[Marxism] ZCommunications | International Crisis Group Against Venezuela by Mark Weisbrot | ZNet Article

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon May 20 07:35:19 MDT 2013


More on the ICG:

Imperial Crusaders For Global Governance

by Michael Barker

(Swans - April 20, 2009)   The International Crisis Group was set up in 
1995, and describes itself as an "independent, non-profit, 
non-governmental organisation," which works "through field-based 
analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly 
conflict." Taking issue with this misleading self-description, Diana 
Johnstone described the Crisis Group as a "high-level think tank 
supported by financier George Soros... [devised] primarily to provide 
policy guidance to governments involved in the NATO-led reshaping of the 
Balkans." Johnstone adds that "[i]ts leading figures include top US 
policy maker Morton Abramowitz, the eminence grise of NATO's new 
'humanitarian intervention' policy and sponsor of Kosovo Albanian 
separatists." (1) More recently, Jan Oberg provided a detailed critique 
of the Crisis Group's "democratic" work in his essay The International 
Crisis Group: Who Pays the Piper? This article extends these critical 
examinations of the Group and introduces some of the leading democracy 
manipulators who work within with the International Crisis Group, a 
group that should more accurately be described as the Imperial Crusaders 
for Global Governance.

full: http://www.swans.com/library/art15/barker18.html

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