Fatah Israeli Collaborators

Fatah Israeli Collaborators  by Stephen Lendman Call it an open secret. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and like-minded Fatah officials collaborate with Israel's occupation harshness. At least since Oslo, they served Israel at the expense of their own people. Abbas is more Israeli sheriff than legitimate president. He suppresses peaceful demonstrations,... Continue Reading →

Education and Democracy

Education and Democracy by Stephen Lendman Democracy and an educated citizenry go hand in hand. Public education is the great equalizer. America's founders believed it was insurance against loss of liberty. Jefferson said: "Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And... Continue Reading →

Occupation Hell in Palestine

Occupation Hell in Palestine by Stephen Lendman Forty-five years and counting. In 1977, John Pilger titled his documentary film "Palestine Is Still The Issue." It's no different today than then. In many respects, it's worse. He said his film "was about a nation of people - the Palestinians - forced off their land and later... Continue Reading →

Stealing Palestinian Resources

Stealing Palestinian Resources by Stephen Lendman Israel wants it all. For decades, it's been systematically stealing Palestinian land and resources.  Al Haq's new report provides more evidence. Titled "Pillage of the Dead Sea: Israel's Unlawful Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory," it details grand theft and war crimes. They benefit Jews by... Continue Reading →

Privatizing Israel’s Legal System

Privatizing Israel's Legal System by Stephen Lendman Israel's Mandatory Arbitration Bill (MA) is troubling. Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman proposed it. It mandates compulsory arbitration for civil suits filed in Magistrate Courts. The Court president or deputy may order it. Litigants have no say. Neeman claims it's needed to reduce excessive case loads. His hidden agenda... Continue Reading →

QE Shell Game

QE Shell Game by Stephen Lendman Now you see it. Now you don't. QE III is the Fed's latest scam. A previous article quoted PIMCO's Bill Gross. He called it money printing "till the cows come home." Doing it won't resolve festering economic problems. They're getting worse while Bernanke, the ECB, Bank of England, Bank... Continue Reading →

ACLU Sues CIA Over Drone Killings

ACLU Sues CIA Over Drone Killings by Stephen Lendman Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been around since the Vietnam era. They were used as reconnaissance platforms. In the 1980s, Harpy air defense suppression system radar killer drones were employed. In the Gulf War, unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) and X-45 air vehicles were used. Others... Continue Reading →

Score One for Hedges v. Obama

Score One for Hedges v. Obama by Stephen Lendman On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong called his Apollo 11 landing "one step for man, a giant leap for mankind." Hedges v. Obama perhaps reflects a baby step, if temporary, for justice. On September 12, Southern District of New York federal Judge Katherine B. Forrest blocked... Continue Reading →

Long Knives Target Iran

Long Knives Target Iran by Stephen Lendman Some background: February 11, 2012 marked the 33rd anniversary of Iran's 1979 revolution. It ended a generation of repressive rule under Washington's installed Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. In 1953, CIA operative Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's grandson and Franklin's cousin, engineered the Agency's first coup. Democratically elected Mohammad Mossadeq... Continue Reading →

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