Transition of Power in the Lugansk People’s Republic

Transition of Power in the Lugansk People’s Republic by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) On Friday, President of the Lugansk People’s Republic Igor Plotnitsky resigned, citing health reasons. Head of LPR’s State Security Ministry Leonid Pasechnik replaced him as temporary leader, saying: “In accordance with his decision, I will assume the duties... Continue Reading →

White House Support for Aggression and Blockade of Yemen

White House Support for Aggression and Blockade of Yemen by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Humanitarian conditions in the country are dire. International Rescue Committee in Yemen country director Paolo Cernuschi called world community “silence” on what’s going on “shocking.” If blockade of ports continues, “we really are looking at a catastrophic... Continue Reading →

US to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds?

US to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Washington has been supplying Kurdish fighters in northern Syria with heavy weapons and other material support for many months, ignoring Turkish criticism. On Friday, President Erdogan said “(w)e have clearly expressed our stance” on this issues. Russia shares Ankara’s concern,... Continue Reading →

US CHIP Program Endangered

US CHIP Program Endangered by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is administered by the Health and Human Resources Department, providing matched funds to states. It covers healthcare for around nine million children and hundreds of thousands of pregnant women from low-income families - too high to... Continue Reading →

Trump Wants Kushner and Ivanka Out of Washington

Trump Wants Kushner and Ivanka Out of Washington by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) According to Vanity Fair, citing two unnamed Republicans, Trump is “frustrated with (son-in-law Jared) Kushner’s political advice in his capacity of senior advisor to the president, including his encouragement to back losing Alabama GOP candidate Luther Strange and... Continue Reading →

Remembering Fidel a Year After His Passing

Remembering Fidel a Year After His Passing by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Gone at age-90, his revolutionary spirit is eternal, the most redoubtable figure of the last century, successfully resisting yankee imperialism for 50 years, surviving hundreds of US attempts to kill him. He outlasted 11 US administrations from Dwight Eisenhower... Continue Reading →

Is Washington Rehearsing for War on North Korea?

Is Washington Rehearsing for War on North Korea? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Count the ways - reminiscent of the run-up to earlier US wars. Tactics include: • inventing enemies; • falsely claiming they pose unacceptable threats; • waging propaganda war; • piling on illegal sanctions; • declaring nations state sponsors... Continue Reading →

Covert Israeli Raid in Syria to Foil an ISIS Plot?

Covert Israeli Raid in Syria to Foil an ISIS Plot? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) According to Vanity Fair, citing unnamed experts on Israeli intelligence, a month after Trump’s inauguration, “two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters flew low across Jordan and then, staying under the radar, veered north toward the twisting ribbon... Continue Reading →

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