Latest North/South Korean Exchange

Latest North/South Korean Exchange - by Stephen LendmanLast March, North Korea was falsely blamed for sinking a South Korean ship, a topic an earlier article addressed, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/06/south-korean-ship-sinking-another-false.htmlSeoul said there's "no other plausible explanation....The evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that (a) torpedo was fired by a North Korean submarine," even though... Continue Reading →

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine: London Session

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine: London Session - by Stephen LendmanLaunched in March 2009, "The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RTP) seeks to reaffirm the primacy of international law as the (way to settle) the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." Its mandate focuses on "the enunciation of law by authoritative bodies," including International Court of Justice (ICJ) rulings and... Continue Reading →

Haiti’s Sham Elections: Solidifying Imperial Control

Haiti's Sham Elections: Solidifying Imperial Control - by Stephen LendmanOn November 28, first round legislative and presidential elections will be held. As a previous article explained, democracy will be absent because the nation's most popular party, Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas, and 14 others are excluded, the system rigged to install Washington's favorites.In a September 8, Miami... Continue Reading →

Destructive Neoliberal Austerity

Destructive Neoliberal Austerity - by Stephen LendmanInstead of vitally needed stimulus, Washington and European governments dictate austerity. The pretext of deficit reduction is being used to transfer more wealth to those already with too much, plus the usual canard over the urgency to save national banking systems. In other words, make ordinary people bear the... Continue Reading →

Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic: Mounting Illnesses and Deaths, Inadequate Aid

Haiti's Cholera Epidemic: Mounting Illnesses and Deaths, Inadequate Aid - by Stephen LendmanThree previous articles on the crisis can be accessed through the following links:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/11/haitis-cholera-outbreak-disease-of.htmlhttp://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/11/cholera-outbreak-hits-por-au-prince.htmlhttp://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/11/haitis-cholera-epidemic-sparks-outrage.htmlMore will follow as events dictate.In America, especially on TV, Haiti's epidemic gets scant, if any, coverage. In contrast, daily independent news reports are alarming. Yet, despite raging cholera across Haiti,... Continue Reading →

Unrecognized Palestinians: Illegally Destroying Their Homes and Villages

Unrecognized Palestinians: Illegally Demolishing Their Homes and Villages - by Stephen LendmanIn October, the Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, together with nine other human rights organizations, addressed a position paper on "The unconstitutionality of the state's policy of demolishing Arab Bedouin unrecognized villages in the Negev" to three Israeli officials:-- Prime... Continue Reading →

Ethnically Cleansing East Jerusalem

Ethnically Cleansing East Jerusalem - by Stephen LendmanJerusalem is the epicenter of a decades long struggle. For Jews, it's politically important as their capital, a national and religious center, as well as symbolic of Judaism's revival and prominence. For Christians, it's where Jesus lived and died, and for Muslims, it's their third holiest site (the... Continue Reading →

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