Press Censorship in Wartime Ep. 214

by | May 4, 2022

With the risk of kinetic war between the US and Russia becoming more and more likely each day, the United States is already marshalling its forces to silence domestic and international dissent to the conflict. In this episode, I examine this weekend’s cancellation of Consortium News, Mintpress News, and Geopolitics and Empire from PayPal and place them in the historical context of wartime censorship in the United States.

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Show Notes:

PayPal Cancels CN Account; May Seize Balance – Consortium News

About – Consortium News

MintPress News on Twitter: “ICYMI: MintPress & @BTHeadline Founder & Executive Director @MnarMuh’s statement on our removal from PayPal.” / Twitter

MintPress News

About Mint Press News / Mnar Muhawesh Founder

Let’s Go Behind The Headlines | Indiegogo

Liberty Conservative News on Twitter: “Popular Anti-War Channel Geopolitics and Empire Gets Banned from Paypal” / Twitter

Avoiding Bloodshed? US Journalists and Censorship in Wartime (

Popular Anti-War Channel Geopolitics and Empire Gets Banned from Paypal – Liberty Conservative News

Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 on Twitter: “Cat’s out of the bag: here’s what I’ve been up to the past two months, and why I’ve been a bit quiet on here. Honored to be serving in the Biden Administration @DHSgov and helping shape our counter-disinformation efforts.” / Twitter

Geopolitics & Empire (

Who Is A “Terrorist” In Biden’s America? (

WikiLeaks acted in public interest, ‘Pentagon Papers’ leaker tells Assange hearing | Reuters

WikiLeaks and the Espionage Act of 1917 – The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (

Review of WikiLeaks docs sees no smoking gun (

Bradley Manning leak did not result in deaths by enemy forces, court hears | Chelsea Manning | The Guardian

WikiLeaks – Protesters against WikiLeaks banking blockade, the “PayPal 14”, largely victorious

House Republican Introduces Bill To Give Biden Sweeping Authorities To Wage War in Ukraine – News From

The FBI vs. – Original


For 12 Years and Tens of Thousands of Dollars, Is Schooling Worth It? (Weekly Round Up) – YouTube

About Patrick Macfarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Vital Dissent at, where he seeks to oppose calamitous escalation in US foreign policy by exposing establishment narratives with well-researched documentary content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on,, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at

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