[Marxism] Venezuela: WikiLeaks shows US use 'human rights' to cover imperialist aims

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 19:23:43 MDT 2013

In the week leading up to Venezuela’s April 14 presidential elections,
whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks published a classified cable indicating
that US-based aid organisations were working to overthrow the government
and defend US corporate interests in the Andean country.

Sent from the US embassy in Caracas on November 2006, the cable details how
dozens of non-government organisations (NGOs) are financially maintained by
US government-funded US Agency for International Development (USAID) and
the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). This includes “over 300
Venezuelan civil society organizations”, ranging from disability advocates
to education programs.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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