Stonewalling Goldstone

Stonewalling Goldstone - by Stephen LendmanOn September 15, 2009, the UN Human Rights Council's (HRC) Goldstone Commission issued its findings on Cast Lead, Israel's war of aggression against Gaza, inflicting enormous loss of life, thousands of injuries, massive human suffering, and vast destruction, despite no provocation or threat to Israeli security.The Commission concluded that "there... Continue Reading →

A Bribe too Good to Refuse

A Bribe Too Good to Refuse - by Stephen LendmanWhen all else fails, offer money, or in this case weapons for peace (a clear oxymoron) via for a three month settlement construction moratorium in name only. In fact, new building is unimpeded, Obama's offer a facade to hide reality on the ground. More on the... Continue Reading →

Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Sparks Outrage

Haiti's Cholera Epidemic Sparks Outrage - by Stephen LendmanIn early November, thousands of Haitians rallied for President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's return and presidential hopeful Jean-Henry Ceant in the November 28 elections, one rigged by banning 14 political parties, including Fanmi Lavalas, by far the most popular.Ceant founded Aimer Haiti (Love Haiti), "a movement uniting and integrating... Continue Reading →

Class Warfare Jeopardizing American Workers’ Security

Class Warfare Jeopardizing American Workers' Security - by Stephen LendmanWarren Buffett once said:"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning," Obama's deficit-cutting agenda the latest battle.On May 4, Hugo Radice, Life Fellow of the University of Leeds School of Politics and International Studies, headlined an... Continue Reading →

Washington Backing Indonesian State Terror

Washington Backing Indonesian State Terror - by Stephen LendmanAn earlier article said it was expected, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/03/expected-obama-administration-backing.htmlIt discussed Indonesia's National Armed Forces (TNI), especially its thuggish Kopassus Special Forces Command, its red beret unit responsible for political killings, torture, rape, and massacres of hundreds of thousands of civilians in East Timor, Aceh,... Continue Reading →

American Style Free Trade

American Style Free Trade - by Stephen LendmanAgreements like NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, and various bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) have proved hugely destructive, superseding national laws, sovereignty, labor rights, environmental concerns, and more. "There's no free collective bargaining for workers," says Ralph Nader. "There's no rule of law (either, just) bribery, (worker exploitation and plunder). These... Continue Reading →

Torture in US Prisons

Torture in US Prisons - by Stephen LendmanIn March 2005, a UK Deborah Davis Channel 4 report titled, "Torture, Inc., America's Brutal Prisons" highlighted the horrors, including prisoners savaged by dogs, brutally shocked with cattle prods, burned by toxic chemicals, harmed by stun guns, beaten, stripped naked and abused in various other ways. Sound familiar?... Continue Reading →

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