Troy Anthony Davis: Unjustly Sentenced to Death

Troy Anthony Davis: Unjustly Sentenced to Death - by Stephen LendmanCapital punishment is barbaric, unjust, and unacceptable for any reason in modern societies. No wonder Amnesty International (AI) calls it "the ultimate denial of human rights. It is premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. This cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment... Continue Reading →

Phantom Jobs and Economic Recovery in America

Phantom Jobs and Economic Recovery in America - by Stephen LendmanOn May 6, headlines cheered the new jobs report, New York Times writer Motoko Rich headlining, "Payrolls Show Strong Growth but Jobless Rate Rises," saying:"For three straight months, the nation's employers have delivered solid job growth, easing some concerns that the economy could be slowing."Bloomberg.com's... Continue Reading →

False Flags: An American Tradition

False Flags: An American Tradition - by Stephen LendmanWikipedia defines false or black flags as "covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities."They're "big lies," defined by Merriam-Webster as "deliberate gross distortion(s) of the truth used especially as... Continue Reading →

Staged Bin Laden Killing Hokum

Staged Bin Laden Killing Hokum - by Stephen LendmanAs reported, it sounded more like bad fiction than eliminating "Enemy Number One," especially with no visuals, corpse, independent proof, and shifting official accounts. In Hollywood, it's called rewrite. In politics, it's lying, a Washington bipartisan specialty, notably on issues mattering most.Also at issue is conducting lawless... Continue Reading →

“1st Great War of the 21st Century”

"1st Great War of the 21st Century" - by Stephen LendmanIn 1980, pioneer trends strategist Gerald Celente founded The Trends Research Institute. He also authored Trends 2000 and publishes quarterly Trends Journal updates, providing timely, comprehensive, accurate business, economic, political, social, technology, and other forecasts on "over 300 different trend categories."His "1st Great War of... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Unity: Done Deal or Wobbly?

Palestinian Unity: Done Deal or Wobbly? - by Stephen LendmanA previous article explained the announced deal, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/04/palestinian-unity-deal-announced.htmlIn late April, Fatah and Hamas announced a reconciliation draft agreement, including a transitional government and planned presidential and legislative elections within a year. It signaled hope for rapprochement between the two sides, as well... Continue Reading →

Media Lies and Misinformation on Bin Laden

Media Lies and Misinformation on Bin Laden - by Stephen LendmanCorporate media manipulators love a big story they can hype, distort and falsify to attract large audiences, unaware they're getting managed news, not truth. Moreover, the bigger the event, the worse the reporting, and no matter how often they're fooled, madding crowds rely on proved... Continue Reading →

New Israeli Discriminatory Laws

New Israeli Discriminatory Laws - by Stephen LendmanIn April, the Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel discussed six new laws passed during the Knesset's 2011 winter term "that directly or indirectly target the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel." Overall, they're treated like a fifth column, denied equal rights as Jews... Continue Reading →

Lies, Damn Lies, and Bin Laden’s Death

Lies, Damn Lies, and Bin Laden's Death - by Stephen LendmanWinston Churchill rightly explained that "(a) lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." He said it perhaps before television. For sure before 24-hour cable TV and modern technology instantly communicating globally.It applies to Obama's latest... Continue Reading →

Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for May 5, 7 and 8, 2011

The Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for May 5, 7 and 8, 2011Thursday, May 5 at 10AM US Central time: Rachael RudolphRudolph is a distinguished scholar on resistance strategies, especially Islamic movements in Algeria, Palestine, and the Philippines. Her books include "Terrorism and Politics;" "Mobilizing Movements, Mobilizing Contemporary Islamic Resistance;" and "Saudi Arabia's War on... Continue Reading →

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