Podcast: Asa Winstanley on the Purging of Socialists from the U.K. Labour Party

Aside from Corbyn, among those purged have been filmmaker Ken Loach and activist Jackie Walker, in what appears to be an attempt to eradicate all traces of socialism and anti-imperialism from Labour. 

   Shocking almost everybody in positions of power, life-long socialist and anti-war activist Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the British Labour Party in 2015. There was no honeymoon period for the Londoner, however, as right away the media, the government and even senior members of his own party began attempting to oust

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Breaking The Media Blackout on the Imprisonment of Julian Assange

The same media that has spent years dragging Assange’s name through the mud is now engaging in a blackout on his treatment. If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.

Julian Assange feature photo

  The role of journalism in a democracy is publishing information that holds the powerful to account -- the kind of information that empowers the public to become more engaged citizens in their communities so that we can vote in representatives that work in the interest of “we the people.”  There is perhaps no better example of watchdog

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Watch | Israeli Lobby Groups Trying To Get Marc Lamont Hill Fired

Exposing the groups behind CNN’s firing of Marc Lamont Hill, and the Israel lobby groups trying to get him fired from Temple University.

Marc Lamont Hill

 MintPress editor in chief, Mnar A. Muhawesh exposing the groups behind CNN's firing of Marc Lamont Hill, and the Israel lobby groups trying to get him fired from Temple University. Top Photo | Activist, author, and now former CNN host Marc Lamont Hill gestures during an interview with VladTV. YouTube | VladTV Mnar Muhawesh is

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Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

Why there’s nothing to celebrate in Bernie Sanders “Yemen Bill” aimed at ending the US involvement in Yemen. Here’s the loophole that allows for continued US involvement in Yemen.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, March 15, 2016. (AP/Ricardo Arduengo)

 MintPress editor in chief Mnar A. Muhawesh explains why there's nothing to celebrate in Bernie Sanders "Yemen Bill" which was aimed at ending the US involvement in Yemen. It actually does the opposite... Here's the loophole that allows for continued US involvement in Yemen. Feature photo | Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie

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Opposing Views Aren’t Mutually Exclusive – The Controversy Over Caitlin Johnstone

Even among the progressive movement, divergent views can sometimes lead to misunderstanding and distrust. This is greatly illustrated by the controversy surrounding journalist Caitlin Johnstone, who has been alternately described as a “fake lefty” and a political pragmatist.

(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

In the past two weeks, MintPress News has published two differing op-eds on the topic of left-right alliances. Both articles questioned if such alliances are an effective way to challenge the establishment. It sparked heated discussion and caused quite the firestorm online. The first article, titled “The Green Party – Marks In A Media Con Job,”

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Oregon Student Group Defies Pressure To Cancel Event With Arab Journalists

“We are expecting more pressure to cancel the event, but we hope our definitive stance deters any more dissent.”

Mnar Muhawesh (left), Rania Khalek (center), Abby Martin (right)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. A student group hosting an event at Oregon State University on Palestine, Syria, and Yemen, has received requests to disinvite two Arab journalists scheduled to speak. However, the student group immediately took a stand and refuses to cancel the event scheduled for April 11. The event is called

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