Jim Kavanagh: The Trump Administration’s Attacks On Pres. Maduro Are Nothing More Than Overt Imperialism

Oppose the imperialist coup in Venezuela!

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with Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist
February 20, 2019

RT America on Feb 19, 2019

As US politicians are putting rhetoric against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro into high gear, US President Donald Trump gave a speech in Miami calling for Maduro to step down and for an end to socialism in Latin America. RT America’s Manila Chan interviews political analyst Jim Kavanagh to discuss why he considers the Trump administration’s attacks on Maduro as nothing more than “overt imperialism.”


Articled mentioned in the video: The Siege of Venezuela and The Travails of Empire by Jim Kavanagh (must-read)

About The Polemicist

Left-socialist analysis from Jim Kavanagh, a New York City native and denizen. Also publishing on Dandelion Salad, CounterPunch, Op-Ed News, The Greanville Post, Reader Supported News, Z, and various sites on the net.

From the archives:

Kevin Zeese on Venezuela’s Economy: It’s Not Socialism, It’s Abusive Capitalism and US Imperialism

David Swanson: The Dirty Truth About NATO

Will Griffin: Militarism is Capitalism

The Venezuelan Myth by Ellen Brown

Chris Hedges: Coup in Venezuela is an Open Violation of International Law

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony by Michael Hudson (must-read)

Will Griffin: The History of U.S. Imperialism in Venezuela + Max Blumenthal: How US trained Juan Guaido for Regime Change

Caleb Maupin: I’ve Been To Venezuela… They Will Fight To Defend Socialism! + Abby Martin on the Attempted Coup in Venezuela

Abby Martin: The Neo-Liberal Plan To Bring Down Venezuela + Mike Prysner Debunks John Oliver’s Venezuela Episode