Yitzhak Shamir’s Criminal Legacy

Yitzhak Shamir's Criminal Legacy by Stephen Lendman Shamir reflected the worst of what Joel Kovel calls "imperialist expansion and militarism (with) signs of the fascist malignancy." In his book "Overcoming Zionism," he called Israel "a machine for the manufacture of human rights abuses." Terrorists like Shamir ran it. They still do. They defend indefensible Zionism.... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Authority Police Brutalize Peaceful Protesters

Palestinian Authority Police Brutalize Peaceful Protesters by Stephen Lendman President Mahoud Abbas is a longstanding Israeli collaborator. He and unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad serve illegitimately. Abbas' term expired on January 9, 2009. He's no longer president of Palestine. He won't step down. Israel supports him. In return, he takes orders, salutes, and obeys.  So... Continue Reading →

Failure in Geneva

Failure in Geneva by Stephen Lendman Morning headlines belie continued conflict on the ground. East/West divisions remain. Nothing changed but political rhetoric from Geneva. After Annan's so-called peace plan, violence increased because Washington planned it that way. Expect it to continue now. America needs conflict and instability to further regime change plans. Peace and stability... Continue Reading →

Profile of Institutionalized Racism

Profile of Institutionalized Racism by Stephen Lendman According to Hamoked, the Center for the Defence of the Individual, Israel revoked residency rights for about 240,000 Gaza and West Bank Palestinians from 1967 to 1994. About 15,000 were aged 90 or older. Another 14,000 East Jerusalemites were included through 2011.  HaMoked's Freedom of Information petition provided... Continue Reading →

Obama Planning More War

Obama Planning More War by Stephen Lendman America's favorite pastime isn't baseball. It's war, permanent imperial wars that won't end in our lifetime Dick Cheney said earlier. America is addicted to war. One nation after another is ravaged and plundered. Unchallenged global dominance is sought.  Who's next? Syria? Iran? Washington's long knives target both countries.... Continue Reading →

Spurious Terrorism Indictments

Spurious Terrorism Indictments by Stephen Lendman On May 19 and 20, NATO occupied Chicago violently. Downtown residents were in virtual lockdown. No-fly zones were imposed. Elaborate barricades were erected. Constitutional rights were suspended. Getting around was hazardous. Anyone could be stopped, searched, interrogated, or arrested. Chicagoans were under siege. NATO is the world's first global... Continue Reading →

Big Win for Predatory Healthcare Giants

Big Win for Predatory Healthcare Giants by Stephen Lendman At issue was National Federation of Independent Business, et al, Petitioners v. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al (NFIB v. Sebelius). Voting 5 - 4 on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld what should have been rejected. Pro-business High Court rulings aren't new.... Continue Reading →

Summit Fatigue

Summit Fatigue by Stephen Lendman Since crisis conditions erupted, it's number 19 and counting. Like earlier summits, they met. They talked. They agreed to talk more. They accomplished little more than before. Dozens of rescue packages preceded Friday's. Promises are made and broken. Hyped plans failed. Conditions are worse now than ever.  Reality belies morning... Continue Reading →

Reports of Troop Movements Near Syria’s Borders

Reports of Troop Movements Near Syria's Borders by Stephen Lendman After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced new rules of engagement, Turkey deployed missile batteries, rocket launchers, and anti-aircraft weapons close to Syria's border.  About 30 military trucks arrived in Iskenderun. From there, they moved toward Syria's border 30 miles away. Armored military vehicles also... Continue Reading →

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