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Investigative reporting site specialising in US domestic and geo-politics

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"Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995"
Started: 1995
Founder: Robert Parry

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"From Editor Robert Parry: We founded in 1995 as the first investigative news magazine on the Internet. The site was meant to be a home for important, well-reported stories and a challenge to the inept but dominant mainstream news media of the day."


Documents sourced from Consortium News

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:A Long History of America's Dark Sidearticle"Terrorism"
US/Foreign policy
7 October 2010Peter Dale Scott
Robert Parry
Americans are encouraged to unquestioningly view their country and its soldiers as the "good guys" spreading “democracy” and “liberty” around the world. When the US inflicts death and destruction, it’s viewed as a mistake or an aberration. This article reviews the long history of these acts of brutality, a record that suggests they are neither a “mistake” nor an “aberration” but a conscious counterinsurgency doctrine on the "dark side".
Document:MH-17 Mystery: A New Tonkin Gulf Case?articleGulf of Tonkin Incident
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
17 July 2015Robert ParryA First anniversary retrospective drawing a compelling parallel with the 'Gulf of Tonkin incident' which became the casus belli for the Vietnam war.
Document:MH-17 Slips into propaganda fogarticleMalaysia Airlines Flight 179 July 2015Robert ParryAlmost a year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing 298 people. Yet, instead of a transparent investigation seeking justice, the case became a propaganda game of finger-pointing, with the CIA withholding key evidence all the better to blame Russia
Document:October Surprise MemomemoOctober Surprise4 November 1991Paul BeachA "smoking gun" internal memo as regards the October Surprise; it references a meeting about how to keep the conspiracy hidden. In particular, it mentions a cable from the Madrid embassy confirming Bill Casey's presence there.
Document:Propaganda, Intelligence and MH-17articleMalaysia Airlines Flight 1717 August 2015Ray McGovernPropaganda is the life-blood of life-destroying wars, and the U.S. government has reached new heights (or depths) in this art of perception management. A case in point is the media manipulation around last year’s Malaysia Airlines shoot-down over Ukraine, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
Document:The Politics of TerrorarticleDeep politics
"War on Terror"
Surveillance State
31 August 2010Douglas Valentine
Document:Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many?articleVictoria Nuland
US/Sponsored Regime-change efforts since 1945
Ukraine Riots 2013-14
1 March 2014Ray McGovernA veteran CIA analyst's take on the US-NATO regime change push in the Ukraine