Abby Martin: Human Rights Hypocrisy — Colombia vs. Venezuela

Abby Martin: Human Rights Hypocrisy -- Colombia vs. Venezuela

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with Abby Martin

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Colombia and Venezuela: two neighboring countries that receive extremely different treatment by the US Empire and the mass media.

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The Stimulator: How to Paralyze a Country

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This week:

1. ReReRepeat
2. Akira was right
3. Colombianarquía
4. Brazil Black Bloc
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Bolivian VP, Alvaro Garcia Linera: Equality + Justice = Socialism

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Manuel Rapalo talks to Bolivian Vice President, Alvaro García Linéra, about the 2013 left forum in New York, socialism in South America, and the implications of Colombia potentially joining NATO. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: NATO Is Antithetical To The Spirit Of The United Nations

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
June 10, 2013

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
June 9, 2013

Colombia may be on a list for membership in NATO further expanding what was originally a North Atlantic defense organization, into a global offensive military bloc, in effect taking over the world. Rick Rozoff spoke about this and more in an interview with the Voice of Russia.

Hello! This is John Robles. I’m speaking with Mr. Rick Rozoff the owner of the Stop NATO website and international mailing list.

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Noam Chomsky: The Problem for Latin America With Drugs is the US Demand, and Supply of Arms

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NACLA’s 45th Anniversary Gala: Noam Chomsky

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Noam Chomsky is the 2012 recipient of NACLA’s Latin America Peace and Justice Award for his ongoing commitment to social justice in the Americas. The son of Eastern European immigrants, Noam Chomsky is a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a long time friend and supporter of NACLA. His book Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the struggle for Peace (South End Press, 1985) helped a generation of scholars, activists, and concerned citizens think about the regions different conflicts – in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala – as interlocking parts of a single crisis that revealed how the United States had a direct and enduring effect on political and economic policies in the hemisphere.

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U.S.’s Post-Afghanistan Counterinsurgency War: Colombia by Rick Rozoff

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Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
April 23, 2012

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Image map of Colombia and Venezuela with subdivisions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Pentagon announced on April 23 that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has begun a trip to South America, arriving in Colombia as part of a three-nation tour that will also take him to Brazil and Chile.

It is his first visit to the continent as Pentagon chief, though he has visited often in other capacities, including as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Panetta’s meetings with top government and military officials in the three nations will follow those of America’s top military officer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, to Colombia and Brazil late last month.

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The Real Colombia Scandal: When Bedding Prostitutes Is Worse Than Crimes Against Humanity by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
April 19, 2012

Get caught with a hooker in your hotel room and it’s a firing offence; get caught desecrating the corpses of dead Afghans and – nothing.

Two scandals emerging this week involving immoral conduct of US Secret Service and military personnel reveal starkly different reactions and priorities among the American ruling elite.

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Training Terrorists in Nevada: Seymour Hersh on U.S. Aid to Iranian Group Tied to Scientist Killings + Stop the Pentagon from Training Terrorists

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on Apr 10, 2012

DemocracyNow.org – Journalist Seymour Hersh has revealed that the Bush administration secretly trained an Iranian opposition group on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists. Hersh reports the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command trained operatives from Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK, at a secret site in Nevada beginning in 2005. According to Hersh, MEK members were trained in intercepting communications, cryptography, weaponry and small unit tactics at the Nevada site up until President Obama took office. The MEK has been listed as a foreign terrorist groups since 1997 and is linked to a number of attacks, spanning from the murders of six U.S. citizens in the 1970s to the recent wave of assassinations targeting Iranian nuclear scientists. Hersh also discusses the role of Israeli intelligence and notes the Obama administration knew about the training, “because they have access to what was going on in the previous administration in this area, in terms of the MEK, in terms of operations inside Iran.” His new report for The New Yorker blog, “Our Men in Iran?,” comes as nuclear talks are set to resume this week between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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Wikileaks: Documents Confirm US Plans to Destabilize Venezuela by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
Global Research, December 16, 2010
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State Department documents published by Wikileaks evidence Washington’s plans to “contain” Venezuela’s influence in the region and increase efforts to provoke regime change

A substantial portion of the more than 1600 State Department documents Wikileaks has published during the past two weeks refer to the ongoing efforts of US diplomacy to isolate and counter the Venezuelan government.

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Latin America’s Twenty First Century Capitalism and the US Empire by Prof. James Petras

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by Prof. James Petras
Global Research
December 2, 2010

Political Power and the World Market

The twin nemesis of Latin America’s quest for more equitable and dynamic development, US imperial and local oligarchic power have been subject to profound changes over the past decade. New capitalist classes both at home and abroad have redefined Latin America’s relation to world markets, seized opportunities to stimulate growth and forged cross class coalitions linking overseas investors, agro-mineral exporters, national industrialists with a broad array of trade unions, and in some countries peasant and Indian social movements. Parallel to these changes in Latin America, a new militarist and financial political configuration engaged in prolonged wars, colonial occupations and widespread speculation has weakened the structural economic links – dominance – between US imperial economic interests and Latin America’s dynamic socio-economic classes.

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Chomsky: “The Business Elites … Are Instinctive Marxists” by Keane Bhatt

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by Keane Bhatt
t r u t h o u t
19 November 2010

Acclaimed philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He shared his perspectives on international affairs, economics and other themes in an interview conducted at his office in Boston on September 14, 2010.

Keane Bhatt: Your new book “Hopes and Prospects” begins with the story of Haiti, and that’s what we discussed last, so it’s an appropriate place to start the interview. For hundreds of thousands of people, decent, hurricane-resistant housing is a chimera. Despite the billions given to relief agencies, Carrefour camp-dwellers pay a monthly “tax” just to stay there; 1.3 million people are still internally displaced. An estimated 8,000 displaced persons have been forcibly evicted. If there were a functioning, democratic Haitian state, it could use eminent domain on behalf of the affected population to secure land for permanent housing. Continue reading

Behind the Coup in Ecuador – The Attack on ALBA By Eva Golinger

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By Eva Golinger
Translation: Machetera
Oct. 1, 2010

The latest coup attempt against one of the countries in the Bolivarian Alliance For The People of Our America (ALBA) is attempt to impede Latin American integration and the advance of revolutionary democratic processes.  The rightwing is on the attack in Latin America.  Its success in 2009 in Honduras against the government of Manuel Zelaya energized it and gave it the strength and confidence to strike again against the people and revolutionary governments in Latin America.
The elections of Sunday, September 26th in Venezuela, while victorious for the Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV), also ceded space to the most reactionary and dangerous destabilizing forces at the service of imperial interests. The United States managed to situate key elements in the Venezuelan National Assembly, giving them a platform to move forward with their conspiratorial schemes to undermine Venezuelan democracy.

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Colombia and Venezuela make peace

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August 14, 2010

Forrest Hylton: Is Colombia’s new leader stepping back from U.S. plan to isolate Chavez?

Forrest Hylton teaches history and politics at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota). He is the author of Evil Hour in Colombia (Verso, 2006), and with Sinclair Thomson, co-author of Revolutionary Horizons: Past and Present in Bolivian Politics (Verso, 2007). He has contributed to New Left Review, NACLA Report on the Americas, and CounterPunch, and his short fiction and translations have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail. His first novel, Vanishing Acts: A Tragedy, which won the Ben Reitman Award from CityWorks Press, is forthcoming in 2010.

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Hurrah for Hugo Chavez By Mike Whitney

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By Mike Whitney
Information Clearing House
August 09, 2010

It’s no fun being on Washington’s enemies list. Just ask Hugo Chavez. Last week, the Venezuelan president had to cancel a trip to Cuba after he was told that a coup was underway and his life was in danger. The information came from an anonymous source who had delivered a similar warning prior to the failed coup in 2002. The letter said: “The execution phase is accelerating..… There is an agreement between Colombia and the US with two objectives: one is Mauricio and the other is the overthrow of the government.… They will hunt down ‘Mauricio’ (and) try to neutralize part of the Armed Forces.” (“Venezuela Pushes for Peace”, Coral Wynter, Green Left News)

“Mauricio” is Chavez’s codename. Whoever is behind the coup, wants to kill Chavez.

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Venezuela pushes for peace By Coral Wynter

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By Coral Wynter, Caracas
Green Left Weekly
Sunday, August 1, 2010

On July 29, the leaders of the 12 countries belonging to the Union of the Southern Nations (Unasur) held an emergency meeting in Quito, Ecuador, to discuss the crisis between Venezuela and Colombia.

This was due to the actions of the Colombian ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Alfonso Hoyes. He called an urgent meeting of the member countries in Washington on July 22 to complain that Venezuela was harbouring terrorists and terrorist training camps on Venezuelan territory for the Colombian rebel groups the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN).

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe maintained that because of this, the terrorists were kidnapping and killing Colombian citizens.

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