Category: US Empire

‘Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy,’ US State Dept boasted in 2017, with appointment of FM Chrystia Freeland

The US embassy in Ottawa boasted in a March 2017 memo, “Canada Adopts ‘America First’ Foreign Policy,” just after PM Trudeau appointed hard-line hawk Chrystia Freeland as foreign minister.

By Ben Norton

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‘The coup turned Honduras into hell’: Interview with President Manuel Zelaya on 10th anniversary of overthrow by US

The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil sat down for an exclusive interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, on the 10th anniversary of the US-backed right-wing military coup that overthrew him.

He discusses the extreme violence, drug trafficking, economic depression, migration crisis, Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), WikiLeaks, Venezuela, and more.

Video by Ben Norton

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Meet the DC tenants’ advocacy group taking a stand… for regime change and war

The DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (TENAC) attacked Americans defending Venezuela’s embassy from a right-wing takeover and clamored for US military strikes on Syria. A local liberal activist named Jim McGrath is behind the regime-change cheerleading.

By Wyatt Reed

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US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin

The Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation’s economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition.

By Anya Parampil

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The US Has Military Forces in Over 160 Countries, but the Pentagon Is Hiding the Exact Numbers

The US has 95% of the world’s foreign military bases, with personnel in more than 160 countries. But the Pentagon is leaving hundreds of outposts out of its official reports.

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Failed regime-change war bled Syria of c. $400 billion – and human cost of imperialism is even higher

The international proxy war on Syria destroyed more than $388 billion in physical capital, according to a UN commission. But political economist Ali Kadri says this conservative figure underestimates the damage imperialism does to humans, and how such destruction is inherent in capitalism.

By Ben Norton / The Real News

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Inside America’s Meddling Machine: NED, the US-Funded Org Interfering in Elections Around the Globe

Filmed inside the Capitol, this Grayzone special explores the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a taxpayer-funded organization that has interfered in elections, mobilized coups, and orchestrated public relations campaigns against nations that resist Washington’s agenda.

By Max Blumenthal


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Manchester bombing is blowback from West’s disastrous interventions and covert proxy wars

Blowback: How the US and UK helped bring jihadists like Manchester bomber Salem Abedi to Libya and Syria.

By Max Blumenthal / AlterNet

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Looking back at David Rockefeller’s key role in building the imperial US ‘deep state’

Plutocrat David Rockefeller was a capitalist cold warrior with deep CIA ties who helped craft US foreign policy to maintain American hegemony and crush the socialist left.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


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US dropped 26,171 bombs on 7 Muslim-majority countries in Obama’s last year

President Obama’s last year in office was marked by heavy bombing in the Middle East and South Asia.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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