OTF – The “Independent” Internet Freedom Organization That Makes All Your Favorite Privacy Apps – is Staffed Full of Spies

While the OTF presents itself as independent internet freedom activists, their funding, staff, history and choice of targets all point to the conclusion that they are a digital weapon being used against Washington’s enemies. 

OTF – The “Independent” Internet Freedom Organization That Makes All Your Favorite Privacy Apps – is Staffed Full of Spies

WASHINGTON – The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is one of the most influential and celebrated organizations in the hacking and internet freedom communities. Well over two billion people globally use OTF-produced software, including communications app Signal and web browser Tor, services that are

Be Sociable, Share!

“A Lot of Mistakes”: The Guardian and Julian Assange 

Three years on from the explosive Julian Assange/Paul Manafort story, we question whether the Guardian has honored its stated commitment to the truth.

“A Lot of Mistakes”: The Guardian and Julian Assange 

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND -- In 1921, the Manchester Guardian’s editor, Charles Prestwich Scott, marked the newspaper’s centenary with an essay entitled “A Hundred Years." In it, Scott declared that a newspaper’s “primary office is the gathering of news. ...Comment is free,

Be Sociable, Share!

From Anti-War Progressive to Pro-Drone Militarist: Tulsi Gabbard’s Odd Political Trajectory

Once a rising star on the progressive left, in recent weeks Tulsi Gabbard has pivoted hard to the right, appearing on Fox News virtually daily, espousing traditionally conservative talking points. 

From Anti-War Progressive to Pro-Drone Militarist: Tulsi Gabbard’s Odd Political Trajectory

WASHINGTON -- While many on the American left have denounced the acquittal of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse as handing a get-out-of-jail-free card to racist militias, former Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard openly celebrated the verdict. “The jury got it right -- finding Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges,”

Be Sociable, Share!

Olympolitik: Fake Peng Shuai Scandal Fuels US Effort to Boycott Beijing Olympics

The Peng scandal comes amid a flurry of anti-China propaganda that has directly targeted the Winter Olympics.

Olympolitik: Fake Peng Shuai Scandal Fuels US Effort to Boycott Beijing Olympics

BEIJING -- The New York Times reported on November 3 that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai had published allegations of sexual assault against former Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China Zhang Gaoli on the social media platform Weibo. Peng’s

Be Sociable, Share!

Despite Pledge, Biden Leaves Tap Open, Approving Billions in Arms Deals to Saudi Arabia

A new MintPress News study based on Dept. of Defense documents can reveal that U.S. weapons manufacturers have sold well in excess of $28.3 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the Yemen War began, including 20 separate deals inked during Biden’s presidency.

Despite Pledge, Biden Leaves Tap Open, Approving Billions in Arms Deals to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON -- “The war in Yemen must end,” declared President Joe Biden in his first major foreign policy speech; “and to underscore our commitment, we are ending all American support for offensive [Saudi] operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.” Yet studying sales records from the Department of Defense (DoD), MintPress

Be Sociable, Share!

The “Seam Zone”: Israeli Officials Are Barring Thousands of Palestinian Farmers from Their Land

Israel claims that security is the only reason it denies Palestinians access to the Seam Zone, but data obtained by MintPress shows that fewer than 1% of permits were denied on security grounds. 

The “Seam Zone”: Israeli Officials Are Barring Thousands of Palestinian Farmers from Their Land

OCCUPIED WEST BANK — Taysir Amarneh, a farmer whose land is located west of Israel’s notorious apartheid wall, has been waiting 30 minutes for Israeli soldiers to open Gate 408 so he can enter his fields. The military is supposed to open the checkpoint at 11:15 a.m. but they're often late, Amarneh explained. The army finally arrives a little after

Be Sociable, Share!

Revealed: Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets

Sifting through over 30,000 grants in the company’s database, MintPress can reveal that the Gates Foundation has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets and ventures, to the tune of at least $319 million.

Revealed: Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets

SEATTLE -- Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented as a kindly nerd who wants to save the world, the Microsoft co-founder was even unironically christened “Saint Bill” by The

Be Sociable, Share!