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Michael Brenner: A Brutal Suppression of Speech

Police staging at UCLA during student pro-Palestine demonstrations on May 1. (Shared by people at the UCLA protest and encampment, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 4.0) By Michael Brenner / Consortium News Denial of civil liberties, accompanied by punishment for anybody who exposes those violations, has become commonplace in contemporary America. Yet, nothing that the nation has […]

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Ray McGovern: Russia & China — Two Against One

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping and their teams meeting in Beijing on Thursday. (Konstantin Zavrazhin, Kremlin) By Ray McGovern / Consortium News Chinese President Xi Jinping’s extremely warm reception of President Vladimir Putin yesterday in Beijing sealed the increasingly formidable Russia-China strategic relationship. It amounts to a tectonic shift in the world […]

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John Kiriakou: The Heroism of David McBride

David McBride outside the Supreme Court in Canberra in November 2023. (Cathy Vogan/Consortium News) By John Kiriakou / Consortium News Sometimes a whistleblower does everything right.  He or she makes a revelation that is clearly in the public interest.  The revelation is clearly a violation of the law.  And then he or she is even more […]

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Patrick Lawrence: Ðiên Biên Phú at 70

Diorama of Peasants Assisting Struggle at the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum in Vietnam. (Adam Jones, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0) By Patrick Lawrence / Consortium News I had the most salutary email the other day, a reviving lift amid these, humanity’s darkest days, surely, in the memory of anyone living. It was from George Burchett, an Australian […]

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Listen to the Students

Columbia University encampment tribute to the martyred. Flags have names of those killed by Israeli forces, some have family members together, April 23. (Pamela Drew, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0) By Marjorie Cohn / Consortium News The author delivered the following remarks on Saturday, May 4, at the 55-year reunion of the Stanford University antiwar movement, in […]

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Whistleblower David McBride To Be Sentenced

By Joe Lauria / Consortium News A sentencing hearing has concluded in the case of Australian whistleblower David McBride who was forced to plead guilty to leaking classified documents to the media after he was essentially denied a defense at his trial in November. The documents ultimately revealed evidence of war crimes committed by the Australian […]

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Iran’s Strategic Patience Is Spent

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US Issues Assurances on Assange

Stella Assange leaving High Court on March 26. (Joe Lauria) By Joe Lauria / Consortium News The United States Embassy on Tuesday filed two assurances with the British Foreign Office saying it would not seek the death penalty against imprisoned WikiLeaks‘ publisher Julian Assange and would allow Assange “the ability to raise and seek to reply upon […]