Bloomberg at Harvard

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Bloomberg at Harvard
by Stephen Lendman

He’s a multi-billionaire. He made money the old-fashioned way. On March 24, 2014, Forbes ranked him 16th on its World Billionaire List. It estimates his net worth at $33 billion.

He’s founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg LP. It’s a global financial data/media company. He’s a Johns Hopkins/Harvard Business School graduate.

From January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2013, he was New York City mayor. On March 5, Harvard University named him 2014 commencement speaker. It’s scheduled for May 29.

Choosing him follows Harvard tradition. Rare exceptions occur. Last year Oprah Winfrey spoke. She’s an African-American multi-billionaire.

She’s connected to America’s rich and powerful. She promoted Bush’s Iraq war on air. She disgracefully called it a “humanitarian mission.”

She omitted key facts. She sold millions of viewers imperial war. She did so with fabricated reasons. She lied for power. It wasn’t the first time or last.

She app
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Business as Usual: Israeli Hypocrisy

by Robert Fontina CounterPunch | APRIL 30, 2014 On Sunday, April 27, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on U.S. television, denouncing progress made in reconciliation talks between Fatah, which ostensibly controls the West Bank, and Hamas, the democratically-elected government in the Gaza Strip. According to CNN: “Netanyahu said he and Secretary of State John Kerry […] Continue reading

More Kerry Bullying, Bluster and Big Lies

Read more on this subject: WAR: About that War
Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
More Kerry Bullying, Bluster and Big Lies
by Stephen Lendman

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.
He’s a serial liar. He’s been caught red-handed lying numerous times before. He’s at it again.
Big Lies infested his Monday Wall Street Journal interview. Truth was nowhere in sight. More on what he said below.

On April 28, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the following:

“Today, in response to Russia’s continued actions in southern and eastern Ukraine, the United States is implementing additional restrictive measures on defense exports to Russia.”
“Accordingly, the Department of State is expanding its export restrictions on technologies and services regulated under the US Munitions List (USML).”

“Effective immediately, the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) will deny pending applications for export or re-e
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Obama’s Secret Pipeline

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Feature Article by Marin Katusa
Isn’t it odd that an 800-mile pipeline that runs across environmentally sensitive land has been permitted without any mention in the media? Not a word about it from President Obama either.

Obama’s Secret Pipeline will be built over land that’s much more sensitive than that of the Keystone XL pipeline, which gets nothing but front-page coverage. It will actually be 17% (six inches) larger in diameter than Keystone XL (36 inches) and it will transport natural gas, not oil.
Bill 138
The Senate of Alaska, the state in which the pipeline will be built, has just passed Bill 138, which makes the state a partner of three of the world’s largest oil companies, including one that has a horrible environmental track record on US soil. In a nutshell, Alaska’s government is now partners with BP, ExxonMobil, and ConocoPhillips.
Only one more signature is required—Governor Sean Parnell’s—and it’s expected that he will sign the deal.
Not Even the US Government Wants US Dollars
For more than 100
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Beyoncé, Condolezza Rice and Others in Campaign to Ban the Word “Bossy”. Seriously.

Lean In, an organization created by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched a campaign to ban the b-word. And by that […]

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Israeli Independence Produced Nakba Suffering

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Israeli Independence Produced Nakba Suffering
by Stephen Lendman

Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) commemorates Israel’s May 1948 Declaration of Independence.

It’s celebrated annually on 5th of Iyar. It’s according to the Hebrew calendar. It’s preceded by Yom Hazikaron. It remembers fallen Israeli soldiers. It’s Israel’s Memorial Day.

Palestinians have reason to mourn. Edward Said explained Palestine’s “holocaust,” saying:

“Every human calamity is different, but there is value in seeing analogies and perhaps hidden similarities.”
He called Nazi extermination “the lowest point of (Jewish) collective existence.”
Palestinians today “are as powerless as Jews were” under Hitler,, he explained. They’re devastated by “power used for evil purposes.”
Ilan Pappe discussed Palestine’s ethnic cleansing. He explained war without mercy.
He did so in exhaustive detail. He obtained previously suppressed documents. He explained what
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