Media Response to Venezuelan Elections

The Media Response to Venezuelan Elections - by Stephen LendmanOn November 23, Venezuela held regional and local elections for governors, mayors and other municipal offices. Over 5000 candidates contested in 603 races for 22 state governors, 328 mayors, 233 state legislative council members, 13 Caracas Metropolitan area council members, and seven others for the Alto... Continue Reading →

Israel’s Slow-Motion Genocide in Occupied Palestine

Israel's Slow-Motion Genocide in Occupied Palestine - by Stephen LendmanImagine life under these conditions:Living in limbo under a foreign occupier. Having no self-determination, no right of return, and no power over your daily life. Being in constant fear, economically strangled, and collectively punished. Having your free movement denied by enclosed population centers, closed borders, regular... Continue Reading →

Extrajudicial Assassinations As Official Israeli Policy

Extrajudicial Assassinations As Official Israeli Policy - by Stephen LendmanExtra-judicial killings are indefensible, morally abhorrent, and illegal under international laws and norms. Article 23b of the 1907 Hague Regulations prohibits "assassination, proscription, or outlawry of an enemy, or putting a price upon an enemy's head, as well as offering a reward for any enemy 'dead... Continue Reading →

Worse Than the Great Depression?

Worse Than the Great Depression? - by Stephen LendmanIt's a minority but growing view, including from 86-year old former Goldman Sachs chairman, John Whitehead, at the November 12 Reuters Global Finance Summit in New York. As disturbing evidence mounts, he said: "I think it would be worse than the depression. We're talking about reducing the... Continue Reading →

Targeting Hugo Chavez

Targeting Hugo Chavez - by Stephen LendmanSince taking office in February 1999, America's dominant media have relentlessly attacked Chavez because of the good example he represents and threat it might spread in spite of scant chance it will in today's climate. Yet some of his fiercest critics maintain pressure and show up often on the... Continue Reading →

Global Economic Tremors

Global Economic Tremors - by Stephen LendmanOn October 28, the Financial Times' columnist Martin Wolf wrote: "Preventing a global slump must be the priority." He cited Nouriel Roubini back in February listing "twelve steps to financial disaster," all of which the US took and dragged the whole world down with it. Priority one is to... Continue Reading →

Obama Mania

Obama Mania - by Stephen LendmanOn November 4, the world exhaled. The age of George Bush ended, and a new one under Barak Obama began. With high hopes he'll reverse the toxic legacy of the past eight years. Adopt socially progressive policies. End foreign wars. Govern the nation responsibly, democratically for all its people. Show... Continue Reading →

The Wages of Sin

The Wages of Sin - by Stephen Lendman"Reaping the whirlwind" for money manager and market strategist Jeremy Grantham in his latest no-nonsense commentary. Worlds different from most in the mainstream. Cheerleaders in upturns. Downplaying risks. Soft-pedaling reversals and still many in denial about the severity of today's crisis. The virtual certainty of a deep and... Continue Reading →

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