Ben Norton, The Grayzone

Ben Norton

The Grayzone

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Past articles by Ben:

Facebook’s new public policy manager for Ukraine is nationalist hawk who volunteered with fascist party during US-backed coup

Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who volunteered with the extreme-right party Svoboda during the 2014 US-backed coup. By Ben Norton When Facebook hired → Read More

Us-Backed Opposition Leader Admits Venezuela ‘Is Not a Dictatorship’

Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado admitted that Venezuela “is not a dictatorship” & only “humanitarian intervention” can topple Maduro. → Read More

Hollywood’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda

The Pentagon was deeply involved in the production of the hit film Captain Marvel, and is using the movie to spread recruitment propaganda. → Read More

‘Willing Pawns in Trump-Orchestrated Coup’: CODEPINK Disrupts Venezuela’s Illegitimate ‘US Ambassador’

CODEPINK activists disrupted an event with the right-wing Venezuelan coup regime’s “US ambassador” Carlos Vecchio, denouncing him for seeking “a path of civil war and US intervention.” → Read More

Internal US Gov’t Document Outlines Program of ‘Economic Warfare’ on Venezuela

Internal documents reveal tactics of “economic warfare” the US is using against Venezuela, particularly crippling sanctions on PDVSA. → Read More

86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows

The vast majority of Venezuelans oppose military intervention and US sanctions to try to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power, according to polling by the local firm Hinterlaces. *** More than eight out of ten Venezuelans oppose international intervention, both military and non-military, in their country, as well as the crippling sanctions imposed by the … → Read More

US Backs Coup in Oil-Rich Venezuela, Right-Wing Opposition Plans Mass Privatization and Hyper-Capitalism

The US has effectively declared a coup in Venezuela, recognizing unelected right-wing opposition leader Juan Guaido as new “president.” → Read More

Every Single Member of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions on Nicaragua

Nicaragua now faces the NICA Act. A bill aimed at forcing the Sandinistas from power by ratcheting up economic sanctions. → Read More

‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Aims Straight for Trumpism’s Dark, Neoliberal Heart

At a time when the neoliberal Resistance™ has embraced the CIA and FBI as heroic organizations supposedly defending our putative democracy from the “Cheeto Mussolini,” Michael Moore’s new documentary comes as a breath of fresh air. | By Ben Norton → Read More

Remembered as ‘Human Rights Champion’—Illustrated by His Hanging Out With Fascists

Corporate media outlets almost uniformly whitewash a right-wing war hawk with links to fascists as a "human rights champion." → Read More

WaPo Uses Photo of McCain with Nazi to Praise His 'Human Rights' Work

The Washington Post used a photo of right-wing war hawk John McCain next to a Ukrainian neo-Nazi while calling him a "human rights champion" → Read More

Ukraine Attacks Journalists Who Reported Israeli Weapons Flow to Its Neo-Nazi Militia

The Ukrainian government has also denied that Israel has armed Ukraine’s neo-Nazi militia, the Azov battalion. → Read More

US-Backed Coalition Bombs New Cholera Treatment Center in Yemen

The US-backed Saudi coalition bombed a new cholera treatment center in Yemen run by Doctors without Borders. → Read More

Vox’s US Government-Linked Experts Present Options for Korea: Sanctions or War

Vox presents viewers with an array of US government-linked talking heads who insist the only options to resolve the conflict in Korea are devastating sanctions or apocalyptic war. → Read More

Tax Bill That Steals From Poor to Give to Rich Mislabeled as ‘Cut’

Under the cover of a shallow understanding of “balance,” corporate media have internalized the outlandish idea that it is “partisan,” and thus not “neutral,” to acknowledge the undeniably destructive effects of particular political policies. → Read More

MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War in Yemen

For the popular US cable news network MSNBC, the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the world is apparently not worth much attention—even as the US government has played a key role in creating and maintaining that unparalleled crisis.An analysis by FAIR has found that the leading liberal cable network did not run a single segment devoted specifically to Yemen in the second half of 2017. → Read More

MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War in Yemen

For the popular US cable news network MSNBC, the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the world is apparently not worth much attention. → Read More

Kelly’s Confederate Sympathizing Shows Danger of Government by General

According to corporate media, the general who complimented the commander of the Confederacy is the best hope to rein in Trump’s extremism. → Read More

Media Erase NATO Role in Bringing Slave Markets to Libya

Many corporate media reports have downplayed or ignored the role of NATO in bringing slavery to the North African nation. → Read More

Media Spent Months Lionizing General Who Defended Slaveholders’ Revolt

According to corporate media, the top general who just complimented the commander of the slavery-defending Confederacy is the greatest hope to rein in President Donald Trump’s extremism.Since retired Marine Corps four-star Gen. John Kelly was promoted to White House chief of staff in July, pundits have insisted that the former head of the Pentagon’s Southern Command is a positive, moderating… → Read More