Joma Sison | 11.30.2010
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
We refer to the mobilization of 70,000 troops for a week of military maneuvers just off the border of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea in order to simulate an invasion of the DPRK since November 23.
The South Korean puppet forces fired many shells into territorial waters of the DPRK on November 23 at 1:00 p.m. Only after an hour and a half later did the DPRK retaliate in self-defense by firing shells at the Yonphyong Islet held by South Korea.
Stephen Lendman | 09.08.2010
America plans future wars from space
America's Grand Strategy: Militarizing Space - by Stephen Lendman
On January 3, 2001, the UN General Assembly's Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space Resolution A/55/32 said:
"The exploration and use of outer space....shall be for peaceful purposes and be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development. (The) prevention of an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security."
Over 140 nations agreed. Only two declined support, both abstaining - America and Israel.
On August 9, 1996, in Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine, then Commander-in-Chief US Space Command, Joseph W. Ashy asserted:
Stephen Lendman | 08.30.2010
more evidence of a pariah Israeli state
Israel Threatens War with Lebanon - by Stephen Lendman
Palestine is belligerently occupied. Threats continue against Iran and Syria as well as Lebanon, specifically Hezbollah, elected partner in the nation's unity government, bogusly designated a US State Department Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), what Israel also calls it, repeating veiled and overt warnings, suggesting violence or an impending attack.
Why not, after so many earlier in 1978, 1982, 1993, 1996, and 2006. Also numerous incidents besides:
Stephen Lendman | 07.30.2010
spin can't hide their importance
Damage Control: Downplaying WikiLeaks Revelations - by Stephen Lendman
When truths are too disturbing to conceal, downplay them, change the subject, and blame others, not responsible Washington officials and key allies, culpable politicians and media misinformation masters suppressing and misreporting the facts, their well-oiled spin machine counterattacking WikiLeaks - revelations too sensitive to explain, a potential game-changer otherwise, so pundits and reporters duck them.
Above all, WikiLeaks "Afghan War Diaries" are a powerful indictment of wars, their true face, the mindless daily slaughter and destruction too disturbing to reveal, for Julian Assange:
Stephen Lendman | 07.29.2010
honest investigation will reveal the truth
Investigating the Freedom Flotilla Attack - by Stephen Lendman
On June 2, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) approved formation of an international committee (like the Goldstone Commission) to probe the Flotilla attack, saying it will include lawyers and international law and human rights experts, its findings to be presented in September (during the Council's three week session in Geneva) after visiting Gaza and contacting Israel, Turkey, Greece, and the Freedom Flotilla coalition.
HRC's panel includes:
-- Desmond de Silva, a UK lawyer and former chief prosecutor for the Sierra Leone Special Court investigation into widespread killings there;
Stephen Lendman | 07.28.2010
a powerful indictment of all wars
WikiLeaks "Afghan War Diaries" - by Stephen Lendman
Calling itself "the intelligence agency of the people," WikiLeaks is "a multi-juristidictional public service designed to protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists who have sensitive material to communicate to the public" that has a right and need to know - to then use responsibly for better government in a free and open society, absent in today's America run by warlords, criminal politicians, and corporate bosses, spurning the rule of law for their own gain.
Brandywine Peace Community | 07.27.2010
PEACE EVENTS THROUGHOUT REGION TO COMMEMORATE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATOMIC BOMBINGS OF HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI...solemnly and dramatically remembering the victims of war and humanity’s first steps into nuclear age 65 years ago, the Brandywine Peace Community will hold a series of peace vigils and commemorations, educational events, as well as nonviolent action protesting of nuclear weapons, U.S. war policy, and Lockheed Martin.
PEACE EVENTS THROUGHOUT REGION TO COMMEMORATE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATOMIC BOMBINGS OF HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI
Hiroshima Day Protest at Area Arms Giant Lockheed Martin
Events will also include Film Showing, Pictorial Exhibits, and ‘ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS’ Demonstration at Phila. City Hall
Stephen Lendman | 07.26.2010
doing so will inflame the entire region
Prospects and Consequences of Attacking Iran - by Stephen Lendman
Hopefully its folly will prevent it. Otherwise, expect severe repercussions, including a considerable counterattack and disruption of regional oil supplies, further impacting a troubled global economy. So why consider it, given the December 2007 US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) saying:
Stephen Lendman | 07.07.2010
evidence of America's permanent war strategy
The Case for War: The Iron Mountain Report - by Stephen Lendman
In his 1966 book, "How the World Really Works," Alan B. Jones included a chapter on the "Report from Iron Mountain: On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace," later published in 1967 by The Dial Press. It became a bestseller, then disappeared. Now few copies are available, but when circulating in the 1960s, it was reported that concerned Johnson administration officials ordered global US embassies to downplay it, saying it had nothing to do with policy. Later accounts doubted the material's authenticity, suggesting it was a hoax. True or false, its findings are reviewed below because they accurately reflect longstanding US policy.
Stephen Lendman | 07.02.2010
War in Afghanistan: Illegal, Untenable and Unwinnable - by Stephen Lendman
A May 30 Delaware County Times editorial headlined, "Is US fighting unwinnable war in Afghanistan" asking:
"Why should America (believe) it can (accomplish what the) Soviet Union (and) Britain couldn't....? Public sentiment against it is growing, and "Many pundits say the war....can never be won militarily...." How many more "US service member" deaths are tolerable?