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Bolton v. Trump: The Warmonger Leads the War-Wary

Bolton v. Trump: The Warmonger Leads the War-Wary

When National Security Adviser John Bolton recently demanded military plans to oust the government of Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela, Trump demurred, reportedly saying his national security adviser was trying to pull him “into a war.” When Bolton demanded “regime change” in Iran and the Pentagon produced a plan to put 120,000 troops into the region,...

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Regime Change Illusions: Why the Venezuela Uprising Sputtered

Regime Change Illusions: Why the Venezuela Uprising Sputtered

When Manuel Figuera, the chief of the Venezuelan intelligence service (SEBIN), turned on the government of President Nicolas Maduro last week, the Trump administration thought their goal of regime change was in sight. If Figuera joined opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s government in exile, SEBIN could both control the country and secure recognition of Washington. With...

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U.S. ‘Regime Change’ Policy Falters in Caracas and Washington

U.S. ‘Regime Change’ Policy Falters in Caracas and Washington

It’s May Day in Venezuala in every sense of the word. May Day, May 1, is the holiday created to celebrate the international working class, and “Mayday” is the international radio distress signal. Venezuela is in distress. Yesterday opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on the Venezuelan armed forces to abandon the government of Nicholas Maduro–which...