Economic Straight Talk

Economic Straight Talk by Stephen Lendman Things aren't as good as they seem. Dire economic conditions masquerade as sound. Media scoundrels twist reality.  Big Lies proliferate. Repetition convinces most people hard times are good or not as bad as their personal situations suggest. Wall Street manipulators transformed America into an unprecedented money making racket. Business... Continue Reading →

Two Years of Bahraini State Terrorism

Two Years of Bahraini State Terrorism by Stephen Lendman February 14 marked the second anniversary of Bahrain's uprising. Earlier protests erupted sporadically. In mid-February 2011, major ones did nonviolently. They continue virtually daily. At issue is King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa's tyranny. Bahrainis want democratic change, sectarian Shia discrimination ended, equitable distribution of state... Continue Reading →

Israeli Lawlessness in Issawiya

Israeli Lawlessness in Issawiya by Stephen Lendman Issawiya is a Jerusalem area Arab village. It's located on Mount Scopus. It's 2.5 km east of the Green Line. It's three km northeast of Jerusalem's Old City. It's close to Hebrew University. It straddles Jerusalem's border. It's surrounded by Israeli settlements and military outposts. Its 2006 population... Continue Reading →

Medals for Murder

Medals for Murder by Stephen Lendman Extrajudicial killing is official US policy. Drone wars normalize it. Obama decides who lives or dies. He appointed himself judge, jury and executioner.  He's got final kill list authority. His secret memo authorized Anwar al-Awlaki's assassination. Anyone anywhere in the world can be murdered on his say. His "white... Continue Reading →

Escalating Tyranny in America

Escalating Tyranny in America by Stephen Lendman America's no democracy. It wasn't established to be one. It never was and isn't now.  Latter day framers today would be called a Wall Street crowd. They included money-lenders, investors, speculators, merchants, politicians, planters, and lawyers. High-mindedness wasn't on their agenda. They wanted America run by people who... Continue Reading →

Israeli Gaza Airstrikes Violated Laws of War

Israeli Gaza Airstrikes Violated Laws of War by Stephen Lendman Human Rights Watch (HRW) said so. Rarely does HRW do the right thing. Exceptions prove the rule. Most often it's a reliable imperial partner.  Connections in high places and corporate funding keep it that way. Services rendered in return are expected. Conflicts of interest are... Continue Reading →

LAPD High Crimes

LAPD High Crimes by Stephen Lendman Michael Ruppert is a former LAPD cop. He knows its dark side well. He witnessed it firsthand.   Its rap sheet includes corruption, abuse of power, complicity with CIA drugs trafficking, unjustified arrests, beatings, murder, perjury, witness tampering, evidence planting, frame-ups, coverups, racism, sadism, and other crimes.  It wants... Continue Reading →

Disappearing Prisoners: Official Israeli Policy

Disappearing Prisoners: Official Israeli Policy by Stephen Lendman Israel is a rogue terror state. It's a serial abuser. It spurns rule of law principles. It mocks democratic values.  It tolerates no criticism. It targets anyone challenging its authority. It does so against anyone considered threatening. Jews are as vulnerable as Muslims.  Disappearing prisoners is one... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Failed State

Obama's Failed State by Stephen Lendman Obama's State of the Union address didn't surprise. It reflected rogue leadership. It was beginning-to-end demagogic boilerplate.  Defending the indefensible took center stage. Rhetoric substituted for progressive policies. Bombast assured business as usual.  Priorities include waging war on humanity, force-fed austerity, ignoring public needs, institutionalizing a repressive police state... Continue Reading →

Beating Up on Iran Continues

Beating Up on Iran Continues by Stephen Lendman It's continued for decades. Iran's a prime target of choice. Washington deplores independent governments.  It wants pro-Western ones replacing them. It doesn't care if they're democratic, despotic or anything in between. Subservience to Washington alone matters. Israel's agenda is likeminded. Former Foreign Minister/ultranationalist extremist/serial liar/indicted felon Avigdor... Continue Reading →

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