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A fight against the very essence of the Internet: Attacking Net Neutrality Once Again

By Alfredo Lopez

 

Last week, Verizon, the telephone giant, went to court to accuse the Federal Communications Commission of "overstepping its authority" and reverse the authority's over-step. It's a legal wrangle that, bottled and distributed, would be a safe substitute for sleeping pills.

Janet Yellen Likely New Fed Chairwoman: Hold the Cheers

 

Janet Yellen Likely New Fed Chairwoman: Hold the Cheers

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On January 31, current Fed chairman Bernanke's term ends. He's expected to step down. 

 

Larry Summers was favored to succeed him. If Yellen's chosen, she'll be the first woman to hold the post.

 

Big Oil PR Pros, Lobbyists Dominate EDF Fracking Climate Study Steering Committee

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

Alongside releasing its controversial findings on fugitive methane emissions caused by hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on September 16, University of Texas-Austin also unveiled an industry-stacked Steering Committee roster for the study it conducted in concert with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Washington and Israel Conspire to Oust Assad

 

Washington and Israel Conspire to Oust Assad

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On September 15, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said his government "views with great seriousness the Russian-US deal."

 

It intends to observe it to the letter, he stressed. It's "committing itself to whatever comes from the UN. We accept the Russian plan to get rid of our chemical weapons."

Whither Occupy Wall Street?

 

Whither Occupy Wall Street?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It’s second anniversary approaches. Observers ask what happened to what emerged in New York's Zucotti Park. It's located in Wall Street's financial district. 

 

On September 17, 2011, OWS began. Activists said:

 

Is Dithering Always Bad?: Trust and Verify and Vomit

By John Grant


The media didn’t waste time lining up US leaders to trash Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent op-ed in The New York Times. There was the expected outrage that such a “dictator” and “tyrant” had the gall to lecture the United States of America. Bill O’Reilly referred to Putin as “a criminal monster.” Charles Krauthammer kept it real and called Putin "a KGB thug.”

New Video Short about the Cancerous Militarization of the US, produced by Class War Films

For a timely explanation of the crisis of the militarization of America, days after popular opposition, in a historic first, blocked a US war -- in this case against the sovereign nation of Syria -- check out this film by Lanny Cotler and Paul Edwards of Class War Films

To view the film, please go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net

Consensus 9/11: New Truths Dispelling Old Lies

 

Consensus 9/11: New Truths Dispelling Old Lies

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A previous article explained the following:

 

Consensus 9/11 seeks "best evidence" proof. It does so to dispel official story falsehoods. It's founded on:

 

Ban Ki-moon: Imperial Tool

 

Ban Ki-moon: Imperial Tool

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

UN Secretary-Generals pledge to uphold UN Charter provisions. 

 

Under Chapter XV, Article 100, they're mandated "not (to) seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority external to the Organization."

 

Priority One: Stopping Obama's Rage for War

 

Priority One: Stopping Obama's Rage for War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

He's a dangerous sociopath. He exhibits psychopathic characteristics. Psychiatrist Robert Hare says these people are "often charming."

 

At the same time, they exhibit "a stunning lack of conscience." They prioritize self-gratification. They do it at the expense of others. They're all take. They give back little or nothing.

 

War Is America's National Pastime

 

War Is America's National Pastime

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America's national pastime isn't baseball. It's not other bread and circus distractions. It's one war after another. It's wars that don't end. 

 

It's permanent ones for power and profits. Monied interests benefit most. Waging them for peace is a convenient illusion. 

 

Nobel Laureate president defends unprovoked war against Syria: Obama Offers No Evidence Assad Ordered Syria Poison Gas Attack

By Dave Lindorff


In what NPR called “perhaps President Obama’s last best chance” to make his case for launching a war against Syria, the president tellingly didn’t make a single effort to present hard, compelling evidence to prove that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad had been behind the alleged Sarin Aug. 21 attack on residents of a suburb of Damascus.


Not one piece of evidence.

Interview: Students, Faculty Protest Presence of David Petraeus at CUNY Honors College

Cross-Posted from FireDogLake

On September 9, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus -- who also formerly headed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) International Security Assistance Force for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and co-wrote the Counterinsurgency Field Manual -- began a new job as an adjunct professor at City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College.

A people’s victory over Syrian attack plan: In Historic First, American Empire is Blocked at the Starting Line

By Dave Lindorff


Let’s be clear here. The people of the US and the world have won a huge victory over a war-obsessed US government and an administration that was hell-bent on yet again launching a criminal war of aggression against a country that poses no threat to the US or its neighbors. Overwhelming public opposition in the US and the nations of Europe, as well as most of the rest of the world to a US strike on Syria have forced the US to falter and to accept the idea of a compromise deal offered by Russia.


White House lies to launch the next illegal war: There is no Justification for Obama’s War on Syria

By Dave Lindorff 


The Obama administration’s campaign for war against Syria is so flagrantly wrong, so ill-advised and so illegal, that it is making a fool of both the president and his secretary of state, John Kerry.


Obama Making More Enemies Than Friends

 

Obama Making More Enemies Than Friends

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

US interventionism is increasingly unpopular. Obama hoped G20 leaders would back his Syrian attack plan. He learned otherwise. He met stiff opposition.

 

Whither Obama?

 

Whither Obama?

 

by Stephen Lendman 

 

A previous article asked if Syria would be Obama's undoing. Would it be his Waterloo. His legacy's already pockmarked. His record exceeds the worst of all his predecessors.

 

Will Syria cause his fall from grace? Will it bring him down? Will it show loyal supporters they backed the wrong man? Will it fully expose his lawless agenda?

 

Obama’s Keystone XL Trade-Off: Executive Order Expediting Everything Else

Cross-Posted from Mint Press News

Large segments of the environmental movement declared a win on Jan. 18, 2012, the dawn of an election year in which partisan fervor reigned supreme.

On that day President Barack Obama kicked the can down the road for permitting TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline’s northern half until after the then-forthcoming November 2012 presidential election.

Hopeful and disturbing signs in an unscientific neighborhood survey: Anti-War Conservatives and War-Monger Liberals

By Dave Lindorff


I just had two discussions with neighbors in my suburb of Philadelphia that offer both a hope that the Republican-run House may block President Obama’s war on Syria, and a warning that liberal Democrats could hand him the narrow majority he needs to claim Congressional backing for his war.

Stop Obama's War on Humanity: A Personal Statement

 

Stop Obama's War on Humanity: A Personal Statement

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Candidate Obama pledged hope, peace and change. President Obama delivered duplicity, war and betrayal. 

 

It didn't surprise. His Senate voting record warned. It was way right-of-center. It showed where he stands. His tenure as president does writ large.

 

The Big Dog and Its Tail: Who’s Hiding Behing the ‘Making Assad Accountable’ Mask?

By John Grant


Responses to wrongdoing must not exacerbate problems.
            - Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute
 
 
Watching news coverage of the debate over bombing Syria, one realizes there’s more going on than Barack Obama or John Kerry are telling Congress and the American people. Kerry may have sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- but that doesn’t mean he has to tell the whole story.

Busted for Playing Banjo on Independence Mall: Park Rangers Brutally Arrest Iraq War Vet at Anti-Syria Bombing Demo

By Dave Lindorff


Independence Mall, Philadelphia -- The US has yet to launched President Obama’s latest war crime of massively bombing Syria -- a country that does not threaten this nation -- and already federal police thugs, in this case National Park Service Rangers, have brutally arrested an Iraq War Veteran who was peacefully playing her banjo in the shade on Independence Mall in Philadelphia following an anti-war protest and march.


Hackers do damage but government and corporations are the real problem: Internet Hackers and the Real Threat They Expose

By Alfredo Lopez


While certainly not over-shadowing the Obama Administration's military threats against Syria, the cyber attack that brought the mighty New York Times [1] to its knees last week is a major development and should get us all thinking.

Impeach Obama Now!

 

Impeach Obama Now!

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A previous article called impeaching him a national imperative. Do it now. Do it before it's too late. 

 

He's already guilty of multiple high crimes of war, against humanity and genocide.

 

He plans much more ahead. He intends lawless aggression against Syria. He risks regional war. He's menacing humanity. 

"Frackademia" By Law: Section 999 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Exposed

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

With the school year starting for many this week, it's another year of academia for professors across the United States - and another year of "frackademia" for an increasingly large swath of "frackademics" under federal law. 

"Frackademia" is best defined as flawed but seemingly legitimate science and economic studies on the controversial oil and gas horizontal drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), but done with industry funding and/or industry-tied academics ("frackademics"). 

Obama's Waging War on Humanity

 

Obama's Waging War on Humanity

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

He's done it since day one in office. It rages nonstop. War on Afghanistan could continue for another decade or longer. 

 

Iraq and Libya are out-of control cauldrons of violence. Syria's the current eye of the storm. Obama intends escalating what's ongoing. Iran's turn awaits.

 

Obama’s and Kerry’s Big Lie: White House Document “Proving” Syria’s Guilt Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

By Dave Lindorff

 

The document released on the White House web site to “prove” to the American people that the Syrian government had used poison gas -- allegedly the neurotoxin Sarin -- to kill hundreds of civilians, is so flawed and lacking in real proof that if it were being used to make a case against a terrorist group it would be too weak to justify an indictment.


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