Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

Mad dog Trump threatens use of nuclear weapons against North Korea

Mattis isn’t the only mad dog in Washington, a city infested with them, waging permanent wars against one country after another, threatening more mass slaughter and destruction. Continue reading

Russia protests US search of its diplomatic facilities

The Trump administration ordered the closure of Russia’s San Francisco consulate, a chancery annex in Washington, and a New York consular annex—effective September 2. Continue reading

Arkema’s Crosby, Texas, plant containers explode

On August 31, two explosions rocked the plant, causing toxic chemical fires, contaminating air and water. Continue reading

Haley to replace Tillerson?

Say it isn’t so. A war goddess Hillary clone, Nikki Haley’s extremism makes her unqualified for any public position—a shameful UN envoy choice, a disastrous one as Washington’s chief diplomat. Continue reading

Trump seeks rigged intelligence to renege on Iran nuclear deal

According to London’s Guardian, “US intelligence officials are under pressure from the White House to produce a justification to declare Iran in violation of a 2015 nuclear agreement”—despite no evidence suggesting it. Continue reading

Trump’s Afghan strategy: Forever war and occupation

Trump’s Monday address on Afghanistan didn’t surprise. What a difference an election makes! Continue reading

Politicized injustice in America

It’s rife in America, thousands incarcerated and abused for political reasons—notably people of color and Muslims, deplorably treated like fifth column threats. Continue reading

Renegotiating NAFTA: Hold the cheers

Trump promised a “stronger and better” deal. The only equitable one is fair, not free, trade benefiting everyone, not business and large investors exclusively. Continue reading

Neocon Pence calls democratic Venezuela a hemispheric and US threat

In Colombia visiting narco-terrorist/Nobel Peace Prize winning President Juan Manuel Santos, Pence threatened Venezuela, saying, “President Trump has made it very clear that we will not stand by while Venezuela collapses into dictatorship.” Continue reading

Heading for US military action against Venezuela?

Washington already is waging political and economic war on the country, along with months of CIA-orchestrated street violence, responsible for scores of deaths, hundreds of injuries and numerous arrests made in an attempt to restore order. Continue reading

War of words between US and North Korea

Illegal sanctions, provocative US military exercises, installation of THAAD missile systems in South Korea, and a war of words between Washington and Pyongyang could be prelude to something much more serious—possible war on the Korean peninsula. Continue reading

Proposed US legislation threatens online free expression

Too often, congressional legislation does far more harm than good, especially since the neoliberal ‘90s—NAFTA and other unfair “free trade” policies noted examples, along with the disastrous 1996 Telecommunications Act discussed below. Continue reading

Would America dare attack North Korea?

In April, Trump warned “[i]f China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all that I am telling you.” Continue reading

Trump illegally sanctions Venezuela’s president

Washington consistently and illegally meddles in the internal affairs of other countries—a flagrant international law violation. Continue reading

Generalissimo White House chief of staff

Former Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is out, Trump tweeting the news. Continue reading

Trump seeking way out of Iran nuclear deal?

It’s an international agreement, involving the five permanent Security Council members plus Germany. Continue reading

Worst on record cholera epidemic in Yemen

Obama’s war on Yemen, escalated by Trump, bears full responsibility for what Oxfam calls the worst outbreak of cholera “ever recorded in any country in a single year.” Continue reading

Criminalizing support for BDS

BDS activism is vital to demand Israel be held accountable for its longstanding high crimes against millions of Palestinians. Continue reading

Ripoff Trumpcare and tax cut schemes

Both Trump plans are schemes to transfer enormous amounts of wealth from ordinary Americans to business and high-net-worth households. Continue reading

UN treaty bans nuclear weapons

On Thursday, 122 UN member states adopted the first ever treaty banning nuclear weapons. It’s legally-binding when taking effect—without an enforcement mechanism to assure compliance. Continue reading

Trump’s reckless Korean peninsula brinksmanship

Trump’s belligerent unpredictability could embroil East Asia in devastating conflict. Continue reading

Trump is right about fake news media, wrong about most everything else

Media scoundrels abhor journalism the way it should be—especially on domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most, notably on virtually everyting related to imperial wars, Russia and Trump. Continue reading

Trump planning global trade war?

According to Axios, Trump appears heading toward imposing tariffs of around 20% on steel and other imports. Continue reading

Trump’s undeclared war on Venezuela

Since Hugo Chavez’s ascension to power in 1999, four US administrations sought regime change. Continue reading

Nikki Haley’s recklessly belligerent remarks

Trump’s neocon UN envoy, Nikki Haley, sounds like Samantha Powers on steroids—her hostility toward Russia, Syria and world peace evident from her reckless comments. Continue reading

America’s rape and destruction of sovereign states

America’s sordid history reflects a despicable legacy of ravaging, colonizing and plundering one nation after another. Continue reading

Nightmarish Senate version of Trumpcare

Details of both programs are now known. House and Senate versions are thinly veiled schemes to shift the burden of increasingly expensive healthcare onto the backs of millions of Americans unable to afford a fundamental human right. Continue reading

GOP wants Medicaid abolished

Republicans want Medicare and Medicaid eliminated, marketplace medicine replacing both programs—obtaining healthcare based on the ability to pay. Continue reading

Famine and cholera stalk Yemen

No country on earth is more devastated by US imperial viciousness—complicit with Saudi Arabia doing its dirty work. Continue reading

Cuba responds to Trump’s affront

Playing to his neocon base, along with south Florida anti-Cuban extremists, Trump slammed the door on improved US relations with the island state—the latest administration embarrassment. Continue reading

America’s forever war strategy

America is unique among history’s warrior states—prioritizing endless wars, not ending them to achieve a new era of peace and stability. Continue reading

Trump lets Mattis decide on troop levels in US war theaters

Straightaway in office, Trump delegated war making to hawkish generals—Defense Secretary Mattis, National Security Advisor McMaster and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford in charge, assuring endless wars continue. Continue reading