Reviewing Michael Parenti’s “Democracy For the Few”

Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy For the Few" - by Stephen LendmanMichael Parenti is an internationally known speaker and award winning author of 20 books and hundreds of articles. He's also a noted academic having taught at a number of colleges and universities in the US and abroad.Parenti is also one of the nation's leading progressive... Continue Reading →

Saving A President

Saving A President - by Stephen LendmanIn his first year in office, the widely-followed Cook Political Report had this assessment of George Bush's early months as president: "Looking back over his first five months in office, President George W. Bush and his administration started off to a strong, fast start but now, his future seems... Continue Reading →

The Militarization and Annexation of North America

The Militarization and Annexation of North America - by Stephen LendmanBesides the Bush administration's imperial aims and permanent war on the world, add the one at home below the radar. Its weapons include the WTO, NAFTA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI, CIA, NSA, NORTHCOM, militarized state and local police, National Guard forces, paramilitary mercenaries... Continue Reading →

Plan Iraq – Permanent Occupation

Plan Iraq - Permanent Occupation - by Stephen LendmanCongress is back from its July 4 break and with it more bluster and political posturing on changing course to keep things the same, including everything not working in place. It's the same old scheme, back again, to fool enough of the people all the time and... Continue Reading →

Making Gaza “Scream”

Making Gaza "Scream" - by Stephen LendmanMaking Gaza "scream" is same kind of scheme the Nixon administration planned for Chile after social democrat Salvador Allende won a plurality of the votes in September, 1970. Before the Chilean Congress confirmed him as president in October, an infamous Nixon CIA Director Richard Helms handwritten note read: "One... Continue Reading →

Lewis “Scooter” Libby Sentence Commuted

Lewis "Scooter" Libby Sentence Commuted - by Stephen LendmanOn July 2, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Washington) ruled on US v. Libby (07-3068) saying I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby must be imprisoned while appealing his conviction March 6 of lying to federal investigators and a grand jury and obstructing their probe... Continue Reading →

Reinventing A War Criminal

Reinventing A War Criminal - by Stephen LendmanBritain's most despised and discredited man ended his 10 year reign June 27 when he stepped down from office transferring his ruling Labor Party's leadership to successor Gordon Brown. He had no choice because of seething public displeasure over his allying with George Bush's illegal wars on Iraq... Continue Reading →

Independence Day Hypocrisy

Independence Day Hypocrisy - by Stephen LendmanAlong with Christmas, no federal holiday is more celebrated than the day a new nation declared its independence from the British Crown on July 4, 1776. Coming in the summer with good weather across the country, it's a day or long weekend of parades, outings, various other celebratory events,... Continue Reading →

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