Obama’s Legacy In Latin America: Militarization, Right-Wing Coups, & The Rule Of Wall St.

With just hours left for the Obama administration, independent geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser reviews the president’s legacy of destabilizing, militarizing, and exploiting Latin America.

Magnets for sale decorate a tourist shop, one showing an image of U.S. President Barack Obama smelling a cigar, at a market in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)

“Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world” - William Shakespeare, from “Hamlet” NEW YORK ---  (Opinion) It seems we have arrived at the witching hour of Obama’s presidency, when corporate media ghouls continue to breathe out the infectious contagion of liberal lies and

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Iran Seeks Compensation From US For 1953 Coup

US officials have publicly conceded that the coup was carried out, and the CIA has released some of the documents related to it.

CIA installed dictator Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Schahbanu Farah Pahlavi meet Prime Minister Indira Ghandi, state visit in India, 1970.

Iran’s parliament today voted on a bill requiring the government to request compensation from the United States for damages caused by the CIA’s 1953 imposition of a coup d’etat against Iran’s democratically elected government. In August 1953, Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh sought to  Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now BP) and change the terms of

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Thailand’s Army Declares Martial Law

Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri told the AP the army had not consulted the Cabinet, but he played down the move, saying the army was “only taking over security” and it would not affect the Cabinet.


BANGKOK - Thailand's army declared martial law before dawn Tuesday in a surprise announcement it said was aimed at keeping the country stable after six months of sometimes violent political unrest. The military, however, denied a coup d'etat was underway. The move effectively places the army in charge of public security nationwide. It comes one

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Thailand’s Upcountry Prepares For Civil War

If the government falls, supporters will resist with armed recruits.

Thailand Politics

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — For months, Thailand has grown frighteningly chaotic. The Southeast Asian nation has lacked an official parliament since December. Protesters intent on toppling the government have sabotaged elections needed to pick a new one — all while invading ministries, blockading parts of the capital and vowing to abduct the

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Mali’s Road To Post-Conflict Peace Still Shaky (Video)

More than a year after militants were kicked out of the country’s north, French and Malian forces are still skirmishing with rebel factions. But with French forces due to wind down their mission there, can Mali’s new government hang on?

Mali Attack

Mali is seeking to restore stability and rebuild following a series of setbacks since early 2012, including a military coup d’état, renewed fighting between government forces and Tuareg rebels, and the seizure of its northern territory by radical militants linked to al-Qaida. A French-led offensive in January 2013 helped to drive out al-Qaida in

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