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Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

    Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

MEXICO CITY — By the thousands they came, slowly spilling from the fleet of tour buses Tuesday afternoon like clumps of molasses, clutching babies and duffel bags, wearing baseball caps and bandanas, and chanting and cheering and raising their fists defiantly to the sky. Most of those traveling in the caravan were from Honduras; all…

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John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

    John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

The latest reports rolling in from Syria suggest that both the Assad regime and Hezbollah have evacuated weapons from likely targets, after CNBC revealed that the U.S. has selected 8 targets to strike, including two airfields, a research center and an alleged chemical weapons facility – after US officials told a reporter they were “fairly confident” the Syrian…

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Washington and its Junior Partners Prepare to Spark an Inextinguishable Fire

    Washington and its Junior Partners Prepare to Spark an Inextinguishable Fire

The world is standing at the precipice of potential global conflict following accusations that the Syrian Army used chemical weapons on April 7 in Eastern Ghouta to cap what clearly was its inevitable victory against the last major jihadist hold-out in the country. The alleged incident remains muddled in terms of material evidence, yet reports…

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Chemical Weapons Redux: Taking the World to the Brink of Annihilation

    Chemical Weapons Redux: Taking the World to the Brink of Annihilation

Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increase tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they are now pressing for a direct U.S. attack on Syria. As a dangerous prelude, Israeli jets flying over Lebanese airspace fired missiles against the T4/Tiyas Airbase west of…

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Muslim Groups Awarded Damages Over Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

  Muslim Groups Awarded Damages Over Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

The New York Police Department reached a settlement with Muslim-owned businesses, mosques, student groups, and others it subjected to discriminatory and suspicionless surveillance. As part of the settlement, businesses and mosques that were spied upon by the NYPD will receive damages for income lost as a result of the stigma and humiliation they suffered “for…

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How Sloppy Work by the FBI – and the Press – Led to 30 Suicides

  How Sloppy Work by the FBI – and the Press – Led to 30 Suicides

Operation Ore caused a press sensation when it began in 2002, probing what was thought to be a huge secret network of child pornography users. It ended up mired in controversy about the unjust targeting of innocent men, some of whom lost access to their children while others – some reports say as many as…

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Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

  Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

SAN FRANCISCO (Analysis) – Google — the advertising and search engine monolith that once touted its official commitment, “Don’t be evil” — has thrown its full weight behind the U.S. military-industrial complex’s fast-advancing unmanned drone program – and more than three thousand of its employees will have none of it. In a letter to Google…

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Ecuador, Assange and the Empire: Anatomy of a Neoliberal Sellout

  Ecuador, Assange and the Empire: Anatomy of a Neoliberal Sellout

LONDON — You can call the Ecuadorian government’s disconnection of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection and ban on contact with the outside world a lot of things: unfair, treacherous, a signal of surrender to the West. Such was the reaction of internet users and journalists throughout the world following an announcement by Ecuador that…

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How the Islamophobia Industry Silences Voices of Dissent

  How the Islamophobia Industry Silences Voices of Dissent

How can a conflict started nearly two decades ago still be so central in the public discourse and so relevant for societal dialogue? How can important achievements of foreign policy fail to change the way societies look at certain issues? And why do we struggle so much to look at terrorist attacks as isolated crimes,…

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9 Dead as Israel Responds to ‘March of Great Return’ Protest With Gunfire

  9 Dead as Israel Responds to ‘March of Great Return’ Protest With Gunfire

With worries that numbers will continue to rise, Israeli forces reportedly killed at least nine Palestinians and injured hundreds more as an estimated 20,000 gathered along the Gaza-Israel border for the launch of the six-week “March of Great Return” on Friday. 7 Palestinians already killed. Yet again, disproportionate violence by the Israeli military to Palestinian protests@theIMEU#GreatReturnMarch https://t.co/Tiq8eiBnSQ — JewishVoiceForPeace (@jvplive) March 30, 2018…

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