Hold The Front Page. The Reporters Are Missing. by John Pilger + Julian Assange on the Future of Cyber Security

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

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by John Pilger
John Pilger
September 21, 2018

The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer for independent journalism”, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common.

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All Fire and Fury in Ukraine by Greg Maybury

Protests January 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine

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by Greg Maybury
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Pox Amerikana
Crossposted from Consortium News, Mar. 3, 2018
March 6, 2018

The still decidedly volatile situation in Ukraine – resulting from another in that long line of US inspired regime changes that have done so much to destabilize the geopolitical landscape over the past few decades – is worth revisiting for a number of reasons. With the fourth anniversary of the coup just gone, the sudden, shock passing of veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry and Consortium News founder/editor also affords even greater impetus for doing so. This is especially given his incisive body of reportage on the crisis since 2014; the larger issue of America’s worsening relationship with Russia; and the geopolitical implications going forward of these developments. Australian writer/blogger Greg Maybury reports.

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Ukraine on Fire

Protests January 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Robin Westenra Feb 2018

Oliver Stone – Ukraine on Fire. Full Documentary. The Real Story (Original English version).

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Robert Parry: Evidence for Russian Involvement in East Ukraine Based on Shoddy Journalism

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NYT retracts proof of “Russian involvement” in Ukraine

RT America on Apr 24, 2014

The New York Times is the center of scrutiny over photos it claimed prove Russian involvement in Ukraine. The photographer of one of the central photos came forward and said the photo the Times’ claimed was taken in Russia, was actually taken in Ukraine and used without his permission. Used by the State Department and news organizations across the world to prove a Russian connection to the unrest in eastern Ukraine, the photo has now called into question the Time’s fact-checking practices. Ameera David speaks to RT’s Anastasia Churkina about the photo and how it has been misused by the mainstream media.

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Gitmo ‘Justice’ for US Citizens? By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
http://www.consortiumnews.com
July 21, 2008

A conservative-dominated U.S. Appeals Court has opened the door for President George W. Bush or a successor to throw American citizens – as well as non-citizens – into a legal black hole by designating them “enemy combatants,” even if they have engaged in no violent act and are living on U.S. soil.

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Iran-Contra’s ‘Lost Chapter’ By Robert Parry (A Special Report)

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By Robert Parry (A Special Report)
Consortium News
June 30, 2008

As historians ponder George W. Bush’s disastrous presidency, they may wonder how Republicans perfected a propaganda system that could fool tens of millions of Americans, intimidate Democrats, and transform the vaunted Washington press corps from watchdogs to lapdogs.

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Campaign Finance Reform Has Failed By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
http://www.consortiumnews.com
June 23, 2008

Barack Obama’s decision to opt out of federal campaign financing has riled newspaper editorialists, TV pundits and even some progressives who view regulating “money in politics” as the silver bullet to kill the special-interest domination of Washington.

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McCain and the ‘Unitary Executive’ By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
http://www.consortiumnews.com
May 13, 2008

If John McCain wins the presidency – and gets to appoint one or more U.S. Supreme Court justices – America’s 220-year experiment as a democratic Republic living under the principle that “no man is above the law” may come to an end.

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Would Obama Hold Bush Accountable? By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
http://www.consortiumnews
April 16, 2008

Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have shied away from the issue of holding George W. Bush and his top aides accountable for war crimes, torture and other offenses – apparently out of fear of alienating potential Republican crossover votes.

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Obama’s Passportgate: Historical Echo By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
consortiumnews.com
March 21, 2008

Five presidential elections ago, when another George Bush was in the White House and when Bill Clinton was the Democratic nominee, State Department officials conducted an improper search of Clinton’s passport files, an echo of the current case in which Barack Obama’s passport files were penetrated three times this year.

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Iraq War as War Crime By Robert, Sam & Nat Parry

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By Robert, Sam and Nat Parry
consortiumnews.com
March 18, 2008

Editor’s Note: The Iraq War – now ending its fifth bloody year – represents not only a human tragedy of enormous consequence and possibly the greatest strategic blunder in U.S. history but also a systemic failure of American political and journalistic institutions.

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Is John McCain a Liar? By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
ICH
02/29/08 “MEO
Consortiumnews.com 02.23.08

In journalism, it’s a safe bet that if you write a story with the suggestion that a prominent male politician is bedding an attractive female lobbyist, whatever other point you hoped to make will be overlooked.

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When the Terrorists Were ‘Our Guys’ By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
(A Special Report)
Consortium News
February 22, 2008

In 1976, when George H.W. Bush was CIA director, the U.S. government tolerated right-wing terrorist cells inside the United States and mostly looked the other way when these killers topped even Palestinian terrorists in spilling blood, including a lethal car bombing in Washington, D.C., according to newly obtained internal government documents.

That car bombing on Sept. 21, 1976, on Washington’s Embassy Row, killed Chile’s former Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and an American co-worker Ronni Moffitt, while wounding Moffitt’s husband.

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Bush Turns US Soldiers into Murderers By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
Consortium News
February 13, 2008

By forcing repeat combat assignments to Iraq and Afghanistan – and by winking at torture and indiscriminate killings – George W. Bush is degrading the reputation of the U.S. military, turning enlisted soldiers and intelligence officers into murderers and sadists.

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