Madrid Vows to Block Catalan Independence

Madrid Vows to Block Catalan Independence by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) State-sponsored street violence tried preventing Sunday’s referendum from taking place. It may have been prelude for harsher measures ahead. Fascist PM Mariano Rajoy announced his intention, saying “(i)f anyone plans to declare the independence of part of the territory of... Continue Reading →

US-Supported Terrorist Blasts Hit Damascus

US-Supported Terrorist Blasts Hit Damascus by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Washington supports ISIS, al-Nusra and likeminded terrorist groups - bearing full responsibility for their high crimes, easily ended by no longer recruiting, funding, arming, training and directing them. On Monday, multiple blasts in the Damascus Midan district killed at least 15,... Continue Reading →

Russian and US Objectives in Syria Worlds Apart

Russian and US Objectives in Syria Worlds Apart by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Russian aerial operations are smashing terrorists in Syria. Washington supports them, massacring civilians instead, along with destroying vital infrastructure. Over the 10-day September 19 - 29 period, Russian warplanes killed over 2,350 US-supported ISIS and al-Nusra terrorists, according... Continue Reading →

Catalan Officials Meet to Plan Independence

Catalan Officials Meet to Plan Independence by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) On Monday, Catalan officials met in Barcelona. Referendum results showed 90% of the autonomous region’s residents support independence from fascist Spain. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont chaired a Monday cabinet meeting. He’s expected to ask regional parliamentarians to vote on an... Continue Reading →

Puerto Rico: A Public Health Catastrophe

Puerto Rico: A Public Health Catastrophe by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke deplorably called the federal response to crisis conditions in Puerto Rico a “good news story,” adding she’s “very satisfied.” San Juan Mayor Yulin Cruz emotionally responded, saying “(w)ell, maybe from where she’s standing it’s... Continue Reading →

Catalans Choose Independence from Fascist Spain

Catalans Choose Independence from Fascist Spain by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Sunday was a day to remember, a remarkable display of people power, overwhelmingly choosing independence from despotic Madrid governance by a resounding 90% majority - despite state-sponsored violence unleashed against them. Catalonia’s government said “(o)ut of the 2,262,424 ballots that... Continue Reading →

Ken Burns’ Reinvented Vietnam War History

Ken Burns’ Reinvented Vietnam War History by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) In 2015, the Pentagon tried the same thing, a duplicitous 50th anniversary commemoration. It reinvented naked aggression against a nation threatening no one - ending in a humiliating US defeat, slaughtering millions of Southeast Asians its only accomplishment. Daniel Ellsberg’s... Continue Reading →

US/Israeli Plot to Carve Up the Middle East

US/Israeli Plot to Carve up the Middle East by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Longstanding US/Israeli plans call for redrawing the Middle East map, replacing independent governments with pro-Western puppet regimes, balkanizing Iraq, Syria, Iran and other regional countries for easier control, looting their resources, and exploiting their people. Hezbollah leader Sayyed... Continue Reading →

Catalan Voters Face Police State Violence

Catalan Voters Face Police State Violence by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Self-determination is a universal right, affirmed by the UN Charter and other international law - rejected by despotic states like Spain, masquerading as democratic. On Sunday, Catalans trying to vote in their independence referendum are being assaulted by thuggish police... Continue Reading →

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