A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron’s crisis in France and UK’s Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry – are engulfed in a state of uncertainty and turmoil. Meanwhile, oligarchy is replacing democracy as the widening social and economic gap between rich and poor continues unabated. So, who rules the world now?
Intercepted ~ Jeremy Scahill, Allan Nairn, Eva Golinger, Roberto Lovato
The Washington favorite has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization, write Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal of Grayzone.
Before the fateful date of Jan. 22, fewer than 1-in-5 Venezuelans had heard of Juan Guaidó. Only a few months ago, the 35-year-old was an obscure character in a politically marginal far-right group closely associated with gruesome acts of street violence. Even in his own party, Guaidó had been a mid-level figure in the opposition-dominated National Assembly, which is now held under contempt according to Venezuela’s constitution.
In the last 30 years, the rich have gotten richer, by far. Look at the number of billionaires and ‘coincidentally’ the middle class and poor have gotten poorer. And the USA continues on it’s war, military industrial complex driven aim to enslave the Middle East, Africa and Asia – in it’s quest to dominate over, everyone. This BTW is not a reflection on a large part of the US population that has had enough of the culture of war, but more a statement on the government and the elite culture of perpetual war.
Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders transformed their respective countries’ policy agendas. That’s exactly why they can’t step aside for other candidates.