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

There are three good reasons for Iran to go back to the table, says Patrick Lawrence.  By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Does the Trump administration want to negotiate peaceably with Iran, or is it intent on bringing the…

Consortium News - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

The Russia-China strategic partnership, consolidated last week in Russia, has thrown U.S. elites into Supreme Paranoia mode, which is holding the whole world hostage. By Pepe Escobar Special to Consortium News Something extraordinary began with a short walk in St.…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

William J. Astore analyzes the fallacies behind the U.S. drive to wage war from the air.  By William J. Astore TomDispatch.com From Syria to Yemen in the Middle East, Libya to Somalia in Africa, Afghanistan to Pakistan in South Asia, an…

Consortium News - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Michael T. Klare says the Pentagon is spoiling for a fight, but with China, not Iran. By Michael T. Klare  TomDispatch.com The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to…

Consortium News - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

On the 52nd anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty, Ray McGovern focuses on Terry Halbardier, who sent the SOS that saved the ship from Israeli destruction.  This article was written in 2014 on the occasion of Halbardier’s death. …

Consortium News - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

A five-minute video of Julian Assange apparently in Belmarsh prison was published Friday by Ruptly. Join the online discussion about it and other WikiLeaks news. A video has emerged purportedly of Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, showing a healthy Assange,…

Consortium News - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

A system worried about global warming and the health impacts of air pollution should stop aiding companies that produce those public threats, writes Niklas Hagelberg.  By Niklas Hagelberg in NAIROBI, Kenya Inter Press Service Fossil fuels — oil, gas, coal…

Consortium News - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

Rather than preventing ballistic missile proliferation in the region, the U.S. seems more intent on seeing Saudi Arabia strengthen its military muscle against Iran, explains Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News The U.S. has obtained intelligence that…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-07 - Original post - cached version

The episode exposes non-existent editorial standards on official enemies, writes Ben Norton. By Ben Norton Grayzone The corporate media’s editorial standards for reporting on official enemies of the U.S., especially North Korea, are as low as ever. Blatantly false stories are regularly...

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

The EU elections raise questions about the territorial integrity of the U.K., writes Johanna Ross. By Johanna Ross in Edinburgh, Scotland Special to Consortium News They were the elections that weren’t supposed to take place, but wound up proving highly…

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

Eight years late, the request for a European Arrest Warrant for Assange was finally put to the appropriate authority, writes Craig Murray. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk When, eight years late, the European Arrest Warrant request for Julian Assange was finally…

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

A centrally-planned conspiracy is not necessarily behind this trend, writes Caitlin Johnstone. It may simply be the reflex of an ailing empire.  By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com The Australian Federal Police have conducted two raids on journalists and seized documents in purportedly…...

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

Julian Assange’s Australian lawyer and a European human rights attorney argue that the conduct of the U.S. regarding the WikiLeaks publisher blatantly disregards numerous laws. By Greg Barns and Lisanne Adam Special to Consortium News On 11 April 2019, UK…

Consortium News - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Saudi and UAE pressure on Qatar to embrace a tougher stance against Iran have left the Arab Gulf states divided as the U.S. builds tension with Teheran, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Expectedly, no major…

Consortium News - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the Espionage Act, emboldened governments have sent the police after journalists who’ve challenged the state.  Joe Lauria reports. By Joe Lauria in…

Consortium News - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

After the three-summit confluence in Mecca, As`ad AbuKhalil assesses the consistent role of such gatherings as factories of rhetoric. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News As soon as the news emerged three weeks ago that two oil installations in…

Consortium News - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Mark Curtis details why a 1941 document might still be so sensitive in 2019 that the British government is refusing to release it.  By Mark Curtis British Foreign Policy Declassified The British government is refusing to release a 1941 file on Palestine, as it might…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

A Swedish court has blocked prosecutors’ request for a European Arrest Warrant forcing an interview with Assange in London, and Politico reports there will be no indictment of Assange on Vault 7. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News Imprisoned…

Consortium News - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

The tech monopoly giants have a lot to learn from the railroad monopolies of the 19th Century during the First Gilded Age, writes Richard White.  Southern Pacific steam engine No. 1364 in 1891. (Wikimedia Commons) By Richard White  Stanford University Late…

Consortium News - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Looking beyond classical economic models, Vince Taylor sees vast, private fortunes that belong mostly to society at large. By Vince Taylor Znet Hundreds of commentators have warned that extreme concentration of wealth threatens democracy and social stability. Not a day…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

The media outlets that have suddenly rushed to Assange’s cause are doing so out of self-protection, writes Jonathan Cook, not legal or journalistic principle. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net A few corporate media publications have finally come out in very half-hearted support…

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Consortium News - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

Jonathan Cook says 17 glaring legal anomalies provide overwhelming evidence that the WikiLeaks publisher has been the victim of political persecution. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net It is astonishing how often one still hears well-informed, otherwise reasonable people say about Julian…...

Consortium News - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

John Walsh recommends the YouTube comedian who tackles the establishment herd. By John V. Walsh Antiwar.com  Jimmy Dore is a comic who has taken on Russia-gate, a deadly serious matter. He is one of those brave souls who count themselves as…

Consortium News - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

Edward Curtin writes about the fabricated world of engineered emergencies and digital alerts. By Edward Curtin Edwardcurtin.com  “The internet was hardwired to be a surveillance tool from the start.  No matter what we use the network for today – dating, directions,…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

The real tyrants are U.S. allies in the Middle East (not Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua), writes Danny Sjursen. By Danny Sjursen TomDispatch.com American foreign policy can be so retro, not to mention absurd. Despite being bogged down in more military…

Consortium News - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange. ‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation and Defamation’ Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’ By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News…
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Consortium News - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests.  The 32nd webcast vigil for Julian Assange was…

Consortium News - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

The next UK prime minister inherits a divided nation, a reduced standing in the world and one of the worst periods in British-Russian relations, writes Johanna Ross. By Johanna Ross InfoRos UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s political career officially ended in…

Consortium News - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

The UN held a session that highlighted the humanitarian crisis in Yemen last week and the next day the White House announced a large weapons sale to the Saudi-led coalition, Thalif Deen reports. By Thalif Deen at UN Headquarters Inter Press…

Consortium News - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

WikiLeaks on Wednesday said it was gravely concerned for the health of its publisher, Julian Assange, and questioned Britain’s “standing as a human-rights abiding nation.” By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News WikiLeaks has condemned Britain for its treatment of…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Robert Mueller Wednesday implied he would have indicted Donald Trump if he could have, resurrecting his saint-like status among Democrats who will now likely go for impeachment. But who is the real Bob Mueller? Ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley explained on…

Consortium News - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

Caitlin Johnstone finds this jarring revelation reported by only a few outlets, often in an offhand manner. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told the press that “Assange’s health situation on Friday was such that…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

We urgently need to wean ourselves off our addictive consumption, to stop identifying with the system that is killing us, writes Jonathan Cook.  By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net I don’t write much directly about climate collapse, even though by any measure it…

Consortium News - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

When James Carroll learned that the U.S. was sending B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf he was swamped by memories of one anti-Vietnam war protest in particular.  By James Carroll TomDispatch.com Earlier this month, the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group — the massive…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration’s malevolence towards the UN relief group is a proxy attack on multilateralism and Palestinians’ right to self-determination, critics tell Thalif Deen.  By Thalif Deen at UN Headquarters Inter Press Service The Trump administration continued to display its…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

It was one of the most shocking results in decades. Labor appeared poised for victory but a coal mine in Queensland played an outsized role in the Liberals maintaining power in Canberra, reports Catherine Vogan. By Catherine Vogan in Sydney,…

Consortium News - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Edward Curtin reviews Carolyn Forché’s “What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance.” By Edward Curtin edwardcurtin.com  “Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive.” – Kabir, “To Be a Slave of Intensity” Strange how a…

Consortium News - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

The long, dense economic relationship appears to have passed its peak, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is swiftly taking a decisive turn for the worse. Step by step,…

Consortium News - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Attilio Moro analyzes why the failures of neoliberalism are feeding right-wing populism in Europe.  By Attilio Moro  in Brussels Special to Consortium News The EU Parliament elections that wrapped up over the weekend may not have been the blowout that some…

Consortium News - 2019-05-27 - Original post - cached version

Corporate media & some politicos who opposed Assange after the 2016 election have radically changed their tune, favorably influencing public opinion after the Espionage Act indictment of the WikiLeak‘s founder, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-25 - Original post - cached version

Rachel effing Maddow, the Queen Mother of all tinfoil pussyhat-wearing Russiagate insanity is suddenly supporting Julian Assange after his Espionage Act indictment, as Caitlin Johnstone explains. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new...

Consortium News - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

The espionage charges against Assange bear out what he’s been saying and should open ears to what he’s also said about the non-Russian source of the DNC emails, says Caitlin Johnstone.   By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com And there it is.…

Consortium News - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

A House committee voted Tuesday to end the emergency war powers that Congress gave the presidency after 9/11. Inder Comar says it’s urgent to complete that repeal process.      By Inder Comar Special to Consortium News To any defender…

Consortium News - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

Watch the replay of a webcast discussion about Julian Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act and the grave implications for the future of American journalism. See John Kiriakou,  Chris Hedges, Margaret Kimberely, Peter B. Collins, and George Samzuely with hosts…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was indicted on Thursday under the Espionage Act, the first time a journalist has been charged under the Act for possessing and disseminating classified information. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News A journalist was indicted…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Coverage of the 2016 elections and the ensuing Mueller investigation provided a showcase of American exceptionalism, writes Tom Engelhardt. By Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch.com In this country, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let’s face it, when it…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

John Bolton has been saying for years he wants the Iranian government overthrown, and now he’s made his move. But this time he may have gone too far, writes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News I knew…

Consortium News - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Craig Murray spots the latest phase of judicial and media bias against the publisher of WikiLeaks. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk In Sweden, prosecutors have applied to the Swedish courts to issue a warrant for Julian Assange’s arrest. There is a…

Consortium News - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

You may be certain that Syria remains a geo-strategically crucial location for the U.S. empire because its keeps working to manufacture consent for interventionism there, writes Caitlin Johnstone.  By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com The Institute for Public Accuracy published a report...

Consortium News - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Andrew Spannaus analyzes the anti-establishment revolt across the West in this excerpt from his new book, “Original Sins. Globalization, Populism, and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union.”  By Andrew Spannaus AspeniaOnline In 2016, the world began to change, with the…

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