Tag Archives: Hugo Chavez

Harry Targ :
Who makes U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century?

U.S. efforts in Venezuela and the Ukraine exemplify imperialism engineered through an embedded, extra-political ‘deep state.’ By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 4, 2014 I have been teaching courses on United States foreign policy for about 40 … finish reading Harry Targ :
Who makes U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century?

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Tom Hayden : Dark-Skinned Democracy Wins in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrates with a crowd of supporters after winning reelection. Photo by Juan Barreto / Getty Images.Chavez’ Bolivarian Revolution: Dark-skinned democracywins in Venezuela Modern liberals see something ominous in the Chavez mandate. They frequently opine that the … finish reading Tom Hayden : Dark-Skinned Democracy Wins in Venezuela

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Licensed Murder in Colombia : The Macabre Ruse of ‘False Positives’

Carmenza Gómez Romero of Soacha, Colombia, shows a picture of her son Victor, one of two sons she has lost in “false positive” operations in the Ocaña area. Photo from El Espectador.Grotesque staged civilian murders:Colombia’s ‘false positive’ operations By Marion … finish reading Licensed Murder in Colombia : The Macabre Ruse of ‘False Positives’

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Coltan in Venezuela : Chavez Putting Chips on War?

Above, image from Intimidad Violada. Below, capacitor made with coltan.Valuable electronics ore mixes with oilTo produce rumbles of war with Colombia By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 26, 2009 WARS. There are so many of them that … finish reading Coltan in Venezuela : Chavez Putting Chips on War?

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Chavez: ‘When the Working Class Roars, the Capitalists Tremble’

Photo: AFP/Getty Images.Venezuela: ‘When the working class roars, capitalists tremble’By Federico Fuentes / May 30, 2009 Addressing the 400-strong May 21 workshop with workers from the industrial heartland of Guayana, dedicated to the “socialist transformation of basic industry”, Venezuelan President … finish reading Chavez: ‘When the Working Class Roars, the Capitalists Tremble’

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The Bookselling Magic of Hugo Chavez

Two days ago, Amazon.com had Open Veins of Latin America rated at 54,295 in sales. By Sunday night, the book had jumped all the way up to number two… By jobsanger / April 20, 2009 It’s beginning to look like … finish reading The Bookselling Magic of Hugo Chavez

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Handshake May Signal Better Relations

Barack Obama exchanges a friendly handshake with Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez. Photo: AP.Barack Obama shakes hands with Hugo ChavezBy Philip Sherwell / April 18, 2009 US President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, a bitter foe … finish reading Handshake May Signal Better Relations

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Ron Ridenour : Half-Century of Cuban Revolution: ‘Challenges’

Some Cuban youth have turned to western styles. Here, a young Cuban with a punk hair style watches a tattoo artist apply a tattoo at the Metal City Festival in Santa Clara, Cuba, Oct. 27, 2007. Photo by by Javier … finish reading Ron Ridenour : Half-Century of Cuban Revolution: ‘Challenges’

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Ron Ridenour : Half-Century of Cuba’s Revolution: ‘Solidarity’

Cuban walks past billboard celebrating the Cuban Revolution in August, 2008. Photo by Stringer / Reuters. Pastors for Peace leader Rev. Lucius Walker spoke of these 50 years of practicing solidarity as what Jesus Christ would have wanted the human … finish reading Ron Ridenour : Half-Century of Cuba’s Revolution: ‘Solidarity’

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Houston Venezuelan Consulate Closed : Bush’s Last Shot at Chavez

Bush and Venezuela: Closed consulates and closed mindsBy Robert Buzzanco / November 17, 2008 Robert Buzzanco is Professor and Chairman, Department of History, University of Houston. He is the author of Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the … finish reading Houston Venezuelan Consulate Closed : Bush’s Last Shot at Chavez

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Noam Chomsky on Latin American and Caribbean Unity

Presidents Evo Morales of Bolivia and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Photo by Alizar Raldes / AFP / Getty Images.‘The initiatives taken in Venezuela have had a significant impact throughout the subcontinent, what has now come to be called “the pink … finish reading Noam Chomsky on Latin American and Caribbean Unity

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A Special Report : Colombia’s Bloody Civil War

A Rag Blog exclusive report…War and poverty in today´s ColombiaJuly 15, 2008 The following analysis was presented by a Conscientious Objectors´ group, and edited and translated by The Rag Blog’s Val Liveoak. The presenter´s name is withheld to protect him. … finish reading A Special Report : Colombia’s Bloody Civil War

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