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Israeli Torture: Accountability Denied

  Israeli Torture: Accountability Denied

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PACTI) "believes that torture and ill-treatment of any kind and under all circumstances is incompatible with the moral values of democracy and the rule of law." 

 

Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria

  Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On February 4, Russia and China vetoed the Arab League's one-sided Syria resolution (SC/10536). It illegitimately called for Assad to step down. 

 

Under international law, no nation or combination thereof, may interfere in the internal affairs of others, except in self-defense if attacked.

Solidarity with Khader Adnan

  Solidarity with Khader Adnan

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Day 62 and counting. Adnan's hunger strike continues. On February 15, Israel let his wife Randa see him for the second time. 

 

Banker Occupied Europe and America

  Banker Occupied Europe and America

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Money power rules. Across Europe and America, governments follow banker diktats. They demand economies and people suffer to assure they're paid.

 

Out of Control Violence in Libya

  Out of Control Violence in Libya

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Wherever NATO intervenes, massacres, mass destruction, and unspeakable horrors and human misery follow.

 

Once Africa's most developed country, Libya today's a ravaged, out-of-control charnel house. Tens of thousands died. Multiples more were injured, made homeless, and forcibly displaced. 

The New York Times: America's Unofficial Propaganda Ministry

  The New York Times: America's Unofficial Propaganda Ministry

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

For over a century, The Times played America's lead role disseminating state/corporate propaganda duplicitously. 

 

Its daily diet features managed, not real, news, information and analysis. Readers don't get what they pay for. They're cheated on what matters most. 

Deepening Greek Tragedy

  Deepening Greek Tragedy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Greece is banker occupied. Ordinary people have no say. Parliamentarians get orders and obey. Despite multiple painful austerity rounds, Troika power demands more - the IMF, EU and European Central Bank (ECB). 

 

Khader Adnan: Day 60 and Counting

  Khader Adnan: Day 60 and Counting 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On February 15, Palestinian faction leaders began supportive hunger strikes. Gazans erected a sit-in tent near ICRC's Gaza City offices.

 

Islamic Jihad leaders Sheikh Nafth Azzam, Ahmad Al-Mudallal, Dawood Shihab and Khader Habit joined with others and civil society organization members.

Iran Falsely Charged with India and Georgia Attacks

  Iran Falsely Charged with India and Georgia Attacks

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Last October, Iran was falsely charged with a fake terror plot that didn't pass the smell test. At best, it resembled a bad film script too implausible to believe.

 

Israeli Hanging Judge Sentences Khader Adnan to Death

  Israeli Hanging Judge Sentences Khader Adnan to Death

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On Monday, military Judge Moshe Tirosh rejected Adnan's appeal as expected. Israel wants him dead. In his 59th day without food, his life hangs by a thread.

 

Financial Oligarch Power Raping Greece

  Financial Oligarch Power Raping Greece

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On February 12, Greece's banker controlled parliament passed sweeping austerity measures on top of multiple previous rounds. 

 

New ones include:

Aafia Siddiqui's Struggle for Justice

  Aafia Siddiqui's Struggle for Justice

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Previous articles discussed her 2003 abduction, detention, torture, false charges, prosecution, and conviction despite clear evidence she's innocent.

 

Eye in the Sky Spying on Americans

  Eye in the Sky Spying on Americans

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Money power runs America. So do lobbies representing all corporate and other interests.

 

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) represents dozens of influential companies.

BBC: Caught in the Act

  BBC: Caught in the Act

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On February 11, the London Independent headlined, "BBC to issue global apology for documentaries that broke rules," saying:

 

Iran's Historic Anniversary

  Iran's Historic Anniversary

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

February 11 marked the 33rd anniversary of Iran's 1979 revolution. It ended a generation of repressive rule under Washington's installed Reza Shah Pahlavi.

 

In late 1947, Iran demanded more revenue from its own oil. Britain's Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AOIC) refused.

Khader Adnan's Heroic Struggle for Justice

  Khader Adnan's Heroic Struggle for Justice

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Saturday marked his 56th hunger striking day. "My dignity is more precious than food," he said. He's willing to die courageously defending it.

 

He's protesting his lawless detention and treatment by repressive Israeli prison authorities. They're committing willful, malicious slow-motion murder.

NATO's Secret War on Syria

  NATO's Secret War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In January, Michel Chossudovsky reported British media confirming UK/CIA/MI6 operatives in Syria training anti-Assad Western-backed insurgents. They're also supplying them with arms, ammunition, and equipment.

 

America's Sham Economic Recovery

  America's Sham Economic Recovery

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Official government data are manipulated. Credibility's entirely lacking. Reported good news is hype. Grim underlying reality is suppressed.

 

Duplicitous Mortgage Settlement Deal

  Duplicitous Mortgage Settlement Deal

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

What major media scoundrels call relief is, in fact, business as usual coverup and fraud. Ellen Brown's important writing explained.

 

Murdering Khadar Adnan

  Murdering Khader Adnan

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Adnan's a political prisoner hunger striker against gross Israeli repression and injustice. Two previous articles discussed his case and grave health condition after 55 days without food.

 

Act Up Against ACTA

  Act Up Against ACTA

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

ACTA's worse than SOPA and PIPA. Net Neutrality and free expression are threatened. In October 2007, negotiations began secretly. 

 

Gaza: Isolated Under Siege

  Gaza: Isolated Under Siege

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Under repressive occupation, Military Orders govern virtually all aspects of life. Freedom is entirely restricted. Police state authority runs Palestine.

 

Although Oslo called Palestine one territorial unit, Israel maintains total control of people and goods movement in and out of Gaza.

Targeting Syria and Iran

  Targeting Syria and Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Slowed but not derailed by Russia and China vetoing its Security Council resolution, America's regime change/war plans remain on track.

 

In 1999, Washington circumvented the Security Council, UN Charter, and US Constitution to wage aggressive war against nonbelligerent Serbia/Kosovo.

Economic Recovery? What Recovery?

  Economic Recovery? What Recovery?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Reporting it doesn't make it so. In fact, it's more illusion than fact, but that doesn't surprise half of US households impoverished or bordering on it, according to recent US Census data.

 

Iran: A Manufactured Threat

  Iran: A Manufactured Threat 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Iran attacked no other country in over 200 years. It threatens none now. It's neighbors know it. So do Washington and Israel. 

 

Israeli Political Prisoner Khader Adnan Near Death

  Israeli Political Prisoner Khader Adnan Near Death 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Thousands of Palestinian political prisoners languish in Israeli prisons. Virtually daily, more arrests are made. Those incarcerated face torture, appalling prison conditions, and other forms of abuse.

 

Heading for War on Syria

  Heading for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington's longstanding policy is regime change in Iran and Syria. At issue is replacing independent regimes with client ones and securing unchallenged control of valued Middle East resources.

 

America's Racist Drug Laws

  America's Racist Drug Laws

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Sentencing Project Executive Director Marc Mauer's a leading expert on sentencing, race, and criminal justice. 

 

Russia and China Veto Syria Resolution

  Russia and China Veto Syria Resolution

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Shortly before 1PM EST, Reuters headlined, "Russia, China veto UN resolution telling Assad to quit," saying:

 

City of Brotherly Love Event Promotes War and Hate

  City of Brotherly Love Event Promotes War and Hate

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On February 2, notorious hatemonger Alan Dershowitz keynoted a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JFGP)/Hillel of Greater Philadelphia "Evening of Unity & Community Solidarity" with Israel.

 

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