MintPress News Confronts Senator Cruz on Murderous US Sanctions

It was clear that the senator had no actual defense of the murderous policies for which he has advocated; he didn’t even bother to defend them, opting instead to echo a predecessor of his: Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Ted Cruz Feature Photo

LAS VEGAS -- On Saturday, MintPress News’ Ben Rubinstein ran into Senator Ted Cruz at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Recognizing the senator’s long-standing support for economic warfare on the Global South via unilateral coercive measures, or sanctions, Rubinstein jumped at the chance to confront Cruz. “Senator, can you tell me how

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MintPress Is Going Behind The Headlines

As part of our effort to continue reporting on stories you won’t find anywhere else, we have teamed up with Behind the Headlines, a new, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of journalism that dares to challenge official narratives and bucks party lines.

Dear MintPress readers and friends, I have some exciting news to share: MintPress News is approaching its 9 year anniversary this December. As I look back at the past decade of building MintPress as a leading independent news outlet, I can’t help but feel gratitude for all of the support you all have given us which made our growth possible. We

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Project Venezuela: Right-Wing Activists Push Wikipedia to Blacklist MintPress, other Alternative Media

A group of right-wing Venezuelans has managed to ban the use of a range of alternative media outlets covering Venezuela, including MintPress News.

Wikipedia Feature photo

Still unable to convince a sufficient number of their countryfolk to support them, the Venezuelan opposition has turned their efforts towards convincing an international audience – primarily Americans – to support their cause. Part of that is spending inordinate amounts of time online, arguing in English on social media, creating bot networks, and

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How a Small Group of Pro-Israel Activists Blacklisted MintPress on Wikipedia

For over ten years, Wikipedia has been a key focus of right-leaning, pro-Israel groups that have effectively weaponized the online encyclopedia as a means of controlling the narrative when it comes to the state of Israel’s more than 50-year-long military occupation of Palestine.

MintPress News Wikipedia feature photo

For over a decade, pro-Israel and ultra-nationalist Israeli settler groups have sought to weaponize the popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, through concerted covert editing campaigns, offering Wikipedia editing courses to West Bank settlers and even formal alliances between Israel and Wikipedia to allow Israelis to create and edit content in a

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MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC

The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists in plain sight. These actions are sadly taking place in a country that prides itself on upholding the First Amendment to its Constitution, which should be protecting press freedom.

Embassy Protection Collective

WASHINGTON -- MintPress News journalist Alexander Rubinstein and a reporter for The Grayzone, Anya Parampil, are besieged inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, and have been since April 30, in an egregious attack against press freedom. On Wednesday evening, events took a turn for the worse as the Metropolitan DC police cut off the power and

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Listen | NewsGuard and the Fake News Watchdog Racket

First there was Prop or Not then there was Alliance for Securing Democracy now there is NewsGuard.

Steven Brill | Newsguard

In this special episode of Media Roots Radio Robbie Martin interviews journalist and writer Whitney Webb about her recent 'NewsGuard' expose for MintPress News. NewsGuard is the most recent iteration of the neocon/neoliberal/corporate agenda to soft-censor alternative news and status-quo-challenging viewpoints on the internet. First, there was

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