Iranians Vote

Iranians Vote by Stephen Lendman On June 14, Iranians began voting. They'll choose their 11th president. By law, incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can't compete. He's limited to two terms. He's been president since August 2005. Six candidates are running. Two of the original eight withdrew. They did so days earlier. Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel and Mohammad Reza Aref... Continue Reading →

Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy

Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy by Stephen Lendman Greece reflects failed state governance. It's the epicenter of banker occupation. Neoliberal priorities alone matter. It's economy was ravaged and destroyed. Unemployment tops 27%. Youth unemployment exceeds 60%.  An entire new generation is being systematically destroyed. Millions of working Greeks don't earn enough to live... Continue Reading →

Challenging Unconstitutional Spying

Challenging Unconstitutional Spying by Stephen Lendman Edward Joseph Snowden revealed what's vital to know. He exposed unconstitutional spying. He did so courageously.  The 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act protects federal employees who report misconduct. Federal agencies are prohibited from retaliating against those who do so. Don't expect rogue Obama officials to act responsibly. Whistleblowers may report... Continue Reading →

Turkey: Epicenter of Police State Violence

Turkey: Epicenter of Police State Violence by Stephen Lendman For over two weeks, daily anti-government protests rocked Turkey. Police attacked peaceful demonstrators intermittently. They've done so brutally. Turkey's notorious for police state viciousness. It's a democracy in name only. Prime Minister Erdogan is thuggish, authoritarian, hardline and despotic.  Turkey's one of 28 NATO countries. Erdogan... Continue Reading →

America’s National Security State

America's National Security State by Stephen Lendman Post-WW II, Washington's 1947 National Security Act became law. It streamlined the nation's military, established the National Security Council, created the CIA, and instituted what became America's military-industrial complex and police state apparatus.  Post-9/11, they've accelerated exponentially. Washington's long arm is merciless. It's been that way for decades.... Continue Reading →

Assad: Winning Hearts, Minds and Battles in Syria

Assad: Winning Hearts, Minds and Battles in Syria by Stephen Lendman Most Syrians support Assad. They do so for good reason. Mass crowds turn out in liberated areas. Syria's military is cheered.  Polls show over two-thirds of Syrians back their government. The longer conflict continues, the greater Assad backing grows. It's not surprising. Syrians want... Continue Reading →

Whistleblowing: Exemplary Patriotism

Whistleblowing: Exemplary Patriotism by Stephen Lendman Whistleblowing reflects doing the right thing. It exposes wrongdoing. It does so because it matters.  Edward Joseph Snowden follows a noble tradition. Others before him established it. Daniel Ellsberg called his NSA leak the most important in US history. More on him below. Expressions of patriotism can reflect good... Continue Reading →

Police State America in Good Hands with James Comey

Police State America in Good Hands with James Comey by Stephen Lendman He's Obama's FBI director choice. He'll replace current rogue head Robert Mueller. In September, he'll step down.  He's run the agency since September 4, 2001. He succeeded acting head Thomas Pickering. He assumed office days before 9/11.  Appointing him perhaps related to what... Continue Reading →

America’s Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Bondage Coming

America's Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Bondage Coming by Stephen Lendman For growing numbers of American youths, higher education is increasingly out of reach. High tuition and fees make it unaffordable. So does a disturbing government/corporate partnership. Millions of students need financial aid. They're exploited for profit. Providers are enriched. Higher education involves debt entrapment. ... Continue Reading →

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