The War on Free Expression

The War on Free Expression - by Stephen LendmanIn a post-9/11 climate, the right of free expression is under attack and endangered in the age of George Bush when dissent may be called a threat to national security, terrorism, or treason. But losing that most precious of all rights means losing our freedom that 18th... Continue Reading →

“Worthy and Unworthy Victims

"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" - by Stephen LendmanEconomist and media critic Edward S. Herman and social and political critic Noam Chomsky note two kinds of victims in their classic 1988 book "Manufacturing Consent." So does journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger in his writings. "Unworthy" ones are the many unmentioned tens of thousands killed in... Continue Reading →

New US Postal Rates Undermine Small Publications

New US Postal Rates Undermine Small Publications - by Stephen LendmanThe US Constitution's First Amendment guarantees the right of free expression including a press free to do it in. Jefferson, Madison and Congress wanted information easily and cheaply disseminated to the public and structured a comprehensive postal system designed to do it reaching into cities... Continue Reading →

Ecuador Votes For Revolutionary Change

Ecuador Votes For Revolutionary Change - by Stephen LendmanEcuadorean President Raphael Correa took office January 15 promising his people progressive, revolutionary social and economic change unlike anything this country of mostly impoverished people ever had before under its right wing only governments beholden solely to capital interests. Correa promised a "citizens' revolution" beginning by drafting... Continue Reading →

The Racist War On Immigrants

The Racist War on Immigrants - by Stephen LendmanEmma Lazarus' memorable words on Lady Liberty's pedestal once had meaning as a new nation grew. No longer in a country hostile to the tired, the poor, the huddled masses, the wretched refuse, the homeless and many others not making the grade in a white supremacist Judeo-Christian... Continue Reading →

A Review of John Ross’ Zapatistas

A Review of John Ross' Zapatistas - by Stephen LendmanJohn Ross is a Latin American correspondent and activist who's been living in and writing about Mexico for nearly four decades turning out some of the most important and incisive analysis of events there of anyone covering the country, its history, politics and people. Few writers... Continue Reading →

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