Consortium News

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

The idea promoted by the NYT’s Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter…

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

In the past few weeks Consortium News has added a group of accomplished writers as regular contributors, ensuring that Consortium remains a unique source of news, analysis and commentary that you will not find in mainstream media. Pepe Escobar, the…

Consortium News - 2018-10-09 - Original post - cached version

Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a direct clash between democracy and an early 21st Century neofascism, indeed between civilization and barbarism, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar in Paris Special to Consortium News Nothing less than…

Consortium News - 2018-10-08 - Original post - cached version

It is sobering to think that Dan Ellsberg, and other serious thinkers, look to Consortium News for professional journalism and analysis, says Ray McGovern. From the desk of Ray McGovern: Dan Ellsberg met me at the entrance to the Berkeley…

Consortium News - 2018-10-07 - Original post - cached version

After Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Trump and the GOP leadership mounted a full-court press to ram through his confirmation before October 1, the first day of the Court’s new term, for five good reasons, says…

Consortium News - 2018-10-06 - Original post - cached version

As the crisis over Julian Assange continues to mount, the fifth online vigil for Assange was broadcast live on Saturday by Consortium News. You can watch the entire event here. The isolation of Julian Assange, publisher of WikiLeaks, continues unabated…

Consortium News - 2018-10-06 - Original post - cached version

As the crisis over Julian Assange continues to mount, the fifth online vigil for Assange will be held on Saturday, to be broadcast live by Consortium News. The isolation of Julian Assange, publisher of WikiLeaks, continues unabated as his lawyers…

Consortium News - 2018-10-05 - Original post - cached version

Seth Anziska’s new book on the Arab-Israeli “peace process” is a useful primer on the conflict, but it does not fully examine the paradox of the Carter administration’s solution that we are still living with, argues As’ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad…

Consortium News - 2018-10-04 - Original post - cached version

Ibn Khaldun—the famous Tunisian historian, geographer and social theorist—believed that decadence leads to collapse for Muslim dynasties. Such a scenario may be playing out with the Saudis, reports Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News Reports are growing…

Consortium News - 2018-10-03 - Original post - cached version

A new book, an anonymous Op-Ed and an Obama speech in the first seven days of September appeared to reveal dangerous insider moves against a dangerous, but constitutionally elected president, writes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News…

Consortium News - 2018-10-02 - Original post - cached version

The use of identity politics by establishment Democrats to obscure a violent and hegemonic foreign policy has led many clear-minded people to conflate the very real problem of sexual assault, with a liberal Democratic agenda, says Joe Lauria. By Joe…

Consortium News - 2018-10-01 - Original post - cached version

If there’s one thing that brings a tear to Caitlin Johnstone’s eye, it’s the inspiration she feels watching Republican-aligned neoconservatives and Democrat-aligned neoconservatives find a way to bridge their almost nonexistent differences.  By Caitlin Johnstone If there’s one thing that…...

Consortium News - 2018-09-28 - Original post - cached version

A Genoa bridge that collapsed last month killing 43 people is privately owned, but a key factor that has slowed basic infrastructure investment in Italy in recent years is the fault of the EU, reports Andrew Spannaus.   By Andrew Spannaus in…

Consortium News - 2018-09-27 - Original post - cached version

That attitudes may not have changed from an older generation to Kavanaugh’s — and may have gotten still worse, and not only at elitist Georgetown Prep, but in society at large — is sad beyond telling, says Ray McGovern. By…

Consortium News - 2018-09-26 - Original post - cached version

As Julian Assange’s fate may soon be resolved, here’s an in-depth look at the history of WikiLeaks, the infiltration of activist communities and the strength & vulnerability of the world-changing publisher whose freedom is at stake, by Suzie Dawson. By…

Consortium News - 2018-09-25 - Original post - cached version

There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News After reading…

Consortium News - 2018-09-24 - Original post - cached version

Events of recent weeks shows there’s gut-level support for radical change, including on the state of education and teacher’s working conditions. This building momentum could help spark a new labor movement, argues Andy Piascik. By Andy Piascik Last spring, public…

Consortium News - 2018-09-22 - Original post - cached version

Seeking to maintain its credibility, The New York Times dispenses with the criminal justice system and basic principles of journalism to weigh in again on Russia-gate, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News We’ve seen it before:…

Consortium News - 2018-09-21 - Original post - cached version

The DHS deceptively pushed the story that Russia hacked U.S. voter databases; and both Democratic & Republican elites fear popular revolt against their failed polices but refuse to change, as Gareth Porter explains. The guest on Episode 3 of Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-09-20 - Original post - cached version

So much of mainstream journalism has descended to the level of a cult-like formula of bias, hearsay and omission. Subjectivism is all; slogans and outrage are proof enough. What matters is “perception,” says John Pilger. By John Pilger Special to Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-09-19 - Original post - cached version

President Trump has ordered Russia-gate data to be declassified  but will likely be stonewalled, raising questions about whether Trump is his own man, writes Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News Don’t hold your breath. While the media…

Consortium News - 2018-09-18 - Original post - cached version

The West’s illiberal-bashing frenzy has reduced what should be a crucial debate about a fearful West Against the Rest, to the more pressing issue of The West Against Itself, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar in Paris Special to Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-09-18 - Original post - cached version

One question as we head to the November midterm elections, a referendum on the president, is: Could Donald Trump be a one-man version of either Enron or Lehman Brothers, someone who cooked “the books” until he implodes? asks Nomi Prins. By Nomi…

Consortium News - 2018-09-17 - Original post - cached version

Compromises made by the late PLO leader have the paved the way for the most humiliating deal offered the Palestinians yet, comments As’ad AbuKhalil.  By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The Trump administration is hard at work on the…

Consortium News - 2018-09-16 - Original post - cached version

The British Labour Party’s decision to adopt the IHRA’s contested anti-Semitism definition is a victory for the Israel lobby and for forces on both sides of the Atlantic seeking to stifle criticism of Mideast policy, argues Daniel Lazare. Daniel Lazare…

Consortium News - 2018-09-15 - Original post - cached version

The bold journey of the 2018 Freedom Flotilla Coalition dared Palestinians and the world to dream of peace, dignity and freedom for all. Now, we must keep working to build a culture of nonviolence, writes Elizabeth Murray. By Elizabeth Murray…

Consortium News - 2018-09-14 - Original post - cached version

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s disturbing record on racial issues would put the Voting Rights Act in further jeopardy if he were to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, argues Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record on racial issues…

Consortium News - 2018-09-13 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News on Thursday unveils a new logo, the first redesign of the publication’s nameplate in seven years. The new design changes the name of the publication in the logo from to its more commonly used name, Consortium News.…

Consortium News - 2018-09-13 - Original post - cached version

America’s three principal adversaries signify the shape of the world to come: a post-Western world of coexistence. But neoliberal and neocon ideology is unable to to accept global pluralism and multipolarity, argues Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-09-12 - Original post - cached version

Europe must join forces to govern immigration—supporting development in impacted African countries and integration in the most dynamic economies—because one country alone cannot end this problem, writes Attilio Moro. By Attilio Moro in Brussels Special to Consortium News Look at Via…

Consortium News - 2018-09-12 - Original post - cached version

It’s deja-vu all over again in Syria, with the U.S. on the verge of a confrontation with Russia as Donald Trump faces his biggest decision yet as president, comments Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News The New…

Consortium News - 2018-09-12 - Original post - cached version

America’s miserable record over 30 years should make it clear a serious and genuine commitment to the rule of international law offers a more viable way forward than the “law of the jungle,” argue Nicolas Davies and Medea Benjamin. By Nicolas…

Consortium News - 2018-09-10 - Original post - cached version

Panic drives the smear attack against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn whose background as a radical socialist, not his criticism of Israel and support for the Palestine, threatens the British establishment’s hold on power, argues Alexander Mercouris. By Alexander Mercouris…

Consortium News - 2018-09-10 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News is today launching its Fall Fund Drive so it can continue its mission as a trusted source of independent news and views. Robert Parry founded Consortium News in 1995 as a place for journalists to publish stories their…

Consortium News - 2018-09-10 - Original post - cached version

As Syrian forces backed by Russia launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists in Idlib province, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo to the president. September 9, 2018 MEMORANDUM…

Consortium News - 2018-09-09 - Original post - cached version

More than one hundred scholars, peace activists and artists from around the world have issued a statement condemning the Japanese and U.S. governments’ plans to build a new base for the US Marine Corps in Northern Okinawa. To: Prime Minister of…

Consortium News - 2018-09-08 - Original post - cached version

The second episode of Consortium News on Flash Points focuses on two different perspectives on John McCain and the real meaning of Russian interference in U.S. politics. In collaboration with Dennis Bernstein, host of Pacifica Radio’s syndicated show Flashpoints, Consortium…

Consortium News - 2018-09-07 - Original post - cached version

Right and left insurgencies in the 2016 U.S. election spooked the bi-partisan Establishment. Gareth Porter explains how they are responding. By Gareth Porter The two most powerful think tanks in Washington, representing center-left and center-right political elites, have responded to…

Consortium News - 2018-09-06 - Original post - cached version

The United States today qualifies as a plutocracy – on a number of grounds, and it is having a profound impact on the media, education and think tanks–indeed on the whole of society, says Michael Brenner.  By Michael Brenner Plutocracy…

Consortium News - 2018-09-05 - Original post - cached version

In an interview with Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says the Espionage Act, under which he was indicted, cannot apply to Julian Assange because he is a journalist.  Speaking during an online vigil for Assange…

Consortium News - 2018-09-04 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News announces today that its audio and video productions will be available as podcasts on iTunes, Spotify and other popular hosts.  Consortium News Radio and Consortium News Video productions will be archived as podcasts on a variety of hosts,…

Consortium News - 2018-09-04 - Original post - cached version

Being on the deadly end of his policies, many Arabs view John McCain in a very different way than the U.S. mass media has presented him, as As’ad AbuKhalil says.   By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News It is not unusual…

Consortium News - 2018-09-01 - Original post - cached version

Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, on Saturday helped moderate a daylong chain of interviews in defense of WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange, including a discussion with Daniel Ellsberg.  A #Unity4J online vigil was held on Saturday to defend the WikiLeaks…

Consortium News - 2018-09-01 - Original post - cached version

If a conservative is a liberal who gets mugged, then a prison reformer is a conservative who goes to prison, as John Kiriakou explains. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Prison and sentencing reform have long been an important…

Consortium News - 2018-08-31 - Original post - cached version

U.S. strategy abroad is assuming a curious shape. Whether the president or his minders are running affairs, Patrick Lawrence sees the U.S. being reduced to playing a spoiler role in the Middle East and Northeast Asia.  By Patrick Lawrence Special…

Consortium News - 2018-08-30 - Original post - cached version

In this memo, VIPS tells the news media that the revocation of John Brennan’s security clearance is falsely being portrayed as an assault on the freedom of speech of the deeply flawed, former CIA director.  August 29, 2018 TO: The…

Consortium News - 2018-08-29 - Original post - cached version

What is left roaming our wilderness of mirrors depends on the mood swings of the Goddess of the Market. No wonder an effect of Eurasia integration will be a death blow to Bretton Woods and “democratic” neoliberalism, says Pepe Escobar. By…

Consortium News - 2018-08-29 - Original post - cached version

The narrative about Russian cyberattacks on American election infrastructure is a self-interested abuse of power by DHS based on distortion of evidence, writes Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Special to Consortium News The narrative of Russian intelligence attacking state and…

Consortium News - 2018-08-28 - Original post - cached version

While visiting Galileo’s house in Florence, Jean Ranc reflected on how America thinks the world revolves around it, as it was once falsely thought the sun revolves around the earth. By Jean Ranc Special to Consortium News On a sunny…

Consortium News - 2018-08-28 - Original post - cached version

If Russia were trying to interfere in U.S. domestic politics, it wouldn’t be attempting to change the U.S. system but to prevent it from trying to change Russia’s, argues Diana Johnstone. By Diana Johnstone The Cold War between the United…


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