America’s Gulf Disaster Revisited

America's Gulf Disaster Revisited by Stephen Lendman April 20 marked the two year anniversary of BP's Gulf of Mexico disaster. Until Fukushima Daiichi's catastrophic nuclear meltdown, it was the largest ever environmental calamity. It's devastated the lives of millions of area residents. It contaminated America's Gulf. Nothing in it's safe to eat. The incident's been... Continue Reading →

Grand Prix Hypocrisy in Bahrain

Grand Prix Hypocrisy in Bahrain by Stephen Lendman Al-Khalifa despots rule Bahrain repressively. Bahrainis want democratic change. In summer 2010, sporadic protests began. In mid-February last year, major ones erupted. They continue daily nonviolently. Courageous Bahrainis brave vicious security force attacks. Saudi troops are involved. In March 2011, they entered Bahrain guns blazing.  They remain.... Continue Reading →

Warning: Visiting Israel Is Dangerous

Warning: Visiting Israel Is Dangerous by Stephen Lendman Don't visit Gaza by sea. In May 2010, nine Mavi Marmara activists died trying. Anyone planning Gaza, West Bank, or East Jerusalem trips be warned. Interdictions, beatings, arrests, interrogations, detentions, deportations, or even death may follow. Israel's indeed dangerous. Arrivals supporting Palestinian rights risk harshness. Don't come... Continue Reading →

Israel Using Oslo Accords to Steal West Bank Land

Israel Using Oslo Accords to Steal West Bank Land by Stephen Lendman In 1993, Edward Said minced no words denouncing the Oslo Accords and Declaration of Principles, explaining: "the fashion-show vulgarities of the White House ceremony, the degrading spectacle of Yasser Arafat thanking everyone for the suspension of most of his people's rights, and the... Continue Reading →

Defending the Indefensible

Defending the Indefensible by Stephen Lendman Robert Shiller is Yale University Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center of Finance, Yale School of Management. He's best known perhaps for his 2000 book titled, "Irrational Exuberance." At the height of the tech bubble, he got it right predicting it would... Continue Reading →

Khader Adnan: Freed for How Long?

Khader Adnan: Freed for How Long? On April 17, Palestinian Prisoners Day, Khader gained freedom. At issue is for how long? As announced, Israel released him as scheduled. He endured 66 hunger striking days to be free. So was Hana Shalabi last October when released with other Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit. Held... Continue Reading →

America’s Lost War

America's Lost War by Stephen Lendman America's Afghan war is lost and illegal. The Bush administration got no Security Council authorization or congressional declaration of war. International law expert Francis Boyle said Congress passed a War Powers Resolution Authorization. Doing so gave Bush "blank check" power "to use military force against any individual, organization, or... Continue Reading →

Failure in Cartagena

Failure in Cartagena by Stephen Lendman On April 14 and 15, Cartagena, Columbia hosted the Sixth Summit of the Americas (SOA). Obama came, participated, and left empty-handed. How different things were in three 1990s summits. James Petras calls the decade "the golden age of pillage." That was then. This is now. America's imperial arrogance makes... Continue Reading →

Beating Up on North Korea and Iran

Beating Up on North Korea and Iran by Stephen Lendman Washington needs enemies. When none exist, they're created. North Korea and Iran are prime targets. Neither poses threats. Yet they faced decades of false accusations. Like other nations, both reject domination. They want their sovereignty respected. They seek normalized relations with regional neighbors and the... Continue Reading →

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