Ecuador: What Really Happened by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
7 Oct., 2010

On the morning of Thursday, September 30, 2010, the city of Quito, capital of Ecuador, awoke in chaos. Groups of rebellious, armed police had taken over several areas of the city, disrupting transit, burning tires and violently protesting what they alleged was an unfair law set to cut their wages.

In an attempt to quell the situation, President Rafael Correa, immediately decided in-person dialogue would be the best way to explain to the insubordinate and rioting police officers that the law they opposed was actually going to improve their wages, benefits and overall job security.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2002)

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is a 2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

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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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Ecuador President Defiant After Failed Coup + Ecuador troops rescue President Correa

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Wilpert: Right-wing forces use recession, President Correa’s faltering popularity to launch failed coup

Gregory Wilpert is a sociologist, freelance journalist, editor of Venezuelanalysis.com, and author of the recently published book, Changing Venezuela by Taking Power.

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Kucinich Requests Support for Ecuadorian Democracy

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Sep 30, 2010

After the President of Ecuador was injured in what he called an attempted Coup D’état, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today wrote to President Obama, urging him to make it clear that the United States will only recognize the democratically elected government of Ecuador led by President Rafael Correa.

The full text of the letter follows:

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Coup In Ecuador + President Rafael Correa Rescued/Coup Thwarted by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
4 PM
Sept. 30, 2010

EDITOR’S NOTE

Follow @Evagolinger on Twitter for up to the minute updates on the Ecuador situation.

A third coup d’etat is underway against a nation member of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas (ALBA), a Latin American bloc of nations that opposes US hegemony in the region and has created new mechanisms for trade and integration based on principles of solidarity and independence from imperial powers.

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Obama Administration Should Oppose Any Attempted Coup in Ecuador: CEPR Co-Director + Eva Golinger: Coup D’état in Ecuador

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September 30, 2010

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2010
Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460

Washington, D.C. – There are currently reports of a possible attempted coup d’etat underway in Ecuador. There have been violent protests by police and some elements of the military, reports that President Correa has been injured, and reports that the air force has closed down a number of airports.

The Organization of American States will convene an emergency meeting at 2:30 Eastern Standard Time in Washington D.C., to consider the situation.

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Kyrgyzstan, America and the Global Drug Trade: Deep Forces, Coups d’Etat, Narcotics and Terror by Peter Dale Scott

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by Peter Dale Scott
Global Research, July 14, 2010
The Asia-Pacific Journal – 2010-07-13

Will the current crisis in Kyrgyzstan lead to greater instability, and perhaps an expansion of the current conflict in Central Asia? There are good reasons to be concerned. Deep forces, not adequately understood, are at work there; and these forces have repeatedly led to major warfare in the past.

The pattern of events unfolding in Kyrgyzstan is ominously reminiscent of how America became involved in Laos in the 1960s, and later in Afghanistan in the 1980s. American covert involvement in those countries soon led to civil wars producing numerous casualties and refugees. It will take strenuous leadership from both Obama in Washington and Medvedev in Moscow to prevent a third major conflict from breaking out in Kyrgyzstan.

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U.S. Plunges Central America Back To Era Of Coups And Death Squads by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
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March 26, 2010

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March 24th of this year was the thirtieth anniversary of the assassination of Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the Roman Catholic archbishop of El Salvador.

His killing drew attention to the murderous rampages of death squads in that nation and throughout Central America as no other slaying had, although hundreds of thousands of civilians were slaughtered in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras before and during the 1980s by paramilitary formations usually led by graduates of the U.S.’s School of the Americas and covertly funded by the same nation’s Central Intelligence Agency.

Graduates of the Pentagon’s School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia (now the equally euphemistic Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) include the man responsible for ordering Romero’s killing, the late Roberto D’Aubuisson; Efrain Rios Montt, head of the military junta in Guatemala in 1982-1983 which perpetrated some of the worst atrocities in the nation’s bloodstained history; and Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, who was dismissed as chief of the Honduran military on June 25 of last year and led the coup against President Manuel Zelaya three days later.

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Clinton’s Latin American tour

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March 12, 2010

Mark Weisbrot: Clinton tries to repair US image while urging recognition of controversial Honduran gov’t

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Calm after coup in Niger

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February 19, 2010

The streets of Niamey, Niger’s capital city, are reported to be calm, a day after a military coup deposed the president.

The West African nations’ new military rulers have promised early elections and a return to democracy.

The takeover has been widely condemned by other African states.

Al Jazeera’s Owen Fay reports.

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The Uranium Coup by Michael Carmichael

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by Michael Carmichael
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February 21, 2010

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In yet another odd coincidence, Alan Grayson led a Congressional delegation that just happened to be in Niger at the time of the recent military coup last Thursday that deposed the legitimate elected government of the Uranium-rich nation.

The official story is that the members of Congress were focused on science, technology and humanitarian relief – at the very same time that the military coup was unfolding on the streets of the capital, Niamey.

This intriguing “coincidence” raises the question:  Was this Congressional presence during a military coup another instance of a massive intelligence failure or something entirely different?

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Zelaya to Leave Honduras As Coup Leaders Cleared

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January 27, 2010

Zelaya to Leave Honduras As Coup Leaders Cleared

Honduras, ousted president Manuel Zelaya is due to leave the country today after president-elect Porfirio Lobo is sworn into office. Zelaya has taken refuge in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa since returning to Honduras in September. On Tuesday, the Honduran Supreme Court dismissed all charges against six military commanders involved in the June 28th coup that removed Zelaya from office. We go inside the Brazilian embassy to speak with Democracy Now’s Andres Conteris.

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The Destabilization of Haiti: Anatomy of a Military Coup d’Etat by Michel Chossudovsky (2004)

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, January 25, 2010

“Washington seeks to reinstate Haiti as a full-fledged US colony, with all the appearances of a functioning democracy. The objective is to impose a puppet regime in Port-au-Prince and establish a permanent US military presence in Haiti.

The US Administration ultimately seeks to militarize the Caribbean basin.

The island of Hispaniola is a gateway to the Caribbean basin, strategically located between Cuba to the North West and Venezuela to the South. The militarization of the island, with the establishment of US military bases, is not only intended to put political pressure on Cuba and Venezuela, it is also geared towards the protection of the multibillion dollar narcotics transshipment trade through Haiti, from production sites in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.” (Michel Chossudovsky, The Destabilization of Haiti, Global Research, February 28, 2004)


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Honduras: The Coup That Never Happened by Tyler Shipley

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by Tyler Shipley
Socialist Project | The Bullet
December 22, 2009

“When the media goes quiet, the walls speak.” — graffiti in Tegucigalpa.

What strikes a visitor to the Honduran capital most immediately in this moment is the degree to which the social and political conflict that has erupted since the golpe de estado (coup d’etat) on June 28th is actually written on the walls, the fences, the rockfaces, bridges, errant bits of siding, abandoned buildings, and even the concrete upon which one walks. Though the discourse in the international press is muddled and misinformed, the situation in Honduras is very obvious to those who are here – as a quick taxi ride around Tegucigalpa demonstrates. Continue reading