The Death of American Populism

The Death of American Populism - by Stephen LendmanIdeologically it believes governments must provide for the greatest good for the greatest number of people. It opposes concentrated wealth, demagogy, and despotism, and supports democracy, human and civil rights, and social justice - an ideology the 19th century People's Party and 20th century Progressive Party endorsed... Continue Reading →

America’s “Houdini Recovery” under IMF-Type Austerity

America's "Houdini Recovery" under IMF-Type Austerity - by Stephen LendmanIt's what economist David Rosenberg calls recovery given plenty of supportive evidence, including:-- over five million homeowners behind on their mortgage payments;-- at record levels, foreclosures are alarmingly high; moreover, "the foreclosure pipeline is enormous;"-- "housing, the quintessential leading indicator," turning lower again in starts, sales... Continue Reading →

The Lawfare Project’s Anti-Democratic Agenda

The Lawfare Project's Anti-Democratic Agenda - by Stephen LendmanIts web site ( calls Lawfare: "The use of the law as a weapon of war."Fact CheckProvided they contradict no others, laws are sacrosanct, especially fundamental international ones like the UN Charter, Four Geneva Conventions, their Common Article 3, the Rome Statute, Nuremberg Tribunal and judgment, Genocide... Continue Reading →

America’s Secret Prisons

America's Secret Prisons - by Stephen LendmanOn January 28 in, Anand Gopal headlined, "Night Raids, Hidden Detention Centers, the 'Black Jail,' and the Dogs of War in Afghanistan," recounting unreported US media stories about killings, abductions, detentions, interrogations, and torture in "a series of prisons on US military bases around the country." Bagram prison,... Continue Reading →

Peace Process Hypocrisy: Stillborn from Inception

Peace Process Hypocrisy: Stillborn from Inception - by Stephen LendmanJournalist Henry Siegman titled his August 2007 London Review of Books article, "The Great Middle East Peace Process Scam," calling it likely "the most spectacular deception in modern diplomatic history." This writer omits most likely calling it the no-peace peace process, stillborn from inception, while Haaretz... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Dispossession in East Jerusalem

Palestinian Dispossession in East Jerusalem - by Stephen LendmanFor Jews, Jerusalem is its historic capital. Muslims also claim it for the third holiest site in Islam, containing the 35 acre Noble Sanctuary (al-Haram al-Sharif), including the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. The 1947 UN Partition Plan designated Jerusalem an international city under a... Continue Reading →

Israeli Settlement Expansions Continue

Israeli Settlement Expansions Continue - by Stephen LendmanCurrently, around 500,000 Jews reside illegally in over 120 West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements as well as dozens of outposts. Their numbers grow daily despite occasional pledges to curtail or slow them, the latest last November when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a 10 month freeze, calling... Continue Reading →

Brutalizing Palestinian Children

Brutalizing Palestinian Children - by Stephen LendmanAs an isolated incident, it would be appalling and criminal. As a regular occurrence, it's state-sponsored terrorism against defenseless children, subjected to barbarism by Israeli soldiers committing crimes against humanity to crush their will for wanting to live free on their own land - what Westerners take for granted;... Continue Reading →

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