For Italy, Trump Represents a ‘Populist’ Opportunity

The new Italian government is taking comfort in some of Trump’s positions, especially on migration, trade and Russia, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News During the 2016 United States election campaign, most of Italy’s… Read more → Source: Consortium News | For Italy, Trump Represents a ‘Populist’ Opportunity

Trump-Media Logrolling

Hundreds of mainstream newspapers on Thursday have coordinated editorials against Trump’s attacks on the press, but as Sam Husseini explains, the major media needs to do some soul-searching itself.  By Sam Husseini Today, hundreds of newspapers, at the initiative of The Boston… Read more → Source: Consortium News | Trump-Media Logrolling

Trump Strikes Back at Brennan

At war with current and former intelligence officials since before he was elected, Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to strip Barack Obama’s CIA chief of his security clearances, though far worse may be in store for John Brennan, says Ray… Read more → Source: Consortium News | Trump Strikes Back at Brennan

Trump Strikes Back at ‘Ringleader’ Brennan

At war with current and former intelligence officials since before he was elected, Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to strip Barack Obama’s CIA chief of his security clearances, though far worse may be in store for John Brennan, says Ray… Read more → Source: Consortium News | Trump Strikes Back at ‘Ringleader’ Brennan

‘Journey for Justice’ Caravan Launches Cross Country Trek

The Trump administration is dismantling temporary Protected Status to protect people from deportations to countries destabilized by war, civil conflict, or natural catastrophe. One group is fighting back. By Dennis J Bernstein The Trump Administration, with Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard… Read more → Source: Consortium News | ‘Journey for Justice’ Caravan Launches Cross Country Trek

Consortium News Radio— Episode 2: Joe Meadors

A USS Liberty survivor who was arrested by Israel this month trying to break the Gaza blockade joins Episode 2 of Consortium News Radio.   Joe Meadors was a signalman on the USS Liberty surveillance ship on June 8, 1967 when… Read more → Source: Consortium News | Consortium News Radio— Episode 2: Joe Meadors

‘Too Big to Fail’: Russia-gate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack

One year later, the VIPS memo contending that the DNC emails were leaked and not hacked has yet to be successfully challenged. Meanwhile, the country sinks deeper into the morass of the new McCarthyism. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium… Read more → Source: Consortium News | ‘Too Big to Fail’: Russia-gate One Year After […]

Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture

Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News… Read more → Source: Consortium News | Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture

Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US

The election of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s new president further underscores America’s futile military strategy in the region, argues Graham Fuller. By Graham Fuller A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering… Read more → Source: Consortium News | Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad […]

In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship

In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship, argues Caitlin Johnstone in this commentary. By Caitlin Johnstone Last year, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed… Read more → Source: Consortium News | In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship […]