Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Marshall

Jonathan Marshall, an independent journalist and scholar, is author or co-author of five books related to national security or international relations, including, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America. He previously covered "The Honduran Coup's Ugly Aftermath" for ConsortiumNews.com.

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Opposition leaders Mel Zelaya and Salvador Nasralla speak to crowds during a protest in Tegucigalpa while the army ominously line up behind them. Mel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup, endorsed by the U.S. goverment, in 2009. In 2017, Salvador Nasralla was the presidential candidate for the opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship. The opposition point to irregularities before, during and after the election that are backed up by reports from the Observer Mission of the Organisation of American States Views
Thursday, January 04, 2018
While Pundits Condemn Iran, Honduran Police Kill Street Demonstrators
As the usual crowd of neo-conservative regime-changers , liberal humanitarian interventionists , and Israel lobbyists join President Trump in backing anti-government street demonstrations in Iran, their collective silence has been deafening regarding the killing of at least 30 people in Honduras by...
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Friday, November 04, 2016
How World War III Could Start
If humanity ever suffers a Third World War, chances are good it will start in some locale distant from the United States like the Baltic or South China Seas, the Persian Gulf, or Syria, where Washington and its rivals play daily games of “chicken” with lethal air and naval forces. Far from...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Dangerous Denial of Global Warming
President Obama calls it “ terrifying ” and the greatest long-term threat facing the world. Three hundred seventy-five of the world’s top experts just warned of “severe and long-lasting consequences” for the planet if America’s next president drops the ball. Yet only 19 percent of registered voters...
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Friday, September 02, 2016
Belated Pushback on Saudis’ War on Yemen
If there were an Olympics for waging bloody wars, Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition allies would surely win a medal for their relentless bombing of Yemen over the past year and a half to crush rebels who seized power in 2014. One international NGO has called the ongoing war in Yemen “arguably the...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016
US Arms Makers Invest in a New Cold War
The U.S. military has won only a single major war since the end of World War II (the Gulf War of 1990-91). But U.S. military contractors continue to win major budget wars in Congress nearly every year, proving that no force on earth can resist their lobbying prowess and political clout. Consider...
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Afghanistan: President Obama’s Vietnam
Historians still debate whether President John F. Kennedy would have withdrawn U.S. troops from Vietnam had he lived to win re-election in 1964. Since President Barack Obama recently announced his intention to keep at least 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency, the...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Fraudulent Case for a Syrian Escalation
The recent call by 51 dissenting State Department officials for U.S. military escalation in Syria is merely one of dozens of similar demands by neoconservatives and anguished liberals who accuse President Obama of moral failure for not dictating peace in Syria at the end of a gun. At almost the...
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Ticking Closer to Nuclear Midnight
Even if you’ve never won an office raffle, a sports pool or a lottery, consider yourself supremely lucky. Unlike the atomic bomb victims who were recognized by President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, you’ve never experienced the horrors of nuclear war. That’s nothing any of us should take for...
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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Escalations in a New Cold War
If the United States ever ends up stumbling into a major conventional or nuclear war with Russia, the culprit will likely be two military boondoggles that refused to die when their primary mission ended with the demise of the Soviet Union: NATO and the U.S. anti-ballistic missile (ABM) program. The...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Exploiting Global Warming for Geo-Politics
For Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, the only thing to fear about climate change is fear itself. As he declared in a 2014 tweet, “This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop.” Perhaps taking his words to heart, the four major U.S. TV networks cut their already...
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