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 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,...

April 20, 2020
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Chaos agent: Right-wing blames US Capitol riot on notorious instigator banished by Black Lives Matter | The Grayzone

Chaos agent: Right-wing blames US Capitol riot on notorious instigator banished by Black Lives Matter | The Grayzone

The most dramatic footage to emerge from the far-right storming of the US Capitol on January 6 depicted the lethal shooting of Ashli Babbit, a pro-Trump activist and military veteran, by a Capitol Police officer. The man responsible for capturing that video was John Sullivan, a self-styled activist who has operated under aliases “Activist X,” “Activist John,” and “Jayden X.” Since an with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who described him as a “left-wing activist,” Sullivan has become Exhibit A in the right-wing’s conspiratorial case claiming Antifa was responsible for the violence in the...

Jan 13
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US Congress and corporate media deploy massive lie, claiming Venezuela's gov't threatened to starve non-voters | The Grayzone

US Congress and corporate media deploy massive lie, claiming Venezuela's gov't threatened to starve non-voters | The Grayzone

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US corporate media Venezuela’s legislative elections a “sham” before results were even announced, opening a new front in the propaganda war on the besieged country and its leftist government.Among the most blatant distortions deployed against President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) was a claim first advanced by Leopoldo López, the far-right, US-backed opposition leader who recently fled to Spain.On Twitter, López tweeted a deceptively edited clip of Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello addressing an election rally,...

Dec 6
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'Green' billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of 'Planet of the Humans' documentary | The Grayzone

'Green' billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of 'Planet of the Humans' documentary | The Grayzone

“We must take control of our environmental movement and our future from billionaires and their permanent war on Planet Earth. They are not our friends.”-Jeff Gibbs, director of “Planet of the Humans”It is hard to think of an American film that provoked a greater backlash in 2020 than “.” Focused on the theme of planetary extinction and fanciful proposals to ward it off, the documentary was released for free on YouTube on April 21. The date was significant not only because it was the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but because a global pandemic was tearing through America’s social...

September 7, 2020
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Why did Amnesty UK, Bellingcat and White Helmets sabotage Roger Waters webinar on corporate pollution? | The Grayzone

Why did Amnesty UK, Bellingcat and White Helmets sabotage Roger Waters webinar on corporate pollution? | The Grayzone

The campaign manager of Amnesty International UK, Kristyan Benedict, appears to have removed an Amnesty International tweet announcing an Amazon Watch webinar to raise awareness both of Chevron’s pollution of an indigenous region of Ecuador and the company’s ruthless persecution of environmental lawyer .A hardline advocate of Western intervention in Syria, Benedict apparently deleted the announcement because of the participation of Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters in the event.Besides being Donzinger’s most prominent public supporter, .Donzinger, for his part, is a self-described...

October 13, 2020
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Western media's favorite Hong Kong ‘freedom struggle writer’ is American ex-Amnesty staffer in yellowface | The Grayzone

Western media's favorite Hong Kong ‘freedom struggle writer’ is American ex-Amnesty staffer in yellowface | The Grayzone

An American man with ties to Amnesty International and key Hong Kong separatist figures has been posing online as a Hong Kong native named Kong Tsung-gan. Routinely cited as a grassroots activist and writer by major media organizations and published in English-language media, the fictitious character Kong appears to have been concocted to disseminate anti-China propaganda behind the cover of yellowface.Through Kong Tsung-gan’s prolific digital presence and uninterrogated reputation in mainstream Western media, he disseminates a constant stream of content hyping up the Hong Kong “freedom...

August 9, 2020
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Western media's favorite Hong Kong ‘freedom struggle writer’ is American ex-Amnesty staffer in yellowface | The Grayzone

Western media's favorite Hong Kong ‘freedom struggle writer’ is American ex-Amnesty staffer in yellowface | The Grayzone

An American man with ties to Amnesty International and key Hong Kong separatist figures has been posing online as a Hong Kong native named Kong Tsung-gan. Routinely cited as a grassroots activist and writer by major media organizations and published in English language media, the fictitious character Kong appears to have been concocted to disseminate anti-China propaganda behind the cover of yellowface.Through Kong Tsung-gan’s prolific digital presence and uninterrogated reputation in mainstream Western media, he disseminates a constant stream of content hyping up the Hong Kong “freedom...

August 8, 2020
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Did neocon cancel queen Bari Weiss stage her NY Times resignation to fuel her career?

Did neocon cancel queen Bari Weiss stage her NY Times resignation to fuel her career?

A closer look at the events surrounding Bari Weiss’ resignation suggests she omitted some critical details about her toxic presence inside the paper, and may have staged her resignation to drum up publicity for her next move. Neoconservative New York Times columnist Bari Weiss quit the newspaper on July 14. In a resignation letter published on her personal website, the pundit lamented a supposed “illiberal environment” at the publication in which Weiss’ colleagues mocked her right-wing views, supposedly called her “a Nazi and a racist,” and branded her a “liar and a bigot.” Weiss’...

July 15, 2020
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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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June 25, 2020
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