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

Submitted by John Pilger on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 14:09


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

Submitted by John Pilger on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 13:01


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

Submitted by John Pilger on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 18:00

by John Pilger




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

Submitted by John Pilger on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 18:00
by John Pilger

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

Submitted by John Pilger on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 18:00

by John PilgerChavezHands

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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