Author: Ben Norton

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

Bloomberg surrogate was PR guru for Brazil’s extreme-right leader Bolsonaro

Former Michael Bloomberg aide Arick Wierson, who is pushing the billionaire’s 2020 presidential campaign and attacking Bernie Sanders, helped elect far-right demagogue Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil.

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Right-wing Nicaraguan opposition boasts of support from US and EU in campaign to oust Sandinista gov’t

The US embassy and European Union are meeting with right-wing Nicaraguan opposition leaders and pressuring them to unite against elected leftist President Daniel Ortega in the lead-up to the 2021 election.

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HuffPost UK editor works with gov’t censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia

HuffPost UK ran yet another hit piece smearing academic critics of the dirty war on Syria as Russian stooges. The outlet’s editor-in-chief Jess Brammar assists a British government program that censors journalism that may “compromise UK military and intelligence operations.”

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Mientras Trump reduce los cupones de alimentos, USAID financia un cambio de régimen de Venezuela con 500 millones de dólares en dinero de impuestos

La administración Trump ha gastado 654 millones de dólares en “ayuda” para tratar de derrocar al gobierno de Venezuela, incluidos 435 millones a través de USAID y 128 millones de dólares directamente a Juan Guaidó y su corrupta administración golpista, todo mientras impone una austeridad paralizante en su propio país.

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While Trump cuts food stamps, USAID bankrolls Venezuela regime change with half a billion in tax dollars

The Trump administration has spent $654 million in “aid” to try to overthrow Venezuela’s government, including $435 million through USAID and $128 million directly to Juan Guaidó and his corrupt coup gang — all while imposing crippling austerity at home.

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OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria

In testimony before the United Nations Security Council, former OPCW inspection team leader and engineering expert Ian Henderson stated that their investigation in Douma, Syria suggested no chemical attack took place. But their findings were suppressed.

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Brazil’s far-right government backed terror plot against Venezuela, top newspaper reveals

Brazil’s extreme Bolsonaro government backed an attack on Venezuela in a plot to overthrow its elected president. The shocking terror operation has received no coverage in mainstream US media.

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Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts

As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with Washington’s pro-war narrative. The Grayzone spoke to several people silenced in these social media purges.

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PayPal blocks donations to The Grayzone that mention Iran (and free speech)

Small donations to The Grayzone were delayed and reversed by PayPal because they mentioned the word “Iran” in messages praising our coverage of the US conflict. At the same time, Facebook censored a factual Grayzone video reporting on Hezbollah, Iran and Trump.

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Iranian and Hezbollah leaders oppose attacking civilians as Trump threatens to bomb cultural sites

Washington’s top bogeymen, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, called to protect civilians and only hit military targets. Meanwhile, Trump vows to attack Iranian “cultural sites.”

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