Choice Not on Ballot in French Election

Choice Not on Ballot in French Election by Stephen Lendman France replicates most Western societies. Elections give voters little choice at best. Most often there's none. Two dominant parties usually compete. In France, there's three. On April 22, first round presidential election voting took place. Three main parties competed. Former Union for a Popular Movement... Continue Reading →

United Methodist Church Rejects Divestment

United Methodist Church Rejects Divestment by Stephen Lendman Doing the right thing is easy. Doing it wrong takes effort. It also belies some groups' moral values. UMC "emphasi(zes) Christian living (by) putting faith and love into action." On May 2, they were noticeably absent. From April 24 - May 4, UMC held its General Conference... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: Permanent Occupation Planned

Afghanistan: Permanent Occupation Planned by Stephen Lendman Replicating post-WW II occupations is planned. Sixty-seven years after war's end, US troops still occupy Germany, Japan and Korea. They're part of America's growing empire of bases.  Status of forces (SOFA) agreements establish the framework under which US forces operate abroad. The Department of Defense Technical Information Center... Continue Reading →

Targeting Murdoch

Targeting Murdoch by Stephen Lendman Quelle surprise! Britain's parliament discovered what media critics and people wanting real news and information knew decades ago. Murdoch's world features demagoguery, managed news, scandal, sleaze, and warmongering. He's the prototypical presstitute famed journalist George Seldes (1890 - 1995) denounced in books like "Lords of the Press." He called them... Continue Reading →

Whitewashing Mass Murder

Whitewashing Mass Murder by Stephen Lendman Israel's 2008-09 Gaza war was one of history's great crimes. Missiles, bombs, shells, and illegal weapons were used against defenseless people. Mass slaughter and destruction followed. Brazen crimes of war and against humanity were committed. International protection wasn't afforded. Responsible officials remain unaccountable. Before his fall from grace, Richard... Continue Reading →

May Day Protests for Justice

May Day Protests for Justice by Stephen Lendman Annually on May 1 in dozens of countries worldwide, labor commemorates International Workers Day. It's now called May Day. Since the 1880s in America and Canada, Labor Day is a national holiday on the first Monday in September. It once had meaning. It no longer does. Years... Continue Reading →

Chavez in 2012

Chavez in 2012 by Stephen Lendman After 12 years in office, Chavez remains overwhelmingly favored for reelection in October. Given the alternative, most Venezuelans have a clear choice. Poll numbers predict a sweep. IVAD has United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) Chavez leading the opposition umbrella group Democratic Unity Table's (MUD) Henrique Capriles Radonski by... Continue Reading →

Police State Harshness

Police State Harshness by Stephen Lendman On April 26, the House passed HR 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) of 2011 248 - 168. A companion S. 2105: Cybersecurity Act of 2012 awaits Senate consideration. Obama promised a veto if passes. He lied. He does it repeatedly. The Senate will pass or defeat... Continue Reading →

Abdulhadi Alkhawaja Painfully Force-Fed

Abdulhadi Alkhawaja Painfully Force-Fed by Stephen Lendman May 1 marks his 83rd hunger striking day. At issue is justice denied him and all Bahrainis. One of the world's most ruthless dictatorships terrorizes them. They resist courageously. Abdulhadi inspires them. He's now painfully force-fed against his will. After being denied visitations for days, family members finally... Continue Reading →

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