Washington Opposes Peace

Washington Opposes Peace by Stephen Lendman America's history is blood-drenched. Permanent war is policy. Peace and stability are verboten.  One nation after another is targeted. Aggressive wars follow. Rule of law principles and democratic values are discarded. Wealth, power and unchallengeable dominance alone matter. Scoundrel supporters glorify what they should condemn. More on them below.... Continue Reading →

Historic Tehran NAM Summit

Historic Tehran NAM Summit by Stephen Lendman After the UN, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is the most important world body. Hopefully its 16th summit will infuse it with new life.  As host, Iran has a historic opportunity. At the same time, it can enhance its own prestige and enlist support against hostile Washington/Israeli designs. August... Continue Reading →

Inventing an Iranian Threat

Inventing an Iranian Threat by Stephen Lendman Iran threatens no one. Western and Israeli leaders know it. So do over 100 Non-Aligned Movement countries coming to Tehran. They'll be there from August 26 - 31. They'll participate in NAM's 16th summit. Their presence endorses Iran's legitimacy, extends support, shows disapproval of Western hostility and belligerence,... Continue Reading →

Getting Away with Torture in Israel

Getting Away with Torture in Israel by Stephen Lendman Torture is illegal at all times under all circumstances with no allowed exceptions. Israel's Supreme Court ruled both ways.  On the one hand, it banned torture. On the other, it permitted physical force in "ticking bomb" cases. At the time, Court President Aharon Barak claimed it... Continue Reading →

Risking Nuclear Armageddon

Risking Nuclear Armageddon by Stephen Lendman Irresponsible leaders risk the unthinkable. Media scoundrels cheerlead mindlessly. So do neocon think tanks. Ordinary people are more concerned about mundane trivia than survival.  Nero didn't fiddle while Rome burned. The violin wasn't invented for another 1,500 years. Today's officials go where earlier ones wouldn't dare. They risk regional... Continue Reading →

Trillions Stashed in Tax Havens

Trillions Stashed in Tax Havens by Stephen Lendman A new Tax Justice Network (TJN) USA report reveals an estimated $21 - $32 trillion of hidden and stolen wealth stashed largely tax-free secretly. Titled "The Price of Offshore Revisited," it explains what financial insiders know but won't discuss. Many of them have their own hidden wealth.... Continue Reading →

War of Words on Iran

War of Words on Iran by Stephen Lendman If words could kill, imperial Washington long ago would have returned Iran to its nightmarish Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi days. Propaganda wars rage daily. Tehran is wrongfully called an existential threat. Imagine a country wanting peace accused of belligerent intents. Repeating it enough times gets people to... Continue Reading →

Saving a Failed System

Saving a Failed System by Stephen Lendman Combining 17 dissimilar countries under one monetary/fiscal system assured disaster waiting to happen. One size fits all rules don't work. Euro expert Bernard Connolly knew it before the euro's 1998 introduction.  Saying so cost him his job as EU monetary affairs department head. He called the euro system... Continue Reading →

Troubling Israeli Religious Fundamentalism

Troubling Israeli Religious Fundamentalism by Stephen Lendman Islamic fundamentalism is vilified in the West. Extremist Jews are largely ignored. In Israel they're dangerous. They influence  government policy. They seek control of Israel's rabbinical system. Last January, Haaretz reported that ultra-Orthodox Shas party members used "improper methods bordering on the criminal (to get) its people appointed... Continue Reading →

New York Times Pro-Israeli Bias

New York Times Pro-Israeli Bias by Stephen Lendman The New York Times has a longstanding history of pro-Israeli bias. An earlier If Americans Knew report explained "highly disturbing patterns" of distorted, one-sided coverage. Over time, little changed. Former Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner is ethically challenged. He's a longtime Israeli apologist. He blames Palestinians for... Continue Reading →

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