Israel’s Persecution of Ameer Makhoul

Israel's Persecution of Ameer Makhoul - by Stephen LendmanAt any time, from 7,000 - 12,000 or more Palestinians are politically persecuted and imprisoned, including young children. The Addameer Prisoners' Support and Human Rights Association explains that for over 43 years under military occupation, over 650,000 Palestinians have been illegally detained for wanting freedom on their... Continue Reading →

Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms

Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms - by Stephen LendmanThe ACLU has released numerous reports of illegal spying. They include federal, state and local SARs (suspicious activity reporting) programs that encourage police, intelligence and homeland security officials, emergency responders, and members of the public to spy on neighbors, reporting any "suspicious" activities... Continue Reading →

Wrecking the American Dream

Wrecking the American Dream - by Stephen LendmanLong planned, the current economic storm erupted violently in late 2007. It wasn't by accident. It was engineered years back, so financial racketeers could profit from wrecking global economies and destroying their middle class, including America's.On February 1, 2009, former high-level Wall Street and government insider, Catherine Austin... Continue Reading →

More on Washington’s Failed Ecuadorean Coup Attempt

More on Washington's Failed Ecuadorean Coup Attempt - by Stephen LendmanFor nearly two centuries, America dismissively called Latin America its "backyard," the 1823 Monroe Doctrine asserting a declaration of regional dominance, stating:"....as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent... Continue Reading →

Lawless Arrests, Detentions and Torture in Iraq

Lawless Arrests, Detentions and Torture in Iraq - by Stephen LendmanAn earlier article discussed Iraq's dire conditions after seven years of occupation, and over a decade of sanctions, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/04/iraq-today-afflicted-by-violence.htmlIt presents a grim overall picture, besides Gideon Polya's September 13, 2010 estimated eight million "War on Terror" deaths, mostly in Iraq, what... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Hard Line Neo-Con Agenda

Obama's Hard Line Neo-Con Agenda - by Stephen LendmanStraightaway, Obama's promised "change" and "yes we can" became hard line foreign and domestic extremism, betraying his loyal constituency and any hope for kinder, gentler policies. His populist hypocrisy now exposed, voters are losing faith, but most remain mindless about the harm he commits daily, much of... Continue Reading →

New Internet Censorship Bill Introduced

New Internet Censorship Bill Introduced - by Stephen LendmanLike most others in Congress, Senator Patrick Leahy is no progressive. He voted to fund imperial wars, regressive Obamacare, Wall Street-friendly financial reform, and other pro-business measures, including agribusiness-empowering bills, harming small farmers and consumers. Now he's at it again. On September 20, he introduced S. 3804:... Continue Reading →

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