‘Turnkey Tyranny’ on the Streets of Washington

9 May 2019 — Consortium News

We are at the point Edward Snowden described as “turnkey tyranny.”And on Wednesday night the key was turned a bit more dramatically. Ray McGovern explains.

By Ray McGovern

Gerry Condon, President of Veterans For Peace, was bloodied and “taken to ground,” on Wednesday night for trying to get food to people inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington. The activists inside, some of whom have lived in the embassy for weeks with permission from the Venezuelan government, are protecting the premises from protestors who support the self-declared president Juan Guaido.

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John Pilger Interview: The wars on Julian Assange and Venezuela: It’s the same assailant

10 May 2019 — ABC

In this interview with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, John Pilger discusses the issue of political and media disinformation that blights Julian Assange and Venezuela and whose source they – and much of the world – share as a common enemy.

Guest: John Pilger, journalist and film-maker
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The Latin American left’s setbacks: what does it all mean?

18 April 2019 — MROnline

Originally published: Venezuelanalysis by Alan Freeman (Interviewing Steve Ellner) (April 16, 2019)

Freeman: The progressive Latin American governments of the twenty-first century, the so-called Pink Tide governments, have over the recent past received heavy blows and have been replaced by conservative and right-wing governments in Brazil, Argentina and evidently Ecuador. What are people on the right saying about these setbacks for the left?

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Russia Warns Bolton: ‘Monroe Doctrine’ Remarks Are Insulting to Latin America By Andre Vltchek

12 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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What is the ‘Monroe Doctrine’? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a ‘backyard’ of the United States. It ‘philosophically’ justifies Washington’s neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America.

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The Empire’s Media and the Quest for Veto Authority in the Americas by Joe Emersberger

6 June 2018 — FAIR

CSM: Pence replacing Trump at Peru summit. But name that matters most is Monroe.

Christian Science Monitor (4/11/18)

In April, the Summit of the Americas in Peru predictably led to articles fretting about declining US influence in the Western Hemisphere.  Analysts were quoted (Christian Science Monitor, 4/11/18) worrying that Trump’s belligerent and racist outbursts would weaken Washington’s power in the region.

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Trump Convenes Friends into “Humanitarian Warfare”: Selected Articles

20 September 2017 — Global Research

Starve Them to Death: Wall Street Journal’s Solution to North Korea

By Mike Whitney, September 19, 2017

In an article titled “Options for Removing Kim Jong Un” the WSJ’s editorial board suggests that the US use “all of its tools to topple the North Korean regime” including, of course,  vital food imports which keep women and children from facing an agonizing death by starvation. Continue reading

The Anti-Empire Report #137 By William Blum: A Greek Tragedy

24 February 2015 — The Anti-Empire Report

The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not.

American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece was the first of the liberated states to be openly and forcibly compelled to accept the political system of the occupying Great Power. It was Churchill who acted first and Stalin who followed his example, in Bulgaria and then in Rumania, though with less bloodshed.”

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Can Washington Overthrow Three Governments at the Same Time? By Thierry Meyssan

21 March 2014 — Voltaire Network

The power of a state is measured by its ability to defend itself and to attack on one or more fronts. In this context, Washington is trying for the first time to show it can overthrow three governments simultaneously: Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela. If it succeeds, no government would be henceforth able to resist it.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 4 – 10 August 2013: USA / Greece / NSA / Drones – Pakistan / UK / Venezuela / 9/11 / Syria

10 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The War on Corruption or the Building of a Pax Americana? (II)

10.08.2013 | 13:21 | Valentin KATASONOV

The scandal surrounding the revelations of Edward Snowden have made the question of why American intelligence was so active in Europe, more pointed. Without claiming to have a full answer, one can still assert that it is, in addition to everything else, in order to detect violations of American laws which are extraterritorial in nature. Information on such violations is needed by the ruling elite of the U.S. in order to establish effective economic and political control over Europe and the world… Continue reading

Wikileaks Newslinks 10 July 2013

10 July 2013 — williambowles.info

WikiLeaks – a journalism high point: US court-martial witness

Reuters

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – WikiLeaks and its model of decentralised leaking of secrets is a high point in journalism history, a Harvard professor testified on Wednesday at the court-martial of a U.S. soldier charged with passing secret documents …

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/10/us-usa-wikileaks-manning-idUSBRE9690NZ20130710

 

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