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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…

A Blacklisted Film and the New Cold War

2 August 2017 - 11:14am
Special Report: As Congress still swoons over the anti-Kremlin Magnitsky narrative, Western political and media leaders refuse to let their people view a documentary that debunks the fable, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Why is the U.S. mainstream media…

Making Police Truly ‘Protect and Serve’

2 August 2017 - 10:09am
As President Trump suggests police should be rougher with suspects, other voices from the police community say the behavior should go in the opposite direction, treating the public with more respect, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Former…

How US Policy Helps Al Qaeda in Yemen

1 August 2017 - 10:44pm
Exclusive: President Trump – like President Obama – is working at cross purposes in supposedly fighting Al Qaeda in Yemen while helping Saudi Arabia kill Al Qaeda’s chief Yemeni enemies, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall In a world…

Shielding Israel from Popular Outrage

31 July 2017 - 2:33pm
A bipartisan bill in Congress seeks to criminalize boycotts of Israel with fines and imprisonment, as the so-called BDS movement passes its twelfth birthday, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson As of this July, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)…

Oliver Stone Defends His Putin Interviews

31 July 2017 - 2:33pm
Director Oliver Stone saw his four-part interviews with Russian President Putin as a way to give Americans a better understanding of a leader who has been demonized in the mainstream media, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Not…

Can Trump Find the ‘Great’ Path?

30 July 2017 - 3:55pm
Exclusive: After a half year in office, President Trump is stumbling toward a “reality TV” irrelevance or worse, but a narrow path remains to make a historically important contribution to the nation, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry On June…

How Obama Fell into the Syrian Trap

29 July 2017 - 5:35pm
President Trump reportedly has pulled the plug on the CIA’s ill-fated covert arming of Syrian rebels, causing consternation among the U.S. foreign policy establishment, Gareth Porter reported for The American Conservative. By Gareth Porter Last week, a Trump administration official…

Jerry Meldon’s Passion for History

29 July 2017 - 2:01pm
Jerry Meldon, a Tufts University professor who was one of our first writers at Consortiumnews and a great friend, drowned while swimming in a lake in North Carolina on July 18. He was 69. Though an associate professor of chemical…

An Interview with WikiLeaks’ Assange

29 July 2017 - 2:00pm
CIA Director Pompeo says WikiLeaks will be dealt with as a “hostile intelligence” service, raising the stakes in the long-running U.S. government feud with Julian Assange, interviewed by Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein. By Randy Credico and Dennis J…

Violence Around the Al-Aqsa Mosque

29 July 2017 - 1:40pm
Tensions around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem eased late this week after Israel removed security infrastructure around the entrance, but earlier violence left four Palestinians and three Israelis dead, as Dennis J Bernstein reported. By Dennis J Bernstein Update: By the…

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