Bis dahin hatte die Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) diese Art der Finanzierung durchgeführt. Ab den 1960er-Jahren war die CIA jedoch in Skandale verwickelt, die den Kongress veranlassten, ihre Aktivitäten einzuschränken. Nach der Zustimmung des Kongresses wurde im November 1983 das National Endowment for Democracy mit einer anfänglichen jährlichen Finanzierung von 31,3 Millionen Dollar gegründet.
Die National Endowment for Democracy (NED) hat eine Liste derjenigen Organisationen veröffentlicht, die im Laufe des Jahres 2020 von dieser halbstaatlichen US-Institution Finanzmittel für die Arbeit gegen Kuba erhalten haben. Die NED vergab für den genannten Zeitraum und Zweck Mittel in Höhe von 5.077.788 US-Dollar.
A shadowy neoconservative website called Coda Story has launched a smear campaign against American journalists who challenge new cold war propaganda. But what this publication has not disclosed is that it is funded by the US government, backed by the European Union, linked to the NATO war alliance, and part of a larger network of regime-change outfits that are bankrolled by Western governments and corporate oligarchs.
Of the 35 people listed as advising Warren, including Baker, nine have spent time at the Pentagon and 13 at the State Department.
Most others have spent time at the big four Democratic foreign policy think tanks, with six from the Center for American Progress (CAP), three from the Century Foundation, five from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and five from the Truman Project. Meanwhile, three members of the team worked at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) or the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington’s two main vehicles for funding regime change activity.
(29.1.2019) Before the fateful day of January 22, fewer than one in five Venezuelans had heard of Juan Guaidó. Only a few months ago, the 35-year-old was an obscure character in a politically marginal far-right group closely associated with gruesome acts of street violence. Even in his own party, Guaidó had been a mid-level figure in the opposition-dominated National Assembly, which is now held under contempt according to Venezuela’s constitution.
But after a single phone call from US Vice President Mike Pence, Guaidó proclaimed himself president of Venezuela. Anointed as the leader of his country by Washington, a previously unknown political bottom-dweller was vaulted onto the international stage as the US-selected leader of the nation with the world’s largest oil reserves.