US War Crimes in Fallujah

US War Crimes in Fallujah - by Stephen LendmanNumerous previous articles documented two decades of US war crimes in Iraq, the latest titled, "One of History's Greatest Crimes," accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-of-historys-greatest-crimes_7099.htmlOn August 31, declaring an "end to the combat mission in Iraq," Obama disgracefully said: "Through this remarkable chapter in the history of... Continue Reading →

Failed Washington-Sponsored Ecuadorean Coup Attempt

Failed Washington-Sponsored Ecuadorean Coup Attempt - by Stephen LendmanPost-9/11, Washington sponsored four coup d'etats. Two succeeded - most recently in Honduras in 2009 against Manuel Zelaya, and in Haiti in 2004 deposing Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Two others failed - in Venezuela in 2002 against Hugo Chavez, and on September 30 in Ecuador against Rafael Correa -... Continue Reading →

David Ray Griffin v. Cass Sunstein

David Ray Griffin v. Cass Sunstein - by Stephen LendmanGriffin is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA where he's still co-director of the Center for Process Studies.He's authored and/or edited three dozen books, mainly in his field, but notably and heroically on 9/11... Continue Reading →

Imperial Israel

Imperial Israel - by Stephen LendmanIn his book "Against Empire," Michael Parenti defines imperialism as "the process whereby the dominant politico-economic interests of one nation expropriate for their own enrichment the land, labor, raw materials, and markets of another people."In a September 21 article, titled "What Do Empires Do?" he says "Imperialism is what (they)... Continue Reading →

Venezuela Votes

Venezuela Votes - by Stephen LendmanOn September 26, Venezuelans again voted, the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC - vicuk.org) saying to elect members to the 165-seat National Assembly. It happens every five years, and it's the 16th national election or referendum since Chavez's 1998 victory, taking office as President for first time on February 2, 1999.Bolivarianism... Continue Reading →

Reaction to Aafia Siddiqui’s Sentencing

Reaction to Aafia Siddiqui's Sentencing - by Stephen LendmanOn September 23, the FBI headlined, "Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 86 Years for Attempting to Murder US Nationals in Afghanistan and Six Additional Crimes." In sentencing, Judge Richard Berman ruled her acts premeditated, contradicting jurors saying they were not. More on the press... Continue Reading →

One of History’s Greatest Crimes

One of History's Greatest Crimes - by Stephen LendmanAmerica's hidden history is ugly and disturbing. No nation ever matched it. To Iraq alone, over the past two decades, it includes ongoing genocide, destruction, terror, occupation, and contamination - a horrendous combination of crimes, unmentioned in Western discourse. Environmental Engineering Professor Souad N. Al-Azzawi documents them,... Continue Reading →

Independent Committee of Experts on Gaza War

Committee of Independent Experts on Gaza War - by Stephen LendmanOn September 21, the UN Human Rights Council's independent fact finding Committee issued its report titled, "No Safe Place," assessing "investigat(ions) and report(s) on violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law during" Operation Cast Lead. Its members included:-- Professor John Dugard, Chairman, former... Continue Reading →

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