Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh Jarrah - by Stephen LendmanIsraeli settlements are illegal under international law, including Fourth Geneva's Article 49 stating:"Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless... Continue Reading →

Eroding Conditions for Israeli Arabs: Part II

Eroding Conditions for Israeli Arabs: Part II - by Stephen LendmanAn earlier article reviewed the April Mossawa Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel report titled, "One Year for Israel's New Government and the Arab Minority in Israel," accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/07/deteriorating-conditions-for-israeli.htmlThis article discusses a new Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) report... Continue Reading →

US Elections: America’s Right Turn

US Elections: America's Right Turn - by Stephen LendmanSince the 1980s, neoliberalism dominated US politics under Democrats and Republicans. Bush I continued Reagan policies. Clinton hardened them. Bush II much more, and Obama so far matched Star Trek, going where no administration went before. Count the ways. They're manyfold, favoring business over popular interests, yet... Continue Reading →

Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak: A Disease of Poverty

Haiti's Cholera Outbreak: A Disease of Poverty - by Stephen LendmanOn October 22, Reuters confirmed Haiti's cholera outbreak, saying efforts were being made to prevent an epidemic that so far "killed nearly 200 people and sickened more than 2,000," official reports understating the threat.On the same day, New York Times writer Donald McNeil, Jr. headlined,... Continue Reading →

French Worker Struggles for Justice

French Worker Struggles for Justice - by Stephen LendmanSince early October, France resembles May 1968, at least in part, predatory capitalism again on trial. More on that below. Today it's over austerity moves, not for raising the retirement age to 62 as misreported. It's much more, as Diana Johnstone explained in her article titled, "Collapse... Continue Reading →

David Broder: Symbol of Major Media Depravity

David Broder: Symbol of Major Media Depravity - by Stephen LendmanCurrently writing a twice-weekly Washington Post column, Broder is called America's "dean" of political journalists, having covered every presidential campaign since Kennedy-Nixon. At age 81 (ironically born September 11, 1929), his bio lists an array of awards as well as accolades like:-- "Washington's most highly... Continue Reading →

Wall Street Philosopher King Bashes Fed Policy

Wall Street Philosopher King Bashes Fed Policy - Stephen LendmanBesides less prominent investment/economic advisors, no one does it better than Jeremy Grantham, based in Boston, not Wall Street. In 1977, he co-founded Grantham, Mayo and Van Otterloo, now known as GMO. Quarterly in letters to clients, he assesses current economic and market conditions, taking a... Continue Reading →

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