Max Blumenthal
Max Blumenthal
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.Source
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How a US and Qatari regime change deception produced 'Caesar' sanctions driving Syria towards famine | The Grayzone

How a US and Qatari regime change deception produced 'Caesar' sanctions driving Syria towards famine | The Grayzone

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Max Blumenthal
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Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO

Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO

Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales, and the veteran US regime-change operative who heads the Wikimedia Foundation, Katherine Maher. This is part 2 in a series of investigative reports on the systemic problems with Wikipedia. Read part 1 here: “Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing“ Internet encyclopedia giant Wikipedia has listed The Grayzone as a “deprecated source,” censoring the independent organization, alongside several other news websites, on an...

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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

A conspiracy theory about Covid-19 escaping from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology is the Trump administration’s Iraqi WMD. And the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin is playing the role of Judith Miller. With US deaths from Covid-related complications peaking above 30,000, allies of President Donald Trump are taking their anti-China public relations blitz to new heights of absurdity, hoping to legitimize a conspiracy theory blaming a Chinese biological research lab for engineering the novel coronavirus. The theory points to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the culprit behind the pandemic,...

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Apr 20
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"The American friends": New court files expose Sheldon Adelson's security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange

"The American friends": New court files expose Sheldon Adelson's security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange

An exclusive Grayzone investigation reveals new details on the critical role Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands played in an apparent CIA spying operation targeting Julian Assange, and exposes the Sands security staff who helped coordinate the malicious campaign. “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole.” –Mike Pompeo, College Station, TX, April 15, 2019 As the co-founder of a small security consulting firm called UC Global, David Morales spent years slogging through the minor leagues of the private mercenary world. A former Spanish special forces officer, Morales yearned...

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Max Blumenthal
May 15
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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory | The Grayzone

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory | The Grayzone

With an apparent cue this April from a Trump administration desperate to shift the blame for its feckless coronavirus response, Fox News and the Washington Post have fished the story out of the right-wing’s political wet market and polished it off for public consumption.Though neither outlet published a single piece of concrete evidence to support their claims, the story has gained traction among even fervently anti-Trump elements of the political establishment.Having spent the past four years railing against the “fake news media” and “deep state” elements in the national security...

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Max Blumenthal
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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

With an apparent cue this April from a Trump administration desperate to shift the blame for its feckless coronavirus response, Fox News and the Washington Post have fished the story out of the right-wing’s political wet market and polished it off for public consumption.Though neither outlet published a single piece of concrete evidence to support their claims, the story has gained traction among even fervently anti-Trump elements of the political establishment.Having spent the past four years railing against the “fake news media” and “deep state” elements in the national security...

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Max Blumenthal
Apr 21
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Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria | The Grayzone

Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria | The Grayzone

While the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill was authored in the spirit of beating back a pandemic, buried deep within its text is a stipend for the US State Department operations dedicated to carrying out foreign interventions that have contributed to the outbreak of preventable diseases like polio in Syria and Pakistan.Passed unanimously by Congress this March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides $250 million for the State Department to implement “economic, security, and stabilization” activities through an . Earmarked for activities through...

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Max Blumenthal
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CIA helped shape ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ series into bigoted Venezuela regime change fantasy

CIA helped shape ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ series into bigoted Venezuela regime change fantasy

.Actor John Krasinski is one of the CIA’s biggest fans.“The CIA is something that we should all not only cherish, but be saying thank you every single day,” he declared.“The coolest thing ever for me, I mean I totally nerded out when we got to the CIA,” Krasinski effused. “They were the most unbelievably generous, kind, smart people.”Krasinski’s comments flowed directly from his experience as the star of the second season of the Amazon series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.”In a of the show (embedded at the end of this article), researcher Tom Secker exposed the show as straightforward US imperial...

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Max Blumenthal
Mar 10
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How Joe Biden’s privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis

How Joe Biden’s privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis

While campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this year, former Senator and Vice President Joseph Biden has touted the crucial role he played in designing US mega-development and drug war campaigns that transformed the socio-political landscape of large swaths of Latin America. “I was one of the architects of Plan Colombia,” Biden boasted in a July 5 interview with CNN, referring to the multi-billion dollar US effort to end Colombia’s civil war with a massive surge of support for the country’s military. According to Biden, the plan was a panacea for Colombia’s...

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VIDEO: Congress welcomes an actual fascist as Nazi violence rages in Ukraine

VIDEO: Congress welcomes an actual fascist as Nazi violence rages in Ukraine

While racist violence raged through Ukraine, punctuated by a on Roma encampments by the C14 neo-Nazi militia, Congress played host to an actual Ukrainian fascist. He was Andriy Parubiy, and besides being the of two Nazi-like parties — the Social-National Party and the Patriot of Ukraine — he was the speaker of Ukraine’s parliament.During a  hosted by the American Foreign Policy Society inside the Senate, I seized the chance to ask Parubiy’s hosts why they were welcoming a figure who was so central to the extremism overtaking Ukrainian society. I also put the question to , a former Pentagon...

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The US is Arming and Assisting Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, While Congress Debates Prohibition

The US is Arming and Assisting Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, While Congress Debates Prohibition

Known as a bastion of neo-Nazism, Ukraine’s Azov Battalion has received teams of American military advisors and high powered US-made weapons.Last November, an American military inspection team visited the Azov Battalion on the front lines of the Ukrainian civil war to discuss logistics and deepening cooperation. Images of the encounter showed American army officers poring over maps with their Ukrainian counterparts, palling around and ignoring the Nazi-inspired Wolfangel patches emblazoned on their sleeves.Azov is a militia that has been incorporated into the Ukrainian National Guard, and...

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Jun 5
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