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May 14, 2019

United States and Venezuela: A Historical Background

In 1823 US President Monroe declared, in his name, the ‘Monroe Doctrine” – the US right to keep Europeans out of the region, but the right of the US to intervene in pursuit of its [...]
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Published on May 14, 2019 00:49

May 3, 2019

US Global Power: The Trump Period: An Assessment

Assessing the dynamics of US global power is a complex problem which requires examining multiple dimensions.
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Published on May 03, 2019 00:44

April 23, 2019

Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report

The US adopted a dual response: to pursue a policy of reconciliation with regional adversaries – (Iran and Cuba) – and to promote a policy of confrontation toward China and Russia.
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Published on April 23, 2019 00:49

April 16, 2019

New book: “Latin America in the Vortex of Social Change”

Abstract
The first decade of the new millennium opened, and threatened to close, with an involution in the system of global capitalist production—a multiple crisis of global proportions in the first instance and a region-wide crisis [...]
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Published on April 16, 2019 00:51

Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War

Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by official documents which directly contradict the official propaganda, mouthed by political leaders and parroted by ‘leading’ journalists.
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Published on April 16, 2019 00:51

April 15, 2019

Why Venezuela has not been Defeated

In fact, most of the US induced ‘regime changes’ has strengthened the support for the Chavez – Maduro government.
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Published on April 15, 2019 00:51

March 20, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Massacre: White Supremacy and Western Wars

First and most important, Western countries led by the Anglo-American world has been at war killing and uprooting millions of Muslims with impunity over the past thirty years. Leading media pundits,political spokespeople and ideologues [...]
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Published on March 20, 2019 00:50

March 15, 2019

President Trump and the Democratic Congress: The Score Sheet

We will proceed by first analyzing domestic outcomes and then turn to foreign policy.
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Published on March 15, 2019 00:48

March 9, 2019

US Negotiations: Masters of Defeats

While diplomacy is less subject to military and economic losses it does require making concessions. Negotiations are only successful if there are reciprocal benefits to both parties.
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Published on March 09, 2019 00:49

March 7, 2019

The Recolonization of Latin America and the War on Venezuela

The second decade of the 21st century has witnessed, in word and deed, the most thorough and successful US recolonization of Latin America, and its active and overt role as colonial sepoys of [...]
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Published on March 07, 2019 00:47

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