Scoundrel Media Support for Obama

Scoundrel Media Support for Obama by Stephen Lendman Months before November's election, New York Times editors made their choice: Obama in 2012. Expect an official endorsement to follow. Editorial support signals it. On June 14, The Times headlined "The Political Contrast," saying: Obama's recent Cleveland community college speech "contrast(ed) his goals and the failed Bush-era... Continue Reading →

Gaza Blockade’s Fifth Anniversary

Gaza Blockade‚Äôs Fifth Anniversary by Stephen Lendman Gaza's blockade is illegal. Collective punishment is prohibited. Fourth Geneva's Article 33 states: "No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited." "Pillage is prohibited." "Reprisals against protected... Continue Reading →

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy by Stephen Lendman On July 6, 1945, Harry Truman authorized awarding the Medal of Freedom "to any person....who, or on after December 7, 1941, has performed a meritorious act or service which has aided the United States in the prosecution of a war against an enemy or enemies and for... Continue Reading →

JPMorgan Chase on Capitol Hill

JPMorgan Chase on Capitol Hill by Stephen Lendman On June 13, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testified before the Senate Banking Committee. He discussed his firm's recent trading loss and industry practices. It was more of a homecoming than grilling. Washington is Wall Street occupied territory. Foxes guard the hen house. Regulators don't regulate. Oversight... Continue Reading →

Olympism Profiteering, Exploitation and Corruption

Olympism Profiteering, Exploitation and Corruption by Stephen Lendman Olympism is more about profiteering, exploitation, and cynicism than sport.  Helen Jefferson Lenskyj knows it well. More on her writings below. For over a century, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hypocritically advanced notions of peace, unity, friendship, and sport the way it's meant to be. The Olympic... Continue Reading →

Stepped Up Russia Bashing

Stepped Up Russia Bashing by Stephen Lendman Russia is Washington's main military rival. Each nation has powerful nuclear arsenals and delivery systems able to destroy the other.  On December 31, 1999, Russia's lost decade under Boris Yeltsin ended. Vladimir Putin replaced him.  Yeltsin institutionalized "shock therapy." Economic genocide followed. GDP plunged 50%. Life expectancy fell.... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Approves Police State Harshness

Supreme Court Approves Police State Harshness by Stephen Lendman On June 12, 2008, the Supreme Court ruled 5 - 4 in Boumediene v. Bush. It affirmed habeas rights for Guantanamo detainees. It let them petition for release from lawlessly imposed custody. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. He said America maintains complete jurisdiction over... Continue Reading →

Spain: The Latest Shoe to Drop

Spain: The Latest Shoe to Drop  by Stephen Lendman This one won't be the last. The late Bob Chapman warned years ago about what's unfolding now in real time. He explained what this writer calls bad policies assure bad results. It happens every time. They've simmered for decades. They continue now. They're worse than ever.... Continue Reading →

Pressure Builds for War on Syria

Pressure Builds for War on Syria by Stephen Lendman It's baked in the cake. Preparations began months ago. Regime change plans are longstanding. The road to Tehran runs through Damascus. Washington runs everything. It controls the process. At stake is regional dominance. Key also is shutting out Russia and China.  War is the strategy of... Continue Reading →

Contagion Affects Europe

Contagion Affects Europe by Stephen Lendman Europe keeps sinking deeper into financial crisis. Eurozone straightjacket rules force 17 dissimilar countries to live by one size fits all diktats. Flawed planning preordained eventual disaster. Monthly more systemic cracks emerge. Money creation alone prevents collapse. That game only works for so long.  An unstoppable slow motion train... Continue Reading →

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