Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

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

Security Council session on Venezuela: Hard truths v. us big lies

A Trump regime-called special Security Council session on Venezuela was a pretext for pushing its Big Lies about the country on the world stage—effectively countered by the Bolivarian foreign minister. See below. Continue reading

Major media rage over the thwarted Trump regime’s Trojan Horse aid scam

Whenever the US goes to war, plans one, or stages color revolutions or old-fashioned coups to try toppling sitting governments, establishment media can be relied on to cheerlead what demands denunciation, operating as supportive imperial tools. Continue reading

Trump regime seeking pretext for war in Venezuela?

Last August during an Oval Office meeting, Trump pressed aides, asking why can’t the US invade Venezuela to topple Maduro. Continue reading

CNN/Facebook conspiracy against truth-telling

Censorship is the new normal in America—speech, independent media, and academic freedoms threatened. Continue reading

High healthcare expenses: The leading cause of US consumer bankruptcies

The US is the only developed nation without some form of universal coverage. The world’s richest nation doesn’t give a hoot about its ordinary people, serving its privileged class exclusively. Continue reading

Mike Pence’s rage against peace, equity and justice

Pence is an evangelical Christian fascist, a neocon hardliner, an imperial war cheerleader, an Islamophobe, Russophobe, Iranophobe, and homophobe. Continue reading

Nature threatened by insect apocalypse

In the coming years or decades, life on earth in all forms could end from nuclear immolation or ecocide. Continue reading

Rep. Ilhan Omar v. convicted felon Elliott Abrams

Convicted Iran/Contra felon Elliott Abrams was appointed Trump regime point man for regime change in Venezuela—violence, chaos, and other horrific human rights abuses his specialty. Continue reading

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