Remembering Gore Vidal

Remembering Gore Vidal by Stephen Lendman Many labels characterize him: distinguished author, essayist, playwright, historian, acerbic sociopolitical/cultural critic, freethinker, intellectual, and humanist.  In 2009, the American Humanist Association (AHA) named him honorary president.  On July 31, Gore Vidal died from complications of pneumonia at his Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles home. He was 86. He'll be... Continue Reading →

Washington’s Total War on Syria

Washington's Total War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Syria attacked no one. It threatens no one. It's victimized by naked Western aggression. Proxy death squads are used. They're armed, funded, trained, and directed by regional and Western states. Washington's scorched earth mass killing and destruction constitutes total war. It's US policy in all conflicts. Syrians... Continue Reading →

Washington’s Aleppo Strategy Failed

Washington's Aleppo Strategy Failed by Stephen Lendman Since WW II, America lost every war it waged. Its only success was destroying nations and murdering millions.  Imagine that legacy for current and future historians to address. Imagine how few will do it accurately and honorably. Imagine a nation glorifying wars in the name of peace. Historians... Continue Reading →

Capitalism Failed

Capitalism Failed by Stephen Lendman Economic/financial systems dependent on wars and predation eventually self-destruct. Western capitalism is no exception. Money power runs things. War profiteering is policy. Ordinary people have no say. Exploiting them for profit is prioritized. Divisions between rich and poor grow. By some measures they're unprecedented. Money power in private hands and... Continue Reading →

Major Media Admit Presence of Foreign Militants in Syria

Major Media Admit Presence of Foreign Militants in Syria by Stephen Lendman Syria's conflict isn't an uprising, revolution or civil war. It's lawless Western aggression. It targets an independent government and its people. Doing so violates fundamental international law. Washington planned it years ago. It wants puppet leaders installed. It's Afghanistan/Iraq/Libya 2.0. America destroys nations... Continue Reading →

CIA Calls Israel Main US Regional Spy Threat

CIA Calls Israel Main US Regional Spy Threat by Stephen Lendman On July 28, AP reported it. Anonymous sources were cited. The CIA's Tel Aviv station chief discovered "sensitive equipment he used (at home) to communicate with" headquarters personnel in Langley, VA was compromised. He told his superiors. It happened to Washington's previous station chief.... Continue Reading →

Permanent War: Official US Policy

Permanent War: Official US Policy by Stephen Lendman Nations don’t wage permanent wars and survive. Imagine one calling itself a democracy trying. Washington spends more on militarism and imperial wars than the rest of the world combined. At the same time, vital domestic needs go begging. America lives by the sword. One day it'll perish... Continue Reading →

Emergency Central Bank Intervention Coming?

Emergency Central Bank Intervention Coming? by Stephen Lendman Greece is a corpse. It's waiting for its obituary to be written. Spain is on life support. Portugal and Ireland are wheezing. Italy is breathing hard. Britannia is sinking. America isn't far behind. Progressive Radio News Hour regular Jack Rasmus said significant private sector job creation, housing... Continue Reading →

High Stakes in Syria

High Stakes in Syria by Stephen Lendman The region's fate hangs in the balance. Perhaps much more. The potential ugly reality is chilling. Make no mistake. Washington orchestrated months of bloodbath. Obama officials bear full responsibility. They were last year against Libya. They are currently as violence wracks the country. The battle for Aleppo now... Continue Reading →

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