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Consortium News - 2018-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Investigative reporter and author Dan Moldea began 27 years ago believing two gunmen were involved in RFK’s murder but his pursuit of the case led him to a different conclusion, which we republish here in the ongoing debate on the…

Consortium News - 2018-06-05 - Original post - cached version

As the 50th anniversary of his assassination is being remembered on Tuesday, it is vital to have a complete and accurate picture of the complex figure of Robert F. Kennedy, explains James DiEugenio.    By James DiEugenio  Special to Consortium News TV…

Consortium News - 2018-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Nicolás Maduro overcame intense opposition from Washington and rich Venezuelans to be re-elected, but he’s not out of the woods yet, as Roger D. Harris explains. By Roger D. Harris in Caracas The Venezuelan people reelected Nicolás Maduro for a…

Consortium News - 2018-06-04 - Original post - cached version

For a generation, acceptance of the neoliberal doctrine that “there is no alternative” has paralyzed politics in the West. But what is the meaning of politics if there’s no alternative to the resulting Authoritarian Center, asks Diana Johnstone. By Diana…

Consortium News - 2018-06-03 - Original post - cached version

This is the second report from Elizabeth Murray who is aboard a new flotilla to protest the illegality of the 12-year blockade that is choking Gaza. By Elizabeth Murray Special to Consortium News Aboard the Al-Awda at port in Amsterdam We are…

Consortium News - 2018-06-02 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News will hold a panel discussion at the Left Forum in New York on Sunday to honor the memory of Robert Parry, the late founder and editor of this website.  To remember Bob, the panel will discuss “The Death…

Consortium News - 2018-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Years after George W. Bush created a secret “kill list” of alleged terrorism suspects, it remains murky how one gets on the list, and just as complicated to try to get off it, as Marjorie Cohn explains. By Marjorie Cohn…

Consortium News - 2018-06-01 - Original post - cached version

From the Archive: Islamophobe & Bolton pal Fred Fleitz has been named chief of staff for the National Security Council. Fleitz was a danger a decade ago in the Bush administration and is even more so now, recalls Ray McGovern.…

Consortium News - 2018-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Western media got interested in this month’s Lebanese election hoping “their” candidates would win. It became a different story when Hizbullah gained the most, explains As’ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil  Special to Consortium News The recent Lebanese parliamentary election generated…
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Consortium News - 2018-05-31 - Original post - cached version

“The core responsibility of a journalist is to have an open mind toward any information you might find, to have no agenda, and to have no preferred outcome. In other words, I don’t care what the truth is. I just…

Consortium News - 2018-05-31 - Original post - cached version

As the role of a well-connected group of British and U.S. intelligence agents begins to emerge, new suspicions are growing about what hand they may have had in weaving the Russia-gate story, as Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare Special…

Consortium News - 2018-05-31 - Original post - cached version

The American abandonment of diplomacy in the Middle East has allowed its clients to pretty much do what they want leading to an ongoing realignment in the region, says Chas Freeman. By Chas W. Freeman Jr. Time was, the countries…

Consortium News - 2018-05-30 - Original post - cached version

At the time it seemed that Paris had yet again become the center of a world revolution, but in time a quite diffferent legacy has emerged, recalls Diana Johnstone fifty years later. By Diana Johnstone  Special to Consortium News in…

Consortium News - 2018-05-29 - Original post - cached version

Years of neoliberal economic policies imposed by Brussels and by Italian politicians alike have devastated numerous industrial towns and the very fabric of Italian society, reports Attilio Moro. By Attilio Moro  Special to Consortium News in Brussels Sesto San Giovanni,…

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Consortium News - 2018-05-29 - Original post - cached version

On Memorial Day 2018, in the year marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Michael Parenti contemplates the trenches and the oligarchs who caused so much unnecessary misery. By Michael Parenti  Special to Consortium News Looking back…

Consortium News - 2018-05-28 - Original post - cached version

From the Archive: Memorial Day should be a time of sober reflection on war’s horrible costs, not a moment to glorify war. But many politicians and pundits can’t resist the opportunity, as Ray McGovern explains in this updated commentary from May…

Consortium News - 2018-05-27 - Original post - cached version

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak received an earful from protestors when he was in San Francisco recently to hawk his new book, as explained in this interview by Dennis J. Bernstein.  By Dennis J Bernstein Former Israeli Prime Minister…

Consortium News - 2018-05-26 - Original post - cached version

The summit may still be alive because it appears advisers around Trump may well be warning him not to follow his national security adviser down the road to disaster, comments Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern  Special to Consortium News Thanks…

Consortium News - 2018-05-26 - Original post - cached version

Israel and Saudi Arabia are making strange bedfellows but there are reasons for the emergence of their de facto alliance, as Lawrence Davidson explains. By Lawrence Davidson Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his grand tour of the…

Consortium News - 2018-05-25 - Original post - cached version

After having fought off popular rejection of its neoliberal economic policies that serve its own interests, the European establishment has lost its first major election, as Andrew Spannaus reports. By Andrew Spannaus  Special to Consortium News In Milan The revolt…

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Consortium News - 2018-05-24 - Original post - cached version

John Bolton may have backed off wanting to bomb Iran, saying he’s not the one to decide, but he’s hardly given up trying to convince Trump to replace the regime in Tehran, as Gareth Porter explains. By Gareth Porter Now…

Consortium News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version

It may not be an exaggeration to say that the fate of civilization is up to Americans to sort out how they want to interact with the rest of the world, argues Inder Comar in this commentary. By Inder Comar…

Consortium News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Elizabeth Murray is aboard a new flotilla to highlight the illegality of the 12-year old blockade that is choking the people of Gaza. By Elizabeth Murray Special to Consortium News Aboard the Al Awda “Islands Brygge,” an idyllic harbor park…

Consortium News - 2018-05-21 - Original post - cached version

The War Party’s ultra-left wing uses different arguments to arrive at the same conclusions: Syria & Russia are enemies. Instead of practical solutions to real problems, they spread suspicion, distrust & enmity, argues Diana Johnstone. By Diana Johnstone  Special to…

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Consortium News - 2018-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News published an article on May 4 by Diana Johnstone, in which she critiqued an article by Tony McKenna, who has asked for the right to reply. Editor’s Note: Consortium News published an article on May 4 by Diana…

Consortium News - 2018-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Instead of addressing demands for social progress, such as single-payer insurance, Democratic leaders find it much easier and more comfortable to denounce Trump. But it’s not working, as Norman Solomon explains. By Norman Solomon With six months to go before…

Consortium News - 2018-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Hillary Clinton is incapable of coming to terms with her loss and now finds fault with greedy capitalists who are turning young people into socialists, as Paul Street explains. By Paul Street Special to Consortium News Hillary Clinton’s take on…

Consortium News - 2018-05-19 - Original post - cached version

As months turn into nearly two years and no solid evidence emerges to nail Russia for nabbing Election 2016, some big Russia-gate cheerleaders are starting to cover their tracks, as Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare  Special to Consortium News…

Consortium News - 2018-05-18 - Original post - cached version

As Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday, the U.S. is working to disrupt the re-election of Nicolas Maduro and rollback leftwing governments in the region, reports Roger D. Harris. By Roger D. Harris  Special to Consortium News Venezuelan President Nicolás…

Consortium News - 2018-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Gina Haspel is the new CIA Director after the Senate voted on Thursday 54-44 to confirm her, with six Democrats agreeing. In this interview, Francis Boyle explains why Haspel could be at risk of arrest on trips abroad.   By…

Consortium News - 2018-05-17 - Original post - cached version

A new feature from Iran gives a totally different perspective of the war raging in Syria than Western audiences are used to, explains Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling  Special to Consortium News West against East on the Syrian battle-field, in…

Consortium News - 2018-05-17 - Original post - cached version

How the Americans and the British “tortured some folks” and got away with it, as Annie Machon explains. By Annie Machon Special to Consortium News in Brussels It was with some disbelief that I read of two torture-related stories emerging…

Consortium News - 2018-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News is launching its Spring Fund Drive so that we can bring you expanded coverage and analysis of the most pressing international and domestic issues of the day.  We are setting our spring fundraising goal at $30,000, so we…

Consortium News - 2018-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Palestinians protesting at the Gaza fence posed no threat whatsoever and even if they were trying to cross the border, you don’t use live fire to kill them, says Diana Buttu in this inerview with Dennis J. Bernstein. By Dennis…

Consortium News - 2018-05-16 - Original post - cached version

As the war in Syria winds down the daunting task of resettling refugees and internally displaced people and rebuilding the country faces tremendous obstacles, reports Jeff Klein. By Jeff Klein Special to Consortium News During visits to Syria in 2016 and 2018, the devastation…

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Consortium News - 2018-05-16 - Original post - cached version

REMINDER: This Saturday afternoon, May 19, at 2pm, a Tribute to Robert Parry, Founder and Editor of Consortium News will be held at Berkeley Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. in Berkeley, CA. Open to the public. Tickets at Brownpapertickets.comor at…

Consortium News - 2018-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Bashar Asad sought closer relations with the West but the U.S. was planning to remove him as early as 2006, eventually leading to war in Syria, says As’ad AbuKhalil in the second & last part of this Consortium News commentary.…

Consortium News - 2018-05-15 - Original post - cached version

As Israel killed more than 50 Palestinians in cold blood protesting the American embassy move on Monday, U.S. corporate media failed to accurately report what happened in Gaza, once again meekly protecting the government line, argues Joe Lauria. By Joe…

Consortium News - 2018-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Commentators on both right and left bemoan the decline of American global power under Donald Trump, but is that such a bad thing? asks Paul Street in this commentary. By Paul Street There are good reasons to bemoan the presence…

Consortium News - 2018-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Julian Assange has remained incommunicado for more than six weeks and as his health deteriorates many of his former supporters have remained silent too, says James Cogan. By James Cogan Julian Assange is in immense danger. Remarks made this week…

Consortium News - 2018-05-13 - Original post - cached version

A Senate bill under consideration could allow Donald Trump to indefinitely jail American citizens without charge if they oppose U.S. military action, says Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Under the guise of exercising supervisory power over the president’s ability to…

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Consortium News - 2018-05-12 - Original post - cached version

While European leaders have made noises that they will defy Donald Trump’s reneging on the Iran nuclear deal and resist U.S. sanctions, in the end the Europeans will give in to U.S., argues Alexander Mercouris in this commentary. By Alexander…

Consortium News - 2018-05-12 - Original post - cached version

An apparent coordination between Trump leaving the Iran deal and Israeli attacks on Iranian targets in Syria portend an attack on Iran itself, says Eric S. Margolis.  By Eric S. Margolis Israel attacked alleged Iranian military positions in Syria on Tuesday, just…

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

It falls to Germany to save the Iran nuclear deal and try to prevent a devastating new Middle East War, argues Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare  Special to Consortium News In the wake of Donald Trump’s thoroughly unsurprising decision to…

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

With the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal and with Americans ordering Europeans to stop dealing with Tehran, the remaining signatories are trying to figure out how to confront the U.S., says Enrico Carisch. By Enrico Carisch What can…

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

We’ve been through this before: the trumped-up threat from Iraq based on false evidence in 2003 is the harrowingly similar model to what is emerging for Iran in 2018, argues John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou I spent nearly 15 years…

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

With Israel and Iran exchanging direct fire, Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and John Bolton promoting regime change in Tehran, Inder Comar offers four reasons why the US may be close to attacking the Islamic Republic. By…

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

2nd UPDATE: After refusing to directly answer questions about her history as an alleged torturer, Ray McGovern decided to ask Gina Haspel a question or two of his own and he wound up in jail for it, reports Joe Lauria.…

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

Ronald Reagan said the US must trust & verify with Moscow. Both Iran & Syria complied with verified accords, yet Trump bombed Syria & pulled out of the Iran deal. What message does this send the DPRK, asks Ted Snider.…

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

Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iranian nuclear deal only strengthens Iranian hardliners, hurts average people and drives up the potential for a devastating war, argue Trita Parsi and Ryan Costello. By Trita Parsi and Ryan…

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