What if Julian Assange had walked out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2013? asks Joe Lauria.
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Honor the Memory of Our Founder Robert Parry, Who Got the Assange Story Right Back in 2010
Investigative reporter Bob Parry, who founded this site in 1995, clearly understood what was at stake in the Assange case back in 2010, when the Obama administration was still actively considering indicting him.
Dems Urged to Support Possible Pardon by Trump for Snowden
Activists and journalists on Twitter pressed lawmakers to set aside partisan politics for the sake of the NSA whistleblower and the fight against digital mass surveillance.
25 YEARS OF CN: ‘Journalists Are All Julian Assange’—Robert Parry, December 16, 2010
This is the second story in the Best of Consortium News series as we look back at our first 25 years throughout our jubilee year.
ROBERT PARRY: All Investigative Journalists Do What Julian Assange Did
The U.S. has indicted Julian Assange for encouraging his source to give more information and for trying to protect his source’s identity, what all journalists routinely do, said one of the greatest investigative journalists of our time.
Letting ‘Wall Street’ Walk
Legal double standards are the norm in the U.S. – no jail for law-flouting Wall Street bankers but mass incarceration for average citizens, especially minorities, who get caught up in the prison-industrial-complex, as Michael Brenner describes.
Geithner Gets Morgan-Chase Gravy
Despite the 2008 Wall Street crash and government promises of reform, the old back-scratching ways of special favors and influence are again in vogue – as if they were ever out of style, writes JP Sottile.
Killing the Black Panthers
In the 1960s, the U.S. government as well as state and local authorities waged a war against the Black Panthers and other militants who were challenging white racism. The repression included sabotage and outright murder, a grim reality recalled in…
Gen. Petraeus: Too Big to Jail
From the Archive: Retired Gen. David Petraeus confessed on Thursday to giving sensitive government secrets to his mistress and then lying about it to the FBI, but will get no jail time, only two years probation and a fine, showing…
Petraeus: Poster Child for Double Standards
Official Washington’s influential neocons love former CIA Director (and retired Gen.) David Petraeus so much that his hand-slap punishment for exposing secrets, including agent identities, was applauded by many despite the double standard of harsh penalties for others, as ex-CIA analyst…