Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

Healthcare know-nothings running Trump regime’s COVID-19 crisis response

In late February, Trump bungled by putting evangelical Christian fascist/science denier Pence in charge of one of two COVID-19 task forces. Continue reading

US prevents adoption of UN resolution to lift illegal sanctions to combat COVID-19

A UN General Assembly resolution introduced by Russia to lift illegally imposed US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, and other nations was rejected by the Trump regime. Continue reading

White House: No more help for ordinary Americans in need

During the 2008-09 financial crisis, banks got trillions of dollars of free bailout money. Ordinary Americans got sold out. Continue reading

Phony Trump regime narco terrorism charges against Venezuelan officials

The US is the world’s leading narco-terrorist state—an indisputable fact! Continue reading

Lack of affordable healthcare puts millions of Americans at risk

The US is the world’s only developed country without some form of universal healthcare. Continue reading

House passed paid sick leave only for 20% of US workers

Monied interests and government officials serving them at the federal, state, and local levels comprise America’s ruling class. Continue reading

Dirty system triumphs on mini-Super Tuesday

Tuesday results in six states for Dems largely replicated Biden’s pre-scripted week ago Super Tuesday triumph over Sanders. Continue reading

Dems rigging things for establishment figure Biden?

The myth of moderate Joe belies his hardline agenda throughout a near-half century of public life as US senator and vice president. Continue reading

Final Israeli election results

Tabulating March 2 election results took time to include absentee ballots. Continue reading

Bernie bashing

In a free, fair and open process, Bernie Sanders would be odds on favorite to become Dem standard bearer against Trump in November. According to polls, he’d likely defeat DJT and become the 46th US president. Continue reading

Electoral dirty tricks in play on Super Tuesday?

How is it possible for a Dem presidential aspirant ahead in most Super Tuesday states (according to polls), including California and Texas, to lose overall to a challenger? Continue reading

One-sided official Western and establishment media support for Israel

Since Harry Truman in May 1948 was first among world leaders to recognize the new Jewish state on stolen Palestinian land, the US, other Western nations, and their establishment media one-sidedly supported its ruling regimes—ignoring their high crimes of war, against humanity, and persecution of long-suffering Palestinians. Continue reading

War on dissent by the US and West threatens speech, media and academic freedoms

Censorship is the new normal in America and the West, wanting the message controlled, targeting what conflicts with it for elimination, notably on major geopolitical issues. Continue reading

Trump to slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits?

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump was asked if cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is on his agenda. Continue reading

Pompeo in fascist Colombia

Fascist Colombia is a narco-terrorist state, providing an illicit drug super-highway to the US and other countries. Continue reading

Human Rights Watch disinformation

In cahoots with its wealthy donors and imperial USA, Human Rights Watch (HRW) operates as a mouthpiece for powerful pro-Western interests. Continue reading

US deterrence: Code language for endless wars on humanity

Washington’s criminal class is bipartisan. Continue reading

A state of war exists between the US and humanity

There’s no ambiguity about what’s going on globally. Continue reading

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