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Syrian insurgents guilty of ‘red line’ 2013 sarin chemical attack, study finds

A new open-source study concludes that Syrian insurgents carried out the Ghouta sarin chemical attack in August 2013. The explosive findings add to a growing body of public evidence that undermines US-led efforts to blame the Syrian government, which almost led to US military intervention. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands were wounded when sarin rockets hit multiple sites in the Syria area of Ghouta on August 21, 2013. The US and its allies publicly accused the Syrian government […]

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Cuba’s cultural counter-revolution: US gov’t-backed rappers, artists gain fame as ‘catalyst for current unrest’

Painting itself as a grassroots collective of artists fighting for freedom of expression, the San Isidro Movement has become a key weapon in the US government’s assault on the Cuban revolution. “My people need Europe, my people need Europe to point out the abuser,” Yotuel, a Spain-based Cuban rapper, proclaimed in an EU parliament event convened by right-wing legislators before handing the mic over to Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó. Days later, Yotuel held a Zoom call with State Department […]

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Nicaragua’s Sandinistas battle ‘diabolical’ US empire and poverty on 42 anniversary of revolution

The Grayzone reports from Nicaragua on the 42nd anniversary of the Sandinista revolution. Nicaraguans discuss their improved quality of life, President Ortega condemns the dictatorial US “empire that wants to dominate all countries,” and Vice President Murillo declares poverty an imperialist “crime against humanity.” MANAGUA, NICARAGUA – 42 years after the victory of the Sandinista revolution, Nicaraguans are still celebrating the gains of the leftist movement, and hoping to take the transformative process to another stage. This July 19, tens […]

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US ties to suspected Haiti assassins follow long history of neocolonial intervention

As ties emerge between the US government and the suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, scholar Jemima Pierre analyzes Moïse’s legacy and murder within the long history of neocolonial US intervention in Haiti. A growing number of suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse have US ties. At least one is a former DEA informant and several have received U.S. military training. Scholar Jemima Pierre of The Black Alliance for Peace discusses the unfolding mystery surrounding Moïse’s […]

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What’s behind the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse?

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Haitian activist and musician Chango Bastia about the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Bastia shares how average Haitians have responded to the news, what questions they still have about what took place, and how they feel about US attempts to intervene in their nation. He also explains that Haiti’s government is controlled by the United States and relies heavily on the deployment of armed gangs throughout the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, in order to […]

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Julian Assange’s father and brother travel to Washington to oppose US extradition

The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil speaks with Julian Assange’s brother and father, Gabriel and John Shipton, about their recent tour of the United States. They discuss his experience in prison as well as their reception by the US public. Anya also speaks with Dr. Cornel West about the importance of Assange’s case.

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Why is OPCW chief Arias afraid of his own inspectors? 

Rather than address the concerns of two veteran inspectors about a Syria cover-up, OPCW Director General Fernando Arias continues to falsely attack them. OPCW sources and newly leaked material expose Arias’ latest Western state-backed deceit.  Part two of two. Read part one of this report here.  The stated mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is to ensure “a world free of chemical weapons.” From his executive suite at The Hague, however, OPCW Director General Fernando […]

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Pressed for answers on Syria cover-up, OPCW chief offers new lies and excuses

Facing growing outcry, OPCW Director General Fernando Arias went before the UN and told new falsehoods about his organization’s Syria cover-up scandal — along with more disingenuous excuses to avoid addressing it. Part one of two In the two years since the censorship of a Syria chemical weapons investigation was exposed, the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Fernando Arias, has vigorously resisted accountability. Arias has refused to investigate or explain the extensive manipulation of […]

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Judge tosses frivolous lawsuit by heiress Sulome Anderson seeking to destroy The Grayzone

Entitled heiress Sulome Anderson waged a McCarthyite lawfare campaign to destroy The Grayzone. We can now expose her and the powerful forces behind her deranged legal assault. “Because of the lawsuits my family won against Iran, I had all the money in the world to spend on drugs, and I made some dealers a lot of money.” –Sulome Anderson, 2016  “I’ll destroy him :)” –Sulome Anderson on defendant Ben Norton, 2017 “I’m not stupid enough to take it this far […]

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Will right-wing Peruvian demagogue Keiko Fujimori burn the country down before accepting defeat?

Despite a wave of anti-communist propaganda and mysterious “terrorist” massacre, leftist teacher Pedro Castillo has triumphed in Peru’s presidential election. But his right-wing rival refuses to accept the results. LIMA, PERU – Keiko Fujimori, the political heiress to the jailed Peruvian former dictator Alberto Fujimori, appears to have lost her third election in a row. This time, she has been defeated by Pedro Castillo, a leftist teacher from the rural Andes who narrowly leads in a deliberately delayed poll. Facing […]

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Cómo medios financiados por EEUU incitaron un golpe de estado en Nicaragua

Los periodistas Max Blumenthal y Benjamin Norton investigan como Estados Unidos financiaron a grupos violentos de la extrema derecha y medios de comunicación que publicaron noticias falsas para incitar un golpe de estado en 2018 contra el gobierno sandinista de Nicaragua. (You can read or watch this report in English here.) Transcripción Cuando el Frente Sandinista volvió al poder en Nicaragua a través de elecciones democráticas en 2006, Washington inició una operación con decenas de millones de dólares para crear, […]

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How US govt-funded media incited a violent coup in Nicaragua

Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton investigate how the United States funded violent far-right groups and media outlets that published fake news to fuel a 2018 coup attempt against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. (Puede leer o ver este informe en español aquí.) Transcript When the socialist-oriented Sandinista Front returned to power in Nicaragua through democratic elections in 2006, Washington began pouring tens of millions of dollars into the creation, training, and funding of right-wing opposition groups in the Central American nation. Millions […]

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Infamous Israeli home thief is federally-charged Long Island, NY financial fraudster

Notorious for his presence in viral video of Israeli home thefts in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah, “Yaakov Fauci” is actually a federally charged con artist from Long Island named Justin Fauci This article was originally published at Hamzah Raza’s Substack. Subscribe to the Raza Report here.  Over the past few weeks, a video has gone viral of a man named Yaakov Fauci, in a New York accent, asserting to a Palestinian woman whose house that he has forcibly taken, “If I […]

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How Washington is positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s founder as its ‘asset’

A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.” March 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Western regime-change war on Syria. And after a decade of grueling conflict, Washington is still maneuvering to extend its longstanding relationship with the Salafi-jihadist militants fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. With the northeastern province of Idlib under the control of a self-proclaimed “Syrian […]

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Russiagate target Kilimnik speaks out on ‘spy’ claims, Trump-Russia conspiracy theories

In exclusive audio, Russiagate target Konstantin Kilimnik responds to evidence-free US government claims that he is a Russian spy who passed Trump campaign polling data to the Kremlin 2016. In the last year, US government, intelligence, and Congressional bodies have accused former Paul Manafort aide Konstantin Kilimnik of being a “Russian intelligence officer” or “Russian influence agent” who passed secret Trump campaign polling data to Russia in 2016. The FBI has even issued a $250,000 reward for Kilimnik’s arrest on […]

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Cómo USAID, fachada de la CIA, creó el aparato mediático anti-sandinista en Nicaragua

Con decenas de millones de dólares a lo largo de años de trabajo, una fachada de la CIA, USAID, ayudó a crear y capacitar a la oposición anti-sandinista de Nicaragua. En el centro de sus operaciones se encuentra la Fundación Chamorro, acusada de lavado de dinero. Por Benjamin Norton (You can read this article in English here.) El gobierno de Estados Unidos ha pasado años cultivando un círculo de medios de comunicación de derecha en Nicaragua que jugaron un papel […]

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How USAID created Nicaragua’s anti-Sandinista media apparatus, now under money laundering investigation

With tens of millions of dollars over decades of work, USAID helped create and train Nicaragua’s entire anti-Sandinista opposition. At the center of its operation is the Chamorro Foundation, which stands accused of money laundering. The Nicaraguan government has launched a money laundering investigation of right-wing media outlets that played a central role in a violent 2018 coup attempt. The opposition publications are at the heart of a political network that has been carefully cultivated, trained, and funded with millions […]

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