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Embattled Palestinian Knesset Member Fights for Her People’s Rights

Fri, 2018-04-20 19:36
  In this interview with Haneen Zoabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, Dennis J. Bernstein discusses Zoabi’s feminism, the struggle in Gaza and life in the Israeli parliament. By Dennis J Bernstein Haneen Zoabi is a member of…Read more →

‘Worthy’ and ‘Unworthy’ Victims

Fri, 2018-04-20 17:22
As the Friday demonstrations inside the border fence in Gaza picked up again today for the fourth week, Israeli security forces have already killed four more Palestinians, who in the eyes of the U.S. are “unworthy” victims, argues David William…Read more →

Of Animals and Monsters and Missiles over Damascus

Thu, 2018-04-19 21:57
It seems to be very difficult to be the leader of a state, particularly a strong and/or ideologically driven leader, and not end up a “monster,” muses Lawrence Davidson.  By Lawrence Davidson President Donald Trump ordered the bombing of selective…Read more →

War Fever

Thu, 2018-04-19 18:14
There is a fever that seizes this land from time to time and it is the fever of war, a condition that this time seems immune to all known cures, starting with reason, as Daniel Lazare explores.  By Daniel Lazare…Read more →

On the Criminal Referral of Comey, Clinton et al: Will the Constitution Hold and the Media Continue to Suppress the Story?

Thu, 2018-04-19 13:58
Ray McGovern reports on a major development in the Russia-gate story that has been ignored by corporate media: a criminal referral to the DOJ against Hillary Clinton, James Comey and others, exposing yet again how established media suppresses news it…Read more →

Four Lessons From the Strike on Syria

Wed, 2018-04-18 20:02
The lessons from last weekend’s strike on Syria by the United States of America and two of its allies do not bode well for the future of democracy or the future of peace, says Inder Comar.  By Inder Comar Lessons…Read more →

Ukraine’s NATO Bid Risks Even Worse U.S.-Russia Ties

Wed, 2018-04-18 18:17
Ukraine has made new moves towards joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which would cross a Russian “red line” and further deteriorate U.S.-Russia relations, argues Will Porter. By Will Porter Special to Consortium News It’s been four years since the…Read more →

What is the U.S. Fighting for in Syria?

Wed, 2018-04-18 15:25
The U.S. and Russia share strategic goals in Syria and the wider region, but Washington ideologues persist in unwelcome intervention that has led to disaster, argues Graham E.Fuller By Graham E. Fuller The Trump administration delivered several dozen military strikes…Read more →

An Alternative Explanation to the Skripal Mystery

Tue, 2018-04-17 23:13
An alternative explanation to the mystery surrounding the poisoning of Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may involve a possibility that neither the British nor Russian governments want to talk about, as Gareth Porter explains. By Gareth Porter  Special…Read more →

Instead of a Pulitzer, He was Fired

Tue, 2018-04-17 19:59
Don North, veteran TV reporter, looks back on his days with the late Consortium News founder and editor Bob Parry, beginning in Central America during Reagan’s wars. By Don North I first met Bob back in the early 80’s in…Read more →

Blowing up Lack of ‘Evidence’ in Syria Chemical Attack

Tue, 2018-04-17 15:07
It is wise to remember the U.S.S. Maine, the Gulf of Tonkin and Iraqi WMD in assessing the rationale for the U.S. attack last weekend on Syria, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright Just a few hours before the arrival…Read more →

Syrian ‘Chemical Victims’ Suffered from Dust Inhalation, Reports Say

Mon, 2018-04-16 21:53
A report by the Independent’s veteran Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk quotes doctors in Duma saying victims suffered from dust inhalation and that a member of the White Helmets caused panic by falsely shouting, “Gas!” in a triage center. The White Helmets…Read more →

Anatomy of a Chemical Attack

Mon, 2018-04-16 20:25
In the space of a little more than 24 hours Defense Secretary Jim Mattis learned all over again how to say, “Yes, sir,” explains Barry Kissin By Barry Kissin Special to Consortium News Analyzing certain aspects of the brief timeline…Read more →

It Started Over Lunch and Led to the Exposure of One of the Greatest Scandals in U.S. History

Mon, 2018-04-16 17:26
The following are remarks at the memorial for Bob Parry delivered on Saturday by Brian Barger, who shared many bylines with Bob (and a drink or two) at the Associated Press, uncovering the Iran-Contra scandal, and provoking the ire of…Read more →

Missile Attack on Syria: a Salute to the “Russia-gate” Faithful

Mon, 2018-04-16 13:01
Proponents of the Russia-gate conspiracy got what they wished for when Donald Trump risked war with Russia with his Syria strike, comments Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon Politicians, pundits and activists who’ve routinely denounced President Donald Trump as a tool…Read more →

Bob Parry: Holding Government to Account

Sun, 2018-04-15 20:32
A memorial was held on Saturday for Robert Parry, the late founder and editor of this web site.  Among the speakers paying tribute to Bob was Joe Lauria, the new editor of Consortium News. By Joe Lauria If you watch…Read more →

‘A Very Different Journalist’: John Pilger’s Tribute to Bob Parry

Sun, 2018-04-15 15:35
A memorial for the late founder and editor of Consortium News, Bob Parry, was held on Saturday in Arlington, Virginia. A video of the event will be posted. Among the many tributes made to Bob was this sent by the…Read more →

On the Reaction to the U.S. Strike in Syria

Sun, 2018-04-15 14:54
There are stirrings of an imperative anti-war movement in the wake of the U.S. strike on Syria, but mostly the Pentagon controlled the message, says Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Special to Consortium News The arguments between Secretary of Defense…Read more →

Attacking Syria: Thumbing Noses at Constitution and Law

Sat, 2018-04-14 10:49
It was a sad spectacle to see U.S. brass rubbishing the Constitution and trying to silence critics of the U.S. strike on Syria, says Ray McGovern in this commentary. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News The U.S. Constitution and international…Read more →

Trump Attacks Syria With Chemical Experts on the Way

Fri, 2018-04-13 22:05
President Trump ordered airstrikes on Syria as a team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was about to arrive on Saturday to determine whether a chemical weapons attack had even occurred, Joe Lauria reports.  By Joe…Read more →