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

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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 a significant step forward for the worldwide struggle against the world’s 1%.  President Correa, who leaves office at the end of May, came to power in a country traditionally controlled by a super-rich elite, dependent … 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: The Cases of Ecuador and Bolivia

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 after the damage it suffered during Bush years. The US relies on soft coups: media … Continue reading Soft Coups in Latin America: The Cases of Ecuador and Bolivia

Ten Years of ALBA: Building a Better World South of the Border

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/19/building-a-better-world-south-of-the-border/ https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/ten-years-alba%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s-achievements-celebrated This week we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America), an anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal alliance of Latin American countries. ALBA, meaning dawn in Spanish, is a cooperative regional organization advancing Latin American integration as an alternative to unbalanced neoliberal trade advocated by Washington. … Continue reading Ten Years of ALBA: Building a Better World South of the Border