Obamacare Targets Entitlements

Obamacare Targets Entitlements - by Stephen LendmanMeeting with the Washington Post's editorial staff on January 16, President-elect Obama pledged to reform entitlements saying the process would begin straightaway by convening a "fiscal responsibility summit" before delivering his first budget to Congress."What we have done is kicked this can down the road. We are now at... Continue Reading →

IF Stone: An Iconic Radical Journalist

IF Stone: An Iconic Radical Journalist - by Stephen LendmanBorn Isador Feinstein in 1907, his brother Louis said he changed his name at age 30 because "he didn't want to turn a reader off who might be anti-Semetic, right away, to avoid anti-Semitism in his work." Most people called him Izzy, and when he died... Continue Reading →

Funding Sweatshops Globally

Funding Sweatshops Globally - by Stephen LendmanIn July 2008, SweatFree Communities (SFC) released a report titled, "Subsidizing Sweatshops: How Our Tax Dollars Fund the Race to the Bottom, and What Cities and States Can Do" in which it studied 12 factories in nine countries that produce employee uniforms for nine major companies.Widespread human and labor... Continue Reading →

October Surprise – Peace Prize to a War Criminal

October Surprise: Peace Prize to a War Criminal - by Stephen LendmanThe Nobel Committee's tradition is long and inglorious, but for the well-informed no surprise. Consider its past honorees:-- Henry Kissinger;-- Shimon Peres;-- Yitzhak Rabin;-- Menachem Begin;-- FW de Klerk;-- Al Gore;-- The Dalai Lama, a covert CIA asset;-- Kofi Annan, a reliable imperial war... Continue Reading →

Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities

Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities - by Stephen LendmanA new low-wage industry study by the Center for Urban Economic Development, the National Employment Law Project, and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment exposes the dark side of workforce exploitation in America's three largest cities - New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.From January... Continue Reading →

The Gaza War’s Effect on Women

The Gaza War's Effect on Women - by Stephen LendmanThe Palestinian Centre for Human Rights' (PCHR) new report, titled "Through Women's Eyes," highlights "the Gender-Specific Impact and Consequences of Operation Cast Lead" and the ongoing siege, including 12 case study examples "through the victims' words." Several are discussed below.In patriarchal Palestinian society, women traditionally are... Continue Reading →

Ineffectiveness and Dangers of Flu Shots

Ineffectiveness and Dangers of Flu Shots - by Stephen LendmanBelieving what governments say can be hazardous to your health. It's even truer from corporate-sponsored studies on the benefits of their products. Thus, be very leery about the new CSL Ltd. one on the effectiveness of taking one Swine Flu dose. More to the point, any... Continue Reading →

More Obama Administration Witch-Hunt Prosecutions

More Obama Administration Witch-Hunt Targets - by Stephen LendmanThe FBI's top six news stories for the week ending September 25 were about arrests and/or indictments of suspected Muslim terrorists. Combined, they became the latest national security targets in America's war on Islam. Waged relentlessly since 9/11, it continues unabated under Obama for the same political... Continue Reading →

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