Thanksgiving Hypocrisy

Thanksgiving Hypocrisy - by Stephen LendmanIn the US, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks for the year's blessings and bounty. At least that's how it began. It's not, however, the current practice. Most people defile the day's spirit in how they spend it over a full four day holiday... Continue Reading →

Torturing Palestinian Detainees

Torturing Palestinian Detainees - by Stephen LendmanB'Tselem is the conservative Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories with a well-deserved reputation for accuracy. A group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists and Knesset members founded the organization in 1989 to "document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in... Continue Reading →

Our Man in Islamabad

Our Man in Islamabad - by Stephen LendmanThe Islamic Republic of Pakistan was established in August,1947 when its majority Muslim population separated from British-controlled India and became a sovereign state. Since then, the country has been plagued by wars, political instability, and a series of military coups as it continues stumbling unsuccessfully toward democracy. Nominally,... Continue Reading →

Punishing Gaza

Punishing Gaza - by Stephen LendmanOn September 20, Haaretz reported: "The security cabinet voted unanimously yesterday to increase sanctions against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip (and declare) the region a 'hostile entity.' " A further statement read: "We will reduce the amount of megawattage we provide to the Strip, and Hamas will have to decide whether... Continue Reading →

Congressional Shame and Duplicity

Congressional Shame and Duplicity - by Stephen LendmanThe latest October Reuters/Zogby Index shows record low approval ratings for George Bush and Congress - 24% for the president that looks almost giddy compared to the bottom-scraping 11% level for the nation's lawmakers. It's more evidence that the criminal class in Washington is bipartisan and hoping November,... Continue Reading →

Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation and Genocide

Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation and Genocide - by Stephen LendmanOn October 5, George Bush confronted a public uproar and defended his administration claiming "This government does not torture people." Again he lied. Once secret US Department of Justice (DOJ) legal opinions confirm the Bush administration condones torture by endorsing "the harshest interrogation techniques ever used by... Continue Reading →

UAW Sellout at GM and Chrysler

UAW Sellout at GM and Chrysler - by Stephen LendmanThe September and October United Auto Workers (UAW) GM and Chrysler agreements are just the latest examples of union leadership surrender and betrayal. It's an ominous sign of labor's plight and clear indication of what's ahead - more for business, less for workers, and no relief... Continue Reading →

Nobel Hypocrisy

Nobel Hypocrisy - by Stephen LendmanAlfred Nobel was a wealthy nineteenth century Swedish-born chemist, engineer, inventor of dynamite, armaments manufacturer and war profiteer who remade his image late in life by establishing the awarding of prizes in his name that includes the one for peace. This most noted award was inspired by his one-time secretary... Continue Reading →

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