US Hawks Want War on Iran

US Hawks Want War on Iran by Stephen Lendman Neocons infest Washington. Norman Podhoretz is one many loathsome examples. On December 11, he headlined a Wall Street Journal op-ed "Strike Iran Now to Avert Disaster Later." No respectable editors would touch this trash. Responsible ones would denounce it. Journal editors embrace it. More on this... Continue Reading →

The Battle for Ukraine

The Battle for Ukraine by Stephen Lendman Ukraine matters. It's strategically located. It's in Europe's geographic center. It borders seven countries. In alphabetical order, they include Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Russia. After Western/Central Russia, it's Europe's largest country territorially. It's resource rich. Zbigniew Brzezinski once said "without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be... Continue Reading →

Congressional Budget Deal Betrayal

Congressional Budget Deal Betrayal by Stephen Lendman Days ahead of adjourning until January, bipartisan complicity struck a deal no responsible government would accept. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R. WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D. WA) were involved. On Tuesday, Obama thanked them for doing so. He asked for swift congressional... Continue Reading →

Disturbing Obamacare Surprises

Disturbing Obamacare Surprises by Stephen Lendman Consumers are in for many rude surprises. Soon enough they'll know they've been scammed. A previous article discussed insurers limiting hospital and doctor choices. Doing so cuts costs. Sacrificed is treatment from relied on providers when most needed. Using their services requires paying costs out-of-pocket. Obama lied claiming: "If... Continue Reading →

AIPAC Pressure Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal

AIPAC Pressure Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal by Stephen Lendman AIPAC wants the deal scuttled. It wants much tougher terms. It wants Tehran's government replaced.  It wants a pro-Western one instead. It wants an Israeli rival removed. It exerts enormous influence in Washington. More on its agenda below. On Monday, Iran/P5+1 nuclear talks resumed in Vienna.... Continue Reading →

Human Rights Day 2013

Human Rights Day 2013 by Stephen Lendman In 1950, the UN proclaimed December 10 Human Rights Day. It did so to affirm the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the UDHR drafting committee. Seventeen other political, cultural and religious figures joined her. She said: "We must show by our... Continue Reading →

Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death

Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death by Stephen Lendman Lynne's crime was compassion. She was imprisoned for doing the right thing. She did it honestly, admirably and courageously.  She did it defending some of America's most disadvantaged for 30 years. Previous articles explained. She's dying. She has Stage Four cancer. She was given 12 months... Continue Reading →

Peace Without Occupation

Peace Without Occupation by Stephen Lendman For millions of occupied Palestinians, diaspora ones, and legions of global supporters, it remains a distant unfulfilled dream.  It's been this way for decades. Rogue Israeli governance prevents responsible change. So does one-sided Washington support for its worst crimes. Yuval Diskin is a retired high level Israeli official. He's... Continue Reading →

Bolivarianism Triumphs

Bolivarianism Triumphs by Stephen Lendman On Sunday, Venezuelans voted. They did so for the 19th time since Chavez took office in February 1999. They elected municipal mayors and other local officials. Nearly 2,800 positions were up for grabs. Ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidates registered impressive victories. In Caracas' Bolivar Square, President Nicolas... Continue Reading →

Ukrainian Protests Continue

Ukrainian Protests Continue by Stephen Lendman Pro-EU elements called for a Sunday "March of Millions." They hoped for maximum numbers turning out.  Their plan is a Washington manipulated power grab. It's got nothing to do with democracy. It ignores Ukrainian sovereign rights.  The event's slogan was "Ukraine for Europe." It should be named Ukraine for... Continue Reading →

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