Freedom Rider: Hybrid Warfare in Bolivia and Beyond

Margaret Kimberley “The government’s lies must be many and they must be promoted constantly.” It was recently revealed that a Twitter executive  is also a British army reservist whose unit specializes in “information warfare” and “non-lethal” ways of conducting war. That is the very definition of hybrid war. It is problematic to invade, occupy, overthrow and…

Quarantine (I): Venezuela as a Contagious Disease

Reinaldo Iturriza López On April 6, 2017, Julio Borges, then president of the National Assembly and deputy for the far-right party Primero Justicia, made controversial statements after a meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. According to Borges, the “Venezuelan crisis,” and specifically the “social problem of migration,”…

Green-Smearing: From Nicaragua to Bolivia

Stephen Sefton On one level the intensifying deceit of Western media foreign affairs coverage corresponds to the increasing desperation of Western elites confronting their failing global power and influence. But it also signals yet another crisis of capitalist economic growth. After 1945, North America and Western Europe based their genocidal imperialism on a social compact…

AP, Gray Propaganda Against Chavismo and Contacts with Trump

Misión Verdad At the beginning of this week, The Associated Press (AP) news agency, in the hand of journalist Joshua Goodman, published an article written from Bogotá about secret communications in Caracas, between the vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Diosdado Cabello and a person close to the Trump Administration. The first…

Frantz Fanon: Decolonize Your Digital-Mind

Lizzie O’Shea Frantz Fanon, the writer and psychiatrist born in the French colony of Martinique, is perhaps best known for his contribution to our understanding of race and colonialism. He produced a powerful and nuanced body of work before his death in 1961, centered on his experiences and reflections upon racism. His writings grappled with…

Venezuelan Government Presents Evidence Dismantling False News of Border Violence

Through videos, the Venezuelan Minister of Communication revealed the lies with which hegemonic media try to accuse the government of Nicolás Maduro for acts of violence. The Minister of Communication and Information of Venezuela, Jorge Rodriguez, dismantled on Sunday the false information spread by the hegemonic media accusing the government of Nicolás Maduro of generating…

Venezuela: Bolton’s Script and Other Psychological Operations

Ernesto Cazal The acceleration of the conflict generated from Washington over Venezuela led to an escalation not only of aggressions against local institutions and (para)military threats, but also of social tension with mobilizations in the streets, foci of irregular violence and threats of foreign military intervention, together with the hyperinflationary and commercial situation within the…

International Consortium of Independent Journalists Challenged for Exceptional Bias in Nicaragua Report

Nan McCurdy December 31st 2018 Last December 9th, Methodist missionary Nan NcCurdy challenged an exceptionally biased report on Nicaragua from the International Consortium of Independent Journalists. The address for responding to them is :-  contact@icij.org. During the exchange, Nan McCurdy lists a series of damning videos demostrating the falsity of the ICIJ’s reporting on Nicaragua….

In Brasil’s Semiotic War, Truth Was The First Casualty

Bruno De Oliveira Fake news and its propagation via social media has created a suspension of critical thinking. We have people simply believing everything and nothing; accepting the absurd whilst disregarding factual information as fake news. In Brazil, this wave of fake news is creating a state of collective paranoia where ordinary people cannot distinguish…

American Fascism

Rob Urie From Whence ‘We’ Came Fascism is a loaded topic for Americans. The term is usually put forward as oppositional, as the flip side of representative democracy, e.g. authoritarian. Left unaddressed is whose interests’ American representative democracy represents. Twenty years of research by political scientist Thomas Ferguson strongly supports the conclusion that it is…