Rights of Demonstrators in Palestine

Rights of Demonstrators in Palestine by Stephen Lendman Last September, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) published an "Informational Pamphlet for Demonstrators in the Occupied Territories." It provided "coping strategies." Free societies permit peaceful demonstrations. They also allow free expression. In Occupied Palestine, Israel prohibits both. Doing so violates fundamental international law. Since... Continue Reading →

Death Squad Atrocities in Syria

Death Squad Atrocities in Syria by Stephen Lendman Since early 2011, Washington waged proxy war on Syria. Daily it continues down and dirty.  Targeting civilians is policy. So are atrocities grave enough to make some despots blush. Syria's conflict isn't an uprising, revolution or civil war. It's naked Western aggression. Syria's been invaded. A struggle... Continue Reading →

Targeting Chavez

Targeting Chavez by Stephen Lendman Since taking office in February 1999, Chavez has been Washington's number one Latin American enemy. He worries US officials for good reason. He's a powerful threat. He represents a good example. Venezuela's social democracy shames America's. Bolivarianism works.  So does its political system. Elections are open, free and fair. US... Continue Reading →

Day of Infamy at General Assembly

Day of Infamy at General Assembly by Stephen Lendman On August 3, The General Assembly ignored rule of law principles. Member states are sworn to uphold them.  It passed a non-binding Syrian resolution 133 - 12. Thirty-one nations abstained. Cowardice defines their failure to do the right thing. Saudi Arabia drafted the measure. It partnered... Continue Reading →

World Bank Opposes Palestinian Sovereignty

World Bank Opposes Palestinian Sovereignty  by Stephen Lendman Washington controls the World Bank. Current president Jim Yong Kim formerly was Dartmouth College president. The World Bank and IMF were established to integrate developing nations into the Global North-dominated world economy.  They've done it in ways other than originally mandated. The IMF was created to stabilize... Continue Reading →

Bazooka Economics

Bazooka Economics by Stephen Lendman Did he or didn't he? ECB president Mario Draghi promised "whatever it takes." Great expectations arose. August 2 was D-Day.  Fizzle followed sizzle. Bazooka plans stalled. More on Draghi's pronouncement below and what it means. Europe's economy is broken. Monetary intervention solved nothing. Core problems fester and grow. Contagion spreads... Continue Reading →

Mad Dog Leaders Threaten Humanity

Mad Dog Leaders Threaten Humanity by Stephen Lendman A common thread defines Obama and Netanyahu. Their agenda threatens humanity. Both head modern-day Spartas. Israel is very much involved in Washington's war on Syria. At issue is destroying another independent state, murdering thousands, planning more wars, and threatening the entire region and beyond. Iran is next... Continue Reading →

Illegitimate Sanctions on Iran

Illegitimate Sanctions on Iran by Stephen Lendman Washington bears full responsibility for imposing illegitimate sanctions on Iran. Other countries are pressured to agree. Doing so harms their own interests. Heavy-handed US bullying largely gets its way. Rule of law principles and norms are violated. At issue is advancing Washington's imperium. America's 1977 International Emergency Economic... Continue Reading →

The Austerity Hoax

The Austerity Hoax by Stephen Lendman Since 2008, Western nations have force-fed their people austerity poison. Decline replaces prosperity. Millions suffer. Living standards deteriorate. Societies become no longer fit to live in. Neoliberal and imperial priorities let essential public needs go begging. How much more people will take before erupting remains to be seen. The... Continue Reading →

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