Bashing Real Democracy

Bashing Real Democracy by Stephen Lendman Media scoundrels reacted as expected. They didn't surprise. They march in lockstep with official Washington policy.  They bashed Sunday's legitimate Donetsk and Lugansk referendums. They reflect real democracy.  They exposed America's sham process. Perhaps they'll inspire people everywhere to follow their courageous example. Not according to The New York... Continue Reading →

Lugansk and Donetsk Declare Independence

Lugansk and Donetsk Declare Independence by Stephen Lendman On Sunday, Lugansk and Donetsk voted. Regional referendums were held. Doing so reflected real democracy. Ordinary people spoke. They did so overwhelmingly. They did near unanimously. They rejected Kiev fascists decisively. They were unequivocal. They left no doubt where they stand. On Monday, Lugansk People's Governor Valery... Continue Reading →

Eastern Ukrainians Vote

Eastern Ukrainians Vote by Stephen Lendman On May 11, Donetsk and Lugansk regional referendums were held. Polls opened at 8AM.  Central Election Commission head Roman Lyagin said "turnout is not just high, it's off the charts." "People (queued) up at polling stations…(E)lection commissions (worked) at full capacity." Results will be declared valid whatever the turnout,... Continue Reading →

Blackwater Killers in Eastern Ukraine

Blackwater Killers in Eastern Ukraine by Stephen Lendman Blackwater's rap sheet reveals a record too deplorable to conceal. It became Xe. It's now Academi. Putting lipstick on this pig doesn't help. It's no different than before. Jeremy Scahill's book titled "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" called it: A "shadowy mercenary... Continue Reading →

Fascist Killers

Fascist Killers by Stephen Lendman Three nations among others stand out: America, Israel and Ukraine. America's deplorable history reflects barbarism writ large. Killing civilians is longstanding policy. Doing so violates core international law. It prohibits collective punishment. It forbids attacking noncombatants. Targets unrelated to military necessity are strictly off-limits.  Lawless attacks constitute crimes of war,... Continue Reading →

Palestine Under Siege

Palestine Under Siege by Stephen Lendman Israel denies Palestinians fundamental rights everyone deserves. Praying to the wrong God is considered terrorism. So is self-defense against Israeli brutality. So-called peace talks represent the greatest hoax in modern times. Multiple rounds for decades accomplished nothing.  Things are worse than ever today. Nine months of 2013/14 talks were... Continue Reading →

Putin in Crimea

Putin in Crimea by Stephen Lendman On Friday, he arrived in Sevastopol. It was his first Crimean Federal District visit since reunification with Russia.  He came commemorating Moscow's Great Patriotic War victory. Its efforts were key to defeating Nazi Germany. Things might have turned out differently otherwise. Putin honored fallen war heroes. He thanked living... Continue Reading →

Odessa Massacre: Eyewitness Account

Odessa Massacre: Eyewitness Account  by Stephen Lendman (Material below belongs under a different title. An eyewitness account of Odessa's massacre follows below.) Fascists wage wars their way. Dirty ones rage. America fights this way.  It's done so throughout its existence. No-holds-barred barbarism reflects official policy. Washington manipulates criminal events in Ukraine. Coup-appointed putschists are convenient... Continue Reading →

Kiev Uses Chemical Weapons

Kiev Uses Chemical Weapons  by Stephen Lendman Fascists wage wars their way. Dirty ones rage. America fights this way.  It's done so throughout its existence. No-holds-barred barbarism reflects official policy. Washington manipulates criminal events in Ukraine. Coup-appointed putschists are convenient stooges. They're murdering their own people. They're doing it in cold blood. Donetsk People's Republic... Continue Reading →

Kiev Obstructs Peaceful Dialogue

Kiev Obstructs Peaceful Dialogue by Stephen Lendman Coup-appointed putschists are convenient US stooges. Washington manipulates their policies. They salute and obey. They spurn peaceful dialogue. They continue lawless aggression. They do so against their own people. They do it with full US support. On May 8, Russia's Foreign Ministry said they sabotaged OECD peaceful conflict... Continue Reading →

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