Targeting Israel with Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions, and Prosecutions

Targeting Israel with Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions, and Prosecutions - by Stephen LendmanEnough is enough. After 61 years of Palestinian slaughter, displacement, occupation, oppression, and international dismissiveness and complicity, global action is essential. Israel must be held accountable. World leaders won't do it, so grassroots movements must lead the way.In 2004, Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote:"The end... Continue Reading →

Fascist Rule in Israel

Fascist Rule in Israel - by Stephen LendmanOn February 10, Israel held parliamentary elections for 120 seats in its 18th Knesset. The process repeats every four years unless the body calls an earlier election by majority vote. The prime minister may also ask the president to request one early that will proceed unless the Knesset... Continue Reading →

Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote

Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote - by Stephen LendmanOn February 15, Venezuelans voted on whether to let presidents, National Assembly representatives, governors, mayors, and state legislators run indefinitely for re-election after Chavez last December proposed a national referendum for constitutional change - so voters, not politicians could decide.Sunday they spoke decisively in favor by a... Continue Reading →

Toxic Plans for Toxic Assets

Toxic Plans for Toxic Assets - by Stephen LendmanExit Paulson, enter Geithner with the latest "no banker left behind plan" - aka whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. Yet, the reception was underwhelming. The Dow plummeted 382 points while investors took shelter in bonds and gold. AP reported that "the new bank rescue plan... Continue Reading →

A Short History of US Government Handouts

A Short History of US Government Handouts - by Stephen LendmanGlobal economies are withering while Washington conceives "Financial Recovery Plan(s) from Hell," according to economist Michael Hudson in his latest February 11 article. Bankers demand more trillions, "or (they'll) plunge the economy into financial crisis." What they want they'll get, and here's where things now... Continue Reading →

Obama’s “War on Terror”

Obama's "War on Terror" - by Stephen LendmanThe language is softened and deceptive. The strategy and tactics are not. The "war on terror" continues. Promised change is talk, not policy. Just look at Obama's "war cabinet," discussed in an earlier article. It assures:-- the "strongest military on the planet" by outspending all other countries combined;--... Continue Reading →

A New Administration, Tired Old Policies

A New Administration, Tired Old Policies - by Stephen LendmanIn Part I of his year-end analysis, money manager and market strategist Jeremy Grantham assessed the global economic crisis:"Greed + Incompetence + A Belief in Market Efficiency = Disaster. Greed and reckless overconfidence on the part of almost everyone caused (risk avoidance) to a degree that... Continue Reading →

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