European Electoral Postmortems

European Electoral Postmortems by Stephen Lendman The morning after election Sunday, French and Greek voters have major issues unresolved. Austerity harmed people in both countries. Technocrats remain in charge. Odds remain long for change.  Europe's recession is deepening. Every stimulus attempt failed. Budget cutting during crisis conditions makes hard times worse. Throwing out bums for... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Prisoner Unity

Palestinian Prisoner Unity by Stephen Lendman Commentary is a neoconservative publication. Fronting for Israel is policy.  Senior editor Jonathan S. Tobin formerly served as executive editor for the Philadelphia-based Jewish Exponent. At the time, he was called its most right-wing voice. Things haven't changed. He writes often on Israeli/Palestinian issues. On May 4, his Commentary... Continue Reading →

Washington Targets OWS

Washington Targets OWS by Stephen Lendman Last October, Obama told ABC News: "The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility,... Continue Reading →

FBI Entrapment Snares More Victims

FBI Entrapment Snares More Victims by Stephen Lendman The latest plot involves five subjects allegedly planning to bomb a Cleveland area bridge. More on it below. Entrapment occurs when law enforcement officials or agents induce, influence, or provoke crimes that otherwise wouldn't be committed.  It doesn't apply if subjects willingly act lawlessly. Government aiding, abetting,... Continue Reading →

Occupy Wall Street’s Act II

Occupy Wall Street's Act II by Stephen Lendman Grassroots activism takes time to grow. Broad-based participation is vital. Issues must be clearly defined. Leadership is needed. Major obstacles must be overcome. Avoiding being co-opted, diverted, divided, and/or subverted are key. So is staying the course because major struggles aren't won short-term. Achieving social justice is... Continue Reading →

Solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers by Stephen Lendman Courage comes in many forms. Perhaps none stand out more than willingness to die for justice. An estimated 2,500 Palestinian detainees began open-ended hunger strikes on April 17 - Palestine Prisoners Day. Others haven't eaten much longer.  Some are perilously close to death. On May 5, Bilal... Continue Reading →

New York Times Publishes Hate Ad

New York Times Publishes Hate Ad by Stephen Lendman The Times notoriously provides one-sided Israel/Palestine coverage. Jewish rights and all things Israel matter. Palestinians don't count.  Times articles, commentaries, and editorials turn a blind eye to egregious violations of international laws, norms and standards. Endorsing wrong over right is policy.  On April 24, a glaring... Continue Reading →

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day by Stephen Lendman America's First Amendment affirms it. So does Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  It states "(e)veryone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any... Continue Reading →

Israel Toughens Prison Harshness

Israel Toughens Prison Harshness by Stephen Lendman Palestinians throughout the Territories face daily state terror. Prisoners in Israel's gulag are worst off. Prison harshness just increased. More on that below.  An estimated 2,500 Palestinian detainees are participating in open-ended hunger strikes for justice. More join them daily. Freed prisoners got involved. On May 4, Bilal... Continue Reading →

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