Intervention

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The Age of Imperialistic Wars
Petras, James
Article
2015
There is no question that wars and military threats have replaced diplomacy, negotiations and democratic elections as the principal means of resolving political conflicts. Throughout the present year ...
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...
The Anti-Empire Report #132
Blum, William
Article
2014
Each of you I’m sure has met many people who support American foreign policy, with whom you’ve argued and argued. You point out one horror after another, from Vietnam to Iraq. From god-awful bombings ...
Basta! No Mandate for War: A Pledge of Resistance Handbook
Emergency Response Network
Book
More than 65,000 Americans have now pledged to protest any escalation in U.S. foreign and/or military intervention in Central America. This handbook offers a brief guide to the situation in Nicaragua ...
Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left: Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End
Bricmont, Jean
Article
2012
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...
Beyond Hypocrisy: Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda
Herman, Edward S
Book
1992
Edward Herman's book should be required reading for all news rooms and journalism students. In this book he examines through essays, cartoons and a dictionary of "doublespeak" the terms used in the l...
The CIA: A Forgotten History : U.S. Global Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
1989
This book tells the remarkable story of the multifarious US/CIA interventions in more than fifty foreign countries. Here are all the details of these exploits, the operations behind the overthrow of g...
The CIA in Ukraine
Dawson, Ryan
Article
2017
Edited excerpt from "The CIA as Organized Crime", by Douglas Valentine, detailing the CIA's activities in Ukraine and influence on political movements there.
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
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Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on peace and conflict resolution.
Connexions Other Voices - May 28, 2017: Resisting Injustice
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
In this issue, we look at the relentless persistence of people challenging injustice and entrenched power in places around the world, including Palestine, Korea, China, Canada, and the United States. ...
Connexions Other Voices - August 27, 2017: Official Enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives l...
A Cosmetic Cover for Occupation: Against The Current vol. 142
Bose, Purnima
Article
2009
Following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001, the Bush administration belatedly latched on to the plight of Afghan women under the Taliban as a rationale for military action. As part ...
The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations
Abrahamian, Ervand
Book
2013
In 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency organized the overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next 26, the U.S. backed t...
Cuba 1959 to 1980s: The Unforgivable Revolution
Blum, William
Article
An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
Cuba's Invasion Fears
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1991
There is nothing irrational about Cuba's fears of being invaded by the United States.
The "Decent Left" and the Libya Intervention: A Reply to Michael Bérubé
Gibbs, David N.
Article
2011
Western elites were perfectly comfortable with Gaddafi’s oppressive rule, including his use of torture. These states only broke with Gaddafi when his hold on power tottered, in response to the Arab Sp...
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
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...
Foreign funding for Canadian political parties
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1992
Why are some types of foreign political funding of interest to CSIS, while it ignores the more prevalent types?
Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
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.
Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War
Bricmont, Jean
Book
2006
Since the end of the Cold War, the idea of human rights has been made into a justification for intervention by the world's leading economic and military powers, above all, the United States, in countr...
Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
Blumenthal, Max
Article
2016
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
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
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 and Contempt for Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2003
Chomsky highlights that while the war in Iraq was being shaped, the voices of the people - neither in Iraq nor Europe - were being heard or considered. This is a clear violation of the principle that ...
The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
Corbyn, Jeremy
Article
2016
The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
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...
Libya's Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians: Who Will Protect Libyans Now?
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2013
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
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...
1965 U.S. Invasion of Dominican Republic
Article
1965
In 1965 Democratic U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson launched a bloody invasion of the Dominican Republic. Tens of thousands of troops were dispatched to that Caribbean country to suppress a prerevolut...
Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
Bennis, Phyllis
Unclassified
2014
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
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
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
The Passion of Richard Seymour: Book Reviews of "The Liberal Defence of Murder" and "UnHitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchen" by Richard Seymour
Wald, Alan
Article
2013
The books of Richard Seymour skewer the predictable platitudes and puncture the sanctimonious pretensions of the "Pro-War Left," what was a transatlantic confederacy of journalists, public intellectua...
The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action
Sharp, Gene
Book
1973
An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of ...
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...
The Purpose And The Pretence - Bombing Isis
Article
2014
Traditionally, claims that an Official Enemy is uniquely Evil rise to a deafening crescendo just prior to an attack on that enemy.
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
A Response on NATO and Kosovo: Against The Current vol. 81
Samary, Catherine
Article
1999
We have to work for the development of a left opposition in all the Balkan states, in Kosovo and in Serbia in particular. We can only do it opposing both wars and asking for a free Kosovo.
A Review of NATO's War over Kosovo
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2001
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.
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability
Foster, Gregory D.
Article
2016
We live today in an era of postmodern war. It's a two-front war -- the first being the virtual front of threats, posturing, and arms buildups we persist in waging, Cold War-style, against state-based ...
The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment: Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
“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 Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century
Leupp, Gary
Article
2015
On October 2, 2015, President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia's decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted "from the perspe...
The Socialist Register 1976: Volume 13: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Socialist Register 1980: Volume 17: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Socialist Register 1992: Volume 28: New World Order?
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy'
Pilger, John
Article
2015
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 ...
Syria chemical warfare claims aim to provoke Western intervention
Van Auken, Bill
Article
2013
The unsubstantiated charges that the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus killing large numbers of civilians have all the hallmarks of a st...
1953 - 2002 - 2016: Syria and the Reemergence of McCarthyism
Deboer, Fredrik
Article
2016
A history of McCarthyism, or red-baiting, in US politics to justify or bolster foreign war efforts, and how the recent Syrian involvement has brought about a revival of McCarthyist discourse and tacti...
Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa
Turse, Nick
Book
2015
U.S. military is fighting shadow wars in Africa and claims that Africa is the "battlefield of tomorrow".
U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
Hussain, Murtaza; Currier, Cora
Article
2016
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...
Venezuela Under Attack Again: Economic Sabotage
Victor, María Páez
Article
2014
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
Pilger, John (director)
Film/Video
2007
This film by John Pilger explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
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 Launches Its Attack Against BRICS
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2016
Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
Washington Seeks Regime Change in Venezuela: Agents of Destabilization
Leech, Garry
Article
2014
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 Canada Invaded Russia
Engler, Yves
Article
2017
The corporate media presents Russia as militaristic but ignores Canada’s invasion of that country.
When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
Naureckas, Jim
Article
2016
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
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
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
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
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
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...

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Hilary Clinton: Candidate of War
Lazare, Daniel
2016
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...