The co-author of this piece is Cristina Burelli, wealthy heiress & far-right head of the V5Initiative, a shady NGO that partnered with USAID last year.

Her husband, oil man Pedro Burelli, was implicated in an assassination plot against President Maduro.…
Burelli's a Senior Associate at CSIS, a think tank funded by a number of major banks, oil companies & weapons contractors. They have a "Future of Venezuela Initiative," which is just a corporate-backed regime change op.
Burelli is using the Green Movement to sell regime change to the left as Chevron, Lockheed Martin & Exxon fund her endeavors.

The Washington Post once again proves itself a willing partner.

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14 Jan
Here's a story about Neoliberalism & Andrew Yang, already getting support in his bid to head America's largest city from "progressives" Kyle Kulinski & Krystal Ball:

Andrew Yang's non-profit, Venture for America, promised to create 100,000 jobs in struggling cities by 2025. 1/
In 2011, the Obama Administration named Yang a "Champion for Change."

This was telling. Venture for America had just started & hadn't created a single job. It was all PR driven by Yang & the Elite, financial-world circle VFA already occupied. 2/
Obama's support for VFA points to his overall approach to governance: Nods toward fully-privatized efforts to create jobs with support from Wall Street stalwarts.

This coming 3 years after the financial crisis. 3/
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14 Jan
Yang ran for president on cutting 20% of the federal workforce. His housing plan encouraged the private development of micro-apartments. His non-profit united elite college graduates with billionaires to create jobs. It failed.

Make sure his mayoral campaign does as well.
And to "progressives" who think Yang is some populist outsider: He took a job on CNN & endorsed Biden. He's a Neoliberal opportunist who pretends to stand for whatever will whip up a crowd and commits to nothing except the advancement of his own career.

New York deserves better.
Lol, Yang wants to reinstate the SALT deduction, which disproportionately benefits affluent homeowners.

There you go. He'll drone on about "a people's economy" but he's aiming his pitch right at gentrifiers.
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13 Jan
Power's "humane & principled engagement":
-Hawking for regime change in Libya
-Arming al-Qaeda in Syria & demanding an invasion
-Explicitly demanding striking Syria *without* Congressional approval
-Supporting arming the Saudis in the Yemeni genocide
-Supporting NATO expansion
Power supports deploying troops to every corner of the world to solve every perceived problem. The results of regime change & the ethics behind invading sovereign states hasn't changed her mind.

USAID is an arm of U.S. Intelligence. Her "humanitarian" rhetoric is a bleak con.
Take note of those who praise this nomination or Samantha Power in general. They're telling you exactly what they believe & it's not laudable.
Read 6 tweets
13 Jan
So, as @MattBruenig points out:

Not only does this not even come close to shrinking the racial wealth gap (which, not something Booker & Pressley should be casually lying about) but the plan itself is means tested & won't activate itself for another 18 years. 1/
And the fact that it only benefits strivers in a position to buy homes or go to college means it will disproportionately benefit the budding professional class. If you get a working class job & just need help paying your bills, what? Are you SOL?
The Cult of Higher Education & Entrepreneurship is an under-remarked upon strain of Neoliberalism. It ignores that there are only so many professional & entrepreneurial jobs available at any given time.

What's paramount is creating better conditions in *working class* jobs. 3/
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12 Jan
Will impeaching Trump change anything? I don't think so.

I wouldn't be surprised to see pockets of violence as well as protests or mobs that inevitably get out of hand. 1/
The idea that electing Biden would put even a pause to the tensions in this country seriously underestimates how many problems people like Biden help create.

Which doesn't mean Trump winning would be better, just that we've created conditions that produce only bad options. 2/
That's something technocratic liberals don't understand (or pretend not to). They think you can "fix" these problems with quick laws & censorship. You can't.

There WERE terrorists in the Middle East & doing nothing would lead to innocent deaths.

But invading was far worse. 3/
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12 Jan
This short documentary on Afghanistan from @AbbyMartin & @EmpireFiles is one of the best foreign policy works out there. Please share widely; The Iraq invasion is largely regarded as a disaster but Afghanistan remains misunderstood in far too many corners:
Propaganda pieces like CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR portrayed U.S. support for the Mujahideen as worthwhile aid to "freedom fighters" undermined only by our abandoning them with time.

The Mujahideen were repressive extremists & we aided them strictly to undermine the Soviet Union.
Aaron Sorkin's script was praised by Reagan-era officials for showing how America defeated the Soviets. Left unsaid: the Soviets were on the side of the existing government committed to literacy programs & ending forced child marriages.

It messes with the Official Narrative. Image
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