Podcast: The US-Supported ‘Opposition’ in Venezuela & How They Threaten Country’s Democracy

By: Sunday March 2, 2014 10:42 am

Venezuela has been experiencing threats to democracy for the past ten to fifteen years from aristocrats, people of “extreme old wealth,” whose families had traditionally been in power for many generations. But, in recent history, the oligarchs have had to contend with profound disgust toward the reality that Venezuelans from lower classes have had power [...]

State Dept. Whistleblower Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden is One Of Us

By: Friday July 12, 2013 3:26 pm

Edward Snowden today made clear both his own bona fides as a whistleblower, and the hypocrisy of the United States in its manhunt for him. Whistleblower? Snowden’s remarks reinforce the basic tenet of whistleblowing, that is an act of conscience. He made clear what he gave up– home, family, perhaps even his liberty and life– [...]

In Statement, Snowden Announces He Formally Accepts Venezuela’s Offer of Asylum

By: Friday July 12, 2013 11:20 am

NSA whistleblower met with human rights groups in a Moscow airport. During the meeting, he discussed his options for leaving Moscow to get to countries in Latin America that have offered him asylum. He also discussed how human rights organizations might be able to assist him. Snowden prepared a full statement for representatives of human [...]

Chavez Re-Election Shows How Media Does Not Like It When Washington Consensus Loses

By: Monday October 8, 2012 1:21 pm

Hugo Chavez was elected to a fourth term on October 7. The victory immediately set off a flurry of United States media reports noting alleged inequities in Venezuelan elections that permit Chavez to continue to hold power. Through coded or overt language, the US media reported how the poor in Venezuela support Chavez but listed [...]

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