Ben Norton

Vox Behaves Identically to a Gov't-Controlled Media Outlet in Korea

Vox produced a flashy, extremely hawkish video fearmongering about the likelihood of a second Korean War—and all the experts featured in it just so happen to work for the United States government.

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MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic U.S.-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.

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Human Rights Watch, While Hawkish on Venezuela, Is Quiet on Violent Repression and Apparent Coup in Honduras

The right-wing government in Honduras, which enjoys the support of the United States, has for weeks waged a violent crackdown on protests amid widespread accusations that it stole the recent presidential election from the left-wing opposition.

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Why Are the Trump White House and Media Citing an Antisemitic Book's Claims to Demonize Communism?

The Trump administration, U.S.-funded fact-checking websites, prominent non-governmental organizations and leading media outlets including the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal are spreading discredited death counts that diminish the crimes of Nazi Germany in order to demonize communism.

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How Trump Blamed bin Laden’s Crimes on Iran to Stir War

Donald Trump claimed during his campaign that he would change U.S. foreign policy, opportunistically condemning Hillary Clinton over her support for the “failed policy of … regime change.” Pundits predicted that Trump would usher in a new era. But as president, the far-right billionaire has doubled down on key elements of the bipartisan U.S. foreign policy consensus, resulting in a dangerous escalation of the so-called War on Terror.

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How Trump's CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

The Central Intelligence Agency appears to have collaborated with the neoconservative think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies to try to link Iran to the Salafi-jihadist group al-Qaeda.

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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.

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How 'Russian' Facebook Memes Expose the Brutal Realities of American Foreign Policy

This month, American corporate media outlets have been whipped into a frenzy by revelations that a Russian internet troll farm purchased ads and established accounts on Facebook. According to the New York Times a “shadowy Russian company” supposedly “linked to” the Kremlin has spread “misinformation” on social media in order “to reshape American politics.”

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Yemeni Activist to U.S. Congress: 'What Happened in Las Vegas Happens to Us Every Night in Yemen'

The United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have waged a brutal war on Yemen for 30 months. With substantial military, financial and political support from the U.S., Saudi Arabia has relentlessly bombed civilian areas and blockaded the poorest country in the Middle East.

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'We Need to Kill Arabs': Israelis Overflow with Genocidal Extremism in New Video From Jerusalem

When Empire Files host Abby Martin visited Jerusalem's Zion Square, she met one Israeli after another who responded to her question about how best to end the conflict with the Palestinians with calls for extermination and ethnic cleansing.

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