Selected Articles: Ultra-neoliberal Policy Around the World

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Venezuela Confirms Coltan Deposits, $100 Billion in Gold Reserves

By Latin American Herald Tribune, February 03, 2019

The Venezuelan government has confirmed the existence of “significant” coltan deposits south of the Orinoco River, as well as proven gold reserves valued at $100 billion.

Is Oil Behind Washington’s Venezuela Coup Madness?

By F. William Engdahl, February 03, 2019

The Washington “recognition” of Guaido as “legitimate” president of Venezuela is not only a blatant breach of international law. It goes back on Donald Trump’s repeated campaign promises to stop US meddling in internal affairs of other countries.

In Zimbabwe, Capitalist Crisis + Ultra-neoliberal Policy = “Mugabesque” Authoritarianism

By Prof. Patrick Bond, February 03, 2019

The 14-17 January nationwide protests were called by trade unions against an unprecedented fuel price hike, leading to repression reminiscent of former leader Robert Mugabe’s iron fist.

US Intervention in Venezuela Portrayed as a “Humanitarian Mission”. “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P)

By Marc Vandepitte, February 03, 2019

Great powers invariably disguise foreign interference or military intervention as a humanitarian mission. The refrain may vary but in fact always comes down to the same thing: out of concern for the local population we have no other choice than to intervene.

Does the US Provide Covert Support to the Islamic State in Afghanistan?

By Nauman Sadiq, February 03, 2019

Last year, Russia’s seasoned Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Washington of providing material support to the Islamic State Khorasan militants based in Afghanistan in order to divide and weaken the Taliban resistance against American occupation of Afghanistan.

China-US Trade Negotiations Approach Final Phase

By Dr. Jack Rasmus, February 02, 2019

China continues publicly to offer concessions to the US on market access to China, US corporate and bank majority ownership of China companies, and China resumption of purchases of US farm and other goods.


Will Iran Sanctions Herald the Fall of the Imperial Dollar?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, February 02, 2019

When the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 and announced it would reimpose sanctions against Iran, the European Union (EU) declared its commitment to preserving the agreement and finding ways for its companies to circumvent U.S. sanctions.


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