A Special Look-back at 2014

At Consortiumnews, we combine reporting on current events with the historical context that gives those events meaning, a context that is often lacking in the mainstream media. So a selection of our stories from 2014 offers an intriguing way to look back and to understand the pivotal events of the year just ended.


Forgetting Why Al-Qaeda Spread” by Robert Parry, Jan. 5, 2014

NSA Insiders Reveal What Went Wrong,” Jan. 7, 2014

A New Year's scene over Sydney, Australia

A New Year’s scene over Sydney, Australia

Robert Gates Double-Crosses Obama” by Robert Parry, Jan. 8, 2014

NSA’s Preference for Metadata” by Kirk Wiebe, Jan. 13, 2014

How NSA Invites Totalitarianism” by Arjen Kamphuis, Jan. 17, 2014

The Mistaken Guns of Last August” by Robert Parry, Jan. 20, 2014

The Crumbling Lockerbie Case” by John Ashton, Jan. 26, 2014

No Tears for the Real Robert Gates” by Ray McGovern, Jan. 27, 2014

FDR’s Legacy of Can-Do Government” by Barbara Bandler, Jan. 30, 2014


Hugo Chavez’s Legacy at Risk” by Andres Cala, Feb. 4, 2014

When the CIA’s Empire Struck Back” by Lisa Pease, Feb. 6, 2014

Is Hillary Clinton a Neocon-Lite?” by Robert Parry, Feb. 10, 2014

Syria at the Edge of ‘Shock Doctrine’” by Rob Prince, Feb. 15, 2014

Does Nixon’s ‘Treason’ Boost LBJ’s Legacy?” by Robert Parry, Feb. 16, 2014

Cuba Inches Toward New Future” by Andres Cala, Feb. 17, 2014

The Best and Worst US Presidents” by Robert Parry, Feb. 18, 2014

Hillary Clinton’s Unlearned Lessons” by Robert Parry, Feb. 20, 2014

Neocons and the Ukraine Coup” by Robert Parry, Feb. 23, 2014

A New Neocon Push for Syrian War” by Coleen Rowley, Feb. 24, 2014

Cheering a ‘Democratic’ Coup in Ukraine” by Robert Parry, Feb. 26, 2014

A Shadow US Foreign Policy” by Robert Parry, Feb. 27, 2014


Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many?” by Ray McGovern, March 1, 2014

What Neocons Want from Ukraine Crisis” by Robert Parry, March 2, 2014

Putin or Kerry: Who’s Delusional?” by Robert Parry, March 5, 2014

The ‘We-Hate-Putin’ Group Think” by Robert Parry, March 7, 2014

The West’s ‘War on Democracy’” by Annie Machon, March 11, 2014

How Reagan Enforced US Hypocrisy” by Robert Parry, March 11, 2014

Neocons Have Weathered the Storm” by Robert Parry, March 14, 2014

Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch” by JP Sottile, March 16, 2014

Mainstream US Media Is Lost in Ukraine” by Robert Parry, March 16, 2014

Europe’s Not So Shiny ‘Recovery’” by Andres Cala, March 17, 2014

Neocons’ Ukraine-Syria-Iran Gambit” by Robert Parry, March 19, 2014

Robert Strauss’s Watergate Secret” by Robert Parry, March 20, 2014

Crimea and Punishment” by Lorraine Bartlett, March 21, 2014

Obama Ensnared in Bush’s Abuses” by Coleen Rowley, March 24, 2014

Why Europe Shies from Ukraine Showdown” by Andres Cala, March 26, 2014

The Danger of False Narrative” by Robert Parry, March 27, 2014

Ukraine’s Inconvenient Neo-Nazis” by Robert Parry, March 30, 2014


We’re All Cheneyites Now” by Todd E. Pierce, April 1, 2014

Ukrainians Get IMF’s Bitter Medicine” by Robert Parry, April 2, 2014

The Torture Report’s Long, Winding Road” by Nat Parry, April 6, 2014

Was Turkey Behind Syria-Sarin Attack” by Robert Parry, April 6, 2014

When Is a Putsch a Putsch” by Robert Parry, April 8, 2014

Reagan-Bush Ties to Iran Hostage Crisis” by Robert Parry, April 9, 2014

’War Wise’ Skepticism Prevailed on Syria” by Nat Parry, April 11, 2014

What’s the Matter with John Kerry” by Robert Parry, April 14, 2014

What Venezuelan Regime Change Could Mean” by Andres Cala, April 15, 2014

Ukraine Through the US ‘Looking Glass’” by Robert Parry, April 16, 2014

The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance” by Robert Parry, April 18, 2014

Telling the Truth about Easter” by Rev. Howard Bess, April 19, 2014

Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance” by Ray McGovern, April 20, 2014

Prepping for a Ukrainian Massacre” by Robert Parry, April 22, 2014

NYT Retracts Russian Photo Scoop” by Robert Parry, April 23, 2014

Beneath the Ukraine Crisis: Shale Gas” by Nat Parry, April 24, 2014

John Kerry’s Sad Circle to Deceit” by Robert Parry, April 25, 2014

Killing the Putin-Obama ‘Trust’” by Ray McGovern, April 28, 2014

Kerry’s Propaganda War on Russia’s RT” by Ray McGovern, April 30, 2104

Behind Oklahoma’s Ghoulish Execution” by Richard L. Fricker, April 30, 2014


Who’s the Propagandist: US or RT?” by Robert Parry, May 1, 2014

A People’s War in East Ukraine” by Daniel Patrick Welch, May 3, 2014

Ukraine’s Dr. Strangelove Reality” by Robert Parry, May 5, 2014

The Inconvenient Truth about Jesus” by Rev. Howard Bess, May 8, 2014

Putin’s Subtle Message to Obama” by Robert Parry, May 8, 2014

Ethnic Russians Are People Too” by Robert Parry, May 13, 2014

How NATO Jabs Russia on Ukraine” by Ray McGovern, May 15, 2014

The Bloody Victory at Monte Cassino” by Don North, May 18, 2014

Covert US Military Training Goes to Africa” by William R. Polk, May 30, 2014


Picketty’s Exploration of Modern Capital” by Jim DiEugenio, June 3, 2014

The Real Villains of the Bergdahl Tale” by Ray McGovern, June 4, 2014

The Only Standards Are Double Standards” by Robert Parry, June 4, 2014

Hillary Clinton’s Hawkish Legacy” by JP Sottile, June 5, 2014

Tracing the Source of Income Inequality” by Jim DiEugenio, June 6, 2014

How Snowden Changed the World” by Annie Machon, June 6, 2014

Leaving the USS Liberty Crew Behind” by Ray McGovern, June 8, 2014

Learning No Lessons About War” by William R. Polk, June 16, 2014

Obama at a Crossroad of War or Peace” by Robert Parry, June 18, 2014

Obama’s True Foreign Policy ‘Weakness’” by Robert Parry, June 23, 2014

America’s Blunderbuss Wars” by William R. Polk, June 24, 2014

Who Violated Ukraine’s Sovereignty?” by Ray McGovern, June 28, 2014

Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism” by William R. Polk, June 29, 2104


The Risk of a Ukraine Bloodbath” by Ray McGovern, July 2, 2014

Thomas Jefferson: America’s Founding Sociopath” by Robert Parry, July 4, 2014

An Insider’s View of Nixon’s ‘Treason’” by Robert Parry, July 5, 2014

Plunging toward Armageddon in Israel” by William R. Polk, July 9, 2014

No Lessons Learned at the NYT” by Robert Parry, July 11, 2014

The Human Price of Neocon Havoc” by Robert Parry, July 17, 2014

What Is Israel’s End Game in Gaza?” by Dennis Kucinich, July 18, 2014

Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-down” by Ray McGovern, July 18, 2014

Airline Horror Spurs New Rush to Judgment” by Robert Parry, July 19, 2014

What Did Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?” by Robert Parry, July 20, 2014

Kerry’s Latest Reckless Rush to Judgment” by Robert Parry, July 21, 2014

The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army ‘Defector’” by Robert Parry, July 22, 2014

US Complicity in Israeli War Crimes” by Paul Findley, July 25, 2014


Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts” by Robert Parry, Aug. 3, 2014

Israel’s Bloody but Hollow ‘Victory’” by Andres Cala, Aug. 5, 2014

The Long Reach of Vietnam War Deceptions” by Todd E. Pierce, Aug. 6, 2014

Was Putin Targeted for Mid-Air Assassination?” by Robert Parry, Aug. 8, 2014

The Heinous Crime Behind Watergate” by Robert Parry, Aug. 9, 2014

NYT Discovers Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis at War” by Robert Parry, Aug. 10, 2014

The Rear-Guard Defense of Torture” by Ray McGovern, Aug. 12, 2014

The Berlin Wall and Missed Opportunities” by Ray McGovern, Aug. 13, 2014

The Hushed-Up Hitler Factor in Ukraine” by Dovid Katz, Aug. 16, 2014

The Powerful ‘Group Think’ on Ukraine” by Robert Parry, Aug. 18, 2014

Behind Obama’s ‘Chaotic’ Foreign Policy” by Robert Parry, Aug. 21, 2014

Russia’s Humanitarian ‘Invasion’” by Ray McGovern, Aug. 23, 2014

Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies” by Ray McGovern, Aug. 27, 2014


Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine” by Robert Parry, Sept. 2, 2014

The Whys Behind the Ukraine Crisis” by Robert Parry, Sept. 3, 2014

Fleshing Out Nixon’s Vietnam Treason” by James DiEugenio, Sept. 7, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Whodunnit Still a Mystery” by Robert Parry, Sept. 9, 2014

The Earlier 9/11 Acts of Terror” by Jonathan Marshall, Sept. 10, 2014

Will Scots Heed Ancient Call for Freedom?” by Don North, Sept. 10, 2014

A Third Decade of Bombing Iraq” by Nat Parry, Sept. 12, 2014

Ukraine’s ‘Romantic’ Neo-Nazi Storm Troopers” by Robert Parry, Sept. 15, 2014

The Lost Logic of Perpetual War” by Nat Parry, Sept. 16, 2014

Cameras to Detect ‘Abnormal’ Behavior” by Sander Venema, Sept. 18, 2014

Blocking a ‘Realist’ Strategy on the Mideast” by Robert Parry, Sept. 19, 2014

Obama’s Novel Lawyering to Bomb Syria” by Robert Parry, Sept. 23, 2014

Argentina v. the Hedge Funds” by Andres Cala, Sept. 24, 2014

Obama’s Propagandistic UN Address” by Robert Parry, Sept. 25, 2014

The CIA/MSM Contra-Cocaine Cover-up” by Robert Parry, Sept. 26, 2014

Neocons’ Noses into the Syrian Tent” by Robert Parry, Sept. 29, 2014

Beheadings v. Drone Assassinations” by Coleen Rowley, Sept. 30, 2014

Oh What a Webb We Weave” by Greg Maybury, Sept. 30, 2014


Official Washington’s Syrian ‘Fantasy’” by Robert Parry, Oct. 1, 2014

The Why of Obama’s Failed Hope” by Greg Maybury, Oct. 3, 2014

Guantanamo’s Force-Feeding Challenged” by Ray McGovern, Oct. 8, 2014

The Sordid Contra-Cocaine Saga” by Robert Parry, Oct. 9, 2014

A Murder Mystery at Guantanamo Bay” by Ray McGovern, Oct. 10, 2014

Can MSM Handle the Contra-Cocaine Truth?” by Robert Parry, Oct. 11, 2014

An Imperial Death Grip on Democracy” by Greg Maybury, Oct. 12, 2014

‘Kill the Messenger’: Rare Truth-telling” by James DiEugenio, Oct. 16, 2014

WPost’s Slimy Assault on Gary Webb” by Robert Parry, Oct. 18, 2014

“The Battle for Palestine” Parts One, Two and Three by William R. Polk, Oct. 23-24, 2014

Using the Holocaust to Justify War” by Maidhc Ó Cathail, Oct. 25, 2014

Treating Putin Like a Lunatic” by Robert Parry, Oct. 25, 2014

How the Washington Press Turned Bad” by Robert Parry, Oct. 28, 2014

Big Media Has Betrayed the People” by Greg Maybury, Oct. 31, 2014

Petraeus Spared Ray McGovern’s Question” by Robert Parry, Oct. 31, 2014


Will the Right’s Fake History Prevail” by Robert Parry, Nov. 1, 2014

Gary Webb and Media Manipulation” by Beverly Bandler, Nov. 2, 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Politics on Syria” by Andres Cala, Nov. 3, 2014

The Right’s Tenth Amendment Myth” by Robert Parry, Nov. 4, 2014

Obama’s Last Chance” by Robert Parry, Nov. 6, 2014

The Mystery of Ray McGovern’s Arrest” by Ray McGovern, Nov. 8, 2014

Standing in an Adversary’s Shoes” by William R. Polk, Nov. 10, 2014

The Neocon Plan for War and More War” by Robert Parry, Nov. 11, 2014

When Henry Kissinger Makes Sense” by Robert Parry, Nov. 12, 2014

Can the World Avert a New Cold War?” by Annie Machon, Nov. 14, 2014

The Iraq War’s Pricy Ticket” by William R. Polk, Nov. 14, 2014

Behind the War with Boko Haram” by Don North, Nov. 16, 2014

The EU Wobbles Amid Conflicting Priorities” by Andres Cala, Nov. 20, 2014

CIA’s Torturous Maneuvers on Torture” by Ray McGovern, Nov. 21, 2014

Why JFK Still Matters” by Beverly Bandler, Nov. 22, 2014

Possible Motives for Ousting Hagel” by Robert Parry, Nov. 24, 2014

Der Spiegel Tones Down Anti-Putin Hysteria” by Robert Parry, Nov. 28, 2014


A Dangerous Failure with Iran” by Ted Snider, Dec. 1, 2014

Obama, the People and the Facts” by Robert Parry, Dec. 3, 2014

Ukraine’s Made-in-USA Finance Minister” by Robert Parry, Dec. 5, 2014

Propaganda’s Triumph over Journalism” by John Pilger, Dec. 7, 2014

Stifling Dissent on the Upper East Side” by Todd E. Pierce, Dec. 8, 2014

The New Republic’s Ugly Reality” by Robert Parry, Dec. 8, 2014

Rescuing Diplomacy in an Age of Demagogy” by Paul Grenier, Dec. 9, 2014

What’s the Next Step to Stop Torture?” by Ray McGovern, Dec. 11, 2014

How ‘Awesome’ Is America?” by Robert Parry, Dec. 12, 2014

Clashing Face-to-Face on Torture” by Ray McGovern, Dec. 14, 2014

America’s Earlier Embrace of Torture” by Jonathan Marshall, Dec. 15, 2014

Torture Impunity and Police Shootings” by Nat Parry, Dec. 16, 2014

How Torture Puts Americans at Risk” by Todd E. Pierce, Dec. 18, 2014

The Crazy US ‘Group Think’ on Russia” by Robert Parry, Dec. 18, 2014

Krugman Joins the Anti-Putin Pack” by Robert Parry, Dec. 19, 2014

Torture’s Time for Accountability” by Ray McGovern, Dec. 20, 2014

“The Liberal Idiocy on Russia/Ukraine” by Robert Parry, Dec. 22, 2014

“Anything Learned from ‘Christmas Truce’?” by Greg Maybury, Dec. 23, 2014

“Selling ‘Peace Groups’ on US-Led Wars” by Margaret Sarfehjooy and Coleen Rowley, Dec. 25, 2014

“Neocons Link Cuba Opening to Iran Deal” by Andres Cala, Dec. 26, 2014

“The Victory of ‘Perception Management’” by Robert Parry, Dec. 28, 2014

“Murdoch, Scaife and CIA Propaganda” by Robert Parry, Dec. 31, 2014

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