America’s Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Bondage Coming

America's Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Bondage Coming by Stephen Lendman For growing numbers of American youths, higher education is increasingly out of reach. High tuition and fees make it unaffordable. So does a disturbing government/corporate partnership. Millions of students need financial aid. They're exploited for profit. Providers are enriched. Higher education involves debt entrapment. ... Continue Reading →

Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for June 14, 15, and 16, 2013

Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for June 14, 15, and 16, 2013 Friday, June 14 at 10AM US Central time: Francis Boyle Boyle is a distinguished University of Illinois law professor, activist, and internationally recognized expert on international law and human rights. His many books include "Palestine, Palestinians and International Law," "Biowarfare and Terrorism," and... Continue Reading →

Syria’s Qusair Victory Matters

Syria's Qusair Victory Matters by Stephen Lendman Qusair's strategically important. Western-backed death squads controlled it for over a year. On June 5, Syrian forces triumphed. Insurgent fighters were routed. Many were killed. Others were captured. Remaining elements fled. On June 8, Buwayda village was secured. It was the final area-held insurgent position. Syria's in full... Continue Reading →

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying by Stephen Lendman It doesn't surprise. On June 8, Haaretz headlined "What was the Israeli involvement in collecting US communications intel for NSA?" More on that below. On April 3, 2012, James Bamford headlined "Shady Companies with Ties to Israel Wiretap for US for the NSA." He said NSA chief... Continue Reading →

Freedom in America: Rest in Peace

Freedom in America: Rest in Peace by Stephen Lendman Political philosopher Montesquieu (1689 - 1755) once said: "There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." International, constitutional and US statute laws no longer matter. Obama declared them null and void. He does... Continue Reading →

Unconstitutional US Data-Mining

Unconstitutional US Data-Mining by Stephen Lendman On June 5, London's Guardian reported part of it. "NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily," it headlined. On June 6, a follow-up article headlined "NSA taps in to systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and others, secret files reveal."  The Washington Post followed with its own... Continue Reading →

New York Times Editors Defend the Indefensible

New York Times Editors Defend the Indefensible by Stephen Lendman It's standard Times practice. It's longstanding. On June 6, Times editors praised Obama's selection of Susan Rice and Samantha Power.  They're deplorable choices. They'll move from current capacities to new national security positions. More on that below. Times editors endorsed what demands condemnation. What they... Continue Reading →

Bilderberg Conference Begins

Bilderberg Conference Convenes by Stephen Lendman On June 5, the London Evening Standard headlined "No minutes, no press conferences - just the world's power brokers chewing the fat on the issues of the day. It's the Bilderberg conference - and it's coming to a suburb near you." On June 6, it convened. It continues through... Continue Reading →

Samantha Power for UN Envoy

Samantha Power for UN Envoy by Stephen Lendman Obama's cabinet, national security team, and other close advisors reflect a virtual rogues gallery of scoundrels. Susan Rice as National Security Advisor and Samantha Power as UN envoy are on board in new capacities. Rice shifts from UN ambassador to the White House. A previous article quoted... Continue Reading →

Susan Rice for National Security Advisor

Susan Rice for National Security Advisor by Stephen Lendman Previous articles discussed her. Calling her controversial stops short of accurately characterizing her. Moral depravity explains best. Vishay Prashad calls her the "queen of interventionist hawks." South African journalist Getahune Bekele said she's a "consummate ally of grubby despots." Ray McGovern says she believes "hawkishness" is... Continue Reading →

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