From Editor Robert Parry: In late August 2013, the United States was poised on the brink of another Mideast war. The facts were murky about a chemical weapons incident in Syria on Aug. 21, but most American pundits and politicians were blaming the Syrian government.
From Editor Robert Parry: “Black Friday” – the day after Thanksgiving – is the traditional start of the Christmas buying season with billions of dollars spent on merchandise. We would modestly encourage readers of Consortiumnews to consider purchases of our books as well.
From Editor Robert Parry: If Web sites could vote, Consortiumnews.com, which is turning 18 years old, would now be eligible. It was launched in mid-November 1995 as the first investigative news Web site on the Internet. You can help it continue.
Some of our special stories in October focused on the Republican government shutdown, the bravery of Edward Snowden, the grim history of American slavery, and the rise of the Israeli-Saudi alliance.
From Editor Robert Parry: At the suggestion of one of our readers, Consortiumnews.com has opened a “broker’s account,” which means that people can now donate stock or other equities to our non-profit journalism organization.
Some of our special stories in September, featuring exclusive reports that challenged the U.S. government’s hidden evidence for attacking Syria, articles that contributed to the public resistance which first delayed and then deterred another war.
From Editor Robert Parry: We’re still tallying up last-minute donations to our summer fund drive. It appears we fell a bit short of our $25,000 goal, but we came a lot closer than it looked like we would a few weeks back. So, again, thank you, readers!
From Editor Robert Parry: Thanks to the generosity of our readers we are getting close to our modest goal of $25,000 for our summer fund drive. Yes, it has taken a while but we are now only about $5,000 short.