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The Role of Secret US Funding in Egypt’s Coup

| August 19, 2013

  State Department Funnels Millions to Anti-Morsi Activists The Obama administration has come under fire for violating Section 508 of the 1999 Foreign Assistance Act by continuing $1.5 billion in military aid to the Egyptian generals who led the coup against Egypt’s democratically elected president and recently slaughtered more than 1,000 peaceful civilian protestors. The […]

Was Occupy Wall Street Coopted?

| July 23, 2013

After wondering for several months where the Occupy movement had gone, I ran across an article about a new project called Rolling Jubilee. It seems a coalition of Occupy groups has joined up to pay off individuals’ personal debt. Rolling Jubilee is a project of Strike Debt, a group formed in November 2012 by a […]

Bolivia Expels USAID

| May 3, 2013

According to Reuters, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales celebrated International Workers Day (May 1) by expelling the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr Morales accused the agency, which operates under State Department auspices, of seeking to “conspire against” the Bolivian people and his government. USAID has been working in Bolivia for almost five decades. According […]

Boston Bombers: All in the CIA Family

| April 27, 2013

  According to Daniel Hopsicker in MadCow Morning News, it turns out Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of the two alleged Boston bombers, was married to the daughter of former top CIA official Graham Fuller. Uncle Ruslan, in turn, had a decade-long business relationship with Halliburton, the oil company/defense contractor formerly run by Dick Cheney that […]

Greece: the New Haiti

| September 9, 2012

Someone has leaked to the UK Guardian an email the “troika” (consisting of the European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund) recently sent the Greek government with additional conditions they plan to impose as a condition of the next bailout. These new conditions confirm what many of us suspected all along – […]

The Chinese Finance Angolan Reconstruction

| May 16, 2012

(This is the second of two blogs contrasting US and Chinese foreign policy in Angola and other oil-rich African countries.) The Angolan civil war ended in 2002 with one million dead, four million permanently exiled and a country rich in natural resources littered with landmines and crumbling infrastructure. The MPLA government was left with the […]

The Seven Year Brouhaha over Gene Sharp

| March 12, 2012

(This is the second of five posts about the American godfather of nonviolent resistance, Gene Sharp, and the role of CIA and Pentagon-funded foundations and think tanks in funding and promoting nonviolent resistance) The current brouhaha over Gene Sharp was initially triggered by an article, The Albert Einstein Institution: Nonviolence According to the CIA, Thierry […]

Why the CIA Funds Nonviolence Training

| March 10, 2012

(This is the first of five posts about the American godfather of nonviolent resistance, Gene Sharp, and the role of CIA and Pentagon-funded foundations and think tanks in funding and promoting nonviolent resistance) One important aspect of the debate over  “diversity of tactics” (i.e. the decision whether to be exclusively nonviolent) in the Occupy movement […]

Smoking Gun: US Role in Arab Spring

| September 10, 2011

Arabesque American by Ahmed Bensaada (Michel Brule May 2011) In tracking down sources for an upcoming presentation on the antiglobalization movement, I have come across a little gem called Arabesque Americaine by French Canadian author Ahmed Bensaada. The full title is Arabesque Americaine: Le role des Etats-Unis dans les revoltes de la rue arabe — […]

The Taboo on Violent Protest

| April 25, 2011

The Role of Left Gatekeeping Foundations To fully understand the role of International Center for Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) and its sister foundations in promoting a de facto taboo on violent protest in the North America, it’s helpful to understand the role they have played in galvanizing the “color” revolutions in the Philippines, Eastern Europe and […]