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Consortium News - 2019-07-04 - Original post - cached version

Natalia Veselnitskaya didn’t have “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and when the Russian lawyer met with Trump’s people her focus was not on the 2016 campaign, writes Lucy Komisar. By Lucy Komisar Special to Consortium News A “key event” described in…

Consortium News - 2019-07-03 - Original post - cached version

The ex-special counsel has agreed to take questions from a congressional committee and James Howard Kunstler can think of a few he’d like to have answered. By James Howard Kunstler Clusterfuck Nation The playwrights of yore had a neat way…

Consortium News - 2019-07-03 - Original post - cached version

There were Egyptian elections before Mohammed Morsi, who underestimated the anti-democratic impulses of Arab tyrannies, and assumed Western governments wouldn’t stand for an overthrow of a democratically-elected president. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The death of Mohamed Morsi...

Consortium News - 2019-07-03 - Original post - cached version

Peace activism is rising, but that isn’t translating into huge street demonstrations, writes Allegra Harpootlian.   By Allegra Harpootlian TomDispatch.com When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, Americans took to the streets all across the country to protest…

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Consortium News - 2019-07-02 - Original post - cached version

Daniel Lazare looks into the Times’ overreaction to charges of anti-Semitism.  By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News The New York Times was so sorry last month for publishing an allegedly anti-Semitic cartoon showing Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog leading…

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Consortium News - 2019-07-02 - Original post - cached version

Where male-dominated soccer, politics and the economy thrive in the cult of individualism, the women work in solidarity with each other, like workers of days gone by, says Attilio Moro. By Attilio Moro  in Brussels Special to Consortium News Having lost…

Consortium News - 2019-07-01 - Original post - cached version

Justices last week confronted the White House’s false justification for its illegal and racist motive in trying to add the question, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout In a surprise decision, Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by the four liberal members…

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Consortium News - 2019-07-01 - Original post - cached version

There’s nothing new about a U.S. president assuming that Palestinians can be bribed into cooperating with Zionist ambitions, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson  TothePointAnalysis.com President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, or at least the economic...

Consortium News - 2019-07-01 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump will ultimately have to remind his national security adviser and secretary of state who is president if there’s to be progress on North Korea, says Ray McGovern.  By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News There is hope for…

Consortium News - 2019-06-29 - Original post - cached version

With Julian Assange facing possible extradition from Britain to the U.S. for publishing classified secrets, Elizabeth Vos reflects on the parallel but divergent case of a notorious Chilean dictator. By Elizabeth Vos Eight months from now one of the most…

Consortium News - 2019-06-29 - Original post - cached version

What this story really shows is how the corporate media derails meaningful debates and draws us all into a modern version of bread and circuses, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net I really do not wish to write about…

Consortium News - 2019-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Ann Wright recalls that a U.S. military warship shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 and Washington insisted afterwards that it was correct in doing so.  By Ann Wright Code Pink The Iranian military shot down a U.S. spy drone…

Consortium News - 2019-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is as big a hawk as any member of the Trump administration, says John Kirikaou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Neoliberal, fake progressive Rep. Adam Schiff (D-C)…

Consortium News - 2019-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Caitlin Johnstone says the correct response to North Korea having nuclear retaliatory capability is simple: leave it alone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Half of the responders to an innovative new survey of 3,000 Americans conducted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists…
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Consortium News - 2019-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Giorgio Cafiero gauges the shortcomings of the U.S.-backed “Peace to Prosperity” summit in Bahrain this week. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News The U.S.-backed two-day “Peace to Prosperity” summit in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday was designed to advance…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Sam Husseini takes a look at some some of the candidates who will be getting national TV attention.   By Sam Husseini Special to Consortium News Following the rigging of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary process in favor of Hillary Clinton…

Consortium News - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

While the media are concentrated on Tory shenanigans, Labour Party members must seize the chance to turn Corbyn’s insurgency into a decisive force, says Craig Murray. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Sometimes we do not know when small actions could have…

Consortium News - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Amid a looming succession question concerning the current sultan, Mark Curtis reviews how the Gulf state became, in effect, a giant British military and intelligence base. By Mark Curtis British Foreign Policy Declassified Sixty years ago, Britain won a long-forgotten war in Oman,…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

The American paper of record just provided a major example of the symbiotic relationship between U.S. corporate media and the government, Ben Norton writes for Grayzone.By Ben Norton Grayzone The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sent a story to…

Consortium News - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

Edward Curtin reviews the movie, “The Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story.” By Edward Curtin Edwardcurtin.com  “He wears a mask and his face grows to fit it.” – George Orwell, “Shooting an Elephant” The lobby of the temple of time…

Consortium News - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

Boris Johnson is the favourite to win the Conservative leadership contest. But has he got what it takes to strike a Brexit deal with the EU?, asks Johanna Ross. By Johanna Ross in Edinburgh, Scotland Special to Consortium News The…

Consortium News - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

The agency is trying to get a pass on crimes even before they’re committed and it represents a threat to press freedom. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News The CIA has quietly asked the Senate Intelligence Committee to include a…

Consortium News - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

Washington’s foreign policy towards Iran is driven by desperation rather than a reasoned understanding of a world in historically significant flux. That can lead only to a continuing succession of failures. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News The kinetic…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-22 - Original post - cached version

UPDATED: VIPS says its direct experience with Mike Pompeo leaves them with strong doubt regarding his trustworthiness on issues of consequence to the President and the nation. DATE: June 21, 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President.  FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)…
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Consortium News - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump pulled back from igniting a potentially disastrous war in the Persian Gulf on Thursday night with just 10 minutes to spare, but the super-hawks he surrounded himself with will probably try again, writes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria…

Consortium News - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

We need to decolonize our food cultures and our minds of food imperialism, writes Vandana Shiva. By Vandana Shiva Independent Science News Food is not a commodity, it is not “stuff” put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories.…

Consortium News - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

Given the example being made out of Chelsea Manning, silence must be spreading fast, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is now being slammed with $500 fines for every single day that she remains imprisoned in contempt of…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

The Intercept‘s bombshell about Brazilian corruption is being ludicrously spun by the country’s media and military as a “Russian conspiracy,” writes Pepe Escobar By Pepe Escobar in Paris Special to Consortium News It was a leak, not a hack. Yes: Brazilgate,…

Consortium News - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

Clarity emerges around the political persecution of Lula, Brazil’s former president. But what is still blurry for many is the actual case against him, writes Vijay Prashad. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

Annexation would only formalize a situation in which almost two-thirds of Palestinian territory is controlled by Israel and settlers live as Israeli citizens, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

Marjorie Cohn reports on a more complete U.S. definition of human rights that, as Sanders urges, picks up where FDR left off. Sanders Calls for FDR’s Vision to be Fulfilled By Marjorie Cohn Truthout Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a full-throated…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

Protesters in the Sudan and Algeria have learned from the counter-revolutions and know it is not enough to oust a single tyrant, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. Leaders May Fall But US Maintains Tyrannies  By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The…

Consortium News - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

From flimsy false flags in the Gulf to the signing of Assange’s extradition warrant, Craig Murray reviews the abuses of power made  obvious in the past two weeks.  By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Standing back a little and surveying the events…

Consortium News - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

The U.S. is now formally supporting Israel’s efforts at economic pacification, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net The White House’s prolonged financial bullying of the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinians’ government-in-waiting, has reached the point where there are now...

Consortium News - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Rarely is the U.S. public allowed glimpses of Iraq that make war there seem less inevitable, writes Laura Gottesdiener. By Laura Gottesdiener TomDispatch.com There’s a dark joke going around Baghdad these days. Noof Assi, a 30-year-old Iraqi peace activist and humanitarian…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

The FBI relied on CrowdStrike’s “conclusion” to blame Russia for hacking DNC servers, though the private firm never produced a final report and the FBI never asked them to, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News…

Consortium News - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Corporate media relies on the Syrian Network for Human Rights for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, and its public lobbying for U.S. military intervention. Max Blumenthal reports for The Grayzone. This…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump was kept in the dark about a possible U.S. nuclear response to a Russian cyber-weapon attack. The U.S. has now ramped up offensive cyber-warfare against Russia’s power grid, putting Trump in a deep bind, says Caitlin Johnstone. By…

Consortium News - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Given Pompeo’s regime-change agenda for Iran, Caitlin Johnstone pours cold water over his version of events.  By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time  scrambling to blame Iran for damage…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

John Pilger talks about the persecution of the WikiLeaks publisher and the rapid crackdown on investigative journalism in a wide-ranging interview with Dennis J. Bernstein and Randy Credico. By Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico KPFA Flashpoints  The muckraking work of Oscar- and…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Decision on Assange’s fate will not come for at least another eight months. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News A decision on whether Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act…

Consortium News - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Human minds are very hackable, writes Caitlin Johnstone, and that causes a major problem for democracy.   By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Forbes reports that the CEO of Crowdstrike, the extremely shady cybersecurity corporation which was foundational in the construction of the…
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Consortium News - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Unless UNWRA can secure at least $60 million by the end of this month, food aid for over a million Palestine refugees seems uncertain, reports Charlotte Munns.   By Charlotte Munns at the United Nations Inter Press Service The United Nations…

Consortium News - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

With Justice Department investigators’ noses to the ground, it should be just a matter of time before they identify Brennan as fabricator-in-chief of the Russiagate story, says Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News The New York Times Thursday…

Consortium News - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Lawrence Davidson finds a reversal of values — in who gets punished and who does not — when whistleblowers and publishers expose immoral behavior by governments. By Lawrence Davidson  Tothe PointAnalysis.com In a May, 22, 2019 appearance in the White…

Consortium News - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

The idea that the DNC email disclosures were produced by a hack — not a leak —makes less and less sense, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News After bungling every last aspect of Russia-gate since the…

Consortium News - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

John Bolton’s days as national security advisor are apparently numbered—for reasons that have all played out in the press, says John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Everybody in America knows that Donald Trump places a premium on what…

Consortium News - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Caitlin Johnstone responds to comments by the U.S. secretary of state that sound like a threat to interfere in the U.K.’s democratic process.  By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com An audio recording from a private meeting that was leaked to The Washington Post reportedly features…
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Consortium News - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

The death of freelance journalist Arnaud Dubus symbolizes the demise of his beloved profession.      Le Club de Mediapart Our colleague and brother Arnaud Dubus is dead. On Monday, 29th of April, the former journalist, recently turned spokesperson for…

Consortium News - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Marjorie Cohn calls out the hypocrisy of the U.S. hitting Cuba with new travel restrictions in reprisal for “destabilizing the region.” By Marjorie Cohn Truthout Escalating his policy to economically strangle Cuba, President Donald Trump has imposed new restrictions on travel to…

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