Eroding Freedom in America

Eroding Freedom in America by Stephen Lendman US democracy is illusory. America never was beautiful. It's not the land of the free and home of the brave. It wasn't created that way. More than ever, it's not now. Freedom is a four-letter word. It's fast disappearing. It's an endangered species. Wealth, power and privilege alone... Continue Reading →

Thirdworldizing America

Thirdworldizing America by Stephen Lendman Center for Economic and Policy Research co-director Dean Baker calls poverty America's "new growth industry." The state of today's America is deplorable. In his latest May 3 analysis, economist John Williams said "April "employment and unemployment data were nonsense: the economy remains in serious trouble."  About 23% of Americans wanting... Continue Reading →

Anti-Assad Rhetoric Intensifies

Anti-Assad Rhetoric Intensifies by Stephen Lendman US-led anti-Assad efforts continue. Obama's going all out to topple him. He's heading America for more war.  His imperial strategy prioritizes it. Rule of law principles are discarded. Unchallenged global dominance alone matters. America's longstanding permanent war agenda advances it. Syria's now being ravaged. Assad's wrongfully blamed for US... Continue Reading →

Malcolm Shabazz’s Suspicious Death

Malcolm Shabazz's Suspicious Death by Stephen Lendman On May 9, Amsterdam News (AN) headlined "Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, killed."  AN said he was killed in Tijuana, Mexico. Unconfirmed reports said "he died early Thursday morning, May 9, 2013, from injuries sustained after he was thrown off a building or shot as he was... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Syria Game Plan: Libya 2.0

Obama's Syria Game Plan: Libya 2.0 by Stephen Lendman Obama's already waging multiple direct and proxy wars. He's heading America for more. Media scoundrels support it. They back all US aggression. They're beating the drums again now. They're manipulating public sentiment for support. Russia, China and most other nations want peace. May 8 commemorates Victory... Continue Reading →

Hawking Boycotts Israel

Hawking Boycotts Israel by Stephen Lendman Hawking was invited to participate in a June 18 - 20 Israeli Presidential Conference. Initially he accepted. In early May he declined. He's boycotting. He's protesting Israel's occupation. More on that below. Hawking's a renown British physicist. His web site says he's the "former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at... Continue Reading →

Willie Manning: Unjustly Sentenced to Death

Willie Manning: Unjustly Sentenced to Death by Stephen Lendman Capital punishment is barbaric, unjust and unconscionable. It's the ultimate denial of human rights. Nothing justifies state-sponsored murder. Wrongfully executing innocent victims alone explains why. David Protess heads the Chicago Innocence Project (ChIP). It investigates wrongful convictions. On March 19, he headlined "Executing the Death Penalty,"... Continue Reading →

Kerry in Moscow

Kerry in Moscow by Stephen Lendman Russian condemnation of Israeli air strikes preceded Kerry's arrival. Moscow's Foreign Ministry called them "a threat to regional stability."  It wants politicizing chemical weapons use stopped. On May 6, Russian Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev said "no one has reliable information about the use of chemical weapons in Syria."... Continue Reading →

UN Human Rights Council Duplicity

UN Human Rights Council Duplicity by Stephen Lendman A previous article said the following: On May 5, Reuters headlined "UN has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator." Geneva-based "UN human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent... Continue Reading →

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