Israel Plans Major Gaza War

Israel Plans Major Gaza War - by Stephen Lendman Israel already threatens war on Iran. It's also involved with Washington, Turkey, Jordan, and other rogue Arab states behind Syria's externally generated insurgency. Gaza's also threatened. On January 1, Haaretz writer Amos Harel headlined "Will 2012 bring another Israeli war against Hamas in Gaza?" saying: Repeated... Continue Reading →

Mitt Romney’s Hard-Right Agenda

Mitt Romney's Hard-Right Agenda - by Stephen Lendman Currently, five Republican presidential aspirants remain. Weak support caused others to suspend campaigns or drop out. In November, voters have unpalatable options between a lawless/crime boss/militarist/pro-war/anti-populist/morally corrupt president, and a rogue's gallery of alternatives looking more like a police lineup than legitimate candidates. Ron Paul's an exception... Continue Reading →

Abusing East Jerusalem Children

Abusing East Jerusalem Children - by Stephen Lendman Last July, B'Tselem published a report titled, "No Minor Matter: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel on Suspicion of Stone-Throwing." It discussed their abusive treatment. From 2005 through 2010, "at least 835 Palestinian minors were arrested" and faced military court trials for alleged stone-throwing.... Continue Reading →

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Cruel and Unusual Punishment - by Stephen Lendman The Constitution's Eighth Amendment prohibits "cruel and unusual punishment." The legal dictionary defines it as: "any cruel and degrading punishment not known to the Common Law, or any fine, penalty, confinement, or treatment that is so disproportionate to the offense as to shock the moral sense of... Continue Reading →

Sinai Torture Camps

Sinai Torture Camps - by Stephen Lendman A November 30 Physicians for Human Rights/Israel (PHR-I) report explains "chilling evidence" of atrocities committed against sub-Saharan African refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers. Titled, "Hundreds of Refugees Held Hostage in Sinai Torture Camps Need Rescuing," it discusses their horrific ordeal in captivity, including torture, other physical abuse, male... Continue Reading →

Criminalizing Dissent in America

Criminalizing Dissent in America - by Stephen Lendman America has a sordid repressive history. Among others, First Amendment rights are violated. It guarantees freedom of religion, expression, to petition government for redress of grievances, and right to peacefully assemble. The 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts restricted First Amendment freedoms. So did 1919 anti-communist Palmer raids,... Continue Reading →

Planned Regime Change in Iran and Syria

Planned Regime Change in Iran and Syria - by Stephen Lendman Plans are longstanding. Timing alone isn’t known. Signs suggest 2012. If sanctions, subversion, cyberwar, and targeted assassinations fail, expect hot conflict to follow. On January 9, the Washington Post quoted an anonymous US intelligence official saying America's goal for Iran is "regime change." A... Continue Reading →

Heading for More Middle East War

Heading for More Middle East War - by Stephen Lendman Washington, Israel and rogue NATO allies seem headed for ruinous wars with Iran and Syria, besides others ongoing interminably. Former State Department official/now AIPAC-linked Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) fellow Dennis Ross said: "There are consequences if you act militarily, and there's big... Continue Reading →

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