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.

‘Free Julian Assange!’ say Roger Waters, John Pilger, and British MP Chris Williamson

Legendary musician Roger Waters sang “Wish You Were Here” in honor of Julian Assange, at a public concert outside the British Home Office. He was joined by journalist John Pilger and UK MP Chris Williamson in calling for the imprisoned Wikileaks publisher to be freed, and not extradited to the US.

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Footage by Mohamed Elmaazi and Drew McFadyen

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Twitter relying on US/European gov-funded regime-change groups to crack down on foreign states

Twitter is relying on organizations funded by the US government and European allies, such as right-wing lobby group Freedom House, to crack down on foreign state media and suspend accounts that challenge Washington’s narratives.

By Ben Norton

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Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution is still thriving, after 40 years

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal reports from Managua, Nicaragua on the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, which toppled a US-backed dictator.

Video by Ben Norton

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La Conferencia ‘Socialismo’ presenta a activistas golpistas financiados por el gobierno de EEUU

La Conferencia de Socialismo 2019, patrocinada por los gigantes de la izquierda estadounidense, la DSA, la revista Jacobin y Haymarket Books de la ISO, presentó a activistas pro cambio-de-regimén de varias ONGs financiadas por el gobierno de Estados Unidos.

Por Ben Norton y Max Blumenthal

Traducido por Erika Takeo

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PHOTOS: Venezuelans march against US embargo in enormous #NoMoreTrump protest

The Grayzone attends a massive march where hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Caracas to condemn the US embargo of their country with the slogan, “No more Trump!”

By Ben Norton

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200 years after defeating Spanish colonialists, Venezuelans march against US embargo

The Grayzone reports from Caracas, where thousands of Venezuelans marched to protest against the crippling US blockade — and to symbolically celebrate the 200th anniversary of Simón Bolívar’s victory over Spanish colonialists at the Battle of Boyacá.

By Ben Norton

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‘John Bolton tried to assassinate me’: Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal sits down with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas. We discuss the plots to kill him, US sanctions on food distribution, corruption allegations, and the corporate media’s industrial grade demonization campaign against him and his elected government.

Video by Ben Norton

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‘US economic terrorism will backfire’: Iranian foreign minister calls for unity in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal asked Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif about US sanctions, Europe’s role in the nuclear deal, the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Venezuela, and seizures of oil tankers.

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Max Blumenthal drops by the largest US military base in Latin America

Max Blumenthal rolled up on the Soto Cano / Palmerola air base in Honduras, the US military’s largest in Latin America. It plays a key role in Washington’s military strategy for Central America, and was a major factor behind the 2009 coup.

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US-trained troops shoot Honduran students protesting privatization

Anya Parampil reports from inside a student occupation at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), where US-trained troops shot activists protesting the Juan Orlando Hernandez government’s attempt to privatize education and healthcare.

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