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

All agree that there are no jobs on a dead planet, writes Linda Flood. But the road to fewer emissions is full of opinions. By Linda Flood in Stockholm Inter Press Service The trade unions’ solution for a greener world is…

Consortium News - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

The first to suffer was Syria and since then the gruesome effects have been spreading in the region and beyond, to Africans and Europeans, writes Mark Curtis.   By Mark Curtis British Foreign Policy Declassified Eight years on from NATO’s war in…

Consortium News - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

As’ad AbuKhalil weighs Iran’s position at a dangerous point in U.S. relations, but says the prospects of war are not as high as Gulf regimes and Israel want them to be.  By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The crisis…

Consortium News - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Even though it’s a clearcut matter of justice, reparations require black people to develop more of a consensus before any national discussion, writes Margaret Kimberly. By Margaret Kimberly Black Agenda Report Reparations should not be a topic for national discussion…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Ann Garrison reviews Stephen F. Cohen’s book, “War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.” By Ann Garrison Special to Consortium News “Russiagate, like Count Dracula, will never end because new political blood will be fed to this…

Consortium News - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Craig Murray mulls the depressing series of events over the past few weeks involving Iran, Venezuela, Ecuador and the U.S. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk There is no conceivable interest of the ordinary people of the Western world being served by…

Consortium News - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Host Elizabeth Vos led a discussion with author George Szamuely on Chelsea Manning returning to prison; Sweden reopening its case against Assange and the other big headlines of the week.

Consortium News - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

The leak undermines the fundamental assumptions behind many years of Western reporting, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has begun responding to queries by the press about a leaked document that…...

Consortium News - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Colonel Ann Wright reports on the life in limbo for people along the southern border who are applying for refuge in the U.S.  By Ann Wright Roots Action The U.S.-Mexico border at the Pacific Ocean is composed of two very…

Consortium News - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News brings you in-depth coverage from a fresh perspective of the biggest stories of the day. Read us to keep up with the crises of Iran, Venezuela and WikiLeaks. You can read The New York Times and The Washington…

Consortium News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Union executives and scholars in France talk to Léa Bouchoucha about the unprecedented wave of social protests. By Léa Bouchoucha in Paris  Special to Consortium News Several weeks ago Emmanuelle Cheron, 43, was out on the Place de La République…

Consortium News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Jonathan Cook reports on the bind that Netanyahu has created by withholding tax transfers as a reelection tactic.    By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net We have been here many times before. However, on this occasion even the principal actors understand that the…

Consortium News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

The 1979 occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran shows why Venezuela now requires support in protecting its Washington embassy, says Alfred de Zayas.  On Thursday morning Kevin Zeese, one of the activists who remained inside the embassy, reported: “The…

Consortium News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

The “Iraq War Logs” disgorged an unprecedented profusion of documents, military reports and videos, reports Patrick Lawrence.  By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News For WikiLeaks, 2010 was an exceptionally eventful year. In April the transparency organization released “Collateral Murder...

Consortium News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Caitlin Johnstone looks at the latest revelation about a chemical attack in Douma last April that was pinned on Damascus. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com “It is hard to overstate the significance of this revelation,” tweets former British MP George Galloway of a new…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Francis Boyle positions sabre-rattling at Iran squarely inside the catastrophic saga of U.S. imperialism.     By Francis Boyle The author delivered this speech at the Perdana Global Peace Forum 2006 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 22, 2006. That year…

Consortium News - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright describe the collective’s encounter Tuesday with D.C. police, who refrained from evacuating the embassy.  By Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright Codepink An extraordinary set of events has been unfolding at the Venezuela embassy in Washington, D.C.,…

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Consortium News - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Ray McGovern probes the step-up in U.S. belligerence towards a country posing the same non-existent strategic threat as Iraq.  By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News An Iraq-War redux is now in full play, with leading roles played by some of…

Consortium News - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Russia-gate has shed any premise of being about Russian interference, writes Daniel Lazare,  but the idea that America may in anyway be responsible for its own fate is of course unthinkable.      By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News…

Consortium News - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” that include wrecking the nation’s economy, destabilizing its military and puppeteering its political opposition, reports Anya Parampil. By Anya Parampil Grayzone On April 24, six days before self-proclaimed Venezuelan “interim president” Juan…...

Consortium News - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Craig Murray blasts the special counsel for naming and condemning people without ever interviewing them.   By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Special Counsel Robert Mueller is either a fool, or deeply corrupt. I do not think he is a fool. I…

Consortium News - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

U.S. federal police have begun evicting activists protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington from the illegitimate Guaido’ regime. At around 8 pm Monday evening journalist Max Blumenthal, who was in the building, tweeted a photograph that was posted to the…

Consortium News - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Giorgio Cafiero explores Ankara’s various reasons for granting the imprisoned leader of the PKK access to his lawyers for the first time since 2011.  By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since his capture in Kenya 20 years ago, Abdullah…

Consortium News - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Activists protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington have written to the State Department offering a way to peacefully end the standoff between themselves and an argy mob of Guaidó supporters. Activists who have lived inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington…

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