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".

Whitewashing Kiev Mass Murder


Washington ousted Ukraine’s democratically elected president. It elevated fascist thugs to power.

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

Kiev War Crimes


Mounting evidence shows Kiev committed war horrendous war crimes in Southeastern Ukraine.

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

2008 Redux?


Headlines aren’t reassuring. They’re unnerving. Today’s Wall Street Journal headlined “Stocks Swoon in Frenzied Trading.”

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Economy | Read More »

Healthcare: A Fundamental Human Right


Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) falls way short of promised benefits. It’s outrageously expensive.

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Living | Read More »

Momentum for Palestinian Statehood


Britain’s symbolic vote brings it closer to reality. It’s just a matter of time before Palestine takes its rightful place among other world nations officially.

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Biased Human Rights Report on Ukraine


Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is gone. She served from September 2008 through August 2014.

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Nobel Hypocrisy 101

Nobel Prize medal

Nobel tradition is horrific. Disreputable. Long and inglorious. War criminals win peace prizes. Past honorees include a rogue’s gallery of some of the world’s worst.

October 11th, 2014 | Posted in Living | Read More »

Crowning the Dragon: World’s Top Economy


It was just a matter of time before China surpassed America as the world’s leading economy based on purchasing power parity (PPP).

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Economy | Read More »

Washington’s Bloated Defense Budget


Washington Post editors want America’s bloated defense budget increased. So do some of its contributors.

October 6th, 2014 | Posted in Military | Read More »

Illusory Ceasefire in Ukraine


Conflict continues. Peace is a convenient illusion. Fascists don’t wage wars to quit. Washington manipulates events destructively. It uses its installed stooge government to solidify unchallenged control over Ukraine. Get more info this from VT author Steve Lendman

October 6th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Russia,World | Read More »

Libya in Free Fall


Wherever America shows up, mass slaughter, destruction, instability and unspeakable human misery follow.

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

Irresponsible New York Times Presstitution

New York Times Adds 100,000 Digital Subscribers With Paywall

The late Gore Vidal called The Times the “Typhoid Mary of American journalism” for good reason.

September 28th, 2014 | Posted in Americas,World | Read More »

Reactions to Obama’s UN Address

President Obama Makes Statement On GOP's Obstruction Of Cordray's Nomination To Run The CFPB

A separate article discussed it. He didn’t surprise. Demagogic mumbo jumbo Big Lies drowned out truth.

September 25th, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Scoundrel Media Reactions to Obama’s Syrian Aggression


Previous articles explained when America goes to war of plans one, media scoundrels march in lockstep. They justify the unjustifiable. They defend the indefensible. Big Lies proliferate. Truth is verboten. It’s systematically buried. It’s turned on its head.

September 25th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Of Interest | Read More »

Obama’s Demagogic UN Address


U.S President Obama didn’t surprise. His address lasted a mind-numbing 45 minutes. He made it painful listening.

September 25th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »

Obama Launches Naked Aggression on Syria


It’s no surprise. His intentions were clear for weeks. Naked aggression is longstanding US policy.

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Middle East,Syria,World | Read More »

Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag?


Fear-mongering is sinister. It’s reprehensible. It’s longstanding US policy. So are false flags.

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

Anti-Assad Extremists and Obama Plan Coordinated Attacks on Syria


Wendy Sherman is Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. On September 16, she spoke at Georgetown University.

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

Sergey Lavrov: World Class Peace Advocate

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov s

He’s that and much more. He’s a world class diplomat. He shames his Western counterparts.

September 17th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Politics | Read More »

MSM Ignore International and Constitutional Law


A previous article discussed Obama’s open-ended Middle East war. It flagrantly violates international and constitutional laws.

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

9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies


They’re an American tradition. They date from the republic’s inception. Notable ones began in the mid-19th century.

September 10th, 2014 | Posted in 9/11 | Read More »

Obama Threatens War on Humanity


Permanent war is official US policy. Obama is the latest in a long line of rogue warrior presidents.

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

Homeless in Gaza


UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the near east (UNWRA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl called for ending Gaza’s blockade.

September 4th, 2014 | Posted in Middle East,Palestine,World | Read More »

Castro Compares NATO to Nazis


In a Monday Cuba state media article, Castro accused Washington and EU allies of warmongering.

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Organized Labor in America Today


Labor Day once had meaning. Workers had reason to celebrate hard won rights. No longer. More on this below.

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 »


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