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By Yasha Levine
Hanging With A "Family Guy" Writer In Jail...And Realizing That The Raid On Occupy LA Was Meant To Keep Other Family Guys From Joining The Movement...

Late last week, as I was reading a story by the Family Guy writer who had been brutally arrested and mistreated at the Occupy LA crackdown, I suddenly realized, “Holy shit, I remember that guy!” I didn’t catch his name…

Dec 13, 2011 | Comments (40)

By Mark Ames
Busted! E-Mails From Mother Jones Blogger Adam Serwer Contradict Published Smears Against Blumenthal Article

The eXiled obtained a bombshell email sent by Mother Jones blogger Adam Serwer that reveals Serwer’s own private doubts about the smears he publicly leveled against journalist Max Blumenthal in his blog and on Twitter.

Dec 12, 2011 | Comments (7)

By Alexander Zaitchik and Mark Ames
How The West Helped Invent Russia's Election Fraud: OSCE Whistleblower Exposes 1996 Whitewash

“The West let Russia down, and it’s a shame,” said Meadowcroft, a former British MP and veteran of 48 election-monitoring missions to 35 countries.

In a recent telephone interview with The eXile, Meadowcroft explained how he was pressured by OSCE and EU authorities to ignore serious irregularities in Boris Yeltsin’s heavily manipulated 1996 election victory, and how EU officials suppressed a report about the Russian media’s near-total subservience to pro-Yeltsin forces.

Dec 9, 2011 | Comments (11)

By Mark Ames
Austerity And Bloodbaths: Historical Graph Shows Perfect Correlation Between Austerity Programs And Mass Violence

I have written about the the correlation between austerity programs and violence–whether the mass state violence like the 1989 “Caracazo” bloodbath in Venezuela in response to an IMF-sanctioned austerity program, in which up to 3,000 people were massacred (leading eventually…

Dec 7, 2011 | Comments (31)


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By Mark Ames
Update! Jeffrey Goldberg's Smear Against Blumenthal Falls Apart As Source Changes Her Story To Mother Jones Reporter... [Updated More]

Looks like the source used by former camp guard Jeffrey Goldberg to try to smear Max Blumenthal’s investigative article is proving unreliable. Karen Greenberg has already completely changed her story from a clear-cut denial that she had ever said the…

Dec 7, 2011 | Comments (9)

By Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames
Max Blumenthal Responds To Sleaze Campaign Waged By Atlantic Monthly's Ex-Detention Camp Guard Jeffrey Goldberg...And Why The Atlantic Monthly's Sleaze Reminds Us Of Putin's Russia...

The Atlantic Monthly’s former Israeli Detention Camp guard, Cpl. Jeffrey Goldberg, today posted a sleaze-hit on Blumenthal’s article. Since there are no facts in the story that can be called into question, the way they’re going after Blumenthal is by getting one of the sources to deny her quotes (or sort of deny, it’s hard to even tell now)…

Dec 7, 2011 | Comments (16)

By Yasha Levine
This Is What Injustice Looks Like: Accused Serial Child Rapist Jerry Sandusky Walks Free Without Paying Bail...While Peaceful Occupy LA Protesters Forced To Post $5,000 to $10,000...

When I worked in Russia, there were two sets of laws–one for Kremlin favorites and oligarchs, who never worried about paying for their crimes; and laws for everyone else, who paid no matter what. Here, it’s starting to get even…

Dec 6, 2011 | Comments (38)