Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

US rage for dominance driving its decline

Throughout the post-WW II era, the US demanded and continues demanding that other countries bend to its will—by pressure, bullying, intimidation, threats, naked aggression and other hostile actions. Continue reading

Unlawful arrests of Venezuelan DC Embassy protectors symbolic of US decadence

Activist embassy protectors were invited into Venezuela’s Washington diplomatic facility by its legitimate ruling authorities in Caracas. Continue reading

Trump regime reimprisons Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning’s release from unjustifiable imprisonment for 63 days over her constitutional right to remain silent was short-lived. Continue reading

UNRWA: Over one million Gazans to lose food aid in June

Last fall, the UN said 20 million Yemenis are hungry, millions facing starvation—because of US orchestrated aggression, ongoing since October 2001 the world body failed to explain. Continue reading

Media propaganda machine pushing for US war on Iran

Whenever Washington goes to war or plans one, naked aggression every time launched based on Big Lies and deception, US media genuflect supportively, acting as Pentagon press agents—backing what demands denunciation. Continue reading

US a major global destabilizer, not its adversaries

The US, NATO, Israel, and their rogue partners constitute the greatest threat to world peace and stability. Continue reading

Trump regime escalates war on whistleblowers

When governments criminalize truth-telling, on the phony pretext of protecting national security, tyranny replaces freedom. Continue reading

Will the Trump regime attack Venezuela and Iran?

Imperial madness defines US geopolitics under Republicans and undemocratic Dems, seeking dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations. Continue reading

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Trump is the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents—supporting endless wars of aggression and other hostile actions against sovereign states threatening no one. Continue reading

Pompeo’s rage to eliminate Venezuela’s social democracy

Sovereign independent democracies stand in the way of US aims for unchallenged global dominance. Bipartisan hardliners in Washington want them eliminated everywhere. Continue reading

UN official fears for Assange if he is expelled from Ecuador’s London embassy

Concerned about reports of Julian Assange’s expulsion from Ecuador’s London embassy, UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer expressed alarm, intending to get involved in what’s going on. Continue reading

Hazardous US products

Monied interests run America and most other countries. Government officials serve their interests. In the US, it includes appointing corporate executives to run federal agencies. Continue reading

Trump regime escalates sanctions war on Venezuela

Sanctions are ineffective as a regime change tool, harming targeted economies and populations, achieving little more. Continue reading

Desperation in US over failure to topple Maduro

So far, every Trump regime tactic used to try toppling Maduro and eliminate Venezuelan social democracy failed. Continue reading

Venezuela’s chief Supreme Court justice calls for stripping Guaido of immunity

Trump regime designated puppet/usurper in waiting Guaido is a serial law breaker. Continue reading

Escalated Trump regime war on Venezuela by other means

Because of its super weapons, global reach, and aim to dominate all other nations by whatever it takes to achieve its objectives, the US represents an unparalleled menace in world history to everyone everywhere. Continue reading

Third Trump regime sabotage of Venezuela’s electrical grid foiled

Unbowed after over two months of failed efforts to topple Maduro, failure to win over its military or gain popular support, its paramilitary attack scheme and other tactics foiled so far—the Trump regime cyberattacked Venezuela’s electrical power grid for the third time since March 7. Continue reading

Ongoing torture and abuse of Chelsea Manning

For heroically revealing US high crimes of war and against humanity in Afghanistan and Iraq, Chelsea Manning was subjected to appalling affronts to her dignity and fundamental rights. Continue reading

Truth v. fiction in Venezuela

Followers of independent alternative media know Venezuela is the hemisphere’s leading social democracy. Continue reading

America needs a stronger defense industry?

Post-WW II, America’s only enemies were and remain invented ones. Continue reading

Anti-Venezuela media propaganda in action

US wars of aggression, color revolutions, and coups like what’s ongoing against Venezuela wouldn’t get out of the starting gate without major media acting as press agents for Washington’s imperial plots. Continue reading

Trump regime’s anti-Venezuela coup plot shows signs of desperation

Seven weeks of Trump regime tactics to oust democratically elected and reelected President Maduro, along with wanting Venezuelan social democracy eliminated, failed. Continue reading

US war on Venezuela by other means based on big lies and mass deception

Waging war involves selling it to enlist popular support at home—or at least avoid strong opposition. Continue reading

The Washington Post’s anti-Bolivarian propaganda

The neocon/CIA-connected broadsheet serves Langley’s interests, supporting its involvement in the Trump regime’s coup plot to eliminate Bolivarian social democracy in Venezuela. Continue reading

Trump regime threatens sanctions on nations buying Venezuelan oil

Last month, John Bolton warned world community nations about dealing with the Bolivarian Republic, saying, “Nations and firms that support Maduro’s theft of Venezuelan resources [sic] will not be forgotten. The United States will continue to use all of its powers to preserve the Venezuelan people’s assets [sic], and we encourage [sic] all nations to work together to do the same.” Continue reading

The NYT: Press agent for the Trump regime’s coup plot in Venezuela

The self-styled newspaper of record, The New York Times, has global reach, why it matters—an establishment publication supporting Wall Street, the military, industrial, security complex, Big Oil, and other predatory corporate giants. Continue reading

Cyberattack caused Venezuela’s power outage

On Thursday at around 5:00PM during the rush hour for maximum effect, a cyberattack on Venezuela’s electrical grid plunged most of the nation into darkness. Continue reading

Bolton threatens sanctions on banks doing business with Venezuela

Because of its world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela is a jewel in the Latin American crown the US seeks dominance over—Brazil the other jewel, the region’s largest economy, the world’s 8th largest. Continue reading

Smearing Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Continue reading

US militarizing space for future wars

The notion of real time star wars, possibly with nukes and/or other super-weapons, should terrify everyone. Continue reading

Beyond Obamacare to improved Medicare for All

With about 100 co-sponsors, Dem Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019, saying the following: “Today’s healthcare system fails to provide quality, affordable healthcare as a right to all people living in the United States.” Continue reading

US/DPRK summit failure in Hanoi

Two days of talks were cut short on Thursday with no resolution of major differences, no final statement as was issued after last June’s summit—the customary format whenever formal meetings between leaders are held. Continue reading