Bolivia’s TIPNIS Dispute: Example of How Liberal-Left Alternative Media Becomes a Conveyor Belt for US Regime Change Propaganda

Stansfield Smith  As has become a standard operating procedure, an array of Western environmental NGOs, advocates of indigenous rights and liberal-left alternative media cover up the US role in attempts to overturn the anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal governments of Rafael Correa in Ecuador and Evo Morales in Bolivia.   This NACLA article is a recent excellent … Continue reading Bolivia’s TIPNIS Dispute: Example of How Liberal-Left Alternative Media Becomes a Conveyor Belt for US Regime Change Propaganda

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Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com Speaks on the Present Conflict in Venezuela and the US Role

Lucas Koerner Speaks on the Conflict in Venezuela and the US Role https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TD7mDeMGM&feature=youtu.be Friday August 4, 7pm United Electrical Workers Hall, 37 S. Ashland (3 blocks from Green Line Ashland stop)  Lucas Koerner counters the disinformation campaign in the corporate press about Venezuela. He has been a writer at Venezuelanalysis.com for over 3 years and resides in Caracas. He … Continue reading Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com Speaks on the Present Conflict in Venezuela and the US Role

Ecuador’s Accomplishments Under the 10 Years of Rafael Correa’s Citizen’s Revolution

http://www.coha.org/ecuadors-accomplishments-under-the-10-years-of-rafael-correas-citizens-revolution/ http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/14/ecuadors-accomplishments-under-the-10-years-of-rafael-correas-citizens-revolution/ https://www.opednews.com/articles/Ecuador-s-Accomplishments-by-Stansfield-Smith-Ecuador-170420-558.html http://www.eurasiareview.com/18042017-ecuadors-accomplishments-under-10-years-of-rafael-correas-citizens-revolution-analysis/ http://www.thedawn-news.org/2017/04/19/ecuadors-accomplishments-under-the-10-years-of-rafael-correas-citizens-revolution/ Ecuador’s transformation during the presidency of Rafael Correa (2007-2017) and the Citizens Revolution stands as great step forward for the worldwide struggle against the 1%.  President Correa, who leaves office  May 24, came to power in a country controlled by a super-rich elite, dependent on oil and commodities exports. Ecuador … Continue reading Ecuador’s Accomplishments Under the 10 Years of Rafael Correa’s Citizen’s Revolution

Behind the Bolivia Miner Cooperatives Protest and the Killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/category/organizations/ned/ http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/08/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ https://off-guardian.org/2016/09/03/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ The Bolivian cooperatives’ protests and their August 25 killing of the Bolivian Vice Minister of the Interior Rodolfo Illanes requires us to question our assumptions about cooperatives.  What are the Bolivian mining cooperatives? Most began during the Great Depression as miners banded together to work a mine in common.  However, like … Continue reading Behind the Bolivia Miner Cooperatives Protest and the Killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister

The Gains of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia and the NGO Disinformation Campaign

Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Montreal World Social Forum  workshop Aug 12 2016 9:00 - 11:30 Correa was elected president of Ecuador in 2007 and Evo Morales elected president of Bolivia in 2005. These two leaders have lead anti-neoliberal and anti-imperialist movements for genuine national independence. The living conditions of the peoples of these countries … Continue reading The Gains of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia and the NGO Disinformation Campaign

Propaganda as “News”: Ecuador Allegedly Sells its Amazon Rainforest to China

http://www.globalresearch.ca/propaganda-as-news-ecuador-allegedly-sells-its-amazon-rainforest-to-china/5508533 https://off-guardian.org/2016/02/22/propaganda-as-news-ecuador-sells-out-indigenous-and-the-environment-to-china/ http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/16/propaganda-as-news-ecuador-sells-out-indigenous-tribes-and-the-environment-to-china/ The end of January a news article appeared, “Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies,” and has resurfaced again and again on the internet. Posted on progressive websites such as Reader Supported News, Daily Kos, “The PeoplesVoice.org,” “ThinkGlobalGreen.org,” the story often comes with maps of the … Continue reading Propaganda as “News”: Ecuador Allegedly Sells its Amazon Rainforest to China

Soft Coups in Latin America: How Left-Liberal Alternative Media and Environmental NGOs Help the US in Bolivia and Ecuador

An unfinished draft version of this article appeared in: http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2017/05/06/soft-coups-in-latin-america-the-cases-of-ecuador-and-bolivia/ https://www.investigaction.net/en/soft-coups-in-latin-america-the-cases-of-ecuador-and-bolivia/ https://news.alayham.com/content/soft-coups-latin-america-cases-ecuador-and-bolivia https://www.blackagendareport.com/us_soft_coups_latin_america http://www.thedawn-news.org/2017/05/16/soft-coups-in-latin-america-the-cases-of-ecuador-and-bolivia-see-more-at-httpwww-investigaction-netensoft-coups-in-latin-america-the-cases-of-ecuador-and-boliviasthash-srrikyft-31ys7c5a-dpu/   The US now engineers “regime change” not so much by using the military, in part because of their military quagmires in the Middle East, in part because Obama has sought to give a new face and new credibility to the Empire … Continue reading Soft Coups in Latin America: How Left-Liberal Alternative Media and Environmental NGOs Help the US in Bolivia and Ecuador