Terrorism Defined

Terrorism Defined - by Stephen LendmanProbably no word better defines or underscores the Bush presidency than "terrorism" even though his administration wasn't the first to exploit this highly charged term. We use to explain what "they do to us" to justify what we "do to them," or plan to, always deceitfully couched in terms of... Continue Reading →

Venezuela’s RCTV: Sine Die and Good Riddance

Venezuela's RCTV: Sine Die and Good Riddance - by Stephen LendmanVenezuelan TV station Radio Caracas Television's (known as RCTV) VHF Channel 2's operating license expired May 27, and it went off the air because the Chavez government, with ample justification, chose not to renew it. RCTV was the nation's oldest private broadcaster, operating since 1953.... Continue Reading →

Forty Years of Occupation

Forty Years of Occupation - by Stephen LendmanThis June will mark an anniversary that will live in infamy for the people affected by the event it commemorates following a far greater one 19 years earlier on May 14, 1948. On June 5, 1967, Israel launched its so-called "Six-Day (preemptive) War" against three of its neighboring... Continue Reading →

Review of End Times

A Review of Alexander Cockburn's and Jeffrey St. Clair's End Times - by Stephen LendmanAlexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair are both veteran journalists and authors doing the kind of muckraking political and other investigative writing only found in the US online and in out-of-the-mainstream publications and political newsletters like the one they co-publish and... Continue Reading →

The War on Free Expression

The War on Free Expression - by Stephen LendmanIn a post-9/11 climate, the right of free expression is under attack and endangered in the age of George Bush when dissent may be called a threat to national security, terrorism, or treason. But losing that most precious of all rights means losing our freedom that 18th... Continue Reading →

“Worthy and Unworthy Victims

"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" - by Stephen LendmanEconomist and media critic Edward S. Herman and social and political critic Noam Chomsky note two kinds of victims in their classic 1988 book "Manufacturing Consent." So does journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger in his writings. "Unworthy" ones are the many unmentioned tens of thousands killed in... Continue Reading →

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