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Listen to the Students!
Marjorie Cohn | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2024

8 May 2024 – Hopefully, the political movement on US college campuses will be a game changer in stopping Israel’s U.S.-backed genocide in Gaza.

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UN Vote Was for Palestinian Membership, Not Statehood
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2024

10 May 2024 – In a blow to the U.S., the U.N. General Assembly voted today to give Palestine, whose statehood it has already acknowledged, full U.N. membership, forcing the U.S. into another embarrassing veto at the Security Council.

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Protestors Confront White House Correspondents’ Dinner
News2Share | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2024

27 Apr 2024 – As corporate media members enter the venue for the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner today, anti-genocide protestors are literally in their faces over the mainstream media covering for Israel.

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Enforcing Silence on Genocide
Elizabeth Vos | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2024

4 May 2024 – The U.S. public should by now be realizing that instead of stopping genocide, U.S. institutional and media authority is actively stamping out cries to stop the mass murder being committed with U.S. complicity.

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DC Police Refuse George Washington University Request to Arrest Students
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2024

27 Apr 2024 – The Washington, D.C. police turned down a request by GWU president to clear out the anti-genocide encampment on campus.

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Palestinian Genocide: Worse Than You Can Imagine
Craig Murray | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2024

26 Apr 2024 – The author has no doubt the Western political elite are complicit in the genocide of Palestinians at a much deeper level than the people have yet understood.

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War & Genocide on Earth Day
Melissa Garriga | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2024

19 Apr 2024 – On Earth Day, Mon 22 Apr, prepare for the annual spectacle of U.S. lawmakers about their love for the planet. U.S. military aggression and imperial ambitions leave a trail of natural destruction — all under the guise of national security.

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US Vetoes Palestine UN Membership as Russia Walks Out
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2024

19 Apr 2024 – The USA yesterday vetoed a UNSC resolution granting Palestine full membership in the UN. Palestinian statehood was recognized by the U.N. General Assembly in Nov 2012 when it was given non-member, Observer State status. The U.S. defied 12 council members who voted for full membership. Britain and Switzerland abstained. 

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Nicaragua’s Case against Germany Arming Israel
Marjorie Cohn | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2024

18 Apr 2024 – Unlike Washington, Berlin — Israel’s second-largest arms supplier — has consented to full jurisdiction of the ICJ so it is an easier target for Nicaragua’s lawsuit.

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Niger to US: Pack Up Your Forever War
Nick Turse | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2024

3 Apr 2024 – The latest in a series of stalemates, fiascos, or outright defeats in Washington’s Global War of Terror.

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The Horrors a Rafah Invasion Would Bring
Ramzy Baroud | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2024

5 Mar 2024 – The Palestinian city of Rafah is not just older than Israel, it is as old as civilization itself and has existed for thousands of years. An Israeli invasion of Rafah will not alter the battlefield in favor of the Israeli army, but it will be horrific for the displaced Palestinians.

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Grand Delusions
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Feb 2024

20 Feb 2024 – This year’s Munich Security Conference was predictably all about the imaginary danger that Russians intend to proceed westward into Europe as soon as they finish in Ukraine.

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The Hague: South Africa v. Israel – ICJ Order
Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jan 2024

The International Court of Justice delivers its order in South Africa v. Israel – Streamed live on 26 Jan 2024

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The International Court of Justice Stops Short of Ordering Gaza Ceasefire to Stop Genocide
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jan 2024

26 Jan 2024 – The ICJ ruled that Israel’s military shall not commit acts forbidden by Article 2 of Genocide Convention but stopped short of ordering Israel to cease its military operation in Gaza.

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Beyond the US Veto: UN Options to Protect Gaza
Marjorie Cohn | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jan 2024

29 Dec 2023 – Any party to the Genocide Convention can submit the matter to the World Court, which could make a finding of genocide. The General Assembly also has an option left.

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The World Has Lost John Pilger (9 Oct 1939 – 30 Dec 2023) RIP
Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jan 2024

One of the greatest journalists and filmmakers of any generation has died at age 84, his family announced on Sunday 31 Dec.

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That Can’t Be True about Israel
Caitlin Johnstone | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Dec 2023

Israel’s actions are so horrific and depraved I keep thinking I must be misinterpreting what I’m reading or disregarding a claim as over the top, only to find out it’s true.

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Media’s Fatal Compromises
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2023

28 Nov 2023 – The practice of “embedding” struck me as a repellent compromise with power. It is no longer enough to tether correspondents to the perspective of the military from whose side they report. We are on the way to huge, bloody, consequential wars fought without any witnesses.

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IDF Knew Real Hamas HQ while Lying about al-Shifa
Gareth Porter | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

23 Nov 2023 – While lying to the world that Hamas HQ was under al-Shifa Hospital, the IDF had already found the actual command center 8.5 km away.

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Activating the Genocide Convention
Craig Murray | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

19 Nov 2023 – There is no room to doubt that Israel’s bombing of Palestinian civilians and depriving them of food, water and other necessities of life are grounds to invoke the 1948 Genocide Convention. 

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New Document Leak on Plan to Expel Gaza Population
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

30 Oct 2023 – A leaked document from the Israeli Ministry of Intelligence to an Israeli news site today lays out a plan to transfer more than 2 million Palestinians from Gaza to Egypt’s Sinai desert. [Moses, 13th century BCE, Redux]

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Atrocity Propaganda
Elizabeth Vos | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

17 Oct 2023 – Israel and its supporters in the West are helping to provide psychological cover for an ongoing massacre of Palestinian civilians.

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Dying for Inches in Ukraine
Caitlin Johnstone | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

30 Sep 2023 – That weapons systems are being tested on human bodies to the immense benefit of war profiteers over a completely avoidable and provoked war is nightmarishly depraved. 

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Australian Parliamentarians Speak Outside DOJ after Assange Talks
Consortium News | Popular Resistance - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2023

21 Sep 2023 – A delegation of six Australian members of Parliament are in Washington this week lobbying for the release of Julian Assange.

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Media: Bad Faith & Blank Checks
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

4 Sep 2023 – All mainstream journalism is “embedded journalism” now, for the battlefield is everywhere. An excerpt from Lawrence’s new book, ‘Journalists and Their Shadows.’

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What Is a Hicks-Style Plea Bargain for Assange?
Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

14 Aug 2023 – David Hicks took a so-called Alford Plea to get out of Guantanamo, in which he pled guilty to a single charge, but was allowed to assert his innocence at the same time.  Such a plea could be offered to Assange. (Watch video below)

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Requiem for NATO’s Nightmare
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

28 Jul 2023 – The dysfunction of the Atlantic military alliance over Ukrainian membership was just the most public manifestation of the debacle that was the Vilnius summit.

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NATO Summit, a Theater of the Absurd
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jul 2023

10 Jul 2023 – The unfulfilled goals and objectives from last year’s meeting in Madrid loom over the Atlantic military alliance. When the membership meets in Vilnius this week, normalizing failure might best describe the most that can be accomplished.

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NATO’s Scorched Earth in Ukraine
Tony Kevin | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2023

The forthcoming NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania on July 11-12 infected by a strange policy fatalism. The West seems content to let Zelensky go on wasting Ukraine’s increasingly scarce military-age men in a process described as NATO’s assisted suicide of the Ukrainian nation.

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Ukraine Timeline Tells the Story
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2023

30 Jun 2023 – Without historical context, buried by corporate media, it’s impossible to understand Ukraine. Historians will tell the story. But the Establishment hits back at journalists who try to tell it now. The way to prevent understanding of the Ukraine war is to suppress its history. A cartoon version says the conflict began in February 2022 when Vladimir Putin woke up one morning and decided to invade Ukraine…

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US Still Nowhere with the Chinese
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jun 2023

20 Jun 2023 – The bitter truth is that the leaders of Biden’s foreign policy are too paralyzed by the ideology of American primacy to come up with a single, solitary new thought as to how to address other great powers as we enter an historically new era.

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Biden Would Need His Pound of Flesh from Assange
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jun 2023

21 Jun 2023 – The U.S. president would not likely move on the case without some face-saving measure to ward off pressure from the C.I.A. and his own party.

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A History of Ceasefires & Peace in Ukraine
Ann Wright | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2023

14 Jun 2023 – Negotiations, ceasefires, armistices and peace agreements are as old as wars themselves. Every war ends with some version of one of them. To stop the killing in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, people of conscience must do everything they can to make negotiations for a ceasefire become a reality.

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Rest in Peace Daniel Ellsberg
Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2023

16 Jun 2023 – One of US’ most courageous men, who took on the most powerful government in the world to expose its lies about the Vietnam war, has died at 92. 

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Global South Aims to Fix the UN
Ramzy Baroud | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 May 2023

23 May 2023 – Calls to reform the Security Council have been made many times in the past, but Beijing’s position is particularly important in both language and timing.

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Shock Doctrine: Industry Exploiting Ukraine War for Liquefied Natural Gas Expansion
Olivia Rosane | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 May 2023

28 Apr 2023 – In an investigation targeting the “shock doctrine” practices of the gas industry, Greenpeace is calling on policymakers in both the U.S. and EU to move away from expanding LNG infrastructure before it’s too late.

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Chilean President Plans to Nationalize Lithium Industry
Gabriel Boric | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 May 2023

28 Apr 2023 – The initiative, which will be sent to Congress later this year, is designed to boost the economy of the nation, which has some of the world’s largest reserves of the high-demand metal.

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Western Media’s Peculiar Incuriosity about Nord Stream
Jonathan Cook | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2023

26 Apr 2023 – Seymour Hersh’s investigation is filled with details that could be checked ­— and verified or rebutted — if anyone wished to do so.

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Syria Comes in from the Cold
Scott Ritter | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2023

24 Apr 2023 – After the Chinese-brokered rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, another diplomatic coup is unfolding in the Middle East. This one is orchestrated by the Russians.

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Leaks Spelling the End for Ukraine
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2023

17 Apr 2023 – Leaked U.S. intelligence documents have exposed Western disinformation  about Ukraine winning the war. Now the heavy fighting moves to Washington.

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The Iinternational Criminal Court’s Selective Prosecution
Marjorie Cohn | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Apr 2023

29 Mar 2023 – The ICC’s double standard in the treatment of Ukraine and Palestine is largely due to political coercion by the U.S., which isn’t even a party to the court’s Rome Statute.

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The Mafia: BP Stole £15 Billion of Iraqi Oil after British/West Invasion
Matt Kennard | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2023

23 Mar 2023 – Shell, the other U.K. “super-major” oil company, also re-entered Iraq in 2009 after an invasion in 2003 that was widely denounced at the time as a war-for-oil on the part of the U.S. and U.K.

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G7 vs BRICS — Off to the Races
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2023

22 Mar 2023 – BRICS Surpasses G7 in PPP-Adjusted Global GDP – An economist digging below the surface of an IMF report found something that should shock the Western bloc out of any false confidence in its unsurpassed global economic clout.

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Anything to Say? Assange, Snowden & Manning in Sydney
Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2023

11 Mar 2023 – The three bronze statues that have been touring the world have arrived in Assange’s home country, Australia.

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A Sane Voice amidst the Madness
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2023

17 Mar 2023 – Former Australian PM Paul Keating has eviscerated Australia’s deal to buy nuclear submarines from the U.K. and U.S., saying there is no Chinese threat to defend against, despite the war hysteria stirring in Australia.

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Seismic Iran-Saudi Rapprochement Isolates US
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2023

11 Mar 2023 – The Chinese-brokered diplomatic deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran not only opens the way for resolution of region-wide conflicts, but foils U.S. Mideast divide-and-rule designs based on Saudi-Iranian enmity. The success of the normalization and its effect on the Middle East remains to be seen. But it is a start that few thought they’d ever see as long as the U.S. stood in the way. 

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Totalized Censorship
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Feb 2023

20 Feb 2023 – Content warning, canceling, de-platforming, denying access: The fate of Sy Hersh’s Democracy Now! interview on YouTube is the latest indication of how much rougher press suppression is in this new media era. 

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‘Cleansing’ Palestinians from Palestine
Marjorie Cohn | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Feb 2023

13 Feb 2023 – Israel’s new extremist regime — the most anti-Palestinian in history — seems to be aiming at incorporating all of the occupied Palestinian territories into Israel.

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WATCH: Roger Waters at UN Security Council on Ukraine (Full Text)
Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Feb 2023

8 Feb 2023 – The British rock star was invited by Russia to address the Council. The Pink Floyd co-founder has been an outspoken critic of U.S. policy in Ukraine and has called for an end of arms shipments to Kiev.

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US-Laid Trap for Russia Has Trapped West Instead
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Feb 2023

6 Feb 2023 – A month before the Feb. 24, 2022 Russian invasion, CN wrote that the U.S. was laying a trap to lure Russia into an economic, information and proxy war. All three have failed for the U.S.

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Twitter Files & the Death of Russiagate (Matt Taibbi, Chris Hedges, John Kiriakou)
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

1 Feb 2023 – Matt Taibbi joins CN Live! to discuss the implications of his Twitter Files revelations, including his latest on Hamilton 68 and its fatal blow to the Russiagate narrative. With Chris Hedges and John Kiriakou.

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Germany Risks Forgetting Its History
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

31 Jan 2023 – Two days before Holocaust Remembrance Day last week, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, under heavy pressure from Washington, announced that Germany would send 14 Leopard tanks to Ukraine breaking the self-imposed constraints on the military’s role in German foreign policy in place since the end of WWII.

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The Nightmare of NATO Equipment Being Sent to Ukraine
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2023

24 Jan 2023 – The West’s recent approval of more military assistance for Kiev risks nuclear nightmare, fails Ukrainian expectations, and rebukes the WWII history enshrined in a prominent Soviet war memorial in Berlin. Today the White House decided that it would send about 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a political cover for Germany that decided to ship 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Kiev.

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Remembering Robert Parry, Who Died 5 Yrs Ago Today
Nat Parry | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2023

27 Jan 2023 – The founder of Consortium News died five years ago today. Robert Parry had an illustrious career as an investigative reporter for the Associated Press, Newsweek and PBS Frontline, best-known for his revelations in the Iran Contra scandal and the October Surprise.

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On the Influence of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2023

29 Dec 2022 – A short history of neo-Nazism in Ukraine in response to NewsGuard’s charge that Consortium News published false content about its extent. 

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Daniel Ellsberg: Indict Me Too
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2022

7 Dec 2022 – Daniel Ellsberg has called on the U.S. to indict him for having the same unauthorized possession of classified material as Julian Assange. Ellsberg follows the Cryptome.org founder who has also invited prosecution.

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Cryptome Founder Asks to Be Indicted with Assange
Joe Lauria | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2022

30 Nov 2022 – John Young, the founder of the Cryptome website, has asked the U.S. Justice Department to also indict him as he published un-redacted State Dept. files before WikiLeaks did.

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Pipelines v. USA
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

12 Oct 2022 – Intent, motive and means: People serving life sentences in U.S. prisons have been convicted on weaker grounds than the circumstantial evidence against Washington for the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines.

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The Timing of the Pipeline Attack
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2022

28 Sep 2022 – The U.S. had already forced Germany to shut down Nord Stream 2 but there are signs that an end to the Ukraine war would have put it back online. Why then did someone attack the pipeline on Monday [26 Sep], releasing the gas it contained into the Baltic Sea?

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John Pilger’s 2014 Warning about Ukraine
John Pilger | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

24 Sep 2022 – In an article on May 13, 2014 in The Guardian, republished here, John Pilger warned the “U.S. is threatening to take the world to war” over Ukraine, words that have taken on new meaning.

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Reaping the Whirlwind
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

22 Sep 2022 – “A permanent member of the UNSC invaded its neighbor, attempted to erase a sovereign state from the map,” Biden said. “Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the UN Charter.” History, however, is a harsh mistress, where facts become inconvenient to perception; through the prism of historical fact, the narrative being promulgated by Biden becomes flipped.

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The Historic Collapse of Journalism
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

Accuracy no longer matters. Witnessing no longer matters. Conformity matters.

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Getting It Wrong on Ukraine
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

1 Sep 2022 – Bill Arkin and his employers at Newsweek seem to be content with serving as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s stenographers, putting out stories which have not, and will not, stand the test of time. Arkin is a prisoner of his sources, a problem that pervades Western reporting on the conflict in Ukraine.

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The Instinctive Distrust of Big Media
Nat Parry | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

19 Aug 2022 – US citizens’ trust in the media has reached all time lows, with just 11 percent expressing confidence in television news and 16 percent expressing confidence in newspapers. These are the startling findings of Gallup’s latest survey of US attitudes about the media.

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Hiroshima at 77: Another Hiroshima Is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now
John Pilger | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

3 Aug 2022 – Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target: China.

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Assange Put on Suicide Watch after Patel Decision, Father Says
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

22 Jun 2022 – John Shipton said Julian Assange was stripped naked and put in an empty cell to prevent him from killing himself over the home secretary’s decision to sign his extradition order.

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Doctor’s Orders: ‘Do Not Extradite Assange’
Doctors for Assange | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

13 Jun 2022 – Ahead of the U.K. Home Secretary’s decision on whether to extradite Julian Assange to the United States, a group of more than 300 doctors representing 35 countries have told Priti Patel that approving his extradition would be “medically and ethically unacceptable”.

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Phase Three in Ukraine
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

30 May 2022 – No amount of western military aid has been able to prevent Russia from achieving its military objective of liberating the entire territories of both Lugansk and Donetsk as Phase Three begins.

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The New Iron Curtain
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

16 May 2022 – The Ukraine crisis proves to be Europe’s crucible and Europe proves a profound disappointment.

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PayPal Cancels Consortium News Account–May Seize Balance
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

1 May 2022 – PayPal has canceled CN’s account without any prior notice or due process and with virtually no explanation. The online payment system gave no warning or reason and indicated that only if “applicable” will the balance be returned.

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‘Crushing Dissent’ with George Galloway, Chris Hedges, Scott Ritter and Jill Stein
Joe Lauria and Elizabeth Vos | Consortium News Live – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

14 Apr 2022 – Join us as we examine the information warfare being waged to enforce a single narrative about the war in Ukraine. It may be worse than McCarthyism, which was defeated by its own excesses. Our guests have been targets of censorship and smears in this coordinated assault on freedom of expression.

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The US Bubble of Pretend
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2022

5 Apr 2022 – The lack of objective, principled coverage of the war in Ukraine is a degenerate state of affairs. The one thing worse is the extent to which it’s perfectly fine with most North Americans.

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Biden Confirms Why the US Needed This Ukrainian War
Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

27 Mar 2022 – In a moment of candor, Joe Biden has revealed why the U.S. needed the Russian invasion and why it needs it to continue.

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The Empire’s Last Stand
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

20 Sep 2021 – The origins of the first Cold War have been hopelessly blurred in the histories. We can watch this time. It is occurring before our eyes. I venture a prediction. When enough people begin to resist the madness and we begin to get somewhere, Cold War II will turn out to be the American empire’s last stand.

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John Pilger: A Day in the Death of British Justice
John Pilger | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

12 Aug 2021 – The veteran journalist has covered Julian Assange’s case from the beginning and was in London this week to witness the latest shameful episode. “The reputation of British justice now rests on the shoulders of the High Court in the life or death case of Julian Assange.” Here is his dispatch.

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US Bombs Syria & Ridiculously Claims Self Defense
Caitlin Johnstone | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

26 Feb 2021 – So we are being told that the United States launched an airstrike on Syria, a nation it invaded and is illegally occupying, because of attacks on “U.S. locations” in Iraq, another nation the U.S. invaded and is illegally occupying. It is impossible for its actions in either of those countries to be defensive. The U.S. is always necessarily the aggressor.

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MLK’s Warning of America’s Spiritual Death
Gary G. Kohls, MD | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

From the Archive: A half century ago, The New York Times accused Martin Luther King Jr. of “slander” for decrying the Vietnam War and The Washington Post detected “unsupported fantasies” in his speech, recalled more favorably by Gary G. Kohls–originally published on 19 Jan 2014; slightly edited for time element.

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Biden’s Nominee for CIA Director
John Kiriakou | Consortium News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

11 Jan 2021 – If there must be a CIA, I feel better with Bill Burns being in charge of it.

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A Pandemic of ‘Russian Hacking’
Ray McGovern and Joe Lauria | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

19 Dec 2020 – The hyperbolic, evidence-free media reports on the “fresh outbreak” of the Russian-hacking disease seems an obvious attempt by intelligence to handcuff President-elect Joe Biden into a strong anti-Russian posture. Neither the actor, nor the motive, nor the damage done is known for certain in this latest scare story.

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Two Massive New Leaks Show Dirty Underbelly of Empire
Lee Camp | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

12 Oct 2020 – Most Americans don’t know reality. They know their personal reality, which is detached from the real one. Shhhh, don’t tell them about the Blue Leaks and the Syria PR Leaks. The mainstream media’s virtual blackout must mean they aren’t supposed to know.

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What’s the Difference between ‘Villain’ Assange and ‘Intrepid’ Woodward?
Lee Camp | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

23 Sep 2020 – The completely fair super awesome trial of Julian Assange is a beautiful blend of the works of Kafka, Stalin and Joseph Heller. The next time you see a mainstream-media talking-head fawn over Woodward, just remember that if they had any backbone, any moral core, they would be fawning over Assange instead.

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Julian Assange, Prometheus Bound
Pepe Escobar | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

8 Sep 2020 – This is the tale of an Ancient Greek tragedy reenacted in AngloAmerica. Amid thundering silence and nearly universal indifference, chained, immobile, invisible, a squalid Prometheus was transferred from the gallows for a show trial in a faux Gothic court built on the site of a medieval prison.

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Premiere: The War on Journalism — The Case of Julian Assange
Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2020

28 Aug 2020 – Imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and editor Assange’s extradition is being sought in a hearing to begin 7 Sep for publishing documents that exposed U.S. government war crimes and human rights abuses. There is a war on journalism and Julian Assange is at the centre of it. If this precedent is set then what happens to Assange can happen to any journalist. MUST WATCH!

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Presumptuous Pompeo Pushes Preposterous ‘Peking’ Policy
Ray McGovern | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

28 Jul 2020 – Quick. Somebody tell Mike Pompeo. The secretary of state is not supposed to play the role of court jester — the laughing stock to the world. There was no sign that any of those listening to his “major China policy statement” last Thursday at the Nixon Library turned to their neighbor and said, “He’s kidding, right? Richard Nixon meant well but failed miserably to change China’s behavior? And now Pompeo is going to put them in their place?”

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BOUNTYGATE: Scapegoating Systemic Military Failure in Afghanistan
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

5 Jul 2020 – The story of the alleged “bounty scheme” grew up in the context of top U.S. brass blaming Russia for America’s defeat in Afghanistan. Research shows that 99% of Americans never have seen the material in this article. Understandable – it can be highly contagious and carries a high morbidity rate for those with pre-existing biases.

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Politicians Call on UK to Release Assange
Consortium News | Popular Resistance - TRANSCEND Media Servivce, 22 Jun 2020

16 Jun 2020 – A group of members of the European Parliament, and former members of Congress and local legislatures have written to Britain’s secretary of state for justice urging that Julian Assange be released from Belmarsh prison on compassionate grounds. The text of the letter signed by former British MP Chris Williamson, former U.S. Mike Gravel and former Congressman Ron Paul among other political leaders:

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Don’t Railroad Julian Assange to Virginia
Consortium News | Editorial – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2019

22 Oct 2019 – The WikiLeaks legal team has a strong case to throw out Assange’s extradition request after the government that wants him extradited got hold of surveillance video of his privileged attorney-client conversations.

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The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine ‘Scandal’: The Routine Corruption of US Foreign Policy
Joe Lauria - Consortium News, 30 Sep 2019

26 Sep 2019 – The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine “scandal,” which has led to impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, are not being told, even by Republicans. What’s not being talked about in the mainstream is the context of this story, which shows that, politics aside, Biden should indeed be investigated in both Ukraine and in the United States.

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Pretexts for an Attack on Iran
Ray McGovern – Consortium News, 27 May 2019

15 May 2019 – Ray McGovern probes the step-up in U.S. belligerence towards a country posing the same non-existent strategic threat as Iraq.

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How Much of Venezuela’s Crisis Is Really Maduro’s Fault?
Steve Ellner – Consortium News, 25 Feb 2019

15 Feb 2019 – The Venezuelan opposition frequently argues that neither the sanctions nor depressed international oil prices are to blame for the nation’s economic difficulties, only the mismanagement of the economy. There are several factors for Venezuela’s economic crisis, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to U.S. leaders or following corporate media.

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Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa! (Part 2)
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – Consortium News, 21 Jan 2019

“Hotel Rwanda” is a touchstone of interventionist ideology. Debunking that script helps show why the closure of the assassination case against Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame serves Western interests.

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Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted
Joe Lauria – Consortium News, 7 Jan 2019

31 Dec 2018 – Donald Trump’s lawyer said today that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted and he compared WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers.

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United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
Ann Garrison – Consortium News, 26 Nov 2018

It appears increasingly likely WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government.

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Turning on Russia (Part 1)
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould – Consortium News, 7 May 2018

29 Apr 2018 – With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the creation of the so called Wolfowitz Doctrine in 1992 during the administration of George Herbert Walker Bush, the United States claimed the mantle of the world’s first and only Unipower with the intention of crushing any nation or system that would oppose it in the future. The New World Order, foreseen just a few short years ago, becomes more disorderly by the day.

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The Latest Act in Israel’s Iran Nuclear Disinformation Campaign
Gareth Porter - Consortium News, 7 May 2018

3 May 2018 – Benjamin Netanyahu’s stage performance about Iran seeking a nuclear weapon not only was based on old material, but evidence shows it was fabricated too.

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Turning on Russia (Part 2)
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould – Consortium News, 7 May 2018

How Neo-Conservatives, Behind the Scenes, Took Control of U.S. Foreign Policy

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An Alternative Explanation to the Skripal Mystery
Gareth Porter - Consortium News, 30 Apr 2018

An alternative explanation to the mystery surrounding the poisoning of Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may involve a possibility that neither the British nor Russian governments want to talk about.

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Trump Attacks Syria with Chemical Experts on the Way
Joe Lauria - Consortium News, 23 Apr 2018

13 Apr 2018 – President Trump ordered airstrikes on Syria as a team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was about to arrive to determine whether a chemical weapons attack had even occurred.

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Trump Supports ‘Space Force’ for War-Making and Dominance in Space
Dennis J Bernstein – Consortium News, 26 Mar 2018

20 Mar 2018 – Calls by Trump for a new ‘Space Force’ could further the potential of an armed showdown between US and foreign powers, such as China and Russia, reports Dennis J Bernstein in this interview with peace activist Bruce Gagnon.

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Syria’s White Helmets Go Global
Caitlin Johnstone – Consortium News, 19 Feb 2018

Syria’s White Helmets have been boosted by the West as a trusted humanitarian organization, but their origins and motives remain murky. Now, the White Helmets effort appears to be spreading to other countries.

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