American Style Free Trade

American Style Free Trade - by Stephen LendmanAgreements like NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, and various bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) have proved hugely destructive, superseding national laws, sovereignty, labor rights, environmental concerns, and more. "There's no free collective bargaining for workers," says Ralph Nader. "There's no rule of law (either, just) bribery, (worker exploitation and plunder). These... Continue Reading →

Torture in US Prisons

Torture in US Prisons - by Stephen LendmanIn March 2005, a UK Deborah Davis Channel 4 report titled, "Torture, Inc., America's Brutal Prisons" highlighted the horrors, including prisoners savaged by dogs, brutally shocked with cattle prods, burned by toxic chemicals, harmed by stun guns, beaten, stripped naked and abused in various other ways. Sound familiar?... Continue Reading →

Cholera Outbreak Hits Port-au-Prince

Cholera Outbreak Hits Port-au-Prince - by Stephen LendmanOn November 9, Haiti Libre said city authorities examined at least 120 suspected cases, mostly in Cite Soleil, the extremely impoverished, densely populated community home to around 400,000. More vulnerable from Hurricane Tomas flooding, Partners in Health (PIH) called crowded camps "a potential flashpoint for a cholera outbreak.... Continue Reading →

Shin Bet Mistreatment of Palestinian Detainees

Shin Bet Mistreatment of Palestinian Detainees - by Stephen LendmanAn October B'Tselem/HaMoked, Center of the Defence of the Individual report, titled "Kept in the Dark: Treatment of Palestinian Detainees in the Petach-Tikva Interrogation Facility of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet)" is discussed below. Though, in some respects, treatment over the years has changed, it... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Fake Muslim Outreach

Obama's Fake Muslim Outreach - by Stephen LendmanWhile slaughtering Muslims abroad, supporting Israeli's illegal occupation and genocidal Gaza siege, as well as waging domestic war on Islam, Reuters, on November 9, headlined, "Obama says US earnest, reaching out to Muslim world," saying:From Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, "President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Washington's... Continue Reading →

Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption

Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption - by Stephen LendmanLaunched in May 2007, the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks nations according to peacefulness. Its 2010 report includes 149 countries, graded on the basis of "ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society and militarisation...."An earlier article discussed GPI's 2008 survey, accessed... Continue Reading →

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