Reinventing Guatemalan History

Reinventing Guatemalan History by Stephen Lendman History reinventors support despots. Social democrats are vilified. Crimes of war, against humanity and genocide are sanitized. They're whitewashed. They disappear in plain sight. Wall Street Journal columnist Mary O'Grady tried reinventing Guatemalan history. She failed. More on that below. Washington tolerates no independent governments. Left of center democratic... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Colludes with Monsanto

Supreme Court Colludes with Monsanto by Stephen Lendman It's no surprise. Michael Parenti calls America's High Court its "autocratic branch."  It's notoriously pro-business. It's longstanding. In Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railway (1886), it granted corporations legal personhood. More recently, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al (June 2011), it denied longstanding sexual... Continue Reading →

America: A Modern-Day Sparta

America: A Modern-Day Sparta by Stephen Lendman Permanent war is longstanding policy. America deplores peace. Throughout its history, it's waged war annually at home and/or abroad. Today it does so globally. Giving peace a chance is loathed. Direct or proxy wars rage in multiple countries.  "Yes we can" reflects Obama's pro-war, pro-imperial, pro-ravage, plunder and... Continue Reading →

Guantanamo Force-Feeding Constitutes Torture

Guantanamo Force-Feeding Constitutes Torture by Stephen Lendman Guantanamo detention constitutes torture, abuse and ill-treatment. Long-term detention compounds it.  Force-feeding increases unconscionable pain and suffering. Doing so violates core rule of law principles. Around 130 of 166 Guantanamo detainees refuse food. They're hunger striking for justice. They began in February. They passed 100 days. They'd rather... Continue Reading →

Disconnect: Soaring Markets/Troubled Economies

Disconnect: Soaring Markets/Troubled Economies by Stephen Lendman Forget everything you learned about markets, economics and finance. Perhaps Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, Darwin, Freud, Einstein, and other noted figures were wrong. Central banks run today's world. Major ones matter most. Money printing madness controls everything. Love doesn't make the world go round. Liquidity-driven markets reflect the power... Continue Reading →

America Honors Its Worst

America Honors Its Worst by Stephen Lendman Presidential Medals of Freedom are awarded annually. They mock what they claim to represent. Many go to deplorable recipients.  Previous dishonorees include GHW Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Shimon Peres, Margaret Thatcher, Alvaro Uribe, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, and Alan Greenspan among... Continue Reading →

IRS Scandal Headlines: More Than Meets the Eye

IRS Scandal Headlines: More Than Meets the Eye by Stephen Lendman More than targeting political enemies is involved. More on than below. The practice is longstanding. Republican and Democrat administrations use the IRS abusively. During the Coolidge administration, Republican Senator James Couzens investigated the IRS' predecessor - the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).  Treasury Secretary... Continue Reading →

Putin v. Obama et al

Putin v. Obama et al by Stephen Lendman On May 16, the Wall Street Journal headlined "Russia Raises Stakes in Syria," saying: Russia "sent a dozen or more warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Syria, a buildup that US and European officials see as a newly aggressive stance meant partly to warn... Continue Reading →

Stop and Frisk: NYPD Racial Profiling

Stop and Frisk: NYPD Racial Profiling by Stephen Lendman The Fourth Amendment states:  "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the... Continue Reading →

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