The Declining U.S. Empire Is Resorting To Desperate Acts + The New Cold War Is Motivated By Fears Of Capitalist Collapse, by Rainer Shea

On the walls of the former American embassy

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Aug. 12, 2020
August 17, 2020

As Washington’s global influence rapidly diminishes, I’m picking up on a trend in how the U.S. imperialists operate: sporadically attempting to snatch up resources from other countries in desperate efforts at regaining what the empire has lost. This contrasts with the way that the U.S.-centered corporatocracy very smoothly exploited other countries when the empire was at its peak around the mid-20th century. In many cases, it was as easy and concealable as pressuring a poor country into becoming part of the corporatocracy’s business circle through some aggressive business deals.

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JCPOA: The Deal That Wasn’t, by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

No War On Iran NYC March

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by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 10, 2020

July 14th, 2020, marks the fifth anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Agreement, often referred to as the Iran Nuclear Deal (or simply the Deal) – the Deal that wasn’t. It was yet another attempt at regime change.

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Chris Hedges: Empire Striking Back In Latin America

Chris Hedges: Empire Striking Back In Latin America

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RT America on Dec. 6, 2019

Journalist and “On Contact” host Chris Hedges joins Rick Sanchez to discuss Washington’s continuing interference in Latin America. He explains how money, disinformation, false popular movements and even religion are used to keep the countries in the region under the yoke of “corporations and oligarchs.”

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Another U.S. Regime Change Operation Is Taking Shape In Mexico by Rainer Shea

State of the Union

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Dec. 3, 2019
December 5, 2019

When it comes to Mexico, one can at this point easily spot the signs of a brewing U.S. regime change operation. Since Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected last year, he’s been thoroughly vilified by the U.S. media. After Brazil’s fascist president Jair Bolsonaro was elected, the Financial Times’ John Paul Rathbone even argued that Obrador is a greater threat to liberal democracy than Bolsonaro. Such views of Obrador have come from claims that he’s an authoritarian, or “too strong” as the Washington Post recently put it.

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Iran, Hong Kong, and the Desperation of a Declining U.S. Empire by Rainer Shea

No War On Iran NYC March

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Sept. 19, 2019
September 22, 2019

The U.S. empire’s global influence projects, especially the ones in Iran and Hong Kong, have a different nature from the ones that were carried out when American power was still in a stable state. There’s now an aspect of desperation to what America is doing abroad, an unacknowledged but ever-present reality that the purveyors of Western imperialism are fighting a losing battle against the inevitable process of imperial collapse.

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Netanyahu Indicted on Corruption Charges, UN Accuses Israel of War Crimes + Wilkerson: Has the US Not Learned the Lessons of Regime Change?

Eva Golinger: Venezuela is in the Center of a Geopolitical Battlefield

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briefly featuring Caleb Maupin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
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March 4, 2019

goingundergroundRT on Mar 4, 2019

Afshin Rattansi goes over the indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges and the UN accusing Israel of committing war crimes.

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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.”

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

The Russian Peace Threat by David Swanson + The REAL Reason The U.S. Wants Regime Change in Venezuela

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RT America on Feb 18, 2019

Attorney and author Kevin Zeese joins News.Views.Hughes to argue that calls for regime-change in Venezuela constitute a US push to seize Venezuelans’ natural resources and that President Nicolas Maduro has the support of the Venezuelan people, that economic sanctions and a global drop in oil prices are behind the country’s economic problems and that “the people of Venezuela oppose US domination.”

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

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

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 4, 2019

RT host and former NYT reporter Chris Hedges joins In Question to weigh in on the ongoing coup in Venezuela, how foreign governments are meeting in Canada to discuss how to oust Maduro, the likelihood of a major global conflict surrounding Venezuela and why the New York Times has supported U.S.-led coups.

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The Russian Peace Threat by David Swanson + The REAL Reason The U.S. Wants Regime Change in Venezuela + Chris Hedges Slams NBC

The Russian Peace Threat by David Swanson + The REAL Reason The U.S. Wants Regime Change in Venezuela

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Feb. 1, 2019
February 5, 2019

A lot more energy is invested by people in theorizing what respectable and corrupt influences motivate members of the U.S. Congress than at least some members of the U.S. Congress invest in thinking or in having opinions at all. If you’ve ever been the victim of one of those Tonight Show videos in which they ask you and other bumbling idiots on the street in Los Angeles to name a country, any country, or something else that easy, and you couldn’t do it, you may enjoy watching videos of U.S. Congress Members clearly incapable of finding their own asses with a flashlight and a map. Are they opposed on principle to a coup in Venezuela, or in support of one? [Watch video below] Do they flip their position because of the party of the emperor in the White House or because of a “donation” to their campaign fund? Have they been swayed by this or that lobbyist or news report? Nope. None of it. They’re lucky if they can identify Venezuela as a place in South America where something or other happened recently. Some of these people, elected to run this so-called country, openly declare that they like to work in only one issue area, which doesn’t happen to be foreign policy. Some of them clearly oppose Trump only haphazardly and for some reason other than the babbling incoherence of his speech habits. Commentators have surmised that Trump addresses his fourth-grade-level logorrhea to the people with the misspelled signs at the fascist rallies, but it’s possible he’s actually a better communicator to Congress than some of his predecessors have been.

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Will Griffin: Updates on Venezuela + Nicolas Maduro: Let Us Not Allow Another Vietnam War In My Homeland + US Recipe to Overthrowing Governments

Will Griffin: Updates on Venezuela + Nicolas Maduro: Let Us Not Allow Another Vietnam War In My Homeland + US Recipe to Overthrowing Governments

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With Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
February 1, 2019

The Peace Report on Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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With Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
January 30, 2019

The Peace Report on Jan 29, 2019

Venezuela has been the recent target of U.S. imperialism with a U.S.-backed coup attempt on Jan 23rd where Juan Guaido self-proclaimed himself (with support from the U.S.) the new president of the country in order to unseat the current democratically-elected president Nicolas Maduro. Will Griffin discusses the history of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela, the Bolivarian Revolution that is ongoing, and the current situation in the country with journalist Paul Dobson from Venezuela Analysis.

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Eva Golinger: Venezuela is in the Center of a Geopolitical Battlefield

Eva Golinger: Venezuela is in the Center of a Geopolitical Battlefield

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goingundergroundRT on Jan 28, 2019

Afshin Rattansi speaks to Eva Golinger about the US’ ongoing attempts at regime change in Venezuela to replace President Nicolas Maduro with Juan Guaido. She discusses the history of US regime change in Veneuela and Latin America, the Maduro premiership and attitudes in Venezuela.

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

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

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with Caleb Maupin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Caleb Maupin (website)
Caleb Maupin (Facebook Page)
January 26, 2019

Caleb Maupin on Jan 24, 2019

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Venezuela Coup Attempt + The US Strategy for Regime Change in Venezuela

Venezuela Coup Attempt + The US Strategy for Regime Change in Venezuela

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with Caleb Maupin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Caleb Maupin (website)
Caleb Maupin (Facebook Page)
January 24, 2019

Venezuela coup attempt: Trump won’t rule out military response

RT on Jan 24, 2019

Donald Trump officially recognised the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, as Venezuela’s interim president. Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has severed diplomatic ties with the U.S., accusing it of trying to stage a coup in his country.

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