US Apache Helicopters Involved In Attacking Mosul

The Pentagon touts the ‘significant effect’ of attack helicopters.

Iraqi army soldiers raise their weapons in celebration on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.

The Iraqi government has long rejected US offers to use Apache helicopters in military offensives against ISIS, with the Abadi government fearing the perception that they are taking a back seat to the US and giving the Pentagon too much power in driving the offensive. But the helicopters are active in the offensive against the large ISIS city of


The Native American Water Poisoning That’s Far Worse & More Persistent Than Flint

In this episode of “Behind the Headline,” host and MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh explores decades of water pollution in various Native American communities — an issue the mainstream media and public overlook while erupting with outrage over the Flint crisis.

Pete McKay, San Juan County commissioner in Colorado, looks at the site Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, where the Gold King Mine breach occurred, north of Silverton. (Jon Austria, The Daily Times via The Associated Press) MINNEAPOLIS --- Outrage erupted earlier this year as we learned that local, state and federal officials knew about Flint, Michigan's lead-contaminated water supply for nearly a year, but they did nothing to address the deadly problem. But few took note when people converged in Washington to protest


Arizona Apache Mobilize Against Bill Which Hands Sacred Native American Land To Mining Company

“This is appalling, this would not happen at any other holy place in the world,” a supporter of the resistance movement against the proposed mine tells MintPress News. “If someone tried to extract minerals from the Vatican or from Jerusalem it would be seen as an abomination.”

An Apache activist dancer performs in a rally to save Oak Flat, land near Superior, Ariz., sacred to Western Apache tribes, in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2015.

OAK FLAT, Arizona --- The San Carlos Apache Tribe held a celebratory dinner on July 27 to welcome back members of the Apache Stronghold caravan after a two-week journey from the tribe’s reservation in Bylas, Arizona, to Washington, D.C. The dinner menu featured a traditional Apache acorn soup and juice squeezed from skunkbush sumac berries -- both


Congress Approves Secret Giveaway Of Sacred Apache Land To Foreign Mining Company

Few dispute the potential economic impact of a proposed copper mining operation on sacred Arizona lands. At issue is whether, and how, economics trumps environmental and cultural concerns, and how democratic processes balance these issues.

Resolution Copper Mining

A copper mining head frame overlooking the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. (Photo Credit: Resolution Copper Mining) WASHINGTON --- The Senate on Friday approved a highly contentious, last-minute legislative provision that would force the federal government to allow for the creation of the continent’s largest copper mine in protected