Revolts Against The Neoliberal World Order

28 October 2019 — Dissident Voice

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

March in Cape Town, South Africa, March 19, 2014 (from ActiveStills.org.)

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.

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The Revolution Isn’t Being Televised – Media uninterested in protest movements around the world

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).

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The U.S. 12-Step Method to Conduct Regime Change By Vijay Prashad

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.

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CIA: “Pinochet personally ordered” Letelier bombing

23 September 2016 — National Security Archive

U.S. gives documents to Chilean President Bachelet on 40th anniversary

 National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 560

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. 

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SECRET CIA REPORT: Pinochet “Personally Ordered” Washington Car-Bombing

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

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And For Everything Else…

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.

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The Question of US ‘Democracy Promotion’ in the Newspaper of Record By Peter Hart

26 February 2014 — FAIR Blog

Statue of Salvador Allende in a Viennese park (cc photo: Sebastian Baryli )

You might ask Chilean President Salvador Allende what he thinks about US democracy promotion–if he hadn’t been killed in a CIA-backed coup in 1973. (cc photo: Sebastian Baryli )

Sometimes the thing we call “media bias” isn’t about what a given piece of journalism explicitly says about the world;  it’s more about the assumptions that must be taken for granted. Question those assumptions and the whole thing starts to fall apart. 

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In an age of 'realists' and vigilantes, there is cause for optimism By John Pilger

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. 

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“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

14 March, 2013 — Global Research

The Vatican conclave has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I

Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

In 1973, he had been appointed “Provincial” of Argentina for the Society of Jesus. In this capacity, Bergoglio was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina during the military dictatorship led by General Jorge Videla (1976-1983). Continue reading