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By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: Anglo-American Media Complicity in Yemen's Genocide

We’re living through a massive artificial famine, right now. In NW Yemen, home of the Yemeni Shia who’ve fought off a Saudi-financed invasion, the “coalition” of invaders has settled on a slower, more effective strategy: artificial famine and blockade. This is how you kill off a troublesome population, not with bombs and guns alone. Hunger and disease are much better mass killers than firearms and bombs.

Jun 10, 2018 | Leave Comment

By Yasha Levine
Fact-checking the Tor Project's government ties

I was able to obtain via FOIA roughly 2,500 pages of correspondence — including strategy sessions and contracts and budgets and status updates — between the Tor Project and its main funder, a CIA spinoff.

Mar 7, 2018 | Leave Comment

By Yasha Levine
Buy Yasha Levine's Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

In Surveillance Valley, Yasha Levine traces the history of the internet back to its beginnings as a Vietnam-era tool for spying on guerrilla fighters and antiwar protesters–a military computer networking project that ultimately envisioned the creation of a global system…

Mar 5, 2018 | Comments (1)

By Mark Ames
Kathy Lally Was Caught Trying To Censor Journalism In Russia And Now Deceitfully Claims She's A Victim

I finally read Kathy Lally’s rambling screed. How do you respond to something so blatantly dishonest? A number of media contacts have told me that Lally shopped this hit piece around to multiple publications, but it was rejected for this…

Dec 18, 2017 | Comments (7)

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By Mark Ames
About Those Exile Smears...

I got an email earlier today from a journalist asking me if I saw allegations swirling around social media calling me a “serial rapist” and “child rapist” and worse. Since this smear campaign has jumped like a wind-whipped fire from troll networks to…

Oct 27, 2017 | Comments (13)

By Mark Ames
Russia Blog #7: When Mother Jones Was Investigated For Spreading "Kremlin Disinformation"

It wasn’t too long ago that the Reagan Right attacked Mother Jones for spreading “Kremlin disinformation” and subverting America…

Jun 2, 2017 | Comments (13)

By Mark Ames
Russia Blog #6: The FBI Has No Legal Charter But Lots of Kompromat

In the late 1970s, at the tail end of our brief Glasnost, there was a lot of talk in Washington about finally creating a legal charter for the FBI—70 years after its founding. A lot of serious ink was spilled trying to transform the FBI from an extralegal secret police agency to something legal and defined.

May 15, 2017 | Comments (14)