Wisconsin: Ground Zero to Save Public Worker Rights

Wisconsin: Ground Zero to Save Public Worker Rights - by Stephen LendmanRonald Reagan was right saying: "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem." His type governance, that is, and from administrations that followed, Democrats as ruthless as Republicans.For decades, bipartisan consensus governed lawlessly, waging imperial wars, trashing human rights and... Continue Reading →

Waging War on Chicago Workers

Waging War on Chicago Workers - by Stephen LendmanIn Washington, Obama, Democrats and Republicans are doing it. In Wisconsin and other states, so are Governor Scott Walker, other governors, and mayors across America - planning major social benefits cuts and other ways to address budget shortfalls through layoffs, fewer services, and other draconian measures on... Continue Reading →

Continued Middle East Protests and Violence

Continued Middle East Uprisings and Violence - by Stephen LendmanWhat began in Tunisia spread to Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Algeria, Bahrain, and now Libya, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The entire region is erupting in protests, mischaracterized as revolutions. They're not, falling far short convulsive, violent, unstoppable tsunamis for change, removing old orders for... Continue Reading →

Tea Party Stooges Join Wisconsin Protests

Tea Party Stooges Join Wisconsin Protests - by Stephen LendmanIt was reminiscent of November 22, 2000 Florida, outside the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board offices when dozens of imported Bush-Cheney ruffians rampaged through Miami's County Hall, disrupting the recount of about 10,000 undervotes, ballots with no presidential choice registered.They assaulted Democrat party representatives, near rioted, and... Continue Reading →

Obama on Palestinian Rights: Nyet

Obama on Palestinian Rights: "Nyet" - by Stephen LendmanOn February 18, as expected, Washington vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as illegal under international law. The vote: 14 yes, America the sole no, isolating the US and Israel on this long festering issue. The measure had nearly 120 co-sponsors.In a post-vote briefing,... Continue Reading →

Reactions to Aristide’s Impending Return

Reactions to Aristide's Impending Return - by Stephen LendmanAfter receiving his diplomatic passport to return, Haitians eagerly await his arrival. For them and millions of global supporters, it can't come a moment too soon. Reactions express varying views.On February 18, AP headlined "Aristide backers march amid talk of Haiti return," saying:In Port-au-Prince, thousands rallied in... Continue Reading →

Egypt’s Spirit Lands in Wisconsin

Egypt's Spirit Lands in Wisconsin - by Stephen LendmanIt landed, but it's too soon to know where it's going or how committed workers are to stay the course and spread it to other US states. On February 16, however, former Senator Russ Feingold launched Progressives United.org (PU), an initiative he hopes will inspire "a new... Continue Reading →

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