Tariq Mehanna: Obama’s Latest Muslim Target

Tariq Mehanna: Obama's Latest Muslim Target - by Stephen LendmanPost-9/11, Muslims have been victimized, vilified, and persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, prominence, activism, and charity. They've been targeted, hunted down, rounded up, held in detention, kept in isolation, denied bail, restricted in their right to counsel, tried on secret evidence, convicted on bogus charges, given... Continue Reading →

AARP’s Tradition of Betrayal

AARP's Tradition of Betrayal - by Stephen LendmanFounded in 1958 for aged 50 and older Americans, AARP call itself "a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization (dedicated to) improv(ing) the quality of their lives," even though from inception it sold insurance to earn royalties - now to its 40 million members in all 50 states, the District... Continue Reading →

Obamacare Targets Entitlements

Obamacare Targets Entitlements - by Stephen LendmanMeeting with the Washington Post's editorial staff on January 16, President-elect Obama pledged to reform entitlements saying the process would begin straightaway by convening a "fiscal responsibility summit" before delivering his first budget to Congress."What we have done is kicked this can down the road. We are now at... Continue Reading →

IF Stone: An Iconic Radical Journalist

IF Stone: An Iconic Radical Journalist - by Stephen LendmanBorn Isador Feinstein in 1907, his brother Louis said he changed his name at age 30 because "he didn't want to turn a reader off who might be anti-Semetic, right away, to avoid anti-Semitism in his work." Most people called him Izzy, and when he died... Continue Reading →

Funding Sweatshops Globally

Funding Sweatshops Globally - by Stephen LendmanIn July 2008, SweatFree Communities (SFC) released a report titled, "Subsidizing Sweatshops: How Our Tax Dollars Fund the Race to the Bottom, and What Cities and States Can Do" in which it studied 12 factories in nine countries that produce employee uniforms for nine major companies.Widespread human and labor... Continue Reading →

October Surprise – Peace Prize to a War Criminal

October Surprise: Peace Prize to a War Criminal - by Stephen LendmanThe Nobel Committee's tradition is long and inglorious, but for the well-informed no surprise. Consider its past honorees:-- Henry Kissinger;-- Shimon Peres;-- Yitzhak Rabin;-- Menachem Begin;-- FW de Klerk;-- Al Gore;-- The Dalai Lama, a covert CIA asset;-- Kofi Annan, a reliable imperial war... Continue Reading →

Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities

Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities - by Stephen LendmanA new low-wage industry study by the Center for Urban Economic Development, the National Employment Law Project, and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment exposes the dark side of workforce exploitation in America's three largest cities - New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.From January... Continue Reading →

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