Washington v. Cuba After Castro

Washington v. Cuba After Castro - by Stephen LendmanOn February 18, at 5:30PM in Havana an era ended when Fidel Castro's written statement announced it. It was read on early Tuesday morning radio and television and reprinted in the Cuban newspaper Granma as follows: "....I will neither aspire to nor accept, I repeat, I will... Continue Reading →

Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods

Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods - by Stephen LendmanThis article discusses the potential health risks of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). It draws on some previously used material because its importance bears repeating. It also cites three notable books and highlights one in particular - Jeffrey Smith's "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of... Continue Reading →

Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez

Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez - by Stephen LendmanSince the Bush administration took office in January 2001, it's targeted Hugo Chavez relentlessly. From the aborted two-day April 2002 coup attempt to the 2002-03 oil management lockout to the failed 2004 recall referendum to stoking opposition rallies against the constitutional reform referendum to constant pillorying in... Continue Reading →

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire - by Stephen LendmanFor Big Media, truth is a scare commodity and in times of war it's the first casualty, or as esteemed journalist John Pilger noted: "Journalism (not truth) is the first casualty (of war). Not only that: it('s)....a weapon of war (by its) virulent censorship....by omission... Continue Reading →

Life in Occupied Gaza

Life in Occupied Gaza - by Stephen LendmanLife in occupied Gaza was never easy, but conditions worsened markedly after Hamas' surprise January 2006 electoral victory. Israel refused recognition along with the US and the West. All outside aid was cut off, an economic embargo and sanctions were imposed, and the legitimate government was isolated. Stepped... Continue Reading →

Jennifer Van Bergen’s “The Twilight of Democracy”

Reviewing Jennifer Van Bergen's "The Twilight of Democracy" - by Stephen LendmanJennifer Van Bergen is an author, activist and educator who currently teaches English and writing at Sante Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. Professionally, she's also a journalist, legal analyst and non-practicing attorney who's written, spoken out and debated widely on Patriot Act justice... Continue Reading →

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