BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents

BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents - by Stephen LendmanOn April 23, a New York Times editorial headlined, "Quick Help for the Gulf," mocking grave environmental damage as well as affected communities and residents in typical Times cavalier fashion, saying:BP's April 21 announced "$1 billion down payment on its obligation to restore the Gulf of... Continue Reading →

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Haiti

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Haiti - by Stephen LendmanHaiti's human rights history is long and abusive, alleviated only during Jean-Bertrand Aristide's tenure. Besides achieving impressive social, economic and political gains, he respected and promoted justice and human rights initiatives. For the first time ever, those arrested had formal hearings before a judge... Continue Reading →

Commemorating Palestinian Political Prisoners

Commemorating Palestinian Political Prisoners - by Stephen LendmanSince 1979, April 17 annually is Palestinian Prisoners Day, commemorating Mahmoud Hijazi's 1974 release - the first ever prisoner swap with Israel.Acknowledging the day, the Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association highlighted the thousands of persecuted prisoners, launching a new campaign on their behalf "to raise awareness... Continue Reading →

Al Jazeera’s War on Gaddafi

Al Jazeera's War on Gaddafi - by Stephen LendmanBased on its recent Libyan and Gulf states reporting (or lack thereof), Qatar-based Al Jazeera's credibility appears extremely compromised.A previous article said the following:Overall, its Libya misreporting has been deceitful, functioning more as a propaganda arm for Washington, NATO and insurgents, indistinguishable from US and other western... Continue Reading →

Koch Brothers’ Pernicious Political Influence

Pernicious Koch Brothers Political Influence - by Stephen LendmanAn earlier article on America's Tea Party discussed its backers, including David and Charles Koch, billionaire owners of Koch Industries, a privately owned energy conglomerate with interests in manufacturing, ranching, forestry, finance, and numerous other ventures in 60 countries and 45 states. In 2009, Forbes called it... Continue Reading →

Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America’s Gulf

Poisoning Mother Earth: America's Gulf and Fukushima - by Stephen LendmanAs best we know it, the shocking truth is that preventable disasters keep proliferating life destroying contamination globally. Yet news about them is suppressed, so few people everywhere are unaware how calamitously they're being harmed.As a result, distinguished environmental researcher, Dr. Ilya Perlingieri, now warns... Continue Reading →

Mission Creep in Libya

Mission Creep in Libya - by Stephen LendmanEscalated intervention keeps incrementally building toward sending combat troops against Gaddafi, French and UK leaders signaling what may, in fact, have been planned all along, perhaps including US marines. More on that below. On April 16, New York Times writer Rod Nordland admitted what's already known headlining, "Libyan... Continue Reading →

Israeli Intellectuals for Palestinian Independence

Israeli Intellectuals for Palestinian Independence - by Stephen LendmanSeveral April 20 Haaretz reports explain efforts for Palestinian independence, including dozens of Israeli intellectuals and public figures endorsing it. On April 21 at 2PM, they'll read a statement in front of Tel Aviv's Independence Hall (where Ben-Gurion) declared Israel's statehood in May 1948) headlined:"ISRAELI INTELLECTUALS WELCOME... Continue Reading →

The Israeli Lobby’s Poisonous Influence on US Policy

The Israeli Lobby's Poisonous Influence on US Policy - by Stephen LendmanIn his powerful 2006 book titled, "The Power of Israel in the United States," James Petras explained the enormous Jewish Lobby influence on US Middle East policies. Often harming American interests, they're pursued anyway because of its grassroots and high-level control over government, business... Continue Reading →

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