Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

Facebook restores Telesur page—for how long?

In cahoots with dark forces in Washington, Facebook is an anti-social media censoring machine. Continue reading

Facebook an anti-social media censoring machine

On Tuesday, Caracas, Venezuela-based Latin American broadcaster Telesur reported the following: “Telesur’s English’s page has been removed from Facebook for the second time this year without any specific reason being provided.” Continue reading

US jury rules against Monsanto

Monsanto is one of the most reviled corporate predators for good reason. Continue reading

Social media hostility to speech and press freedoms

In cahoots with US dark forces, Facebook wants truth-telling on vital world and national issues censored, content diverging from the official narrative suppressed. Continue reading

Alexis de Tocqueville was wrong

From inception, democracy in America was pure fantasy. No rule of the people ever existed—governance of, by, and for the privileged few alone at the expense of most others. Continue reading

Nikki Haley reinterprets aggression in Yemen

Nikki Haley is the US imperial state’s foul-mouthed voice at the UN and on the world stage—a Russophobe, Iranophoble Ziofascist extremist supporter of endless wars of aggression, blaming them on victims. Continue reading

Fantasy prosperity in America

Since the neoliberal 90s, America has been steadily thirdworldized. Over 21% of workers wanting jobs can’t find them. Continue reading

Mass incarceration in America

America’s gulag prison system is the shame of the nation. The Sentencing Project’s director, Marc Mauer, is a leading expert on US criminal injustice, harming blacks and Latinos most of all. Continue reading

Universal healthcare could save hundreds of billions of dollars annually

According to Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), universal healthcare in America would save about $500 billion annually—by eliminating insurer middlemen and the bureaucratic nightmare it creates for physicians and hospitals. Continue reading

Targeting Assange threatens speech, media and academic freedoms

That’s what targeting Julian Assange is all about, wanting truth-telling on vital issues suppressed. Permitting the falsified official narrative alone is where things are heading. Continue reading

Devastated Yemen faces another possible cholera crisis

Yemen is a virtual forgotten war, raging full-scale for over three years, devastating the country and its people, media scoundrels giving it short shrift coverage—US television “news” practically none at all. Continue reading

Falsely blaming Hamas for Israeli high crimes

Blaming victims is longstanding US, Israel, and scoundrel media policy. Continue reading

Diabolical plot to extradite Assange to US

Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum at its London embassy in August 2012. Continue reading

Israeli war on Gaza over kites?

Hamas is a legitimate political organization, not a terrorist group as falsely designed by Israel and Washington in deference to the Jewish state. Continue reading

Apartheid rule over Palestinians enacted into Israeli Basic Law

From inception, democracy in Israel was pure fantasy. Now rights for Jews alone is official with Knesset enactment of apartheid rule over Palestinian citizens. Continue reading

Raging Russophobia in America

I was an adolescent when the Cold War began. I remember the “father of (Soviet Russia) containment” George Kennan and Winston Churchill’s 1946 Fulton, MO, “Iron Curtain” speech—later writing about what they both had to say. Continue reading

Israeli law to deny Palestinian high court petitions

On the phony pretext of seeking to reduce the High Court of Justice’s caseload, extremist Knesset members will vote this week on a repressive bill to limit the right of Palestinians to challenge illegal settlement construction on stolen land. Continue reading

Israel’s apartheid nation-state bill heading for adoption?

Like America and other Western states, democracy in Israel is pure fantasy, absent from inception. Continue reading

Israel heads toward terror war on Gaza

Israel holds Gazans hostage under an illegal blockade since mid-2007—unrelated to security issues, solely for political reasons. Continue reading

Trump’s SCOTUS nomination: A hard-right transformational choice

Long gone from the High Court are towering figures like William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, the court’s finest hours during their tenure—champions of justice for all. Continue reading

Trump’s deplorable SCOTUS nomination

Nominating another right-wing extremist to the nation’s High Court surprised no one. Continue reading

Other nations trust America at their peril

Duplicity and betrayal define US relations with other nations and its own ordinary people—ill-served, abused and exploited in deference to its privileged class. Continue reading

Netanyahu regime cuts off funds to Palestinians

When it comes to fundamental Palestinians rights, Netanyahu operates like a tinpot despot. Continue reading

Israel plans annexation of West Bank land

US support and encouragement lets Israel get away with mass murder and much more. Its longstanding plans call for stealing and annexing all valued Judea and Samaria land. Continue reading

Historic change in Mexico?

Politics in Mexico and Chicago are similar. Former city Alderman Paddy Bauler long ago said it best: “Chicago ain’t ready for reform.” Continue reading

Justice Kennedy’s retirement assures greater injustice in America

On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, effective end of July. Continue reading

Poverty and deprivation in America

America is a land of extremes—unprecedented wealth enjoyed by a privileged few contrasted with deep poverty because of neoliberal harshness, bipartisan force-fed austerity, grievously harming the nation’s most vulnerable. Continue reading

Trump bashing ignores what’s most important

Make no mistake. Trump is a rogue actor, a despicable character, serving his privileged class exclusively at the expense of most others, the nation’s least advantaged harmed most by his hostile agenda, besides unspeakable horrors inflicted on countless millions abroad. Continue reading

Trump wants US social safety net programs gutted

Trump’s extremist agenda is hostile to what equitable societies cherish. Continue reading

Trump regime plans new concentration camps for unwanted aliens

Hundreds of thousands of unwanted immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers are arrested and detained under horrific conditions in America annually. Continue reading

Draconian GOP FY 2019 budget proposal

America is being systematically thirdworldized—notably since the neoliberal ‘90s, escalated under Bush/Cheney, social justice further assaulted under Obama. Continue reading

Trump further escalates trade war with China

Things are getting serious. Tit-for-tat tariff announcements assure losers, not winners, if implemented and stick. Continue reading