Stand Your Ground Laws Legalize Murder

Stand Your Ground Laws Legalize Murder by Stephen Lendman Across America, institutionalized incidents replicate 17-year old Trayvon Martin's February 26 cold-blooded murder. A Black high-school student, he was shot and killed in predominantly white Sanford, FL. He was unarmed, carried candy, a can of iced tea, and some cash. He threatened no one. Neighborhood watch... Continue Reading →

Israeli Court Enforces Hana Shalabi Injustice

Israeli Court Enforces Hana Shalabi Injustice by Stephen Lendman Lawlessly detained without charge, Hana's 40th hunger strike day began. She wants freedom or death, and not just for herself. It's for thousands of wrongfully imprisoned Palestinians. On Sunday, an Israeli military court rejected her appeal. The judge spuriously claimed grounds to continue holding her. Turning... Continue Reading →

Challenging Obamacare

Challenging Obamacare by Stephen Lendman Last November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear challenge arguments against Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) - aka Obamacare. From March 26 - 28, oral arguments on PPACA’s constitutionality will be heard, especially certain provisions. A decision is expected by June. Contentious issues include: mandating all adults... Continue Reading →

Israelis and Iranians Against War

Israelis and Iranians Against War by Stephen Lendman Israelis aren't all like Netanyahu and Knesset extremists like him. Most want peace, not war. On March 24, Haaretz headlined, "Hundreds of Israelis march in Tel Aviv to protest war with Iran," saying: A Ronny Edry/Michal Tamir "Israelis against a war with Iran" Facebook campaign linked anti-war... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan Crimes: Absolving Higher-Ups

Afghanistan Crimes: Absolving Higher-Ups by Stephen Lendman Murder anywhere is bad enough. Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert Jackson called preemptive aggressive war killing "the supreme international crime against peace." Convicted Nazi war criminals were hanged. American ones keep killing with impunity. On March 11, up to 20 US Special Forces (trained killers) murdered 16 Afghan civilians,... Continue Reading →

No Letup in Western-Backed Syrian Violence

No Letup in Western-Backed Syrian Violence by Stephen Lendman Washington's dirty hands control anti-Assad violence. At issue is longstanding policy to install a pro-Western regime. All means are used to do it, including war if others fail. As a result, the Syrian pot keeps boiling. Assad's obligated to confront it. Syrians rely on him, yet... Continue Reading →

Heading for Inevitable Disaster

Heading for Inevitable Disaster by Stephen Lendman In 1959, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz liberated Cuba from imperial America, police state rule, and mafia bosses who turned the nation into a casino and brothel. Cubans may want change, but won't tolerate recolonization under puppets serving Washington's interests. On August 13, Fidel turns 86. After leading Cuba... Continue Reading →

Keeping the Syrian Pot Boiling

Keeping the Syrian Pot Boiling by Stephen Lendman The ink's barely dry on the March 21 Security Council Presidential Statement. It called on both sides "to bring an immediate end to all violence" and engage in conflict resolution diplomacy. Nonetheless, Western-backed killer gangs keep attacking civilians and Syrian forces. According to Reuters: Clashes continue. At... Continue Reading →

Worrisome Security Council Presidential Statement on Syria

Worrisome Security Council Presidential Statement on Syria by Stephen Lendman After months of internal wrangling, Security Council members unanimously endorsed efforts to end Syrian violence. Or did they? More on that below. Presidential statements are non-binding. However, with vague language, they risk potential slippery slope trouble. More on that below as well. Media reports called... Continue Reading →

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