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Inside the Assange courtroom: Kevin Gosztola explains the US-UK assault on press freedom

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with journalist Kevin Gosztola about the trial of Julian Assange. Gosztola was inside the courtroom as hearings in the case began.

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Rania Khalek on the plot to steal a Sanders victory

Red Lines host Anya Parampil talks with journalist Rania Khalek, of In the Now’s “Soapbox” series, about the 2020 presidential campaign season.

Anya and Rania discuss recent smears against Sanders in the Washington Post which charge Russia is supporting him in the democratic primary, as well as the possibility of a brokered Democratic Party convention. Rania also responds to allegations she takes orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin just because she works for In the Now.

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.

By Ben Norton

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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.”

By Ben Norton

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Newsweek reporter quits after editors block coverage of OPCW Syria scandal

Journalist Tareq Haddad explains his decision to resign from Newsweek over its refusal to cover the OPCW’s unfolding Syria scandal.

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Why did this top ‘press freedom’ group exclude Julian Assange from its list of jailed journalists?

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) refused to include imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange in its annual list of jailed journalists.

By Kevin Gosztola / Medium

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Russiagate media smears against Corbyn brought to you by US and UK military-intelligence apparatus

Days before Britain’s historic election, the UK’s military-intelligence apparatus is turning to the corporate media and US government-funded NATO cut-outs to smear Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with evidence-free Russiagate allegations.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

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40 rebuttals to the media’s smears of Julian Assange – by someone who was actually there

A former diplomat who worked in the Ecuadorian embassy while Julian Assange lived there in asylum debunks 40 of CNN’s smears against the WikiLeaks publisher.

By Fidel Narváez

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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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NY Times admits it sends some stories to US government for approval before publication

The New York Times casually acknowledged that it sends major scoops to the US government before publication, to make sure “national security officials” have “no concerns.”

By Ben Norton


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