Journalist and documentary filmmaker Max Blumenthal joins the show to talk about the National Endowment for Democracy and other NGOs that supposedly fight for freedom abroad, but in practice promote American corporate interests, regime change, and dependence on U.S. foreign aid. Supporters of these organizations believe that sanctions and bellicose rhetoric lead to diplomacy, when in reality, Blumenthal argues, they do precisely the opposite.
Discussed on the show:
- “Inside America’s Meddling Machine: The US Funded Group that Interferes in Elections Around the Globe” (YouTube)
- National Endowment for Democracy
- “No, the UN Did Not Report China Has ‘Massive Internment Camps’ for Uighur Muslims” (Grayzone Project)
- Social Democrats, USA
- 1973 Chilean coup d’état
- 2011–2013 Russian protests
- Michael McFaul
- OTPOR! Bringing Down a Dictator
- Atlas Network
- Nicaragua debate
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