Federal Judge Rules Against Halting DAPL Construction

Federal Judge Rules Against Halting DAPL Construction by Stephen Lendman On Monday, US District Court Judge James Boasberg denied a Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe request to halt construction of environmentally destructive Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction on sacred ancestral land. Last Tuesday, following Trump’s executive order, the US Army Corps... Continue Reading →

Kiev’s Aggression on Donbass Continues

Kiev’s Aggression on Donbass Continues by Stephen Lendman According to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin, Ukrainian forces shelled the republic 1,300 in the past 24 hours alone - continuing aggression begun on January 29. In the past week, Basurin reported 5,675 Minsk ceasefire violations. Ukrainian troops are using multiple missile... Continue Reading →

Trump Wars

Trump Wars by Stephen Lendman While it’s too early in his tenure to draw definitive conclusions about his geopolitical agenda slowly unfolding, what’s known so far is disturbing. He appears to be the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents - a huge disappointment, though hardly surprising.  The last US president favoring peace... Continue Reading →

Campaign to Impeach Trump Continues

Campaign to Impeach Trump Continues by Stephen Lendman Calls for his impeachment began pre-inauguration, along with efforts to prevent his ascension to power - shocking stuff, unprecedented in US history. On February 9, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D. NY) introduced a politicized witch-hunt Resolution of Inquiry - “directing the Department of Justice to provide the House... Continue Reading →

North Korea: America’s Punching Bag

North Korea: America’s Punching Bag by Stephen Lendman America needs enemies to advance its imperial agenda. Since none exist, they’re invented.  Case in point, North Korea, Washington’s favorite Asian punching bag since Truman’s aggression, falsely blamed on Pyongyang. IF Stone’s Hidden History of the Korean War explained it. Truman manipulated South Korean cross-border provocations. Devastating... Continue Reading →

Resumption of Syria Peace Talks

Resumption of Syria Peace Talks by Stephen Lendman Despite no contacts with US officials so far, Sergey Lavrov hopes prospects for conflict resolution are “more favorable” with Obama’s obstructionism no longer an issue. Negotiating with John Kerry accomplished nothing. On February 15, peace talks will resume in Astana, Kazakhstan, scheduled for two days. Russia’s delegation... Continue Reading →

Sergey Lavrov Straight Talk

Sergey Lavrov Straight Talk by Stephen Lendman  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is a world-class diplomat. Like Putin, he says what he means and means what he says - polar opposite how his Western counterparts operate. On Friday, he blasted increasingly provocative US-led military exercises on Russia’s borders. If the tables were turned, neocons infesting... Continue Reading →

Nuclear Madness

Nuclear Madness by Stephen Lendman As long as these weapons exist, one day they’ll likely be used with devastating effects, risking almost certain doom or close to it. The only way to prevent eventual nuclear war is by eliminating these weapons entirely, the world community uniting on this most vital of all issues to save... Continue Reading →

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