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Arrest of Gov’t Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media

    Arrest of Gov’t Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media

Max Blumenthal, the editor of independent media outlet The Grayzone, was secretly arrested on October 25 in a “SWAT-style” morning raid on his Washington D.C. home. He was held in D.C. Central Detention Facility for two days incommunicado, without the ability to communicate to the outside world, having been refused a phone call. He claims…

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Greater Middle East Project of Chaos: The Management of Savagery

    Greater Middle East Project of Chaos: The Management of Savagery

(Analysis) — Destination Afghanistan was known as the big easy back in the halcyon days of the late 1960s. Hippies from throughout the affluent West hitchhiked to the capital, Kabul, where crash pads and hashish were cheap, and the locals were tolerant. Life appeared to be mellow in the scenic shadow of the Hindu Kush…

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Using Forged Emails, “Progressive” Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink

    Using Forged Emails, “Progressive” Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink

Three American journalists decided to do what many of their colleagues have done since the outbreak of the proxy war on the Syrian government: they traveled to the war-torn country to report what’s happening from the ground. But unlike the reporters who have made a name for themselves traipsing through some of the oldest cities…

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The Syrian American Council’s Pressure Campaign to Censor One of Its Major Critics

    The Syrian American Council’s Pressure Campaign to Censor One of Its Major Critics

The Syrian American Council and a collection of pro-war lobbyists have led an intimidation campaign aimed at bullying a major Washington-based bookstore, Politics and Prose, into canceling award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal’s launch event for his new book The Management of Savagery. And it appears to have worked. Politics and Prose announced that it…

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Max Blumenthal Searches for Communist Dictatorship at Venezuelan Luxury Mall

  Max Blumenthal Searches for Communist Dictatorship at Venezuelan Luxury Mall

This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration. Max Blumenthal investigated Venezuela’s “humanitarian crisis” in a luxury mall in a rich pro-opposition neighborhood in Caracas, where he looked for the “authoritarian socialism” that Trump and the corporate media talk so much about. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several…

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The Holes in Jorge Ramos’ Story About His Clash with Nicolas Maduro

  The Holes in Jorge Ramos’ Story About His Clash with Nicolas Maduro

MIAMI — Jorge Ramos, veteran journalist for the Univision network, was welcomed back to the U.S. with open arms by the establishment press corp following his three-hour detention during a Trump administration-approved journalistic excursion in Venezuela complete with an interview with President Nicolas Maduro. Upon his return to the U.S., Ramos took to the opinion…

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Pierre Omidyar: A Billionaire Prone to Reclusiveness and his Trove of State Surveillance Secrets

  Pierre Omidyar: A Billionaire Prone to Reclusiveness and his Trove of State Surveillance Secrets

This is the concluding part of our series exploring billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s broad sweep of influence over global media and surveillance enterprises. Part 1 examined Omidyar’s use of investment to build a vast and tangled web of influence in NGOs and media outlets around the world; Part 2 illuminated his involvement with regime-change…

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Investigating Venezuela’s ‘Humanitarian Crisis’: Max Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas

  Investigating Venezuela’s ‘Humanitarian Crisis’: Max Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas

 This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including Killing Gaza. Blumenthal founded…

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Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists

  Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists

Last month, an unsealed FBI indictment of four American white supremacists from the Rise Above Movement (RAM) declared that the defendants had trained with Ukraine’s Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia officially incorporated into the country’s national guard. The training took place after the white supremacist gang participated in violent riots in Huntington Beach and Berkeley,…

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Max Blumenthal on the Violent Undemocratic Uprising in Nicaragua

  Max Blumenthal on the Violent Undemocratic Uprising in Nicaragua

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome journalist Max Blumenthal, the editor of the Grayzone Project and co-host of the podcast, “Moderate Rebels” to “Unauthorized Disclosure.” Blumenthal recently returned from a reporting trip in Nicaragua. (Click here to listen to the interview.) Nicaragua has experienced violence over the past months, as opponents of President Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas…

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