Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

Greece is no longer a sovereign state

Berlin and Brussels colonized Greece, debt entrapping it in the euro straightjacket, the country pillaged, its people impoverished, its crown jewel enterprises and assets sold off at fire sale prices. It continues to grab what’s left. Continue reading

UK prime minister wants government control over Internet content

Theresa May opposes online freedom, the last frontier of free and open expression, a platform for activism, the only reliable independent, commercial-free source of news, information and analysis. Continue reading

Trump’s Muslim world address

In Saudi Arabia Sunday night, Trump addressed the Muslim world—after sealing a $110 billion arms deal, signing a memorandum of intent to supply Riyadh with weapons worth around $350 billion over the next decade. Continue reading

Israeli minister calls for assassinating Assad

The US/Israeli axis represents humanity’s greatest threat—serial aggressors, partners in high crimes, waging endless wars. Continue reading

Israel’s draft nation-state law codifies racism

The 1917 Balfour Declaration is its antecedent—“establish[ing] in Palestine a national home for the Jewish people,” at the expense of indigenous Arabs as things turned out. Continue reading

Puerto Rico declares bankruptcy

Colonized and exploited by America since 1898, its people, governor and other officials are powerless—ruled by US administrations and Congress. Continue reading

House passes pay or die Trumpcare

Obamacare was bad enough—a deplorable rationing scheme to enrich insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains. Continue reading

US coup plot wants Venezuela’s government toppled

Since Hugo Chavez’s February 1999 ascension to power, Washington wanted Venezuela’s bad old days restored—fascism replacing Bolivarian social democratic freedoms. Continue reading

Trump seeking change in libel laws?

To win defamation lawsuits, plaintiffs must prove falsified statements or information—causing material harm either negligently or willfully. Continue reading

Trump’s America unfit to live in

The myth of an anti-establishment candidate vanished straightaway in office. Donald Trump’s a dirty politician like most others in Washington—saying one thing, doing another, causing enormous harm to millions at home and abroad. Continue reading

US war on whistleblowers

Truth-telling in America is endangered. Free and open expression is our most fundamental right, all others threatened without it. Continue reading

Trump invades Somalia

Bookmakers must be wondering how many wars he’ll wage during his tenure. Continue reading

Trump’s cruise missile diplomacy

Trump is the latest in a long line of warrior presidents—pursuing America’s longstanding imperial agenda, naked aggression its main strategy of choice. Continue reading

Staged chemical weapons attack preceded Trump’s aggression

Trump’s Friday aggression left no doubt he deplores peace, favors interventionism and war-making over diplomacy. Continue reading

Washington’s little known spy agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

US spying is institutionalized—on anyone, anywhere for any reason or none at all. Continue reading

Brazil’s coup plotter convicted on corruption charges

Former Brazilian Chamber of Deputies President Eduardo Cunha was convicted on corruption and related charges in connection with Operation Car Wash, a scandal involving state-owned oil company Petrobras. Continue reading

Nikki Haley’s historical revisionism

In March 29 remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called America “the moral conscience of the world.” Continue reading

Lost privacy rights in America

America is a total surveillance society. Big Brother is no longer fiction. Continue reading

Master spider David Rockefeller passes

On March 20, billionaire predatory banker David Rockefeller died in his sleep at age 101. Continue reading

Trumpcare down but not out?

On Friday, one of Trump’s signature domestic programs was defeated, at least for now. Continue reading

Harvard’s fake guide to fake news sites

Is this what parents pay $63,000 annually for tuition, room, board and fees, so their children can be ill-served and ill-taught? Continue reading

Unaffordable healthcare in America

Healthcare in America costs double what consumers in other developed countries pay. Proper coverage is increasingly unaffordable for millions. Continue reading

Trump’s pay or die healthcare plan

Proposed Trumpcare is a boon to America’s privileged and sickness industry, a bane for most others—leaving millions more uninsured than under Obamacare. Continue reading

Trump’s new travel ban

President Trump’s new executive order, issued Monday, reworked his earlier one—rejected at the federal district and appeals court levels. Continue reading

Trump before Congress

Donald Trump’s Tuesday address was long on making America safe for Wall Street, war profiteers and other corporate predators, short on what’s most needed to serve all Americans equitably and promote world peace. Continue reading

Hollywood honors terrorism

Hollywood’s Academy Awards are all about film promotion for profits, unrelated to the industry’s best, way too little of it around. Continue reading

Ending Obamacare’s nightmare promises a worse one

Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference last Thursday, Vice President Pence said, “America’s Obamacare nightmare is about to end.” Continue reading

Trump: America’s latest warrior president

Trump’s first month in office proved nothing he said campaigning holds water. All politicians lie, saying whatever it takes to get elected, doing whatever they please once in office. Continue reading

Western Russophobia

Russia is stereotypically portrayed in the West as the world’s leading bad guy. Continue reading

US imperial lawlessness

Oxford Dictionaries call rogue states “nations or states regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations.” Continue reading

Trump praises rogue state Israel

During a White House press conference with Netanyahu, Trump turned truth on its head, calling Israel “a symbol to the world of resilience in the face of oppression.” Continue reading

Veterans again stand for Standing Rock

Last November, over 1,000 US veterans supported Standing Rock Sioux tribe members, putting their bodies on the line as human shields. Continue reading