Author: ben-norton

Ben Norton is a journalist and writer. He is a reporter for The Grayzone, and the producer of the Moderate Rebels podcast, which he co-hosts with Max Blumenthal. His website is BenNorton.com, and he tweets at @BenjaminNorton.

Venezuela Coup Leader’s Oil Plans Revealed: Guaidó Hopes to Privatize State-Controlled Industry

US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted plans to privatize Venezuela’s oil industry and open up the oil-rich country to foreign corporations, Reuters reported.

By Ben Norton

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Hollywood’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda

The Pentagon was deeply involved in the production of the hit Hollywood film Captain Marvel, and is using the movie to spread recruitment propaganda.

By Ben Norton

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Why a Wall Street Banker Joined Venezuela’s Revolution

Venezuelan financial analyst Juan Carlos Peraza explains why he gave up a lucrative job as a Wall Street banker and returned home to support Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution.

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VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Searches for Communist Dictatorship at Venezuelan Luxury Mall

The Grayzone 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.

By Max Blumenthal

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VIDEO: The Real Humanitarian Aid: Inside Venezuela’s State-Subsidized Communal Markets

The Grayzone toured open air markets in Caracas full of food and supplies subsidized by the Venezuelan government, which debunk the “humanitarian crisis” lie spread by corporate media.

By Max Blumenthal

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‘Willing Pawns in Trump-Orchestrated Coup’: CODEPINK Disrupts Venezuela’s Illegitimate ‘US Ambassador’

CODEPINK activists disrupted an event with the right-wing Venezuelan coup regime’s “US ambassador” Carlos Vecchio, denouncing him for seeking “a path of civil war and US intervention”

By Ben Norton

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

The corporate media claims Venezuela has no basic food or supplies, so The Grayzone investigated — at a giant supermarket in Caracas.

By Max Blumenthal

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VIDEO: ‘Trump regime wants a civil war’: Venezuelans condemn US-led coup attempt

At a days-long anti-intervention protest in Caracas, The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté speaks to a Venezuelan teacher about the impact of US sanctions and fears that the Trump administration wants to stoke a civil war.

By Aaron Maté

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VIDEO: Venezuela’s opposition pleads for US intervention – Max Blumenthal reports from Caracas march

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal interviews opposition supporters at a march in Caracas, where Venezuelans call for US intervention in the form of “humanitarian aid” and pour out their love for Trump and Marco Rubio.

By Max Blumenthal

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Will you support genocide in Venezuela?: Congress member Ilhan Omar challenges notorious coup-monger Elliott Abrams

US Congress member Ilhan Omar asked Trump’s new Venezuela special envoy Elliott Abrams if he would oversee genocide and war crimes as he did in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

By Ben Norton

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