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Act Out! [166] - U.S. Empire's South American Toolkit

Act Out! [166] - U.S. Empire's South American Toolkit
Wed, 6/27/2018 - by Eleanor Goldfield

This week on Act Out!, you can't know America unless you know U.S. Empire. We sit down with Kevin Zeese, who has recently returned from Venezuela to talk elections, economic warfare, and media blockades. We also take a look at Nicaragua, a country that also finds itself in the crosshairs of our flailing hegemony and economic crusading.

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