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Posts Tagged ‘Democracy Manipulation’

Mollycoddling Mubarak, Mugging Mugabe

Posted by smeddum on June 11, 2009

Mollycoddling Mubarak, Mugging Mugabe

By Stephen Gowans
June 10th 2009
Whatsleft
Led by the United States, Western countries spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on what is called democracy promotion. This usually involves promoting pro-private property, pro-free trade, and pro-foreign investment forces in foreign countries where these principles are not firmly implanted. Generous funding is showered upon media, human rights groups, and election monitors that oppose governments whose attachment is less than absolute to the three major freedoms of capitalist ideology (the 3Fs)– free-trade, free-enterprise, and free-markets. Pro-3F political parties, like the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe, and in previous years, the Democratic Opposition of Serbia, are provided with training, expert advice, strategic consulting and campaign funds to help them win elections (1). Experts on how to destabilize governments through civil disobedience are dispatched to train nonviolent pro-democracy activists to topple governments that have come to power in elections the West’s preferred 3F candidates but failed to win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Concerned Africa Scholars’ Jacob Mundy

Posted by smeddum on March 18, 2009

 

By Stephen Gowans

March 17, 2009

Whatsleft

 

A member of the executive committee of the scholars’ organization that has accused Mahmoud Mamdani of falling for the anti-imperialist rhetoric of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has volunteered and worked for pro-imperialist organizations and has given briefings to the US State Department and Intelligence Council. (1) Read the rest of this entry »

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