Unprecedented Human Suffering in Yemen

Unprecedented Human Suffering in Yemen by Stephen Lendman Yemen is Obama’s war - planned months before conflict began, using Saudi and other regional rogue state partners as proxies, doing America’s dirty work, wanting Yemen returned to US client state status at the expense of thousands of mostly civilian deaths so far (many more than officially... Continue Reading →

$1.5 Quadrillion Time Bomb

$1.5 Quadrillion Time Bomb by Stephen Lendman When investing becomes gambling, bad endings follow. The next credit crunch could make 2008-09 look mild by comparison. Bank of International Settlements(BIS) data show around $700 trillion in global derivatives. Along with credit default swaps and other exotic instruments, the total notional derivatives value is about $1.5 quadrillion... Continue Reading →

Israel Murders Palestinians with Impunity

Israel Murders Palestinians with Impunity by Stephen Lendman Israel considers Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem free-fire zones. It’s always open season on Palestinian lives - 17 murdered so far this year by Israeli security forces, individuals threatening no one. A weekly average of 38 others were wounded. Last year, Israel killed 46 Palestinians... Continue Reading →

Jonathan Pollard’s Release Imminent?

Jonathan Pollard’s Release Imminent? by Stephen Lendman Reports indicate Washington intends releasing Pollard as a sop to Israel - perhaps a teaspoon of sugar to help the Iran nuclear deal go down, something Israeli hardliners running things won’t accept and are going all-out to undermine. In 1985, Pollard was arrested, pled guilty in 1986, then... Continue Reading →

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis by Stephen Lendman Officially called a “Free Associated State or Commonwealth,” Puerto Rico has been exploited as a US colony since 1898. Its elected governor is powerless - little more than a potted plant ruled by Congress with America’s president its head of state.  Washington never granted islanders control of their... Continue Reading →

Iran’s Longstanding US-Inflicted Nightmare

Iran's Longstanding US-Inflicted Nightmare by Stephen Lendman It began in August 1953 - replacing democratically elected Mohammad Mossadeq (Iran's most popular politician at the time) with a  generation of brutal US-installed Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi dictatorship.  A 2013 declassified CIA document (marking the coup's 60th anniversary) publicly acknowledged the agency's involvement (Operation TPAJAX) - what's... Continue Reading →

Israel Denies Medications for Palestinian Prisoners

Israel Denies Medications for Palestinian Prisoners by Stephen Lendman Thousands of Palestinians are imprisoned for political reasons. They're lawlessly incarcerated for wanting fundamental rights mandated under international law. Abuse in Israel's gulag is appalling. Barbarism best describes it. Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment is standard practice - including torture and other forms of physical and... Continue Reading →

Phony Claims About Syria Retaining Chemical Weapons

Phony Claims About Syria Retaining Chemical Weapons by Stephen Lendman Since Obama began waging proxy on war in Syria in March 2011, numerous false charges about Assad using chemical weapons followed - discredited by verifiable facts on the ground. Clear evidence of imported takfiri terrorists using banned toxic agents was systematically covered up - even... Continue Reading →

Whitewashing Sandra Bland’s Murder

Whitewashing Sandra Bland's Murder by Stephen Lendman Every 28 hours on average, a Black man, woman or child is murdered by killer cops in America. Sandra Black is one of their victims - a high-profile one, unlike countless nameless, faceless, unreported victims of US police brutality, at times resulting in unaccountable murders routinely whitewashed when... Continue Reading →

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