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.
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
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
Journalist Tareq Haddad explains his decision to resign from Newsweek over its refusal to cover the OPCW’s unfolding Syria scandal.
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
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
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
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
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including Killing Gaza. Blumenthal founded The Grayzone in 2015 to shine a journalistic light on America’s state of perpetual war and its dangerous domestic repercussions.