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Long-Suffering Haitians Want Change

 

Long-Suffering Haitians Want Change

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Haitians know adversity and anguish as well as anyone. They've experienced over 500 years of oppression, slavery, despotism, colonization, reparations, embargoes, sanctions, deep poverty, starvation, crushing debt, and natural calamities from destructive hurricanes to a dozen regional magnitude 7.0 or greater earthquakes.

 

EU Wages War on Free Expression

 

EU Wages War on Free Expression

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Free expression in all forms is fundamental. Without it, all other freedoms are at risk. Included are free speech, thought, culture, intellectual inquiry, and press freedom.

 

Denial risks tyranny. Voltaire said, "I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Howard Zinn called dissent "the highest form of patriotism." 

Broken Lives and Families in Bil'in

 

Broken Lives and Families in Bil'in

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A documentary called "5 Broken Cameras" depicts daily and nightly Israeli horrors committed against peaceful Bil'in villagers. More below on what most people can't imagine.

 

The Sanctions Game

 

The Sanctions Game

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A previous article said the following:

 

Washington bears full responsibility for imposing illegitimate sanctions on Iran. Other countries are pressured to go along. Doing so harms their own interests.

 

Thoughts at Perhaps the Most Perilous Time in World History

 

Thoughts at Perhaps the Most Perilous Time in World History

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Daily events should scare everyone. Consider the times. Wars rage without end. More threaten. One conflict follows others. So-called democracies wage them. 

 

Popular needs go begging. Conquest, occupation, colonization, and exploitation are prioritized. Ordinary people are on their own sink or swim. 

Intensified Warrantless Spying in America

 

Intensified Warrantless Spying in America

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Newly released ACLU Justice Department documents and Kurt Eichenwald's just published book titled "500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars" provide new information on lawless spying in America.

Israel Encourages Settler Violence

 

Israel Encourages Settler Violence

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Settler violence is terrorism. Even America's State Department says so. Hypocrisy is saying one thing and doing another.

 

Israeli setter violence is out-of-control. It's risen sharply in recent years because nothing is done to stop it. Israeli extremists literally have license to attack Palestinian civilians, destroy their property and crops, inflict bodily harm, and at times kill.

Infomercials for Despots

 

Infomercials for Despots

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Sanitizing news and suppressing what's most important is bad enough. Imagine compounding it by producing infomercials for despots. CNN stands accused. More on that below.

 

It's well known that Western major media represent wealth and power interests. Fox New is a Republican party house organ. It also reflects Rupert Murdoch's worldview.

Washington Plays Hardball with Russia on Syria

 

Washington Plays Hardball with Russia on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

If words could kill, America and Russia might be at war. Hopefully it won't come to that. Given America's rage to fight, even the unthinkable is possible.

 

Russia and China represent Washington's final frontier. Building up around their borders and encircling both countries with US bases makes anything ahead possible.

Israeli Crimes Without Punishment

 

Israeli Crimes Without Punishment

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Serial criminality against humanity is official Israeli policy. Punishment never follows. Ruthlessness best describes these type abuses. Committing them without accountability is unconscionable.

 

It goes on daily. Western media scoundrels ignore it. Too few people understand what everyone should. Militarized occupation is hell. Terrorizing civilian men, women, and children is worst of all.

Nobel Hypocrisy Wins Again

 

Nobel Hypocrisy Wins Again

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Call it a rite of fall. Nobel hypocrisy shows up annually. It came again this year. The only surprise was which disreputable honoree would win.

 

Demagoguery Substitutes for Debate

 

Demagoguery Substitutes for Debate

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

When is a debate not one? When it's not intended to be. When theatrical blather substitutes. When demagoguery takes center stage.

 

On October 11, it showed up prominently in Danville, KY. Centre College played host. ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz moderated 90 minutes of film flam. 

 

Turkey's High Risk Game

 

Turkey's High Risk Game

 

by Stephen Lendman  

 

Turkey is Washington's lead anti-Syrian belligerent. It's playing with fire. It may end up burned. For good reason, Assad blames Ankara for heightened tensions and border confrontations. 

 

On October 11, he told the Turkish daily Aydinlik he has "no difficulties with either Turkish people or its army, only with its government."

Holy Land Foundation Charity Case Goes to Supreme Court

 

Holy Land Foundation Case Goes to Supreme Court

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Post-9/11, America declared war on Islam. Injustice triumphed. So did hate and fear. Innocent Muslims became fair game. Guilt by accusation became policy. 

 

Many innocent men and women were bogusly charged with terrorism or conspiracy to commit it. They languish unjustly in gulag hell.

 

War or No War on Iran?

 

War or No War on Iran?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In Shakespearean terms, indeed that's the question. Longstanding regime change plans are known. Means to achieve them have been ongoing for years. 

 

A previous article put it this way:

 

Cooked or Accurate US Employment Numbers?

 

Cooked or Accurate US Employment Numbers?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

For over a decade, US job prospects have been dismal. Since crisis conditions erupted in 2008, they've been dire for millions wanting work.

 

Since Obama took office in January 2009, job creation has been pathetic. Numbers reported during the weakest US recovery on record largely failed to compensate for others lost.

Venezuelan Electoral Postmortems

 

Venezuelan Electoral Postmortems

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Chavistas celebrated Sunday's victory. Bolivarianism triumphed over exploitive neoliberal harshness. In open, free, and fair elections, Venezuelans got to choose. It's constitutionally mandated. Every vote counts equally. 

 

NATO Edges Closer to War on Syria

 

NATO Edges Closer to War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Waging war is easy. Instigate provocative incidents. Blame them on targeted countries. False flags work as planned. So do Big Lies repeated enough times to get most people to believe them.

 

Chavez Win Strengthens Bolivarianism

 

Chavez Win Strengthens Bolivarianism

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Several previous articles said Venezuelans won't tolerate going back to their ugly past. On Sunday, they proved it. They voted in record numbers.

 

Long lines queued hours before dawn. Polls stayed open well into the night so everyone coming out could vote.

 

Worrisome Middle East Developments

 

Worrisome Middle East Developments

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Days of Syrian/Turkish border incidents threaten further escalation into something more serious. Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants fired mortar rounds on Turkish territory from Syrian locations they control.

 

Assad was wrongfully blamed for their provocation. Syria has been very circumspect. It wants tensions cooled. Turkey's Erdogan made hostile threats. Events bear watching.

Syria on the Boil

 

Syria on the Boil

 

By Stephen Lendman

 

What's been ongoing for over 18 months looks all too familiar. It could continue for some time. It took most of the 1990s to fully balkanize Yugoslavia. America was the lead belligerent.

 

Whether or not Washington plans the same for Syria remains to be seen. Only the fullness of time will tell. For sure regime change is prioritized. Ravaging the country ruthlessly continues. 

UAV Incident Over Israel

 

UAV Incident Over Israel

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On October 6, Haaretz headlined "IDF shoots down drone that penetrated Israeli airspace," saying:

 

An "unidentified aerial vehicle" entered Israeli airspace Saturday. Israel shot it down over the Negev, south of Mount Hebron.

Expect Bolivarian Victory in Venezuela

 

Expect Bolivarian Victory in Venezuela

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

October 7 is the moment of truth. Venezuelans get to choose between populism and neoliberal harshness. 

 

They're not stupid. They won't tolerate reinventing the bad old days. Expect Bolivarianism to triumph. Too bad it can't everywhere when it's most needed.

 

No More Israel in 10 Years

 

No More Israel in 10 Years

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On September 17, the New York Post quoted Henry Kissinger saying:

 

"In 10 years, there will be no more Israel. I repeat: In 10 years, there will be no more Israel."

 

Turkish False Flag on Syria

 

Turkish False Flag on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The news is out but bears repeating. New reports confirm it. It shouldn't surprise. It's one of the oldest stunts around. Attacks launched are blamed on victims. Wars follow. More on Turkey's false flag below.

 

Sinking the Lusitania in May 1915 preceded America's April 1917 WW I entry. The 1933 Reichstag fire helped Hitler assume dictatorial powers.

Pressure Building for More Middle East War

 

Pressure Building for More Middle East War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's currently waging more direct and proxy wars than any previous president. He plans more. Expect it post-election whoever wins. 

 

East Jerusalem Schools: Failing Grade

 

East Jerusalem Schools: Failing Grade

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In August, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) released a report titled "Failed Grade: East Jerusalem's Failing Educational System." It's grim reading. It shows how Palestinian children are  marginalized and deprived.

 

Flim Flam Substitutes for Debate

 

Flim Flam Substitutes for Debate

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

So-called presidential debates are well-rehearsed, prescripted theater. Theater of the absurd best describes them. Election outcomes aren't influenced. They don't edify. They insult. Wednesday night was no exception.

 

Cowardly Terrorists Murder Syrian Civilians

 

Cowardly Terrorists Murder Syrian Civilians

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Aleppo murders are the latest example. Western-recruited death squads ruthlessly target civilians. They're armed and directed to do so. They're merciless cowards. 

 

America's Sham Electoral Process

 

America's Sham Electoral Process

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It's bad enough to make some despots blush. It doesn't rise to the level of good fiction. No respectable film producer would accept a script explaining it. Who'd believe a democratic system so implausible. It's more fanciful than real.

 

Longstanding electoral fraud alone subverts democracy in America. The entire process lacks legitimacy.

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