Award-winning Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (1949-2018)

Award-winning investigative journalist and founder/editor of, Robert Parry has passed away. His ground-breaking work uncovering Reagan-era dirty wars in Central America and many other illegal and immoral policies conducted by successive administrations and U.S. intelligence agencies, stands as an inspiration to all in journalists working in the public interest.

Robert had been a regular guest on our Between The Lines and Counterpoint radio shows -- and many other progressive outlets across the U.S. over four decades.

His penetrating analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international conflicts will be sorely missed, and not easily replaced. His son Nat Parry writes a tribute to his father: Robert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews.

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Posted Nov. 17, 2010 for week ending Nov. 26, 2010


A new and dangerous
phase of the class war has begun.

After hearing the toxic rhetoric in the 2010 midterm congressional election campaign, it's more apparent than ever that some Republican politicians and their allies in right-wing media are calling for the elimination of unemployment insurance, Medicare, food stamps, and the federally mandated minimum wage -- as well as the privatization of Social Security.

It's ironic that the super-rich corporations and individuals who bankroll the Republican machine are the very same forces that caused the global economic meltdown by advocating reckless financial deregulation and billions of tax breaks for the nation's wealthiest citizens. But sadly, millions of frustrated voters, angry about obscenely high unemployment and a bad economy, were skillfully manipulated into voting against their own economic self-interest on Nov. 2nd.

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Deficit Commission Co-Chairs Propose Deep Cuts to Social Security Benefits

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Interview with Maria Freese, director of government relations and policy at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, conducted by Scott Harris

socialsecurity The co-chairs of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform dropped a bombshell on Nov. 10, when they released a set of controversial proposals designed to rein in America's ballooning debt. The co-chairs, former U.S. senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, chief of staff under President Clinton, presented a set of recommendations that include: raising the Social Security retirement age to 69 by 2075; substantial cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits; capping both government expenditures and revenue at 21 percent of GDP; eliminating 200,000 federal jobs by 2020; raising the federal gas tax by 15 cents per gallon; reducing the corporate income tax; eliminating the mortgage interest deduction; reducing the number of U.S. troops in Europe and Asia and canceling some Pentagon weapons programs. Story continues

"Fracking" -- a Natural Gas Drilling Method -- Poses Threat to Environment and Human Health

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Interview with Allison Fisher, director of outreach at Public Citizen's Energy Program, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

fracking Hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," a relatively new way to access natural gas locked in shale formations located deep underground has led to increased drilling in many states around the country. One area is the marcellus shale formation in Pennsylvania, which extends to most of West Virginia and parts of New York state near New York City. One gas company executive claimed on a recent 60 Minutes segment that the U.S. holds natural gas deposits the equivalent of two Saudi Arabias worth of oil. Natural gas is considered by many as a bridge fuel to cleaner energy, because it emits much less carbon dioxide than coal or oil. Story continues

New Middle East Peace Talks Hinge on U.S. Pressuring Israel to Comply with International Law

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Interview with Osamah Khalil, co-director of the group Al Shabaka, conducted by Scott Harris

israel After several months of stalled peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, the Obama administration is hoping to broker a deal for a 90-day construction freeze, temporarily halting Israel's expansion of West bank settlements. This would exclude East Jerusalem, and the U.S. is reportedly offering Israel concessions including a pledge not to seek any further construction freezes, the sale of 20 advanced U.S. fighter jets, acceptance of Israeli forces in the Jordan Valley and a commitment to oppose international efforts to impose a political solution on Israel. Story continues

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