Operation Condor 2.0

There is a new Operation Condor, not unlike the old one that resulted in the murder and disappearance of thousands of people across Latin America. The original Condor began in 1975 with the cooperation of rightwing dictatorships in the Southern Cone–Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. This was a direct attack on South Americans opposed to neoliberal […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 76

A Crisis of Empire At the end of World War II, the United States had half the world’s wealth with only 5% of the world’s population, and stated explicitly that its objectives in foreign policy were designed to “maintain this disparity.” George C. Marshall, former Secretary of State, noted at the time that there was […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 75

The World is Rising After three weeks, Turkey is still experiencing massive unrest as the urban uprisings across the country progress, along with the state repression of them. As tear gas canisters used in Istanbul are made in Brazil, the population of Brazil – across the world – is rising up with hundreds of thousands […]

The EyeOpener- Chile-Contra: The CIA’s Latest Latin American Scandal

Bring up the issue of US interference in Latin America, and among that section of the public that does not greet the topic with blank stares, you will usually hear about the same few pieces of well-documented history. US involvement in the overthrow of Allende in Chile in 1973, for instance, or Iran-Contra, where the […]