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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Chris Hedges: The Rise of American Imperialism

US Imperialism

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 18, 2017

On this week’s On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the rise of American imperialism with Stephen Kinzer, author of “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire”. RT Correspondent looks back to the beginning of America’s overseas expansion.

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Ron Paul On C-Span 06.06.08

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Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties

June 6, 2008

Representative Ron Paul, Stephen Kinzer, and Andrew Bacevich participated in the forum “Restoring the Republic 2008: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties.”

Representative Paul spoke on “A Foreign Policy of Freedom.” Mr. Kinzer spoke on

“Regime Change: Promise and Peril.” Andrew Bacevich spoke on “U.S. Foreign Policy After Iraq.”

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The new drumbeat on Iran By Stephen Kinzer

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The Bush team’s latest rationale for bombing Iran is even lamer than all the previous ones. But hey, Joe Lieberman buys it. Comforted?

By Stephen Kinzer
07/11/07 “The Guardian

Why attack Iran? War hawks in Washington are having trouble answering that question. Even their dire warnings about Iran’s nuclear program have not been enough to alarm Americans already weary of Middle East conflicts.

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