Stephen Lendman, contributing author on Freedom’s Phoenix, has passed away. He was 89

June 2, 2023 in News by RBN Staff


He was a host on the network in the early days of RBN.
John and I had talked about him.
I surprised John when I told him that I am in communication with him quite often, (Weekly).
I had hoped to have him on the show, but due to the time difference, (me in California), he could not participate…. Said he goes to bed very early and rises early…. Just like a Farmer.
A good man.  His education and honesty to write about this country’s failings will be missed.
In my eyes…he was the clone of Charley Reese of the Orlando Sentinel.  Blunt Honesty.
We need more of this type of journalism.
Godspeed Stephen Lendman. RIP.
– Steve Elkins, host of Off The Beaten Path
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Stephen Lendman passed away on May 9, 2023 in Chicago, IL. He wront on justice issues that impacted many. He had a generous following and his sincerity was always present in his writing and his demeanor. We are blessed to have known him…

Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.

Stephen’s Books

July 6, 2016 – HOW WALL STREET FLEECES AMERICA: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War

June 20, 2014 – Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III

December 2, 2012 – Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity

October 10, 2007 – The Iraq Quagmire: The Price of Imperial Arrogance

Here are a list of articles Stephen posted to Freedom’s Phoenix: A list of columns and Opinions written by Stephen Lendman (

Here are a list of shows Ernest did with Stephen on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show: Radio/TV Show Guest Page for Stephen Lendman on

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