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United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Urgent Call for Immediate International Intervention
2009-01-04
Palestinian Medical Relief Society and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel
The Palestinian Medical Relief Society and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel call for urgent and immediate intervention by the international community, and especially the Quartet, for the enforcement...

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Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left
Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End
Bricmont, Jean
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo war in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including...
The CIA in Ukraine
Dawson, Ryan
Article
2017
Dissident Voice
Edited excerpt from "The CIA as Organized Crime", by Douglas Valentine, detailing the CIA's activities in Ukraine and influence on political movements there.
Connexions Library: Imperialism and Colonialism Focus Page
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions Library: Peace Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on peace and conflict resolution.
The Coup of Coups
Putting the Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Cuba 1959 to 1980s
The Unforgivable Revolution
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
The Destabilization of Haiti
Bernstein, Dennis
Article
2004
A short summary of the illegal and suppressed details of American intervention in Haiti during the 1990's and early 2000's.
The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela
Agents of Destabilization
Golinger, Eva
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” an...
Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
Advocates of the U.S. intervention in Lybia regard the event as a proof of success. Greenwald discusses why things are working in the opposite way.
Hilary Clinton: Candidate of War
Lazare, Daniel
Article
2016
Consortium News
The U.S. political/media establishment only permits the propaganda version of the Syrian conflict -- and Hillary Clinton fully embraced it in her belligerent comments in the second presidential debate...
Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
Blumenthal, Max
Article
2016
AlterNet
Posing as a non-political solidarity organization, the Syria Campaign leverages local partners and media contacts to push the U.S. into toppling another Middle Eastern government.
An Interview With Noam Chomsky on Obama's Human Rights Record
Nothing Can Justify Torture
Bailey, Eric
Article
2012
CounterPunch
America's human rights record under the administration of President Obama and the military intervention policies that have seen increased use during the Arab Spring.
The Iraq Crisis in Context
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2003
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
A rogue state, heavily armed with weapons of mass destruction, openly contempuous of international law and the United Nations, plunges the world into crisis.
The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
Corbyn, Jeremy
Article
2016
Counter unch
The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
Libya's Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians
Who Will Protect Libyans Now?
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2013
CounterPunch
One of the darkest and most shameful chapters in Western military intervention continues to play out in spades in Libya. Recent news from Benghazi revealed that one of the (literally hundreds) of murd...
Massacres That Matter - Part 1 - 'Responsibility To Protect' In Egypt, Libya And Syria
Edwards, David
Article
2013
Media Lens
Where offending states fail to live up to this responsibility by inflicting genocide, ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity on their own people, the international community has a responsi...
Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
Bennis, Phyllis
Unclassified
2014
Foreign Policy In Focus
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
The Purpose And The Pretence - Bombing Isis
Article
2014
Medialens
Traditionally, claims that an Official Enemy is uniquely Evil rise to a deafening crescendo just prior to an attack on that enemy.
A Review of NATO's War over Kosovo
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2001
Z Magazine
In wake of the end of the Kosovo conflict, Chomsky attempts a dispassionate analysis of the crisis, differentiating between two approaches available to the international community in such situations.
The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment
Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
CounterPunch
“Human rights” doctrine has devolved into a mere tool used by the U.S. to carry out its imperial aims, and many times by means (such as war) which cause many more human rights violations than they pur...
The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy'
Pilger, John
Article
2015
John Pilger
John Pilger discusses the reasons that the United States continues to work continuously to overthrow Venezuela's left-learning government. The U.S. government makes absurd claims that Venezuela poses ...
U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
Hussain, Murtaza; Currier, Cora
Article
2016
The Intercept
A secret FBI study found that anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of "homegrown" terrorism. The report also identified n...
The U.S. Embargo against Venezuela
The State Department's Mock Indignation Gives a Bad Name to U.S. Diplomacy
Article
2006
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
A discussion of the 2006 U.S. arms embargo against Venezuela.
Venezuela Under Attack Again
Economic Sabotage
Victor, María Páez
Article
2014
CounterPunch
A highly organized attack is once again being carried out against the democratic and popular government of Venezuela. It has involved monetary manipulations, economic sabotage, international media cam...
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine demo...
Washington Seeks Regime Change in Venezuela
Agents of Destabilization
Leech, Garry
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Both the ongoing protests in Venezuela and the economic problems that the demonstrators are protesting against appear to have been orchestrated by the opposition in order to destabilize the country an...
When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
Naureckas, Jim
Article
2016
FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
Where the conspiracies are real
Gaudichaud, Franck
Article
2015
Le Monde diplomatique
US expansionism in Latin America, sometimes violent, sometimes discreet, played such a large role in shaping the history of the continent that many still see the "black hand" of Washington behind ever...
Where War Reporting Goes Wrong
A Diary of Four Wars
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference ...
Why Qaddafi had to go: African gold, oil and the challenge to monetary imperialism
Brown, Ellen
Article
2016
The Ecologist
What was NATO's violent intervention in Libya really all about? Now we know, writes Ellen Brown, thanks to Hillary Clinton's recently published emails. It was to prevent the creation of an independent...
Would You Believe That the United States Tried to do Something That was Not Nice Against Hugo Chávez?
The Plan to Destabilize Venesuela
Blum, William
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Wikileaks releases documents on U.S. efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Yemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War?
Mundy, Martha
Article
2015
CounterPunch
What is at stake in Yemen that far more systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions than in any of the recent wars which Western powers have supported in the Arab world (Iraq, Syria, Libya and Gaz...

Sources Bookshelf

America's Deadliest Export: Democracy
The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
Blum, William
Book
2013
Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America’s motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble. William Blum, a leading non-mainstream chroni...
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Press for Conversion #60
March 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
This issue of the magazine exposes ten ways in which Canada's Liberal government was complicit in aiding and abetting the 2004 coup d'état that ousted President Aristide's democratically-elected gover...
Press for Conversion #62
May 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although...


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