Escalating Online Censorship

Escalating Online Censorship by Stephen Lendman In cahoots with dark US forces, anti-social media escalated their war on alternative views – ones conflicting with the official narrative by pulling down hundreds of pages. The worst is likely yet to come. Censorship in America is the new normal – speech, media and academic freedoms threatened. Facebook, […]

Netanyahu Threatens Escalated Violence in Gaza

Netanyahu Threatens Escalated Violence in Gaza by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Illegal Israeli occupation harshness is tyrannical by any standard, especially its Gaza blockade. It’s enforced solely for political reasons, Hamas posing no threat whatever to Israeli security. The world community is dismissive about its repressive apartheid rule, uncaring about Palestinian […]

Trump on Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance and Likely Murder

Trump on Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance and Likely Murder by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) On Sunday, Trump was interviewed on CBS’ 60 Minutes for the first time as president. Among other issues, the Khashoggi incident was discussed. More on this below.  Make no mistake. The Saudis bear full responsibility for his disappearance […]

Khashoggi’s Apple Watch Reportedly Recorded His Torture and Murder

Khashoggi’s Apple Watch Reportedly Recorded His Torture and Murder by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on October 2. A prominent regime critic, he never emerged alive, clearly killed inside the facility, his body believed dismembered and secretly flown to the kingdom to dispose […]

Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters

Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons. Prohibited terror-bombing is longstanding US policy, indiscriminately harming civilians. The Laws of War: Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907 Hague IV […]

Illegal US Meddling in Affairs of Other Countries

Illegal US Meddling in Affairs of Other Countries by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Non-interventionism is a core UN Charter principle, member states obligated to respect the sovereignty of all nations – disputes to be settled “by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not […]

The NYT Supports Online Censorship

The NYT Supports Online Censorship by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The self-styled newspaper of record finds new ways to disgrace itself. Instead of condemning online censorship, a flagrant First Amendment violation, it supports banning views conflicting with its own. Disgracefully headlining “Facebook Tackles Rising Threat: Americans Aping Russian Schemes to Deceive,” […]

The NYT Supports Online Censorship

The NYT Supports Online Censorship by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The self-styled newspaper of record finds new ways to disgrace itself. Instead of condemning online censorship, a flagrant First Amendment violation, it supports banning views conflicting with its own. Disgracefully headlining “Facebook Tackles Rising Threat: Americans Aping Russian Schemes to Deceive,” […]

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Alleged Cyberattacks

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Alleged Cyberattacks by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) “Conditions in Syria remain tense,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) explained. Endless conflict continues because the US, NATO, Israel, and the Saudis oppose resolution. Idlib province remains infested with US-supported terrorists. Al Nusra jihadists […]

Russia’s OPCW Envoy Slams the Agency

Russia’s OPCW Envoy Slams the Agency by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The OPCW long ago abandoned its mandate to promote and verify adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention – in service to US-led Western interests. It’s biased reports on Syria lack credibility. Washington weaponized the agency, using it as a tool […]

Saudi Arabia Prohibits Dissent

Saudi Arabia Prohibits Dissent by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) All despotic states prohibit dissent. So do fantasy democracies like Israel, intolerant of Palestinian speech, media and academic freedoms. According to the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), Israeli occupation forces “carried out 375 attacks” on Palestinian journalists in 2017. […]

Thousands of Mentally Ill US Prisoners in Solitary Confinement

Thousands of Mentally Ill US Prisoners in Solitary Confinement by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Draconian longterm isolation is torture by any standard, a flagrant Eight Amendment violation, prohibiting “cruel and unusual punishments.” The UN Convention Against Torture defines the practice as any state action, “causing severe pain or suffering, whether physical […]

Haley’s Resignation Positions Her to Run for President

Haley’s Resignation Positions Her to Run for President by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Maybe she’ll run in 2020 if Trump is too unpopular to win a second term. Otherwise, expect it in 2024, Haley likely wanting to become the first female US president. The possibility should terrify everyone. If elected to […]

Israeli Apartheid Viciousness

Israeli Apartheid Viciousness by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Every day is Kristallnacht in Occupied Palestine, things worst of all in blockaded Gaza. It’s a virtual free-fire zone for Israeli soldiers, peaceful demonstrators gunned down in cold blood. Cross-border incursions, terror-bombing incidents, and wars of aggression are launched at Israel’s discretion.  US […]

US/Saudi Relations Remain Unchanged

US/Saudi Relations Remain Unchanged by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Both countries are longstanding allies, partnered in Washington’s imperial agenda, waging war OF terror in the Middle East against nations Republicans and undemocratic Dems target for regime change. As long as Saudi oil keeps flowing and the kingdom continues spending tens of […]

Washington State Ends Capital Punishment

Washington State Ends Capital Punishment by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Around one-third of world nations impose the death sentence in judicial rulings. Of all known state-sponsored executions, 12 nations carry out most of them: America, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sri Lanka, – according to […]

Do Trump/Saudi Business Ties Influence His Decision-Making?

Do Trump/Saudi Business Ties Influence His Decision-Making? by Stephen Lendman Ahead of his January 2017 inauguration, Trump said he gave “complete and total” Trump Organization management control to sons Donald Jr. and Eric – while retaining ownership of his business interests. He hasn’t sold them or placed his assets in a blind trust. The Trump […]

Hillary Urges Political War

Hillary Urges Political War by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Bill and Hillary Clinton high crimes are well documented, including naked aggression against nonbelligerent states for regime change. Hillary endorses nuclear weapons use, calling them peacekeeping deterrents. During her failed 2008 presidential campaign, she threatened to “totally obliterate Iran (as president if […]

Nikki Haley’s Big Lies About Iran, Russia and Israel

Nikki Haley’s Big Lies About Iran, Russia and Israel by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Haley’s announced resignation as Trump’s UN envoy effective yearend was welcomed by all peace-loving people everywhere. She and John Bolton were the most deplorable choices for the position since establishment of the UN post-WW II, using “diplomacy” […]

Political Persecution of Norman Finkelstein

Political Persecution of Norman Finkelstein by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Finkelstein is a high-profile target of state-sponsored persecution for staunchly supporting Palestinian rights, along with stinging criticism of Zionism and Israel – touching the right nerves with scholarly accuracy. A personal note. I owe him a debt of gratitude. Posting my […]