Journalists revealed to me the tactics they use to sell stories painting Venezuela as a socialist dystopia. One described himself as a “mercenary,” explaining how he aims to please his employer’s funders.
By Alan MacLeod
Continue reading “‘Sexy tricks’: How journalists demonize Venezuela’s socialist government, in their own words”
Alan MacLeod is an academic and journalist. He is a staff writer at Mintpress News and a contributor to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). He is the author of Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting.
In and around La Paz, middle class Bolivians have fallen under the spell of the junta’s propaganda campaign against Evo and his supporters. And with a presidential election looming, the country’s elites are battling for power.
By Wyatt Reed
Continue reading “How middle class Bolivia learned to stop worrying and love the coup”
Wyatt Reed is a Virginia-based activist and journalist who covers climate and racial justice movements and foreign policy issues. Follow him on Twitter at @wyattreed13.
In a nauseating interview on Pod Save America, Elizabeth Warren endorsed suffocating US sanctions on Venezuela, backing Trump’s strategy to stop its “ability to have an economy” while parroting neocon regime-change myths. She then whitewashed the far-right military coup in Bolivia.
By Ben Norton
Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump’s economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup”
Ben Norton is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker. He is the assistant editor of The Grayzone, and the producer of the Moderate Rebels podcast, which he co-hosts with editor Max Blumenthal. His website is BenNorton.com and he tweets at @BenjaminNorton.
The US targeted Evo Morales for overthrow ever since he became president. And the Organization of American States helped set the stage for Bolivia’s coup.
By Leonardo Flores / CODEPINK
Continue reading “US and OAS help overthrow another government: Behind the coup against Bolivia’s Evo Morales”
Leonardo Flores is a Latin American policy expert and campaigner with CODEPINK.