Chalk up another failure for a rabid media desperately trying to prove the Russia-gate story, this time a piece by a reporter with a history of failure, as Joe Lauria reports.
Exclusive: They Spy with Their Little Eye
The Five Eyes, a part of what the NSA calls internally its “global network,” have their dirty fingerprints all over the latest spying scandal engulfing New Zealand, writes exiled Kiwi journalist and activist Suzie Dawson.
Watch Replay of 13th Vigil for Assange
Watch Friday’s broadcast here on Consortium News that discussed the latest news on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Bases, Bases, Everywhere … Except in the Pentagon’s Report
These installations exist somewhere between light and shadow, writes Nick Turse. While acknowledged as foreign military outposts, they are excluded from the official inventory.
Triumph of Conventional Wisdom: AP Expunges Iran/Contra Pardons from Barr’s Record
Sam Husseini writes that the news agency ignored the nominee’s link to a major U.S. scandal broken by its own investigative reporter at the time, the late Robert Parry, founder of Consortium News.
Israeli Politics Enter Grubby Realm of Reality TV
Netanyahu demands a TV showdown with his corruption accusers and Roseanne Barr prepares to address the Knesset. The poverty of public discourse has never been more apparent, writes Jonathan Cook.
How Not to Build a ‘Great, Great Wall’
Trump’s promise of an insurmountable barrier between the U.S. and Mexico is an exercise in proven futility, writes Greg Grandin in this guided tour of fortification efforts over several decades.
Ray McGovern: Russia-gate Evidence, Please
Was former FBI Director James Comey pulling a Hoover on Trump to keep him in line? asks Ray McGovern.
A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ as Global Unrest Spreads
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, as social unrest grows in Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria and Los Angeles.
The Twitter Smearing of Corbyn and Assange
Historian and U.K. analyst Mark Curtis checks out the Twitter accounts of journalists whose names have been associated with the Integrity Initiative, a British “counter disinformation” program.