Promised Land Disenchantment

Promised Land Disenchantment by Stephen Lendman Many Israelis want out. Haaretz said "almost 40 percent of (them) are thinking of emigrating." Recent polling said they'd leave if financially able. Israeli governance combines militarism, repression, corruption, and neoliberal harshness.  It's no fit place to live in. Many Jews vote with their feet and leave. Others prepare... Continue Reading →

Obama Defends the Indefensible

Obama Defends the Indefensible by Stephen Lendman On Friday, Obama addressed sweeping NSA mass surveillance. He defended the worst of police state lawlessness. He believes privacy invasion intrusiveness should comfort us. He lied claiming it makes us safer. How does destroying civil liberties protect them? How does violating core Bill of Rights protections do it?... Continue Reading →

Reactions to Obama’s NSA Address

Reactions to Obama's NSA Address by Stephen Lendman Hundreds of Stop Watching Us activists protested outside the Justice Department. They did so before he spoke. They wore STOP SPYING glasses. They held signs saying "Stop Spying on Us." "Big Brother In Chief." "Obama = Tyranny."  CODEPINK members were there. On Thursday, co-founder Medea Benjamin said:... Continue Reading →

Rafik Hariri Murder Trial

Rafik Hariri Murder Trial by Stephen Lendman On January 16, the UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) convened. It did so in the Hague.  Nine years after Hariri's assassination, show trial proceedings began. Hezbollah members were wrongfully accused. More on this below. A crime scene courtroom mockup was displayed. Hariri's killing took place on Beirut's... Continue Reading →

Israel Denies Palestinians All Rights

Israel Denies Palestinians All Rights by Stephen Lendman According to UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine Richard Falk, "Palestinians don't even have the right to have rights." Militarized occupation denies them. Harshness exceeding the worst of South African apartheid describes their status. The UN and Human Rights Council do nothing to help. According to Falk,... Continue Reading →

Beating Up on Syria and Iran Persists

Beating Up on Syria and Iran Persists by Stephen Lendman Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett asked whether "Obama is trying to resolve or prolong the conflict with Syria?" Given US preconditions, resolution is impossible. On January 22, talks are scheduled to begin. They'll do so in Montreux, Switzerland. They'll shift to Geneva. It's unclear who's... Continue Reading →

Obama’s War on Freedom

Obama's War on Freedom by Stephen Lendman Perhaps no president in US history disappointed supporters more than Obama. He pledged "change you can believe it." He promised hope. He did Lincoln one better. He fooled most people enough times to matter. He never cared about rule of law principles. He trashed them in office. He... Continue Reading →

The Ghost of Ariel Sharon

The Ghost of Ariel Sharon by Stephen Lendman Previous articles discussed Sharonian evil. It's perhaps worse than ever without him. Multiple daily abuses explain best. Palestinians are fair game. Most people can't imagine what they endure. Police state ruthlessness defines Israeli policies. Settler violence compounds it. More on this below. Gazans continue suffocating under siege.... Continue Reading →

Constitutional Despotism in Egypt

Constitutional Despotism in Egypt by Stephen Lendman Junta power runs Egypt. Democracy is verboten. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) rules.  Fascist generals control things. US-trained Abdul Fatah-al Sisi heads them. Interim civilian officials provide fig leaf cover. A new constitution was drafted. It has no legitimacy whatever. More on its provisions below.... Continue Reading →

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