CIA director called out for complicity in torture By Trévon Austin 20 April 2019 US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was delivering a recruiting pitch to students at Auburn University on Thursday where she was called out by an audience member for her participation in torture and other crimes. Towards the beginning of […]
On his first visit to the U.S., President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro eagerly receives his instructions from the CIA and Trump’s foreign policy team. Alex Main of CEPR analyses the visit The post Venezuela Tops CIA’s Agenda for Brazil’s President appeared first on The Real News Network.
Biggest Threat to Single-Payer? Democrat Support for a Public Option. I Am a Teacher in Los Angeles and I Am Ready to Go on Strike Watching the World Burn: Truthout Readers Share Their Climate Stories House Democrats Release Sweeping Legislation to Drain the Swamp The EPA Has Backed Off Enforcement Under Trump. Here Are the […]
An online vigil for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange will be broadcast live on Consortium News Friday night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Among the featured guests will CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou. Watch it here beginning at 8 pm: [embedded content]
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone speaks about the life and legacy of dissident journalist and historian William Blum, who documented US war crimes and CIA interventions across the planet The post Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes appeared first on The Real News Network.
In the incessant self-praise of the US imperial project, kept safe in a state of permanently enforced amnesia, occasional writings prod and puncture. Mark Twain expressed an ashamed horror at the treatment of the Philippines; Ulysses Grant, despite being a victorious general of the Union forces in the Civil War and US president, could reflect […]
The Harry Truman Show double-tapped the “Japs” in ‘45, not to end World War 2 ASAP, but to flourish the Yankee saber before the Ruskies at Potsdam and ensure they knew who the sheriff was in the new world order that followed, according to some accounts. Like two ancient warrior tribes, the Anglos and the […]
In a story worthy of the great Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, in the Bushes’ case the sins of the son were visited upon the father, who neglected an opportunity to stop them from happening, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News Picture the late George H. W. Bush being welcomed with […]
CIA officials are signaling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must be replaced. Is this all about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi? Professor Asad AbuKhalil says there are other political reasons The post Why Did CIA Turn Against Saudi Crown Prince MBS? It’s More than Khashoggi appeared first on The Real News Network.
Silicon Valley giants like Amazon & Palantir team up with ICE to hunt down immigrants, pick out innocent as potential criminals and build the cloud for Defense and CIA. Is Big Brother here? The post Is Orwell’s Big Brother Here? Bezos & Amazon Team up With Defense, CIA & ICE appeared first on The Real […]
To understand why the CIA having its own programme sets off alarm bells, you have to go back to the start of the US drone programme, which launched its first strike seventeen years ago. It was the deaths of nearly 3,000 in America in the 9/11 attacks which led to the CIA being authorised to […]
Photo by nguyengurl | CC BY 2.0 In the Age of Trump, American politics has come to resemble a drearily formulaic, militantly lowbrow, cutthroat, reality TV show. As per the formula, each day’s news all but invites us to imagine a contest in which the most deplorable wins – gets to stay on the island, […]
Cables document CIA Director Haspel’s direct role in torture at black site in Thailand By E.P. Milligan 15 August 2018 Declassified cables released last Friday provide irrefutable evidence that the current CIA director, Gina Haspel, played a direct role in the torture of detainees at a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002. The National […]
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 Newly released official documents obtained by the National Security Archive showing that CIA Director Gina […]