West in Decline, Says Lavrov

West in Decline, Says Lavrov by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) I believe he’s right, but change that monumental takes lots of time, evolving slowly over decades. America and the West are on a permanent war footing, pursing hegemonic aims.  Prioritizing militarism and warmaking takes precedence over essential homeland needs. Deindustrialization characterizes […]

US and UK: Partners in Rendition and Torture

US and UK: Partners in Rendition and Torture by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) International law is clear and unequivocal. The Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment prohibits the practice. Fourth Geneva’s Article 27 states: Protected persons “shall at all times be humanely treated, and shall […]

Liberating Southwestern Syria from US-Supported Terrorists

Liberating Southwest Syria from US-Supported Terrorists by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The latest reports are encouraging. Government forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, are liberating territory in southwest Syria at a rapid clip. AMN News and Southfront reported similar information. Eastern Daraa province was liberated, along with southwest towns and villages, […]

Biased UN Report on the JCPOA’s Implementation

Biased UN Report on the JCPOA’s Implementation by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The world body consistently turns a blind eye to US, NATO and Israeli high crimes, wanting them kept out of view. US-installed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ignores Pentagon-led high crimes of war and against humanity in multiple US war […]

Media Scoundrels Slam Putin/Trump Summit

Media Scoundrels Slam Putin/Trump Summit by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Despite virtually no chance for meaningful improvement in dismal bilateral relations, media scoundrels militantly oppose the idea of Putin/Trump. They’re in lockstep with neocon extremists, infesting both right wings of US duopoly governance, supporting their endless war on humanity. Russophobic NYT […]

Putin/Trump Summit Confirmed: Hold the Cheers

Putin/Trump Summit Confirmed: Hold the Cheers by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Both leaders will meet in Helsinki, Finland on July 16 – the first formal meeting between them. Two earlier face-to-face ones were on the sidelines of the Hamburg, Germany G20 summit (July 2017) and at the APEC summit in DaNang, […]

Mattis in China

Mattis in China by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) America and China are rivals, not partners. The US seeks dominance over all parts of the world not its own by whatever means it takes to achieve its objectives. That’s how imperialism works. US regimes force their will on other nations, demanding subservience, […]

US-Led Propaganda and Hot War on Syria

US-Led Propaganda and Hot War on Syria by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Propaganda wars precede and accompany hot conflicts. Led by America, war of words and what follows rage perpetually in the West with devastating consequences. Sovereign independent states not submissive to US interests are targeted for regime change. They’re viciously […]

OPCW Empowered to Name Perpetrators of CW Incidents

OPCW Empowered to Name Perpetrators of CW Incidents by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The OPCW operates as an imperial tool, largely serving US-led Western interests. Since established in 1997, it’s been mandated solely “to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention…to achieve…a world…free of” CWs. It’s responsible for producing “credible […]

Israeli Regime Censorship

Israeli Regime Censorship by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Israel’s rogue state status is second only by America’s, their partnership in high crimes an axis of pure evil like no others. Both countries are nuclear armed and dangerous aggressor states, permanently at war without formally declaring it – unaccountable for endless Nuremberg-level […]

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Assures Greater Injustice in America

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Assures Greater Injustice in America by Stephen Lendman On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, effective end of July.  A swing justice on many issues, his departure assures greater hard-right harshness on most everything just societies hold dear – a dismal prospect once he’s replaced. More on this below. […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Worker Rights

Supreme Court Rules Against Worker Rights by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Workers in America long ago learned what it takes to gain rights they’d otherwise be denied. It requires organizing, pressing demands, taking to the streets, going on strike, holding boycotts, resisting corporate and government power allied against them, at times […]

Federal Judge Orders Unwanted Alien Families Reunited

Federal Judge Orders Unwanted Alien Families Reunited by Stephen Lendman The order reflects a window of justice, perhaps a pyrrhic triumph – way overshadowed by Trump regime, congressional hardliners, and Supreme Court harshness, hostile to unwanted aliens, uncaring about constitutionally guaranteed due process and equal protection rights – mandated for everyone in America, a tough […]

Trump Regime Freezes All Aid to Palestinians

Trump Regime Freezes All Aid to Palestinians by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Throughout Israel’s history, it’s had one-sided support from Washington – Palestinian rights, needs and welfare ignored, things worse than ever today. Trump exceeds the ruthlessness of his predecessors on this and most other issues – “zero tolerance” on his […]

Facts on the Ground Belie US/Israeli Big Lies on Syria

Facts on the Ground Belie US/Israeli Big Lies on Syria by Stephen Lendman Syrian forces are struggling to eliminate the scourge of US-supported terrorists in the country – their legal right nationwide. Addressing the Security Council on Wednesday, Syrian UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari said Damascus will continue combating international terrorism until defeated, adding: “We are […]

Beating the Undemocratic New York Machine

Beating the Undemocratic New York Machine by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) There’s nothing democratic about so-called Dems, especially under one-party rule, each right wing little different from the other. Duplicitous rhetoric largely separates them. Politicians against America’s dirty system are rare exceptions to the rule. Cynthia McKinney stands out – twice […]

Equal Justice in America a Meaningless Figure of Speech

Equal Justice in America a Meaningless Figure of Speech by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Injustice in America is deep-seated. It’s politicized – the poor, people of color, Muslims and others disadvantaged are denied constitutionally guaranteed due process and equal justice under law with disturbing regularity. The world’s largest gulag prison system […]

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Trump is militantly hostile to Muslims and nations targeted for regime change.  His policies speak for themselves, waging war on multiple Muslim-majority countries, banning entry to America from designated countries. His policy has nothing to do with protecting national security, […]

GOP Anti-Immigration Reform Bill

GOP Anti-Immigration Reform Bill by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Republicans and undemocratic Dems share blame on Washington’s deplorable mistreatment of unwanted aliens.  Separating parents from children is one of countless abuses committed against defenseless, needy, in many cases oppressed people deserving much better. Equity and justice for all is rejected by […]

Falsely Accusing Hamas of Wanting War

Falsely Accusing Hamas of Wanting War by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Palestinians deplore war, displacement, and loss of their historic homeland to a ruthless occupier, denying them their fundamental rights, brutalizing them for decades, Gazans harmed most of all. They still suffer from devastation, loss of life, and maiming injuries caused […]