Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

The blame game

Duplicity and contempt for the rule of law define longstanding US policy on the world stage. Continue reading

Is trouble in Texas symptomatic of America’s unravelling?

Chicago where I live experiences severe cold, snow, and occasional heavy amounts in winter. Continue reading

JCPOA on the rocks?

Trump regime hardliners went all-out to destroy the landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Continue reading

Ignoring the greatest US Great Depression

Instead of explaining the dire state of things in the US, West and elsewhere—Main Street economies in collapse—establishment media pretend otherwise. Continue reading

Ecuador’s presidential election suggests return of people-friendly rule

On Sunday, Equadorians voted for a successor to imperial tool President Lenin Moreno. Continue reading

Biden’s interventionist agenda

Biden/Harris regime interventionist dirty tricks began straightaway in office. Continue reading

Assange denied bail

After ruling for Assange against the Trump regime’s extradition request, UK Judge Vanessa Baraitser denied his legal team’s bail request for urgently needed/long denied medical care—unjustifiably saying the following on Wednesday: “I am satisfied that there are substantial grounds for believing that if Mr Assange is released today he would fail to surrender to court to face the appeal proceedings [sic],” adding, “As far as Mr Assange is concerned, this case has not yet been won…The outcome of this appeal is not yet known.” Continue reading

Pardon Julian Assange

The US Constitution gave presidents “power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment (Article II, Section 2).” Continue reading

Unacceptable foreign occupations by US forces

Interfering in the internal affairs of other countries is flagrantly illegal under the UN Charter and other international law—that’s automatically US constitutional law. Continue reading

Millions of Americans vulnerable to eviction

During the most severe Main Street economic collapse in US history—with over one-fourth of working-age Americans jobless—additional calamity looms in the coming weeks. Continue reading

Pompeo’s war on China, Iran and truth-telling

As point man for Trump regime foreign policy, illegal US sanctions on targeted countries likely come at Pompeo’s urging. Continue reading

Trump’s executive order to manipulate the minds of US schoolchildren

On November 2, Trump signed an executive order that aims to manipulate the minds of young children. Continue reading

Psychopathic USA

If nations had personhood, the US would be diagnosed as psychopathic, sociopathic, or both—what applies to its ruling class. Continue reading

Another 1.3 million Americans file for UI benefits

The US economy faces unprecedented economic collapse conditions. Continue reading

Lawyers, politicians and diplomats for Assange

Since brutally dragged from Ecuador’s London embassy in April last year, confined to maximum security imprisonment, and subjected to guilt by accusation extradition hearings, establishment media have been largely silent about Julian Assange’s state-sponsored crucifixion for the “crime” of truth-telling journalism. Continue reading

Over one million unemployment insurance claims for 27 straight weeks, unprecedented US economic collapse

Nothing remotely like what’s gone on since January ever happened before in the US. Continue reading

Civil libertarian, gender equity champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes

US Supreme Court Justice John Roberts announced Ginsburg’s death on Friday, saying, “Our aation has lost a jurist of historic stature”—one of only four women appointed to the High Court, Sandra Day O’Conner (Ret.), Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan the others. Continue reading

Gaza’s polluted drinking water

Water, not bread, is the true staff of life. Continue reading

Trump’s war on humanity advanced Washington’s pariah state status

Trump is an embarrassment to the office he holds, America’s first reality TV president, a geopolitical know-nothing manipulated by hardliners surrounding him. Continue reading

Trump’s 50 promises to be broken

All politicians lie. Rare exceptions prove the rule. Continue reading

US sanctions: Weapons of war by other means

Hegemon USA operates extrajudicially on the world stage in pursuit of its aims at the expense of world peace, stability, and sovereign rights of other nations. Continue reading

Establishment media indifference toward Israeli terror-bombing of Gaza

For 11 straight nights, the Netanyahu regime has been waging undeclared war on Gaza—terrorizing its two million people. Continue reading

Netanyahu regime terrorizes Gazans

Netanyahu is desperate. On trial for fraud, bribery and breach of trust with damning evidence against him, his political career and personal freedom are at stake. Continue reading

Trump envoy for regime change in Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, adds Iran to his portfolio

Everything thrown at the Islamic Republic for over 40 years to return the country to US client state status failed. Continue reading

Trump’s payroll tax deferral aims to weaken and kill Social Security and Medicare

All politicians lie. Rare exceptions prove the rule. Continue reading

Trump usurps congressional appropriations authority

On Saturday, Trump unconstitutionally breached exclusive congressional appropriations authority. Continue reading

Can Trump legally suspend payroll taxes by executive order?

Trump pushed the dubious scheme earlier. Continue reading

US war on Chinese enterprises

US war on China’s rising prominence on the world stage is a bipartisan affair. Continue reading

Israel considers human rights activists national security threats

Like the US and other Western states, Israel is a fantasy democracy. Continue reading

Pompeo’s big lies and deception never quit

Mike Pompeo’s public remarks in speeches, press conferences, interviews, and before Congress feature a litany of Big Lies and mass deception—notably when commenting on Trump regime’s policies and about nations on the US target list for regime change. Continue reading

The diabolical GOP HEALS Act

The vast majority in Washington are indifferent toward public health, safety and welfare. Continue reading

Pompeo gives new meaning to ugly American

Judge him by his actions and rhetoric, defining the menace he represents. Continue reading