Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

US hardliners want Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning crucified

Mass incarceration in the US is a national disgrace, a crime against humanity, including countless numbers of political prisoners—persecuted behind bars for their beliefs and activism, for resisting the dirty system, judged guilty by accusation. Continue reading

Trump regime breaching mandated judicial procedures against Assange

According to the London Daily Mail, the Trump regime intends to use secret evidence against Assange—undisclosed to him and his legal team, wanting them prevented from preparing a proper defense. Continue reading

Forces of darkness triumph over progressive change in UK elections

With ballot counting completed, Boris Johnson-led Tories have won an 80-seat House of Commons majority—365 seats to Labor’s 203, Sottish National Party’s 48, Liberal Dems 11, DUP 8, Sinn Fein 7, other small parties 8, a Conservative landslide. Continue reading

Trump wants criticism of Israel equated with anti-Semitism

Trump wants anti-Semitism redefined. An executive order perhaps already signed is all about stifling legitimate criticism of Israel. Continue reading

America’s lost war in Afghanistan

On Monday, a surprising Washington Post report headlined: “The Afghanistan Papers—A secret history of the war. At War With the Truth,” saying, “US officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it.” More on this below. Continue reading

The myth of a free press in America and the West

The dominant fourth estate long ago abandoned journalism the way it’s supposed to be—serving the imperial state and monied interests exclusively. Continue reading

Establishment media’s mass deception

On major geopolitical and other issues, mass deception overrides truth and full disclosure in establishment media print editions and daily broadcasts—wealth, power and privileged interests served over peace, equity and justice. Continue reading

Trump falsely accuses Iran of killing thousands of protesters

US officials, other Western and Israeli ones consistently lie, deceiving the public by being able to reach a large audience and get widespread media coverage. Continue reading

Criminalizing speech and press freedoms in the US and UK

The persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is all about waging war on truth-telling, about wanting journalism the way it’s supposed to be silenced, about wanting high crimes of state concealed—about creeping fascist tyranny over peace, equity and justice. Continue reading

Why the Trump regime toppled Bolivia’s Evo Morales

In a word, he wasn’t “our guy” in La Paz, Bolivia’s political capital. Continue reading

US-installed military backed dictatorship in Bolivia

There’s no ambiguity about events in Bolivia after Evo Morales’ October 20 democratic reelection. Continue reading

Torturing and killing Julian Assange slowly

In cahoots with the Trump regime, Britain is killing Assange slowly for the “crime” of truth-telling journalism the way it’s supposed to be. Continue reading

Media support for the CIA coup in Bolivia

Without establishment media support, US planned aggression, color revolutions, old-fashioned coups, and other hostile to peace, equity and justice actions wouldn’t get out of the starting gate. Continue reading

US staged coup d’état in Bolivia

The late William Blum documented CIA coups since WW II. Continue reading

US coup plot to oust Bolivia’s Evo Morales

The late William Blum documented how Washington toppled numerous sovereign governments, assassinated legitimate leaders, and removed others by coups d’état. Continue reading

US blames Palestinians for Israeli state terror against them

Israel is a Ziofascist police state, masquerading as democratic, a notion it abhors. Continue reading

Slow motion US/UK killing of Julian Assange

Establishment media are in cahoots with US/UK ruling regimes against Julian Assange for the “crime” of truth-telling journalism abhorred in the West—totalitarian rule where these societies are heading. Continue reading

Millions hungry and food insecure in the US

Poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, food insecurity, and overall deprivation affect millions of households in the world’s richest country USA. Continue reading

Police State Ecuador under Lenin Moreno

Lenin Moreno campaigned on a platform of continuing the progressive policies of his predecessor, Rafeal Correa. Continue reading

Popular outrage against Ecuador’s Moreno

Lenin Moreno was elected Ecuadorian president in 2017 on a platform of continuing his predecessor’s popular agenda. Continue reading

Trump’s pay or die healthcare agenda extends to unwanted aliens

Trump is an imperial/corporate tool—hostile to ordinary people everywhere, notably malicious toward aliens of the wrong color from the wrong countries. Continue reading

Trump regime escalates economic war on China

The US is a declining empire, the more aggressive and widespread its malign activities, the sooner its fall from grace will arrive. Continue reading

As global economy weakens, Trump escalates trade war

Multiple rounds of Sino/US trade talks failed over unacceptable Trump regime demands and aims. Continue reading

Europe is subservient to US imperial interests

On most geopolitical issues, Europe is subservient to a higher power in Washington under both right wings of its war party. Continue reading

Trump regime denies visas to members of Russian and Iranian UN delegations

International protocol obliges host country USA to issue visas for delegation members, attending sessions at UN headquarters in New York. Continue reading

Britain, France and Germany join the Trump regime’s anti-Iran blame game

Time and again, Britain, France, Germany, and other EU countries operate as virtual US colonies—abandoning their sovereign independence to a higher power in Washington. Continue reading

No letup in media war on Iran

Establishment media vilify nonbelligerent nations, threatening no one on the US target list for regime change—supporting imperial wars and other hostile actions instead of denouncing them. Continue reading

Assange to remain in UK prison beyond release date

On orders from Washington, Julian Assange is being slowly killed—by UK and US dark forces in cahoots with each other. Continue reading

Trump in denial over Israeli spying on the White House

Israel aggressively spies on allies and adversaries alike. Continue reading

Netanyahu’s fear-mongering campaign

Many politicians use every dirty trick in the book to win votes, especially hard-right extremists in the US, other Western countries and Israel—fantasy democracies, not the real thing. Continue reading

Boris Johnson on the ropes suspends Parliament until October 14

Since becoming prime minister in late July, virtually everything he asked parliamentarians to support was rejected. Continue reading

Liar-in-Chief Trump

All politicians lie, heads of state most notably because their prominent positions reach a large audience and get widespread media coverage. Continue reading