Thursday, June 21, 2018

An Elite Coalition Emerges Against a Trump-Kim Agreement

Media coverage of the Trump-Kim summit has highlighted a political reaction that threatens to torpedo any possible U.S-North Korean agreement on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, says Garth Porter. By Gareth Porter An implicit coalition of corporate media, Democratic partisans…

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Pentagon’s Provocative Encirclement of China

It failed to make headlines, but the recent change in name of the U.S. Pacific Command is an ominous sign of a coming U.S. confrontation with China, argues Michael T. Klare. By Michael T. Klare U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis…

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Julian Assange and the Mindszenty Case

Courageous publishers like Julian Assange and principled churchmen like Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty are a rarity: Neither would be silenced; and both had to seek asylum; but the similarity ends there, explains Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News During World…

Monday, June 18, 2018

A Call to Bring Julian Assange Home

The Australian government has an obligation to free Julian Assange, John Pilger told a rally in Sydney on June 16, marking Assange’s six years’ confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. By John Pilger The persecution of Julian Assange must…

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Border Angels Fight Trump’s Borderland Brutality

As Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policy intensifies, an organization founded in 1986 has stepped up its efforts to help families under attack, as Dennis J. Bernstein explains. By Dennis J Bernstein America’s “National Pastime” used to be the heart of the…

Friday, June 15, 2018

Letter From Britain: An Establishment Blinded By Russophobia

A British elite challenged by the large parts of the British population is rallying around trumped-up fear of Russia as a means of protecting its interests, as Alexander Mercouris explains. By Alexander Mercouris  Special to Consortium News in London  Hostility…

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Democrats Put Partisanship Before Prospects for Peace

In 1972 Democrats were able to praise Nixon for going to China, but the reaction to Trump’s summit in Singapore shows how far we’ve come since then, says Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News When Richard Nixon returned…