Act Up Against ACTA

Act Up Against ACTA by Stephen Lendman ACTA's worse than SOPA and PIPA. Net Neutrality and free expression are threatened. In October 2007, negotiations began secretly. At issue is establishing a new intellectual property enforcement treaty - the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). If adopted, fundamental freedoms will be lost. Privatized online censorship will rule. Internet... Continue Reading →

Gaza: Isolated Under Siege

Gaza: Isolated Under Siege by Stephen Lendman Under repressive occupation, Military Orders govern virtually all aspects of life. Freedom is entirely restricted. Police state authority runs Palestine. Although Oslo called Palestine one territorial unit, Israel maintains total control of people and goods movement in and out of Gaza. In June 1989, Israel began restricting free... Continue Reading →

Targeting Syria and Iran

Targeting Syria and Iran by Stephen Lendman Slowed but not derailed by Russia and China vetoing its Security Council resolution, America's regime change/war plans remain on track. In 1999, Washington circumvented the Security Council, UN Charter, and US Constitution to wage aggressive war against nonbelligerent Serbia/Kosovo. According to former Nuremberg prosecutor Walter Rockler, it "constitute(d)... Continue Reading →

Economic Recovery? What Recovery?

Economic Recovery? What Recovery? by Stephen Lendman Reporting it doesn't make it so. In fact, it's more illusion than fact, but that doesn't surprise half of US households impoverished or bordering on it, according to recent US Census data. Nor are independent analysts and economists fooled. Last summer, economist Richard Wolff called "so-called economic 'recovery'... Continue Reading →

Iran: A Manufactured Threat

Iran: A Manufactured Threat by Stephen Lendman Iran attacked no other country in over 200 years. It threatens none now. It's neighbors know it. So do Washington and Israel. Nonetheless, saber rattling warnings continue. At issue is making an independent state a client one. It's why Washington orchestrated Syria's insurgency and continues anti-Iranian propaganda. Tehran... Continue Reading →

Israeli Political Prisoner Khader Adnan Near Death

Israeli Political Prisoner Khader Adnan Near Death by Stephen Lendman Thousands of Palestinian political prisoners languish in Israeli prisons. Virtually daily, more arrests are made. Those incarcerated face torture, appalling prison conditions, and other forms of abuse. Some react in response. Khader did his way by refusing food for multiple reasons, including: his rights and... Continue Reading →

Heading for War on Syria

Heading for War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Washington's longstanding policy is regime change in Iran and Syria. At issue is replacing independent regimes with client ones and securing unchallenged control of valued Middle East resources. On February 4, Russia and China vetoed a largely one-sided anti-Assad resolution. A previous article called him more victim... Continue Reading →

America’s Racist Drug Laws

America's Racist Drug Laws by Stephen Lendman Sentencing Project Executive Director Marc Mauer's a leading expert on sentencing, race, and criminal justice. For 25 years, it's "work(ed) for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration." Criminal injustice is pervasive, especially against people of... Continue Reading →

Russia and China Veto Syria Resolution

Russia and China Veto Syria Resolution by Stephen Lendman Shortly before 1PM EST, Reuters headlined, "Russia, China veto UN resolution telling Assad to quit," saying: The diplomatic "setback" came the day after "Syrian opposition (elements) accused Assad's forces of killing hundreds of people (in) Homs, the bloodiest night in the 11 months of upheaval in... Continue Reading →

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