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The Grayzone is an independent news website dedicated to original investigative journalism and analysis on politics and empire. It was founded and is edited by award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal. From January 2016 to January 2018, AlterNet.org sponsored the Grayzone Project. Since then, The Grayzone has been fully independent.

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"Smoking Gun" Analysis Finds US Sanctions Produce "War Time" Economy in Venezuela

“Smoking Gun” Analysis Finds US Sanctions Produce “War Time” Economy in Venezuela

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Francisco R. Rodríguez, the Executive of Oil for Venezuela, about a study he recently published which analyzed the impact of US sanctions on Venezuela’s economy.   Rodríguez shares data which prove sanctions have directly contributed to a major …

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US war lobby fuels conflict in Russia, Ukraine, and Syria: ex-Pentagon advisor

US war lobby fuels conflict in Russia, Ukraine, and Syria: ex-Pentagon advisor

Col. Doug Macgregor, an ex-Pentagon advisor, on how the US war lobby fuels conflict from Ukraine to Syria. Washington, DC, he says, is “occupied territory. It’s occupied by corporations, by lobbies.” Douglas Macgregor, a retired US Army Colonel and former Pentagon senior advisor, analyzes the …

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Using and abusing Djibouti: How the US transformed a tiny African state into a hub of imperial aggression

Using and abusing Djibouti: How the US transformed a tiny African state into a hub of imperial aggression

From Djibouti, the US trains proxies and bombs strategically-important countries in the name of democracy and counterterrorism. To justify the country’s militarization, Washington hypes fears over China’s regional ambitions. In a blatant threat to China’s presence, Djibouti recently hosted the US-led “Allied Appreciation Day,” in …

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Leaked files expose Syria psyops veteran astroturfing BreadTube star to counter Covid restriction critics

Leaked files expose Syria psyops veteran astroturfing BreadTube star to counter Covid restriction critics

By covertly recruiting popular YouTube influencer Abigail Thorn to counter growing opposition to UK gov’t Covid restrictions, psy-ops pros are bringing home the tactics they honed in the Syrian dirty war. Leaked documents have revealed a state-sponsored influence operation designed to undermine critics of the …

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 Corrupting Science: shunning forensic expertise, OPCW left Douma murders unsolved

 Corrupting Science: shunning forensic expertise, OPCW left Douma murders unsolved

In its probe of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, the OPCW shunned the critical investigative area of forensic pathology and censored a recommendation to pursue it. The Douma killings remain unsolved.  Part two of a Grayzone series. Read part one here. In its probe …

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Flattening the curve or flattening the global poor? How Covid lockdowns obliterate human rights and crush the most vulnerable

Flattening the curve or flattening the global poor? How Covid lockdowns obliterate human rights and crush the most vulnerable

Marketed as life-saving public health measures, lockdowns triggered death and economic devastation on a global scale while doing little to slow the spread of Covid-19. Now, they’re back with a vengeance. In October 2021, it seemed as though the lockdowns that still paralyzed societies from …

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Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for “climate-friendly” materials and blame China

Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for “climate-friendly” materials and blame China

Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other “green” technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. …

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Nicaragua's foreign minister: We're resisting a 'pandemic of neo-colonialism'

Nicaragua’s foreign minister: We’re resisting a ‘pandemic of neo-colonialism’

The Grayzone’s Ben Norton sat down for an interview with Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister Denis Moncada to discuss the country’s decision to leave the OAS, attempts to build an international alliance against US unilateralism, and what an anti-imperialist foreign policy looks like. (Puede leer esta entrevista …

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Did the CIA kill JFK? Oliver Stone on his explosive new film

Did the CIA kill JFK? Oliver Stone on his explosive new film

  Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Oliver Stone about his new film “JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass,” which was recently released on SHOWTIME. Stone explores misconceptions regarding JFK’s legacy and discusses why he believes the US government refuses …

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Nicaragua's foreign minister: We're resisting a 'pandemic of neo-colonialism'

El canciller de Nicaragua explica la política anti-imperialista de los sandinistas

El periodista Benjamín Norton entrevistó al Canciller Denis Moncada de Nicaragua. Hablaron de su decisión de salirse de la OEA, el intento de construir una alianza internacional contra el unilateralismo de EEUU y como puede ser una política exterior anti-imperialista. (You can read this interview …

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Venezuela's socialists win elections in landslide - so US tries to discredit them

Venezuela’s socialists win elections in landslide – so US tries to discredit them

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won the November 21 mega-elections in a landslide, getting more votes in 20 of 23 states and the capital Caracas. So the US government responded by trying to discredit the vote. Venezuelan journalist Diego Sequera speaks about the …

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Corrupting science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts' inconvenient findings 

Corrupting science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts’ inconvenient findings 

Early in the OPCW’s Douma investigation, expert toxicologists ruled out chlorine gas as the victims’ cause of death. Leaks expose how senior OPCW officials censored this explosive finding — and then targeted the inspector who raised the alarm. In the early days of the Organisation …

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Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda

Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda

A look at the database of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reveals how the oligarch influencing the global pandemic response has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets to the tune of at least $319 million. This article was originally published by Mint Press News. Read …

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Nicaragua explains why it's leaving OAS, responds to US attacks on its elections

Nicaragua explains why it’s leaving OAS, responds to US attacks on its elections

Nicaraguan diplomat Michael Campbell Hooker tells The Grayzone’s Ben Norton why they are leaving the Organization of American States (OAS), which he says is a “failed,” “coup-plotting” organization dominated by Washington. Campbell also responds to US attempts to discredit Nicaragua’s November elections, and explains the …

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New files expose Australian govt’s betrayal of Julian Assange and detail his prison torment

New files expose Australian govt’s betrayal of Julian Assange and detail his prison torment

Documents provided exclusively to The Grayzone detail Canberra’s abandonment of Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, and provide shocking details of his prison suffering Was the government of Australia aware of the US Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and journalist …

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Que pasó en las elecciones en Nicaragua? Un informe desde adentro

Que pasó en las elecciones en Nicaragua? Un informe desde adentro

EEUU, la UE y la OEA están lanzando un nuevo intento de golpe de estado contra el gobierno sandinista de Nicaragua, rechazando sus elecciones de 2021. Benjamín Norton de The Grayzone observó la votación y habló con votantes. (You can watch or read this report …

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Inside Nicaragua's 2021 elections - and the latest US/OAS coup attempt

Inside Nicaragua’s 2021 elections – and the latest US/OAS coup attempt

The US, EU, and OAS are launching a new coup attempt against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, refusing to recognize its 2021 elections. The Grayzone’s Ben Norton observed the vote on the ground, and filed this report. Transcript BEN NORTON: Millions of Nicaraguans went to the polls …

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