Eurozone Doomsayer Got it Right

Eurozone Doomsayer Got it Right - by Stephen Lendman Eurozone economies are cratering. Every fix tried so far failed. Combining 17 dissimilar countries under one monetary/fiscal system assured disaster waiting to happen. British economist Bernard Connolly knew it before the euro's 1998 introduction. His 1995 book titled, "The Rotten Heart of Europe: The Dirty War... Continue Reading →

America’s Media War on OWS

America's Media War on OWS - Stephen Lendman Early reporting was scant, dismissive, and offensive. Much still belittles, denigrates and marginalizes a significant movement. Fox News claims protesters don't pay taxes or know what they want, are supported by Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei and Hugo Chavez, and represent the lunatic left wing. Bill O'Reilly quipped, "Do... Continue Reading →

America’s Student Loan Debt Bondage

America's Student Loan Debt Bondage - by Stephen Lendman Higher education today isn't like it used to be. US students face crisis conditions. Washington and lenders wage financial war on them. In addition, dozens of budget-strapped states cut funds to public colleges and universities. Students are directly impacted by sharp tuition hikes (double-digit at some... Continue Reading →

Criminalizing OWS Protesters

Criminalizing OWS Protesters - by Stephen Lendman On November 14, the Northern California ACLU and National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sued the Oakland Police Department (OPD) in federal court for "egregious constitutional violations" against Occupy Oakland protesters. A temporary restraining order was sought to stop them. On November 14, hundreds of riot gear clad police forcefully... Continue Reading →

America’s Media War on Syria

America's Media War on Syria - by Stephen Lendman Replicating Libya's model, Western generated uprisings began in March. Since then, Syria's been ravaged by violence. Hundreds have been killed, many more injured. Civilians and state security forces have been affected. Conflict rages daily. Casualties mount. Regime change is planned to establish another US client state.... Continue Reading →

Constitutionally Protected Symbolic Speech

Constitutionally Protected Symbolic Speech - by Stephen Lendman Symbolic speech examples include leafleting, picketing, demonstrating, marching, speaking publicly, flag burning, displaying t-shirts, armbands, banners and placards, sit-ins, as well as camping out in public places. With some exceptions, all have First Amendment protection. Numerous Supreme Court decisions addressed the issue. Some agreed. Others didn't. For... Continue Reading →

Deepening Debt Contagion

Deepening Debt Contagion - by Stephen Lendman With pressure building on Europe and America, something's got to give. Progressive Radio News Hour regular Bob Chapman says Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy search for solutions that don't exist. Nothing's agreed on to be implemented. Austerity weakens failing Eurozone economies. French and other banks are... Continue Reading →

Targeting Iran and Syria

Targeting Iran and Syria - by Stephen Lendman America, key NATO partners, and Israel target both countries. Israel wants regional rivals removed. Washington and key NATO partners want independent regimes ousted, replaced with subservient ones. At issue is establishing regional dominance. New targets can then confronted politically, economically, and/or belligerently. Fabricated IAEA Iranian documents escalated... Continue Reading →

Gaza’s Suffocating Siege

Gaza's Suffocating Siege - by Stephen Lendman In early November, the Gisha Legal Center for Freedom of Movement published a report titled, "Scale of Control: Israel's Continued Responsibility in the Gaza Strip." It explained little changed after its alleged 2005 "disengagement." A 2007 Gisha report titled, "Disengaged Occupiers: The Legal Status of Gaza" argued that... Continue Reading →

Arab League Pro-Western Despots

Arab League Pro-Western Despots - by Stephen Lendman On November 12, New York Times writer Neil MacFarquhaqar headlined, "Arab League Votes to Suspend Syria Over Crackdown," saying: "Syria's formal suspension is to start in four days, offering what senior Arab League officials described as a last chance for Mr. Assad to carry out a peace... Continue Reading →

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