Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

IIhan Omar’s criticism of Israel unrelated to anti-Semitism

Israel is a nation-state. Criticizing its apartheid ruthlessness is unrelated to anti-Semitism. Claims otherwise turn truth on its head. Continue reading

Protests in Haiti over hunger and repressive rule

US controlled Haiti endured over 500 years of severe repression, slavery, despotism, colonization, reparations, embargoes, sanctions, deep poverty, starvation, unrepayable debt, overwhelming human suffering, and destructive natural disasters. Continue reading

Israeli murder by neglect of Palestinian Faris Baroud

The US is the world’s leading human rights abuser globally. Regionally, the dishonor goes to Israel along with Washington’s presence. United they’re an axis of pure evil. Continue reading

America’s perilous state of the union

On Tuesday evening, Trump delivered his State of the Union Address, delayed because of 35 days of government shutdown, DJT and undemocratic Dems sharing blame. Continue reading

Threat of US military intervention in Venezuela

When asked if US military intervention in Venezuela is coming, Trump said all options are on the table. Continue reading

Undemocratic Dems for regime change in Venezuela by coup d’état

America’s long history of toppling independent governments unwilling to subordinate their sovereignty to US interests raised its ugly head again in Venezuela—wanting fascist tyranny replacing social democracy, the hemisphere’s best. Continue reading

Trump regime plot to solidify control over Latin America

Republicans and undemocratic Dems consider planet earth America’s backyard, wanting US control over all other nations, their resources and people. Continue reading

Venezuelan Spring?

Consistent rubbish appearing on the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page is enough to give extremist right-wing propaganda a bad name. Continue reading

A coup by any other name

In an earlier article, I asked when is a coup not one? A rose is a rose is a rose, not something else. Continue reading

Marzieh Hashemi released

On January 13, Press TV journalist/anchor Marzieh Hashemi, an Iranian/American, was unlawfully arrested and detained by the FBI—in the US from Tehran to visit family members. Continue reading

Mike Pence calls for coup d’état in Venezuela

Since Hugo Chavez established Bolivarian social democracy in Venezuela, a vibrant system, a model for other nations, the US plotted to replace it with fascist tyranny. Continue reading

High-profile human rights groups fail to condemn unlawful US mistreatment of Marzieh Hashimi

The silence of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the ACLU, and other high-profile human rights groups over Mazieh’s unlawful arrest, detention and abusive treatment by the FBI is deafening. Continue reading

Indefinite detention uncharged and untried a crime against humanity

These are troubled times. Rule of law protections don’t help. The US does whatever it pleases, operating by its own rules, inflicting harm on nations, groups and individuals, including its own citizens. Continue reading

Trump regime upping the stakes in Venezuela

Replacing Venezuela’s Bolivarian social democracy with US-controlled fascist tyranny is a key Trump regime aim in Latin America—wanting Big Oil able to exploit the country’s world’s largest oil reserves, along with Washington gaining another imperial trophy. Continue reading

The WSJ on US war plans against Iran

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump regime “sought options to strike Iran,” falsely saying it may pursue a course no previous US leadership considered. More on this below. Continue reading

US plotting coups in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua?

The US wants all nations worldwide colonized, their resources looted, their people exploited as serfs, including ordinary Americans. Continue reading

NewsGuard: Defending fake news over truth-telling

War on journalism the way it should be rages in the West, especially in America where major media feed news consumers a daily diet of managed news misinformation and disinformation. Continue reading

Nonexistent US border crisis

No border crisis exists, no justification for partially shutting down government. What’s going on is a bipartisan political standoff unrelated to national security. Continue reading

US anti-boycotting Israel legislation

Speech, media, academic, and other fundamental freedoms are threatened in America by majority bipartisan congressional hardliners. Continue reading

Veteran NBC news reporter quits

Longtime major media reporter William M. Arkin quit over what he called endless Trump hysteria, opposition to his wanting improved relations with Russia, condoning US militarism and belligerence, cheerleading fear-mongering, and “ho-hum reporting,” among other issues. Continue reading

The constitutional right to boycott Israel under attack

America’s First Amendment affirms fundamental speech and press freedoms. It prohibits congressional legislation prohibiting the exercise of these rights. Continue reading

Ukraine’s putschist regime planning belligerent provocation along Russia’s border

The US-installed, Nazi-infested, Kiev regime represents militant fascist extremism in Europe’s heartland—supported by Brussels instead of denouncing its illegitimacy and threat to European and world peace. Continue reading

Hardliner Mick Mulvaney appointed White House Acting Chief of Staff

Tea Party extremist Mike Mulvaney’s public disservice represents what governance of, by, and for privileged interests exclusively is all about. He’s hostile to virtually everything ordinary people value most. Continue reading

Mike Pompeo: A thug masquerading as a diplomat

He represents the worst of what US imperial arrogance is all about, its pure evil agenda, waging war on humanity, supporting some of the world’s worst tinpot despots. Continue reading

Pentagon considers illegally occupied Syrian areas US territory

Bipartisan hardliners in Washington consider all areas occupied by Pentagon forces virtual US territory, subject to its will under its rules, defying the sovereign rights of nations, fundamental international law, and its own Constitution. Continue reading

Time’s Person of the Year hypocrisy

On Tuesday, Time magazine announced its annual Person of the Year Award, honoring what it called “Guardians . . . who have taken great risks in pursuit of greater truths.” Continue reading

Remembering William Blum

Author, historian, former State Department official-turned sharp critic of Washington’s destructive imperial agenda William Blum passed away on December 9 at age 85. Continue reading

Trump regime arming and training Ukrainian forces for war

The Ukraine Freedom Support Act (UFSA) of 2014 authorized US lethal and non-lethal aid to Kiev. Continue reading

GHW Bush: Honoring a war criminal

America honors its worst. Throughout his career as a House member, UN envoy, GOP National Committee chairman, ambassador to China, CIA director, vice president and president, GHW Bush was an unapologetic imperial spear carrier. Continue reading

Ukraine: US-installed fascist tyranny in Europe’s heartland

Ukraine matters. It’s territory is Europe’s largest after Russia’s. It borders seven countries in Europe’s heartland—Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Russia. Continue reading

US facing a national security crisis?

According to a mid-November National Defense Strategy Commission (NDSC) report to Congress, US military superiority “eroded to a dangerous degree,” the nation facing a “crisis of national security.” Continue reading

The Bush family dynasty

World headlines announced the passing of GHW Bush at age 94, eulogizing him, ignoring the disturbing Bush family legacy. Continue reading