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Prospects for May Palestinian Elections

  Prospects for May Palestinian Elections

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Last December, Fatah and Hamas agreed on forming a unity government and holding May presidential, parliamentary, and Palestinian National Council (PLC) elections. 

 

Targeting Free Expression

Targeting Free Expression

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Free expression in all forms is fundamental in democratic societies. Without it, all other freedoms are at risk. 

 

New York Times Promoting War on Iran

  New York Times Promoting War on Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Longstanding Times policy supports imperial US wars against nonbelligerent countries posing no threats. 

 

It backed American-led NATO aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Using scandalous language like "Assad's butchery," it wants killer gangs armed and greater Western intervention.

Justice on Trial: Lynne Stewart's Appeal

  Justice on Trial: Lynne Stewart's Appeal

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Lynne's case highlights American judicial unfairness. Her wrongful indictment, prosecution, conviction, sentencing, and harsher re-sentencing sacrificed her on the alter of upholding wrong over right. 

 

Hana Shalabi: Hunger Striking for Justice

  Hana Shalabi: Hunger Striking for Justice

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel administratively detains hundreds of Palestinians indefinitely without charge lawlessly. 

 

Like thousands of others incarcerated, their "crime" is wanting to live free on their own land in their own country. Israel calls it terrorism.

Readying the Greek Corpse for Burial

  Readying the Greek Corpse for Burial

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Greece is being systematically raped, pillaged and destroyed. Bankers demand it. What they want, they get, no matter the human toll and economic ruin.

 

Standing armies pale by comparison. Financial oligarchs wage war by other means and take no prisoners. Greece is Exhibit A. More on it below.

Daily Israeli State Terror

  Daily Israeli State Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Major media scoundrels suppress reports about daily Israeli state terror. Most Americans, and many others, can't imagine what Palestinians endure.

 

Planned Regime Change in Syria

  Planned Regime Change in Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now Syria had peace and calm until Washington intervened belligerently. 

 

Strategies and tactics vary. Objectives are consistent. They involve replacing independent regimes with pro-Western ones by any means, including war.

Fadi Quran Victimized by Israeli State Terror

  Fadi Quran Victimized by Israeli State Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On February 25, international and supportive Israelis joined 500 Palestinians protesting in Hebron's Old City. 

 

Looting the Seas

  Looting the Seas 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

This article follows a previous one on the same topic. It covers work done by the Center for Public Integrity. It involves a multi-part series titled, "Looting the Seas." The initial article discussed the overall problem globally.

 

NGO Monitor Denies Truth for Israel

  NGO Monitor Denies Truth for Israel

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

NGO Monitor "was founded to promote accountability, and advance a vigorous discussion on the reports and activities of NGOs claiming to promote moral agendas, such as humanitarian aid and human rights."

 

Syrians Overwhelmingly Approve New Constitution

  Syrians Overwhelmingly Approve New Constitution

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Major media scoundrels can't bear reporting good news they'd rather suppress, so they downplay and disparage it best they can. More on that below.

 

Debunking the Spurious Iranian Nuclear Threat

  Debunking the Spurious Iranian Nuclear Threat

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Previous articles debunked claims of Iran's alleged nuclear threat. For months, major media scoundrels regurgitated official lies.

 

Yet at least since 2007, America's annual intelligence assessment found none. Media reports ignored it. Suddenly old news is new news.

Hunger Striking for Justice

  Hunger Striking for Justice

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Behind bars, prisoners have few ways to resist injustice. Refusing food's a common tactic. Khader Adnan's the latest detainee to attract attention. His heroism made it worldwide.

 

Koran Burning: Dehumanizing Muslims

  Koran Burning: Dehumanizing Muslims

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Despite constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom, America consistently violates fundamental rights, including respecting all faiths equally.

 

Brutal Bahraini State Terror

  Brutal Bahraini State Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

For over a year, Saudi and Al-Khalifa monarchy security forces terrorized nonviolent protesters. Thousands braved tear gas, beatings, rubber bullets, live fire, arrests, torture and disappearances.

 

Spoiling for War on Syria

  Spoiling for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Nearly a year ago, Western-backed insurgent violence erupted. Heavily armed foreign fighters supplemented internal ones. Al Qaeda's very much involved.

 

Russian and Chinese peace initiatives are spurned. Washington, rogue NATO partners, and pro-Western regional allies want conflict.

Remembering Garda Ghista

  Remembering Garda Ghista

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On February 20, activist/scholar/author/humanitarian, and dear friend, Garda succumbed to breast cancer.

 

On February 22, her son Firdaus reported the sad news. Receiving hospice care, she died in southern Germany. She'd been surviving by what she called "a series of miracles." She'll be sorely missed.

ACTA 2.0

  ACTA 2.0

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "a secretive, multi-nation agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property laws across the globe."

 

Khader Adnan's Struggle Continues

  Khader Adnan's Struggle Continues

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Adnan symbolizes decades of merciless Israeli repression. He preferred death over living under its ruthless boot.

 

Irresponsible Anti-Iranian Fear-Mongering

  Irresponsible Anti-Iranian Fear-Mongering

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Irresponsible anti-Iranian political and pack journalism rhetoric sound ominously like spurious Iraqi WMD threats in the run-up to the 2003 war.

 

In his January State of the Union address, Obama said:

 

Lynne Stewart Appeal for Justice

  Lynne Stewart Appeal for Justice

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Lynne was wrongfully indicted, convicted, sentenced, and given a far harsher one unjustifiably on appeal.

 

On February 29, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit arguments will be presented. She won't be there, but hopes massive support will turn out for her at the:

Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage

  Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Predatory bankers make serial killers look good by comparison. Their business model creates crises to facilitate grand theft, financial terrorism, and debt entrapment. 

 

They steal all material wealth and then some. They systematically rob investors and strip mine economies for self-enrichment.

Gaza Gripped by Crisis

  Gaza Gripped by Crisis

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Punishing years under siege, Cast Lead's devastation, and regular IDF air, land and sea attacks took a terrible toll on Gazans physically, economically and emotionally.

 

Khader Adnan Ending Hunger Strike

  Khader Adnan Ending Hunger Strike

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Ma'an News said Adnan will stop hunger striking following a deal to release him on April 17, according to PA Prison Affairs Minister Issa Qaraqe.

 

Khader Adnan: Dying for Justice

  Khader Adnan: Dying for Justice

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

He's a legend in his own time. Global human rights groups, activists, and many others support him. 

 

His extraordinary courage demands acknowledgement and recognition.

 

Heightening Anti-Iranian Tensions

  Heightening Anti-Iranian Tensions

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

For months, Iran faced baseless accusations. They include:

  • the spurious US Saudi ambassador assassination plot;

 

Escalating Syrian Tensions

  Escalating Syrian Tensions

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

For nearly a year, externally generated violence wracked Syria. Dirty Western hands planned and implemented it. Rogue regional despots were enlisted for support. 

 

Political Prisoners in America's Gulag

  Political Prisoners in America's Gulag

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

With around 2.4 million incarcerated, America has by far the world's largest prison system. Two-thirds in it are Black or Latino. 

 

Most held are non-violent. Over half are for drug related charges. Around 75% are Blacks or Latinos. On all charges, many are persecuted political prisoners. 

Depleting the Seas of Fish

  Depleting the Seas of Fish

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In November 2006, Washington Post writer Juliet Eilperin headlined, " World's Fish Supply Running Out, Researchers Warn," saying:

 

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