Stephen Lendman

Israel Bombs Syria

By Stephen Lendman On Friday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Israeli warplanes bombed a military post near Quneitra in Syrian controlled Golan killing one soldier, wounding eight others. The pro-Western London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported two deaths - possible military officials close to Assad. It indicated raids struck other targets outside…

Gitmo in Chicago Revisited

By Stephen Lendman An earlier article discussed London Guardian revelations about Chicago police operating an “off-the-books (Homan Square) interrogation compound" - a “nondescript warehouse” using “CIA black site” practices. Police brutality victims are lawlessly arrested, detained, denied access to lawyers, and tortured during secret interrogations. From September 2004 to July 2015, only three arrestees were…

British SAS Special Forces “Dressed Up as ISIS Rebels” Fighting Assad in Syria

By Stephen Lendman On August 2, Britain’s Sunday Express newspaper headlined “SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadis,” saying: “More than 120 members belonging to the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country” covertly “dressed in black and flying ISIS flags,” engaged in what’s called Operation Shader – attacking Syrian targets…

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Israel Spied on Hotels Used for Iran Nuclear Talks

Source By Stephen Lendman It's not the first time Israeli spying on Iran nuclear talks was discovered. An earlier article discussed the following: On March 23, the Wall Street Journal headlined "Israel Spied on Iran Nuclear Talks with US," saying: Washington and other P5+1 nations learned Israel spied on their closed-door talks all along. It…

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Freedom Flotilla III Headed for Gaza

By Stephen Lendman Gaza remains illegally blockaded despite Israel's pledge to ease it. Large parts of the Strip lie in ruins - almost nine months since last summer's war of aggression ended. Funds pledged for reconstruction weren't forthcoming. Israel maintains total control over what's allowed in or out. Humanitarian crisis conditions are longstanding - greatly…

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Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant: A Ticking Time Bomb?

By Stephen Lendman All nuclear power plants are inherently unsafe - aging, poorly maintained ones most of all. Entergy Corporation's Indian Point nuclear plant is located 38 miles north of New York City. It was commissioned in 1974. It experienced numerous incidents warranting concern - the latest on May 9. A transformer exploded. Fire and…

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Israeli Women Wage Peace

Anthony Freda Art Stephen Lendman Activist Post Anti-war women of the world unite. They're doing it in Israel. Thousands represent a refreshing antidote to Netanyahu's hate-mongering rage for war. Women Wage Peace (WWP) activists support a "viable" Israeli- Palestinian peace. They want working for it "place(d) at the top of the public agenda." They call…

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Police State France

Stephen Lendman Activist Post Washington took full advantage of 9/11. Sweeping police state laws followed. They remain in place. Including the USA Patriot Act, eviscerating fundamental Bill of Rights freedoms. The Homeland Security Act, establishing a national Gestapo for the first time. Various other measures targeting personal freedoms. Including unilateral executive judge, jury and executioner…

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Toxic Trash Contamination on US Military Bases

Anthony Freda Art Stephen Lendman Activist Post America's military is the world's greatest polluter. Especially in war theaters. During conflicts. Long after they end. Notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toxic wastelands and then some. Large areas unsafe for human habitation. Military operations generate hundreds of thousands of tons of toxic waste. Dangerous carcinogens. Including depleted…

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Washington’s Bloated Defense Budget

image source Stephen Lendman Activist Post Washington Post editors want America's bloated defense budget increased. So do some of its contributors. More on this below. America's business is war. Without end. Ravaging, destroying and pillaging one nation after another. Doing it for wealth, power and dominance. While vital homeland needs go begging. At a time…

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Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag?

image source Stephen Lendman Activist Post Fear-mongering is sinister. It's reprehensible. It's longstanding US policy. So are false flags. Merriam-Webster calls them "deliberate gross distortion(s) of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic." Wikipedia says they're "covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they…

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Firestorm Over Professor Steven Salaita’s Sacking for Criticizing Israel

Image by: Carlos Latuff Stephen Lendman Activist Post Criticizing Israel publicly entails huge risks. Becoming persona non grata in politics, the media, business and academia may follow. It's a career ender for most who try. At most, short-term protests follow. They're usually or entirely local. Salaita's University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign (ULUC) sacking elevated public…

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Investigating Gaza War Crimes

Dees Illustration Stephen Lendman Activist Post On August 11, Human Rights Council (HRC) President Baudelaire Ndong Ella announced the formation of an "independent, international commission of inquiry" into war crimes committed during Israel's Operation Protective Edge. International human rights law expert Professor William Schabas was appointed to chair a three-person panel. His special focus is…

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Israel Murders Gazan Health Workers

Dees Illustration Stephen Lendman Activist Post Israel wages genocidal wars without mercy. Even doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and other health workers are targeted. Civilians are as vulnerable as combatants. It's longstanding Israeli policy. On August 7, Amnesty International (AI) headlined "Mounting Evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army." Former prime minister…

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