
Christians In Northern Lebanon And Hezbollah Unite Over Shared ISIS Threat
”[O]ur necks and Hezbollah’s neck are intertwined. If Hezbollah wins, we win, and if it is slaughtered we will be slaughtered with it.
VIDEO: Obama Says Ebola Spiralling Out Of Control, Commits 3,000 Troops To Fight It
The US President sends 3,000 troops to West Africa, as health experts warn the ebola crisis threatens a "human catastrophPresident Barack Obama has warned of a "potential threat to global security" if ebola-stricken West African countries break down, as he announced 3,000 US troops would be sent to the region.
Saudi Arabia Contuies Brutal Crackdown On Peaceful Dissent
The face of the uprising in Saudi’s eastern province says that he "will be the next martyr", in the country's struggle for democracy.
Israeli Spy Unit Refuses To Be Tools Of Occupation, Sparking Ire From Officials
Landmark letter of refusal to serve denounces unchecked surveillance, 'intelligence [that] is an inseparable part of military control'.
Report: US Provides ISIS Intelligence To Syria
Ruling out coordination, the US is still funneling intel. to Assad
US Eyes New Phase Of ISIS War With Strikes Near Baghdad
Strikes were carried out southwest of the Iraqi Capital.
New Geopolitical Landscapes Create Room For Iran-US Business Relations
Iran is gearing up for an anticipated “post-sanctions” era that could usher in increased investment in its oil sector. That investment could be coming sooner than expected, though, as shifting geopolitical terrain shows a need for mended U.S.-Iran relations.
Nearing An Independence Referendum, Scottish Voters Speak Out
Scottish voters will decide on Sept. 18 whether to split up a union that is about three times older than the oldest person living there. MintPress talks to people on both sides of the issue, who are eager to explain why or why not Scotland should break away from the U.K.
Arab Dictatorships Offer To Help US Bomb Syria
Ten Arab states, including Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, agreed to rally behind Washington in the fight against ISIS
5 Things To Learn From The Man In Charge Of Uruguay’s Weed
Interview: Drug czar Julio Calzada tries to set the record straight on the little South American country's bold but mysterious marijuana experiment.
Iran Rejects Western Strategy Against ISIS
With memories of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq still fresh, the U.S. has so far been alone in carrying out airstrikes and no country has offered ground troops.
Bloody Nasreen: Pakistan’s Very Own “Tomb Raider”
She wasn’t intended as “eye candy,” but Bloody Nasreen, a sexy animated anti-hero, is making waves in Pakistan. Some say she’s hot, but others argue that she’s simply a response to a trend of “bodily empowerment.”
America At A Crossroads: ISIS, The Arms Industry, And A Peace Economy
The five largest U.S. defense firms have shed 70,000 jobs since 2008. It seems like the time is right for the U.S. to transition to a “peace economy,” in which defense funds would be channeled elsewhere, but the Islamic State threatens the possibility of such a shift.
Israeli Occupation Forces Witness New Wave Of Defections Over Rights Abuses
"We cannot continue to serve this system in good conscience, denying the rights of millions of people," the soldiers and officers from the elite Unit 8200, which works closely with Israel's security services, wrote.
How The West Created ISIS
… with a little help from our friends.
Mother Of Beheaded Journalist Foley ‘Appalled’ At U.S. government
In an interview aired on CNN Thursday, Diane Foley said was “embarrassed and appalled” over how the U.S. government had dealt with her son’s case.
Israel’s Deadly Attacks on Gaza Schools Constitute War Crimes: Human Rights Watch
“Israel has offered no convincing explanation for these attacks on schools where people had gone for protection and the resulting carnage.”
Iran Calls On UN Atomic Agency To Condemn Israeli Spy Drone Aggression
In late August, Iran said it had shot down an Israeli drone that was heading for its main uranium enrichment site near the central town of Natanz.