Consortium News:ㅤThe Assange ‘Death Plots’

Now that the WikiLeaks publisher faces imminent extradition to the United States, another death risk arises, Kellie Tranter reports. Pro-Assange activist at London’s Piccadilly Circus, February 2022. (Alisdare Hickson, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0) By Kellie Tranter Declassified Australia Documents obtained under freedom-of-information applications have revealed a worrying side to official Australian efforts regarding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In September 2021, DFAT  [Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade] became aware of media reports detailing C.I.A.

Consortium News:ㅤUS Deceptions at the Heart of Assange Case

Lawyers for the WikiLeaks publisher charge that while British courts looked the other way, the U. S. has been distorting and withholding evidence to engineer his extradition, Cathy Vogan reports. Don’t Extradite Assange March, central London, Feb. 22, 2020. (Steve Eason, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0) By Cathy Vogan in London Special to Consortium News A clue to some of the legal arguments Julian Assange’s lawyers will likely make at a two-day hearing this week at

Consortium News:ㅤIsrael’s Big Game Propaganda

Israel took advantage of 123 million TV viewers — the most since the 1969 Moon landing — to ply its propaganda during Sunday’s U.S. football championship match, writes Alan MacLeod. Robert Kraft at the launch of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ “Face Jewish Hate” campaign in Boston on May 15, 2023. (Office of Governor Maura Healey, Flickr, Joshua Qualls, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) By Alan MacLeod MintPress News Amid the fast-paced action that saw the Kansas City Chiefs

Consortium News:ㅤHow the CIA Destabilizes the World

Jeffrey Sachs regrets that the C.I.A.’s rogue operations did not end after the crimes exposed by the 1975 Church Committee. “Spies in D.C., code name ‘Giddy Up.’ ” (Lorie Shaull, Flickr, CC BY 2.0) By Jeffrey D. Sachs Common Dreams There are three basic problems with the C.I.A.: its objectives, methods and unaccountability.  Its operational objectives are whatever the C.I.A. or the president of the United States defines to be in the U.S. interest at

Consortium News:ㅤAS`AD AbuKhHALIL: Arabs Divided on ICJ Ruling

The liberal Arab camp thinks the ICJ ruling will lead to a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian question, while the popular camp has lost faith in international organizations, including the ICJ. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Cairo for a. peace summit on Oct. 21, 2023. (GovernmentZA, Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0) By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News  Israel will forever be stained with the label of genocide and its supporters will always be

Consortium News:ㅤAS’AD AbuKHALIL: Arabs Divided on ICJ Ruling

The liberal Arab camp thinks the ICJ ruling will lead to a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian question, while the popular camp has lost faith in international organizations, including the ICJ. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Cairo for a. peace summit on Oct. 21, 2023. (GovernmentZA, Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0) By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News  Israel will forever be stained with the label of genocide and its supporters will always be

Consortium News:ㅤPatrick Lawrence: Crisis at the NYT

The relationship between the Times and Israeli authorities is now exposed to more light than was ever supposed to shine on it. The New York Times Building in New York City. (Torrenegra, Flickr, CC BY 2.0) By Patrick Lawrence ScheerPost It has been evident to many of us since the genocide in Gaza began Oct. 7 that Israel risked asking too much of those inclined to take its side. The Zionist state would ask what

Consortium News:ㅤFrom ‘Jihadist’ Dearborn to Middle East’s ‘Insects’

Columns by Steven Stalinsky in The Wall Street Journal and Thomas Friedman in The New York Times offer case studies of unethical journalism, write Mischa Geracoulis and Heidi Boghosian. Wall Street Journal headquarters in New York. (John Wisniewski, Flickr, C BY-ND 2.0) By Mischa Geracoulis and Heidi Boghosian Special to Consortium News Editorials and op-eds often have a greater influence on public consciousness than news articles because they can express authoritative opinion, provide in-depth analysis

Consortium News:ㅤBy Hurting UN Agency, the West Sides With Genocide

Israel has long plotted the downfall of UNRWA, aware that it is one of the biggest obstacles to eradicating the Palestinians as a people, writes Jonathan Cook.  December 2009: A worker carries bag of flour at a U.N. food distribution center in the Shati Refugee Camp. (Suhair Karam, IRIN, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net There is an important background to the decision by the United States and other leading Western states, the

Consortium News:ㅤRussiagate & Gaza

Instead of criticizing a government credibly accused of genocide, a leading Democrat applies a debunked partisan smear to pro-Palestine protesters and wants the F.B.I. to investigate them, writes Elizabeth Vos. December 2008 demonstration in solidarity with Gaza, San Francisco. (Isabel Esterman, Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News Just a few years ago, the Russiagate narrative dominated the news sphere: anyone who questioned the status quo was labeled a Putin puppet