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(3 comments) Wednesday, May 1, 2019 VIPS: Extradition of Julian Assange Threatens Us All
Retaliation against Julian Assange over the past decade plus replicates a pattern of ruthless political retaliation against whistleblowers, in particular those who reveal truths hidden by illegal secrecy, VIPS says.
(2 comments) Wednesday, March 13, 2019 VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings
Media reports are predicting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is about to give the findings of his probe into any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump. If Mueller gives you his "completed" report anytime soon, it should be graded "incomplete."
(3 comments) Thursday, January 10, 2019 Why China Tiptoed onto the Far Side of the Moon
Xi Jinping's state media was strangely quiet about its historic lunar landing, writes Patrick Lawrence in this look at the U.S. effort to maintain primacy over advanced technologies.
Monday, December 10, 2018 Watch Vigil for Julian Assange
Consortium News broadcast the latest vigil for Julian Assange as the publisher comes under new pressure to be expelled from Ecuador's London embassy, while charges await him in the United States.
Sunday, December 9, 2018 Karen Kwiatkowski Receives 2018 Sam Adams Award
Here is Karen Kwiatowski's acceptance speech for the 2018 Sam Adams Award at a ceremony in Washington on Saturday night, preceded by the citation, that was read by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
(3 comments) Wednesday, August 8, 2018 VIPS Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange
For six years, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has been effectively imprisoned without charges at Ecuador's London embassy. Human rights organizations have decried actions of the UK, US and Swedish governments that confine the journalist in what now amounts to torturous isolation, deprived of space, sunlight, visitors, communication with the outside and necessary medical care.
(5 comments) Wednesday, August 1, 2018 VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran Could be CATASTROPHIC
As drums beat again for war -- this time on Iran -- the VIPS' warning is again being disregarded as it was before the Iraq debacle and this time VIPS fear the consequences will be all-caps CATASTROPHIC.
(3 comments) Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Virginia State Senator in Rare Support by Politician for Assange
Julian Assange's lawyers fear his extradition to the U.S. where they believe a sealed indictment in Virginia is awaiting him. In a rare move by a U.S. politician, a state senator in Virginia has come out in support of Assange.
(1 comments) Friday, June 8, 2018 Ecuador Continues Playing Hardball With Assange
Assange has been delivered an unacceptable ultimatum. Unless he renounces the mission of WikiLeaks, which is to publish and comment on whistleblower leaks that expose government and corporate criminality and abuses around the world, he will be forced out of the embassy to be arrested and imprisoned by waiting British police on a bail-related charge.
(12 comments) Tuesday, May 8, 2018 VIPS Call on Trump Not to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal
As Donald Trump announces his decision at 2 pm Tuesday on staying in the Iran nuclear deal, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge him in this memo exclusive to Consortium News not to base his decision on fabricated evidence.
Monday, March 26, 2018 Trump Should Withdraw Haspel Nomination, Intel Vets
Two dozen former U.S. intelligence officers urge President Trump to rescind Gina Haspel's nomination to lead the CIA, citing torture that she oversaw while supervising a black site prison, as well as her role in destroying evidence.
(29 comments) Sunday, January 28, 2018 Robert Parry's Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews
Robert Parry, editor and publisher of Consortiumnews.com, died peacefully Saturday evening. In this tribute, his son Nat Parry describes Robert's unwavering commitment to independent journalism.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Hersh Receives Adams Award for Integrity
The trademark "Oscar" for Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) was presented to longtime investigative journalist Seymour Hersh at a dinner in Washington on Sept. 22. The symbolic award is a candle sitting atop the traditional corner-brightener candlestick holder.
(26 comments) Tuesday, January 17, 2017 A Demand for Russian "Hacking" Proof
More than 20 U.S. intelligence, military and diplomatic veterans are calling on President Obama to release the evidence backing up allegations that Russia aided the Trump campaign -- or admit that the proof is lacking.
(43 comments) Monday, December 12, 2016 US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims
As the hysteria about Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. election grows, a key mystery is why U.S. intelligence would rely on "circumstantial evidence" when it has the capability for hard evidence, say U.S. intelligence veterans.
(1 comments) Saturday, June 25, 2016 Intel Vets Call "Dissent Memo" on Syria "Reckless"
The memo, a draft of which was provided to The New York Times (and Wall Street Journal), presumably by one of the State Department employees who authored it, claims American policy has been "overwhelmed" by the unrelenting violence in Syria and calls for "a judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed U.S.-led diplomatic process."