Lavrov and Pompeo Meet, Discuss Venezuela, Resolve Nothing

Lavrov and Pompeo Meet, Discuss Venezuela, Resolve Nothing by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Both officials met in Rovaniemi, Finland on the sidelines of an Arctic Council ministerial meeting. They last met at the July 2018 Putin/Trump summit in Helsinki, Finland. Ahead of their meeting, Pompeo demanded Russia “get out” of Venezuela. […]

Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would Be Lawful

Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would Be Lawful by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations. The article states the following: “The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States…” […]

Trump Tweets on China Roil Markets

Trump Tweets on China Roil Markets by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Overnight Sunday, Dow futures dropped over 500 points after China indicated it might cancel the next round of trade talks, following Trump’s tweets, saying: “For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion […]

Israel Considers Premeditated Mass Slaughter and Destruction in Gaza Self-Defense

Israel Considers Premeditated Mass Slaughter and Destruction in Gaza Self-Defense by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Israeli state terror against Palestinians is longstanding, official policy throughout its history. Terrorizing Hamas began after its triumph in Palestinian January 2006 legislative elections — winning majority Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) control, a largely non-functioning body […]

Opposition to Trump Regime’s Sanctions War on Venezuela

Opposition to Trump Regime’s Sanctions War on Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Activists for peace, equity and justice everywhere oppose the Trump regime’s war on Venezuela by other means — flagrantly violating international and US constitutional law. In a letter to Congress last month, dozens of organizations denounced what’s going […]

Will US Dark Forces Kill Guaido to Blame Maduro?

Will US Dark Forces Kill Guaido to Blame Maduro? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Eliminating him, if planned, would be the latest in a long line of false flags, a US specialty for launching wars and other hostile actions to achieve imperial aims. More on this below. Guaido was chosen for […]

WaPo: Imposter Guaido’s Press Agent

WaPo: Imposter Guaido’s Press Agent by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) At the expense of the general welfare, virtually all establishment media provide press agent services for corporate America and the US imperial agenda, its war on humanity at home and abroad, along with backing despots the US supports and wannabe ones […]

The US Media Propaganda Machine Never Rests

The US Media Propaganda Machine Never Rests by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Collectively in the US, major print and electronic media resemble what Orwell called the Ministry of Truth in his dystopian “1984” novel — the ministry in charge of controlling the message, eliminating whatever conflicts with it, memory holes used […]

Pompeo’s Propaganda War on Venezuela

Pompeo’s Propaganda War on Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)  In the past week alone, US establishment media have been complicit with Pompeo, giving him extensive air time for anti-Venezuela hate-mongering. Below are some of his Big Lies. He lied calling “socialism,” what I call social democracy, the root cause of […]

Requiem for Last Tuesday’s Coup Plot in Venezuela

Requiem for Last Tuesday’s Coup Plot in Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Media-led excuse-making postmortems continue about a failed US-orchestrated tempest in a teapot scheme with no chance to succeed before initiating. It’s what Trump regime hardliners likely intended, wanting events of last Tuesday to be prelude to what they […]

Putin and Trump Talk, Nothing Changes

Putin and Trump Talk, Nothing Changes by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Both leaders reportedly spoke for around 90 minutes on Friday, “at the initiative of the American side,” according to the president of Russia’s web site, explaining: Discussion focused on the “current (dismal) state and prospects of bilateral relations,” including for […]

Mikhail Gorbachev on Nuclear Madness

Mikhail Gorbachev on Nuclear Madness by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Aged-87 and frail hasn’t diminished Gorbachev’s passion for stepping back from the brink of possible nuclear war in pursuit of world peace and stability. In an October 2018 op-ed, he  said “(t)here are still too many nuclear weapons in the world,” […]

Iran Vows to Keep Exporting Oil and Gas

Iran Vows to Keep Exporting Oil and Gas by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The Trump regime’s aim to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero is doomed to fail, Iran and its key allies to circumvent illegal US sanctions on the country. Russia vowed to increase cooperation with Iran. Tehran’s envoy to […]

Media Response to Aftermath of Fizzled Coup Plot in Venezuela

Media Response to Aftermath of Fizzled Coup Plot in Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Events on Tuesday were more a tempest in a teapot fiasco than a serious coup attempt — ordered by Trump regime hardliners to promote their plot to topple President Maduro and eliminate Venezuelan social democracy. US-led […]

The NYT Lying Machine on Venezuela

The NYT Lying Machine on Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The Times consistently deceives readers in reporting on virtually all major world and national issues, especially relating to nations on the US target list for regime. Venezuela is in the eye of its storm, supporting the Trump regime’s coup plot […]

Trump Regime’s AG Barr v. Undemocratic Dems

Trump Regime’s AG Barr v. Undemocratic Dems by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) With rare exceptions, there’s nary ever a profile in courage in Washington. It’s a cesspool of rogue governance too debauched to change. Both sides of the aisle, the executive, and key bureaucrats are on the wrong side of what […]

Trump Reportedly Reluctant to Intervene in Venezuela Militarily

Trump Reportedly Reluctant to Intervene in Venezuela Militarily by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Put nothing past him. Straightaway in office, he sold out to dark forces controlling his geopolitical and domestic policies — serving their interests at the expense of world peace, equity and justice. In tweets, public addresses, and other […]

Media Propaganda War on Venezuela

Media Propaganda War on Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Establishment media operate as foot soldiers for imperial interests and corporate America, manipulating the public mind to serve them, featuring managed news misinformation and disinformation, suppressing what everyone needs to know on major issues. The NYT is in the vanguard of […]

Assange’s Unjust Sentence, Will Fight Extradition to US

Assange’s Unjust Sentence, Will Fight Extradition to US by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Grossly mistreating Assange and Chelsea Manning is all about silencing truth-telling, wanting dirty secrets about imperial high crimes suppressed, what the public has a right to know, what journalism the way it should be is obligated to report […]