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 →

Making the World Safe for War Profiteers

Making the World Safe for War Profiteers by Stephen Lendman Adam Smith said governments are "instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor." Wars are waged to make them richer. Howard Zinn called war "terrorism magnified a hundred times." Make it many thousands of times. Michael Parenti said "the best way to win... Continue Reading →

1,000 Days and Counting

1,000 Days and Counting by Stephen Lendman December 13 marked the 1,000th day of Bahraini protests. At issue are long denied fundamental rights.  Majority Shias face systematic discrimination. The ruling Al Khalifa monarchy governs lawlessly. Ruthlessness reflects official state policy. Since mid-February 2011, pro-democracy demonstrators rallied nearly daily. They demand fundamental civil and human rights. ... Continue Reading →

Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for December 20, 21, and 22, 2013

Friday, December 20 at 10AM US Central time: Paul Craig Roberts Roberts was former Assistant Treasury Secretary under Ronald Reagan, a Wall Street Journal Associate Editor, and holder of numerous academic appointments, including at Georgetown University's Center for Strategic and International Studies. He now prominently criticizes destructive, repressive state policies, harming people everywhere. Major world... Continue Reading →

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