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Joe Emersberger: The Media Myth of ‘Once Prosperous’ and Democratic Venezuela Before Chávez

The following piece is adapted from the authors’ new book, Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media and 20 Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela, published by Monthly Review Press.

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Joe Emersberger: HBO’s Anti-Maduro Propaganda Is Cruder Than Venezuelan Oil

From the trailer alone, it’s obvious that A La Calle depicts Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López as a noble democrat. That’s outrageous.

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Joe Emersberger: The Media Myth of ‘Once Prosperous’ and Democratic Venezuela Before Chávez

Please Help ZNet           Source: FAIR Chávez was actually going to try to follow through on his promises to change the system and assert his country’s sovereignty Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock   The following piece is adapted from the authors’ new book, Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media and 20 Years Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: To Western Media, Prosecuting Bolivian Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading a Coup

Removing the threat of US -backed coups from the world will involve a constant struggle against Western media and the sources they present to us as reliable

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Joe Emersberger: Ignoring Repression and Dirty Tricks in Coverage of Ecuador’s Election

Lies of omission characterize Reuters coverage of Latin American politics

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Joe Emersberger: Reuters (Unsurprisingly) Looks Away as Ecuador Tries to Outlaw Opposition Parties

Reuters routinely buries information that would badly damage the reputation of US allies in the Americas

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Joe Emersberger: US Campaign Against Cuba’s Medical Brigades Targets Healthcare, Not ‘Forced Labor’

According to UNICEF figures, Cuba has since 2000 consistently maintained a lower child mortality rate than the US

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Joe Emersberger: Media Struggle to Defend Washington’s Cruelty

U.S sanctions toward Venezuela and Iran continue as Coronavirus Spreads

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Joe Emersberger: WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup

At this point, the OAS report on Bolivia’s election should be discarded, except for the purpose of a credible investigation into how such appalling work ever came to be done

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Joe Emersberger: Oppose the Military Coup in Bolivia. Spare Us Your “Critiques”

The coup against Morales should be an incredibly easy one for any “progressive” to unreservedly oppose – and by oppose I mean demand Morales finish off his term. People eager to highlight their “critiques” of Morales are part of the problem

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