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Kim Scipes a professor at Purdue University Northwest discusses the role of US labor internationally including the National Endowment For Democracy NED and the AFL-CIO “Solidariity Center”.
Scipes looks at early role of the AFL under Samuel Gompers and how the AFL and later the AFL-CIO have collaborated with the Democrats and Republicans to support US economic and political control of the world economy and control of countries around the world. Scipes discusses the many coups the US supported including the overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile and the death of 40,000 people on 9/11 in 1973. They have also been involved in attempted coups in Venezuela and many other countries.
The AFL-CIO through the government funded National Endowment for Democracy receives more than $30 million a year and uses it for funding the “Solidarity Center” which according to Scipes keeps much of it’s operations secret from the rank and file of the AFL-CIO.