Simpson-Bowles 2.0

Simpson-Bowles 2.0  by Stephen Lendman Both men represent the nation's ruling class. They want more wealth transferred from ordinary people to corporate America and privileged elites like themselves. They're back with plan B. More on that below. On February 18, 2010, Obama issued Executive Order 13531. It established the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and... Continue Reading →

Syria: Upping the Stakes

Syria: Upping the Stakes by Stephen Lendman Things appear heading closer toward full-scale US intervention. The fullness of time will have final say. On April 28, The New York Times headlined "Lawmakers Call for Stronger US Action in Syria," saying: Republicans "took President Obama to task Sunday for what they characterized as dangerous inaction in... Continue Reading →

US False Flag Pretext for War on Syria

US False Flag Pretext for War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Obama abhors peace. He prioritizes war. His appetite exceeds his predecessors and then some. It's insatiable. He's currently waging multiple direct and proxy wars. He plans more in Africa. He destroyed Libya. He's ravaging Syria.  Full-scale intervention looms. He's creating a pretext to do... Continue Reading →

Israel’s War on Fishing Rights

Israel's War on Fishing Rights Israel wages war on humanity. It persecutes Palestinians many ways. It does so with impunity. Collective punishment is prohibited. Fourth Geneva's Article 33 states:  "No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of... Continue Reading →

America’s Addiction: Waging War on Humanity

America's Addiction: Waging War on Humanity by Stephen Lendman America's business is war. Permanent wars reflect official US policy. They're glorified in the name of peace.  One nation after another is ravaged. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel called it being "cold-blooded about the self-interests of your nation." Obama's the latest US warrior... Continue Reading →

Obamacare: Unaffordable Coverage

Obamacare: Unaffordable Coverage by Stephen Lendman Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) co-founders Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein examined evidence on "skimpy health insurance among low-income, insured Americans." A PNHP press release said: "(E)xtensive data (show) that tens of millions of insured Americans have grossly inadequate coverage." The underinsurance problem grows. The Journal of... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Prisoner Diaries

Palestinian Prisoner Diaries by Stephen Lendman Israel's gulag is one of the world's worst. Palestinian political prisoners fill it. Their crime is wanting to live free from occupation. It's longstanding. It's ruthless. It's illegal. We Divest.org headlines "Israel/Palestine. The time is now. Divest from the Israeli occupation." It targets TIAA-CREF. It's one American's largest financial... Continue Reading →

Creating a Pretext for War on Syria

Creating a Pretext for War on Syria by Stephen Lendman What's ongoing now bears eerie resemblance to events preceding Bush's Iraq war. Obama's replicating a familiar scenario.  Waging war requires a pretext to do so. When none exists, it's invented. It's easy. Lies substitute for truth. Claims about Syria using chemical weapons don't wash. Repetition... Continue Reading →

Fukushima’s Catastrophic Aftermath Continues

Fukushima's Catastrophic Aftermath Continues by Stephen Lendman In her book titled "No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth," nuclear power/environmental health expert Rosalie Bertell (1929 - 2012) said: "Should the public discover the true health cost(s) of nuclear pollution, a cry would rise from all parts of the world and people would refuse to... Continue Reading →

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