Erdogan’s Reign of Terror Intensifies

Erdogan’s Reign of Terror Intensifies by Stephen Lendman Purging suspected regime opposition elements rages into its sixth day, all sectors of Turkish society affected. Anyone suspected of disloyalty is vulnerable. Mass arrests and detentions targeted thousands of military, judiciary, police, civil servants and other civilian personnel.  According to Bloomberg LP, 60,000 academics were suspended, fired... Continue Reading →

Ukraine’s War on Press Freedom

Ukraine’s War on Press Freedom by Stephen Lendman In February 2014, Washington replaced democracy in Ukraine with Nazi-infested fascist dictatorship. Ruthlessness triumphed over freedom, equity and justice. The State Department’s 2015 country report on human rights said Ukraine “suffer(s) from corruption and deficiencies in the administration of justice.” “Human rights groups and the UN noted... Continue Reading →

Lockdown in Cleveland: Party Unity v. Anti-Trumpism

Lockdown in Cleveland: Party Unity v. Anti-Trumpism  by Stephen Lendman Cleveland is occupied GOP territory, the area around the Quicken Loans Arena convention site taken over from city residents.  Thousands of heavily armed state and local police, DHS and federal secret service agents, along with National Guard and federal troops available if needed to control... Continue Reading →

Rebellion in Turkey: Coup Attempt or False Flag?

Rebellion in Turkey: Coup Attempt or False Flag? by Stephen Lendman Much needs sorting out before concluding one way or the other for sure. My initial reaction regarded what happened as a CIA-orchestrated plot, an agency specialty, wanting Erdogan replaced with a more easily controlled Turkish leader. I then had doubts. Alleged coup plotters were... Continue Reading →

Lockdown in Cleveland: Party Unity v. Anti-Trumpism

Lockdown in Cleveland: Party Unity v. Anti-Trumpism  by Stephen Lendman Cleveland is occupied GOP territory, the area around the Quicken Loans Arena convention site taken over from city residents.  Thousands of heavily armed state and local police, DHS and federal secret service agents, along with National Guard and federal troops available if needed to control... Continue Reading →

Reign of Terror Accelerates in Turkey

Reign of Terror Accelerates in Turkey by Stephen Lendman Crises create opportunities for leaders to more easily do what otherwise would be harder, not feasible or practicable.  Turkey’s Erdogan is taking full advantage - mass arresting regime critics in the wake of last Friday’s real or state-sponsored rebellion - practically stillborn when launched. Perhaps it... Continue Reading →

Tyranny’s Ugly Face in Turkey

Tyranny’s Ugly Face in Turkey by Stephen Lendman Friday’s coup appeared state-sponsored, a vehicle to roust out political, military and other regime opponents - long knives unleashed against them with a vengeance. The toll keeps mounting - scores, maybe hundreds, killed, countless numbers injured, massive numbers of arrests made. According to prime minister Binali Yildirim,... Continue Reading →

Erdogan, Turkey’s Netanyahu

Erdogan, Turkey’s Netanyahu by Stephen Lendman They’re two of a kind, power-hungry despots masquerading as democrats, waging wars at their discretion, killing and persecuting with impunity, hostile to fundamental civil and human rights - scoffing at rule of law principles, values, norms and standards, getting away with high crimes because who’ll intervene to stop them.... Continue Reading →

Republican Political Circus Kicks Off in Cleveland

Republican Political Circus Kicks Off in Cleveland by Stephen Lendman Political conventions showcase party standard bearers, portray unity, and create the illusion of a political process serving everyone equitably - democratic governance at its best when nonexistent. Cleveland is Trump’s show, presumptive GOP nominee, to become official when delegates formally choose him as party standard... Continue Reading →

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