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The False Pandemic and the Great Reset: Day 1 of an Online Interdisciplinary Symposium

Maximilian C. Forte , July 30th, 2021


A brief note before the main content for this report: since last publishing to this site I have been occupied with preparing a long and detailed series of…


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Myanmar anthropologists dismissed

standplaatswereld , June 16th, 2021


By Maaike Matelski – In this picture, anthropology students from Yangon University show the ‘three fingers salute’ for democracy. Students and university staff across Myanmar have been protesti…


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Military coup in Myanmar: back to square one?

standplaatswereld , February 4th, 2021


In the early morning of 1 February, the day that a newly elected government was supposed to convene, Myanmar’s military staged a coup, taking government leaders captive and…


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Bolivia – terwijl het stof nog niet is opgetrokken

standplaatswereld , November 12th, 2019


door Ton Salman De mensen in het land demonstreren, vloeken, vechten, tieren en vieren. President Morales, reeds veertien jaar aan de macht, trad gisteren, zondag 10 november 2019,…


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Protecting Venezuela’s Embassy and International Law

Maximilian C. Forte , May 15th, 2019


For more than a month, a particularly courageous group of people have dedicated all of their time and energies to protecting the integrity of the Embassy of the…


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A Desperate Empire Crashes in Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , May 1st, 2019


The April 30, 2019, coup attempt in Venezuela has come and gone. The coup has failed. “Failed state” theory just got a lot more complicated. No longer can…


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US-manufactured Crisis in Venezuela: Creating a “Need” for Intervention

Eva Bartlett , April 1st, 2019


Eva Bartlett, reporting from Venezuela, is a freelance journalist with extensive experience in the Gaza Strip and Syria. See her website, In Gaza, for more of her work,…


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On Duty for the CIA: German Nazis and Italian Fascists

Maximilian C. Forte , March 29th, 2019


Apart from employing German Nazi scientists, and adopting the methods, principles, and science of the Nazis in developing modern warfare, for what other purposes were Nazis sought after…


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CARICOM Confronts the Big House: Trump Attempts to Split the Caribbean over Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , March 25th, 2019


It’s a simple matter, even if one might lose oneself in the various details, names, places, and dates. The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), mostly made up…


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Americans Can Do Two Things at the Same Time

Maximilian C. Forte , March 13th, 2019


Surely we have heard and seen enough by now that any lingering “optimism” about Trump governing as an anti-interventionist in foreign affairs has totally evaporated. What Trump promised…


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Regime Change Reality Checks: Lessons from Hanoi, Caracas, and Beyond

Maximilian C. Forte , March 8th, 2019


Lessons from Hanoi: North Korea and the US The first Kim-Trump Summit, which took place in Singapore a mere eight months ago, seemed so hopeful—a real breakthrough, a…


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Fake Humanitarianism Fails its Big Test in Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , February 24th, 2019


There it is: Saturday, February 23, 2019, has now come and gone—and it’s not to say that “nothing has changed”. In fact, some important changes did occur, none…


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Venezuela: The Next Move and the Final Word

Maximilian C. Forte , February 17th, 2019


Almost a month after Donald Trump recognized Juán Guaidó as the “interim president” of Venezuela, and the imperial media started to label Nicolás Maduro as the “disputed” president…


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Fiction Plus Coercion Makes Reality: The Illegitimacy of the US-led Coup in Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , February 15th, 2019


After considering the economic foundation of current US intervention, designed to erase Venezuela’s economic sovereignty, the purpose here is to focus more on the political side of the…


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A War for Oil: The US Economic War on Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , February 12th, 2019


A Bridge Too Far {click to enlarge} It resembled something from a post-apocalyptic setting in a movie: images of the blocked highway bridge linking Colombia to Venezuela, silent…


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Against Intervention in Venezuela: The Case of the Caribbean Community

Maximilian C. Forte , February 6th, 2019


As discussed in the previous article, the membership of the Organization of American States is in fact not at all united around support for foreign intervention and recognition…


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Trump’s Coup in Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , January 25th, 2019


Last year in our final report on 2018, we closed with this warning: “one of the things we must all look out for then are the prospects of…


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The Politics of Grieving in Turkey

Oguz Alyanak , January 18th, 2018


The Death of the Maden Family The Aegean Sea is a graveyard. Like its Mediterranean counterpart, its waters are filled with human bodies that wash up on the…


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From Erdoğan’s Turkey to Trump’s America

Oguz Alyanak , January 31st, 2017


Since signing a petition to end state violence against Kurds in southeast Turkey, academics critical of the Turkish regime have come under increased scrutiny. These “dopey academics” as…


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Tensions in Post-Coup-Attempt Turkey

Elyse Bailey , September 14th, 2016


Kurdish participants in politics face concerted challenges, some of their own making. In the days after the failed coup against the Turkish government on July 15, 2016, top…


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