Al Jazeera America Set to Debut

Al Jazeera America Set to Debut by Stephen Lendman On November 1, 1996, Al Jazeera began operating. It's headquartered in Doha. It's owned and operated by Qatar's monarchy.  Chairman Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani's a distant cousin of Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Al Jazeera News channel (JNC) is indistinguishable from other scoundrel... Continue Reading →

Fear Grips Egypt

Fear Grips Egypt by Stephen Lendman There's good reason to worry. Egypt's a virtual war zone. No end of confrontations loom. Junta officials say crackdowns will continue. Live fire's officially authorized. Pro-Morsi supporters demand he be reinstated. They're defiant. They promise daily protests. EU officials said they'll review relations with Egypt.  Expect little change ahead.... Continue Reading →

Egypt’s Bloody Friday

Egypt's Bloody Friday by Stephen Lendman Egypt's bloody crackdown continues. On Friday, scores more died. Some estimates say close to 200. More on that below. On August 16, the Muslim Brotherhood's Ikhwanweb headlined "Statement: Friday of Rage," saying: "Despite our deep pain and sorrow following the August 14 Rabaa massacre and others committed since the... Continue Reading →

NSA Caught Red-Handed

NSA Caught Red-Handed by Stephen Lendman It's a longstanding rogue agency. It always operated extrajudicially. It's worse than ever now. It's a power unto itself. Obama claims "(w)e don’t have a domestic spying program. What we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an email address that we know... Continue Reading →

Institutionalized US Spying: More Than NSA Involved

Institutionalized US Spying: More Than NSA Involved by Stephen Lendman Washington has 16 known US spy agencies. NSA and CIA are best known. Perhaps few Americans know much about the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). It calls itself "first in all-source defense intelligence to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners,... Continue Reading →

Police State Egypt

Police State Egypt by Stephen Lendman Bloody Wednesday revealed state-sponsored police state harshness. Egypt exhibits classic characteristics. Wikipedia calls a police state one "in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the population."  "A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there... Continue Reading →

Dispossessing East Jerusalem Palestinian Residents

Dispossessing East Jerusalem Palestinian Residents by Stephen Lendman Israel plans Judaizing Jerusalem entirely. It wants it exclusively Jewish. It's an international city. It's under a UN trusteeship. It doesn't matter. Ethnic cleansing is official Israeli policy. Palestinian owned land is seized. Homes are demolished. Dispossessions follow. Israel wants Arabs excluded. It wants Jerusalem at Israel's... Continue Reading →

Bradley Manning Addresses Sentencing Hearing

Bradley Manning Addresses Sentencing Hearing by Stephen Lendman He's an American hero. He's no spy. He committed no crimes. He acted responsibly. He did the right thing. He deserves praise, not prosecution. He exposed US war crimes. He fulfilled his legal obligation to do so. He's victimized unjustly. Police state injustice wants him imprisoned longterm.... Continue Reading →

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