Why is the US Government Using Stolen Cash To Pay Doctors in Venezuela?

Alan Macleod

MintPress News | September 11, 2020

Juan Guaido Venezuela Feature photo

Venezuelan doctors currently fighting COVID-19 are receiving funding from an unlikely source: U.S. backed coup leader Juan Guaidó. Health workers, who sometimes earn less than $20 per month, are receiving $100 dollars monthly from the self-declared president of Venezuela. Where is Guaidó getting all this money from? The U.S. government, who, in turn, is using the billions of dollars it has confiscated from Venezuela to fund his latest political stunt.Read More »


Lithuania Trains Mercenaries to Change Power in Belarus

Danielis Melzinas

OpEdNews.com | August 19, 2020

A new training center created in Lithuania (Pabradė) with the assistance of the U.S. military to help with organizing protests in Belarus.

It is planned to finance the training of contractors using the fund created to help protesters in Belarus.

A new fundraising campaign has been announced by Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius on Twitter.

The funds will be used to help injured protesters, to purchase the necessary equipment, uniforms and gear for combat training.Read More »

With a Quarter of the World’s Population Under US Sanctions, Countries Appeal to UN to Intervene

by Alan Macleod

MintPress News | March 27, 2020

coronavirus Iran Feature photo

The governments of China, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and Venezuela – all under sanctions from the United States – sent a joint statement to the United Nations Secretary-General, the UN’s High Commissioner on Human Rights and the Director-General of the World Health Organization calling for an end to the unilateral American economic blockade, as they are, “illegal and blatantly violate international law and the charter of the United Nations.” Read More »

Can the Monroe Doctrine triumph in the 21st century?


Granma | March 20, 2018

Photo: Granma

Can the United States achieve its current goals to dominate Latin America and the Caribbean with a doctrine based on principles from the 19th century?

Although many of us would like to answer this question with a resounding “No!” and insist that our region is well prepared to defend itself against the 1823 pretensions of President James Monroe, with his “America for Americans” -which must be understood as “America for the United States”- it would be a serious mistake to underestimate the risks.
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We Are The Empire

by William Astore

Common Dreams | 12 July, 2016

“Whether anyone notices or not, alien invasion flicks offer a telling analogy when it comes to the destructive reality of Washington’s global ambitions; so, too, do ‘space operas’ like Star Wars,” writes Astore. (Photo: Barkar B/flickr/cc)

Perhaps you’ve heard the expression: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” CartoonistWalt Kelly’s famed possum, Pogo, first uttered that cry. In light of alien disaster movies like the recent sequel Independence Day: Resurgence and America’s disastrous wars of the twenty-first century, I’d like to suggest a slight change in that classic phrase: we have met the alien and he is us.

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Berta Cáceres Was at Top of Honduras Military’s Kill List: Whistleblower

by Nika Knight, staff writer

Common Dreams | 21 June, 2016

Mourners march for justice after land defender Berta Cáceres’ murder in March. (Photo: Getty Images)

It appears the United States government is not the only one in the world with a ‘kill list.’

According to new reporting by the Guardian published Tuesday, U.S.-trained special forces units within the Honduras military are operating an assassination program—complete with a hitlist comprised of names and photos—that targets social justice and environmental activists with “elimination.”

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