US Labor Unions Push Back At Trump On Pipelines And Environmental Deregulation February 17, 2017
As Trump wages a ‘shock and awe’ campaign of rolling back climate and environment-related rules, many organized labor unions are speaking out against projects like Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines, which they say will bring environmental chaos and not many jobs.
Making America Broke Again: Trump & The Inevitable Financial Crisis
Trump can either ‘bite the bullet’ now if he really wants to improve the American economy or he can ‘kick the can down the road’ like his predecessors have, noted financial commentator Peter Schiff tells MintPress.
Brazil’s Manufactured Coup: The ‘Shock Doctrine’ Returns To Latin America
The Global South is growing unintelligible from the European South amid harsh austerity measures and other maneuverings that suit the rich and powerful at the expense of the poor and working class.
Steve Bannon: Israel First, America Second
In painting chief White House strategist and head of the National Security Council as an anti-Semitic white supremacist and fascist, the mainstream media ignores the real danger posed by Steve Bannon, who is poised to further expand the power of the executive branch.
Houston’s Hosting The Super Bowl & A Growing Human Trafficking Industry
Human trafficking gets a lot of buzz around the Super Bowl, as officials and reporters warn about a spike in prostitution. But there’s little data to support this, and those fighting human trafficking warn that it distracts from the issue plaguing cities year-round.
Latin America’s Eco-Activists Struggle Against Corporate Feudalism, Colonialism & Resource Scarcity
For Latin America’s environmental activists, the threat of death is always in the air -- either in the form of the slow poisoning of the earth or assassination. For many, inaction simply isn’t an option.
Fordham University’s Ban On Palestinian Rights Group Sets Dangerous Precedent
‘As far as we're aware, this is the first time a college has summarily banned a group supporting Palestinian rights before students even held their first meeting,’ an attorney representing those hoping to establish a Students for Justice in Palestine group at Fordham told MintPress News.
How Turkey’s Coup Attempt Spiraled Into A Dangerous Descent Towards Dictatorship
‘What [Turkish President Erdogan] wants is a presidential system where he controls everything and everyone. I mean, you could say that he’s controlling everything and everyone right now -- he is, basically,’ Duke University Prof. Bahar Leventoglu tells Michael Nevradakis.
Donald Trump Warned Of A ‘Rigged’ Election, Was He Right?
With Donald Trump formally installed in the Oval Office, election integrity activist Jonathan Simon crunches the numbers and reflects on Election 2016, the death of electoral transparency and the thwarting of public will.
Strange Bedfellows: US, Saudi, Al-Qaida & ISIS Interests Align In War On Yemen
The people of Yemen continue to suffer amid a humanitarian catastrophe created by foreign and domestic forces alike -- almost all of whom stand to profit as long as war and chaos have a hold on the impoverished country.