Grassroots Support for Aristide’s Return

Grassroots Support for Aristide's Return - by Stephen LendmanTwo recent articles discussed his eagerness to return, accessed through the following links:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/01/let-aristide-return.htmlhttp://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/02/haiti-update-electoral-runoff-and.htmlHe explained he's "ready....today, tomorrow, at any time. The purpose is very clear: To contribute to serving my Haitian sisters and brothers as a simple citizen in the field of education."After six eye surgeries in... Continue Reading →

Mubarak’s Thirty-Year Dictatorship

Mubarak's Thirty-Year Dictatorship - by Stephen LendmanThroughout decades of brutal rule, Mubarak remained a steadfast US ally. As a result, Washington rewarded him generously. US administrations also ignored his crimes, corruption, and lawlessness, as late January released WikiLeaks cables reveal, showing Obama knew he kept power through ruthless state terror.On January 15, 2009, ambassador Margaret... Continue Reading →

George Bush: Preliminary Indictment for Torture

George Bush: Preliminary Indictment for Torture - by Stephen LendmanA previous article addressed torture as official US policy under Bush, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2008/07/torture-as-official-us-policy.htmlIt remains so under Obama, authorized at the highest levels of government as part of America's bogus war on terror to instill fear and target suspected political opponents globally, including at... Continue Reading →

Field Notes on America-Style Democracy

Field Notes on American-Style Democracy - by Stephen LendmanPerhaps George Bernard Shaw was thinking of Obama's administration when he said, "Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for the appointment of the corrupt few." Obama upholds the tradition and then some, doing more harm globally in two years than... Continue Reading →

Briana Waters: Victimized by Green Scare State Terrorism

Briana Waters: Victimized by Green Scare State Terrorism - by Stephen LendmanAn earlier article discussed her case, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2008/04/green-scare-state-terrorism.htmlContent from it is repeated below before updating her status. An innocent woman, she's one of many victims of US state terrorism, in her case for courageous environmental activism. Her web site provides more... Continue Reading →

We’re All Egyptians Now!

We're All Egyptians Now! - by Stephen LendmanAnd Tunisians, and Yemenis, and Algerians, and Jordanians, and Lebanese, and, of course, Palestinians, suffering for over six decades after Israel stole their historic homeland, over 43 years under brutal, suffocating occupation. Their struggle is ours, and it's high time we reacted, showing spirit as courageous as theirs.In... Continue Reading →

Haiti Update: Electoral Runoff and Aristide’s Status

Haiti Update: Electoral Runoff and Aristide's Status - by Stephen LendmanWith world attention focused on Middle East events, mainly Egypt's, Haiti's gotten little attention despite its compelling need for real change. So far, it's nowhere in sight, nor openly discussed, or demanded like visible millions are doing abroad.Stay tuned. It may happen if visceral anger... Continue Reading →

End Game in Egypt

End Game in Egypt - by Stephen LendmanOn February 3, New York Times writers Helene Cooper and Mark Landler headlined, "White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak's Exit," saying:His administration is "discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for (Mubarak) to resign immediately and turn over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar... Continue Reading →

El Salvador’s Sweatshop Economy

El Salvador's Sweatshop Economy - by Stephen LendmanA previous article addressed global sweatshop wage slavery, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/02/global-sweatshop-wage-slavery.htmlDefinition of a SweatshopThe term has been around since the 19th century.Definitions vary but essentially refer to workplaces where employees work for poor pay, few or no benefits, in unsafe, unfavorable, harsh, and/or hazardous environments, are... Continue Reading →

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