Posts tagged with ‘Stephen Lendman’

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Abbas Submits Weak UN Status Bid

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Abbas Submits Weak UN Status Bid Stephen Lendman Palestine deserves full UN membership. It’s entitled to all rights and privileges afforded other Member States. Getting them is simple. It should have  happened years ago. Palestine satisfies all essential criteria. On November 15, 1988, it achieved statehood. Previous articles explained. Security Council vetoes can’t prevent UN […]

Righteous Condemnation of Israeli Mass Murder

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Righteous Condemnation of Israeli Mass Murder Stephen Lendman Media scoundrels feature pro-Israeli supporters. Doing so makes them complicit with Israeli crimes. Charles Krauthammer is one of the worst. He’s an embarrassment to legitimate journalism. His latest Washington Post op-ed  <http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-why-was-there-war-in-gaza/2012/11/22/c77582e8-3412-11e2-bfd5-e202b6d7b501_story.html>headlines “Why was there war in Gaza?” His commentary shows appalling ignorance, support for Israeli lawlessness, […]

The Mystery of Arafat’s Death

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The Mystery of Arafat’s Death Ray McGovern Exclusive: In 2004, when Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat suddenly fell ill and died, suspicions swirled that he might have been poisoned, but no autopsy was performed. Now, nearly eight years later, his death is getting new scrutiny, though ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern doubts a complete answer will ever […]

Reality in Occupied Palestine

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Reality in Occupied Palestine Stephen Lendman Gaza’s attacked regularly. Dozens of West Bank incursions occur weekly. Police state harshness and arrests follow. In the week ending April 5, one Palestinian was killed and dozens injured, including 18 children. They were nonviolently commemorating Land Day. Many others, including an international human rights defender, were wounded during […]

Say No to War

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Say No to War Stephen Lendman Wolfgang Borchert: German, author, playwright, poet. His experience under Hitler and Wehrmacht service changed his life. Never a Nazi supporter, he deplored compulsory Hitler Youth time. Finally he got out. In 1940, the Gestapo arrested, then released him. His Wehrmacht conscription suspended his young theatrical career. Sent to the […]

Targeting AIPAC

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Targeting AIPAC Stephen Lendman On January 23, Occupy AIPAC announced plans to confront the powerful Israeli Lobby in Washington from March 2 – 6. More on what’s planned below. Since last September, OWS inspired affiliate groups. Among others they include Occupy Together, Occupy Everything, Occupy Arrests, Occupy Police, Occupy Marines, Occupy Veterans, Occupy Writers, Occupy […]

ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA

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ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA Stephen Lendman Internet freedom’s on the line. SOPA and PIPA threatened Net Neutrality and free expression. So does ACTA. More on it below. For now, the largest online protest in Internet history got Congress to abandon SOPA and PIPA for now but not permanently. Expect resurrection in modified form. […]

Torture and Abuse in Libya

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Torture and Abuse in Libya Stephen Lendman NATO’s alleged “responsibility to protect” was subterfuge. Months of terror bombings left Libya a charnel house. Africa’s most developed country was ravaged. Tens of thousands were killed, multiples more injured, and millions left on their own sink or swim. When is war not war? It’s when mass killing […]

Beating Up on Chavez

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Beating Up on Chavez Stephen Lendman Since inaugurated in February 1999, he’s faced open US hostility, including by go-along major media scoundrels. New York Times writer Simon Romero’s among them. On January 6, he and William Neuman played both Chavez and Iranian cards headlining, “Increasingly Isolated, Iranian Leader Set to Visit Allies,” saying: President Mahmoud […]

Israel’s Draconian Infiltration Law

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Israel’s Draconian Infiltration Law Stephen Lendman On January 10, Haaretz writer Jonathan Lis headlined, “Knesset passes (Law to Prevent Infiltration) that could put asylum seekers in jail without trial,” saying: “The bill would make ‘illegal’ migrants and asylum seekers liable to jail, without trial or deportation, if caught staying in Israel for ‘long periods.’ ” […]

Marwan Barghouti: Prisoner of Conscience

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Marwan Barghouti: Prisoner of Conscience Stephen Lendman From March 29 – May 3, 2002, during the second Intifada, Israel conducted Operation Defensive Shield. Before Cast Lead, it was its largest military operation since June 1967 when Israel occupied Palestine. On September 23, 2001, a warrant was issued for Barghouti’s arrest. On April 14, 2002, he […]

Libyan Violence and Instability

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Libyan Violence and Instability Stephen Lendman NATO’s killing machine ravaged a nonbelligerent country posing no threat. Tyranny replaced Jamahiriya government. Violence followed stability. On January 3, Middle East Online contributor Jay Deshnukh headlined, “Ex-rebels’  war for money, power: Fierce clashes erupt in Tripoli,” saying: In central Tripoli, fighting claimed two lives as “former rebels from […]

Systematic West Bank Settler Violence

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Systematic West Bank Settler Violence  Stephen Lendman B’Tselem’s been on the story for years.  Settler violence is longstanding, troubling, and largely without accountability. Since September 2000 alone (the beginning of the second Intifada), the toll includes 50 Palestinians killed.  Since December 1987  (the first Intifada’s onset),  it’s 115, besides many more injured, including children. With few exceptions, settlers initiate […]

Gaza: Remembering Cast Lead

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Gaza: Remembering Cast Lead Stephen Lendman December 27 marks the third anniversary of Israel’s lawless war on Gaza. Without provocation, three weeks of terror bombing and invasion devastated the Strip. Missiles, bombs, shells, and illegal weapons were used against defenseless people. Mass slaughter and destruction followed. Brazen crimes of war and against humanity were committed. […]

Palestinian Statehood: Now’s the Time

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Palestinian Statehood: Now’s the Time Stephen Lendman Palestinians worldwide want it. So do supporters and up to 140 countries. They comprise more than enough to ensure it and full de jure UN membership. The Palestinian Authority (PA) can petition the General Assembly directly. It has sole admittance power, not the Security Council only able to […]