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A quick note from the road…

It’s just past Christmas here in Germany. After spending a few days relaxing with my wife and a few friends in Berlin, I’ve taken my leave and headed north to Hamburg to report on 32c3, the annual Chaos Computer Club conference. And I gotta admit, I’m a bit unnerved.  (more…)

December 27th, 2015 | Comments (4)

Support Yasha Levine's book: "Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Google-Military Complex"

“Surveillance Valley” will tell the story of how Silicon Valley turned the Internet into the greatest surveillance apparatus in the history of mankind.

February 23rd, 2015 | Comments (1)

Interview with Yasha Levine: "In 2013 Tor received 90% of its funding from the US government"

This is a slightly abridged version of an interview conducted by the great Berlin-based journalist Àngel Ferrero. It was originally published in the Spanish media cooperative La Marea.

January 9th, 2015 | Leave Comment

Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell Asks Us To Pity the Rich

Ever since Malcolm Gladwell’s “David and Goliath” came out in early October, he’s been on a non-stop promotional tour. He’s appeared on the BBC and the Daily Show, he’s done Twitter group chats and Ted Talk Q&As, and has had…

October 26th, 2013 | Comments (1)

BuzzBagger Ben

Our story begins late last week when I got a tweet from @AlphaInvictus telling me to go check “who’s sponsoring BuzzFeed today.” I wasn’t expecting much… After all, BuzzFeed’s known for creating custom posts for advertisers, like the “15 Delicious Things You Can Stuff…

May 15th, 2013 | Leave Comment

Back to Victorville: Dispatch Zero

It’s just past 5 a.m. and I’m sitting in my suite at The Plaza hotel, high up above the grimy streets of downtown Las Vegas. On the horizon, beyond the gold brick Trump Tower, beyond the needle of the Stratosphere,…

January 9th, 2013 | Leave Comment

Journalism As Criminal Vagrancy: City Of LA Finally Charges Me For Reporting On LAPD's Occupy LA Raid

Barely had the ink time to dry on my employment contract with NSFWCORP, when I learned that the City of Los Angeles had filed criminal charges against me for reporting on a political protest that happened a year ago.

November 28th, 2012 | Comments (1)

The War At Home: Amazing video from this weekend's police attack on Occupy Oakland

The Oakland Police Department went on another massive tear this weekend. On Saturday, they used rubber bullets, pepper flash-bang grenades, tear gas and batons to violently crush an attempt by Occupy activists to take over a vacant convention center in downtown Oakland…

February 1st, 2012 | Comments (28)

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…

December 13th, 2011 | Comments (40)

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…

December 6th, 2011 | Comments (38)

KPFK Radio Talks To Yasha Levine & Mark Ames About LAPD's Abusive Treatment & Potentially Illegal Detention of Occupy LA Protesters...

Listen to eXiled editors Yasha Levine and Mark Ames on KPFK Radio’s “Beneath the Surface” with Suzi Weissman, as they discuss Yasha Levine’s arrest at the LAPD raid on Occupy LA and the appalling treatment of peaceful protesters he witnessed…

December 5th, 2011 | Comments (2)

Occupy LA Arrest Scandal Update: A Visit to the Raided Camp, Freed Protesters Speak and Bad News About Our Legal Situation...

There were cops everywhere. Some stood in packs around their police cars, others patrolled the fenced-off perimeter on foot while motorcycle cops circled the block in pairs. There were reinforcements outside LAPD’s massive headquarters, conveniently located across the street from City Hall…

December 4th, 2011 | Comments (36)

Read it and weep: official proof that Yasha Levine is an award-winning journalist came in the mail today...

May 6th, 2011 | Leave Comment

eXiled Alert: eXiled Editor Yasha Levine Wins Award From The New York Press Association For His Story On Manhattan's Billionaire Farmers...

An investigation by eXiled Editor Yasha Levine helped The New York Press snag an award in the 2010 Better Newspaper Contest for “Coverage of Business, Financial & Economic News” by exposing how wealthy Manhattanites, Wall St. traders and the Rockefellers milk taxpayers for billions in farm subsidies and tax breaks.

April 18th, 2011 | Comments (9)

Dylan Ratigan Makes It Official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine Broke The Koch Brothers' Takeover Of America

The biggest story of the past year—the takeover of America by the billionaire Koch brothers—was first reported by eXiled Online editors Mark Ames and Yasha Levine over two years ago, in a controversial article for Playboy. Dylan Ratigan sets the…

March 24th, 2011 | Comments (18)

eXiled Alert! Dylan Ratigan Gives Shout Out To Yasha Levine, The eXiled For Pioneering Real Estate Market Reporting Out of Victorville

I’ve been living in Venice Beach for the past few months, convalescing after almost two years of immersion-reporting out of Victorville, California–the front lines of California’s real estate meltdown. Life out in Victorville, a remote exburb on the edge of…

February 1st, 2011 | Comments (19)

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine Respond to Libertarian Blogger Glenn Greenwald

Note: This letter, printed in The Nation on November 24, 2010, is a response to Glenn Greenwald of the libertarian Cato Institute‘s attack on an article we published, titled “TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal.” *** Normally…

November 24th, 2010 | Comments (87)

eXile Editor Yasha Levine Nominated For "Best Web Article" Award By The Western Publishers Association

See that trophy above, the one that looks like an upside-down bottle of VOSS designer water? That’s what the Western Publishers Association, a trade group for magazine publishers operating out in the wild west, wants to hand eXile Editor Yasha Levine…

March 17th, 2010 | Comments (8)

Extra! Extra! Yasha Levine Makes Headlines In Victorville!

Exiled editor Yasha Levine has officially hit the Big Time. The front page of Victorville’s Daily Press newspaper featured a profile of our fearless Domestic War Correspondent, his life, his wisdom, and his work, as well as a Q&A sidebar to…

September 9th, 2009 | Comments (20)

ST. PETERSBURG — The morning air was icy and the mood tense as people gathered for Other Russia’s pre-protest press conference outside the Yabloko office and it was obvious that something was going to go down, and soon…

December 11th, 2007 | Leave Comment