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Elizabeth Warren’s Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Other Hawkish Foreign Policy Positions

    Elizabeth Warren’s Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Other Hawkish Foreign Policy Positions

Massachusetts Senator and Democratic Presidential nomination frontrunner Elizabeth Warren endorsed the recent U.S. backed military coup d’état in Bolivia Monday. Warren’s statement carefully avoided using the word “coup,” and instead referred to the new government of Jeanine Añez as an “interim leadership,” effectively validating the new administration. The Bolivian people deserve free and fair elections,…

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How Human Rights Watch Whitewashed a Right-Wing Massacre in Bolivia

    How Human Rights Watch Whitewashed a Right-Wing Massacre in Bolivia

Bolivia is currently in turmoil after President Evo Morales was deposed in a U.S.-supported coup d’état on November 10. The new coup government forced Morales into exile, began arresting politicians and journalists while pre-exonerating security services of all crimes committed during the “re-establishment of order,” effectively giving them a license to kill all resistance to…

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Another Failed US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela Goes Unnoticed

    Another Failed US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela Goes Unnoticed

Fresh off a successful military coup deposing leftist President Evo Morales in Bolivia last week, the United States attempted to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela this weekend. The events, however, went barely noticed outside the South American nation, as the attempt proved to be a complete fiasco.  U.S.-backed self-declared President Juan Guaidó,…

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Media Silent as Bolivia’s New Right-Wing Gov’t Massacres Indigenous Protesters

    Media Silent as Bolivia’s New Right-Wing Gov’t Massacres Indigenous Protesters

Despite having been in power for only one week, the new Bolivian coup government of Jeanine Añez has already turned the powers of repression onto the population, using live rounds on demonstrators protesting the forceful removal of President Evo Morales from power on November 10. Morales has sought asylum in Mexico.  The death toll, according…

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Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the Small Group on Syria

The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America strongly support the work of the UN Secretary-General and UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2254. In recent weeks, the UN has opened a door to progress in…

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Joint Communique by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

  Joint Communique by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Over five years of military and civilian engagement, the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, with its partners, have liberated Iraq and northeast Syria from Daesh/ISIS’s grip. At its peak, Daesh/ISIS controlled nearly 110,000 square kilometers of territory, including major cities in both Iraq and Syria and attracted more than 40,000 foreign terrorist fighters. The Coalition…

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Muslim Brotherhood to lead new Tunisian Parliament

  Muslim Brotherhood to lead new Tunisian Parliament

Brother Rachid Ghannouchi, 78, was elected President of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (a unicameral parliamentary system) even though his Ennadha Movement party fell short of securing a majority. A historical member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Rachid Ghannouchi was portrayed by the MI6 as a democracy-loving Islamist [1] thereby whitewashing his political stance…

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Propaganda and Post-Truth, by Thierry Meyssan

  Propaganda and Post-Truth, by Thierry Meyssan

Sisyphus painfully raises his rock to the top of the mountain of his ambitions, the stone then rolls inexorably down the other side to the underworld. Then he starts this absurd work again. Propaganda In political systems where Power needs the participation of the People, the purpose of propaganda is to get as many people…

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Mike Pompeo on the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, by Mike Pompeo

  Mike Pompeo on the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, by Mike Pompeo

Today the United States began the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States submitted formal notification of its withdrawal to the United Nations. The withdrawal will take effect one year from delivery of the notification. As noted in his June 1, 2017 remarks, President Trump made…

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What lies behind the resignations in Lebanon

  What lies behind the resignations in Lebanon

After the Lebanese revolt started in October 2019, the first roadblocks were put up by the Christian Lebanese Forces of Samir Geagea (photo) and the Phalange of the Gemayel family. [1] The top officials of these two organizations had learned from King Abdullah II of Jordan that US President Trump’s special adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner,…

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