Stephen Lendman is a writer, syndicated columnist, activist, News TV personality, and radio show host. He currently writes for and and hosts, since 2007, a progressive radio show at The Progressive Radio News Hour on The Progressive Radio Network.

Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA, raised in a modest middle income family, attended public schools, received a Harvard BA in 1956 and a Wharton MBA in 1960. After six years as a marketing research analyst, Lendman became part of a new small family business in 1967, remaining there until retiring in 1999.

Since then, he has devoted his time to progressive causes, extensive reading, and since summer 2005 writing on vital world and national topics, including war and peace, American imperialism, corporate dominance, political persecutions, and a range of other social, economic and political issues.

He is also author of the celebrated books "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity" and "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War".

Organized Labor in America Today


by Stephen Lendman   Labor Day once had meaning. Workers had reason to celebrate hard won rights. No longer. More on this below. The day is commemorated on the first Monday of September. It’s been so since 1882. In June 1894, it became a federal holiday. It was when workers had few rights. Management controlled […]

September 1st, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers


On Monday, both sides agreed to open-ended ceasefire terms. Peace talks will resume in Cairo within a month.

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Obama Declares War on Syria


The Islamic State is the pretext. Syria is the target. At issue is regime change.

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths

Israel Palestine wall

On Tuesday, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 50. Mass slaughter and destruction continue.

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Israel,Middle East,Palestine,World | Read More »

Israel Murders Journalists


Israel threatens press freedom. Repressive Knesset legislation targets speech, assembly, association, and the right to dissent. So does Kafkaesque justice.

August 23rd, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Western Leaders Support Israeli Genocide


Longstanding US-led Western support lets Israel get away with genocidal mass murder and destruction. More on this below.

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is the latest example of well planned, premeditated Israeli aggression on Palestine.

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Kiev’s Dirty War


Rogue terror states wage wars the same way. America does it. So does Israel.

Kiev’s illegitimate fascist government operates extrajudicially. Rule of law principles don’t apply.

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Gaza Ceasefire Extended


Monday’s ceasefire deadline was extended another 24 hours. It was set to expire at midnight local time.

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Living | Read More »

Russia: Waging Peace in Ukraine

Ukraine rebels

Throughout months of conflict in Southeastern Ukraine, Russia has gone all-out to resolve things diplomatically.

August 18th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Obama’s War on Iraq


For the third time since January 1991, America is at war with Iraq. It’s ongoing lawlessly.

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Boycott Israel: Now More Than Ever


For many decades, Israel waged genocidal war against millions of defenseless Palestinians with impunity.

August 13th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Investigating Gaza War Crimes


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.

August 12th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Back from the Abyss


I’ve been ill and unable to do what I love best for 2 months. Yesterday, August 6, I came home for the first time since hospitalized on June 4.

August 12th, 2014 | Posted in Living | Read More »

Syrians Vote


June 3 was historic. It was Syria’s first ever free, fair, open democratic presidential election.

June 4th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Hunger Striking for Liberation and Justice


On April 24, 90 Palestinian uncharged administrative detainee political prisoners hunger struck. They did so for long denied justice.

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Washington Wants Maduro Dead


He’s Venezuela’s democratically elected president. It doesn’t matter. Washington’s dirty war continues.

June 2nd, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Reactions to Obama at West Point

Barack Obama

This writer’s accompanying article called his address typical Obama demagogic mumbo jumbo.

May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Putin on Ukraine’s War on Humanity

Vladimir Putin

He’s a master chess player. He’s a world-class geopolitical leader.

He shames his Western counterparts. He makes them look amateurish by comparison.

May 26th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Washington Risks Global War


This writer’s edited and contributed to new book discusses what’s ongoing in depth. It explains why it matters. It sheds light on what’s likely coming.

May 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Book Reviews,Editor,Living | Read More »

Historic Sino/Russian Trade Deal Signed


New York Times editors ate crow. They did so without admitting it. Hours earlier they approved copy headlining “China and Russia Fail to Reach Deal on Gas Plan.”

May 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Irresponsible Scoundrel Media China Bashing


Media scoundrels march in lockstep with Washington’s worst policies. They do it egregiously. They do it irresponsibly. They do it ad nauseam.

May 21st, 2014 | Posted in Of Interest | Read More »

Fighting for Internet Freedom

internet freedom

A previous article discussed Obama’s war to destroy it. In 2008, he pledged support. He called “preserv(ing) the benefits of open competition on the Internet” essential.

May 18th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Democracy Landslide in Eastern Ukraine


Three nations among others stand out: America, Israel and Ukraine.

May 13th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Fascist Killers


Three nations among others stand out: America, Israel and Ukraine.

May 11th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Impeach Obama! Do It Now!

impeach obama

It’s essential. It’s more urgent now than ever. Madness defines his agenda. He promised hope and change.

May 8th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Fascist Aggression in Ukraine


It rages. It shows no signs of abating. Obama neocons direct it. Orders come straight from Washington.

May 6th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Putin v. Kerry


Putin’s statesmanship embarrasses Kerry. Both men are geopolitical opposites.

Putin represents responsible leadership. Kerry shames the office he hold.

May 2nd, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

More Kerry Bullying, Bluster and Big Lies


He’s no diplomat. He’s a world class thug. He mocks legitimacy. He disgraces the office he holds. He represents the worst of America’s dark side.

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Obama’s War on Net Neutrality

obama shadow

In 2008, candidate Obama pledged “(s)upport (for) the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet.”

April 27th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Israel Wants Temple Mount Control


The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount and Al-Aqsa Mosque rank third in Islamic importance. They do so after Mecca’s Sacred Mosque and Madina’s Mosque of the Prophet.

April 24th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »


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