Putting Charleston Killings in Context

Putting Charleston Killings in Context by Stephen Lendman US cities and towns are battlegrounds. Around 100,000 Americans are gun violence victims annually. In Chicago alone where this writer lives, gun-related deaths exceed one a day. On warm summer weekends, it can be a dozen or more. Few incidents make headlines. Whenever they do, media reports... Continue Reading →

Israel Bombs Lebanon

Israel Bombs Lebanon by Stephen Lendman Sunday reports indicate an Israeli warplane bombed a remote Lebanese Bekaa region to destroy one of its drones apparently downed. An IDF spokeswoman declined to comment. A Lebanese security source said it's not entirely clear what happened "but most probably it was an Israeli airstrike to destroy its downed... Continue Reading →

Netanyahu’s Latest Demagoguery

Netanyahu's Latest Demagoguery by Stephen Lendman He's a world-class thug heading Israel's most extremist government ever - a ruthless apartheid regime on steroids holding millions of Palestinians hostage under brutal military occupation. His agenda is hugely repressive. He's ideologically over-the-top. His style features demagogic fear-mongering. It wore thin long ago.  He remains prime minister only... Continue Reading →

Obama Wants Regime Change in Ecuador

Obama Wants Regime Change in Ecuador by Stephen Lendman Obama is no man of the people. He never was throughout his political career. He serves powerful monied interests exclusively.  As an Illinois state senator, he represented Chicago real estate interests at the expense of Black communities they wanted gentrified. He disgraces the office he holds.... Continue Reading →

WikiLeaks Releases Secret Saudi Documents

WikiLeaks Releases Secret Saudi Documents by Stephen Lendman The more we learn about the secret workings of despotic regimes and faux democracies like America, Britain and Israel among others, the better we understand how they extrajudicially serve powerful monied interests at the expense of popular ones. On Friday, WikiLeaks began releasing around half a million... Continue Reading →

Thousands in Britain Rally Against Austerity

Thousands in Britain Rally Against Austerity by Stephen Lendman Force-fed austerity in Britain, America and elsewhere is a thinly veiled wealth transference scheme - from ordinary people to super-rich ones already with too much, including benefitting war profiteers by waging endless conflicts. The dirty scheme is grand theft by other means - robbing poor Peter... Continue Reading →

Thousands in St. Petersburg Defy US Sanctions

Thousands in St. Petersburg Defy US Sanctions by Stephen Lendman A previous article discussed the opening of the 19th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) - an annual three-day event attracting thousands of participants. They include world political and business leaders, journalists and others from dozens of countries worldwide - including from China, Japan, Germany,... Continue Reading →

Irresponsible US Iran Bashing

Irresponsible US Iran Bashing by Stephen Lendman Continuing P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran don't suggest Washington wants normalized relations after 36 years of hostility. The State Department's just released 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism offers more proof. It excludes the world's two most egregious state sponsors of terrorism above all others - America and Israel.... Continue Reading →

Donald Trump: Billionaire Con Man, Presidential Aspirant

Donald Trump: Billionaire Con Man, Presidential Aspirant by Stephen Lendman Call it the silly season. A host of unworthy presidential aspirants announced their candidacy. Donald Trump is the latest: a billionaire con man, Trump Organization head, self-styled celebrity, outspoken to a fault. In 2010, he expressed interest in a possible presidential run, then backed off,... Continue Reading →

Putin Straight Talk v. Obama Doubletalk

Putin Straight Talk v. Obama Double Talk by Stephen Lendman Putin says what he means and means what he says. His style is forthright. He follows through on what he says. Obama is polar opposite - an inveterate serial liar with no credibility whatever. He says one thing and does another. On the occasion of... Continue Reading →

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