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Volume 25, Number 170---Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Updated: 15 hours 38 min ago

Annexation: Israel Already Controls More Than Half of the West Bank

15 hours 53 min ago
Annexation would only formalize a situation in which almost two-thirds of Palestinian territory is controlled by Israel and settlers live as Israeli citizens, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Bernie Sanders’ Economic Bill of Rights

Wed, 2019-06-19 22:49
Marjorie Cohn reports on a more complete U.S. definition of human rights that, as Sanders urges, picks up where FDR left off. Sanders Calls for FDR’s Vision to be Fulfilled By Marjorie Cohn Truthout Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a full-throated…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

THE ANGRY ARAB: How to Bring Down a Regime in the Arab World

Wed, 2019-06-19 03:30
Protesters in the Sudan and Algeria have learned from the counter-revolutions and know it is not enough to oust a single tyrant, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. Leaders May Fall But US Maintains Tyrannies  By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

The Ugly View of Western Democracy

Tue, 2019-06-18 21:57
From flimsy false flags in the Gulf to the signing of Assange’s extradition warrant, Craig Murray reviews the abuses of power made  obvious in the past two weeks.  By Craig Murray Standing back a little and surveying the events…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Trump’s Bipartisan Support for Eradicating the Palestinian Cause

Tue, 2019-06-18 08:43
The U.S. is now formally supporting Israel’s efforts at economic pacification, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook The White House’s prolonged financial bullying of the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinians’ government-in-waiting, has reached the point where there are now credible warnings…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Iraqi Peace Activists Talk About Their Work

Tue, 2019-06-18 01:57
Rarely is the U.S. public allowed glimpses of Iraq that make war there seem less inevitable, writes Laura Gottesdiener. By Laura Gottesdiener There’s a dark joke going around Baghdad these days. Noof Assi, a 30-year-old Iraqi peace activist and humanitarian…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

FBI Never Saw CrowdStrike Unredacted or Final Report on Alleged Russian Hacking Because None was Produced

Mon, 2019-06-17 18:32
The FBI relied on CrowdStrike’s “conclusion” to blame Russia for hacking DNC servers, though the private firm never produced a final report and the FBI never asked them to, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: An Opposition Front Group is a Go-to Monitor for Western Media

Mon, 2019-06-17 14:37
Corporate media relies on the Syrian Network for Human Rights for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, and its public lobbying for U.S. military intervention. Max Blumenthal reports for The Grayzone. This…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

The Danger of Leaving a President Out of the Loop

Sun, 2019-06-16 20:10
Donald Trump was kept in the dark about a possible U.S. nuclear response to a Russian cyber-weapon attack. The U.S. has now ramped up offensive cyber-warfare against Russia’s power grid, putting Trump in a deep bind, says Caitlin Johnstone. By…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

7 Reasons to Doubt US Version of Gulf-of-Oman Incident

Sat, 2019-06-15 08:05
Given Pompeo’s regime-change agenda for Iran, Caitlin Johnstone pours cold water over his version of events.  By Caitlin Johnstone In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time  scrambling to blame Iran for damage…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Propaganda Prospering Far and Wide

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:39
Human minds are very hackable, writes Caitlin Johnstone, and that causes a major problem for democracy.   By Caitlin Johnstone Forbes reports that the CEO of Crowdstrike, the extremely shady cybersecurity corporation which was foundational in the construction of the…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

US Attacks on UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Taking a Toll

Fri, 2019-06-14 01:14
Unless UNWRA can secure at least $60 million by the end of this month, food aid for over a million Palestine refugees seems uncertain, reports Charlotte Munns.   By Charlotte Munns at the United Nations Inter Press Service The United Nations…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

RAY McGOVERN: DOJ Bloodhounds on the Scent of John Brennan

Thu, 2019-06-13 19:31
With Justice Department investigators’ noses to the ground, it should be just a matter of time before they identify Brennan as fabricator-in-chief of the Russiagate story, says Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News The New York Times Thursday…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Cover-Ups and Truth Tellers

Thu, 2019-06-13 09:51
Lawrence Davidson finds a reversal of values — in who gets punished and who does not — when whistleblowers and publishers expose immoral behavior by governments. By Lawrence Davidson  Tothe In a May, 22, 2019 appearance in the White…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Seth Rich?

Thu, 2019-06-13 00:03
The idea that the DNC email disclosures were produced by a hack — not a leak —makes less and less sense, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News After bungling every last aspect of Russia-gate since the…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

JOHN KIRIAKOU: Bolton’s Long Goodbye

Wed, 2019-06-12 17:53
John Bolton’s days as national security advisor are apparently numbered—for reasons that have all played out in the press, says John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Everybody in America knows that Donald Trump places a premium on what…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Pompeo’s Vow to ‘Push Back’ Against Corbyn

Wed, 2019-06-12 04:26
Caitlin Johnstone responds to comments by the U.S. secretary of state that sound like a threat to interfere in the U.K.’s democratic process.  By Caitlin Johnstone An audio recording from a private meeting that was leaked to The Washington Post reportedly features…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

The Death of a Foreign Correspondent

Wed, 2019-06-12 00:13
The death of freelance journalist Arnaud Dubus symbolizes the demise of his beloved profession.      Le Club de Mediapart Our colleague and brother Arnaud Dubus is dead. On Monday, 29th of April, the former journalist, recently turned spokesperson for…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Extending the US Embargo on Cuba & Hurting the People

Tue, 2019-06-11 20:16
Marjorie Cohn calls out the hypocrisy of the U.S. hitting Cuba with new travel restrictions in reprisal for “destabilizing the region.” By Marjorie Cohn Truthout Escalating his policy to economically strangle Cuba, President Donald Trump has imposed new restrictions on travel to…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Regrouping the Nuclear Dealmakers

Tue, 2019-06-11 06:01
There are three good reasons for Iran to go back to the table, says Patrick Lawrence.  By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Does the Trump administration want to negotiate peaceably with Iran, or is it intent on bringing the…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy