Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform

Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform by Stephen Lendman Huey Long once said fascism will arrive "wrapped in an American flag." In "Friendly Fascism," Bertram Gross (1912 - 1997) called Ronald Reagan its prototype ruler. Gross didn't know Obama. He represents the worst of rogue governance. He advances America's imperium. He heads its police state apparatus.... Continue Reading →

NSA Spying: Worse Than You Think

NSA Spying: Worse Than You Think by Stephen Lendman It's ugly. It's lawless. It's out-of-control. It''s worse than most people think. It's not getting better. It's getting worse. Not according to Obama, saying:  "We don't have a domestic spying program. What we do have is some mechanisms that can track a phone number or an... Continue Reading →

Anti-American Sentiment in Egypt

Anti-American Sentiment in Egypt by Stephen Lendman On August 9, the Wall Street Journal headlined "Anti-US Hostility Ramps Up in Egypt. Media Outlets Blast American Policies, Further Straining Ties." More on that below. Throughout the region, America and Israel are the two most hated countries. It's for good reason. It doesn't surprise.  It reflects anger... Continue Reading →

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy Redux

by Stephen Lendman America honors its worst. Others most deserving are ignored. Doing the right thing doesn't matter. Supporting wealth, power and privilege wins awards. On August 8, The New York Times headlined "16 Medal of Freedom Honorees Are Named," saying: "Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and 14 others" were chosen. On Thursday, the White House... Continue Reading →

New York Times Fuels Anti-Iranian Sentiment

New York Times Fuels Anti-Iranian Sentiment by Stephen Lendman Times editors, columnists and contributors support the worst of US policies. They regurgitate official lies.  They abhor truth and full disclosure. They substitute managed news misinformation. They do so consistently. They advocate business as usual. They betray their readers in the process. They do it unapologetically.... Continue Reading →

Pelican Bay Hunger Striking for Justice

Pelican Bay Hunger Striking for Justice by Stephen Lendman Societies are best judged by how they treat children, the elderly, the infirm, their most disadvantaged and prisoners. America fails on all counts. Human and civil rights don't matter. US prisons are notoriously harsh. California's Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) is a Supermax facility. The US... Continue Reading →

Temper Tantrum Politics

Temper Tantrum Politics by Stephen Lendman On August 7, Obama cancelled a long-planned Moscow summit. He and Vladimir Putin planned meeting in early September. A previous article explained. A White House statement said in part: "Following a careful review begun in July, we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in... Continue Reading →

Engineering Potential Disaster in Syria

Engineering Potential Disaster in Syria by Stephen Lendman The old saying goes be careful what you wish for. You may get more than you bargained for. Washington's wars often don't turn out as planned. Middle East, North African, Eurasian countries are embroiled in conflict. No end game looms. Unresolved conflicts continue. Escalation's likely. US-sponsored death... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Prisoners: Petitioning to Block Their Release

Palestinian Prisoners: Petitioning to Block Their Release by Stephen Lendman Thousands of Palestinian political prisoners languish in Israel's gulag. Netanyahu got cabinet approval to release 104. They've been held longterm. They've been denied justice. Release is meaningless. It's shameless. It's contemptuous of Palestinian rights. It falls short of freedom. They'll be ruthlessly harassed. They're denied... Continue Reading →

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