31 Jul 2015

Potential Oil Spill Concerns Arise As Shell Begins Arctic Drilling

There is increasing concern that Shell’s presence in the Arctic will lead to an oil spill, as the company begins to drill in the Chukcki Sea off the shore of Alaska. Shell is no stranger to the Chukchi Sea. In 1988, the firm spent $300 million to drill for oil

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31 Jul 2015

World Bank Peddling Private, For-Profit Schools In Africa, Disguised As Aid

Originally published at MintPress News. EDINBURGH — Private, for-profit schools in Africa funded by the World Bank and U.S. venture capitalists have been criticized by more than 100 organizations who’ve signed a petition opposing the controversial educational venture. A May statement addressed to Jim Kim, president of the World Bank,

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29 Jan 2015

Justice Department Confirms WikiLeaks Investigation Continues as Google Claims It Fought Gag Orders

The spokesperson for Eastern District of Virginia has confirmed that the United States Justice Department’s investigation into WikiLeaks continues.

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Noam Neusner, Registered Lobbyist for Serbia and Turkey
22 Apr 2014

Jamie Kirchick’s Strange Stories On Serbia

If conversations between foreign lobbyists and US journalists are so benign and inconsequential then why are people like Neusner and Goldfarb getting paid?

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26 Aug 2011

WikiLeaks Cables: How Various Countries Manage Their Terror Watch Lists

(photo:Truthout.org) *From the archives A batch of United States diplomatic cables recently published by the media organization, WikiLeaks, contain a few assessments of how other countries’ governments manage their terrorism watch lists. The assessments reveal much about how countries have tried to implement security regimes for travel in the aftermath of

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Photo by Michael Vadon on Flickr.
31 Jul 2011

Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Every time the Democrats do something to betray the promises of the 2008 election and bitchslap the people who believed in them, someone comes into the comments and says “will you support a primary for Obama NOW Jane?” I answered the question yesterday during the Democratic Irrelevance Senate Debt Ceiling

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