Palestinian Unity: A Threat, Says Israel

Palestinian Unity: A Threat, Says Israel - by Stephen Lendman Palestine is sovereign territory. In 1987, Law Professor Francis Boyle drafted its Declaration of Independence. On November 15, 1988, the Palestine National Council (PNC) adopted it, affirming Palestinian statehood. Nonetheless, Israel's illegal occupation continues. Gaza's under siege. Israeli forces attack repeatedly. Deaths and injuries result.... Continue Reading →

Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions

Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions - by Stephen Lendman Congress is now considering legislative language to mandate indefinite military detentions of US citizens suspected of present or past associations with alleged terrorist groups, with or without evidence to prove it. More on that below. The 2006 Military Commissions Act authorized torture and sweeping unconstitutional powers to... Continue Reading →

Israel: Profile of a Rogue State

Israel: Profile of a Rogue State - by Stephen Lendman Rogue states spurn international law, treaties, conventions, and in Israel's case its own laws and Supreme Court decisions. Daily examples offer proof, including from Ahmed el-Helah and Mariam Itani's new book titled, "The Suffering of the Palestinian Child under the Israeli Occupation," saying: Over a... Continue Reading →

Rage for Change in Egypt

Rage for Change in Egypt - by Stephen Lendman Last February, Egyptians celebrated Hosni Mubarak's ouster. He became an obstacle to Washington's Middle East agenda and had to go. For years, State Department and Pentagon officials wanted him out for opposing key US policies, including Iran's nuclear program and Bush's 2003 Iraq war. A military... Continue Reading →

Spreading Eurozone Contagion

Spreading Eurozone Contagion - by Stephen Lendman The operative word is contagion. It's malignant and spreading because it's unresolved and irresponsibly addressed. Germany, Europe's strongest economy, just had its worst ever bond auction since 1999. Over a third of 10-year bunds offered were unsold. More on the failure below. Comparable Italian yields jumped to 7.3%.... Continue Reading →

Bipartisan Deal to Slash Medicare and Medicaid

Bipartisan Deal to Slash Medicare and Medicaid - by Stephen Lendman It's been planned for years. Republicans want them eliminated. Democrats agreed to incremental cuts to make ending core social contract programs look normal. Slashing Social Security comes later. On November 24, New York Times writer Robert Pear headlined, "Support Builds for a Plan to... Continue Reading →

US Higher Education in Crisis

US Higher Education in Crisis - by Stephen Lendman Diogenes called education "the foundation of every state." Education reformer Horace Mann said the "common (public) school (is) the greatest discovery ever made by man." Education reform under Bush and Obama want public education made another business profit center. Doing so places bottom line priorities above... Continue Reading →

Coming: Big Austerity Cuts

Coming: Big Austerity Cuts - by Stephen Lendman The congressional August Budget Control Act of 2011 established the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction - aka Supercommittee. Doing so was extralegal. The Constitution's Article 1, Section 8 explains congressional powers. None of them include supercommittee authority to resolve America's debt crisis. Article 1, Section 8,... Continue Reading →

Another New York Bomb Plot: Real or Fake?

Another New York Bomb Plot: Real or Fake? - by Stephen Lendman Post-9/11, America waged war on Islam. Innocent victims are targeted for political advantage. They're called fundamentalists, extremists, terrorists and fanatics. Why Muslims when, in fact, Islam teaches love, not hate; peace, not violence; charity, not selfishness; and tolerance, not terrorism. Who knows though... Continue Reading →

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