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Amazon Burns Amid Brazil’s Incendiary Politics

Fires rage in the Amazon as Brazilian President Bolsonaro becomes a target of global indignation, writes Pepe Escobar.  By Pepe Escobar in Curitiba, BrazilAsia Times Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse configuration: a world statesman lingers in jail while a clownish thug is in power, his antics…
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BRICS was Created as a Tool of Attack, Says an Imprisoned Lula

Former Brazilian leader wishes emerging economies were closer; recalls Obama ‘crashing’ Copenhagen climate meeting, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobarin Curitiba, BrazilAsia Times In a wide-ranging, two-hour-plus, exclusive interview from a prison room in Curitiba in southern Brazil last week, former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva re-emerged for the first time, after more…
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WATCH: CN Live! Episode 7—John Kiriakou on the 9/11 Trial; Pepe Escobar on His...

CN Live! is back in prime time tonight with John Kiriakou, Pepe Escobar, Whitney Webb, John Shipton and Quentin Dempster. Watch it tonight at 8 pm Eastern Daylight Time right here on Consortium News.  CN Live! returns in prime time tonight with segments on the 9/11 trial announced today, Amazon fires and the incendiary politics…
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Film ‘Official Secrets’ is the Tip of a Mammoth Iceberg

Thus, we see Gun in “Official Secrets” shouting at the TV to Tony Blair that he’s not entitled to make up facts. The film may be jarring to some consumers of major media who might think that Donald Trump invented lying in 2017.  Gun’s immediate action after reading critiques of U.S. policy and media coverage makes…
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JOHN KIRIAKOU: In Search of a Russiagate Scalp: The Entrapment of Maria...

In need of a “collusion” connection, top FBI officials have now been shown to be behind the false portrayal of an unregistered agent as a spy. By John KiriakouSpecial to Consortium News Much has been written about Maria Butina, the Russian “spy” who was accused of seeking to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and other…
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Behind Israel’s Bombing in Iraq’s Heartland

It is difficult to imagine how the Trump administration could have not given Israel the green light to carry out these attacks as part of the U.S. maximum pressure campaign against Iran, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio CafieroSpecial to Consortium NewsIraq has felt the heat from escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran this summer…
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Israel’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Backfires

Trump and Netanyahu thought they were pulling a fast one on two U.S. congresswomen, but it has blown up in their faces, as Marjorie Cohn explains. During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31 Republican congressmembers traveled to Israel on a delegation sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC subsidizes…
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CN Live! is Going Prime Time!

CN Live!, the webcast of Consortium News, is moving to a new time slot.  Consortium News‘ weekly webcast, CN Live! is moving to prime time.  Beginning on Friday, Aug. 30 it will be aired at 8 pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.  That is 5 pm on the U.S. West Coast, 1 am in Britain, 2…
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As Afghan Carnage Continues, US Presidential Candidates Face Key Question

Marjorie Cohn says Democratic contenders should commit to immediate troop withdrawal and to cooperate with international  investigations of U.S. war crimes.  By Marjorie CohnTruthout On July 30, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported that the Afghan government and international military forces, primarily the United States, caused most of the civilian deaths in Afghanistan during the first six months of…
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THE ANGRY ARAB: Armies & Politics in the Middle East

As`ad AbuKhalil reviews Middle East rulers’ reasons for distrusting their own militaries.    King Hussein of Jordan among his troops, March 1957. (Wikimedia Commons) By As`ad AbuKhalilSpecial to Consortium News A close association between armies and politics has pertained in the Middle East for a long while. Army leaders have led many Arab countries in…
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