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A Record of Hawkish Intervention: Biden Picks Samantha Power to Head USAID

    A Record of Hawkish Intervention: Biden Picks Samantha Power to Head USAID

President-elect Joe Biden has selected longtime Democratic insider Samantha Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). “There is simply no one better to ensure our development agenda is a core pillar of our foreign policy,” the 78-year-old Delawarean said in a video statement, claiming that, under previous Democratic administrations Power, “fought tirelessly…

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While Railing Against Trump Coup, Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland

    While Railing Against Trump Coup, Biden Appoints Chief Ukraine Coup-Plotter Victoria Nuland

Describing it as “one of the darkest days in American history,” President-elect Joe Biden denounced Wednesday’s spectacular assault on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. as a coup attempt fomented by Donald Trump.  “I wish we could say we couldn’t see it coming, but that isn’t true. We could see it coming,” the 78-year-old Delawarean…

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I Observed Venezuela’s Elections Firsthand: Here’s What the US Media Got Wrong

    I Observed Venezuela’s Elections Firsthand: Here’s What the US Media Got Wrong

In early December, I traveled to Venezuela to serve as an election observer during the country’s national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight people from Canada and the United States organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers in total, including the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts. I…

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2021’s Most Pressing Humanitarian Crises Are All Victims of US War, Regime Change

    2021’s Most Pressing Humanitarian Crises Are All Victims of US War, Regime Change

The International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) yearly report on the world’s most pressing humanitarian situations has just been published, with the three most disastrous cases — Yemen, Afghanistan, and Syria — all the product of decades of interventionist U.S. foreign policy. For the third year in a row, Yemen has topped the IRC list, the report estimating that…

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Low Turnout, but Free, Elections in Venezuela Are a Blow To Regime Change

  Low Turnout, but Free, Elections in Venezuela Are a Blow To Regime Change

Venezuela held legislative elections on December 6 and, as has become the norm, the U.S. and sectors of the opposition that boycotted the election are claiming fraud without presenting evidence. The coalition of parties supporting President Maduro won 68% of the vote and a supermajority in the National Assembly. All the evidence suggests the elections…

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Times Editorial Lets Slip Joe Biden’s Latin America Policy: More Obama-Style Coups

  Times Editorial Lets Slip Joe Biden’s Latin America Policy: More Obama-Style Coups

With less than a week to go, polling shows Democratic candidate Joe Biden to hold a 7.1 point average lead on incumbent president Donald Trump. Thus, thoughts of what his foreign policy would look like have come to the fore. Yesterday, The New York Times published a long piece discussing the 77-year-old’s plans for Latin America.…

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Pompeo Announces Funding for Welfare, Healthcare and Indigenous Support. In Venezuela

  Pompeo Announces Funding for Welfare, Healthcare and Indigenous Support. In Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has returned from his official visits to Suriname, Guyana, Colombia and Brazil, where he discussed the possibilities of regime change in Venezuela, a nation which has drawn Washington’s ire for over 20 years. On Saturday the 56-year-old former CIA Director announced a $348 million package he said was a “response to the…

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As Venezuela Foils CIA “Terror Plot” Pompeo Tours Its Neighbors To Talk Regime Change

  As Venezuela Foils CIA “Terror Plot” Pompeo Tours Its Neighbors To Talk Regime Change

Venezuela’s government has announced it has foiled a potential terror attack, arresting a former CIA operative while he was on a stakeout near the country’s largest oil refining facility. Matthew John Heath was arrested with three other Venezuelans outside the Amuay and Cardon refineries in Falcon state in the west of the country, reportedly carrying…

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Belarus: A Catalyst for Regime Change and the Peace Alternative

  Belarus: A Catalyst for Regime Change and the Peace Alternative

Back in the 1970s, the left, and even many liberals, were clear that Nixon’s dropping of napalm on Vietnamese villages was an abomination. By the 1990s, some thought Bill Clinton’s bombing of Yugoslavia was, perhaps, humanitarian. Fast forward to the present, there is a sentiment that the US has a global “responsibility to protect” the…

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The Tribulations of Triangulation: Few Options for Belarus Amid a Color Revolution

  The Tribulations of Triangulation: Few Options for Belarus Amid a Color Revolution

A “color revolution” is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime change operation backed by the US and confederates. There have been so many – Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 2005 – that they have run out of colors. Belarus is amidst…

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