Waging Total War on Islam

Waging Total War on Islam by Stephen Lendman When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton said that's where the money is. Washington targets the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia because it's where most proved oil and gas reserves are. Waging war require enemies. Pretexts create them. Muslims are demonized as threats. They're... Continue Reading →

Brookings: A Reliable Imperial Tool

Brookings: A Reliable Imperial Tool by Stephen Lendman Brookings calls itself a Washington-based NGO "conducting high-quality, independent research" to advance three goals: democracy, economic and social welfare for all, and a "more safe, prosperous and cooperative international system." In fact, it's a corporate financed imperial tool. It serves wealth and power. It deplores democracy, social... Continue Reading →

Hunger Strikes Highlight Israeli Injustice

Hunger Strikes Highlight Israeli Injustice by Stephen Lendman Israel treats Palestinian prisoners horrifically. Cruel and unusual punishment is policy. Detention conditions include torture, intimidation, and other abusive practices.  Hunger strikes first began in 1968. Nablus Prison detainees initiated them. Numerous others followed. At issue is abusive treatment and appalling prison conditions. Medical neglect causes sickness,... Continue Reading →

NATO Heads for Chicago

NATO Heads for Chicago by Stephen Lendman A $100 million NATO invasion is coming. Low intensity conflict may follow. The "City of Broad Shoulders" may get more than it bargained for.  Nelson Algren once called Chicago the "City on the Make." NATO's May 20/21 "on the make" invasion isn't welcome. Chicago NATO.org announced an Obama-hosted... Continue Reading →

Activism for Justice

Activism for Justice by Stephen Lendman Activism has many forms. OWS protesters want long denied social change. Palestinians want to live free. So do Bahrainis. Imprisoned former Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) president Abdulhadi Alkhawaja risks death for freedom. Current president Nabeel Rajab matches his commitment. As a result, he's been repressively targeted. Several... Continue Reading →

Guantanamo Show Trial Begins

Guantanamo Show Trial Begins by Stephen Lendman At issue is prosecuting five 9/11 suspects: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM: the alleged mastermind), Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Walid bin Attash, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa al Hawsawi.  Defense lawyer James Connell announced a tentative May 2013 trial date. A scheduled one hasn't been named. Army Brig. General... Continue Reading →

Israel: Profile of a Police State

Israel: Profile of a Police State by Stephen Lendman Police states are defined by lawlessness, injustice, and contempt for democratic values. Merriam Webster calls them "political unit(s) characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular... Continue Reading →

Another Foiled False Flag

Another Foiled False Flag by Stephen Lendman Wikipedia 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."  "The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is: flying the... Continue Reading →

Predatory Capitalism Failed

Predatory Capitalism Failed by Stephen Lendman Independent observers knew it long ago. Today's global economic crisis provides added confirmation. In 2008, a staunch champion of the system expressed second thoughts. More on him below. An ideology based on inequality, injustice, exploitation, militarism, and imperial wars eventually self-destructs or gets pushed.  Growing evidence in America and... Continue Reading →

Israel’s High Court Spurns Justice

Israel's High Court Rejects Justice by Stephen Lendman On May 8, hunger strikers Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh reached day 71.  On May 7, Israel's High Court ruled let 'em die. It rejected an urgent appeal to save them. They're uncharged political prisoners, not criminals.  Virtually all Palestinian prisoners are behind bars for political reasons.... Continue Reading →

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