Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption

Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption - by Stephen LendmanLaunched in May 2007, the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks nations according to peacefulness. Its 2010 report includes 149 countries, graded on the basis of "ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society and militarisation...."An earlier article discussed GPI's 2008 survey, accessed... Continue Reading →

Israeli Banks Profiteering from Occupation

Israeli Banks Profiteering from Occupation - by Stephen LendmanWall Street does it. Other Western banks do it. They all exploit markets, often ripping off customers illegally. Why not Israeli banks also in their own back yard, easily in expanding settlements.The Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) includes 10 feminist organizations and non-affiliated activist women in... Continue Reading →

Open Season on Muslims in America

Open Season on Muslims in America - by Stephen LendmanMore than ever today, Muslims are public enemy number one. Post-9/11, they've been ruthlessly vilified and persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, prominence and activism. As a result, innocent men and women have been spuriously called terrorists, or charged with conspiracy to provide them material support.No wonder... Continue Reading →

Quantitative Easing: Elixir or Poison?

QuantItative Easing: Elixir or Poison? - by Stephen LendmanAhead of the November 11 - 12 G-20 meeting in Seoul, South Korea, the Fed announced QE II, another $600 billion between now and end of June 2011, a flexible figure to be raised or lowered freely, the Fed saying it will:"....regularly review the pace of its... Continue Reading →

Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh Jarrah - by Stephen LendmanIsraeli settlements are illegal under international law, including Fourth Geneva's Article 49 stating:"Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless... Continue Reading →

Eroding Conditions for Israeli Arabs: Part II

Eroding Conditions for Israeli Arabs: Part II - by Stephen LendmanAn earlier article reviewed the April Mossawa Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel report titled, "One Year for Israel's New Government and the Arab Minority in Israel," accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/07/deteriorating-conditions-for-israeli.htmlThis article discusses a new Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) report... Continue Reading →

US Elections: America’s Right Turn

US Elections: America's Right Turn - by Stephen LendmanSince the 1980s, neoliberalism dominated US politics under Democrats and Republicans. Bush I continued Reagan policies. Clinton hardened them. Bush II much more, and Obama so far matched Star Trek, going where no administration went before. Count the ways. They're manyfold, favoring business over popular interests, yet... Continue Reading →

Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak: A Disease of Poverty

Haiti's Cholera Outbreak: A Disease of Poverty - by Stephen LendmanOn October 22, Reuters confirmed Haiti's cholera outbreak, saying efforts were being made to prevent an epidemic that so far "killed nearly 200 people and sickened more than 2,000," official reports understating the threat.On the same day, New York Times writer Donald McNeil, Jr. headlined,... Continue Reading →

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