Crisis Economic Conditions

Crisis Economic Conditions by Stephen Lendman Global economic data signal trouble. Headlines reflect worsening conditions. The Financial Times said America's dismal jobs report and world economic weakness raise "fears of a sharp global slowdown" or worse. According to the London Guardian, Britain and Euroland face a "deeper recession after figures showed manufacturing output slumped at... Continue Reading →

Reason for Hope and Despair in Palestine

Reason for Hope and Despair in Palestine By Stephen Lendman First the good news. On May 24, Haaretz headlined "Turkey issues arrest warrants for ex-IDF officers," saying: Four former senior IDF officers were named. They include Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, military intelligence head Amos Yadlin, naval commander Eliezer Marom, and air force intelligence head... Continue Reading →

Wisconsin’s Recall Election

Wisconsin's Recall Election by Stephen Lendman Winter 2011 witnessed an epic worker rights battle. Wisconsin public workers challenged Republican Governor Scott Walker. He won round one. Workers get another chance. On June 5, they'll choose between him and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Neither offers much choice. More on that below. Lieutenant governor and four senate... Continue Reading →

Discrimination Against Arab Communities in Israel

Discrimination Against Arab Communities in Israel and Palestine by Stephen Lendman An April joint Bimkom Planners for Planning Rights/Arab Center for Alternative Planning (ACAP) report titled "Outline Planning for Arab Localities in Israel" explains state-sponsored discriminatory injustice. Bimkom's Cesar Yeudki called study findings "a recipe for further widening the gaps between population groups in Israeli... Continue Reading →

Opposing Doctrines: Putin v. Obama

Opposing Doctrines: Putin v. Obama One leader supports peace and stability. The other thrives on violence and wages imperial wars.  One believes nation-state sovereignty is inviolable. The other endorses the divine right of intervention. One affirms UN Charter and other rule of law principles. The other discards them as quaint, old fashioned, and obstacles to... Continue Reading →

Risking Global War

Risking Global War by Stephen Lendman Tyranny and permanent wars define Obama's agenda. Since taking office, he exceeded the worst of George Bush.  Much more ahead is coming. Ravaging humanity is policy. Foreign nations and America's homeland are targeted. Rule of law principles are ignored. Unchallenged dominance alone matters.  Plans are to crush dissent and... Continue Reading →

Baghdadi Mahmoudi Faces Torture and Death in Libya

Baghdadi Mahmoudi Faces Torture and Death in Libya by Stephen Lendman Mahmoudi is a physician. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister before becoming Prime Minister and General Secretary of the General People's Congress of the Libyan Jamahiriya. He assumed that post in March 2006.  Mathaba explained that he wasn't Gaddafi's prime minister. He served... Continue Reading →

Murder, Inc: Official Obama Policy

Murder, Inc: Official Obama Policy by Stephen Lendman Obama's wars increase body counts daily. New ones planned will add more. Death squads operate in 120 or more countries. So do CIA agents licensed to kill.  US citizens may be targeted at home or abroad. No one anywhere is safe.  Summary judgment means no arrests. No... Continue Reading →

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