Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

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

Trump and Netanyahu regimes pushing for war on Iran?

Their longstanding aim is toppling Iran’s legitimate government, wanting it replaced by pro-Western puppet rule. Continue reading

US sanctions a weapon of war by other means

The US under both extremist wings of its war party imposes illegal sanctions on nations targeted for regime change—part of its war on these countries by other means. Continue reading

Brazil’s regime destroying the Amazon rainforest for profit

In October 2018, hardline Social Liberal Party (PSL) candidate Jair Bolsonaro defeated Workers Party (PT) aspirant Fernando Haddad. Continue reading

The New York Times’ propaganda war on Syria

On major issues mattering most, especially geopolitical ones, the NYT is a lying machine, a propaganda machine, an anti-truth telling operation, a virtual state-sponsored ministry of deception, masquerading as real news, information and opinion. Continue reading

Trump regime threatens illegal sanctions on nations legally buying Iranian oil

The US under both extremist right wings of its war party is a rogue state by any definition. Continue reading

Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar

Over 40 days after Britain illegally seized Iran’s Grace 1 super-tanker (renamed the Adrian Darya 1) on orders by the Trump regime, likely John Bolton—the vessel left Gibraltar late Sunday evening for a reported Mediterranean destination believed to be Kalamata, Greece, according to TankerTrackers.com. Continue reading

Fake news about Venezuela and the power of propaganda

Public ignorance and indifference about major issues let US authorities get away with mass murder and much more. Continue reading

Killing Julian Assange slowly

Since April 11 when unlawfully dragged from Ecuador’s London embassy to captivity, Assange has languished under draconian conditions in a UK dungeon at the behest of the Trump regime, wanting him tried in the US for the “crime” of truth-telling journalism. More on this below. Continue reading

Trump regime aims to starve Venezuelans into submission

Under both extremist right wings of the US war party, the incremental Nazification of America may become full-blown in our lifetimes if not strongly challenged by the world community. Continue reading

Trump regime imposes illegal embargo on Venezuela

Embargoes usually occur in times of war or impending hostilities. They partially or entirely prohibit commercial trade with targeted nations. Continue reading

Know-nothing Americans

Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed know-nothings on planet earth—despite around 80% of US households having Internet access, making it easy to stay informed with minimal effort. Continue reading

Trump replaces DNI Coats with more extremist hardliner

Most often when White House officials step down, they were sacked, usually allowed to submit a resignation letter—likely the fate of former Senator/Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats. Continue reading

Puerto Rico: Colonized, controlled, and exploited by the US

Puerto Rico is America’s Okinawa, Japan’s poorest prefecture, its people grievously harmed by the presence of US military bases. Continue reading

Trump regime wants Venezuela’s food distribution program undermined

Initiated in early 2016, Venezuela’s Local Provision and Production Committees (CLAPs) program distributes subsidized food to around six million Venezuelan families in need, around two-thirds of the population, part of the nation’s participatory social democracy. Continue reading

House opposes the constitutional right to boycott Israel

America’s First Amendment prohibits congressional actions against speech and press freedoms—the most important ones in all societies. Continue reading

Britain’s clown prince new prime minister

Boris Johnson succeeded Theresa May as new Tory prime minister—chosen by Britain’s power elite, ordinary Brits having no say over their new leader. Continue reading

Iran outwits Trump regime, dismantles CIA spy ring

Time and again, Iran outwitted self-styled master of the universe USA. Continue reading

CNN fake news about Julian Assange

CNN stands out as the most untrustworthy name in airing utter rubbish masquerading as television news—featuring a daily drumbeat of managed news misinformation, disinformation, and Big Lies. Continue reading

Damaging fallout from Sino-US trade war

Trade wars assure losers, not winners, a reality geopolitically/economically/politically ignorant Trump doesn’t understand. Continue reading

Pompeo, Bolton, Pence, and Netanyahu address Christian fascist group for Israel

The John Hagee-led Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is a lunatic-fringe, hard-right Christian fascist religious fundamentalist group—seeking theocratic dominion in the US, allying with neocons in Washington in pursuit of its objectives. Continue reading

Only hawks, weapons makers and lunatics want war on Iran

Bush/Cheney aggression on Iraq destroyed the cradle of civilization. Along with over a dozen years of genocidal sanctions, millions of Iraqis perished. Continue reading

Selling war, deploring peace, how the US and its press agent media operate

The US is a warrior state, permanently at war with invented enemies. Real ones haven’t existed since WW II ended. The power of state-sponsored and supportive media propaganda creates them. Continue reading

Intense corporate lobbying against Medicare for All

Universal healthcare for all Americans is a major cutting-edge issue of our time about a fundamental human right, along with food, shelter, and clothing. Continue reading

Hawkish US media have an Iran problem

Establishment media never met a sovereign independent country they didn’t want transformed into a US client state. Continue reading

Iran barred from Closed Security Council session on the country

On Monday, at the Trump regime’s request, Security Council members met in closed session on the mid-June Gulf of Oman and earlier hostile incidents last month. Continue reading

Trump regime hawks seek anti-Iran coalition for war

Pompeo, Bolton, and their hardline underlings seek coalition partners of the willing for confronting Iran militarily. More on this below. Continue reading

Venezuelan coup plotter Guaido’s Popular Will Party members involved in grand theft

According to the Spanish-language PanAm Post, sympathetic to the Trump regime’s anti-President Maduro coup plot, figures close to designated White House puppet/usurper in waiting Guaido “seize[d] funds for humanitarian aid [meant for Venezuelans] in Colombia.” Continue reading

Trump regime demands Iran fulfill its JCPOA obligations the US breached

Washington demands other countries observe international laws, norms and standards, while it consistently breaches them. Continue reading

The NYT discontinues political cartoons, a traditional form of free expression

In the US, political cartoons have been part of the national heritage since before the birth of the republic. Continue reading