Abby Martin: The Rise of History’s Biggest Empire

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Originally posted Sept. 6, 2015

with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Sep 5, 2015

Abby Martin debuts teleSUR’s The Empire Files exploring the U.S. Empire, its rise to world hegemony and its impact on people and the planet.

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Coups R US: American Regime Changes and Their Aftermaths

Coups R US: American Regime Changes and Their Aftermaths

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RT Documentary on May 16, 2018

In March of 1951, Jacobo Arbenz came to power in Guatemala after having been resoundingly elected by the people. A little more than three years later, he was forced to resign in the midst of armed intervention. His reforms to redistribute unused land to poor peasants had fallen afoul of the United Fruit Company, which owned and warehoused vast tracts of Guatemalan land. The American corporation solicited the US government to overthrow the populist president and the Eisenhower administration delivered with the help of the Department of State and CIA, which happened to be led by the Dulles brothers, who had strong ties to the company. Arbenz’ ousting put an end to democracy in Guatemala for decades and replaced it by military rule. A civil war followed several years later, resulting in the deaths of over 200,000 people. The country remains one of Latin America’s most impoverished to this day.

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Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation

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TheLeftLibertarian
August 22, 2009

The book, Propaganda by Edward Bernays.
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Subjects: Edward Bernays, Propaganda, Edward Herman, Public Relations, Coup, Guatemala, Jacob Arbenz, Consumerism, Taylorism, Left-Libertarianism, Sheldon Rampton, John Stauber.

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Bullets and Bananas: The Violence of Free Trade in Guatemala

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by Cyril Mychalejko
http://www.dissidentvoice.org
May 3rd, 2008

Less than 24 hours after President Bush met with Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom at the White House on Monday, a worker from a union that filed a trade complaint with Washington against the Guatemalan government was murdered.

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Gender Savagery in Guatemala by Michael Parenti and Lucia Muñoz (over 18 only)

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This article depicts the reality and horror of war and should only be read by a mature audience.

by Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
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www.michaelparenti.org
and Lucia Muñoz
www.miamericas.info
July 13, 2007

On the outskirts of Guatemala City the body of an 18-year-old woman of indigenous ethnicity was recently discovered by her frantic parents who had been searching long and hard. Forensic evidence showed that she had been repeatedly raped and tortured and that her head had been severed from her body with a blunt knife while she was still alive.

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The Secret History of the American Empire By John Perkins

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By John Perkins
07/06/07 “ICH

The elevator door opened. Three men stood inside. Unlike Pepe and me, they were not wearing business suits. They were dressed casually in slacks and sweaters. One wore a leather jacket. What got my attention, though, were the guns. All three carried AK- 47s.

“An unfortunate necessity in Guatemala these days,” Pepe explained. He ushered me toward the waiting elevator. “At least for those of us who are friends of the United States, friends of democracy. We need our Maya killers.” Continue reading