A Look Back and Ahead In An Age of Neocon Rule

A Look Back and Ahead In An Age of Neocon Rule - by Stephen LendmanBorrowing the opening line from Dickens' Tale of Two Cities - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." He referred to the French Revolution promising "Liberte, egalite and fraternite" that began in 1789, inspired by ours... Continue Reading →

Reports of Fidel Castro’s Impending Death Have Been greatly Exaggerated

Reports of Fidel Castro's Impending Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated - by Stephen LendmanReports of the Cuban President's impending demise come from such impeccable sources as US Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte who told the Washington Post earlier this month US intelligence agencies believe Fidel Castro is "terminally ill" and would be dead in... Continue Reading →

Chavez Landslide Tops All In US History

Chavez Landslide Tops All In US History - by Stephen LendmanWell almost, as explained below. Hugo Chavez Frias' reelection on December 3 stands out when compared to the greatest landslide presidential victories in US history. Except for the close race in 1812 and the electoral deadlock in 1800 decided by the House of Representatives choosing... Continue Reading →

Criminalizing Compassion in the War on Terror – by Katherine Hughes

November/December 2006Featured StoryCriminalizing Compassion in the War on Terror:Muslim Charities and the Case of Dr. Rafil A. Dhafirby Katherine HughesIn May 2005, David Cole, professor of law at Georgetown University, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary about the constitutional implications of a series of “anti-terrorism” laws rushed through Congress after 9/11. Cole... Continue Reading →

Omissions In the Iraq Study Group Report

Omissions In the Iraq Study Group Report - by Stephen LendmanNoted historian Eric Foner in a December 7 article on OpEd News.com calls George Bush "the worst president in US history....(who) in his first six years in office....managed to combine the lapses of leadership, misguided policies and abuse of power of his failed predecessors." Equally... Continue Reading →

The Spirit of Democracy in Venezuela

The Spirit of Democracy in Venezuela - by Stephen Lendman"Today we gave another lesson in dignity to the imperialists, it is another defeat for the empire of Mr. Danger....another defeat for the devil. We will never be a colony of the US again....Long live the socialist revolution....Destiny has been written....Socialism is human. Socialism is love."... Continue Reading →

The End of the Bush Dynasty

The End of the Bush Dynasty - by Stephen LendmanThe Bush family has been characterized in various ways including the Bush dynasty, crime family or syndicate. George Bush is just the latest in a line of unsavory characters but clearly the bad or worst seed and, in the eyes of most honest observers, the least... Continue Reading →

The Spirit of Resistance in Mexico City

The Spirit of Resistance in Mexico City - by Stephen Lendman National Action Party (PAN) candidate Felipe Calderon had center stage at 12:01 AM, December 1 at the presidential residence of Los Pinos as Mexico's new president addressed the country on national television after a brief stealth swearing-in ceremony for him to the office he... Continue Reading →

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