In their hunger for US funding, Nicaraguan opposition “human rights” NGOs inflated the death toll during the 2018 coup attempt. Today, these groups are in a state of complete disarray.
By John Perry
Continue reading “Counting deaths for dollars: The rise and fall of Nicaragua’s ‘human rights’ organizations”
John Perry is a writer based in Masaya, Nicaragua whose work has appeared in the Nation, the London Review of Books, and many other publications.
Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, the support it receives from states that waged war on the country, or its open lobbying for US military intervention.
By Max Blumenthal
Continue reading “Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor”
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.
Venezuelan lawyer Lucrecia Hernández, director of the NGO Sures, discusses how US-funded opposition groups have politicized and weaponized “human rights” discourse against the Maduro government.
By Ajit Singh
Continue reading “How Venezuela’s US-backed opposition distorts ‘human rights’ to push regime change”
Ajit Singh is a Canada-based writer and lawyer. He tweets at @ajitxsingh.