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The NED Strikes Again: How Neocon Money is Funding the Hong Kong Protests

    The NED Strikes Again: How Neocon Money is Funding the Hong Kong Protests

 It’s been a summer of unrest in Hong Kong, and the Western mainstream press has been in uproar providing non-stop coverage of what they’ve described as a “pro-democracy movement fighting for freedom” against the repressive Chinese government.  Since March, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets each week, clashing with police and security forces,…

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US Trained Honduran Police Get Medieval as Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal Released

    US Trained Honduran Police Get Medieval as Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal Released

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — “It’s sad how the United States is supporting this corrupt government,” Honduran political prisoner Edwin Espinal told MintPress News immediately after his release from prison, where he had spent 19 months. Edwin’s case — and the medieval violence to which U.S.-trained police in Honduras tried to subject me — perfectly illustrate the…

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The Yellow Vest Hospital Hoax: I Reported Live From the Scene as It Happened

    The Yellow Vest Hospital Hoax: I Reported Live From the Scene as It Happened

The French government has been forced to shamefully admit that they made totally false accusations that May Day Yellow Vest anti-government protesters tried to break into the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in order to “attack”, “assault” and “steal”. Countless mainstream media are just as covered in ignominy for having repeated these untrue claims. I was right there when it happened,…

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Protesters Call on UK to #FreeAssange Outside British Embassy in DC

    Protesters Call on UK to #FreeAssange Outside British Embassy in DC

Demonstrators gathered on Thursday – just hours after the arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by UK authorities – outside of the British Embassy in Washington D.C. to denounce the unprecedented affront to freedom of the press. Protesters also took the opportunity to highlight the injustice of the jailing of Chelsea Manning over her refusal…

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Sorry Wapo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

  Sorry Wapo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier. But there is much more…

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Sorry WaPo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

  Sorry WaPo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier. But there is much more…

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Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States’ “Betrayal” of Palestine

  Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States’ “Betrayal” of Palestine

SANA’A, YEMEN — Thousands of working-class Yemenis took to the streets across Yemen to denounce what they view as local traitors who sold their homeland to the Saudi-led coalition. They also slammed attempts by Arab states to normalize relations with Israel, calling for total unconditional loyalty to the oppressed Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause.…

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American-Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi Released From FBI Custody Without Charge

  American-Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi Released From FBI Custody Without Charge

U.S. citizen Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor on Iran’s English-language service Press TV, has been released without charge after being illegally detained for ten days by the FBI. Hashemi was arrested earlier this month while boarding an internal U.S. flight from St. Louis to Denver where she had been filming a documentary on the Black Lives Matter movement. The…

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US Detention of American-Iranian Journalist Draws Local, International Protests

  US Detention of American-Iranian Journalist Draws Local, International Protests

WASHINGTON — It has been more than 10 days since the FBI arrested Iranian American journalist for Iran’s Press TV Marzieh Hashemi. She is due to testify before a grand jury for a third time in an unknown criminal case on Wednesday, as protesters rally for her release outside the courthouse. Her three children are…

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Hunger Striking Protesters Condemn Trump, Haspel, and Call for Gitmo’s Closure on its 17th Anniversary

  Hunger Striking Protesters Condemn Trump, Haspel, and Call for Gitmo’s Closure on its 17th Anniversary

Friday marked the 17th anniversary of the opening of the United States prison compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama failed to fulfill his promise of closing the facility and little attention has since been given to the issue by the Trump administration, but activists continue to work behind the scenes to shut down…

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