Obama Team’s Deficit Cutting Proposal: Benefit the Few, Harm the Many

Obama Team's Deficit Cutting Proposal: Benefit the Few, Harm the Many - by Stephen LendmanSome background. In his January 27 State of the Union address, Obama announced plans to "freeze government spending for three years," starting in 2011, saying he'd establish a bipartisan fiscal commission by executive order to cut the deficit by imposed austerity.... Continue Reading →

Lurching Toward Gomorrah: Growing Israeli Fascism

Lurching Toward Gomorrah: Growing Israeli Fascism - by Stephen LendmanDisturbing signs are ominous. On November 8, Israel demolished and ransacked a Negev Bedouin Arab mosque in Rahat, removing it for Jewish development. Professor Yousef Salamah called it "a criminal act," done on the pretext that it was unlicensed. "These are not new acts but were... Continue Reading →

Cholera Outbreak Hits Port-au-Prince

Cholera Outbreak Hits Port-au-Prince - by Stephen LendmanOn November 9, Haiti Libre said city authorities examined at least 120 suspected cases, mostly in Cite Soleil, the extremely impoverished, densely populated community home to around 400,000. More vulnerable from Hurricane Tomas flooding, Partners in Health (PIH) called crowded camps "a potential flashpoint for a cholera outbreak.... Continue Reading →

Shin Bet Mistreatment of Palestinian Detainees

Shin Bet Mistreatment of Palestinian Detainees - by Stephen LendmanAn October B'Tselem/HaMoked, Center of the Defence of the Individual report, titled "Kept in the Dark: Treatment of Palestinian Detainees in the Petach-Tikva Interrogation Facility of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet)" is discussed below. Though, in some respects, treatment over the years has changed, it... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Fake Muslim Outreach

Obama's Fake Muslim Outreach - by Stephen LendmanWhile slaughtering Muslims abroad, supporting Israeli's illegal occupation and genocidal Gaza siege, as well as waging domestic war on Islam, Reuters, on November 9, headlined, "Obama says US earnest, reaching out to Muslim world," saying:From Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, "President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Washington's... Continue Reading →

Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption

Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption - by Stephen LendmanLaunched in May 2007, the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks nations according to peacefulness. Its 2010 report includes 149 countries, graded on the basis of "ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society and militarisation...."An earlier article discussed GPI's 2008 survey, accessed... Continue Reading →

Israeli Banks Profiteering from Occupation

Israeli Banks Profiteering from Occupation - by Stephen LendmanWall Street does it. Other Western banks do it. They all exploit markets, often ripping off customers illegally. Why not Israeli banks also in their own back yard, easily in expanding settlements.The Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) includes 10 feminist organizations and non-affiliated activist women in... Continue Reading →

Open Season on Muslims in America

Open Season on Muslims in America - by Stephen LendmanMore than ever today, Muslims are public enemy number one. Post-9/11, they've been ruthlessly vilified and persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, prominence and activism. As a result, innocent men and women have been spuriously called terrorists, or charged with conspiracy to provide them material support.No wonder... Continue Reading →

Quantitative Easing: Elixir or Poison?

QuantItative Easing: Elixir or Poison? - by Stephen LendmanAhead of the November 11 - 12 G-20 meeting in Seoul, South Korea, the Fed announced QE II, another $600 billion between now and end of June 2011, a flexible figure to be raised or lowered freely, the Fed saying it will:"....regularly review the pace of its... Continue Reading →

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