“It is absolutely essential that outlets like Consortium News exist,” says Scott Ritter in this video message, adding that “this important project” and its “alternative voices” must be kept alive.
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Scott Ritter is a former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union implementing arms control treaties, in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm and in Iraq overseeing the disarmament of WMD. His most recent book is Disarmament in the Time of Perestroika, published by Clarity Press.
I agree totally with Scott R. I try to send all of his articles and others from CN to friends in Australia. USA. Italy hoping that will help to overcome the propagada which flourishes in the corporate media.
Be careful what you say …. in America, being called an ‘essential worker’ means they cut your pay while forcing you to work. If you wish CN well, try calling them something America would love and always support …. like a Hedge Fund Owner.
Yeah, CN is essential but how many people really read and/or listen to it? The NY Times and Wash Post still prevail with their lies and utter bullshit. It is so apparent that not many humans care about the truth. If you look at what is actually happening on the planet today, “capitalism” wins hands down. It all just makes me want to throw up…
Susan, they don’t “really read and/or listen to it” because they don’t know about it, anymore than they do all of the other genuinely independent non-mainstream news outlets. It’s because the mainstream media crap is blasted at them from everywhere, so they have to make a conscious effort to avoid it, but also have to make a conscious effort to find the independents like CN.
In this last year alone, I’ve bookmarked and subscribed to quite a few independents like CN – all different, but all committed to the facts and the truth – and most importantly all debunking the official narratives. Scott Ritter has himself provided a lot of much needed analysis and commentary, and is highly regarded by those who want the facts.
Most people with busy lives are lazy, but also don’t like having to deal with the unpleasant truths about their own governments and countries – they don’t want to be told that they are being propagandised, manipulated, deceived and exploited by governments, media and big business.
They don’t want to feel helpless and hopeless. So, they take the easy way out that doesn’t make them think too much and doesn’t make them too bad.