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U.S. orchestrates coups in Latin America. Bolivia is in crisis.

August 21, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

These two articles were published in early 2023: Evo Morales: Washington orchestrating coups in Latin America The former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, accused the US administration of being behind what he called the judicial coup against Argentine Vice President Christina Kirchner, the ousting of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, and the recent attempted Donald Trump-style coup in Brazil against President Luiz Inacio Lula. Morales, who was his country’s first Indigenous president, has expressed support for the ongoing protests in Peru, and is banned from entering the country. Crisis in Bolivia: Santa Cruz Isolates Itself to Economically Attack La Paz […]

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Latin American elections: Some GOOD news and some BAD news

August 21, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

Ecuadorians Vote to Reject Oil Drilling in Precious Amazon Region Ecuador’s voters on Aug 20 2023 voted to make Ecuador the first country to restrict fossil fuel extraction through the citizen referendum process.   Guatemala:  See these five articles: Anti-Corruption Advocate Bernardo Arévalo Wins Presidency in Guatemala.  “The force of this victory is going to make it clear that there is no place for the attempts to derail the electoral process,” Arévalo said following his win.   Anti-Corruption Advocate Bernardo Arévalo Wins Presidency in Guatemala in August 2023 election.  The question now is whether Arévalo will be permitted […]

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STOP the U.S.’s 60+ years of hatred and abuse of Cuba!

March 26, 2023 GlenAnderson 0

For more than 60 years the U.S. government has taken cruel actions against Cuba.  The U.S. government has vented hatred and abuse against our neighbor — and hurt ordinary people there. The U.S.’s abuses against Cuba seem petty and cruel to the rest of the world.  This hateful mania seems to the rest of the world as stupid as the Republican Party’s hateful mania against LGBTQ persons.  The rest of the world gets along just fine with Cuba, but the U.S. is a “rogue nation” in hating and hurting its neighbor.  Actually, the rest of the world greatly appreciates Cuba […]

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Gov. DeSantis’s FEDERAL FELONIES: Kidnapping immigrants + transporting them across state lines

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Sign the petition: Ron DeSantis must be investigated. You read that right. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may have violated federal law by using over $600,000 in taxpayer dollars to lure 50 asylum seekers onto a flight that diverted them from Florida and sent them to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. That’s transporting human beings across state lines under false pretenses. Lawmakers and experts think that DeSantis broke the law. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice cannot stand by and let this continue. The asylum seekers DeSantis deceived were told they would be given housing and jobs. Instead, they […]

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Colombia’s Truth Commission is dealing with nearly 60 years of violence, cruelty, human rights violations, etc.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

TWO CENTURIES AGO — in 1822 — U.S. President James Monroe UNILATERALLY issued “The Monroe Doctrine,” which asserted the U.S. government’s right to do whatever it wants to any and all nations in Latin America — and threatened war against any European nation that threatened to stop us. The U.S. has been acting upon that imperialist doctrine — in violation of Latin American people’s yearning for freedom and democracy.  The U.S. has intervened militarily in many Latin American nations, overthrown many democratic governments, installed dictators, funded extremely brutal dictators and death squads, and allowed U.S. business corporations to exploit the […]

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Colombia elected a GREAT PROGRESSIVE after decades of right-wingers

June 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For a very long time, Colombia has been ruled by cruel, corrupt, right-wing governments.  The U.S. has vigorously supported (and aggressively armed) those governments. But in June 2022, Colombia’s voters elected a great progressive to be their next president.  He joins some newly elected progressives in some other Latin American nations. SEE THESE ARTICLES:     On June 27, 2022, John Feffer, a very savvy writer about international affairs (who was also a guest on one of my recent TV programs) wrote: Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez are remarkable leaders. Petro has courageously rooted out corruption and collusion between politicians […]

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The US Must End Its Economic War Against Venezuela

May 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. became angry at Venezuela when that nation elected Hugo Chavez, who refused to be subservient to the U.S. and U.S.-based businesses.  The U.S. retaliated against Venezuela in a number of ways.  Venezuela’s voters persist in looking out for their own best interests instead of becoming puppets of U.S. political and economic elites.  The U.S. has maintained an extremely cruel economic war against Venezuela for many years now. This article provides an update: Even the Venezuelan opposition wants Washington to ease its sanctions regime.          

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Stop hypocrisy! Condemn Russia’s war and ALSO the U.S.’s MANY wars that are even worse!

March 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Certainly the civilized world is right in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine.  It is illegal under international law.  It is cruel, murderous, destructive and oppressive. So also are the wars the U.S. has conducted in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and many other nations. The U.S. wars are even worse because we actually did invade massively, conduct massive bombings, overthrow governments, install puppet governments, and oppress the populations in many ways. Russia’s war on Ukraine is scarcely one month old.  The U.S. started its war in Vietnam in the early 1950s (helping France reclaim its colony after World War […]

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Good news! Chile’s voters elected a young, very progressive president!

December 26, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1840s Chile had Latin America’s oldest and longest-running democracy — until President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, the CIA, and Chile’s military and mining companies overthrew it on September 11, 1973.  They installed General Pinochet, an EXTREMELY BRUTAL dictator who murdered and “disappeared” thousands of Chile’s people and ran the nation in a fascist way to serve big business and the military.  A 1998 referendum restored democracy in 1990 after 17 years of dictatorship. In recent years several South American nations have flexed between right-wing leaders and left-wing leaders. On December 19, 2021, Chile’s voters elected 35-year-old Gabriel Boric, a […]

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The U.S. must stop arming dictators and human rights abusers

August 29, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. has a very long history of arming dictators and human rights abusers. This was already going on long before the U.S. and Britain overthrew Iran’s democracy and installed the extremely brutal Shah of Iran in 1953.  The U.S. armed that brutal dictator throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.  After the Shah’s demise, the U.S. armed Iraq’s Saddam Hussein so he could fight his war against Iran.  Then the U.S. violently overthrew him and armed many sides in the chaos that arose directly because of the U.S.’s war there.  In recent years the U.S. has armed MANY different factions […]

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Click to urge President Biden to take these actions …

April 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Many non-profit organizations are urging President Biden to take smart actions.  I have collected some recent ones here.  You might want to provide your own name and contact information and click to send.  For a few of these you may remove my name and contact information and substitute your own. Also, you can contact President Biden through the White House website — — or through the White House phone switchboard — (202) 456-1414  Grassroots pressure has produced positive governmental actions on some issues.  Let’s keep it going!   Human rights, democracy, and peace for Myanmar (traditionally known as Burma): On […]

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URGENT (late Feb. 2021) ONLINE ACTIONS for these issues

February 23, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most of us receive many e-mails urging us to take online actions to tell a governmental or business entity what to do. These are especially urgent now in late February 2021 about several different issues.   Urge Biden to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, commonly known as the “Iran nuclear deal:) was working well until Trump pulled the U.S. out of it and escalated his bullying against Iran — including escalating threats of war against Iran.  Instead of getting “leverage” to force Iran to yield to Trump’s demands, Trump’s scheme backfired.  The Iranian […]

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URGENT (early Feb. 2021) ONLINE ACTIONS for these issues

February 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Most of us receive many e-mails urging us to take online actions to tell a governmental or business entity what to do. These are especially urgent now in early February 2021 about several different issues.   IMMIGRANTS: Nearly two million immigrants arrived in the U.S. as children when their parents immigrated here without documentation.  They grew up and became adults in the U.S., but they are still at risk of deportation.  Please urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act, which has been re-introduced in the new 2021 Congress.  This would protect these immigrants from deportation and allow them to work […]

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This clever diagram can help us strategize how to change to a peaceful foreign policy.

November 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For a very long time the U.S. had a “War Department,” but we conducted very few foreign wars. In 1947 Congress changed it to the “Department of Defense,” and we have conducted many, many wars since then, including our 2-decades-long Endless War against “terrorism.” Sensible people want to replace the U.S.’s chronically aggressive and violently militaristic foreign policy. The diagram linked here can help us figure out strategies for doing that.  It is fun to bring a few friends together to work through this exercise together.  Also, it can be useful for you to work with it alone.  Creative insights […]