As ISIS brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Department cut eyes and ears on the ground

An investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but then her State Department scrapped or slashed them at the behest of the White House and Congress.

Saudi Arabia Resorts To Bombing Own Territory Amid Houthi Invasion Of Southern Province

As Saudi Arabia continues to show its military weakness, it is also likely to embolden dissidents inside the country who have been kept down in the past by threat of Saudi security forces. Continue reading

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Federal Court Bans Govt From Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Users And Growers

The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals’ three-judge panel has ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) cannot spend budget money to prosecute people who grow, sell or use medical marijuana — if they comply with state law.

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Wall Street Vultures Descend On Debt-Ridden Puerto Rico

‘Any “bailout” that might occur … seems directed only at the Wall Street vultures who now control most of the debt,’ Déborah Berman-Santana tells MintPress News in a sprawling interview about the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.

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3 Years After Brutal Rabaa Al-Adaweya Square Massacre, US Still Funding El-Sissi Dictatorship In Egypt

At least 817 supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi died in the initial attack, and disappearances and crackdowns on civil liberties have become routine in the years since the 2013 massacre.

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Refugee Team Shows The Olympics Are About More Than Michael Phelps & Medal Counts

Forced by hegemonic and civil conflict to grapple with both the physical and psychological scars of abandoning their homes, the Olympic Refugee Team provides unparalleled inspiration to the world with a deeply personal perspective on the cruel repercussions of war.

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American Indian Protesters Dispute County Sheriff Calling Protest Unlawful

Published August 18, 2016 STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION — American Indian protesters are disputing claims by Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier that the protest has turned unlawful. At a Wednesday press conference, the sheriff stated there have been reports of gunshots, pipe bombs and threats against private security guards hired by Dakota Access, the oil […]

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#NATIVEVOTE16 – The Long Arc is the Real Campaign, Especially in Alaska & Arizona

Guest Commentary Published August 18, 2016 Mark Trahant / TrahantReports It’s easy to be optimistic about the prospects for American Indian and Alaska Native candidates in this election and beyond. Our numbers are growing, organizations are getting stronger, and, best of all, the most remarkable, talented people are giving elective office a shot. Then I […]

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