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Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest

    Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest

WASHINGTON — Following the illegal seizure by U.S. authorities of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, the group of activists who lived in the building for 37 days — protecting it from such a seizure at the request of the democratically elected government of Venezuela — is escalating tactics. In many ways, the fight of the…

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Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

    Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

NEW YORK — For nearly two decades, one of the most overlooked and little known arrests made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called “High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israelis.” However, new information released by the FBI on May 7 has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the…

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Chelsea Manning Sent Back to Jail for Refusing to Testify Against Wikileaks

    Chelsea Manning Sent Back to Jail for Refusing to Testify Against Wikileaks

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered back to jail Thursday for refusing to testify to a grand jury, even after telling a judge she’d rather “starve to death” than cooperate with prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered her to remain incarcerated at the Alexandria jail either until she agrees to testify or…

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Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members of Embassy Protection Collective

    Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members of Embassy Protection Collective

Police have broken into the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC and arrested four protesters from the Embassy Protection Collective, according to Medea Benjamin, an activist from the anti-war group CODEPINK. Among the four who were arrested during the raid are anti-war activists Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. A US Secret Service spokesman confirmed that it…

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Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

  Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

After a rough and revealing start, the reins of the campaign to seize Venezuela’s embassy in Washington are being taken over by a group of well-connected marketing and online strategists. In this article, we will examine the backgrounds of these individuals, the platforms they use to disseminate their message, and the tactics they have employed…

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US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

  US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage left by the US in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, we see…

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A Biased Newsguard Honors MintPress with “Red” Rating: Here’s Our Point by Point Response

  A Biased Newsguard Honors MintPress with “Red” Rating: Here’s Our Point by Point Response

In January, MintPress was contacted by Jeannie Kamin, a contributor to the news rating site and browser plug-in “Newsguard.” As I, MintPress Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh, wrote at the time, Kamin had sent “a list of eight loaded questions that were crafted to put me on the defensive and undermine MintPress’ credibility from the get-go. Not…

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Liz Cheney and Right-Wing Outrage Machine Lie About Rashida Tlaib’s Comments

  Liz Cheney and Right-Wing Outrage Machine Lie About Rashida Tlaib’s Comments

A measured and nuanced discussion of the Holocaust, Israel, and Palestinians was intentionally mischaracterized by right-wing media and politicians Sunday, leading to corporate media and the president amplifying dishonest attacks on one of the nation’s only two Muslim Congresswomen. The controversy comes from remarks made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” published Saturday. During the…

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Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt

  Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt

Early Thursday morning, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Daniel Everette Hale — a former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force and National Security Agency (NSA) and later a defense contractor working for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) — for providing a reporter with classified government information. The reporter in question, although…

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MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC

  MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC

WASHINGTON — MintPress News journalist Alexander Rubinstein and a reporter for The Grayzone, Anya Parampil, are besieged inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, and have been since April 30, in an egregious attack against press freedom. On Wednesday evening, events took a turn for the worse as the Metropolitan DC police cut off the power…

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