ConsortiumNews

Russia-gate’s Fatally Flawed Logic

12 August 2017 - 7:51am
Exclusive: By pushing the Russia-gate “scandal” and neutering President Trump’s ability to conduct diplomacy, Democrats and Congress have encouraged his war-making side on North Korea, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry There was always a logical flaw in pushing Russia-gate…

A New Angle in Abu Jamal’s Case

12 August 2017 - 7:51am
The decades-old case of convicted police killer Mumia Abu Jamal has always centered on whether the legal process was rigged against the black political activist, an argument that has new life, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein A…

Education or Brainwashing?

11 August 2017 - 9:23pm
Inculcating youngsters with national myths is a key way for societies to control their populations – as is clear in how Israel defines acceptable history – in defiance of educational ideals, says Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson Education is one…

Lawsuit Challenges DNC Anti-Sanders Bias

11 August 2017 - 4:34pm
Blaming Russia has allowed the national Democratic Party to duck the real reasons why Hillary Clinton lost, the lack of a populist connection that a lawsuit is trying to expose, writes Norman Solomon at Truthdig. By Norman Solomon Nine months…

Hurtling Toward ‘Fire and Fury’

10 August 2017 - 9:08am
Exclusive: Under congressional and media pressure to confront U.S. “adversaries,” President Trump alarmed the world with rash rhetoric about inflicting “fire and fury” on North Korea, a frightening prospect, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall “Be prepared, there is a…

New Cracks in Russia-gate Foundation

10 August 2017 - 9:07am
The Russia-gate groupthink always rested on a fragile foundation of dubious analysis and biased guesswork, but now has been shaken by new forensic studies of the purported “hack,” as Patrick Lawrence reported at The Nation. By Patrick Lawrence It is…

The Russia-Did-It Certitude Challenged

10 August 2017 - 7:38am
Many mainstream news outlets confessed to their gullibility over the Iraq-WMD claims, but have fallen into another groupthink over Russia-gate, as Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein heard from ex-U.K. Ambassador Craig Murray. By Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein…

In Case You Missed…

9 August 2017 - 10:37am
Some of our special stories in July focused on the first meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin, the growing chaos surrounding the Trump administration, and the ongoing violence in the Middle East. “Trump Takes Aim at Energy R&D Funds” by…

How Congress ‘Learns’ About Russia

9 August 2017 - 8:35am
Hedge-fund operator William Browder helped plunder Russia’s riches – and renounced his U.S. citizenship – but is still treated as a great truth-teller by a credulous Congress, notes ex-CIA officer Philip Giraldi at The American Conservative. By Philip Giraldi A…

The Source of Trump’s Real Clout

9 August 2017 - 8:03am
The image of Donald Trump’s “deplorables” – as Hillary Clinton dubbed them – is a bunch of bigoted blue-collar whites waving Confederate flags, but the secret of Trump’s real power lies elsewhere, says historian Keri Leigh Merritt. By Keri Leigh…

Trump’s Deceptive Drive to Kill Iran-Nuke Accord

8 August 2017 - 8:38am
President Trump rarely lets facts get in the way of a political agenda as he has demonstrated in his drive to destroy the Iran-nuclear accord — despite grave risks to U.S. interests, reports ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul…

A New Twist in Seth Rich Murder Case

8 August 2017 - 7:44am
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media dismisses any link between the murder of DNC official Seth Rich and leaked DNC emails as a “conspiracy theory” – while blaming Russia instead – but a new possibility has arisen, writes Joe Lauria. By…

The NYT’s Grim Depiction of Russian Life

7 August 2017 - 7:18am
As a top propaganda outlet pushing the New Cold War, The New York Times paints life in Russia in the darkest hues, but this one-sided depiction misses the reality of the increasingly vibrant country that Gilbert Doctorow sees. By Gilbert…

Endangering a Landmark Nuclear Treaty

6 August 2017 - 9:30am
Official Washington’s political game of heightening tensions with nuclear-armed Russia to get better control of President Trump could destroy a landmark nuclear arms control treaty, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall On Aug. 3, President Trump told millions of…

Playing Politics with the World’s Future

6 August 2017 - 8:53am
The strategy of neutering President Trump in his dealings with Russia – and his administration’s own ignorance about complex Mideast issues – are combining to create grave dangers, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Finally … the U.S.…

Neocons Leverage Trump-Hate for More Wars

5 August 2017 - 8:35am
Exclusive: The enactment of new sanctions against Russia and Iran – with the support of nearly all Democrats and Republicans in Congress – shows how the warmongering neocons again have come out on top, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry…

How the World May End

4 August 2017 - 2:51pm
Republicans and Democrats – along with a complicit mainstream media – are plunging ahead toward war with Russia, a mad groupthink that could end life on the planet, observes John Pilger. By John Pilger The U.S. submarine captain says, “We’ve…

The War on WikiLeaks and Assange

4 August 2017 - 2:49pm
Helping government authorities discredit Julian Assange and destroy WikiLeaks, mainstream media outlets twisted a recent interview to make Assange look like a Donald Trump backer, write Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein. By Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein Italian…

Trump’s Buffoonish Presidential Act

3 August 2017 - 3:51pm
There was a chance President Trump could have brought some positive change, especially in reeling in foreign wars, but his bizarre narcissism and flaming incompetence have overwhelmed everything else, as Michael Winship describes. By Michael Winship Donald Trump is not…

Trump’s Mixed Signals on North Korea

3 August 2017 - 3:51pm
The Trump administration is sending mixed signals about what it might do in North Korea, from suggestions of a first-strike military attack to talks aimed at reining in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis…

Pages