Bipartisan thirst for more war: 75% of Congress calls on Trump to boost intervention in Syria, to ‘pressure’ Iran and Russia

While Trump threatens Iran and Venezuela with new wars, 400 Congress members, including leaders from both parties, want to intensify the eight-year war on Syria, to weaken Iran, Russia, and Hezbollah.

By Ben Norton


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Trump’s charges against Assange are historic attack on press freedoms. Media and Obama helped set the stage

It is not just Trump, but the media, Obama, Bush, mainstream “human rights” organizations, Republicans and Democrats alike that put the noose around the neck of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange — threatening all journalists.

By Ben Norton


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Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and ‘aid volunteer,’ sends death threat to embassy defenders

Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido’s aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy defenders “we are coming to get you with plenty of ammunition.”

By Ben Norton

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¿Quiénes son los partidarios del golpe que asediaron la embajada de Venezuela en Washington?

Las tácticas de intimidación de los asediadores pro-golpe de la embajada mostraron la verdadera cara de una oposición venezolana violenta, derechista, y élite.

Por Jeb Sprague y Alexander Rubinstein

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Who’s behind the pro-Guaido mob that besieged Venezuela’s embassy in Washington?

The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela’s D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. After a week of hateful outbursts, a handful of marketing strategists emerged as de facto spokespeople for the mob.

By Jeb Sprague and Alexander Rubinstein

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US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela ‘is not a dictatorship’ and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro

Opposition leader María Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela “is not a dictatorship” and only international “humanitarian intervention” can topple Maduro.

By Ben Norton

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New NATO-approved US monument honors fascist Lithuanian Nazi collaborator as anti-Soviet hero

A new monument in Chicago celebrates US-born Lithuanian Nazi collaborator Adolfas Ramanauskas “Vanagas,” who led a fascist militia that massacred Jews in the Holocaust. EU and NATO member Lithuania heroizes him for fighting the USSR.

By Ben Norton

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After Assange, Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno escalates persecution of critics and perceived foes

The US-backed, neoliberal Ecuadorian leader is persecuting Swedish software developer Ola Bini for his political sympathies, censoring critical media, and jailing progressive leadership in a sweeping crackdown.

By Denis Rogatyuk

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MintPress, Grayzone journalists endure US govt blackout and siege at Venezuelan embassy in DC

The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists by cutting electricity to Venezuela’s DC embassy.

By Mnar Muhawesh

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America in denial: Gabor Maté on the psychology of Russiagate (Interview transcript)

Physician, mental health expert, and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté sits down with The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté to analyze how Russiagate was able to take hold of U.S. society following Donald Trump’s election.

By Aaron Maté

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