Month: December 2019

The spooks’ choice: Coup plotters and CIA agents fill Pete Buttigieg’s list of national security endorsers

Why are so many intelligence veterans throwing their weight behind a young Indiana mayor with such a thin foreign policy resume?

By Samuel D. Finkelstein

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George Galloway on Brexit and UK’s political future

Anya Parampil speaks with former UK MP George Galloway about Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to execute at the end of January 2020. Anya also asks for Galloway’s thoughts on the future of UK politics in light of the Labour Party’s devastating loss at the polls in December, asking if party leader Jeremy Corbyn could have managed accusations of anti-semitism and Brexit differently. Follow Anya Parampil on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anyaparampil

Bolivian labor leader speaks out after far-right coup: Interview with Andrónico Rodríguez

Bolivian labor organizer Andrónico Rodríguez speaks about the far-right US-backed coup, repression of the leftist MAS party, and how the upcoming election may be rigged.

By Wyatt Reed

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Bolivia’s free territory of Chapare has ousted the coup regime and is bracing for a bloody re-invasion

Spending time with the union members of Chapare, who run society in a collective fashion, offers special insights into the resistance to the coup. They succeeded in expelling the police, but now fear a bloodbath in retaliation.

By Ollie Vargas

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China detaining millions of Uyghurs? Serious problems with claims by US-backed NGO and far-right researcher ‘led by God’ against Beijing

Claims that China has detained millions of Uyghur Muslims are based largely on two studies. A closer look at these papers reveals US government backing, absurdly shoddy methodologies, and a rapture-ready evangelical researcher named Adrian Zenz.

By Ajit Singh and Max Blumenthal

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US sanctions ‘carpet bombed Venezuela’s economy’: opposition advisor & economist Francisco Rodríguez

 

Anya Parampil sat down with Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodríguez to discuss the current state of Venezuela’s economy, the true character of the country’s opposition – which isn’t purely represented by Juan Guaidó and his party – as well as the future of Citgo Petroleum, Venezuela’s most valuable international asset. A a former advisor to presidential candidate Henri Falcón, who ran against current President Nicolás Maduro in 2018, Rodríguez explains what Venezuela’s political opposition would look like without relentless US interference. He also details his latest project, the Oil for Venezuela Foundation, which he says seeks a humanitarian solution to the humanitarian crisis in the country.

Newsweek reporter quits after editors block coverage of OPCW Syria scandal

Journalist Tareq Haddad explains his decision to resign from Newsweek over its refusal to cover the OPCW’s unfolding Syria scandal.

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Fascist Bolivian coup leader fails in DC charm offensive

On Red Lines, Anya Parampil covers the obliteration of Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho’s big event in Washington, where he was auditioning for US support at the Inter-American Dialogue think tank.

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The insider: How national security mandarins groomed Pete Buttigieg and managed his future

Pledging to “end endless wars,” Pete Buttigieg claims he has “never been part of the Washington establishment.” But years before he was known as Mayor Pete, an influential DC network of military interventionists placed him on an inside track to power.

By Max Blumenthal

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US Venezuelan embassy protectors denied right to fair trial

Four US activists protecting Venezuela’s embassy in Washington, DC face prison time after the Trump administration illegally arrested them. And now a judge’s ruling blocking discovery will result in a farcical trial where the jury will not be allowed to consider the contentious legality of the coup.

By Bahman Azad and Ajamu Baraka

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