Bahraini Kangaroo Court Trials

Bahraini Kangaroo Court Trials by Stephen Lendman A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report discussed sham show trials in Bahrain titled, "No Justice in Bahrain." The Bahrain Center for Human Rights said hundreds of unfair, politically motivated trials were conducted for months. Innocent victims were convicted. Before trial, they were arrested, imprisoned and brutally tortured.... Continue Reading →

NATO Intervening in Syria

NATO Intervening in Syria by Stephen Lendman On March 6, the BBC reported Obama saying Washington won't intervene in Syria unilaterally. At the same time, he stopped short of ruling out joint Western aggression. In his first 2012 news conference, he said: "The notion that the way to solve every one of these problems is... Continue Reading →

Imperial Rage for War

Imperial Rage for War by Stephen Lendman America ravages the world one country at a time or in multiples. Post-9/11 alone, millions died. Vast destruction was caused. Human misery caused is incalculable. Now Syria and Iran are targeted. Disagreement only is on timing, not intent. Neocon Senator John McCain wants Syria bombed. In spring 2007,... Continue Reading →

EU Austerity Madness

EU Austerity Madness by Stephen Lendman European/American austerity assures a 1% wealth grab at the expense of all others. Prioritizing banker payments causes debt bondage, human misery, economic wreckage, and eventual collapse. What can't go on forever, won't. It's not rocket science. It's fact. Economies thrive on productive economic growth. It includes public sector infrastructure... Continue Reading →

Putin Wins

Putin Wins by Stephen Lendman Pre-election polls predicted around a 60% majority. Final results show Putin won 63.6% of the vote. He got a clear third term mandate. In 2004, he won 71%. Five candidates contended: United Russia's Vladimir Putin The Communist Party's Gennady Zyuganov The Liberal Democratic Party's Vladimir Zhirinovsky Just Russia's Sergey Mironov... Continue Reading →

Hana Shalabi: Day 19 and Counting

Hana Shalabi: Day 19 and Counting by Stephen Lendman Anyone who's fasted several days knows doing it isn't easy. Persisting for extended periods risks health, even death. Without food for 66 days, Khader Adnan nearly died. Again ingesting food, he's still very much at risk. Hana Shalabi reached day 19. It's taken a toll. Daily... Continue Reading →

Electoral Politics in America

Electoral Politics in America by Stephen Lendman He said, she said, who's ahead, who's behind discourse dominates political reporting. As a result, issues go unaddressed. People are left uninformed in the dark. Media scoundrels focus on popularity, not competence, and what readers and viewers most need to know. Horse race journalism describes the process. It... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Oppression: Official Israeli Policy

Palestinian Oppression: Official Israeli Policy by Stephen Lendman Born in blood, Israel's been drenched in it since. Its agenda reflects racist state terror ruthlessness. "Can you hear the sound of injustice," asked Palestine Solidarity Campaign's Alexei Sayle, saying: "To me the behavior of Israel and the uncritical support it gets from western governments is like"... Continue Reading →

Lies, Damn Lies, and Major Media Scoundrel Journalism

Lies, Damn Lies, and Major Media Scoundrel Journalism by Stephen Lendman Merriam-Webster's defines journalism as involving "writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation." In other words, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing else. The Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics Preamble states: "....public... Continue Reading →

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