Heightening Anti-Iranian Tensions

Heightening Anti-Iranian Tensions by Stephen Lendman For months, Iran faced baseless accusations. They include: the spurious US Saudi ambassador assassination plot; charges about developing nuclear weapons; being the "world's leading state sponsor of terror," according to AIPAC; targeting Israeli officials in India, Georgia, and Thailand; and planning Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak's assassination, according to... Continue Reading →

Political Prisoners in America’s Gulag

Political Prisoners in America's Gulag by Stephen Lendman With around 2.4 million incarcerated, America has by far the world's largest prison system. Two-thirds in it are Black or Latino. Most held are non-violent. Over half are for drug related charges. Around 75% are Blacks or Latinos. On all charges, many are persecuted political prisoners. In... Continue Reading →

Escalating Syrian Tensions

Escalating Syrian Tensions by Stephen Lendman For nearly a year, externally generated violence wracked Syria. Dirty Western hands planned and implemented it. Rogue regional despots were enlisted for support. Replacing an independent regime with a pro-Western one and isolating Iran are planned. Russia and China thwarted two Security Council resolutions designed to facilitate intervention. On... Continue Reading →

Depleting the Seas of Fish

Depleting the Seas of Fish by Stephen Lendman In November 2006, Washington Post writer Juliet Eilperin headlined, " World's Fish Supply Running Out, Researchers Warn," saying: International ecologists and economists believe "the world will run out of seafood by 2048" if current fishing rates continue. A journal Science study "conclude(d) that overfishing, pollution and other... Continue Reading →

Israeli torture: Accountability Denied

Israeli Torture: Accountability Denied by Stephen Lendman The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PACTI) "believes that torture and ill-treatment of any kind and under all circumstances is incompatible with the moral values of democracy and the rule of law." Yet it's systematically practiced by Israel's Police, Israel Securities Authority (ISA), Israeli Prison Service (IPS),... Continue Reading →

Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria

Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria by Stephen Lendman On February 4, Russia and China vetoed the Arab League's one-sided Syria resolution (SC/10536). It illegitimately called for Assad to step down. Under international law, no nation or combination thereof, may interfere in the internal affairs of others, except in self-defense if attacked. SC/10536 also called for... Continue Reading →

Solidarity with Khader Adnan

Solidarity with Khader Adnan by Stephen Lendman Day 62 and counting. Adnan's hunger strike continues. On February 15, Israel let his wife Randa see him for the second time. She said "(h)is health has drastically deteriorated from the last time I saw him" a week ago. "I expect the worst. He insists on continuing with... Continue Reading →

Banker Occupied Europe and America

Banker Occupied Europe and America by Stephen Lendman Money power rules. Across Europe and America, governments follow banker diktats. They demand economies and people suffer to assure they're paid. Money power in private hands and democracy can't co-exist. It buys what it wants at the expense of government of, by and for the people. It... Continue Reading →

Out of Control Violence in Libya

Out of Control Violence in Libya by Stephen Lendman Wherever NATO intervenes, massacres, mass destruction, and unspeakable horrors and human misery follow. Once Africa's most developed country, Libya today's a ravaged, out-of-control charnel house. Tens of thousands died. Multiples more were injured, made homeless, and forcibly displaced. Terror now stalks Libyans living in fear. Protracted... Continue Reading →

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