16 December 2020 — The Grayzone
28 October 2019 — Dissident Voice
by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Protests against the US and big finance-imposed neoliberal capitalism have exploded across the globe. Two weeks ago, in Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America, we reviewed 12 Latin America nations that are rising up against privatization, the cutting of social programs, soaring prices and low wages. In the last week, mass protests in Chile and Bolivia have begun and Lebanon has widespread protests against debt and austerity measures.
26 October 2019 — FAIR
by Alan MacLeod
It’s all kicking off everywhere in 2019. Haitians are revolting against a corrupt political system and their President Jovenel Moïse, who many see as a kleptocratic US puppet. In Ecuador, huge public manifestations managed to force President Lenín Moreno to backtrack on his IMF-backed neoliberal package that would have sharply cut government spending and increased transport prices (FAIR.org, 10/23/19).
2 February 2019 — CommonDreams
On September 15, 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger authorized the U.S. government to do everything possible to undermine the incoming government of the socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende. Nixon and Kissinger, according to the notes kept by CIA Director Richard Helms, wanted to “make the economy scream” in Chile; they were “not concerned [about the] risks involved.” War was acceptable to them as long as Allende’s government was removed from power. The CIA started Project FUBELT, with $10 million as a first installment to begin the covert destabilization of the country.
23 September 2016 — National Security Archive
Washington D.C., September 23, 2016 – A CIA special intelligence assessment in 1987 concluded that Chilean General Augusto Pinochet ordered an “act of state terrorism” on the streets of Washington, D.C., that took the lives of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier, and his 25-year-old colleague, Ronni Moffitt, forty years ago this week.
9 October 2015 — National Security Archive
SECRET CIA REPORT: Pinochet “Personally Ordered” Washington Car-Bombing
PRESIDENT REAGAN INFORMED THAT PINOCHET’s ROLE WAS “a blatant example of a chief of state’s direct involvement in an act of state terrorism”
National Security Archive Seeks Declassification of CIA Assessment in the Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations
2 February 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor
…there’s Mastercard. The Telegraph is reporting that Greece’s Finance Ministry has hired the investment banking group Lazard to advise it on issues of debt and fiscal policy.
Those of you who are old enough will remember Allende bringing into his cabinet three senior military officers. These officers were co-opted in order to placate the bourgeoisie after their counterrevolutionary attempt at a nationwide lockout had been defeated by the spontaneous and self-organized resistance of the Chilean workers.
19 September 2013 — John Pilger
The most important anniversary of the year was the 40th anniversary of 11 September 1973 – the crushing of the democratic government of Chile by General Augusto Pinochet and Henry Kissinger, then US secretary of state. The National Security Archive in Washington has posted new documents that reveal much about Kissinger’s role in an atrocity that cost thousands of lives.