Stories by Ray McGovern

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Posted on: Dec 4, 2011, Source: Consortium News

A retired top CIA analyst ponders if he could be arrested and held under the Senate's new military detention policy.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Apologists for Israel’s right-wing Likud government are heaping scorn on the activists trying to highlight the illegal blockade of Gaza.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Indignities experienced by the crew of the American boat to Gaza show the administration should not claim lineage to the Americans who declared independence 235 years ago.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: Consortium News

The core problem of Petraeus as CIA director is that his reputation is inextricably tied to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. How can he be objective?

Posted on: Feb 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Doomed to become America’s first better-stay-at-home former president, Bush can still take consolation in getting scarce tickets to the SuperBowl.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The corporate media provides ample coverage of Tea Partiers protesting Obama from the Right, but didn't mention the arrests of 135 peace activists protesting the wars last week.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As long as there's been war, American officials have fought against transparency. Could organizations like WikiLeaks finally turn the tables?

Posted on: Aug 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Ray McGovern at Quantico rally in support of Manning -- "We are here to say thank you and to tell Bradley Manning, loud and clear, 'You are not alone. You are not alone.'"

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010, Source: Consortium News

There's clear proof the war in Afghanistan is a complete failure -- we must demand an immediate exit.

Posted on: May 19, 2010, Source: Consortium News

Turkey and Brazil ignore U.S. warnings and press ahead with diplomacy to head off a possible new war, this one over Iran.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2010, Source: Consortium News

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas broke through the terrorism boilerplate by asking "why."

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: Consortium News

As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged 9/11 conspirators go to trial, the corporate media's embargo on the truth about the Bush years will be under great strain.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Seven former CIA directors are asking Obama to "reverse Attorney General Holder's August 24 decision to re-open the criminal investigation of CIA interrogations."

Posted on: Jul 31, 2009, Source: Consortium News

Who but the cowardly crew leading the "Christian" churches can be held responsible for the fact that many of their flock believe in torture?

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009, Source: Consortium News

Cheney seems to fear that if our system of justice works, he could be in for some serious, uncommuted jail time.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2009, Source: San Jose Mercury News

Meanwhile, a recent Pew survey shows that a majority of Americans who go to church regularly believe torture can be justified.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2009, Source: Consortium News

My own medical emergencies have made me more conscious of the scandal in our country when it comes to health care.

Posted on: May 22, 2009, Source: Consortium News

Will Cheney fire his speechwriter? He clearly stated that U.S. support for Israel is one of the "true sources of resentment" for terrorists.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The stay-out-of-jail pass given to the perpetrators of accumulated evil under Bush is bound to expire.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Obama needs a defense secretary with the courage to speak out and halt the lunacy of more war, not a yes-man Bush holdover.