Israel Bombs Gaza

Israel Bombs Gaza by Stephen Lendman Israeli warplanes attacked on December 20. Lawlessly. Committed war crimes. More on this below.  Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was cold, calculated, long-planned, premeditated Israeli naked aggression.  Murdering or injuring thousands of Gazans. Around 80% civilians. Willfully targeted. In residential areas.  Turning large parts of Gaza to rubble. Genocidal high... Continue Reading →

Targeting Russia Escalates

Targeting Russia Escalates by Stephen Lendman Washington continues waging political and economic war on Russia. Ukraine's junta was installed to serve US interests. Institutionalize fascist rule in Europe's heartland. Eliminate fundamental freedoms. Threaten regional security. Serve as a US proxy against Russia. Perhaps instigate hot war. Stop NATO reports continuing Alliance help in its dirty... Continue Reading →

Fidel’s Legacy

Fidel's Legacy by Stephen Lendman At age 88, he's Cuba's elder statesman. A legend in his own time and then some. Defying critics. Outwitting them. Outliving them. This article a snapshot of some of his achievements. Impressive by any standard.  On the 50th anniversary of his July 26, 1953 Fort Moncada attack, media scoundrels pronounced... Continue Reading →

US to Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid

US to Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid by Stephen Lendman Even a tepid one. Falling far short of what Palestinians deserve. it's official. What Israel wants it gets.  Asked about PLO Security Council draft text language, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said "(i)t is not something we would support." "We wouldn't support any action that would... Continue Reading →

Longstanding US Cuba Policy: Regime Change

Longstanding US Cuba Policy: Regime Change by Stephen Lendman Obama is right. Sanctions don't work. Not against Cuba. Russia. Iran or other countries. Provided they stay firm.  Defending their sovereign rights. Cuba did admirably. For over half a century. Against US imperialism.  Its leadership a testimony to successful sovereign resilience. Prevailing against long odds. Longstanding... Continue Reading →

Putin’s Annual Marathon Press Conference Tour De Force

Putin's Annual Marathon Press Conference Tour De Force by Stephen Lendman On December, 18, Putin held his annual Q & A marathon. Discussing vital issues.  Wide-ranging ones. Responding forthrightly to questions. Giving straight-talk honest answers. Polar opposite Obama. Making him look buffoon-like by comparison. A serial liar. With no credibility whatever.  His latest Cuba gambit... Continue Reading →

Torture in Israeli Prisonss

Torture in Israeli Prisons by Stephen Lendman Washington and Israel replicate each other's worst crimes. A previous article discussed a UN Committee Against Torture report. Citing grave US civil and human rights abuses. Including systematic use of torture. Senate Intelligence Committee members confirmed it. In highly redacted form. Constituting appalling breaches of fundamental rule of... Continue Reading →

Thaw in US/Cuban Relations?

Thaw in US/Cuban Relations? by Stephen Lendman On December 17, the Havana Times headlined "Obama Announces New US Approach on Cuba," saying: "In a surprise announcement today US President Obama has taken sweeping steps to re-launch US relations with Cuba."  "Talks between Washington and Havana have actually been going on secretly in Canada for a... Continue Reading →

EU Parliament Recognizes Palestinian Statehood

EU Parliament Recognizes Palestinian Statehood by Stephen Lendman   On Wednesday, European parliamentarians endorsed Palestinian statehood. Symbolically. In principle. A compromise motion.  Carrying overwhelmingly - 498 to 88 with 111 abstentions. More on this below. A previous article said the following: An estimated 134 nations recognize Palestinian statehood. Sweden the latest to join ranks with... Continue Reading →

Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid

Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid by Stephen Lendman Another possible Bush presidency should rile freedom-lovers  everywhere. He's forming a leadership political action committee. On Facebook, he said he's doing so to "discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation." With "support leaders…" Exploring "ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for... Continue Reading →

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