Washington v. Venezuela

Washington v. Venezuela by Stephen Lendman Longstanding US plans prioritize regime change. It's the oil, stupid! Venezuela has the world's largest reserves. It's a prize Washington covets. More on that below. Post-election US-orchestrated destabilization continues. Venezuelans elected Nicolas Maduro president. The electoral process was scrupulously open, free and fair. The result is indisputable. World leaders... Continue Reading →

Anti-Zionism Not Anti-Terrorism

Anti-Zionism Not Anti-Semitism by Stephen Lendman Ronnie Fraser heads The Academic Friends of Israel (AFI). According to its mission statement, it was established to "fight the academic boycott of Israel and all other forms of anti-Semitism in the UK and the International academic and scientific arenas." In 2011, Fraser sued Britain's University and College Union... Continue Reading →

Marathon Terror: Homegrown or State-Sponsored?

Marathon Terror: Homegrown or State-Sponsored? by Stephen Lendman Boston's marathon is the modern world's oldest. It's the best known. It's an annual tradition. It's been held since 1897. It's one of six World Marathon Majors. Thousands of runners participate. Professionals and amateurs compete. Hundreds of thousands of spectators watch it. They do so throughout its... Continue Reading →

Destabilizing Venezuela

Destabilizing Venezuela by Stephen Lendman On April 14, Venezuelans elected Nicolas Maduro president. He won fair and square. It's official. A nationally televised Monday ceremony announced it.  Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles cried foul. He called Maduro "illegitimate." He refuses to recognize election results. He demands a recount. He wants "every vote" counted. National Electoral Council... Continue Reading →

Hunger Striking for Liberation, Justice and Dignity

Hunger Striking for Liberation, Justice and Dignity by Stephen Lendman Samer Issawi's a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine activist. In April 2004, he was wrongfully arrested. He committed no crime. He was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment. In October 2011, he was released. He and over 1,000 other Palestinian political prisoners were freed.... Continue Reading →

Gold Drops Most in 30 Years

Gold Drops Most in 30 Years by Stephen Lendman It's getting hammered. In August 2011, it rose above $1,900 an ounce. It was an all-time high. At midday April 15, it was $1,364. It's a 28%+ decline. Silver's also hit hard. In 2011, it exceeded $48 an ounce. It plunged to its midday April 15... Continue Reading →

Venezuela: Post-Election Sour Grapes

Venezuela: Post-Election Sour Grapes by Stephen Lendman Throughout his tenure, America's scoundrel media vilified Chavez relentlessly. They did so straightaway.  After his December 1998 election, New York Times Latin American correspondent Larry Roher, called him a "populist demagogue, an authoritarian….caudillo (strongman)." He lied saying so. In death as in life, denunciation continued. Chavez was hemispheric... Continue Reading →

Chavismo Wins

Chavismo Wins by Stephen Lendman Venezuela's spirit of democracy lives. Celebratory fireworks followed Maduro's win. They were more subdued than last October. Chavez won then by 11 points. Sunday's results were much closer than expected. Polls had Maduro way ahead. With 99.2% of the vote counted, his victory margin was 1.6%.  He'll be inaugurated on... Continue Reading →

New York Times v. North Korea

New York Times v. North Korea by Stephen Lendman The Times is America's unofficial ministry of information and propaganda. Daily managed news misinformation is featured.  Articles, commentaries and editorials are brazenly one-sided. Readers are systematically lied to. Fiction substitutes for facts. Information is carefully filtered. Dissent is marginalized. When America goes to war or plans... Continue Reading →

Imperial Partners Showcase Their Ruthlessness

Imperial Partners Showcase Their Ruthlessness by Stephen Lendman America and Israel partner in injustice. They prioritize it. Imperial lawlessness is policy. So is state terror. Many examples explain. They're commonplace daily. In the week ending April 10 alone, Israel conducted 78 West Bank incursions. Peaceful protesters were attacked. Fifty-five Palestinians, including eight children, were abducted.... Continue Reading →

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