Growing Israeli Tyranny

Growing Israeli Tyranny - by Stephen Lendman For years, America and Israel followed similar paths toward full-blown tyranny, threatening all their citizens. Believing either is democratic and egalitarian is ludicrous and nonsensical, especially now under right-wing neoliberal governments, cracking down hard against challenges to their authority. In Israel, moreover, Arabs have no rights. In fact,... Continue Reading →

No Joy in Mudville

No Joy in Mudville - by Stephen Lendman Indeed not. The equity markets struck out, or as highly respected analyst Louise Yamada believes: "Clearly, this cyclical bull is over," but it's worse than that with Western and other economies cratering. Some hover close to collapse or may head there. The operative word is hard times,... Continue Reading →

Destabilizing Syria

Destabilizing Syria - by Stephen Lendman What began in January escalated to an uprising in March. Ever since, it's been violent, disruptive and widespread, killing hundreds, and injuring many more. The stakes are high. The entire region is affected. It's very similar to what began in Libya, pitting imperial powers against ruling governments for destabilization... Continue Reading →

Escalating Israeli Street Protests

Escalating Israeli Street Protest - by Stephen Lendman Ongoing since mid-July, Israeli street protests are unprecedented in size, scope, and (so far) determination to stay the course for social justice. Two previous articles discussed them, accessed through the following links: http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/08/israel-rogue-state-land-of-inequality.html http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/08/israeli-street-protests-suppressed-by.html What began as a Tel Aviv middle class protest for affordable housing, mushroomed... Continue Reading →

Filling Prison Beds for Profit

Filling Prison Beds for Profit - by Stephen LendmanAt yearend 2010, America's prison population topped 2.4 million, including federal and state facilities, local jails, Indian, juvenile, and military ones, US territories, and numbers held by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In addition, over seven million more are under correctional supervision, and over 13 million... Continue Reading →

America’s Cratering Economy

Filling Prison Beds for Profit - by Stephen LendmanAt yearend 2010, America's prison population topped 2.4 million, including federal and state facilities, local jails, Indian, juvenile, and military ones, US territories, and numbers held by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In addition, over seven million more are under correctional supervision, and over 13 million... Continue Reading →

Vilifying Muslims in America

Vilifying Muslims in America - by Stephen LendmanJudge nations by how they treat all people, whether equally, or advantaging some over others. Judge them harshly if they persecute some for political advantage. In America, people of color and Muslims are fair game. It's longstanding policy based on prejudicial attitudes, stereotypes, deep-seated racism, and notions of... Continue Reading →

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening - by Stephen LendmanIn 2008, a protracted global depression began, criminally manufactured by Wall Street and Washington scoundrels, complicit with major European partners. Why? To permit greater financial and other corporate consolidation, more power, and ability to buy favored assets cheap, profiting hugely at the expense of millions of working households.At the same... Continue Reading →

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