The Bloom Is Off Gold

The Bloom Is Off Gold by Stephen Lendman It is for now. Don't bet against it longer term. Value eventually wins out. Gold's secular bull market continues. Experts believe it has a long way to go.  Market manipulation bears full responsibility for recent market action. A previous article explained. It called gold a global thermometer.... Continue Reading →

Bush and Obama: Dangerous Narcissists

Bush and Obama: Dangerous Narcissists by Stephen Lendman Canadian psychiatrist Robert Hare analyzes psychopathic behavior. He does so clinically. He believes about 1% of the general population is insane. So are 10% of Wall Street employees, he says. Hare states: "There is a class of individuals who have been around forever and who are found... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Prisoners Day

Palestinian Prisoners Day by Stephen Lendman On April 17, Palestinians commemorate Prisoners Day. They do so annually. They've done it since 1979. It marks Mahmoud Hijazi's release. Israel freed him in its first ever prisoner swap. Addameer honored thousands in Israel's gulag. They're held lawlessly. Now's "the time to hold the Occupation accountable for crimes... Continue Reading →

Post-Boston Bombings Fear-Mongering

Post-Boston Bombings Fear-Mongering by Stephen Lendman On April 17, major media reported Obama and Senator Roger Wicker (R. MI) receiving letters containing suspicious substances.  FBI testing continues. Initial evaluations confirmed ricin. A subsequent statement reported "inconsistent results." Further analysis is being conducted.  Ricin is poisonous if inhaled, injected or ingested. It's deadliest if inhaled. It's... Continue Reading →

Washington v. Venezuela

Washington v. Venezuela by Stephen Lendman Longstanding US plans prioritize regime change. It's the oil, stupid! Venezuela has the world's largest reserves. It's a prize Washington covets. More on that below. Post-election US-orchestrated destabilization continues. Venezuelans elected Nicolas Maduro president. The electoral process was scrupulously open, free and fair. The result is indisputable. World leaders... Continue Reading →

Anti-Zionism Not Anti-Terrorism

Anti-Zionism Not Anti-Semitism by Stephen Lendman Ronnie Fraser heads The Academic Friends of Israel (AFI). According to its mission statement, it was established to "fight the academic boycott of Israel and all other forms of anti-Semitism in the UK and the International academic and scientific arenas." In 2011, Fraser sued Britain's University and College Union... Continue Reading →

Marathon Terror: Homegrown or State-Sponsored?

Marathon Terror: Homegrown or State-Sponsored? by Stephen Lendman Boston's marathon is the modern world's oldest. It's the best known. It's an annual tradition. It's been held since 1897. It's one of six World Marathon Majors. Thousands of runners participate. Professionals and amateurs compete. Hundreds of thousands of spectators watch it. They do so throughout its... Continue Reading →

Destabilizing Venezuela

Destabilizing Venezuela by Stephen Lendman On April 14, Venezuelans elected Nicolas Maduro president. He won fair and square. It's official. A nationally televised Monday ceremony announced it.  Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles cried foul. He called Maduro "illegitimate." He refuses to recognize election results. He demands a recount. He wants "every vote" counted. National Electoral Council... Continue Reading →

Hunger Striking for Liberation, Justice and Dignity

Hunger Striking for Liberation, Justice and Dignity by Stephen Lendman Samer Issawi's a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine activist. In April 2004, he was wrongfully arrested. He committed no crime. He was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment. In October 2011, he was released. He and over 1,000 other Palestinian political prisoners were freed.... Continue Reading →

Gold Drops Most in 30 Years

Gold Drops Most in 30 Years by Stephen Lendman It's getting hammered. In August 2011, it rose above $1,900 an ounce. It was an all-time high. At midday April 15, it was $1,364. It's a 28%+ decline. Silver's also hit hard. In 2011, it exceeded $48 an ounce. It plunged to its midday April 15... Continue Reading →

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