MintPress News

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MintPress News
FoundedJanuary 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
FounderMnar Muhawesh
Key peopleAlan Macleod, Kit Klarenberg, Eva Bartlett, Vanessa Beeley, Max Blumenthal, Miko Peled, Kevin Zeese, Whitney Webb, Carlos Latuff
Number of employees8

MintPress News is a left-leaning[1] Statesian online news website founded and edited by Mnar Muhawesh which was launched in January 2012.[2] It covers political, economic, foreign affairs and environmental issues.

In 2022, MintPress's PayPal account which is used for donations was censored by PayPal.[3]

Reporting[edit | edit source]

On August 29, 2013, an unverified MintPress article attributed to Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh said that Syrian rebels and local residents in the Syrian city of Ghouta alleged that rebels were responsible for the chemical weapons attack on August 21.[4] OPCW whistleblowers verified this claim 7 years later in 2020.[5]

In 2015, Mnar Muhawesh claimed that MintPress was opposed to U.S. intervention in foreign wars, claiming, "President Obama is President Bush on steroids. Why then, do people in the progressive community suddenly support 'spreading democracy' when it is a Democrat carrying out Republican policies?"[6]

Eva Bartlett, Vanessa Beeley, Max Blumenthal, Miko Peled and Kevin Zeese are listed as "frequent contributors" to the website. MPN news partners"include Project Censored, Free Speech TV, Media Roots Radio, ShadowProof, The Grayzone, Truthout, CommonDreams, and[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Brian Lambert (2015-11-11). "The mystery of MintPress News" MinnPost. Archived from the original on 2019-09-11.
  2. Leah Binkovitz (2012-03-28). "Mint Press News" Columbia Journalism Review. Archived from the original on 2022-07-02.
  3. Midwestern Marx (2022-05-06). "Mint Press News CENSORED!!! PayPal Blocked!". YouTube.
  4. Rosie Gray, Jessica Testa (2013-10-02). "The Inside Story Of One Website's Defense Of Assad" BuzzFeed News. Archived from the original on 2022-12-16.
  5. Aaron Maté (2020-12-07). "OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal" The Grayzone. Archived from the original on 2022-11-13.
  6. Mnar Muhawesh (2019-05-21). "Counterpoint: Don't bash watchdogs in Syria's 'information war'" StarTribune. Archived from the original on 2022-12-23.
  7. "MintPress Staff". MintPress News. Archived from the original on 2023-01-29. Retrieved 2023-01-30.