Articles by Stephen Lendman

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Killing Julian Assange Slowly
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Aug 2019

14 Aug 2019 – 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.

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Trump Regime Aims to Starve Venezuelans into Submission
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

9 Aug 2019 – The Trump regime is waging all-out war by other means on Iran and Venezuela, heading toward a similar policy against China. Their latest shoe to drop against Venezuela occurred Wednesday [7 Aug] when a vessel carrying 25,000 tons of soy cake was illegally seized in the Panama Canal. The ship is “being kept in the Panama Canal due to the criminal blockade imposed by” the Trump regime, explained Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez.

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Trump Regime Escalates Sanctions War on Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

8 Apr 2019 – Sanctions are ineffective as a regime change tool, harming targeted economies and populations, achieving little more. Yet they’re a US favorite, used repeatedly against targeted countries like Venezuela, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and many others.

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Truth v. Fiction in Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

25 Mar 2019 – Followers of independent alternative media know Venezuela is the hemisphere’s leading social democracy. It’s not a “dictatorship” as falsely claimed by US hardliners and establishment media. Reality on the ground in Venezuela is a world apart from the fabricated Western narrative—all propaganda all the time, supporting the Trump regime’s coup plot.

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Third Trump Regime Sabotage of Venezuela’s Electrical Grid Foiled
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2019

28 Mar 2019 – Unbowed after over two months of failed efforts to topple Maduro, failure to win over its military or gain popular support, its paramilitary attack scheme and other tactics foiled so far—the Trump regime cyberattacked Venezuela’s electrical power grid for the third time since March 7. This time, preparations were in place to counter further cyberattacks.

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Cyberattack Caused Venezuela’s Power Outage
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2019 – On Thursday [7 Mar] at around 5:00PM during the rush hour for maximum effect, a cyberattack on Venezuela’s electrical grid plunged most of the nation into darkness.

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US Rage for Endless Wars Threatens World Peace in 2019
Stephen Lendman | Democratic World Federalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

17 Jan 2019 – Washington’s hegemonic aims, under Republicans and undemocratic Dems represent the greatest threat to world peace and humanity’s survival.

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Trump Regime Imposes New Illegal Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

6 Nov 2018 – Cuba isn’t a US enemy as explained under the 1917 Trading with the Enemy Act. Neither country declared war on the other. The same applies to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and other countries illegally sanctioned by Washington. Yet the same policies persist. On Thursday [1 Nov], John Bolton announced them on Havana and Caracas.

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30th Straight Bloody Friday in Gaza
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

Gazans show no signs of ending their liberating struggle against Israel’s illegal blockade and overall occupation harshness. On Friday [19 Oct], another 275 Palestinians were wounded, including 49 children, three women, three journalists and four paramedics, at least 10 seriously. Since March 30, at least 204 Gazans were killed, well over 22,000 others injured, thousands from live fire at peaceful unarmed demonstrations.

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Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

18 Oct 2018 – Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons.

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21st Bloody Friday in Gaza
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

21 Aug 2018 – Since March 30, Palestinian Great March of Return demonstrations have been all about contesting Israel’s unlawful blockade of the Strip, along with denying them all their fundamental rights. Israeli forces lethally shot two Palestinians on Friday, injuring at least 270 others, scores from live fire—including 19 children and nine medics targeted for aiding the wounded.

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Diabolical Plot to Extradite Assange to US
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jul 2018

24 Jul 2018 – Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum at its London embassy in August 2012. According to an Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling, it’s irrevocable under international law. Nations are obliged to uphold asylum rights, including the right of safe passage to the country granting it… He’ll likely lose asylum protection, be extradited to Washington to be prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned for the “crime” of truth-telling.

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Violence in Nicaragua: US-Orchestrated Coup Attempt?
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jul 2018

19 Jun 2018 – The pattern is familiar. Ongoing violence in Nicaragua has the earmarks of another US-staged color revolution attempt. Dirty US imperial hands operate everywhere, sovereign independent states their prime targets, wanting governments not subservient to US interests forcefully toppled, pro-Western puppet regimes replacing them.

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Disaster Capitalism in Puerto Rico
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2018

21 Feb 2018 – The pattern is familiar, corporate predators profiting from natural and other disasters. Free-wheeling capitalism works this way, profiting from mass-privatizations, deregulation, unrestricted market access, along with deep cuts in social spending to help finance plunder.

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Dirty Open Secret: US Created and Supports ISIS
Stephen Lendman – Global Research, 19 Jun 2017

It’s one of the dirtiest of dirty open secrets.
• US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents prove it – obtained by Judicial Watch through an FOIA lawsuit.
• They show ISIS, al-Qaeda and like-minded terrorist groups are the “major forces” used as US foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.

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Terrorists Are Terrorists and Not “Rebels” in Syria
Stephen Lendman – Information Clearing House, 24 Apr 2017

Conflict in Syria isn’t civil. All anti-government forces are US-supported terrorists (under various “jihadist” Al Qaeda affiliated labels). Names of different groups don’t matter. They’re all cut out of the same cloth. They can’t exist without foreign support. State actors bear full responsibility for turning Syria into a charnel house.

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New York Times Ignores Root Cause of Violence in Palestine. Dismisses Israeli State Terror against an Entire Population
Stephen Lendman - Global Research, 2 Nov 2015

29 Oct 2015 – Honest observers know longstanding Israeli occupation harshness is the root cause of current violence – instigated by Israel, responded to courageously by Palestinians, largely youths and children. Not according to Times Jerusalem correspondent Jodi Rudoren, discussing what she calls “dueling narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

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Scotland Bans Growing GM Crops
Stephen Lendman - CounterPunch, 24 Aug 2015

12 Aug 2015 – Independent evidence shows GM foods and ingredients harm human health. UN General Assembly measures and international humanitarian laws say all nations are responsible for protecting the health, safety and welfare of their people. Harmful to human health GMOs should be universally banned. Scotland acted responsibly.

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“Deter, Deny and Defeat”: Pentagon [Mis]Labels Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as “Threats to Global Peace”
Stephen Lendman – Global Research, 6 Jul 2015

The Pentagon’s new National Military Strategy (its first update since 2011) signaled possible major wars with US adversaries. Washington named the four nations – plus non-state groups like ISIS (without mentioning they’re US creations).

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Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot
Stephen Lendman - Global Research, 16 Feb 2015

16 Feb 2015 – Britain and Canada were co-conspirators in the latest plot to topple Venezuela’s government. TeleSur provided detailed coverage of Washington’s war on Venezuelan democracy.

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Fidel’s Legacy
Stephen Lendman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Dec 2014

At age 88, he’s Cuba’s [and Latin America’s] elder statesman. A legend in his own time and then some. Defying critics. Outwitting them. Outliving them. This article a snapshot of some of his achievements. Impressive by any standard.

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Lynne Stewart Coming Home
Stephen Lendman – Media With Conscience News, 6 Jan 2014

For Lynne, husband Ralph, their children, other family members, and legions of worldwide supporters, New Year’s Day 2014 is special. It’s reason to celebrate. On December 31, Lynne wrote from Carswell federal prison as follows.

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Federal Judge Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death
Stephen Lendman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2013

On August 9 [2013], The New York Times headlined “Dying Lawyer’s Request for Release From Prison Is Turned Down,” saying: “A federal judge in Manhattan declined on Friday to order the release of Lynne F. Stewart, an outspoken former defense lawyer who is dying from cancer in a federal prison in Texas.”

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“The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” And What They May Be Planning Now
Stephen Lendman – Global Research, 3 Jun 2013

A Review of Daniel Estulin’s Book – For over 14 years, Daniel Estulin has investigated and researched the Bilderberg Group’s far-reaching influence on business and finance, global politics, war and peace, and control of the world’s resources and its money.

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June 6-9: Bilderberg Meeting behind Closed Doors. On the Agenda: Domestic Spying, Diffusing Social Protests, War on Syria and Iran
Stephen Lendman – Global Research, 3 Jun 2013

Its four-day meeting occurs annually. It’s a rite of spring. British political economist Will Hutton calls the group the “high priests of globalization.” Powerful movers and shakers have their own agenda. They plot strategy to exploit the world’s riches. They want them for themselves. They try to keep meeting dates, locations, and issues to be discussed secret. Word gets out.

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Lifting the Fake EU Arms Embargo: Weapons for Al Qaeda in Syria
Stephen Lendman - Global Research, 3 Jun 2013

On May 27 [2013], the so-called one-year EU arms embargo on Syria’s opposition ended. Officially it does so on June 1. EU nations agreed to end what never existed. Since Washington’s war on Syria began in early 2011, arms flowed freely. Western-enlisted death squads get them. At issue is replacing Assad with a subservient pro-Western puppet.

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“The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” and What They May Be Planning Now
Stephen Lendman – Global Research, 4 Feb 2013

A Review of Daniel Estulin’s Book

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America’s Deplorable Human Rights Record
Stephen Lendman – Information Clearing House, 12 Nov 2012

Far and away, America’s human rights record is the world’s worst. No other nation approaches its unprincipled history. Earlier crimes against humanity were largely internal and regional.

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CIA Arming Syrian Insurgents
Stephen Lendman – Global Research, 25 Jun 2012

On June 21 [2012], The New York Times headlined “CIA Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition,” saying: Operating covertly from southern Turkey, CIA operatives are “decid(ing) which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.”

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Palestinian Prisoner Unity
Stephen Lendman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 May 2012

On May 4 [2012], his [Jonathan S. Tobin’s] Commentary article headlined “Hunger Strikers’ Goal is Not Peace,” saying: “(T)he Palestinian goal is not their own state living in peace beside Israel but the end of the Jewish state and its replacement by one in which Arabs will rule. Palestinians view violence against Israelis as not only a legitimate tactic but also something that is integral to their nation identity.” Tobin wears blinders. History isn’t his long suit.

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Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage
Stephen Lendman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Feb 2012

Predatory bankers make serial killers look good by comparison. Their business model creates crises to facilitate grand theft, financial terrorism, and debt entrapment. They steal all material wealth and then some, and systematically rob investors and strip mine economies for self-enrichment. They demand they get paid first and hold nations hostage to assure it, turn crises into catastrophes and leave mass impoverishment, high unemployment, neo-serfdom, and human wreckage in their wake.

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Crimes against Humanity: The Torture of Palestinian Children
Stephen Lendman – Global Research, 13 Feb 2012

On December 28 [2011], it submitted a complaint [PDF] to several UN authorities titled, “The use of solitary confinement on Palestinian children held in Israeli detention.” It’s specifically for five children held at Al Jalame and Petah Tikva interrogation centers in Israel. Their cases follow 29 others since February 2008. At both facilities, “solitary confinement is routinely used.”

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Remote Control Killing Like Sport
Stephen Lendman – Information Clearing House, 20 Jun 2011

It’s America’s newest sport. From distant command centers, far from target sights, sounds, and smells, operators dismissively ignore human carnage showing up as computer screen blips little different from video game images. The difference, of course, is people die, mostly noncombatants. More on that below.

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IMF Financial Terrorism
Stephen Lendman - Activist Post, 13 Jun 2011

Under a new post-war monetary system, the IMF was created to stabilize exchange rates linked to the dollar and bridge temporary payment imbalances. The World Bank was to provide credit to war-torn developing countries. Both bodies, in fact, proved hugely exploitive, using debt entrapment to transfer public wealth to Western bankers and other corporate predators. On a grander scale today, the scheme destructively obligates indebted nations to take new loans to service old ones, assuring rising indebtedness and structural adjustment harshness.

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HAITI POST-QUAKE: DEVASTATION, DEPRAVATION, EXPLOITATION, AND OPPRESSION
Stephen Lendman – Dissident Voice, 5 Apr 2010

Two and half months post-quake, the major media mostly ignore Haiti, the calamitous conditions on the ground, and the growing desperation of millions forced to largely endure on their own — out of sight, mind, the concern of world leaders, and UN, USAID and other aid organizations diverting most of the $700 million + donated […]

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TARGETING ISRAELI APARTHEID
Stephen Lendman – Dissident Voice, 7 Mar 2010

Reports like the Cape Town, South Africa-based Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) May 2009 one titled, “Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid” highlight what many others understand, including former UN Special Human Rights Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine, John Dugard, stating in January 2007: “Israel is clearly in military occupation of the OPT (Occupied Palestinian Territories). At the same […]

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FUNDING ISRAELI MILITARISM, BELLIGERENCE AND OCCUPATION
Stephen Lendman – Dissident Voice, 2 Mar 2010

From birth, Israel was a regional menace until America became its benefactor in the late 1960s. Now it’s a global one, powerful with a large standing army and the latest weapons and technology, nuclear armed and ready to use them. It’s belligerent on the slightest pretext or none at all, and a threat to world […]

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GLOBAL SWEATSHOP WAGE SLAVERY
Stephen Lendman – Dissident Voice, 26 Feb 2010

In its mission statement, the National Labor Committee (NLC) highlights the problem stating: Transnational corporations (TNCs) now roam the world to find the cheapest and most vulnerable workers.” They’re mostly young women in poor countries like China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Haiti, and many others working up to 14 or more hours a day […]

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ISRAELI OCCUPATION SUPPORTIVE COMPANIES TO BOYCOTT
Stephen Lendman – Dissident Voice, 3 Feb 2010

In July 2005, a coalition of 171 Palestinian Civil Society organizations created the global BDS movement for “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights” for Occupied Palestinians, Israeli Arabs, and Palestinian diaspora refugees. Since 1948, hundreds of UN resolutions and civil society actions condemned […]

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OUTSOURCING WAR: THE RISE OF PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTORS (PMCS)
Stephen Lendman – Dissident Voice, 26 Jan 2010

In The Prince, Machiavelli (May 1469 – June 1527) wrote: The mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous, and if anyone supports his state by the arms of mercenaries, he will never stand firm or sure, as they are disunited, ambitious, without discipline, faithless, bold amongst friends, cowardly amongst enemies, they have no fear of […]

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ISRAELI OCCUPATION, COLONIALISM, AND APARTHEID
Stephen Lendman – Dissident Voice, 14 Dec 2009

The Cape Town, South Africa-based Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) “conduct(s) large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies,” and disseminates its findings widely. In May 2009, it issued a damning report titled, “Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid? A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law.” At […]

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PAID LYING: WHAT PASSES FOR MAJOR MEDIA JOURNALISM [IN THE USA]
Stephen Lendman – Dissident Voice, 13 Nov 2009

Today’s major media journalism is biased, irresponsible, sensationalist reporting that distorts, exaggerates or misstates the truth. It’s misinformation or agitprop disinformation masquerading as fact to boost circulation, readership, viewers, or listeners, and on vital issues lie about or suppress uncomfortable truths to provide unqualified support for state and/or corporate interests — to the detriment of […]

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THE CRIME OF OUR TIME: WAS THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE “INDEED, CRIMINAL?”
Stephen Lendman, 20 Oct 2009

A Review of Danny Schechter’s BookDanny Schechter is a media activist, critic, independent filmmaker, and TV producer as well as an author of 10 books and lecturer on media issues. Some call him "The News Dissector," and that’s the name of his popular blog on media issues. He’s also the co-founder of Media Channel.org that […]

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GOLDSTONE COMMISSION GAZA CONFLICT FINDINGS AND REACTIONS
Stephen Lendman, 22 Sep 2009

On April 3, 2009, a UN press release stated:The Human Rights Council (HRC) today announced the appointment of Richard J. Goldstone….to lead an independent (four-person) fact-finding mission to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip…. The team will be supported by staff of the Office […]

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WILL VENEZUELAN DESTABILIZATION FOLLOW THE HONDURAN COUP?
Stephen Lendman, 8 Aug 2009

After ten and a half years in office, Hugo Chavez is very savvy about America’s intentions. On January 17, even before Obama’s inauguration, he said "Barack Obama has the ‘stench’ of his predecessor as US president and was at risk of being killed if he tries to change the American ’empire.’ " He added that […]

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AMERICA’S “BASES OF EMPIRE”
Stephen Lendman, 27 Jun 2009

Besides waging perpetual wars, nothing better reveals America’s imperial agenda than its hundreds of global bases – for offense, not defense at a time the US hasn’t had an enemy since the Japanese surrendered in August 1945. So when they don’t exist, they’re invented as former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Charles W. Freeman, Jr., […]

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THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE
Stephen Lendman, 8 Jun 2009

On March 15, 2006, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly 170 to 4 (with only the US, Israel, the Marshall Islands and Palau against) "to establish the Human Rights Council (HRC), based in Geneva, in replacement of the Commission on Human Rights, as a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly….responsible for promoting universal respect for […]

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THE RUSSEL TRIBUNAL ON PALESTINE
Stephen Lendman, 19 May 2009

After two years of “underground” work, it was launched with a “successful press conference” and announcement that: “The Russell Tribunal on Palestine seeks to reaffirm the primacy of international law as the (way to settle) the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Its work will focus on “the enunciation of law by authoritative bodies. The International Court of Justice […]

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SPP: UPDATING THE MILITARIZATION AND ANNEXATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Stephen Lendman, 14 Mar 2009

The title refers to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), also known as the North American Union – formerly launched at a March 23, 2005 Waco, Texas meeting attended by George Bush, Mexico’s President Vincente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. It’s for a tri-national agreement, below the radar, for greater […]

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ZIONISM, MILITARISM, AND THE DECLINE OF THE US POWER
Stephen Lendman, 25 Oct 2008

Review of James Petras’ book James Petras is Binghamton University Professor Emeritus of Sociology. His credentials and achievements are long and impressive as a noted academic figure on the left. A well-respected Latin American expert, and a longtime chronicler of the region’s popular struggles. He’s also a prolific author of hundreds of articles and dozens […]

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Surviving Democracy
Stephen Lendman, 30 Sep 2008

Reviewing Naomi Klein’s "The Shock Doctrine" Naomi Klein is an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and activist. She writes a regular column for The Nation magazine and London Guardian that’s syndicated internationally by the New York Times Syndicate that gives people worldwide access to her work but not its own readers at home. In […]

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