Tribute to Robert Parry in Berkeley on May 19

A tribute to Robert Parry, the late founder and editor of Consortium News, will take place in Berkeley, California on Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm.

Details are on the poster below. We hope for a big turn out of Bay Area supporters of Consortium News.

 

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15 comments for “Tribute to Robert Parry in Berkeley on May 19

  1. KiwiAntz
    April 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Can someone make up a poster like the “hope one” someone did for Obama? Obama proved to be totally hopeless as a symbol of hope? Bob was a great humanitarian & honorary journalist & a more fitting subject of “hope “ than the shyster Obama?

    • May 2, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      ‘It was all Congress’ fault’ that he couldn’t hold on to any of the positions/principles the mushy left – left as titled by the lying media – screamingly attributed to him before (during and after) his election.
      (The media – with U.S. justice’s interference – took feminism out of the women’s movement, Black out of the civil rights movement, MLKJr out of his movement from church to revolution, and socialism-communism out of the struggle for justice.)

  2. April 24, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I think the world has lost a very great journalist who strove to give the public the truth at whatever cost. It is a great pity that he had to die when he did. It is a great loss. I will give money when I can – soon I hope. Gretel Munroe gsmunroe@me.com

  3. April 24, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    When I worked at the AP in Miami, I was lucky enough to do the Miami end of Iran-Contra under Bob’s tutelage. I could always run stories past him to see if they were new, or if there was an angle I hadn’t thought of. And he would tip me off if he heard about something down in my neck of the woods. He was probably the best reporter I ever worked with, and I worked with some great ones. I live in NorCal now and am hoping to attend this tribute. -Richard Cole, former AP writer.

  4. April 24, 2018 at 11:25 am

    I’m too far away, but i do hope the turnout is good and lots of connections to continue Robert Parry’s important legacy are made by people attending.

  5. April 24, 2018 at 7:13 am

    I think about Robert Parry almost everyday. He was such an inspiration to me and so many others. I have learned so much from his work and what it taught me. Thank you, Robert. Take my love with you, wherever you go, wherever you are . . . .

  6. LarcoMarco
    April 24, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Yanis Varoufakis, the former finance minister of Greece, is coming to Berkeley on May 16, making a trip from out of the Bay Area quite worthwhile.

    • Bob Van Noy
      April 24, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Many thanks LarcoMarco, He’s another Hero of mine. I’ll be attending that talk as well. Here is the link…

      http://bobbaldock.com/varoufakis-in-berkeley/

      • Mike
        April 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm

        Varoufakis should not be allowed to attend. He has no business attending; Robert Parry is a hero and people like Varoufakis should not be there. Varoufakis is self-centered, full of smugness and self-righteousness, he is a lover of the european “federalism” and very bad politician/economist, besides being ill-fated propagandist. We in Greece have had enough of him; he sleeps in bed with the enemy and never once criticized nato/eu.

  7. CitizenOne
    April 23, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    I say resurrect and preserve the legend of Robert Parry and make this man the legendary hero for a new generation which he most certainly is. To me Robert Parry is a superhero battling the giant establishment over decades speaking truth to power but in such a detailed and methodical method there was never any misstep or mistake. His carefully worded prose read like a police report except the criminals he was exposing were at the highest levels of government.

    He needs to have a statue in the public square. People need to admire and adore this legendary reporter who laid down the truth and followed the trail no matter how precarious or unsafe or even dangerous the trail became.

    His unending angst over the fate of Gary Webb revealed a great man with a loyal heart who would never abandon his friend against all of the isolation that was thrust upon him for exposing the CIA Contra Cocaine story. Webb was found dead in a hotel of an apparent suicide.

    Too many people are checked out now and do not even care or perhaps don’t even know what real investigative journalism is or admire and emulate the great examples of legends like Robert Parry.

    Keep on keeping on all you Berkley folks who have withstood the withers of conservative criticism for exposing government malfeasance which is like a dark cloud descending on all of us.

    On the eve of the end of the end of Net Neutrality we all face an uncertain future as giant corporations gear up to manipulate the internet like commercial communication companies which are Time Warner, Disney, Murdochs’ News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, and Viacom (formerly CBS). Just five giant corporations control what you think. They control 90% of mass media “news” outlets. Now they will set their sights on the internet and they will devise a control plan to control what we think on the Internet.

    There will be newcomers to the manipulation game as well. All of the ISPs including Verizon and Comcast and Time Warner and a host of other ISPs will all be in on the game to misrepresent facts, deny truths and cover corporate wrongdoings.

    So it is a sad day for Internet Neutrality which has gone beyond this world and it is a sad day too for Robert Parry who’s gifted and talented reporting will no longer be appearing on this website. But his legend lives on. In the old Indian belief, you never really die until people stop saying you name.

    So it is with Robert Parry. May his name and his deeds live long after his passing and may his name never be forgotten by generations to come.

    This is very cool stuff.

    • mike k
      April 24, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Very well said Citizen One. I concur. Amen.

    • evelync
      April 24, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Thank you CitizenOne. Yes, indeed, very well said.

  8. Lois Gagnon
    April 23, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Being on the other coast, I won’t be able to attend, but I hope you have a large turnout for a great journalist. In this age of 1984 style state propaganda passing itself off as news, it’s important that tribute be paid to a man who was the real deal and never flinched from telling the truth despite pressure from employers to conform to the status quo. Consortium News is his legacy and I for one am deeply grateful for this resource.

  9. Bob Van Noy
    April 23, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve got my tickets! Hope to see many of you there…

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