Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works

25 August 2020 — Scheerpost

Those, like environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who fight the corporate control of our society on behalf of the vulnerable find the institutions of power unite to crucify them.

A citizen of Guanta, Ecuador, shows a butterfly killed by oil pollution, in 2003. [AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa]


By Chris Hedges / Original to Scheerpost

The persecution of the attorney Steven Donziger is a grim illustration of what happens when we confront the real centers of power, masked and unacknowledged by the divisive cant from the Trump White House or the sentimental drivel of the Democratic Party. Those, like Donziger, who name and fight the corporate control of our society on behalf of the vulnerable see the judiciary, the press and the institutions of government unite to crucify them.

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CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British Guiana

6 April 2020 — Origin: National Security Archive

Declassified Documents Explore Little-Known Political Coup in Latin America

Exhibits from the Digital National Security Archive

CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British GuianaWashington, DC, April 6, 2020 – Cold War concerns about another Communist Cuba in Latin America drove President John F. Kennedy to approve a covert CIA political campaign to rig national elections in British Guiana, then a British colony but soon to be independent, according to declassified documents posted today by the National Security Archive.

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Coronavirus: Drop the debt

2 April 2020 — Global Justice Now

As coronavirus gets a foothold in every country, governments in the global south are facing an appalling choice: pay for emergency healthcare, or pay off international debts.

Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, lower-income countries urgently need to scale up their health spending. But they’re due to spend over $25 billion on debt payments in 2020. This is money that could be used now to save lives as this terrible virus continues to spread.

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Switzerland at the Heart of a Far-Reaching Surveillance Network Facilitating the U.S.-Backed Operation Condor

24 February 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Ramona Wadi

The atrocities of Operation Condor – the U.S.-backed covert plan by Argentina, Chile, Brazil Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia to eliminate left-wing influence in Latin America – have been gradually revealed through declassified documents that detail the diplomatic manoeuvring and state terror that left tens of thousands of people killed, tortured and disappeared. Argentina is estimated to have the highest death toll with over 30,000 dictatorship opponents killed and disappeared. The Videla dictatorship in Argentina worked in close collaboration with Chile’s dictator Augusto Pinochet, who had ushered in a violent neoliberal experiment in Chile and a far reaching network of international surveillance to keep tabs on, and eliminate, any traces of organised resistance to the dictatorship that had the potential to form abroad.

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I Am Tired of Holding Other Worlds in My Fist: The Seventh Newsletter (2020)

13 February 2020 — Tri-Continental

Raúl MartínezRaúl Martínez, Rosas y Estrellas (Roses and Stars), 1972.

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

In November 2019, the Bolivian army – with a nudge from the shadows – told its President Evo Morales Ayma to resign. Morales would eventually go to Mexico and then seek asylum in Argentina. Jeanine Áñez, a far-right politician who was not in the line of succession, seized power; the military, the fascistic civil society groups, and sections of the evangelical church backed her. Áñez said that she would hold elections soon, but that she would herself not stand in them.

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Those Who Search for Dawn Don’t Fear the Night; Nor the Hand that Holds the Dagger: The Fifty-First Newsletter (2019)

19 December 2019 — Tri-Continental

Roberto Mamani Mamani

Roberto Mamani Mamani, Papa Imillas.

Those Who Search for Dawn Don’t Fear the Night; Nor the Hand that Holds the Dagger: The Fifty-First Newsletter (2019).

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

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Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America

14 October 2019 — Popular Resistance

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance

Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and are under the thumb of international finance, which is against the interests of people.

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Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn By Pepe Escobar

23 October 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys weapons of mass economic destruction to smash national sovereignty and foster social inequality, South America finally seems poised to reclaim the power to forge its own history.

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Ecuador News Links 6 October 2019

6 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

State of emergency declared in Ecuador amid mass protests
https://williambowles.info/2019/10/06/state-of-emergency-declared-in-ecuador-amid-mass-protests/

Network in Defense of Humanity Alert to the International Community on the State of Emergency in Ecuador
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/network-in-defense-of-humanity-alert-to-the-international-community-on-the-state-of-emergency-in-ecuador/

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Defending Venezuela Is Defending Our America By Nino Pagliccia

3 August 2019 — Global Research

Sao Paulo Forum

The Sao Paulo Forum (SPF) that took place in Caracas just ended on July 28 fittingly within the framework of remembering the 65th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Chavez with a display of affection and respect for the late Comandante with fireworks and all. By all accounts the SPF has been a politically successful event that followed a significant meeting of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM) that concluded with a strong political declaration and support of 120 governments with the democratically elected Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro.

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