On New Year’s Eve 2017, less than a month before he would die, CN founder Bob Parry wrote a manifesto on the remit of journalism and its threatened demise, a chilling forecast of what was to come.
Month: December 2019
PATRICK LAWRENCE: ‘As the Clever Hopes Expire’: A Look Back at the Ending Decade
A monumentally destructive U.S. decade — symptomatic of imperial decline — exposed a shamefully pliant press. But we have at least one reason to resist incurable pessimism.
The Pentagon Budget Still Rising, 40 Years Later
William D. Hartung surveys U.S. military spending, which in 2019 was higher than at the peak of either the Korean or Vietnam conflicts.
‘We Are the Ones Who Will Awaken the Dawn’
Rather than saying the defense of property is the State’s goal, it’s said the State’s goal is to maintain order, which becomes an association of democratic practices with hooliganism and criminality, says Vijay Prashad.
Those Who Search for Dawn Don’t Fear the Night
There is little that divides Modi’s fascistic Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and his Vishwa Hindu Parishad from the piety movements of Tablighi Jamaat (with its millions of Muslim followers) and these neo-Pentecostal formations in Latin America, says Vijay Prashad.
CN Live! Depends on Your Support to Continue
Consortium News‘ webcast CN Live! broke new ground in online journalism during 2019 with the only in-depth video journalism to be found anywhere.
Remembering America’s First (& Longest) Forgotten War on Islamists
Danny Sjursen finds America’s Moro War – which included misleading accounts of progress by military commanders — grimly familiar in the context of today’s Afghan War.
PEPE ESCOBAR: You Say You Want a (Russian) Revolution?
Andrei Martyanov’s latest book provides unceasing evidence about the kind of lethality waiting for U.S. forces in a possible, future war against real armies (not the Taliban or Saddam Hussein’s).
Help Us Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary
In 2020, Consortium News celebrates 25 years of journalism, considered the first independent online news site. Our founder, Robert Parry, wrote this short history of the site in 2011, explaining the principles that still guide us.
How Journalists Demonize Venezuela’s Government, in Their Own Words
We like to think of journalists as plucky truth-tellers standing up to power, writes Alan MacLeod. In reality, most are parts of enormous corporate machines with their own agendas.