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Latinoamérica
Joined September 2012
Twitter and other Silicon Valley corporations are becoming more and more brazen in their political censorship of independent news outlets. You can follow a backup of my anti-war journalism here: t.me/benjaminnorton
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Must-listen @TheSocProgram episode detailing how imperialism has evolved since the two world wars, how the US empire created the global economic/political architecture to control it, and how the first cold war (like the new cold war) was a global class war soundcloud.com/thesocialistp…
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Frances Haugen is represented by a team consisting of a fake State Dept. whistleblower-turned online regime change activist, a national security lawyer accused of ratting his client out and a former CIA agent @RealAlexRubi on the “Facebook whistleblower” thegrayzone.com/2021/10/21/f…
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Joe Biden refused to commit to keeping sanctions lifted on Iran for the rest of his term, even if Iran rejoins and complies with the nuclear deal. So as usual, the US is the obstacle, no matter who’s in charge responsiblestatecraft.org/20…
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Calls to end animal agriculture are calls for the intensification of the exploitation of the rural by the urban and the dispossession of peasants, small farmers, and herders -- especially in the Global South Important piece by @MaxAjl and @FarmingPathogen newsocialist.org.uk/red-vega…
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The world should eat less meat. But there is a strain of ecomodernist veganism--lab meat and land grabbing in the name of rewilding--that is imperialism by another name. Agrarian sociologist @maxajl and I follow the lead of some... newsocialist.org.uk/red-vega…
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Despite the scarcity, the long lines, a US blockade and all the stereotypes, Cubans have broken with hunger.. These street interviews are very revealing of the Cuban govt’s extraordinary efforts to guarantee everyone equal access to food
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Bolivia's state-owned glass factory (ENVIBOL) in Zudañez, Chuquisaca. It produces almost all the glass bottles used within the country. The profits provide revenues for the state to spend on schools & hospitals. Built under Evo, closed under Añez, re-opened under Arce.
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Nicaragua just announced that it is going to produce a Covid-19 vaccine in partnership with Russia, called CoviVac, and will use it domestically and export it to other parts of Latin America This is another reason the US is trying to destabilize Nicaragua invidious.fdn.fr/bC7CwAcRUFU
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Neoconservative Secretary of State Antony Blinken is currently visiting the US client regime in Colombia, where he just met with and heaped praise on far-right narco-president Iván Duque. Duque stole the election by buying votes with dirty money from drug dealer
La visita del @SecBlinken a Colombia es muestra de la solidez de nuestra relación histórica de 200 años con EE.UU. Ratifica el trabajo conjunto y permanente con el Presidente @POTUS, quien ve en Colombia un amigo y uno de los aliados más importantes en la región.
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The US and its puppets in the OAS are preparing to meddle in Nicaragua's November election. They plan to try to discredit it, to refuse to recognize the results, and to launch another coup attempt against its leftist government, like they did in Venezuela
Today, @OAS_official member states spoke out clearly in defense of democracy and human rights in Nicaragua. We urge steadfast and continued monitoring of the situation at the #OASGeneralAssembly, which falls right after the sham elections November 7. usoas.usmission.gov/oas-adop…
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Beyond parody: US Secretary of State Blinken claims the far-right narco-state in Colombia, where hundreds of activists are murdered each year, & the right-wing regime run by a corrupt banker in Ecuador are models of "democracy" The US wants to turn all of Latin America into them
There’s something important to be learned from Ecuador, Colombia, and the region in understanding the challenges facing democracies and how to overcome them. What our democracies can do to close the gap between what we promise and what we deliver depends on what we do together.
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The Biden admin is using climate change as an excuse to justify continued support for Ecuador's ultra-corrupt rightwing banker President Lasso Lasso is facing a huge scandal for hiding his stolen wealth in offshore accounts. 2/3rds of Ecuadorians reject him, but the US loves him
I met today with Ecuador’s President @LassoGuillermo and @MMontalvoEC to discuss strengthening our partnership in the region, combatting the climate crisis, and ongoing efforts to confront regional security challenges.
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Neoconservative Secretary of State Blinken chose the very unpopular regime of corrupt rightwing banker-president Lasso in Ecuador to reveal plans for more US meddling in Latin America, hilariously in the name of "making democracy deliver" (for rich elites)
Live now! @SecBlinken delivers a speech on “Making Democracy Deliver for the Americas” in Quito, Ecuador. nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1nA…
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Carbon emissions per capita. Source: statista.com/chart/amp/24306…
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With Colin Powell as the top military official, the US committed blood-curdling crimes in the 1991 Gulf War, bombing shelters, slaughtering thousands as they fled. (This is from a video I made on the George H W Bush admin's war crimes in Iraq and Panama: thegrayzone.com/2018/12/14/g…)
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