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Alan MacLeod

Alan MacLeod is a MintPress Staff Writer as well as an academic and writer for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. His book, Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting was published in April.

Editor’s Note:  I am holding off until the legal battles are done, the Electoral College votes and Congress certifies the winner.  And that is simply how the Constitution works in this matter.  I point that out because the following article assumes Joe Biden has actually become the president-elect.  He hasn’t …

To some, the pairing of a Hollywood star and a veteran spymaster might seem strange. But, in reality, the silver screen and the national security state have always been intimately intertwined.  With election fever still gripping the U.S., talk of rigging or interference in the democratic process is reaching new …

Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of investigative news outlet The Intercept, very publicly resigned from his position yesterday. The immediate trigger for his decision was a refusal to publish his article exploring corruption in the Biden campaign by his editors, but, as the cult journalist explained on his Substack page, there were also long term and …

With less than a week to go, polling shows Democratic candidate Joe Biden to hold a 7.1 point average lead on incumbent president Donald Trump. Thus, thoughts of what his foreign policy would look like have come to the fore. Yesterday, The New York Times published a long piece discussing the 77-year-old’s plans for …

“90% of my traffic has just been cut off by what seems to be a general algorithm command of some kind to downplay Assange.” “I think it is as simple as that.” Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and longtime confidant of Julian Assange, has been fastidiously reporting on the …

Editor’s Note:  The only place it seems that costs were slashed is if a person is dependent upon socialized American government medicine through Medicare, and basically that’s because it is subsidized by fellow Americans.  The New York Post reported, “The deal struck with the nation’s insulin manufacturers and health care …

The extradition case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange continues in London. The U.S. government is indicting the Australian living on the other side of the world under its own Espionage Act, with the case widely seen as setting an important precedent for freedom of speech and of the media worldwide. Yet as …

While there have been some worthy winners in its 119-year history, the Nobel Peace Prize has very often been handed to some of the world’s worst warmongers and war criminals.  Donald Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. The President of the United States was put forward …

YouTube’s decision to ban discussion of hacked information on its platform is unlikely to improve election integrity in the US, it will, however, continue to tilt the balance in favor of established corporate-funded outlets like Fox News and CNN.  Social media giant YouTube announced yesterday a host of new measures it says …

The US has roughly 6,000 military personnel scattered throughout the continent with military attachés outnumbering diplomats in many embassies across Africa.  A new report published in South African newspaper The Mail and Guardian has shed light on the opaque world of the American military presence in Africa. Last year, elite U.S. Special Operations forces …