Supporters Demand Justice for Aafia Siddiqui

Supporters Demand Justice for Aafia Siddiqui - by Stephen LendmanA full account of her case from March 2003 through December 2008 can be accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2008/12/abduction-secret-detention-torture-and.htmlNumerous follow-up articles discussed subsequent events to the present. All are posted chronologically on sjlendman.blogspot.com.Wrongfully persecuted, she was sentenced to 86 years in prison on September 23, 2010,... Continue Reading →

Resisting Tyranny: A Universal Right

Resisting Tyranny: A Universal Right - by Stephen LendmanIn America's Declaration of Independence, Jefferson declared:"all men (are) created equal....with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (code for property). That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the... Continue Reading →

Police State Injustice: Canada’s Security Certificate Process

Police State Injustice: Canada's Security Certificate Process - by Stephen LendmanIn place since 1978, it lets authorities detain and/or deport foreign nationals and other non-citizens suspected of human rights violations, alleged threats to national security, or claimed affiliation with organized crime, using (usually bogus) secret evidence withheld from defense counsel.Since 1991, 27 residents have been... Continue Reading →

Start Treaty Hypocrisy

Start Treaty Hypocrisy - by Stephen LendmanHyped support reveals gross hypocrisy about a deeply flawed process and outrageous price for it. More on that below. Yet a September 14 New York Times editorial headlined, "Ratify the New Start Treaty," saying;"Failure to ratify this treaty would be hugely costly for American credibility and security....The Senate needs... Continue Reading →

Spoiling for a Fight?

Spoiling for a Fight? - by Stephen LendmanWashington is a world class menace, waging imperial wars for global dominance called peace, stability and democracy. In the run-up to the 1950 Korean War, Truman used South Korea to goad Pyongyang into a conflict it didn't want. Nor does it now, but events may spiral out of... Continue Reading →

More on Haiti’s Raging Cholera, Electoral Fraud and Deportations

More on Haiti's Raging Cholera, Electoral Fraud and Deportations - by Stephen LendmanHaitians remains plagued by a perfect storm combination of earthquake devastation, crushing poverty, raging cholera, electoral fraud, exploitation, persecution, Obama-ordered deportations, and world indifference to their plight, with few exceptions like Cuba and Venezuela. Post-quake, their aid was some of the first to... Continue Reading →

Social Inequality in Israel

Social Inequality in Israel - by Stephen LendmanAn earlier article explained neoliberalism's impact on Israeli Jews, beginning in the 1980s. In 1985, the Knesset amended the Bank of Israel Law, prohibiting it from printing money to finance industrialization, full employment, and immigrant absorption.It was part of a neoliberal takeover, embracing a massive power shift from... Continue Reading →

Chavez Given Enabling Law Power

Chavez Given Enabling Law Power - by Stephen LendmanOn December 17, parliament gave Chavez enabling law power in response to torrential rains and severe floods that ravaged Venezuelan communities, killed at least 35, destroyed over 5,000 homes, and displaced about 120,000 or more people in 11 of the country's 23 states. He asked for one... Continue Reading →

Lynne Stewart Transferred to Texas

Lynne Stewart Transferred to Texas - by Stephen LendmanSeven previous articles discussed her case and status, explaining the gross injustice against a heroic human rights lawyer who devoted her career to defending society's poor, unwanted, and unfairly persecuted - defendants deprived of due process without an advocate like her. She knew the risks, yet took... Continue Reading →

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