Imagine if a Chinese billionaire were funding a political message in Western societies the way Open Society is doing in Arab countries.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Deaf, but Not Blind to US Decline
In Fiona Hill’s recent speech it’s possible to detect the very faint signals of Washington’s policy elite responding to the immense global power shift that is underway.
Chris Hedges: The Democratic Party’s Revenge on Matt Taibbi
Extensive government blacklists, revealed by the Twitter Files, are used to censor left-wing and right-wing critics. This censorship apparatus has been turned on the reporter who exposed them.
Netanyahu Pays for Ditching Democrats
The Israeli leader made a major miscalculation by turning against the Democratic Party and allying his country entirely with Republicans, writes Ramzy Baroud.
Chris Hedges: CN’s ‘Courageous & Independent’ Reporting
One of the leading journalists’ of our age expounds on the unique importance of Consortium News.
WATCH: CN Live! — ‘Rescuing Assange: The End Game’
Julian Assange’s Australian lawyer, Stephen Kenny, speaks to CN Live! about the “end game” to free the WikiLeaks publisher. With U.S. constitutional lawyer Bruce Afran. Watch the replay.
G7 Should Be Shut Down
This is an undemocratic body that uses its historical power to impose its narrow interests on a world that is in the grip of a range of more pressing dilemmas. writes Vijay Prashad.
Caitlin Johnstone: 60 Minutes Australia Churning Out War-with-China Propaganda
Australians are particularly vulnerable to propaganda because the country has the most concentrated media ownership in the Western world, dominated by Nine Entertainment and the Murdoch-owned News Corp.
The Quest to Expose US Torture
With each passing year, more details emerge about Washington’s torture programs, writes Karen J. Greenberg. But much remains hidden as Congress and U.S. policymakers refuse to address the wrongdoing.
After Clearing MI5 of Torture, Keir Starmer Attended its Chief’s Farewell Party
The year after he protected Jonathan Evans from possible prosecution, the U.K. Labour leader — then senior public prosecutor — went to the spymaster’s farewell drinks, paid for by the security agency, Matt Kennard reports.
Patrick Lawrence: John Durham & Burying History
Witness the obliteration of a highly significant passage in U.S. history. To be deprived in this way of the past — of the facts of our time — is a kind of condemnation.
Britain’s Perilous Escalation in Ukraine
From lobbying for fighter jets to supplying depleted uranium, the U.K. is making sure escalation is the only way forward, writes Jonathan Cook.
Two Decades That Boosted the US Middle Class
Sam Pizzigati considers new research on the U.S. mid-century home ownership boom in the context of today’s record levels of inequality.
Support Consortium News
Thanks to our loyal and generous readers and viewers, Consortium News has continued to bring leading coverage of Julian Assange, the war in Ukraine, the changing world order, peace breaking out in the Middle East, and much, much more.
WATCH: Biden Missing, But Assange Sydney Rally Goes On
Joe Biden was due in Sydney Wednesday where he’s facing increased pressure to let Julian Assange go. Biden cancelled the trip but a rally in Hyde Park sent him the message anyway.
Chinese Immigrants Sue Florida Over Law That Would Limit Them, Russians, Cubans, Venezuelans & Others from Buying Property
Plaintiffs say a law set to take effect in July will cast suspicion on any property buyers whose name sounds remotely Asian, Russian, Iranian, Cuban, Venezuelan or Syrian.
WATCH: Stella Assange & Jen Robinson at the NPC
Stella Assange, Julian Assange’s wife, and his lawyer, Jennifer Robinson addressed the media at the National Press Club in Canberra.
The War in Ukraine Was Provoked
The Biden administration’s insistence on NATO enlargement has made Ukraine a victim of misconceived and unachievable U.S. military aspirations, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs.
Caitlin Johnstone: US Weapons to Attack Crimea
The West’s pattern of continually escalating nuclear brinkmanship in Ukraine has built-in incentives for Russia to ramp up its own aggressions directly against NATO.
Ukraine War Is Critical in Slovakia’s Elections
In a country that had relied on cheap gas from Russia, the pro-Zelensky prime minister has resigned and a technocratic caretaker government faces a confidence vote in Parliament.