Trump Willing to Meet with Iran to Improve Ties? Hold the Cheers

Trump Willing to Meet with Iran to Improve Ties? Hold the Cheers by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US relations with Iran have been dismal since its 1979 revolution, Trump more hostile than his predecessors. Longstanding US policy calls for regime change. A joint US/Israeli working group was established to destabilize the […]

Travel to Israel is Hazardous

Travel to Israel is Hazardous by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Everyone supporting peace, equity and justice is unwelcome in Israel. Backing Palestinian rights is practically considered terrorism. Following passage of Israel’s racist Nation State Law, non-Jews (especially Muslims) are officially considered separate and unequal under Israeli Basic Law – its equivalent […]

The NYT v. Trump on Fake News

The NYT v. Trump on Fake News by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Trump is on the wrong side of virtually every major issue affecting peace, equity and justice.  He’s a tool of dark forces running America – a front man for the imperial state and Wall Street-led monied interests, an enemy […]

Congress Passes Record Amount for Militarism and Warmaking

Congress Passes Record Amount for Militarism and Warmaking by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Annual US spending for war on humanity is euphemistically called “national defense authorization” legislation. Since WW II ended in August 1945, America’s only enemies have been invented ones. No real ones existed for nearly 75 years, notably since […]

Syrian Forces Regain Control Over Border with Occupied Golan

Syrian Forces Regain Control of Border with Occupied Golan by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) For the first time since 2014, Syrian forces largely regained control over the border with Israeli-occupied Golan – freeing the area from US-supported ISIS and other terrorists. AMN News reported the triumph as follows, saying “the Syrian […]

Trump Regime Wants Tuberculosis Drugs Kept Unaffordably High

Trump Regime Wants Tuberculosis Drugs Kept Unaffordably High by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) TB is the world’s leading infectious disease killer – despite 53 million lives saved since 2000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its director general Dr. Tedros Adhanom said “actions and investments don’t match political rhetoric” to […]

Ahed Tamimi: Redoubtable Symbol of Palestinian Resistance Now Free

Ahed Tamimi: Redoubtable Symbol of Palestinian Resistance Now Free by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) 17-year-old Ahed is a fearless international symbol of Palestine’s liberating struggle. An activist since age-10, she’s remarkably mature, eloquent and steadfast for her age – a model for everyone resisting tyranny. Her arrest and imprisonment defied international […]

Fruits of the Great 2017 GOP Tax Cut Scam

Fruits of the Great 2017 GOP Tax Cut Scam by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) During the bipartisan 2008 too-big-to-fail Wall Street bailout, a popular main street slogan was banks got bailed out. We got sold out. The Obama regime was guilty throughout its tenure. His “shared sacrifice” scheme was all about […]

Horrific Mistreatment of Unwanted Alien Children in US

Horrific Mistreatment of Unwanted Alien Children in US by Stephen Lendman Last May, documents obtained by the ACLU revealed “pervasive abuse and neglect of unaccompanied immigrant children detained by US Customs and Border Protection.” According to ACLU border litigation project staff attorney Mitra Ebadolahi, “(t)hese documents provide a glimpse into a federal immigration enforcement system […]

Israel Kidnaps Humanitarian Activists to Gaza

Israel Kidnaps Humanitarian Activists to Gaza by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Israel’s blockade of Gaza since mid-2007 is a flagrant breach of international law.  It’s a declaration of war against two million Strip residents, wanting freedom from Israeli viciousness. Since blockade was instituted solely for political, not security, reasons, Israel waged […]

Trump Regime’s Controversial Superfund Administrator Nominee

Trump Regime’s Controversial Superfund Administrator Nominee by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The federal superfund program was established in 1980 by the Carter administration. It’s responsible for cleaning up hazardous waste sites, caused by corporate polluters and natural disasters – its aim to protect public health and the environment. Initially funded by […]

Targeting Assange Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms

Targeting Assange Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) That’s what targeting him is all about, wanting truth-telling on vital issues suppressed. Permitting the falsified official narrative alone is where things are heading. It’s how police states operate everywhere – tyranny over democratic governance, rule of law […]

Near-Lowest Ever US Corporate Taxes

Near-Lowest Ever US Corporate Taxes by by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The great 2017 GOP tax cut swindle reduced the nominal corporate rate from 35 – 21% – the lowest US percentage since 1940 at the onset of WW II. Corporations in America don’t pay the nominal rate. Most pay little […]

Devastated Yemen Faces Another Possible Cholera Crisis

Devastated Yemen Faces Another Possible Cholera Crisis by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Yemen is a virtual forgotten war, raging full-scale for over three years, devastating the country and its people, media scoundrels giving it short shrift coverage – US television “news” practically none at all. Washington is at war on Yemen […]

Trump Regime Seeks Creation of a Arab NATO

Trump Regime Seeks Creation of an Arab NATO by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) With attribution to composer Burt Bacharach, what the world needs now is what there’s too little of – peace, equity and justice over militarism and endless wars of aggression. US-dominated NATO members, Euro/Atlantic partners, Mediterranean Dialogue countries, and […]

Booming US Economic Growth?

Booming US Economic Growth? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) America’s economic engine benefits corporate predators and high-net worth individuals exclusively. It’s propelled by the greatest wealth transfer scheme from ordinary people to privileged ones in world history. Wall Street and other corporate predators never had things better since America’s Gilded Age […]

Imran Kahn Declares Victory in Pakistan’s Election

Imran Kahn Declares Victory in Pakistan’s Election by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Former cricketer, National Assembly member, head of Tehreek-e-Inaf (Pakistan Movement for Justice – PTI – an anti-mainstream party in contrast to dominating Pakistani ones from inception), Imran Kahn looks poised to be his nation’s next prime minister. Independent analyst […]

Israel’s Unchecked Killing Machine

Israel’s Unchecked Killing Machine by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) On the 18th Great March of Return Friday, IDF soldiers again used lethal force against peacefully demonstrating Gazans as in previous weeks.  Two protesters were killed in cold blood. Another died from earlier sustained wounds, hundreds more injured by live fire and […]

Controlling Idlib Province: Syria’s Final Liberating Battle?

Controlling Idlib Province: Syria’s Final Liberating Battle? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Assad, Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, and other government officials stressed many times that conflict won’t end until the country is entirely liberated and foreign forces no longer occupy any parts of it. With the Damascus countryside, most of […]

Mass Casualties from Southwest Syria ISIS Attacks

Mass Casualties from Southwest Syria ISIS Attacks by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) ISIS and other terrorist groups operate as an extension of US imperial aggression in Syria and elsewhere. Casualties from its multiple suicide and related attacks in Syria’s Sweida province days earlier in the country’s southwest near Jordan rose to […]