US Death Squad Diplomacy in Syria

US Death Squad Diplomacy in Syria by Stephen Lendman Radicalized elements dominate anti-Assad aggression. Salafist extremists are heavily involved. They comprise Washington's main fighting force. They get active US support. Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, and other groups hold territory in northern Syria. In November, the Islamic Front was created. Zahran Alloush heads it. His father,... Continue Reading →

Remembering Eyad El-Sarraj

Remembering Eyad El-Sarraj by Stephen Lendman Sarraj founded and headed Gaza's Community Mental Health Program (GCMHP). He called its mission: "Healing the Spirit. Instilling Hope." He said "(i)f you're not enjoying human rights, then you're definitely not enjoying sound mental health." Friends and associates called him indefatigable. After Israel's 1967 occupation, his father and brother... Continue Reading →

Digital Age Privacy Rights

Digital Age Privacy Rights by Stephen Lendman Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) states: "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation."  "Everyone has the right to the protection of the... Continue Reading →

New York Times Editors Support Wrong Over Right

New York Times Editors Support Wrong Over Right by Stephen Lendman Longstanding Times policy is consistent. It promotes establishment values. It supports wealth, power and privilege. It endorses global US dominance.  When America goes to war or plans one, Times editors march in lockstep. Propaganda substitutes for truth and full disclosure. Managed news misinformation is... Continue Reading →

Bracing for An Eventual Day of Reckoning

Bracing for An Eventual Day of Reckoning by Stephen Lendman Financial markets today reflect a total disconnect from reality. Former Reagan administration Office of Management and Budget director, David Stockman, calls the Fed "a serial bubble machine." "It's only a question of time before central banks lose control," he warns. He expects "panic when people... Continue Reading →

Russian Ukrainian Aid v. US/EU Neoliberal Harshness

Russian Ukrainian Aid v. US/EU Neoliberal Harshness by Stephen Lendman On December 17, Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych met in Moscow. Russia offered generous aid. Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said providing it helped prevent serious economic trouble. "What would have awaited Ukraine" without it, he asked? "The answer is clear - bankruptcy... Continue Reading →

US Scholars Endorse Boycotting Israel

US Scholars Endorse Boycotting Israel by Stephen Lendman The American Studies Association (ASA) is the nation's oldest and largest organization involved in the interdisciplinary study of US culture and history. In 1951, it was chartered. It has 5,000 members. It's affiliated with 2,200 libraries and other institutional subscribers. Members represent many academic disciplines. They include... Continue Reading →

Federal Judge Rules Against Mass Surveillance

Federal Judge Rules Against Mass Surveillance by Stephen Lendman On December 16, Federal District Court of the District of Columbia Judge Richard Leon issued a damning 68-page ruling. He called NSA spying unconstitutional. It's "almost Orwellian," he said. "The threshold issue is whether plaintiffs have a reasonable expectation of privacy that is violated when the... Continue Reading →

Washington’s Dirty Game in Ukraine

Washington's Dirty Game in Ukraine by Stephen Lendman Weeks of Ukraine street protests continue. Washington's dirty hands are involved. They're manipulating things disruptively. Imperial ruthlessness operates this way. International law is clear and unequivocal. Meddling in the internal affairs of other countries is illegal. Doing so is longstanding US policy.  It's to eliminate independent sovereign... Continue Reading →

Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis Deepens

Gaza's Humanitarian Crisis Deepens by Stephen Lendman Israel's lawless siege caused Gazans unspeakable misery. It shows no signs of ending. It got worse. Around 1.8 million people are affected. Mother nature wasn't kind. Once in a century storm conditions exacerbated human misery. Fierce winds and torrential rain battered the Strip. They began last Wednesday. They... Continue Reading →

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