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A Silenced Israeli Critic

11 October 2017 - 3:19pm
Although the U.S. news media’s fancies itself the world’s “gold standard,” it operates with stunning hypocrisy and huge blind spots, none bigger than its fawning coverage of Israel that ignores critics like Miko Peled, notes Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling…

The Osage Indian Murder Mystery

11 October 2017 - 1:37pm
Exclusive: The European arrival in North America led to genocide against Native Americans along with various schemes to steal their land by both government and individual murderers, as James DiEugenio explains. By James DiEugenio White America has deployed any number…

Trump’s Destructive Priority on Iran

11 October 2017 - 12:18pm
President Trump’s threatened “decertification” of the 2015 agreement to constrain Iran’s nuclear program fits with his desire to negate all of President Obama’s achievements but won’t serve U.S. interests, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Press…

The Evil That Guns Do

11 October 2017 - 12:11pm
On the defensive over the Las Vegas massacre, the NRA is trotting out some new arguments, such as the inevitability of evil, to deter any meaningful gun control, explains Michael Winship. By Michael Winship In the United States, you will…

Russia-gate Jumps the Shark

10 October 2017 - 12:10pm
Exclusive: Russia-gate has jumped the shark with laughable new claims about a tiny number of “Russia-linked” social media ads, but the U.S. mainstream media is determined to keep a straight face, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A key distinction…

Citadels of Paranoia: An Occupation by Phantoms

10 October 2017 - 11:47am
The frantic fear-mongering of American culture – Russians, North Koreans, Iranians, the Others are out to get us – has generated an alienation that fuels violence, globally and in random acts of murder, writes poet Phil Rockstroh. By Phil Rockstroh…

The Illogical Assault on Iran Deal

9 October 2017 - 8:23pm
Israel’s domination of U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast is no more evident than in the prescribed hatred toward Iran. But there are also logical arguments on the merits that ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar examines. By Paul R. Pillar…

Anti-Nuke Activists Win Nobel Prize

9 October 2017 - 6:50pm
In contrast to past Nobel Peace Prizes often going to war-makers – from Henry Kissinger to Barack Obama – this year’s award went to a global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons, as ex-CIA analyst Elizabeth Murray observes. By…

A Deaf Ear to Dire Russian Warnings

9 October 2017 - 1:07pm
Official Washington is so obsessed with the hyped Russia-gate allegations that it isn’t picking up on dire warnings from Russia that continued U.S. military interference in Syria won’t be tolerated, as Gilbert Doctorow notes. By Gilbert Doctorow From time to…

Agent Orange: Vietnam’s Ongoing Calamity

9 October 2017 - 12:43pm
The U.S. government’s crime of saturating large swaths of Vietnam with poisonous Agent Orange got short shrift in PBS’ “The Vietnam War,” but it remains an ongoing calamity, write Marjorie Cohn and Jonathan Moore. By Marjorie Cohn and Jonathan Moore…

America’s Long History of Warfare

8 October 2017 - 5:18pm
Americans like to view their country as a force for peace in the world when the historical reality is almost the opposite, a reality ignored by the PBS Vietnam War documentary, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson If you go…

Last Call on Fall Fund Drive

7 October 2017 - 8:46am
From Editor Robert Parry: Thanks to the generosity of our readers we have gotten within about $5,000 of our fall fund drive goal of $35,000 to keep Consortiumnews going. If you haven’t and would like to donate, there’s still time. You…

Kurdish Referendum Roils the Mideast

7 October 2017 - 8:40am
The Kurdish referendum seeking independence from Iraq has created more uncertainty in the turbulent Mideast with Israel appearing to see value in the new chaos, reports ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke One week after Kurdish leader Masud Barzani…

The Rise of Britain’s ‘New Politics’

6 October 2017 - 4:53pm
As more Britons turn toward Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the British establishment is upping the pressure on the “radical” Corbyn to conform to U.S.-U.K. militarism and interventionism, as John Pilger explains. By John Pilger Delegates to the recent Labour…

President Zigzag

6 October 2017 - 9:41am
Exclusive: President Trump boasts about his “zigzag” foreign policy as if inconsistency is an attribute in dealing with a fragile world, but his zigzagging endangers backchannel intermediaries handling outreach to North Korea, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry President Trump’s…

Recalling Japan’s ‘Comfort Women’ Rapes

6 October 2017 - 9:22am
Japan’s current nationalist leadership downplays and denies many crimes from World War II, but a global movement continues to press for a recognition of the mass rapes and murders of so-called “comfort women,” reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J…

Political Fig Leaf After Las Vegas Slaughter

5 October 2017 - 9:31pm
The Las Vegas massacre, like all the other massacres, won’t change the easy accessibility of guns in America, but politicians are scrambling to enact a fig-leaf bill against a rapid-fire device used by this one shooter, JP Sottile explains. By…

The Spiraling Crisis of Puerto Rico

5 October 2017 - 9:31pm
Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, which already faced severe pressures because of the U.S. territory’s huge debt and demands from its creditor, has now been devastated by Hurricane Maria, as Dennis J Bernstein reports. By Dennis J Bernstein Though President Trump bragged…

America’s Hypocrisy on Democracy

5 October 2017 - 2:45pm
U.S. politicians often lecture other nations about their flawed governance as if American democracy is the gold standard, but anti-democratic measures like gerrymandering belie that self-image, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar An old fear about…

Ignoring Today’s ‘Great Hungers’

5 October 2017 - 2:33pm
The U.S. government presents itself as the beneficent superpower, but the reality of Washington’s endless wars and lavish spending on bombs – while millions face starvation and disease – suggest a different reality, as Kathy Kelly notes. By Kathy Kelly…

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