Truly critical issues involving hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of U.S. taxpayer dollars go largely uncovered, writes William J. Astore.
Tag: Dwight Eisenhower
A Forever Foreign Policy Debate
America’s failure to heed Eisenhower’s warning about the military industrial complex can be blamed on U.S. democracy itself, writes Lawrence Davidson.
9/11: Why Americans Were Never Told Why They Were Attacked
When Western media discusses terrorism against the West, such as 9/11, the motive is almost always left out, even when the terrorists state they are avenging longstanding Western violence in the Muslim world, reports Joe Lauria.
Eisenhower Rejected Military Demands for Nuclear War on China
Gareth Porter reports on a previously censored account that Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg has published in full out of concern for the growing threat of U.S. war with China over Taiwan.
Manufacturing Consent for War
The targets of Washington’s bullets have been leaders who tried to assert their nation’s economic sovereignty, writes Jeremy Kuzmarov in this review of a new book by Vijay Prashad.
Questioning America’s Warlords
Endless war is a feature of American national programming, argues William Astore.
Taking Money With One Hand & Fooling Us With the Other
The hidden costs of capitalism to human lives and the natural world are beginning to be laid bare, writes Jonathan Cook, but the Establishment is fighting back.
WATCH: On the History of US-Backed Coups—Consortium News Editor Speaks to George Galloway
The Consortium News editor-in-chief was interviewed by former British MP George Galloway on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the British and U.S. coup in Iran.
Our Series on the Atomic Bomb
There were two reasons why Consortium News devoted so much space to the commemoration of the atomic bombings of Japan.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: Hiroshima and the Backlash Against Historical Truth
On the 50th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1995 historians at the Smithsonian tried to present a truthful accounting of that U.S. decision-making but were stopped by right-wing politicians who insist on maintaining comforting myths, recalls Gary G. Kohls.