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Named as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot and the Poynter Institute. Domain confiscated by the US government in 2020, site soon up again with Canadian domain name, but again seized by US warrant.

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Member of: Poynter Institute/List, PropOrNot/List

Members: Alexandra Whitney,  Max Blumenthal,  Abigail Curlew,  Adrian Holliday,  Adriel Kasonta,  Ahmad Moussa,  Ajamu Baraka,  Alan MacLeod,  Alex Rubinstein,  Ali Hassan Heidari,  Ali Salaam,  Alison Broinowski,  Anastasia Fatima Ezhova,  Andre Vltchek,  Andrew Dobbs,  Andrey Kortunov,  Ann Garrison,  B. J. Sabri,  Barbara Honegger,  Barry K. Grossman,  Becky Akers,  Belén Fernández,  Ben Freeman,  Bill Van Auken,  Binoy Kampmark,  Caitlin Johnstone,  Cat McGuire,  Catherine Shakdam,  Charles Hugh Smith,  Christopher Bollyn,  Chuck Millar,  Cindy Sheehan,  Rick Sterling,  C. J. Werleman,  Craig Murray,  Dakotah Lilly,  Daniel Haiphong,  Daniel Haqiqatjou,  Daniel Kovalik,  Daniel McAdams,  Darius Shahtahmasebi,  David Brooks,  David Macilwain,  David Morrison,  David Rosen,  David Swanson,  David William Pear,  Deena Stryker,  Denis Rancourt,  Devon D. Bowers,  Diana Johnstone,  Dina Elmuti,  Donald Liebich,  Alireza Bazargan,  Elijah J. Magnier,  Eoin Higgins,  Eric Margolis,  Eric Walberg,  Eric Zuesse,  Esmaeel Mosallanejad,  Mohammad Mosallanejad,  Estefania Aguirre,  Eva Bartlett,  Eva Mykytyn,  Evan Jones,  Federico Acosta Rainis,  Federico Pieraccini,  Finian Cunningham,  Fraz Ash'hab Syed,  Fred Burks,  Gareth Porter,  Gavin O'Reilly,  Gearóid Ó Colmáin,  George Galloway,  Giovanni Sorbello,  Hadi Abdulmatin,  Hafsa Kara-Mustapha,  Heba Mourad,  Henry Lowendorf,  Hiroyuki Hamada,  Inderjeet Parmar,  Ismael Hossein-zadeh,  Ivan Kesić,  J. Michael Springmann,  Jack Balkwill,  Jamal Kanj,  James Bovard,  James M. Dorsey,  Jan Oberg,  Jason Hirthler,  Javad Heirannia,  Jeremy Salt,  Jesse Rubin,  Jessica Ernst,  Joe Emersberger,  John C. O'Day,  John McMurtry,  John Pilger,  John Whitehead,  John Wight,  Jonathan Cook,  Jonathan Turley,  Joshua Blakeney,  Juan Cole,  Julie Hyland,  Karim Charara,  Kate Harveston,  Katharine J. Tobal,  Kevin Barrett,  Kevin Reed,  Kim Petersen,  B. J. Sabri,  Lawrence Davidson,  Leila Fawaz,  Ludwig Watzal,  M. R. Islam,  Margaret Kimberley,  Margot Kidder,  Mark Taliano,  Marwa Osman,  Massoud Maalouf,  Matt Peppe,  Matthew Hoh,  Michael Howard (Journalist),  Michael Lesher,  Michel Raimbaud,  Mike Robinson,  Miko Peled,  Milad Amini Movahhed,  Mohammad Ghaderi,  Javad Heirannia,  Mohsen Abdelmoumen,  Monika Schaefer,  Nader Talebzadeh,  Nick Fillmore,  Nick Pemberton,  Norman Solomon,  Olsi Jazexhi,  Owen Holmes,  Patrick Martin,  Paul Craig Roberts,  Paul Viminitz,  Peter Dale Scott,  Philip Giraldi,  Piers Robinson,  Anthony Hall,  Rafiq,  Ramona Wadi,  Ramzy Baroud,  Rana Alshami,  John Bryson Chane,  Richard Behan,  Richard Falk,  Richard Forer,  Richard Hardigan,  Richard Silverstein,  Rick Sterling,  Robert Carter,  Robert David Steele,  Robert David Steele,  Cynthia McKinney,  Robert Fantina,  Robert Inlakesh,  Robert Jensen,  Robert Reich,  Robin Mathews,  Rodrigo Acuña,  Rohullah Naderi,  Sam Husseini,  Sameera Khan,  Sarah Abed,  Saurav Dutt,  Scott Bennett,  Shabbir Hassanally,  Sheldon Richman,  Sondoss Al Asaad,  Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich,  Stanley L. Cohen,  Stansfield Smith,  Stephen Lendman,  Stephen Yearwood,  Steve Breyman,  Steve Hough,  Steven Sahiounie,  Stuart Littlewood,  Sundeep Waslekar,  Susan Dirgham,  Susan Lindauer,  Thomas C. Mountain,  Tim Anderson,  Tim King,  Tom Secker,  Tony Cartalucci,  Tony Smario,  Vanessa Beeley,  Vicente Quintero,  Vivian Lee,  Warren Beale,  Whitney Webb,  William A. Cook,  William Blum,  Yuram Abdullah Weiler,  Yves Engler,  Zafar Bangash

The American Herald Tribune (AHT) was an independent media site with many members, often fiercely critical of US foreign policy. Its editor in chief, Anthony Hall, is based in Canada. In November 2020, its domain name was seized by the US government, but by December it was up and running again as the Canadian By March 2021, also the Canadian site had a note stating it was seized by the FBI and the attorney's office for the Northern district of California[1]

Shut down by the US government

On 4. November 2020, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) shut down the newspaper's website, along with 27 other online domains, claiming the websites were controlled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The AHT and 4 other domains were confiscated under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the remaining 23 domains were seized "as they targeted audiences in other parts of the world."[2][3]

Particular contributors that might have motivated the government's ire, are people like the AHT independent writer Philip Giraldi, an 18-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service and and an articulate critic of US wars in the Middle East and of Israeli influence on American policy and politics; or Miko Peled, an Israeli peace activist.

Screenshot of after the confiscation

US government machinations for ban on Social Media

In 2018, the FBI encouraged Facebook, Instagram and Google to remove or restrict ads on the American Herald Tribune. Editor Anthony Hall stated[4] that the removals occurred at the end of August 2018, but there was no announcement of the move by Facebook. Nor was it reported by the corporate news media until January 2020, when CNN elicited a confirmation[5] from a Facebook spokesman that it had indeed done so in 2018.

The ban was also boosted by the cybersecurity firm FireEye, which has been used by the Department of Homeland Security as a primary source of “threat intelligence”. CNN cited an unnamed official of FireEye stating that the company had “assessed” with “moderate confidence” that the AHT’s website was founded in Iran and was “part of a larger influence operation.” ( The bland term “moderate confidence” comes from US intelligence agencies parlance and means there is plenty of room for doubt[6].)


Known members

54 of the 200 of the members already have pages here:

Tim Anderson
Bill Van Auken
Ajamu BarakaUS cultural and political critic. Called Obama "moral disaster" and one of "the worst things that has happened to African-American people".
Kevin BarrettAn academic and 9-11/Dissident.
Eva Bartlett
Vanessa BeeleyBritish investigative journalist focused on the Middle East. Helped expose the White Helmets.
Scott BennettSpent 2 years in jail as a result of speaking his mind and attempting to blow the whistle on fraud and corruption inside the US war machine.
Black Agenda ReportIndependent media outlet with a black American left-wing angle. Covers deep politics.
William BlumA prominent critic of US empire
Max BlumenthalUS journalist, blogger, film maker whom the Times Of Israel tagged an "anti-zionist"
Christopher Bollyn
Jonathan CookUK journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, since 2001.
Finian Cunningham
Richard FalkProfessor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and former UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories
George GallowayPro-Palestinian anti-Zionist Scottish politician
Philip GiraldiCIA/DIA spook and “terrorism expert”
Anthony HallAcademic targeted by B'nai B'rith in 2016 for "using his academic credentials to deny the Holocaust and promote 9/11 conspiracy theories."
Matthew Hoh
Barbara Honegger
Robert JensenCritic of war, pornography and "transgender ideology".
Caitlin JohnstoneAustralian deep state aware activist anarchist
Diana Johnstone
Stephen LendmanUS independent journalist and analyst
Susan LindauerA back channel to Saddam Hussein who had more integrity than her CIA handlers bargained for. Charged under the Patriot Act.
Stuart LittlewoodIndependent journalist
Alan MacLeod
Eric MargolisUS/Canadian journalist who touches on deep subjects
Cynthia McKinneyAmerican politician who did question the official narrative of 9/11 early on.
John McMurtryJohn McMurtry is a professor of philosophy at Guelph university and a Fellow of the Canadian Royal Society
Craig MurrayA UK ambassador to Uzbekistan who stood up and did the right thing when confronted with evidence of torture. Smeared and dismissed by the UK deep state, he continues his activism exposing Establishment lies and hypocrisy.
Miko PeledIsraeli-American peace activist and author. Proponent of Israeli-Palestine single-state.
Catherine Perez-ShakdamA suspected Israeli spy who infiltrated Iran under journalistic cover. To create a legend, she got herself hired by among others the independent media outlets MintPress News and American Herald Tribune.
Kim Petersen
John PilgerJohn Pilger, an Australian crusading journalist, has achieved fame in spite of a refusal to kowtow to the establishment by avoiding controversial issues.
Gareth PorterAmerican investigative journalist, author and policy analyst
Denis RancourtFormerly a former tenured professor of physics, Rancourt was dismissed after covert surveillance and legal maneuverings by the University of Ottawa in Canada.
Robert ReichUnited States Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton
Paul Craig RobertsA former US establishment insider who became an independent journalist
Mike Robinson
Piers Robinson
Steven SahiounieSyrian journalist who has written for among others 21st Century Wire, Sputnik News and MintPress News about the the Syrian war.
Peter Dale ScottPeter Dale Scott is the early 21st century Doyen of Deep Political Theory.
Tom SeckerTom Secker is a UK-based writer, researcher and filmmaker with a special interest in the use of entertainment by the Deep State
Darius Shahtahmasebi
Cindy SheehanAmerican anti-war activist particularly known for her extended antiwar protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch in 2005.
Michael SpringmannHead of the visa section in Saudi Arabia, who blew the whistle on the granting of visas for training of terrorists and was fired as a result.
Robert SteeleAmerican spook who became a "conspiracy theorist" and died of COVID.
David Swanson
André VltchekAndre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist.
Whitney WebbInvestigative journalist who has published many aspects of The Deep State
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Documents sourced from American Herald Tribune

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Anatomy of a Scandal: Israel Crucifies CorbynArticle"Antisemitism"
Benjamin Netanyahu
Corporate media
Labour Party
Boris Johnson
Rupert Murdoch
Jeremy Corbyn
Bernie Sanders
Ken Livingstone
Naz Shah
Joseph Goebbels
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
2018 Gaza Massacre
14 August 2014Michael W. Howard"Tom Watson has it backward: the 'eternal shame and embarrassment' come when Labour, swallowing whatever pride it has left, meekly submits to being harassed and blackmailed by a foreign power and its vulgar propagandists. Jeremy Corbyn, it seems, is gearing up to do just that. Chalk one up for Goebbels."
Document:Easter 1916: When a terrible beauty was bornarticle1916 Easter rising23 March 2016John WrightThe 1916 Easter rising in Dublin against British rule in Ireland written just prior to the centenary of the events, with brief biographiacal information about its two principle leaders.
Document:Israel Stooges Freak Out over Baroness Jenny's Remarks - AgainArticle"Antisemitism"
Board of Deputies of British Jews
Benjamin Netanyahu
Nick Clegg
Eric Pickles
Jenny Tonge
Jonathan Sacks
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Israel lobby
3 November 2018Stuart LittlewoodBaroness Jenny Tonge: "The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was an absolutely appalling and a criminal act, but does it ever occur to Bibi and the present Israeli government that its actions against Palestinians may be reigniting anti-Semitism? I suppose someone will say that it is anti-Semitic to say so?"
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