Posted in Chad Egypt Israel Morocco Sudan

Israel supports African strongmen for normalization, endorses military coup in Sudan, may have played a role in it

[Tikun Olam] “Today, Sudan’s military junta overthrew the democratic transitional government and arrested key civilian leaders, including the prime minister.  It has…

Posted in Uganda

Uganda suspends more than 50 NGOs, including major western donor, citing non-compliance; fears of an assault on civil society further grow

[Al Jazeera] “Authorities in Uganda have suspended more than 50 civic groups for allegedly not complying with regulations, dealing a…

Posted in Colombia Israel USA

Long history of Israeli support for Colombia’s right wing government, connections to death squads and massacres

[MintPress News] “The murder of Milcíades Contento [, a member of the newly-formed Patriotic Union (UP),] marked the beginning of…

Posted in Nigeria

Several people shot dead at ‘End SARS’ protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria

[BBC] “A number of people have reportedly been shot dead or wounded at a protest against police brutality in Nigeria’s…

Posted in Global Village USA

New York Times Writer: ‘Unfettered Free Speech Is A Threat To Democracy’

[NPR] “New York Times Magazine writer Emily Bazelon says false content moves through the Internet unchecked — undermining the political process…

Posted in China Hong Kong Nicaragua Russia Syria USA Venezuela

Accusations against The Grayzone concerning Assad, Russia, Nicaragua, China, and Maduro

[Joshua Collins] “Enter Grayzone, a supposedly leftist crew of “journalists” with opaque financing and Russian support.” “This all-caps charge against…

Posted in Hungary USA

The Federalist admits gerrymandering, cronyism and undemocratic illiberalism in Hungary, claims Left’s hypocrisy creates leaders like Orbán

[The Federalist] “If you get your news from the mainstream media, you might think that Hungary just suffered a fascist coup….

Posted in Myanmar

Change in Tone: The Irrawaddy, other ‘democratic’ media promote hate and fake news

[Financial Times] “The military’s rampage against the Rohingya last year was without Aung San Suu Kyi’s apparent consent or prior…

Posted in China Myanmar USA

Geopolitics: ‘As Myanmar opens, China alliance starts to fray’

[REUTERS] “As Myanmar pursues dramatic reforms, its relationship with China — the Southeast Asian nation’s biggest investor and second-biggest trade…

Posted in Azerbaijan Bahrain Belarus Egypt Georgia Iran Iraq Kyrgyzstan Lebanon Libya Morocco Myanmar Serbia Syria Tunisia Ukraine Yemen

Regime Change and NGOs: the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring

[openDemocracy] “The Arab revolt of 2010-11 has spread with intense speed and magnitude. A protest that began in the provincial…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Free, Back in Politics, Ethnic Groups Optimistic

[NPR] “A day after regaining freedom from house arrest, the charismatic leader of Myanmar’s opposition, Aung San Suu Kyi, lost…

Posted in Myanmar

Naypyidaw, Burma’s new capital unveiled

[BBC] “Burma’s military rulers have been showing off their new capital for the first time to the outside world.” “The…

Posted in Global Village Hungary Montenegro North Macedonia Serbia

How the US supported Serbian regime-change NGO Otpor to oust Milosevic in Yugoslavia

[The Washington Post] The message of American pollster Doug Schoen, “delivered to leaders of Serbia’s traditionally fractious opposition, was simple…