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State-Sponsored Murder: Official US Policy - by Stephen Lendman
Georgia's September 21 cold-blooded murder of Troy Anthony Davis symbolizes what's wrong with America.
Notably, the system at all levels is hopelessly corrupted and broken. The only option is tearing it down and starting over.
Obama-Style Deficit Reduction - by Stephen Lendman
On September 8, Obama's "American Jobs Act" address to Congress was a thinly veiled campaign speech. More on it below.
Palestinian Statehood: If not Now, When? by Stephen Lendman
After 63 years, including 44 under occupation, 85% of Palestinians want statehood now, not later or perhaps never.
Israel and Washington object, wanting permanent occupation and subjugation.
Georgia Board of Pardons Affirms State-Sponsored Murder - by Stephen Lendman
At issue is saving Troy Anthony Davis. On September 21, he'll die by lethal injection, despite clear evidence he's innocent.
On September 20, Georgia's Board of Pardons denied him clemency.
Ban Ki-moon: A Record of Failure and Betrayal - by Stephen Lendman
The UN Charter's Preamble states:
"WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED
Obama and Netanyahu to Palestinians on Statehood: Go to Hell - by Stephen Lendman
"(T)he (UN) General Assembly shall meet every year in regular session commencing on the Tuesday of the third week in September, counting from the first week that contains at least one working day."
The 66th session began Tuesday, September 13. Access its agenda through the following link:
Rage Against the System - by Stephen Lendman
The business of America is war on humanity.
The business of Wall Street is grand theft.
The business of corporate America is exploiting nations, markets and people globally for profit.
Hard Times Getting Harder - by Stephen Lendman
Americans are being hammered economically, politically and socially. Paul Craig Roberts quoted Vladimir Putin calling America "a parasite on the world."
PR manipulators present a virtuous image. Roberts said "Putin understated the burden that America is on the world. How much longer will (it) put up with" our virtuosity?
Imperial Arrogance and Hypocrisy - by Stephen Lendman
Washington supports a UN seat for the illegitimate Transitional National Council (TNC) Libyan government.
Obama vows to veto a Palestinian bid for statehood and full de jure UN membership.
Planned Peacekeeper Occupation of Libya - by Stephen Lendman
The peacekeepers are coming! The peacekeepers are coming! War, mass killing and destruction continue, but they're coming!
In fact, paramilitaries are coming to kill and terrorize Libyans wanting liberation, not occupation.
Abbas Speech Signals Capitulation - by Stephen Lendman
Without saying it, he left little doubt how he'll petition the UN on September 23.
Speaking on television from Ramallah, he said:
"We are going to the United Nations to request our legitimate right, obtaining full membership for Palestine in this organization."
Palestine's Rocky Road to Statehood - by Stephen Lendman
Some roads prove too rocky to traverse, especially when opposition against the real thing comes from alleged supportive allies.
The worst of all enemies often are traitors to a just cause. That in a word sums up Palestine's dilemma as loyalists count down to September's General Assembly meeting next week.
Targeting Lawyers: America v. Paul Bergrin - by Stephen Lendman
Post-9/11, thousands of political prisoners languish unjustly behind bars or await trial.
They include lawyers for challenging injustice, especially for defending the "wrong" clients after America declared war on humanity.
Israeli Police State Crackdowns on Palestinian Demonstrators - by Stephen Lendman
America's First Amendment guarantees free assembly. No matter. Demonstrators for social, economic and political justice are assaulted and arrested.
For weeks, hundreds of peaceful environmental protesters in front of the White House against a controversial 1,661-mile Alberta, Canada to Port Arthur, TX pipeline have been arrested for exercising their constitutional rights - whatever the issue.
Face-Off: Palestine v. Washington/Israel on Statehood - by Stephen Lendman
With the moment of truth arriving next week, rhetoric from both sides suggests Palestinians again will lose out.
Instead of an advocate representing them in New York, a collaborationist apparently will show up. Public statements and body language say so.
Anti-Israeli Friction Helps Palestinians - by Stephen Lendman
Borrowing the opening line from Dickens' "Tale of Two Cities:"
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...."
New York Times: Railing Against Palestinian Statehood - by Stephen Lendman
Longstanding Times policy supports wealth and power; war, not peace; US hegemony and imperial rampaging; and all things benefitting Israel.
In so doing, it turns a blind eye to its most egregious violations of international law, norms and standards.
Israeli/Turkish/Palestinian Tensions - by Stephen Lendman
Issues affecting Palestinians include:
- statehood within 1967 borders (22% of historic Palestine);
- East Jerusalem as its capital;
Implications of Palestinian Statehood - by Stephen Lendman
Previous articles discussed likely Palestinian statehood and full UN membership if proper procedures are followed.
They also suggested Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will belie his supportive rhetoric by betrayal at the 11th hour.
Anti-Israeli Rage in Egypt - by Stephen Lendman
On August 18, Israel aggressively entered Sinai, killing five Egyptian security force members and injuring seven others.
At issue was allegedly looking for unnamed attackers held responsible for eight same day Israeli deaths.
9/11: Echoes of the Big Lie - by Stephen Lendman
During and after 9/11 weekend, duplicitous echoes persist, regurgitating official lies instead of full disclosure.
A September 10 Wall Street Journal editorial headlined, "The 9/11 Decade," recalling its 9/11/01 edition, saying:
What Passes for Journalism and Opinion in America - by Stephen Lendman
Another Century of War - by Stephen Lendman
Palestinian Statehood: Now's the Time - by Stephen Lendman
Palestinians worldwide want it. So do supporters and up to 140 countries. They comprise more than enough to ensure it and full de jure UN membership.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) can petition the General Assembly directly. It has sole admittance power, not the Security Council only able to recommend.
Obama Style Stimulus - by Stephen Lendman
Obama's leadership is defined by lawlessness, serial lying and betrayal of the public trust.
For ordinary Americans, his new proposal amounts to a combination left hook, right cross haymaker, decking workers when they need uplifting.
Allegedly Foiling Jerusalem Terrorist Attacks - by Stephen Lendman
Here we go again. We've seen it all before strategically timed, especially in America. A previous article explained, accessed through the following link:
The Irvine 11 - by Stephen Lendman
On February 9, New York Times writer Jennifer Medina headlined, "Charges Against Muslim Students Prompt Debate Over Free Speech," saying:
On February 8, 11 Muslim students interrupted Israeli ambassador Michael Oren's University of California-Irvine speech, criticizing him and Israeli injustice. In fact, they exercised their fundamental First Amendment right doing so.
Systematic Israeli State Terror - by Stephen Lendman
Despite his own cross to bear, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan got it right calling Israel responsible for "state terror."
In fact, it's official policy, ongoing for decades against non-Jews, especially Palestinians without letup.
9/11 Mythology: The Big Lie of Our Time - by Stephen Lendman
Winston Churchill rightly explained that "(a) lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Today, of course, it circulates everywhere instantly.
Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany's Reich Minister of Propaganda, once said:
Israeli Oppression Continues While Talking Peace - by Stephen Lendman
No wonder Palestinians want and deserve statehood, as well as full UN membership to be able to seek World Court redress, and be able to sue under Genocide Convention provisions, and why not.
Israel's lawless hypocrisy is shameless given what goes on daily - bombings, killings, mass arrests, settlement expansions, dispossessions, and other civil and human rights abuses on an ongoing basis. More on that below.