Spoiling for War on Syria

Spoiling for War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Nearly a year ago, Western-backed insurgent violence erupted. Heavily armed foreign fighters supplemented internal ones. Al Qaeda's very much involved. Russian and Chinese peace initiatives are spurned. Washington, rogue NATO partners, and pro-Western regional allies want conflict. Reports suggest Jordan's hosting 40,000 heavily armed insurgents along Syria's... Continue Reading →

Remembering Garda Ghista

Remembering Garda Ghista by Stephen Lendman On February 20, activist/scholar/author/humanitarian, and dear friend, Garda succumbed to breast cancer. On February 22, her son Firdaus reported the sad news. Receiving hospice care, she died in southern Germany. She'd been surviving by what she called "a series of miracles." She'll be sorely missed. Several years ago she... Continue Reading →

ACTA 2.0

ACTA 2.0 by Stephen Lendman The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "a secretive, multi-nation agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property laws across the globe." It replicates its worst features. Nine nations are negotiating it secretly plus Japan without formal status. They include America, Australia, Malaysia, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand,... Continue Reading →

Khader Adnan’s Struggle Continues

Khader Adnan's Struggle Continues by Stephen Lendman Adnan symbolizes decades of merciless Israeli repression. He preferred death over living under its ruthless boot. Now, after Israel's promised April release, he struggles to live. Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) examined and him several times during Safed Hospital captivity. He's still there in deteriorated condition. Sixty-six days... Continue Reading →

Irresponsible Anti-Iranian Fear-Mongering

Irresponsible Anti-Iranian Fear-Mongering by Stephen Lendman Irresponsible anti-Iranian political and pack journalism rhetoric sound ominously like spurious Iraqi WMD threats in the run-up to the 2003 war. In his January State of the Union address, Obama said: "Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and I... Continue Reading →

Lynne Stewart Appeal for Justice

Lynne Stewart Appeal for Justice by Stephen Lendman Lynne was wrongfully indicted, convicted, sentenced, and given a far harsher one unjustifiably on appeal. On February 29, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit arguments will be presented. She won't be there, but hopes massive support will turn out for her at the: US Courthouse... Continue Reading →

Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage

Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage by Stephen Lendman Predatory bankers make serial killers look good by comparison. Their business model creates crises to facilitate grand theft, financial terrorism, and debt entrapment. They steal all material wealth and then some. They systematically rob investors and strip mine economies for self-enrichment. They demand they get paid... Continue Reading →

Gaza Gripped by Crisis

Gaza Gripped by Crisis by Stephen Lendman Punishing years under siege, Cast Lead's devastation, and regular IDF air, land and sea attacks took a terrible toll on Gazans physically, economically and emotionally. In 2010, Doctors Without Borders (Medicine Sans Frontiers) said over half of children under age 12 need mental health help. Moreover, one-third of... Continue Reading →

Khader Adnan Ending Hunger Strike

Khader Adnan Ending Hunger Strike by Stephen Lendman Ma'an News said Adnan will stop hunger striking following a deal to release him on April 17, according to PA Prison Affairs Minister Issa Qaraqe. Adnan didn't confirm it, and so far his lawyer didn't comment. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has no information to report. On... Continue Reading →

Khader Adnan: Dying for Justice

Khader Adnan: Dying for Justice by Stephen Lendman He's a legend in his own time. Global human rights groups, activists, and many others support him. His extraordinary courage demands acknowledgement and recognition. Obama and officials in his administration did nothing to help him. Israel's media took note. American media scoundrels barely notice. On February 17,... Continue Reading →

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