Monday, May 21, 2018

Delusions and Genocide: A Reply to Diana Johnstone 

Consortium News published an article on May 4 by Diana Johnstone, in which she critiqued an article by Tony McKenna, who has asked for the right to reply. Editor’s Note: Consortium News published an article on May 4 by Diana…

Friday, May 18, 2018

US Not Sitting Idly By on Eve of Venezuelan Election

As Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday, the U.S. is working to disrupt the re-election of Nicolas Maduro and rollback leftwing governments in the region, reports Roger D. Harris. By Roger D. Harris Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro is the frontrunner…

Thursday, May 17, 2018

An Iranian Viewpoint on the Battle for Syria

A new feature from Iran gives a totally different perspective of the war raging in Syria than Western audiences are used to, explains Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling West against East on the Syrian battle-field, in the newspapers and now…

A Tale of Two Tortures

How the Americans and the British “tortured some folks” and got away with it, as Annie Machon explains. By Annie Machon Special to Consortium News in Brussels It was with some disbelief that I read of two torture-related stories emerging…

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Rebuilding of Syria

As the war in Syria winds down the daunting task of resettling refugees and internally displaced people and rebuilding the country faces numerous obstacles, reports Jeff Klein. By Jeff Klein Special to Consortium News During visits to Syria in 2016 and 2018, the devastation…

Tribute to Robert Parry, Founder of Consortium News, May 19, Berkeley, CA.

REMINDER: This Saturday afternoon, May 19, at 2pm, a Tribute to Robert Parry, Founder and Editor of Consortium News will be held at Berkeley Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. in Berkeley, CA. Open to the public. Tickets at Brownpapertickets.comor at…

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The (Unrecognized) US Contribution to Bloodshed in Syria, Part Two

Bashar Asad sought closer relations with the West but the U.S. was planning to remove him as early as 2006, which eventually led to the devastating seven-year in Syria, says As’ad AbuKhalil in the second and last part of this…