Henry Kissinger’s Food Occupation Of Iraq Continues To Destroy The Fertile Crescent

Iraqi agriculture expert Dr. Nakd Altameemi joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the devastating toll that war, sanctions and Western corporations have had on Iraq’s centuries-old agricultural traditions.

Henry Kissinger’s Food Occupation Of Iraq Continues To Destroy The Fertile Crescent

The Iraq of today is associated with horrific violence, a refugee crisis and widespread poverty. The images we see flashed across the news show nothing but terror and misery. But it hasn't always been this way. Modern-day Iraq lies in the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization where mankind flourished as

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Blacklisted, Smeared & Silenced For Exposing NATO Destabilization Of Syria

Rania Khalek, an independent journalist who has been blacklisted for her recent reports on Syria, joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the silencing of journalists who oppose the mainstream media’s pro-war agenda.

Blacklisted, Smeared & Silenced For Exposing NATO Destabilization Of Syria

MINNEAPOLIS ---  Though it's been nearly six years, the subject of the Syrian conflict remains as contentious as ever. While those who characterize themselves as pro-regime change have monopolized the wider conversation on Syria, even the most tame opposition against foreign intervention, or the CIA-backed rebels—who now come in

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Dear Outraged Liberals: Trump’s Just Taking Over Where Obama Left Off

As an unprecedented wave of outrage swells against the Trump administration, Mnar Muhawesh, host of ‘Behind the Headline,’ wonders why people weren’t more outraged with Obama’s policies on mass surveillance, whistleblowers, and war.

Dear Outraged Liberals: Trump’s Just Taking Over Where Obama Left Off

MINNEAPOLIS --- Remember our former commander in chief -- Barack Obama? Well he’s on vacation. After eight years in the Oval Office, he’s decided to unwind with billionaire Richard Branson. His recent kitesurfing adventure seems to be the only news item competing with President Trump’s “Muslim ban” and the opposition to it and the contentious

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Genocide In Yemen: Media Complicit In US-Saudi War Crimes

Writer and political analyst Catherine Shakdam shines a light on the routinely under-reported crisis in Yemen, telling Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ what’s really motivating the Saudi-led, US-backed war on the most impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula.

Genocide In Yemen: Media Complicit In US-Saudi War Crimes

Yemen has been devastated by asymmetrical aerial bombardment by a Saudi-led coalition, and the war on Yemen, along with a Saudi-imposed blockade, is having disastrous impacts on food and water security. The

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‘Fake News’ Isn’t New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda

Author and noted peace activist David Swanson joins host Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ about the narrative on Aleppo and Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict, dissecting who benefits and how.

‘Fake News’ Isn’t New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda

MINNEAPOLIS --- The “fog of war” erupts in the confusion caused by the chaos of war. And in the media, it’s an intentional phenomenon that makes it difficult to separate fact from fiction. While the battles over war narratives evolve, they all have a common goal: to distort reality on the ground. Such is the case on the

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Life For Pot: The Forgotten Victims

The Marijuana Lifer Project’s Cheri Sicard joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to explain how some people continue to serve lifetime sentences for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses even as marijuana legalization sweeps the country.

Life For Pot: The Forgotten Victims

MINNEAPOLIS --- Adult recreational use of marijuana is now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia, and 29 states have embraced some form of medical marijuana legalization. There’s even

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Flint Mom-Turned-Activist Describes City’s Disturbing Declining Health

Melissa Mays tells Mnar Muhawesh on “Behind the Headline” why residents of Flint, Michigan, still depend on bottled water for everything from drinking to bathing almost two years after state and local officials knew the city’s water supply was poisoned.

Flint Mom-Turned-Activist Describes City’s Disturbing Declining Health

MINNEAPOLIS --- For almost three years, the residents of Flint, Michigan, have had poison running through their pipes. The city’s water supply has been tainted by lead and other dangerous pollutants since the city started drawing its water from the polluted Flint River in April of 2014 in an effort to cut costs in the

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