The Kiev Putsch: Rebel Workers Take Power in the East By James Petras

7 May 2014 — James Petras

Introduction: Not since the US and EU took over Eastern Europe, including the Baltic countries, East Germany, Poland and the Balkans and converted them into military outposts of NATO and economic vassals, have the Western powers moved so aggressively to seize a strategic country, such as the Ukraine, posing an existential threat to Russia.

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Osborne’s flagship employment scheme fails on launch date By Symon Hill

28 April 2014 — National Coalition for Independent Action

Dozens of voluntary sector organisations reject planned role in the scheme

George Osborne’s headline policy at the last Conservative Party conference, known as “Community Work Placements” or “Help to Work” has launched today. However, the scheme is already in jeopardy, having failed to generate the voluntary sector participation it requires.

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Reflections on Ukraine and Regime Change By Michael Parenti

27 April 2014 — Voltaire Network

The current tug of war between Washington and Moscow has made us lose sight of the circumstances surrounding the regime change in Kiev and the consequences thereof. Beyond the invectives slung from each side of the US/Russian divide, the fact remains that the new Ukrainian government came into power as the result of a coup orchestrated by the United States. Even if today a part of the Ukrainian population appears to be satisfied, it will inevitably get caught in the trap and eventually open its eyes.

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Agents of Destabilization in Venezuela: The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy By Eva Golinger

27 April 2014 – Global Research

Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. Leopoldo Lopez and Maria Corina Machado- two of the public leaders behind the violent protests that started in February – have long histories as collaborators, grantees and agents of Washington. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have channeled multi-million dollar funding to Lopez’s political parties Primero Justicia and Voluntad Popular, and Machado’s NGO Sumate and her electoral campaigns.

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US NGOs in Ukraine – Washington’s Foreign Policy Tools or Biden Visits Kiev (I) By Nikolai Bobkin

23 April 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

Vice-President John Biden came to Kiev to see with his own eyes how the events unfold in the country. The second part of the article will be devoted to the results of the visit. Here it’s important to state the fact that Ukraine serves as an irritant for Moscow which may turn into its enemy and that’s the only thing Washington needs Ukraine for. The situation in the country has deteriorated to the point of bringing it to the brink of civil war, but Washington does not care. The main thing is to keep the puppet regime in power. Biden is an author of «color revolutions» policy and the person responsible for staging unrest in other countries, for him Ukraine is just another testing ground no different from North Africa…

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Meet the Americans Who Put Together the Coup in Kiev By Steve Weissman

25 March 2014 — Reader Supported News

If the US State Department’s Victoria Nuland had not said “Fuck the EU,” few outsiders at the time would have heard of Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, the man on the other end of her famously bugged telephone call. But now Washington’s man in Kiev is gaining fame as the face of the CIA-style “destabilization campaign” that brought down Ukraine’s monumentally corrupt but legitimately elected President Viktor Yanukovych.

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Ukraine: America’s Strategic Error By Vladimir Yevseyev

18 March 2014 — New Eastern Outlook

The international community is entering a period of global instability. The unipolar world that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union has receded into the past. Obviously, this would have happened a little later, but the U.S. has significantly accelerated the international processes when it interfered in the internal affairs of Ukraine rather rudely.

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