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Volume 25, Number 111---Sunday, April 21, 2019
Updated: 10 hours 41 min ago

The US Should Get Ready for King Mohammed bin Salman

Sat, 2019-04-20 14:23
Riyadh finds it outrageous that American lawmakers are trying to meddle in Saudi Arabia’s succession, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2,…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

With Assange in Jail, Join Us for the 26th Vigil

Sat, 2019-04-20 03:03
Please join us for a live webcast of the 26th Vigil for Julian Assange. From 4pm to 7pm EST.
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims

Sat, 2019-04-20 01:34
The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange.  By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

CN Radio—Episode 7: Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange

Sat, 2019-04-20 00:49
With Julian Assange facing an extradition hearing on May 2, Consortium News Radio speaks with international law expert Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois. Francis Boyle on the U.S.-UK extradition treaty and the way forward for Assange. (30…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

The ‘Guccifer 2.0’ Gaps in Mueller’s Full Report

Fri, 2019-04-19 04:55
Like Team Mueller’s indictment last July of Russian agents, the full report reveals questions about Wikileaks’ role that much of the media has been ignoring, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News As official Washington pores over…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Behind the Omar Outrage: Suppressed History of 9/11

Thu, 2019-04-18 23:03
Trump’s demagogic ploy with the freshman lawmaker raises the more serious question of who and what led to the “Day of Planes,” writes Max Blumenthal. By Max Blumenthal Special to Consortium News As Donald Trump sharpens his re-election messaging, he…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

ROBERT PARRY: All Investigative Journalists Do What Julian Assange Did

Thu, 2019-04-18 12:00
The U.S. has indicted Julian Assange for encouraging his source to give more information and for trying to protect his source’s identity, what all journalist routinely do, said one of the greatest investigative journalists of our time.   Parry is…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

How Ecuador’s President Gave Up Assange

Thu, 2019-04-18 05:46
Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone’s Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

VIDEO: European Parliament Debates Assange Extradition

Thu, 2019-04-18 01:05
The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange’s fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights &  press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch the…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal To Interview Assange

Wed, 2019-04-17 08:22
The bug in Mueller’s report to be released Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election.  Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

If Your Country Were Committing War Crimes Would You Want to Know?

Wed, 2019-04-17 01:57
That is a question one might pose to people who are celebrating the arrest of Julian Assange. The arrest of WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on April 11 has been met with celebration by politicians and media figures and with howls…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Trump & the Bolton-Pompeo Axis

Tue, 2019-04-16 19:47
Patrick Lawrence eyes the U.S. president’s difficulties with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton as he tries to resume peace talks with Pyongyang. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Moon Jae-in’s Oval Office meeting…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Assange’s Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Former UK Ambassador Says

Tue, 2019-04-16 08:05
Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

We’ve Got the Assange Story Covered

Mon, 2019-04-15 23:23
Please help us to continue bringing you blanket coverage of this historic press freedom test case by making a generous donation to our Spring Fund Drive.  Consortium News has been all over the Julian Assange story for months as the…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Julian Assange’s Nightmarish Future

Mon, 2019-04-15 11:18
The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK’s Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

CHRIS HEDGES: The Martyrdom of Julian Assange

Sun, 2019-04-14 14:22
Assange and WikiLeaks allowed us to see the inner workings of empire — the most important role of a press — and for this they became empire’s prey, writes Chris Hedges of Truthdig. By Chris Hedges Truthdig The arrest Thursday of…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

The Assange Arrest: You Have the Right to Remain Silent

Sun, 2019-04-14 02:22
The arrest of Julian Assange was an act of revenge by the U.S. government that strikes at the heart of journalism, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Asia Times The date – April 11, 2019 – will live in infamy…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Assange’s Lynch Mob Commenters in the NYT

Sat, 2019-04-13 17:19
The Gray Lady now seems to be against press freedom, writes James Howard Kunstler. By James Howard Kunstler Clusterfuck Nation And so now Julian Assange of Wikileaks has been dragged out of his “sanctuary” in the London embassy of Ecuador for failing…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

Watch Assange Vigil Day After his Arrest

Sat, 2019-04-13 03:06
Among the guests were Daniel Ellsberg, Daniel McAdams, George Smazuely, Margaret Kimberely, Peter B. Collins and Michel Collon.
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

JOHN PILGER: Assange Arrest a Warning from History

Sat, 2019-04-13 01:06
Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight, says John Pilger. Dissent has become an indulgence. And the British elite has abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice. By John Pilger The glimpse of Julian…
Categories: America, Foreign Policy

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