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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…

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…

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…

US Revives Clause That Kept Nazi-Era Refugees Out of the Country

A clause in U.S. immigration law that restricted those “likely to become a public charge” has made a disturbing comeback, reports Laurel Leff.  AP Photo/Seth WenigBy Laurel LeffThe Conversation During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas.The primary mechanism that kept…

Talk of Moving UK’s Embassy in Israel

As things stand, the EU prohibition on relocating embassies to Jerusalem will fall on Nov. 1, writes Craig Murray. Brexit could open the way for a U.K. embassy in Jerusalem. (Christoph Scholz, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Craig MurrayCraigMurray.org.uk Following U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his…

Trump’s Persian-Gulf Car Crash

Trump has taken an insane U.S. policy towards Iran and make it even crazier, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel LazareSpecial to Consortium News Traffic accidents normally take just a second or two.  But the coming collision in the Persian Gulf, the equivalent of a hundred-vehicle pile-up on a fog-bound interstate, has been in the works for…

Planned Parenthood: Abortion ‘No Matter What’

Planned Parenthood is living up to its slogan as it attempts to portray itself a victim of the Trump administration’s rule asserting that abortion is not family planning. “No matter what,” Planned Parenthood repeats its catchphrase, apparently in an attempt to show its dogged pursuit of ensuring women and girls can have all the abortions they…

The Effects of Trump’s Heightened Border Security Are Coming to Fruition

President Donald J. Trump and his administration are starting to rack up some wins in the way of border security, one of his hallmark issues during the 2016 election cycle. A little over a week ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) swarmed seven separate food processing plants in Mississippi, arresting nearly 700 illegal aliens.…

Mass Shootings in the White Noise of Anywhere USA

Phil Rockstroh muses on how the impulse to possess an unlimited number of firearms fits into the late-imperium scheme of things.   Tucson, Arizona, shopping center where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen others were victims of a shooting attack on Jan. 8, 2011. (Steve Karp, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Phil…

After ICE Raids, US Citizens Flock To Jobs

August 13, 2019 4:59 PM ET Less than one week after ICE raided 7 food processing facilities in Mississippi apprehending nearly 700 illegal workers, American citizens are rushing to freshly-available jobs. Koch Foods is headquartered in Chicago but maintains a chicken processing facility in Mississippi that employed 243 of the 680 undocumented Latino workers arrested…
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