Just Say “NO” to Forced Military Conscription

By Cindy Sheehan, Women's March On The Pentagon -

The US Congress has commissioned a “bi-partisan” panel of 11 people to study the future of a military draft in the United States. Since the beginning of forced conscription in the US (Civil [...]

Venezuela’s Election Matters—It Was Under Siege by U.S., Canadian & the EU

By Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute   -

On May 20, half the people of Venezuela went to vote. They delivered a mandate to Nicolás Maduro, the 55-year-old successor to Hugo Chávez and the leader of the Chavista movement. Maduro won 68 [...]

Civilian Police Review Boards: Toothless Testaments To Institutional Racism

By Jon Jeter, Mintpressnews.com -

INDIANAPOLIS — The rector at Christ Church Cathedral here, Steve Carlsen, was crestfallen when a special prosecutor in November declined to indict either of the two police officers who fatally [...]

NFL’s Shortsighted Anthem Policy Spits In The Face Of Freedom Of Speech

By Kevin Williams, Chicagotribune.com -

Just when you think the NFL is done making your soul pulsate with detestation, it says, “Hold my beer.” The league on Wednesday dealt with the idea of protest in a dimwitted way that spits in [...]

Striking Teachers Beat Back Neoliberalism’s War On Public Schools

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout.org -

Thousands of teachers and students are walking out of schools, marching in the streets, and raising their hands and signs in protest against the war on education. Most recently, South Carolina [...]

Iran & Sanctions: A Prelude To War?

By Staff, Dispatchesfromtheedgeblog.wordpress.com -

The question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran, similar to the determination of the Bush administration to invade Iraq in the aftermath of the 2001 [...]

Freedom Rider: CIA And FBI Election Interference

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

All talk of democracy in the United States is a lie meant to ensure devotion to and acceptance of a system that is inherently undemocratic. The word that is used with such reverence should mean [...]

A Dive Into Washington’s Swamp

By Staff, Informationclearinghouse.info -

The Saudi "anti-terrorism" effort was directed at its local rivals Qatar and Iran. Trump strongly supported the Saudi anti-Qatar campaign until the Pentagon finally told him that Qatar hosts the [...]

Judge Finds J20 Prosecutors Failed To Disclose Exculpatory Evidence, Mulls Sanctions

By Chip Gibbons, Rightsanddissent.org -

The prosecution in the J20 case was dealt another major setback today as Chief Judge Robert Morin found that they failed to disclose to the defense parts of an undercover video containing clearly [...]

Media Delegitimize Venezuelan Elections Amid Complete Unanimity Of Outlook

By Alan McLoed, Fair.org -

However, Western media have taken an entirely different outlook to the proceedings, unanimously presenting them as seriously flawed, at best, and at worst a complete sham presided over by a [...]

Venezuela’s Highly Unusual Presidential Election

By Greg Wilpert, Newint.org -

This is the best opportunity since 1998 that the opposition has to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution. So why are they boycotting the election? Venezuela will hold its 24th electoral event in 20 [...]

The General’s Son: Journey Of An Israeli In Iran

By Miko Peled, Ahtribune.com -

Trump’s declaration regarding the US backing out of the Iran agreement came just days before my trip to Iran was confirmed and my visa was approved. I was asked by several people if I was still [...]

Questioning War Is A Civic Duty. Why Do So Few Do It?

By Kevin Basl, Otherwords.org -

“How do you motivate men and women to fight and die for a cause many of them don’t believe in, and whose purpose they can’t articulate?” That’s what Phil Klay, author and U.S. Marine Corps [...]

Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat At Gaza Port As It Prepared To Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

By Emma Fiala, Mintpressnews.com -

GAZA — Not long after the 2018 Freedom Flotilla — carrying “politicians, activists, journalists, trade-union leaders, artists and performers, professors, faith leaders, representatives of student [...]

‘This Is Not Ok’: Guard Shoves Reporter As EPA Bars Multiple News Outlets From Water Pollution Event

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out of the EPA building." The Environmental [...]