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2020 Oct 22 - 3:31am
In theory, Europe and the United States stand on completely opposite sides when it comes to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. While the US government has fully embraced the tragic status quo created by 53 years of Israeli military occupation, the EU continues to advocate a negotiated settlement that is predicated on respect for international law. In practice, however, despite the seeming rift between Washington and Brussels, the outcome is,...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, insights, junktag (ignore), Arms Sales, European Union
2020 Oct 22 - 12:52am
With attention fixed on this week’s events in Bolivia, you would be excused for not realizing that much of the rest of the region has for weeks also been ablaze in the flames of protest. In Costa Rica, the neoliberal coalition government of Carlos Alverado attempted to force through a $1.75 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deal with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. As has been its modus operandi this year...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, junktag (ignore), bolivia, Chile, Colombia
2020 Oct 22 - 12:12am
The United States was supposed to be sending thousands of troops home from Germany. But Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced yesterday that they would instead be redeployed eastwards, right on the Russian border in some cases, supposedly to deter “growing Russian and Chinese threats.” “It’s common sense,” the senior Trump administration official said. “You don’t need to be Napoleon or MacArthur to look at the map and realize that the...
Tags: Daily Digest, junktag (ignore), junktag (ignore), Atlantic Council, Germany, Russia
2020 Oct 21 - 9:57pm
Dear MintPress readers and friends, I have some exciting news to share: MintPress News is approaching it’s 9 year anniversary this December. As I look back at the past decade of building MintPress as a leading independent news outlet, I can’t help but feel gratitude for all of the support you all have given us which made our growth possible. We couldn’t have made it this far without you — so thank you for being a part of this journey. I’m...
Tags: Top Story, Behind the junktag (ignore), MintPress News
2020 Oct 21 - 9:42pm
On the eve of the 2020 election, no American president has enjoyed more unrestrained power than Donald J. Trump, who has inherited decades of policies and legislation that have given the American head of state the ability to suspend all constitutional rights and habeas corpus for its own citizens, carry out assassinations, torture prisoners and impose sanctions on sovereign nations, to name just a few of the 120 discretionary emergency “...
Tags: Daily Digest, junktag (ignore), junktag (ignore), AUMF, donald trump, Emergency Powers
2020 Oct 21 - 9:15pm
Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. “I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one.”—Dr....
Tags: Daily Digest, insights, junktag (ignore), junktag (ignore), politicians, Psychology
2020 Oct 20 - 3:25am
The latest iteration of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which has already claimed the lives of dozens of people, had been largely forgotten by the world before hostilities reignited in September. Only the collapse of the Soviet Union was able to bring about the end of the last war between these entrenched enemies in the 1980s and 1990s. Now, almost a quarter of a century later, the still contested region claimed under international law by...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, junktag (ignore), 1K Orbiter, Arms Sales, Azerbaijan
2020 Oct 19 - 9:28pm
Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during the twilight of the Greek and Roman empires, the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, Tsarist Russia, Weimar Germany and the former Yugoslavia. Voices from the past, Aristotle, Cicero, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Roth and...
Tags: Daily Digest, junktag (ignore), Chris Hedges, christian fascists, Christian Right, Fascism
2020 Oct 17 - 6:10am
There needs to be a fundamental change in the way Palestinian refugees are seen, no longer as victims but as people with rights who are entitled to shape their own destiny. This assertion is made in a new study whose importance cannot be overstated. According to international law, Palestinian refugees have a right to return to their homes and land and receive restitution and compensation for their suffering and personal and communal losses....
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, junktag (ignore), israel, Oxford, Palestinian refugees
2020 Oct 13 - 8:39pm
The Church of God in Christ, or COGIC, is certainly not the first evangelical group to embrace the state of Israel. But unlike most evangelical denominations, this one is mostly African American. Its leadership includes the newly-minted and first-ever “Bishop of Israel,” Dr. Glenn R. Plummer, who now resides in Jerusalem – and he cherishes his new post. The Plummers’ move from their Detroit home is the culmination of a years-long targeted...
Tags: Daily Digest, junktag (ignore), junktag (ignore), black americans, Christianity, COGIC
2020 Oct 13 - 3:51am
In “The Grand Chessboard,” Zbigniew Brzezinski warned his fellow ruling class cohorts that the onset of the information age would require disinformation strategies to mitigate any potential threat from an increasingly politically-aware population. Five years before Brzezinski’s book was published, a white separatist and former Marine named Randy Weaver would be targeted by federal agents in what came to be known as the Ruby Ridge standoff...
Tags: junktag (ignore), junktag (ignore), Top Story, Entrapment, fbi, Gretchen Whitmer
2020 Oct 13 - 1:39am
Nineteen years ago last week the United States invaded Afghanistan, a country halfway around the world that few in America had heard of and even fewer knew anything about. Today, thousands of U.S. soldiers and many more private military contractors continue to pace and patrol exactly the same routes as their predecessors did in 2001, fighting a seemingly endless and pointless conflict that both the American and Afghan public have long since...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, junktag (ignore), Alan MacLeod

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