Sunday, January 01, 2006

u.s. continues to subvert in venezuela

While it doesn't deny that it has funded openly partisan groups that were directly or indirectly involved in the coup, NED claims that its funding was limited to civil society education, electoral training, and institution building—not partisan politics or coup planning.
Transitioning Venezuela

I'm not entirely clear on the whole Venezuela deal, & I'm keeping my mind open as I look into it, but regardless of the overall shape of things it's quite evident to me that the US government is attempting to subvert democracy there. They may say they're on the side of democracy-- or Goodness & Rightness, or plum pudding-- but the facts are that they're sneakily (& apparently shamelessly) underwriting a bunch of antidemocratic fronts attempting to blandly advance the cause of More Rich White People. Why, exactly, do we tolerate this?



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