Dueling UN Flotilla I Commissions

Dueling UN Flotilla I Commissions - by Stephen LendmanTwo earlier articles discussed them in detail, accessed through the following links:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/08/from-goldstone-to-uribe.htmlhttp://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/08/from-goldstone-to-uribe.htmlLast September, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), issued its damning findings on Israel's Flotilla I massacre, killing nine and wounding dozens of peaceful humanitarian activists heading for Gaza with aid.As a result, HRC:"concluded that a... Continue Reading →

Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation

Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation - Stephen LendmanIn six editions of "The Media Monopoly" and subsequent update titled, "The New Media Monopoly," Ben Bagdikian explained how deregulation let major media corporations consolidate to oligopoly size.Since 1983, the number of corporations owning most newspapers, magazines, book publishers, recorded music, movie studios, television and radio stations... Continue Reading →

Egyptians Again Rally for Change

Egyptians Again Rally for Change - by Stephen LendmanBefore and after Mubarak was ousted, Egypt's military arrested, imprisoned, tortured, and disappeared thousands, a practice continuing to ruthlessly stay in power and prevent change.Moreover, thousands arrested are being tried in military courts, denying them due process or judicial fairness. Allowed only court-appointed counsel, attorneys get minutes... Continue Reading →

Freedom Flotilla II: Blocked but not Defeated

Freedom Flotilla II: Blocked but not Defeated - by Stephen LendmanOn July 7, Israel National News writer Elad Benari headlined, "Failed Flotilla: Only 2 Ships Leave for Gaza," saying:Only "two ships have so far been able to leave (Greece) on their way to Gaza." On July 5, the French boat MVDignite/Al Karma broke out and... Continue Reading →

Greek Tragedy Goes Global

Greek Tragedy Goes Global - by Stephen LendmanAfter Greece's government surrendered to banker occupation, trends analyst Gerald Celente told Russia Today that:America's "economy continues to decline. There's no recovery in sight." Across Europe in Greece, Britain and elsewhere, people are reacting against forced austerity to assure bankers get paid. In fact, Trends Journal months ago... Continue Reading →

NATO Using Nuclear Weapons in Libya

NATO Using Nuclear Weapons in Libya - by Stephen LendmanAs part of a Libya international observer team, Middle East analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya headlined his July 5 Global Research.ca article, "NATO War Crimes: Depleted Uranium Found in Libya by Scientists," saying:Sites targeted include "civilians and civilian infrastructure." Scientists from the Surveying and Collecting Specimens and... Continue Reading →

Libya: Flashpoint for Global Conflict

Libya: Flashpoint for Global Conflict - by Stephen LendmanOn July 3, Peter Dale Scott told Progressive Radio News Hour listeners what he fears most. He repeated it in a July 4 email, citing a Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com article, accessed through the following link:http://www.infowars.com/report-ground-invasion-of-libya-within-two-weeksUsing information from DEBKAfile, a Jerusalem-based intelligence site with close Mossad ties... Continue Reading →

Let Us Sail to Gaza

Let Us Sail to Gaza - by Stephen LendmanFreedom Flotilla II participants demand their lawful right to deliver vital humanitarian aid to Gaza. However, an Israeli/Washington/Greek conspiracy block them. Nonetheless, they persist, trying to overcome imperial ruthlessness and succeed.A June 27 Jerusalem Post (JP) editorial called their mission "Ships of fools," saying:Organizers "seem to be... Continue Reading →

Chavez: Alive, Well and Recuperating in Caracas

Chavez: Alive, Well, and Recuperating in Caracas - by Stephen LendmanResponding in longer form to erroneous reports of his death, Mark Twain now is quoted saying, "Reports of my death death were greatly exaggerated."Recently, major media managed (made up) news suggested that Hugo Chavez is seriously ill and close to death. Recuperating from illness, yes.... Continue Reading →

Health Care in Cuba and America

Health Care in Cuba and America - by Stephen LendmanUnder Article 50 of Cuba's Constitution:"Everyone has the right to health protection and care. The state guarantees this right:-- by providing free medical and hospital care by means of the installations of the rural medical service network, polyclinics, hospitals, preventative and specialized treatment centers;-- by providing... Continue Reading →

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