us enemies and the lawless ‘rule of law’

Oil-rich but impoverished Venezuela has been the Enemy since Hugo Chavez became president in 1999 to lead a ‘21stcentury socialism’ based on the country’s oil riches formerly in control of US Big Oil and its local oligarchy – the standard arrangement. . . ..

iran: rebellion and reaction

While Ahmadinejad’s fan club on the international Left may imagine the Iranian president to be an anti-imperialist reformer like Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, Ahmadinejad’s policies actually recall that of the former right-wing president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, who dissolved parliament with a..

unasur: a mandate for “democratic intervention”

In other words, those of [Venezuela’s Hugo] Chávez, which in fact generalized the crisis throughout the region and proposed to unambiguously condemn the Bush administration and extend solidarity with the government and the people of Bolivia. ... Because “sovereignty does not mean the same thing..

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