Escalating Pressure on Iran

Escalating Pressure on Iran by Stephen Lendman Secretary of State John Kerry's clear where he stands. He laid down markers. He demands Iran comply with Washington's demands. Left unsaid is what follows otherwise. On February 26, nuclear talks will resume. P5+1 countries (Washington, Britain, Germany, China and Russia) will meet Iranian negotiators. They'll do so... Continue Reading →

America’s Deplorable State of the Union

America's Deplorable State of the Union by Stephen Lendman Obama's annual State of the Union addresses reflect beginning-to-end doublespeak duplicity. Empty rhetoric signals business as usual. Policy prioritizes corporate empowerment, rewarding rich elites, letting popular needs go begging, funding America's war machine, and cracking down hard on non-believers. Obama does what his supporters thought impossible.... Continue Reading →

Beating Up on North Korea

Beating Up on North Korea by Stephen Lendman On February 11, Pyongyang informed Washington and China of its intentions. February 12 headlines explained.  They said North Korea conducted its third nuclear test. Russia's Defense Ministry estimated a blast exceeding seven kilotons. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) measured the yield at twice North Korea's 2009... Continue Reading →

Impeach Obama: A National Imperative

Impeach Obama: A National Imperative by Stephen Lendman Do it now before it's too late! America's Declaration of Independence states: "(W)hen a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, (it's the right of the people, it's) their duty, to throw off such... Continue Reading →

Vatican Changing of the Guard

Vatican Changing of the Guard by Stephen Lendman In April 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI. At the time he said: "Dear brothers and sisters. After the great Pope John Paul II, the Cardinals have elected me, a simple and humble worker in the vineyard of the lord." He hid his dark... Continue Reading →

More Evidence Obamacare Ripped Off Americans

More Evidence Obamacare Ripped Off Americans by Stephen Lendman Make no mistake. March 23, 2010 will live in infamy. With strokes from 22 pens, Obama enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It's a ripoff. It's a healthcare rationing scheme. It's a boon to predatory providers. It's a plan to enrich insurers, drug... Continue Reading →

Obstructing Hamas/Fatah Unity

Obstructing Hamas/Fatah Unity by Stephen Lendman Previous unity talks failed. On February 6, more talks were held. Fatah and Hamas officials met in Cairo. At issue are long-delayed reconciliation and new elections. Reports suggested cause for optimism. It's hard imagining why. Israel and Washington ruptured relations earlier. Efforts followed to isolate and vilify Hamas. Days... Continue Reading →

Record Numbers of US Military and Veteran Suicides

Record Numbers of US Military and Veteran Suicides by Stephen Lendman Headlines like this should shock: Suicides Outpace War Deaths. Surge in Military Suicides. Nearly Two Dozen Veterans Commit Suicide Daily.  These reports and similar ones reveal imperialism's dark side. War takes its toll. Civilians suffer most. So do many combatants and veterans after returning... Continue Reading →

Mavi Marmara Massacre Whitewash Redux

Mavi Marmara Massacre Whitewash Redux by Stephen Lendman In May 2010, Israeli commandos committed premeditated murder. They killed nine humanitarian activists in cold blood. They did so in international waters. They were trying to bring vitally needed aid to besieged Gazans. Israel wants them isolated. It wants them suffocated. Slow-motion genocide is longstanding policy. A... Continue Reading →

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