MintPress News Profile picture
Independent watchdog journalism covering imperialism, corporatocracy & civil liberties. Become a member: https://t.co/oPHZYAvJne
Todd Williams Profile picture Fenrick Profile picture Long John Sinclair Profile picture 3 added to My Authors
25 Sep
Many mainstream rights groups and media organizations have a mixed history when it comes to opposing Washington’s agenda. The case of #JulianAssange has been no exception.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/extradition-tr… #AssangeCase #AssangeTrial #FridayVibes #FridayThoughts #Friday
#AmnestyInternational’s Europe Director described the hearings against #julianAssange as an “assault on the right to freedom of expression” that would have a “chilling effect on media freedom.”
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/amnesty-intern… #AssangeCase #AssangeTrial #journalists
#JulainAssange, left, with Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, June 16, 2013.
Photo by Frank Augstein | AP
Read 4 tweets
24 Sep
You can measure the effectiveness of resistance by the fury of the response by ruling elites.
by @ChrisLynnHedges
mintpressnews.com/chris-hedges-c… #ChrisHedges #Resistance #ExtinctionRebellion #JulianAssange #TheResistance #protestors #protests
Accusing Holy Land Foundation Five of “funding terrorism” required a great deal of creativity but also a collaboration between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.
by @mikopeled
mintpressnews.com/the-trial-and-… #Palestine #MuslimTwitter #politicalprisoners
"Two of the rebels I admire most, #JulianAssange, the #WikiLeaks publisher, and #RogerHallam, the co-founder of #ExtinctionRebellion @ExtinctionR, are in jail in Britain."
@ChrisLynnHedges
Illustratin by Mr. Fish for Scheerpost
Read 4 tweets
21 Sep
Former vice president #JoeBiden has a sordid history of opposing progressive #CriminalJustice legislation, spearheading draconian #police and #immigration measures, and playing a central role in waging America’s failed #WarOnDrugs.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/mass-incarcera… #drugs
With over 2 million people locked up across a network of private & public #prisons, the US has by far the highest #incarceration rate in the world, significantly worse than brutal dictatorships in Africa, Latin America or Central Asia.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/private-prison…
Read 5 tweets
18 Sep
Eleanor Goldfield, @ActivistEleanor, reports from #Stockholm on how #COVID_19 has laid bare the #US-style capitalist reality taking hold in #Sweden and how the #pandemic ushered in the end of #DemocraticSocialism in the country.
mintpressnews.com/covid-19-marks… #capitalism
This #coronavirus #pandemic has laid bare the exclusion of whole subsets of the most vulnerable in our society, exemplifying the toxic mix of #racism, #sexism, #imperialism, and #capitalism that the US blends so well.
by Eleanor Goldfield @ActivistEleanor
mintpressnews.com/surviving-coro…
Laid-off flight attendants learn basic skills to work in nursing homes due to the @coronavirus outbreak, in #Stockholm.
Photo by David Keyton | AP
#Sweden #COVID19SWEDEN #pandemic #COVID__19 Image
Read 5 tweets
18 Sep
For many in Yemen, there is little reason for optimism entering what feels like the third phase of the war against their country as Israel ostensibly enters the fray.
by @AlhouthiAhmed
mintpressnews.com/yemen-war-pois…
A medic checks a malnourished newborn inside an incubator at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, June 27, 2020. Photo by Hani Mohammed | AP #Yemen #YemenCantBreathe Image
Often a flashpoint for tensions between international rivals and a major chokepoint for much of the world’s maritime transit, the waters surrounding #Yemen have become a much-vaunted prize for regional intelligence services.
by @AlhouthiAhmed
mintpressnews.com/israel-uae-dev… #SaudiArabia
Read 4 tweets
17 Sep
An experimental new vaccine developed jointly with the US #government claims to be able to change human #DNA and could be deployed as early as next year through a #DARPA-funded, injectable biochip.
by Raul Diego @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/darpa-covid-19… #COVID19 #coronavirus #tech
#DARPA announces a new type of cryptography to protect the Big #Tech firm profits from the dawn of quantum computers and allow backdoor access into 3 trillion internet-connected devices.
by @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/darpa-launches… #technology
A penny aside a 3D printed hydrogel model of a lung-mimicking air sac in Rice University’s Houston BRC lab. Photo by Melissa Phillip
#MedicalTechnology #technology #healthcare Image
Read 5 tweets
17 Sep
Special Analysis: Arab leaders understand that relations with #Israel provide access to US Empire and all that comes with it, including much desired US-made weapons and other perks such as security and economic cooperation.
by @mikopeled
mintpressnews.com/why-arab-state… #UAEIsrael #UAE
Heads of Arab states are seated around the table at a session of their Summit meeting in Khartoum, #Sudan, Aug. 30, 1967.
AP Photo Image
A group of Congressional Dems are calling attention to a key pillar of US-Israeli policy in a futile effort to stall an arms deal as Israeli-UAE normalization takes effect.
by Raul Diego
mintpressnews.com/face-normaliza… #UAE #Israel #UAEIsrael
Read 4 tweets
15 Sep
A 10 year #war, #sanctions, the deliberate destruction of essential civilian #infrastructure & blatant scorched earth policies of the US neocolonialist foreign policy-managers are designed to reduce #Syria to a failed state
by @VanessaBeeley
mintpressnews.com/wildfires-rage… #TuesdayMood
Map of fires affecting wheat and barley crops in #Syria in July 2020.
Image credit: Ibrahim Mohammad Image
Read 4 tweets
14 Sep
When #Gaza’s allies cry, “They have no fish,” Americans are responding, “let them eat cake.”
by @HomePalestine
mintpressnews.com/btselem-report… #Israel #IsraeliCrimes #FreePalestine #Palestine #MondayMotivation
#Palestinian #police pass an #Israeli naval vessel as they search for the body of a fisherman killed by the Israeli Navy near Rafah.

#Israel #IsraeliCrimes #Palestine #Gaza #mondaythoughts Image
Mourners carry the body of fisherman Tawfiq Abu Riala, 32, shot and killed by #Israeli naval forces off the coast of #Gaza.

Photo by Khalil Hamra via AP #Israel #IsraeliCrimes #FreePalestine #Palestine #MondayVibes Image
Read 6 tweets
9 Sep
To reduce the risk of #COVID19 exposure for its Jewish population, the #Israeli Prison Service approved the transfer of 500 Israeli prisoners to house arrest, but refuse to provide the same for #Palestinian prisoners.
by @HomePalestine
bit.ly/3bJHpCE #Israel #Palestine
#Israeli leaders have characterized the latest bombardment as retaliatory, citing “incendiary balloons” and “riots” as justification.
by @HomePalestine
mintpressnews.com/israel-launche… #Palestine #Israel #WednesdayThoughts
Read 4 tweets
28 Aug
In 2018, Sheriff #DavidBeth went on a bizarre eugenics rant, claiming that the police’s job should be to stop “these males” from “getting ten other women pregnant & having small children.”
by @AlanRMacLeod
bit.ly/2D62o5Q #kenoshaprotest #Kenosha #KenoshaRiots #JacobBlake
Being in the midst a summer of unprecedented racial and political unrest was apparently not enough to stop Kenosha police from emptying seven rounds into the back of yet another unarmed black man.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/paid-vacation-…
Read 4 tweets
28 Aug
#Yemen may be set to repeat the horrific events of 2014, when fighters from #Iraq and Greater #Syria (ISIS) carried out mass executions, kidnapping, and torture.
by @AlhouthiAhmed
bit.ly/3jncDSP #YemenCrisis #FridayThoughts
MintPress’ Ahmed Abdulkareem traveled through #Yemen’s recently liberated al-Jawf Province to see firsthand the devastation left behind by Saudi-backed AQAP militants.
by @AlhouthiAhmed
mintpressnews.com/ssaudi-arabia-… #YemenCantWait #YemenCrisis
Read 9 tweets
28 Aug
Special Analysis
"Ultimately, as long as Americans continue to pay top dollar for illicit #drugs, Colombians will continue to pay in blood."
by @AlanRMacLeod
bit.ly/3hElijt #Columbia #DrugWar #WarOnDrugs #FridayVibes #FridayThoughts #CocaineConvention
Jorge Ivan Ospina, the Mayor of Cali, visits the crime scene where the bodies of five young men were found.
Photo | Twitter via Jorge Ivan Ospina
#Columbia Image
Despite protests of historic proportions fueled by anger over corruption and a brutal right-wing crackdown, the unrest in #Colombia has garnered remarkably little international #media attention compared to #Venezuela.
by @AlanRMacLeod and @_whitneywebb
mintpressnews.com/media-silent-m…
Read 4 tweets
27 Aug
"This intricately designed system of #injustice – arguably worse than that of #apartheid South Africa and condemned by nearly every other country in the world – is funded by #American tax dollars."
by @HomePalestine
bit.ly/34DkFTn #Israel #Palestine #Palestinian
A so-called terror balloon carrying an incendiary device drifts across the #Gaza border border, Aug. 24, 2020.
Photo by Ariel Schalit | AP
#Israel #Palestinian #Palestine #ThursdayThought Image
"The plight of #Palestinians in #Gaza, a population of almost 2 million crammed into a region the size of Detroit, has been hidden from the view of most... the US funds its occupier with over $10 million a day in #military aid."
by @HomePalestine
mintpressnews.com/israel-launche… #Israel
Read 9 tweets
26 Aug
"I joined the army in 2017 and took an oath to protect and serve this country, not to be part of a corrupt government that continues to arm and support terrorism."
by @AlanRMacLeod
bit.ly/3lpLtwG #Yemen #Protest #SaudiArabia #UK #WednesdayMotivation #WednesdayThoughts
Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and its continuing blockade of Yemeni ports has virtually collapsed the country and basic necessities are in dangerously short supply.
by @_whitneywebb
mintpressnews.com/saudi-blockade… #Yemen
Read 4 tweets
25 Aug
"It didn’t matter that no #drugs were found—nothing but a hydroponic #tomato #garden and loose tea leaves. The search and #SWAT raid were reasonable, according to the courts."
by John Whitehead
bit.ly/3htyLKR #gardeningtips #WarOnDrugs #DrugWar #TuesdayThoughts
Civil discontent leads to civil unrest, which leads to #protests and #counterprotests, and instead of restoring order, local #police stand down. Tensions rise, violence escalates, and federal armies move in.
by John Whitehead
mintpressnews.com/crackdown-poli…
The real purpose of qualified immunity is to rig the system.
by John Whitehead
mintpressnews.com/system-is-rigg… #PoliceBrutality #jakeblake #TuesdayThoughts #KenoshaUprising #KenoshaProtests #JacobBlake
Read 4 tweets
25 Aug
"..this #Syria enterprise harkens back to older imperial eras where conquerors simply took what they wished: the sophistication of #colonialism has indeed improved... since then."
by @stevechovanec
bit.ly/3hEYwYs #TuesdayMorning
"McNulty, however, did not mention that the Delaware-based company has plans to sell the #oil to “various customers in the region,” including #Assad, himself."
by @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/shadowy-us-fir… #Syria #energy
"When media and citizenry alike decline to confront these unsavory and uncomfortable realities, a smokescreen of impunity is permitted to develop around government actions, allowing such strategies to be utilized without repercussion"
by @stevechovanec
mintpressnews.com/isis-morphs-fr…
Read 4 tweets
21 Aug
"Dozen of fishermen in Hodeida who spoke to #MintPress expressed deep concern. They called the #FSOSafer a “floating bomb” lurking off their coast and say it could destroy their last source of food and income."
by @AlhouthiAhmed
mintpressnews.com/fso-safer-stri… #Yemen #FridayThoughts
Photos taken by I.R. Consilium in 2019 shows corrosion and damage on the #FSOSafer. Small spills can already be seen. #Yemen Image
“If an explosion takes place, many countries, including #SaudiArabia, will be hit with an #environmental disaster.”
by @AlhouthiAhmed
mintpressnews.com/maintenance-fs… #Yemen #FridayThoughts #oil #oilspill
Read 5 tweets