Mnar Muhawesh of MintPress News explains the recent US Senate bill aimed at suppressing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; she also looks at a new far-reaching establishment and corporate-media-backed initiative called NewsGuard that would “rate” websites for accuracy. Many conflicts of interest are discussed. Later in the program, journalist Abby Martin describes how US sanctions have hobbled the Venezuelan economy, with the intent to overthrow President Maduro, while she deconstructs the propaganda around the recent coup developments there.
Mnar Muhawesh is founder and editor-in-chief of Mint Press News (www.mintpressnews.com).
Abby Martin is host of “The Empire Files” and the Media Roots website (www.mediaroots.org)