What Do Iran & Venezuela Have In Common?

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A special two-part episode that takes a look at how US empire operates in two of its latest and long standing efforts to terrorize and oppress foreign peoples, trample self-determination, and whitewash hearts and minds here at home. In this segment, Kevin Zeese talks about the escalating campaign against Venezuela, how people in Venezuela perceive and understand these attacks and what folks here in the states are doing to stand up to their imperialist government.

A special two-part episode that takes a look at how US empire operates in two of its latest and long standing efforts to terrorize and oppress foreign peoples, trample self-determination, and whitewash hearts and minds here at home. In this segment, Dr. Margaret Flowers discusses recent attacks against Iran including the designation of their military as a terrorist organization. Plus – the resolve and desires of people in Iran and how white supremacy crafts disdain for women in Iran, rather than solidarity and feminism.

  • mwildfire

    Well–I have a complaint. Just one, after watching Kevin’s part, haven’t watched the other one yet. Language matters; this is why I don’t say “mainstream media” because it reinforces the idea that anything else is “fringe media.” I say instead “corporate media.” Similarly, the change made in “correct” speech in the 90s, when it was no longer correct to say “he” when you meant “he or she”, matters–sticking with “he” reinforces the idea that people are male, regular people–female people are a special case. So that’s preface to my objection to the very common thing I saw both Kevin and Eleanor doing, repeatedly–referring to the actions of the US government, or military, or CIA, with the word “we.” Neither of you endorsed such actions and neither do I–please don’t say “we” because that reinforces the notion that beyond some petty squabbles about details, we are all as US citizens, on board with imperialist adventures and wars. We ain’t. We are not consulted, and our protests are ignored. But if these protests were much bigger they could become hard to ignore, and one teeny piece of growing them is to reinforce the sense that these actions are perpetrated by rogue elements running the government of this country, and not something done on behalf of the country as a whole.

  • Jon

    Bravo Wildfire! I have been pointing this out for years: “Neither of you endorsed such actions and neither do I–please don’t say “we” because that reinforces the notion that beyond some petty squabbles about details, we are all as US citizens, on board with imperialist adventures and wars”

  • Infarction

    Exactly! It is not “we” who are starting wars around the globe, propping up murderous dictators, looting the nation’s treasure, ignoring the climate catastrophe, giving tax cuts to the greedy rich or allowing the giant corporations a license to take over the Congress.