Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Robert Parry and CONSORTIUM NEWS

Journalist Robert Parry passed away and we've tried to note that here.  I've also provided the link throughout the week to CONSORTIUM NEWS.  I want to point out, via the Tweets below, that CONSORTIUM NEWS goes on.  This was a site that Parry created to publish the truths -- his and those of his contributors.  His son Nat is continuing the site and carrying out the mission.  Robert Parry created a great website and his son will continue that tradition.

  • 'One of the Best': Readers, Fellow Journalists Mourn Passing of Investigative Reporter Robert Parry - nice compilation pulled together by
  • The House Intelligence Committee’s vote on Monday to release a memorandum describing alleged malfeasance at the DOJ and the FBI could test constitutional principles, writes
  • On January 31, 1968, Viet Cong forces attacked the U.S. Embassy in Saigon as part of the , a turning point in the Vietnam War. On the eve of the 50th anniversary, veteran war correspondent Don North takes us back to that momentous event.
  • Dennis Bernstein, longtime contributor to Consortiumnews and friend of Robert Parry, yesterday devoted his radio program "Flashpoints" to discussing Parry's legacy with colleague John Pilger and son Nat Parry. Listen here:
  • In honor of Robert Parry, read a collection of his work curated by the CIA via
  • A preoccupation with the “win-ability” of the Vietnam War has persisted among U.S. military commanders who doggedly pursue the War on Terror, despite all indications of the disastrous reality of both conflicts, writes U.S. Army Major Danny Sjursen.
  • Following a number of foreign-policy miscalculations, and its allies in the Trump administration could be setting us up for more trouble in the Middle East, warns Alastair Crooke in this analysis.
  • Robert Parry, editor and publisher of , died peacefully Saturday evening. In this tribute, his son Nat Parry describes Robert’s unwavering commitment to independent journalism.
  • In late 2016, about 200 websites – including – were identified as “Russian propaganda outlets” by , hiding behind a cloak of anonymity. Now, journalist George Eliason peels back some of that anonymity.
  • Despite Donald Trump’s speech to the World Economic Forum in which he attempted to reassure global leaders on his “America First” ideology, the damage to U.S. credibility may already be done, as Alon Ben-Meir explains here:
  • The recent stories of sexual harassment being shared through the campaign and allegations against Washington, Hollywood and Olympics bigwigs is an opportunity to correct harmful cultural perceptions of sex and violence, writes Lawrence Davidson.
  • The Trump administration’s decision to rescind Temporary Protected Status for people from El Salvador (as well as Nicaragua, Sudan and Haiti) is confronting migrants with a terrible choice, explained Ramon Cardona in an interview with Dennis J. Bernstein.
  • Tom Perez’s lackluster first year as head of the Democratic National Committee provides a metaphoric glimpse into the waning influence of the Democratic Party as a whole, explains Norman Solomon.
  • Congress has agreed to a temporary funding measure to end the government shutdown, but there is still no guarantee for bipartisan immigration reform. Native American activist Bill Means discussed the issue of humane reform with Dennis J. Bernstein.
  • Noted journalist and filmmaker John Pilger explains some of the deep-rooted problems of Western media, which create an increasingly difficult landscape for ethical journalism, in an interview with Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico.
  • From the Archive: With six in ten Americans – including a majority of Democrats – now holding favorable views of George W. Bush, we republish an analysis by Robert Parry from 2010, when the revisionist history of Bush’s presidency began with his memoirs.
  • In the new U.S. National Defense Strategy, military planners bemoan the erosion of the U.S.’s “competitive edge,” but the reality is that they are strategizing to maintain the American Empire in a chaotic world, explains Nicolas J.S. Davies.
  • Recent revelations of “inadvertent” deletions of electronic data at the FBI and NSA being described as a “foul-up,” but the intelligence agencies’ track record suggests a possibly more nefarious explanation, explains Ray McGovern in this op-ed.