Articles by Stansfield Smith

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Behind the Bolivia Miner [Fake] Cooperatives’ Protests and the killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister
Stansfield Smith | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2016

The Bolivian cooperatives’ protests and their August 25 killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister of the Interior requires us to question our assumptions about cooperatives. What are the Bolivian mining cooperatives? Regardless of their initial intentions, cooperatives existing in a surrounding capitalist environment must compete in business practices or go under. The Bolivian mining cooperatives themselves underwent this process, and have become businesses whose owners hire labor.

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Does Obama Want More War?
Stansfield Smith – CounterPunch, 15 Apr 2013

The corporate media reduces the DPRK (North Korea) to the Kim family and prefaces their names with the terms “madman”, “evil” and “brutal”. Such vilifications of foreign leaders are used here not only to signify they are target for US overthrow. They are meant to intimidate and isolate anti-war activists as being out in left field for ever wanting to oppose a war against countries ruled by “madmen” – be they Saddam, Fidel, Hugo Chavez, Ahmadinejad, Qaddaffi.

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