9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies

9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies by Stephen Lendman They're an American tradition. They date from the republic's inception. Notable ones began in the mid-19th century. They facilitated annexing Texas. Half of Mexico followed. America became Cuba's colonial power.  Controlling the Philippines, Guam, Samoa, Hawaii, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Canal Zone, Puerto Rico and... Continue Reading →

Steven Salaita Goes Public

Steven Salaita Goes Public by Stephen Lendman A previous article discussed him. It said criticizing Israel is the third rail in American politics, the major media and academia.  Supporting Palestinian rights is verboten. Criticizing Israel virtually assures academic lynching. It's a potential career-ender for professors deserving much better. The University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign (UIUC)... Continue Reading →

Ukraine’s Whitewashed Odessa Massacre Report

Ukraine's Whitewashed Odessa Massacre Report by Stephen Lendman Ukraine is the epicenter of European fascist reemergence. May's Odessa massacre revealed its ugly face. Kiev bore full responsibility. What happened was no-holds-barred barbarism.  Reports at the time suppressed it. Premeditated mass murder was committed as planned. More on this below. On September 9, Itar Tass said... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Israeli High Crimes Against Peace

Reflections on Israeli High Crimes Against Peace by Stephen Lendman State terror is official Israeli policy. It's longstanding. It's war without mercy on Palestine. It’s against any nation, group or individual Israel targets. Operation Protective Edge is the latest example. It was well-planned premeditated aggression. It was cold-blooded murder. It had nothing to do with... Continue Reading →

Obama Intends Escalating Middle East Aggression

Obama Intends Escalating Middle East Aggression by Stephen Lendman He's waging multiple direct and proxy wars. He's done so throughout his tenure.  He's a war criminal multiple times over. He's got lots more death and destruction in mind. On Wednesday, he'll deliver a nationwide televised address. A White House Press Secretary statement said: "The President... Continue Reading →

Sanctions Wars Delay

Sanctions Wars Delay by Stephen Lendman On September 8, Reuters said EU "governments delayed signing off on a new package of sanctions against Russia…" They're doing so to discuss how to suspend them if Southeastern Ukraine ceasefire holds. It began Friday evening. It's shaky at best. Fighting continues sporadically around Donetsk and Mariupol. Self-defense forces... Continue Reading →

Obama Threatens War on Humanity

Obama Threatens War on Humanity by Stephen Lendman Permanent war is official US policy. Obama is the latest in a long line of rogue warrior presidents. He's waged multiple direct and proxy wars. He's done so throughout his tenure.  He has lots more death and destruction in mind. More on this below. America's culture is... Continue Reading →

Israel Obstructs Gaza Rehabilitation

Israel Obstructs Gaza Rehabilitation by Stephen Lendman Nearly two weeks after conflict ended, agreed on ceasefire terms aren't implemented. Status quo conditions remain. More on this below. It's unclear what follow-up Cairo talks will achieve. Or if Israel will attend.  On September 2, Netanyahu told a closed cabinet session he won't send a delegation to... Continue Reading →

Lunch with Lynne and Ralph

Lunch with Lynne and Ralph by Stephen Lendman Saturday, September 6 was special. It included quality time with Lynne Stewart and her husband Ralph Poynter. More on this below. Ralph was a United Federation of Teachers founding member. In the 1960s, he supported core union principles and struggles. It was when UFT leaders collaborated with... Continue Reading →

Abbas Scuttles Fatah/Hamas Unity

Abbas Scuttles Fatah/Hamas Unity by Stephen Lendman Last April, Fatah and Hamas agreed on establishing unity Palestinian governance.  Hamas official Izzat Ar-Rishiq said issues separating both sides were resolved. Fatah confirmed the report. Both sides agreed to form a "government of independents." It would be "tasked with preparing for presidential and legislative elections within a... Continue Reading →

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