Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies

Former Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies - by Stephen LendmanReporting his death, AP said:"Former Black Panther Party leader Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt" died at age 63 in a small (Tanzania village) "where he had lived for at least half a decade, a friend of Pratt's in Arusha, former Black Panther Pete O'Neal, said." He lived a... Continue Reading →

Continuing Bahraini State Terror

Continuing Bahraini State Terror - by Stephen LendmanFor months, Bahraini and Saudi security forces targeted nonviolent protesters and activists wanting the repressive Al Khalifa monarchy replaced by constitutionally elected government, political freedom, and social justice, what Bahrainis never had and don't now.Three previous articles discussed it, accessed through the following links:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/04/police-state-terror-in-bahrain.htmlhttp://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/04/brutal-state-terror-in-bahrain_26.htmlhttp://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/05/bahraini-state-terror-continues.htmlStill functioning despite authorities terrorizing... Continue Reading →

America’s Addiction: Waging Illegal Wars

America's Addiction: Waging Illegal Wars - by Stephen LendmanWith regard to war, international and constitutional laws are clear. Under the Constitution's Article I, Section 8, only Congress may declare war, not the president. That, in fact, last happened on December 8, 1941 after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. As a result, all subsequent US wars have... Continue Reading →

Doctors on Israel’s Forty-Four Year Occupation

Doctors on Israel's Forty-Four Year Occupation - by Stephen LendmanUnder international law, Israel's 44 year occupation is oppressive and illegal for having:-- attacked a nonbelligerent state;-- annexed it forcefully; -- exploited its resources and people;-- stolen their land and property; -- violated their human rights by collective punishment, war and numerous crimes against humanity; and--... Continue Reading →

Forty-Four Years of Occupation

Forty-Four Years of Occupation - by Stephen LendmanOn March 7, Palestinian Prisoners Society head Qadura Fares presented a paper to the UN International Meeting on the Question of Palestine, addressing the plight of political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention facilities, saying:Palestine "has been under criminal occupation for 44 years. During that time, (Israel) committed... Continue Reading →

Escalating an Asian Arms Race

Escalating an Asian Arms Race - by Stephen LendmanTogether with South Korea, America's military plans expanding its Asian footprint on Jeju Island with a strategic naval base for Aegis class attack ships. They're equipped with sophisticated SM-3 interceptor missiles intended mainly for offense, as well as powerful computers and tracking radar for first-strike capability against... Continue Reading →

States Harming People Most in Need

States Harming People Most in Need - by Stephen LendmanIn 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation ("welfare reform") Act (PRWORA) passed. Until then, needy households got welfare payments (since 1935) through Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), a program protecting states by sharing costs of increased caseloads during hard times.Thereafter, Temporary Assistance... Continue Reading →

Netanyahu’s War on Gaza

Netanyahu's War on Gaza - by Stephen LendmanGoverning lawlessly by any standard, Netanyahu waged war on Gaza since becoming Israel's prime minister for the second time on March 31, 2009.Under his leadership, May 31 marked the anniversary of Israel's barbaric slaughter of nine Freedom Flotilla activists in international waters, injuring dozens more trying to deliver... Continue Reading →

Public Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Public Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come - by Stephen LendmanThe 1913 Federal Reserve Act let powerful bankers usurp America's money system in violation of the Constitution's Article I, Section 8, giving only Congress the power to "coin Money (and) regulate the Value thereof...." Thereafter, powerful bankers victimized working Americans, using money, credit and... Continue Reading →

Waging War at Home and Abroad While Pledging Peace

Waging War at Home and Abroad While Pledging Peace - by Stephen LendmanPromising peace on May 19, Obama wages war against Middle East/North African and Central Asian states, as well as Muslim Americans at home. Earlier articles explained they've:-- been targeted;-- hunted down;-- bogusly entrapped by stings, false evidence or other means; -- rounded up;--... Continue Reading →

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