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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.

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.

By Ben Norton

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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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VIDEO: Venezuelans’ message to the US: Hands off our country

The Grayzone breaks the media blockade inside Venezuela, amplifying the voices of people ignored by the corporate media.

By Anya Parampil

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WSJ Confirms: Trump-Appointed Venezuela Coup Leader Plans Neoliberal Capitalist Shock Therapy

Venezuela’s US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó plans to privatize state assets and give foreign corporations access to oil, the Wall Street Journal admitted.

By Ben Norton

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