Fiscal Cliff Doublespeak Duplicity

Fiscal Cliff Doublespeak Duplicity by Stephen Lendman As issue is destroying social America, increasing the unprecedented wealth disparity, punishing ordinary households, impoverishing growing millions, and providing limitless funding for militarism, imperial wars, and corporate favorites. Also ahead is toughening police state harshness against non-believers. America's at the precipice of full-blown tyranny. Washington's fiscal cliff debate... Continue Reading →

Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement

Berkeley's Free Speech Movement by Stephen Lendman Free expression in all forms are fundamental in democratic societies. All other freedoms are risked without free speech, a free press, freedom of thought, culture, intellectual inquiry, and right to challenge government authority peacefully. In the 1960s, anti-war and civil rights activism inspired Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (FSM).... Continue Reading →

Washington Targets Syria and Iran

Washington Targets Syria and Iran by Stephen Lendman US policies threaten both nations. Doing so imperils the region and beyond. Syria's now in focus. Iran's turn awaits.  What's likely should terrify everyone wanting America's imperium defeated and peace restored. Doing so remains a distant dream. Potential worst of times loom. On December 17, the Syrian... Continue Reading →

Tortured in Sinai, Imprisoned in Israel

Tortured in Sinai, Imprisoned in Israel by Stephen Lendman A new Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) report is titled "Tortured in Sinai, Jailed in Israel." More on it below. Separate and unequal defines longstanding Israeli policy. Arabs aren't wanted. Neither are non-Jewish immigrants or asylum seeker. Discriminatory laws target them. Fundamental rights are denied. Redress... Continue Reading →

Bolivarianism Wins Big

Bolivarianism Wins Big by Stephen Lendman For millions in Venezuela, the region and beyond, Chavez is bigger than life. He's heroic.  He's important to sustain Bolivarian values. He's a legend in his own time. He's a role model for other leaders.  He's also struggling to recover from complex cancer surgery. It's his fourth in 18... Continue Reading →

Islamofascist Killers Threaten Syria

Islamofascist Killers Threaten Syria by Stephen Lendman They're merciless cutthroat murderers. They commit grotesque atrocities. Torture, beheadings, and other monstrous savagery are all in a day's work. They're Washington favorites. They're recruited, heavily armed, trained, funded and directed in all US regional wars. Ronald Reagan called earlier equivalents "freedom fighters." Some got White House visits. ... Continue Reading →

Premeditated Israeli Violence

Premeditated Israeli Violence by Stephen Lendman Merriam-Webster calls a police state "a political unit 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 operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known... Continue Reading →

Gun Violence in America

Gun Violence in America by Stephen Lendman US civilian gun ownership is the highest worldwide. Yemen ranks second. America doubles the Yemeni level. Gun related violence follows. In America it's endemic. In Chicago alone, gun-related deaths exceed one a day. More Chicagoans are shot and killed than US forces in Afghanistan by any means. Gun... Continue Reading →

Israel’s Lieberman Resigns

Israel's Lieberman Resigns by Stephen Lendman Lieberman and Netanyahu represent the worst of extremist governance. They're hardcore racists. They're ideologically anti-democratic.  They believe Israel has a divine right to persecute, torture, commit naked aggression, and dominate the region unchallenged. Their extremism might make some despots blush. They menace Israeli society, the region and beyond. They... Continue Reading →

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