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Populism v. Elites in French Election

21 April 2017 - 1:29pm
Exclusive: Popular resistance to neoliberal economic policies gets its next test in Sunday’s election in France with two populists from the Right and Left challenging two mainstream candidates, explains Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus French voters will head to the…

Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?

20 April 2017 - 4:10pm
Special Report: As Official Washington fumes about Russia-gate, Israel’s far more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored. No one dares suggest a probe of Israel-gate, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The other day, I asked a longtime Democratic Party insider…

Russia-Bashing Helps Wall Street Democrats

20 April 2017 - 9:21am
National Democrats have used hyperbolic Russia-bashing to shield themselves from blame for Hillary Clinton’s defeat and to block progressives from pulling the party away from Wall Street, writes Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six…

Trump Sends the World Muddled Messages

20 April 2017 - 9:20am
Moving from Tweets to Tomahawk missiles, President Trump enjoys sending messages with exclamation points, but those messages often are muddled and thus dangerous, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration’s miscommunication about the whereabouts…

Why Hillary Clinton Really Lost

19 April 2017 - 9:09am
Exclusive: An insider book on Campaign 2016 reveals a paranoid Hillary Clinton who spied on staff emails after losing in 2008 and carried her political dysfunction into her loss to Donald Trump, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry An early…

Erdogan’s Neo-Fascist Turkish Allies

19 April 2017 - 8:46am
Exclusive: Turkish President Erdogan’s push toward nationalistic authoritarianism has an important ally in the political arm of the neo-fascist Grey Wolves, reports Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall All but one of Turkey’s major opposition parties denounced Sunday’s referendum to create…

Farm Workers Resist Trump’s Policies

19 April 2017 - 8:45am
President Trump is touting his aggressive approach toward removing undocumented workers from the U.S. as one of his first-100-days achievements, but resistance is growing, too, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump’s promised purge of undocumented people…

NYT Mocks Skepticism on Syria-Sarin Claims

18 April 2017 - 2:46pm
Exclusive: The New York Times and other major media have ruled out any further skepticism toward the U.S. government’s claim that Syrian President Assad dropped a sarin bomb on a town in Idlib province, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry…

Dropping the (Non-Nuclear) Big One

18 April 2017 - 2:45pm
After pounding “war on terror” targets for 15-plus years, the U.S. military dropped its “mother of all bombs” on some caves in Afghanistan, a show-off of its terrifying weapon, peace activist Kathy Kelly told Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J…

Through the ‘War on Terror’ Looking Glass

17 April 2017 - 9:54am
Exclusive: The U.S. government’s 15-year-long “global war on terror” has spread death and chaos across entire regions – while also imposing propaganda narratives on Americans – with no end in sight, says Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S…

A Personal Look Inside Modern Islam

17 April 2017 - 8:31am
There is a vicious cycle, rotating from Western fear and hatred of Islam to violent Islamic extremism targeting the West and around again, as a new book — reviewed by Arnold R. Isaacs — quietly explains. Arnold R. Isaacs For…

What Russia-gate Has Wrought

16 April 2017 - 1:14pm
Exclusive: For five months, there was a daily drumbeat on Russia-gate, the sprawling conspiracy theory that Russia had somehow put Donald Trump in the White House, but suddenly the “scandal” disappeared, notes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Democrats, liberals and…

Trump Uses Tiny Nation to Insult Russia

16 April 2017 - 9:22am
In another affront to Russia, President Trump has signed onto Montenegro’s entrance into NATO, as the neocon/liberal-hawk strategy of encircling Russia resumes, writes Ted Snider. By Ted Snider Donald Trump has just approved Montenegro’s accession into NATO, the latest sign…

Obama/Trump: Contrasting Deceivers

16 April 2017 - 9:15am
On the surface, Donald Trump and Barack Obama may seem like polar opposites but they are alike in one fundamental way: both promised to challenge a corrupt and brutal establishment but promptly caved in, writes Sam Husseini. By Sam Husseini…

You Protect Our Independence

15 April 2017 - 5:11pm
From Editor Robert Parry: At Consortiumnews, we’ve never had some billionaire who pays our bills and pulls our strings. From our start in 1995, we’ve relied on readers to support our work and to protect our independence. We also operate…

Neocons Point Housebroken Trump at Iran

15 April 2017 - 9:22am
Exclusive: Now that the neocons have housebroken President Trump, they are ready for a resumption of their “regime change” agenda, with Iran next in their crosshairs, reports Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall The Trump administration’s growing use of military force…

Handing Killer Drones to Donald Trump

15 April 2017 - 9:21am
When President Obama expanded use of lethal drones, many Americans trusted him to act judiciously, but now those exceptional powers have passed to the hot-headed Donald Trump, notes Jesselyn Radack. By Jesselyn Radack The news is rife with President Trump’s…

Did Al Qaeda Fool the White House Again?

14 April 2017 - 12:09pm
Exclusive: Despite evidence that Al Qaeda and its allies have staged fake chemical attacks in Syria before, Official Washington asserts with “high confidence” that it’s not being fooled again, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry In Official Washington, words rarely…

Trump Lurches into Chaos and Conflict

14 April 2017 - 11:41am
President Trump lurched into the attack on Syria in much the same chaotic way that he has lurched from side to side on domestic policy and foreign affairs, notes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke It seems clear –…

Tillerson’s Bad Hand in Kremlin Showdown

13 April 2017 - 10:47am
President Trump’s hasty decision to attack Syria may have lightened political pressure at home but Russia’s retaliation – suspending a key “deconfliction agreement” – left Secretary of State Tillerson as supplicant at the Kremlin, reports Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow The Russian media offered…

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