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The Real Lesson of Afghanistan? Regime Change Does Not Work

    The Real Lesson of Afghanistan? Regime Change Does Not Work

The trove of U.S. “Lessons Learned” documents on Afghanistan published by the Washington Post portrays, in excruciating detail, the anatomy of a failed policy, scandalously hidden from the public for 18 years. The “Lessons Learned” papers, however, are based on the premise that the U.S. and its allies will keep intervening militarily in other countries, and that they must, therefore, learn…

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2019 Latin America in Review: Year of the Revolt of the Dispossessed

    2019 Latin America in Review: Year of the Revolt of the Dispossessed

Corte Madera, California — A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio Grande are the empire’s “backyard.” Yet 2019 was a year best characterized as the revolt of the dispossessed for a better world against the barbarism of neoliberalism.…

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Is Trump’s New Drug Cartel Terrorism Designation Masking a More Sinister Agenda?

    Is Trump’s New Drug Cartel Terrorism Designation Masking a More Sinister Agenda?

President Donald Trump announced that he will designate Mexican drug cartels as “terrorists”, paving the way for a potentially massive increase in American military involvement directly south of its border. “They will be designated,” Trump told ex-Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly during an interview, revealing that he asked the Mexican government for permission to put…

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The New York Times’ Long History of Endorsing US-Backed Coups

    The New York Times’ Long History of Endorsing US-Backed Coups

Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed military coup d’état earlier this month after Bolivian army generals appeared on television demanding his resignation. As Morales fled to Mexico, the army appointed right-wing Senator Jeanine Añez as his successor. Añez, a Christian conservative who has described Bolivia’s indigenous majority as “satanic”, arrived at the…

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The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras

  The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Flanked by ministers and military and police leadership, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez — embattled after being slapped with new drug trafficking allegations in the U.S. — held a press conference on the night of Saturday, August 3rd to declare his innocence. The accusations against him include funneling cocaine profits into his…

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Why the State Department Let a Terrorist Cult Gather on its Doorstep

  Why the State Department Let a Terrorist Cult Gather on its Doorstep

Watching the Trump administration’s push for war with Iran, news consumers may find it hard to be surprised by the lengths the U.S. government is willing to go to in order to instigate war — or regime change at the very least — against the Islamic Republic. U.S. citizens have been treated to lengthy lectures…

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Washington Office on Latin America Gets Behind US Regime Change Agenda in Venezuela

  Washington Office on Latin America Gets Behind US Regime Change Agenda in Venezuela

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a self-described “human rights” NGO (non-governmental organization), has been circulating a June 1 press release ostensibly urging the return of democracy to Venezuela. The press release cites the “value” of “pressure mechanisms” such as “multilateral” sanctions when they are “linked to clear outcomes, and avoid harming the broader…

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Bipartisan Support for Trump’s Aggressive Iran Policy Reveals the Hollowness of Russiagate

  Bipartisan Support for Trump’s Aggressive Iran Policy Reveals the Hollowness of Russiagate

In early May, MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow — known as one of the top promoters of the new Cold War and Russiagate in American media — emphatically endorsed regime change in Venezuela after she claimed that President Donald Trump’s hawkishness towards the South American country had changed, all because of a single phone call…

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How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

  How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil giants like Chevron and ExxonMobil. Yet the influence of another notorious American company, Monsanto — now a…

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Western Media Calls for Venezuela to “Surrender” as US Escalates its Economic War

  Western Media Calls for Venezuela to “Surrender” as US Escalates its Economic War

UNITED NATIONS – As a United States-backed coup attempt sputters in Venezuela, the embattled South American country’s economy continues to groan under a series of punishing sanctions imposed by Washington, while Western media ignores their devastating impact and instead pushes Juan Guaidó and regime-change as the cure-all for Venezuela’s ills. A study released by the…

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