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Consortium News - 2018-11-29 - Original post - cached version

Karen Kwiatkowski has won the 2018 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence award for trying to stop the “shock and awe” attack on Iraq. Kwiatkowski is featured in the film “Shock and Awe” to be shown at an awards ceremony Saturday.…

Consortium News - 2018-11-28 - Original post - cached version

Beijing wants to avoid an all-out trade war with Washington. That is what will count at the G-20 summit later this week, writes Patrick Lawrence, not the U.S. vice president’s hostility in Asia earlier this month. Trying to Isolate China…

Consortium News - 2018-11-27 - Original post - cached version

A hearing was held in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday on a motion to make public the sealed U.S. charges against Julian Assange.  Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News, was in the courtroom and filed this report.  By Joe Lauria in…

Consortium News - 2018-11-25 - Original post - cached version

On his program “On Contact,” journalist and author Chris Hedges interviews Joe Lauria, CN editor, on the moves to prosecute Julian Assange using the Espionage Act; the media’s cravenness and the latest on Assange’s condition in London.

Consortium News - 2018-11-21 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News will be taking a holiday break along with our readers in the U.S. for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  We will resume publication on Monday, Nov. 26. 

Consortium News - 2018-11-21 - Original post - cached version

Washington would be wise to engage the new Pakistani administration to help fight extremism at home and bring about reasonable solutions to regional crises, rather than exacerbate them, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright The relationship between the Trump administration…

Consortium News - 2018-11-19 - Original post - cached version

A new collection of essays, edited by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, clearly shows that it is the U.S. that is largely responsible for the poverty and suffering in these very nations, says Robert Fantina. By Robert Fantina In two years,…

Consortium News - 2018-11-17 - Original post - cached version

Short-sighted U.S. foreign policy that backs jihadists in the Middle East and neo-Nazis in Ukraine is once again blowing back on the United States, as Max Blumenthal explains. FBI: Azov Battalion Trained Rise Above Movement By Max Blumenthal Last month,…

Consortium News - 2018-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Darius Anderson and his business partner, Douglas Boxer, preyed upon Native American clients who were too intimidated by their political connections to seek recourse, writes investigative reporter Peter Byrne. Judges Find Breach of Contract and Trust By Peter Byrne Darius…

Consortium News - 2018-11-16 - Original post - cached version

The great lie about the Rwandan bloodbath opened the door to a far larger genocide in Congo and helped justify U.S. military interventions in Libya and Syria, argues Ann Garrison. By Ann Garrison Black Agenda Report During a recent campaign…

Consortium News - 2018-11-15 - Original post - cached version

After they won their primaries, some young progressives curbed their pro-Palestine rhetoric.  Now they are in Washington getting oriented. Next up: early test votes in the new year sponsored by the pro-Israel lobby, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. Newly-Elected Progressives Confront AIPAC Test…

Consortium News - 2018-11-15 - Original post - cached version

Former DNI James Clapper had his own words read back to him by Ray McGovern, exposing his role in justifying the Iraq invasion based on fraudulent intelligence. Clapper Admits Gross Intelligence Failure on Iraq WMDs But Still Escapes Justice By…

Consortium News - 2018-11-14 - Original post - cached version

It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government, says Ann Garrison. United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains By Ann Garrison It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks…

Consortium News - 2018-11-14 - Original post - cached version

Team Trump missed the summit on Syria. In that, Patrick Lawrence sees another sign of Washington’s failure to accept its loss of diplomatic primacy. Lost in the Memory Palace: US Leads, But No One Follows By Patrick Lawrence Special to…

Consortium News - 2018-11-12 - Original post - cached version

Civilian casualties in the three-year horror in Yemen has been vastly underestimated by mainstream organizations, reports Nicolas Davies. Total Deaths in Yemen Top More Than 100,000 By Nicolas J. S. Davies An NGO responsible for reporting on war deaths in…

Consortium News - 2018-11-12 - Original post - cached version

Now that the media is protesting the suspension of Jim Acosta’s credentials Sam Husseini asks why he and the other journalists didn’t intervene on his behalf when he was expelled from a news conference. By Sam Husseini Special to Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-11-11 - Original post - cached version

Recently declassified documents show that the former CIA director and former director of national intelligence approved illegal spying on Congress and then classified their crime. They need to face punishment, writes John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News…

Consortium News - 2018-11-10 - Original post - cached version

The No Trump Military Parade coalition of 250 organizations held a Peace Congress in Washington, D.C., on Saturday in place of the Trump military parade, which they helped to stop. On Sunday, veterans and military families marched to commemorate Armistice Day. Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-11-07 - Original post - cached version

With an apparent nod from the U.S., the Ecumenical Patriarch’s ruling from Istanbul severed 1000-year ties between Moscow and the Orthodox church in Ukraine, raising further tensions between Kiev and Moscow, as Dmitry Babich reports. Moscow’s Role in Ukraine Orthodox…

Consortium News - 2018-11-07 - Original post - cached version

While media focused on Julian Assange’s cat rather than his continuing arbitrary detention, evidence shows Britain worked hard to force his extradition to Sweden where Assange feared he’d be turned over to the U.S., as Stefania Maurizi explains. By Stefania…

Consortium News - 2018-11-05 - Original post - cached version

U.S.-Saudi ties have withstood crises in the past and will withstand this one, says As’ad AbuKhalil. Washington and Riyadh Have Had Worse Crises and Will Survive Khashoggi Murder By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News Nobody in Washington, Republican or…

Consortium News - 2018-11-04 - Original post - cached version

Though the U.S.-Saudi alliance may have been weakened because of the Khashoggi murder, both countries are still targeting Iran as new US sanctions are announced on Sunday, writes Marjorie Cohn of Truthout.  By Marjorie Cohn Truthout The alleged torture, murder…

Consortium News - 2018-11-03 - Original post - cached version

Watch live an emergency meeting being held on new threats to Julian Assange.

Consortium News - 2018-11-03 - Original post - cached version

An attempt was made on Oct. 29 to break into the Ecuadorian embassy, where security has been removed and apparently new surveillance devices installed, reports Joe Lauria. Break-in Attempted at Embassy; Fears Raised of Abduction By Joe Lauria Special to…

Consortium News - 2018-11-03 - Original post - cached version

Further research shows The New York Times was even further off the mark in blaming Russian social media for Trump’s win, as Gareth Porter reports. Facebook Said 80,000 Russian Posts Were Buried in 33 Trillion Facebook Offerings Over Two-Year Period Further Undermining NYT’s Case …

Consortium News - 2018-11-02 - Original post - cached version

New threats to the safety of Julian Assange, to be disclosed shortly by Consortium News, have prompted an emergency meeting of his supporters. New Threats Reported to Assange to Be Revealed An alarming series of occurrences have unfolded this week…

Consortium News - 2018-11-02 - Original post - cached version

The U.S. is going for the jugular with new Iran sanctions intended to punish those who trade with Teheran. But the U.S. may have a fight on its hands in a possible post- WWII turning-point, writes Patrick Lawrence. New Iran…

Consortium News - 2018-11-01 - Original post - cached version

There were hate crimes before Donald Trump ran for president, most of them sanctioned by the state, including anti-black violence, as old as white settlement on this continent, says Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report. American Terror is Not New…

Consortium News - 2018-10-31 - Original post - cached version

Comedian Lee Camp joins Consortium News Radio for Episode 4, discussing the state of America’s wars, prisons and media, as well as his new comedy special to be released on mid-term U.S. Election Day, Nov. 6. Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe…

Consortium News - 2018-10-29 - Original post - cached version

A troubling new era has begun in Brazil with the election on Sunday of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro as president, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Special to Consortium News It’s darkness at the break of (tropical) high noon. Jean…

Consortium News - 2018-10-29 - Original post - cached version

As a Saudi citizen exiled in Washington, D.C., since 2000, Ali al Ahmed has experienced first-hand what the Saudi government is willing to do to silence its critics inside and outside the country. By Ali al Ahmed The murder of…

Consortium News - 2018-10-27 - Original post - cached version

WikiLeaks is vilified by governments (and increasingly by journalists) for its exposures, including of the U.S.-UK “special relationship” in running a joint foreign policy of deception and violence that serves London and Washington’s elite interests, says Mark Curtis. By Mark…

Consortium News - 2018-10-26 - Original post - cached version

The U.S. continues to support the dictatorship of Saudi Arabia—as a key ally—even after the horrific murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the horrendous five-year bombing campaign on Yemen, writes Ann Wright. By Ann Wright in Istanbul Special to Consortium News…

Consortium News - 2018-10-25 - Original post - cached version

If the Saudi power structure were to crumble in the wake of the Khashoggi scandal there would be chaos at home and a shift in power around the Gulf, says Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News If…

Consortium News - 2018-10-24 - Original post - cached version

At a Berlin security conference, hardline neocon Jamie Fly appeared to claim some credit for the recent coordinated purge of alternative media, report Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague. By Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague Gray Zone Project This October, Facebook…

Consortium News - 2018-10-24 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News videographer Netra Halperin has produced a full video report of Sunday’s Women’s March on America’s center for planning and executing war. About 1,500 women and allied men marched on the Pentagon on Sunday to demand an end to…

Consortium News - 2018-10-23 - Original post - cached version

During the Women’s March on the Pentagon, Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2016 candidate for president, told Consortium News Video that war is robbing us blind. By Netra Halperin Special to Consortium News 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke…

Consortium News - 2018-10-23 - Original post - cached version

Fed up with ongoing wars depleting innocent lives and the U.S. Treasury, more than a thousand women marched on the Pentagon on Sunday to declare their opposition to the continuing slaughter. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News About 1,500…

Consortium News - 2018-10-20 - Original post - cached version

After more than two years of mania about Russia stealing the 2016 election for Trump and demonization of anyone who questioned it, an embarrassing end may soon be near for the Russia-gaters, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone In a…

Consortium News - 2018-10-20 - Original post - cached version

Can the unlikely alliance of the Black Panthers and a group of transplanted Southern Whites in 1969 hold any lesson today, asks Colette Gaiter. By Colette Gaiter The Conversation In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump won the white vote…

Consortium News - 2018-10-19 - Original post - cached version

A trip to the convention of the APA revealed a profession enamored with its own power, and an attempt to get back into Guantanamo after a scandal with the CIA and Pentagon, reports Michael Brenner. By Michael Brenner A convention…

Consortium News - 2018-10-18 - Original post - cached version

Gareth Porter discusses with radio host Peter B. Collins his Consortium News article exposing exaggerated claims of Russian skulduggery on Facebook in 2016. By Peter B. Collins Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returned to the Peter B. Collins show to discuss his…

Consortium News - 2018-10-18 - Original post - cached version

The aggression of Western governments has inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people, Congolese historian Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko tells Ann Garrison. By Ann Garrison Black Agenda Report This week I spoke to Swiss Congolese historian and activist Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about…

Consortium News - 2018-10-17 - Original post - cached version

We are republishing our Comment Policy to remind readers to please adhere to it. We do not practice censorship based on political views but comments that violate the Policy will be removed to maintain a dignified and fact-based comments section. …

Consortium News - 2018-10-17 - Original post - cached version

In the quest to change Israel’s very nature, the Netanyahu government is pushing Palestinians to the edge – with the support of the Trump White House, says Dan Steinbock. By Dan Steinbock Special to Consortium News The Trump White House…

Consortium News - 2018-10-16 - Original post - cached version

Speaking truth to power has ruined Darin Jones, a former FBI contract specialist who reported evidence of serious procurement improprieties. He should be the last federal whistleblower victimized, writes John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News The idea of…

Consortium News - 2018-10-15 - Original post - cached version

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is, writes As’ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-10-15 - Original post - cached version

Peter Lavelle, the host of RT’s Cross Talk, explains what Consortium News means to him. From the desk of Peter Lavelle: Not long ago during a visit he made to Moscow, I told Joe Lauria – now editor-in-chief of Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump once advertised an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as his greatest achievement-in-the-making, but like many of the president’s negotiations, the Kushner-Greenblatt strategy is a one-sided bargain, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Whatever...

Consortium News - 2018-10-12 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News is a priceless resource for honing in on the truth in the tradition of its founder Robert Parry, says Gareth Porter. From the desk of Gareth Porter We’ve all seen how the recent period of vertiginous political change…


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