Category: US Empire

Did Washington use a false pretext for its bloody escalation in Iraq?

Iraqi officials indicate that ISIS – not Ketaib Hizbullah – attacked a US military base in Iraq, setting off the escalation that led to the US attacking the latter group and killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Were we lied to again?

By Helena Cobban

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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.”

By Ben Norton

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US escalates war on Iran and Iraq – Discussion with Rania Khalek, Max Blumenthal, Ben Norton, Aaron Mate

The Grayzone held a live discussion of the US escalation of war on Iran and Iraq, with Trump’s assassination of General Qasem Soleimani and PMF commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Aaron Maté is joined by Rania Khalek, Max Blumenthal, and Ben Norton.

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Top 20 The Grayzone stories of 2019: From Venezuela coup attempt to Russiagate delusions, information warfare to new cold war

2019 was a big year for The Grayzone. We traveled the world and broke many stories, exposing the empire’s schemes and deceptions. As a direct consequence, we faced an unprecedented wave of attacks, censorship attempts, and repression. Here is a list of our top 20 reports.

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US and Israel were lone votes against UN resolutions opposing space arms race, nuclear Middle East, Cuba embargo

The United States and Israel were the only countries that voted against UN General Assembly draft resolutions calling for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, measures to stop an arms race in outer space, and an end to the blockade of Cuba.

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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‘We are the vaccine against unilateralism’: Non-Aligned Movement gathers in Venezuela to resist dictatorship of dollar

The Grayzone reports from the 2019 Non-Aligned Movement, where delegates from over 120 nations offered a crucial endorsement of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and strategized on countering US financial hegemony

By Anya Parampil

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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.

Video by Ben Norton

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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.

Video by Ben Norton

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DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored ‘Socialism’ conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists

The 2019 Socialism Conference, sponsored by American leftist juggernauts the DSA, Jacobin magazine, and ISO’s Haymarket Books, features regime-change activists from multiple US government-funded NGOs.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

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