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Israel’s Gaza Onslaught Targeted Children And UN Shelters May 1, 2015
As Israel faces mounting criticism over its killings of at least 44 Palestinians in six UN shelters and 547 children overall last summer, 100,000 in Gaza remain displaced as “not a single destroyed home has been rebuilt.”
Why The US Is Arming Al-Qaida In Yemen
Whether it’s half-a-billion dollars in “lost” weaponry or arms and materiel sold directly to Saudi Arabia, one thing is clear: The U.S. is playing a major role in the chaos unravelling Yemen.
Chilean War-criminal Sheltering In the US May Finally Face Justice
A member of Pinochet’s secret police has lived in the U.S. for decades without the threat of being extradited to Chile to face murder charges, but a legal team has finally found a way around that: Prosecute him in the U.S.
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, New Report Shows Corporate Role In Israeli Torture
As Israel cracks down on protests, Palestinians call for international support to thousands of political prisoners and researchers release a new report detailing corporate complicity in the Israeli prison system.
The School Of The Americas Is Still Exporting Death Squads
South American militaries have been sending soldiers to the U.S. for “ethics” and “human rights” training for years, but history shows that many of these alumni go on to become notorious torturers and murderers, not defenders of peace.
Making History: Taking Palestine To Capitol Hill
During the first ever “Palestine Advocacy Day,” American Muslims for Palestine held a full day of meetings with congressional staff last week to advocate for Palestine and against U.S. military aid to Israel.
Hillary’s Hawkish War Stance Leaves Voters Wondering If Change Will Ever Come
Taking a look at Hillary Clinton’s record of supporting U.S. military intervention abroad and war profiteering, it’s clear that change may not be just around the corner.
Without Sanctions, Iran Could Finally Tackle Pressing Domestic Issues
“The debate inside Iran is much more interesting than the debate here,” one U.S.-based expert tells MintPress. “The debate here seems to be focused on Iran’s potential threat to Israel’s security. But in Iran it’s a deep structural nationalistic issue.”
Unworthy Victims: Western Wars Have Killed Four Million Muslims Since 1990
Landmark research proves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed as many as 2 million people, but this is a fraction of Western responsibility for deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades
Land Day: An Annual Reminder Of Palestinians’ Daily Struggles Against Colonization
Every year, Palestinians commemorate the day in 1976 that Israeli soldiers killed six Palestinians protesting Israeli land seizures. Yet some say that every day is a day to remember the dispossession of Palestinians and their ongoing struggle.