No Thanks for Thanksgiving Under Trump

No Thanks for Thanksgiving Under Trump by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) One day there may be reason to give thanks. How can there be now with endless US wars raging, force-fed austerity on ordinary Americans, poverty the nation’s leading growth industry, real unemployment at Depression-era levels, police state laws destroying fundamental... Continue Reading →

Ratko Mladic’s Sham Trial and Conviction

Ratko Mladic’s Sham Trial and Conviction by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) The Western-controlled International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was charged with delivering victor’s justice, polar opposite the real thing. In March 2016, it wrongfully convicted Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on multiple counts of genocide in Srebrenica, war... Continue Reading →

Washington Uses Sanctions Like Weapons of War

Washington Uses Sanctions Like Weapons of War by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) All unilateral US sanctions imposed on other nations are flagrantly illegal. The Vienna-based International Progress Organization calls itself “an international non-governmental organization that enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is associated... Continue Reading →

ISIS Nearly Defeated in Eastern Syria

ISIS Nearly Defeated in Eastern Syria by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, “(t)he western bank of the Euphrates River will be soon fully liberated by the government forces under the command of the legendary Syrian General Sukhel…complet(ing) the operation to destroy the remaining ISIL (presence) in eastern... Continue Reading →

Mugabe Resigns: An Era in Zimbabwe Ends

Mugabe Resigns: An Era in Zimbabwe Ends by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Rather than face removal from office by impeachment, Mugabe resigned after leading Zimbabwe since 1980 - first as prime minister, mostly as president. After saying he’d preside over the ruling ZANU-PF’s congress in December on Sunday, he tendered his... Continue Reading →

Trump’s FCC to End Net Neutrality

Trump’s FCC to End Net Neutrality by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Battle lines are drawn. Trump’s FFC chairman Ajit Pai is on record against Net Neutrality, saying its days are numbered. He took the first step. On November 22, he’ll publish his plan to kill digital democracy, letting users access all... Continue Reading →

Peace in Syria? Hold the Cheers

Peace in Syria? Hold the Cheers by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Peace one day will return to Syria. The question is when and under what circumstances. Will its sovereign independence remain unchanged? Will its territorial integrity stay intact? Will it be free from US occupation of northern and southern areas? Will... Continue Reading →

Palestinian/Trump Administration Row

Palestinian/Trump Administration Row by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) On Tuesday, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas nominally froze contact with Washington, in response to the Trump administration’s threat to close the PLO’s US office - unless it agrees to peace talks with Israel accomplishing nothing each time initiated, along with ceasing efforts to... Continue Reading →

Lebanon Fears Hostile Israeli Intentions

Lebanon Fears Hostile Israeli Intentions by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) A previous article discussed a sinister US/Saudi/Israeli alliance for possible greater regional turbulence than already - Iran and Lebanon prime targets for hostile actions, including war. Washington, Riyadh and Tel Aviv want sovereign independent Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon eliminated. Is... Continue Reading →

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