Author: Jeb Sprague

Jeb Sprague is a Research Associate at the University of California, Riverside and previously taught at UVA and UCSB. He is the author of “Globalizing the Caribbean: Political economy, social change, and the transnational capitalist class” (Temple University Press, 2019), “Paramilitarism and the assault on democracy in Haiti” (Monthly Review Press, 2012), and is the editor of “Globalization and transnational capitalism in Asia and Oceania” (Routledge, 2016). He is a co-founder of the Network for the Critical Studies of Global Capitalism. Visit his blog at: http://jebsprague.blogspot.com

Haïti au bord du précipice en raison des ravages du coronavirus et des dirigeants imposés par les États-Unis

Alors que le gouvernement d’Haïti, soutenu par les États-Unis et largement méprisé, encourage officiellement la distanciation sociale pour restreindre la propagation du Covid-19, la dure réalité est que la majorité de la population est probablement en train de se diriger vers l’immunité collective, un cas de figure dans lequel beaucoup seront infectés dans la rue plutôt que de mourir de faim à la maison.

Par Jeb Sprague et Nazaire St. Fort

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Haití en el precipicio mientras el coronavirus y el liderazgo impuesto por EEUU hacen estragos

Mientras que Haití es ampliamente despreciado, el gobierno respaldado por Estados Unidos promueve oficialmente el distanciamiento social para reprimir al Covid-19, la cruda realidad es que la mayoría de la población probablemente se dirija hacia la inmunidad colectiva, donde muchos decidan infectarse en la calle en lugar de morir de hambre en casa.

Por Jeb Sprague y Nazaire St. Fort

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Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll

While Haiti’s widely despised, US-backed government officially promotes social distancing to suppress Covid-19, the stark reality is that most of the population is likely heading toward herd immunity, where many must get infected in the street rather than die by hunger at home.

By Jeb Sprague and Nazaire St. Fort

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Conspirateurs derrière le coup d’état en Bolivie, formés à l’École militaire des Amériques, ont servi d’attachés dans des programmes du FBI

Les commandants de l’armée et de la police boliviennes ont contribué à la préparation du coup d’état et en ont assuré le succès. Ils avaient été formés pour mener des insurrections dans des programmes de formation de la célèbre École militaire des Amériques et du FBI, tous deux appartenant au gouvernement américain.

Par Jeb Sprague

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Cúpula golpista en Bolivia fue entrenada por EEUU en la Escuela de las Américas y en cursos del FBI

Los comandantes del ejército y la policía de Bolivia ayudaron a planear el golpe y garantizaron su éxito. Esta investigación revela que fueron educados por EEUU para la insurrección a través de programas de entrenamiento de la Escuela de las Américas y el FBI.

Por Jeb Sprague

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Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs

Commanders of Bolivia’s military and police helped plot the coup and guaranteed its success. They were previously educated for insurrection in the US government’s notorious School of the Americas and FBI training programs.

By Jeb Sprague

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¿Quiénes son los partidarios del golpe que asediaron la embajada de Venezuela en Washington?

Las tácticas de intimidación de los asediadores pro-golpe de la embajada mostraron la verdadera cara de una oposición venezolana violenta, derechista, y élite.

Por Jeb Sprague y Alexander Rubinstein

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Who’s behind the pro-Guaido mob that besieged Venezuela’s embassy in Washington?

The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela’s D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. After a week of hateful outbursts, a handful of marketing strategists emerged as de facto spokespeople for the mob.

By Jeb Sprague and Alexander Rubinstein

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VIDEO: A Visit to Mysterious US Air Firm Accused of Arming Right-Wing Insurgency in Venezuela

Jeb Sprague entered the offices of 21Air, a shadowy air cargo company accused of ferrying arms to Venezuela, and demanded answers about its role in the US-led coup

By Jeb Sprague

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Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media “Just the Beginning,” Says Top Neocon Insider

At a Berlin security conference, hardline neocon Jamie Fly appeared to claim some credit for the recent coordinated purge of alternative media.

By Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague

This October, Facebook and Twitter deleted the accounts of hundreds of users, including many alternative media outlets maintained by American users. Among those wiped out in the coordinated purge were popular sites that scrutinized police brutality and U.S. interventionism, like The Free Thought Project, Anti-Media, and Cop Block, along with the pages of journalists like Rachel Blevins.

Facebook claimed that these pages had “broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” However, sites like The Free Thought Project were verified by Facebook and widely recognized as legitimate sources of news and opinion. John Vibes, an independent reporter who contributed to Free Thought, accused Facebook of “favoring mainstream sources and silencing alternative voices.”

In comments published here for the first time, a neoconservative Washington insider has apparently claimed a degree of credit for the recent purge — and promised more takedowns in the near future.

“Russia, China, and other foreign states take advantage of our open political system,” remarked Jamie Fly, a senior fellow and director of the Asia program at the influential think tank the German Marshall Fund, which is funded by the U.S. government and NATO. “They can invent stories that get repeated and spread through different sites. So we are just starting to push back. Just this last week Facebook began starting to take down sites. So this is just the beginning.”

Fly went on to complain that “all you need is an email” to set up a Facebook or Twitter account, lamenting the sites’ accessibility to members of the general public. He predicted a long struggle on a global scale to fix the situation, and pointed out that to do so would require constant vigilance.

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