Bahrain: Profile of a Police State

Bahrain: Profile of a Police State by Stephen Lendman Monarchal despotism runs Bahrain. Democracy is verboten. None whatever exists. Nor human and  civil rights. Anyone criticizing Al Khalifa rule risks arrest, imprisonment, torture, even death. Repression persists. New "Protecting Society from Terrorism Act" legislation the latest example. Americans for Democracy for Human Rights in Bahrain... Continue Reading →

Escalated US Wars Ahead?

Escalated US Wars Ahead? by Stephen Lendman Obama is out-of-control. Deranged. Obsessed with war. His appetite for mass slaughter and destruction insatiable. Monday's ceremonial nominal end to over 13 years of war in Afghanistan belies longstanding US plans. Including permanent occupation. Thousands of US combat troops remaining. Drone wars continuing. Afghanistan a de facto US... Continue Reading →

The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead by Stephen Lendman Understanding what's ongoing is perhaps the best way to assess what's coming. What's happening in real time is grim.  So is next year's outlook. More of the same and then some. Wars without end. Punishing neoliberal harshness.  Police state crackdowns on nonbelievers. Big Brother watching everyone. Freedom eroding in... Continue Reading →

Putin’s Approval Rating v. Obama’s

Putin's Approval Rating v. Obama's by Stephen Lendman Putin is the world's leading geopolitical leader. Obama is a world-class thug. It shows in their approval ratings. Despite Russia's economic woes, Putin's remains extraordinarily high. A recent Levada Center poll has him at 85%. Most Russians want no one else leading them. For good reason. They... Continue Reading →

Palestine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Palestine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Stephen Lendman Imagine a people struggling on their own to survive. Under longstanding brutalizing occupation. Ruthless by any standard. Denied representation by their democratically elected government. Besieged in Gaza. Attacked at Israel's discretion. By land, sea and air. Ruled by longstanding Israeli collaborators. Enforcers for special... Continue Reading →

West/Russia Rapprochement?

West/Russia Rapprochement? by Stephen Lendman Not a chance. For sure no time soon. Despite EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Sunday saying: "I often speak to (John) Kerry and there is complete unity in views on the Ukrainian crisis, and similar views exist in other countries, from Canada to Japan. And everyone wants to... Continue Reading →

Low Oil Prices: Boom or Bust?

Low Oil Prices: Boom or Bust? by Stephen Lendman World oil prices are nearly half their year ago price. Triggered by global economic weakness. Market manipulation. Saudi overproduction. OPEC oversupply. US producers flooding world markets with oil. Paul Horsnell heads Standard Chartered's commodities research. He sees chaotic market conditions likely over the next few months.... Continue Reading →

America’s War on Palestine

America's War on Palestine by Stephen Lendman America one-sidedly supports Israel. Both countries partner in each other's crimes. United against Palestinian statehood. Determined to keep 4.5 million Palestinians subjugated. Hostages on their own land in their own country.  Under militarized occupation rule. Afforded no rights whatever. Congressional members demand Obama veto Palestine's Security Council statehood... Continue Reading →

War on Black America

War on Black America by Stephen Lendman Black Americans are in the eye of the storm. Militarized cops target them nationwide. According to Operation Ghetto Storm, police, security guards, and other self-appointed enforcers kill black youths and adults on average every 28 hours. "(S)tate-sanctioned killings." Casualties of war. Ongoing daily against black Americans. Compounded by... Continue Reading →

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