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The Great ‘What if?’ for Julian Assange
What if Julian Assange had walked out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2013? asks Joe Lauria.
Democracy in America 1832 – 2022
Alexis de Tocqueville, the French visitor to the United States 180 years ago, already defined the enduring American character and what would come to pass, writes Micheal Brenner.
How America’s Official Secrets Act Ensnared Julian Assange
If the U.S. wins its appeal, Julian Assange will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom, reports Joe Lauria.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: On Pardoning Turkeys
While Joe Biden is busy pardoning two turkeys, how many human beings has he pardoned since becoming president?
Murder By Any Other Name
Scott Ritter explains how the murder of Zemari Ahmadi and nine family members by a U.S. drone attack in August was whitewashed by the Pentagon.
4 Years Later, NYT Says Steele Dossier ‘Turned Out to Be Democratic-Funded Opposition Research’
With the arrest of the principal source of the bogus dossier, The New York Times belatedly admits what the dossier was, a fact reported in Consortium News four years ago.
COP26: US Brings Sorry Climate Record to Glasgow
President Joe Biden wants to lecture other countries to make huge commitments to combat climate change while he brings a poor U.S. record to the Glasgow conference, writes Joe Lauria.
The Tough-Guy, Hard-Ball, Syndrome
It’s a matter of substance as much as form, writes Michael Brenner. And it helps explain the self-imposed lobotomy of the U.S. foreign policy establishment in recent years.
What the Yahoo! Assange Report Got Wrong
The Yahoo! report provides important new details of facts reported a year ago, but contains several errors, including a fabricated story about Russian operatives exfiltrating Assange from the Ecuador embassy, writes Joe Lauria.