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    The Real Invasion of Africa is Not News and a License to Lie is Hollywood's Gift

     

    by John Pilger

    The cold truth is: the U.S. and its allies’ armed “interventions” seek the “implantation of the West's business plan for Africa, together with the rape of multi-ethnic Syria and the conquest of independent Iran.” The corporate media fiction is: good guys versus terror.

    Africa Open for Plunder Now that Libya Has Fallen

     

    by John Pilger

    The “Son of Africa” in the White House has fired the starter pistol in the next great foreign predation of the continent. “The de facto conquest of Libya by the US and its imperial partners heralds a modern version of the ‘scramble for Africa’ at the end of the 19th century.” China has been drafted as the necessary enemy of U.S. imperial aims. AFRICOM will likely soon find a home on the continent.Libya, and now Uganda, South Sudan and Congo, provide the main chance” for a permanent AFRICOM address.

    From Kennedy to Obama: Liberalism's Last Fling

    by John Pilger

     

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    When capitalism is in deep trouble, it trots out
    the liberal. Such was the case in 1968, when anti-war and Black Freedom forces
    pressed for fundamental changes in power relationships. Up stepped
    Robert Kennedy, whom the author says was no progressive, but who could rally
    the oppressed to the Democratic banner. In 2008, Barack Obama performs a
    similar service for Big Capital, mouthing Kennedy-like "vacuities" on peace while supporting increased
    military expenditures and extension of "the crippling embargo on Cuba." Obama
    offers the rich something Kennedy could not. "By offering a ‘new,' young and
    apparently progressive face of the Democratic Party - with the bonus of being a
    member of the black elite - he can blunt and divert real opposition."

    Venezuela’s President Chavez: U.S. Target for Regime Change

    by John Pilger

    U.S. Targets Venezuela’s President Chavez for Regime Change

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    The U.S. is attempting to replicate its 1973 overthrow
    of socialist Chilean President Salvador Allende - this time in Venezuela. Just
    as in Chile, a reactionary professional and business class "whose houses are
    full of food, bang pots in the streets in protest as though they don't have
    anything," demanding ouster of Chavez's democratically elected government. U.S.
    media parrot the Bush regime in labeling Chavez a "dictator," when he is
    nothing of the kind. The theater stage of U.S. aggression is set, but the
    Americans cannot control the script, this time. Chavez is not alone - in his
    own country and much of Latin America, he is The Man.

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