An Open Letter to Pacifica Radio’s KPFA Management

An Open Letter to Pacifica Radio's KPFA Management - by Stephen LendmanSubject: A "truth emergency" over censorship at Pacifica's flagship station By implementing early December budget and staff cuts, KPFA's management targeted its award-winning Flashpoints Radio for extinction, sullied the name of its founder, Lew Hill, and defiled fundamental First Amendment freedoms without which no... Continue Reading →

Targeting Lawyers – The Case of Paul Bergrin

Targeting Lawyers: The Case of Paul Bergrin - by Stephen LendmanThe Constitution's Sixth Amendment assures defendants in "all criminal prosecutions" the right to speedy, public, fair trials with "the Assistance of (competent) Counsel for his (or her) defense" provided free if unable to pay for it. The Fourteenth Amendment holds government subservient to the law... Continue Reading →

Guantanamo Detainee Deaths

Guantanamo Detainee Deaths - by Stephen LendmanUnder the direction of Professor Mark Denbeaux, Seton Hall University School of Law's Center for Policy & Research (CP&R) published 15 "GTMO Reports," including profiles of detainees held, allegations against them, and discrepancies in government accounts explaining reasons for reported deaths. An earlier report analyzed unclassified government data (obtained... Continue Reading →

Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid

Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid - by Stephen LendmanThe Cape Town, South Africa-based Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) "conduct(s) large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies," and disseminates its findings widely.In May 2009, it issued a damning report titled, "Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid? A re-assessment of Israel's practices in the... Continue Reading →

Targeting Civilians in Gaza

Targeting Civilians in Gaza - by Stephen LendmanThe Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is an "independent legal body dedicated to the protection of human rights, the promotion of the rule of law, and the upholding of democratic principles in the Occupied Territories." It issues frequent press releases, statistics, fact sheets, documents, and reports like... Continue Reading →

Jews Against Zionism

Jews Against Zionism - by Stephen LendmanThey're numerous, outspoken, and range from secular to orthodox to one group calling itself "True Torah Jews Against Zionism."They believe that "traditional" Jews don't support Zionism, an ideology they call "contrary to Jewish law and beliefs and the teachings of the Holy Torah." They say Zionism: -- advocates "a... Continue Reading →

Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit

Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit - by Stephen LendmanAhead of his address to the nation on December 1, The New York Times broke the news in an Eric Schmitt article titled, "Obama Issues Order for More Troops in Afghanistan," saying:During a late November 29 Oval Office meeting with top Pentagon brass, "Obama issued orders... Continue Reading →

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