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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…

Roots of Trump’s ‘Economic Nationalism’

13 April 2017 - 9:11am
President Trump’s platform of “economic nationalism” appears to be crumbling as he seeks to survive his early-term thrashing from the Establishment, but there is a more positive history to his ideas, writes Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus With most of…

Pushing Australia into War with China

12 April 2017 - 4:26pm
The U.S. establishment is so disturbed by the erosion of its “uni-polar world” domination that it is pushing compliant allies like Australia into potentially devastating conflicts, writes John Pilger. By John Pilger Australia is sleep-walking into a confrontation with China,…

Trump Finds His Groove with Warmaking

12 April 2017 - 4:25pm
The U.S. establishment disdained Donald Trump because he didn’t know how to do the war-making thing, so he had to go through some tough boot camp training to learn the ropes, as filmmaker John Pilger told Dennis J Bernstein. By…

Trump Withholds Syria-Sarin Evidence

12 April 2017 - 11:35am
Exclusive: Despite President Trump’s well-known trouble with the truth, his White House now says “trust us” on its Syrian-sarin charges while withholding the proof that it claims to have, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry After making the provocative and…

To Russia with More Russia-Bashing

12 April 2017 - 8:24am
Now that President Trump is bashing Russia, not resetting relations, the mainstream U.S. media has gone from pushing “Russia-gate” conspiracies to decrying doubts about U.S. government anti-Russia claims, notes Nat Parry. By Nat Parry After several months of pushing the…

Russia’s Disdain for Tillerson and Trump

11 April 2017 - 5:10pm
With Russia’s hopes for détente with President Trump dashed by his missile strike on Syria, the Kremlin looks askance at visiting Secretary of State Tillerson who it feels played the Colin Powell role for his boss, says Gilbert Doctorow. By…

Trump’s Syria Attack Trampled Many Laws

11 April 2017 - 2:04pm
Exclusive: As the U.S. mainstream media hails President Trump’s missile strike on Syria, there has been almost no attention to either the truth about its justification or the myriad of laws violated in its execution, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie…

Trump Should Rethink Syria Escalation

11 April 2017 - 7:54am
Two dozen ex-U.S. intelligence officials urge President Trump to rethink his claims blaming the Syrian government for the chemical deaths in Idlib and to pull back from his dangerous escalation of tensions with Russia. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for…

Neocons Have Trump on His Knees

10 April 2017 - 4:59pm
Exclusive: The Democrats’ Russia-made-Hillary-lose hysteria has pushed a weakened President Trump into the arms of the neocons who now have a long list of endless-war ideas for him to implement, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry After slapping Donald Trump…

How Media Bias Fuels Syrian Escalation

10 April 2017 - 10:49am
Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. media now reports as “flat-fact” the Syrian government’s guilt in the April 4 chemical weapons incident, but the real facts are less clear and some point in the opposite direction, says Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling…

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