NSA Spying on World Leaders

NSA Spying on World Leaders by Stephen Lendman On October 24, London's Guardian headlined "NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts," saying: Snowden released documents revealed it. "An official in another US government department" gave NSA over 200 private phone numbers.  Thirty-five world leaders were included. They weren't named.... Continue Reading →

Merkel in NSA’s Crosshairs

Merkel in NSA's Crosshairs by Stephen Lendman Nations spying on each other is longstanding. Friends do it on foes. Allies do it on each other. Washington's Government Accountability Office (GAO) said Israel "conducts the most aggressive espionage operation against the United States of any US ally." The Pentagon accused Israel of "actively engag(ing) in military... Continue Reading →

Lawless Drone Killings

Lawless Drone Killings by Stephen Lendman Two UN reports highlight the problem. More on them below. Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai is an activist for women's education, a blogger, and Sakharov Prize winner. She's a Pakistan National Youth Peace Prize recipient. She was a 2013 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Desmond Tutu nominated her for the International Children's... Continue Reading →

New Israeli Discriminatory Laws Tabled

New Israeli Discriminatory Laws Tabled by Stephen Lendman Israel reflects the worst of rogue state ruthlessness. State terror is official policy. Militarized occupation harshness reflects it. So does institutionalized racism. Israel's Knesset is its most hardline ever. It reflects hardline extremist rule.  Adalah is the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. On October... Continue Reading →

Disturbing Obamacare Inequities

Disturbing Obamacare Inequities by Stephen Lendman A previous article said March 23, 2010 will live in infamy. With strokes from 22 pens, Obama enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It's a monstrosity. Rules and regulations run thousands of pages. Providing healthcare should be simple.  ACA complicates it enormously. It's rife with inequities.... Continue Reading →

Le Monde: France in NSA’s Crosshairs

Le Monde: France in NSA's Crosshairs by Stephen Lendman On October 1, French newspaper Le Monde headlined "France in the NSA's crosshair: phone networks under surveillance." More on that below. Previous articles explained. NSA operates lawlessly. It does so by rules it invents. It spies globally. Enormous amounts of meta-data are collected. It's longstanding. It's... Continue Reading →

Remembering Fouzi El-Asmar

Remembering Fouzi El-Asmar by Stephen Lendman On September 19, distinguished Palestinian American academic, writer, author, poet and activist El-Asmar died at age 76. At his request, he was buried in his native Palestine.  On October 27, a memorial service will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, 10620 River Road, Potomac, MD.... Continue Reading →

Fiasco Obamacare Debut

Fiasco Obamacare Debut by Stephen Lendman Obamacare's painful rollout is the least of its problems. More on that below.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is rife with problems. It's a ripoff. It's a boon to healthcare providers. It scams most enrollees.  It's not universal as promised. It leaves millions of Americans uninsured. It leaves most... Continue Reading →

Iran’s Outreach Deserves Reciprocal Response

Iran's Outreach Deserves Reciprocal Response by Stephen Lendman Professor Nader Entesaar chairs University of South Alabama's Political Science and Criminal Justice Department. He researches and teaches defense and foreign policy issues, developing world ones (especially in the Middle East), international politics and political economy, as well as international law and conflict management. He called Iranian... Continue Reading →

Israel: Major International Cocaine Trafficking Hub

Israel: Major International Cocaine Trafficking Hub by Stephen Lendman A June UN Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report named Israel for its "star role." More on that below. Israel is a serial lawbreaker. Its rap sheet already overflows. This revelation adds another reprehensible black mark. The State Department's 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy... Continue Reading →

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