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Europe Discovers a Volatile Populism

16 June 2017 - 9:08am
Exclusive: European politicians are finding it tricky to “play the populist card,” as U.K. Prime Minister May discovered as her Conservative Party stumbled over its support for more austerity, writes Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus Last week’s elections in the United…

Clapper’s Unhinged Russia-Bashing

15 June 2017 - 9:23pm
Exclusive: Russia-gate’s credibility rests heavily on ex-Director of National Intelligence Clapper who oversaw a “trust us” report, but a recent speech shows Clapper to be unhinged about Russia, as David Marks describes. By David Marks Whatever the ultimate truth about the…

Sorting Out Ukraine Conflict’s History

15 June 2017 - 9:24am
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media’s narrative of the Ukraine crisis – hailing the 2014 Maidan uprising and blaming the ensuing conflict on Russia – is facing challenge in some early historical accounts, writes James W. Carden. By James W. Carden…

Trump Tests the Emoluments Clause

14 June 2017 - 8:52pm
The Founders sought to shield the U.S. government from foreign influence via the Emoluments Clause, which is now being tested by President Trump’s financial conflicts, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar A lawsuit filed by…

Oliver Stone Receives Gary Webb Award

14 June 2017 - 1:56pm
For his brave work in the field of documentaries, director Oliver Stone was the 2016 recipient of the Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award, which he received from Consortiumnews.com’s editor Robert Parry on June 3. Robert Parry: Everyone knows…

Putin, Ukraine and What Americans Know

13 June 2017 - 8:43pm
Exclusive: In an interview with Oliver Stone, Russian President Putin explained his take on the Ukraine crisis, one that contrasts with what the U.S. mainstream media has allowed the American people to hear, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A…

How Vladimir Putin Sees the World

13 June 2017 - 1:51pm
Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. media has assumed the role of protecting the American people from alternative viewpoints, which is why Oliver Stone’s long-form interviews with Vladimir Putin are such a concern, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry There was a…

Oliver Stone Reveals a Vulnerable Putin

12 June 2017 - 9:00pm
Exclusive: The U.S. political/media demonization of Russia’s Putin is unrelenting, but an interview series with director Oliver Stone poses tough questions to Putin while also letting Americans see the real person, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Before we stumble…

How the Establishment Imposes ‘Truth’

12 June 2017 - 7:33pm
A new “press freedom” paradigm has taken hold in the Western world, imposing establishment narratives as “truth” and dismissing contrarian analyses as “fake news,” a break from the Enlightenment’s “marketplace of ideas,” says Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow For the…

NBC’s Kelly Hits Putin with a Beloved Canard

12 June 2017 - 2:46pm
Exclusive: To prove their chops, mainstream media stars can’t wait to go head-to-head with a demonized foreign leader, like Vladimir Putin, and let him have it, even if their “facts” are wrong, as Megyn Kelly showed and Ray McGovern explains.…

When ‘Mother Jones’ Wasn’t Russia-Bashing

11 June 2017 - 9:44pm
The Russia hysteria sweeping America’s political-media world has spread to some progressive publications, like Mother Jones, that have forgotten the history of McCarthyism, even how they were smeared, as Mark Ames recalls at The Exile. By Mark Ames Mother Jones…

Trump Fans the Mideast Fires of Hate

11 June 2017 - 7:56pm
President Trump’s support for the Saudi blockade of Qatar – and his insult to Iran after it suffered an ISIS attack – reveal a dangerously shallow thinker eager to pour gas on the Mideast fires, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R.…

Saudi Royals Bring Trump into Line

10 June 2017 - 11:33am
Exclusive: Donald Trump once condemned Saudi sponsorship of terrorism but – after his lavish reception in Riyadh and Saudi promises of rich arms deals – he has fallen under the kingdom’s spell, as Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare Donald…

U.K.’s Corbyn Told Truth about Terrorism

10 June 2017 - 10:36am
Analysts credit the Labour Party’s strong showing in the U.K. election to economic issues, but its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, also told voters the truth about how the West’s Mideast wars have spread terrorism, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson On…

The US Hand in the Libyan/Syrian Tragedies

9 June 2017 - 11:49am
Exclusive: The Obama administration’s “regime change” debacles in Libya and Syria are spreading terrorist violence into Europe, but they have inflicted vastly more bloodshed in those two tragic nations, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Police investigations and media reports…

Trump’s Blunders Fuel Mideast Conflicts

9 June 2017 - 10:30am
President Trump’s simplistic siding with Saudi Arabia and Israel – and his callous reaction to a terror attack on Iran – are fueling new tensions in the Middle East, including the Qatar crisis, as ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke explains. By…

‘Soft Coup’ on Trump, Hiding in Plain Sight

8 June 2017 - 9:24pm
Exclusive: Official Washington is abuzz about ex-FBI Director Comey’s testimony and excited about possibly impeaching President Trump, but that misses the underlying story of a “soft coup” by the Intelligence Community, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry So what were…

The Arab Struggle Against Bigotry

8 June 2017 - 7:37pm
For decades, Arabs in the United States have been the focus of bigotry that spikes after incidents of Islamist violence and its exploitation by politicians, including President Trump, writes Marjorie Cohn at Truthdig. By Marjorie Cohn President Donald Trump has…

Settling for a No-Win in Syria

8 June 2017 - 1:36pm
President Trump likes to talk about “winning” but some situations, like the Syrian war, offer only no-win outcomes, but that can be better than some alternatives, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Six years into one…

NYT’s New Syria-Sarin Report Challenged

7 June 2017 - 3:42pm
Special Report: An MIT national security scientist says the New York Times pushed a “fraudulent” analysis of last April’s “sarin” incident in Syria, part of a troubling pattern of “groupthink” and “confirmation bias,” writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry For…

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