Noam Chomsky criticizes Human Rights Watch’s pro US government propaganda
In an open letter to the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch, over 100 experts on Latin America criticized the organization’s recent report on Venezuela, A Decade Under Chávez: Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela, saying that it “does not meet even the most minimal standards of scholarship, impartiality, accuracy, or credibility.”
Thus begins a letter signed by More Than 100 Experts (whom) Question Human Rights Watch’s Venezuela Report, including Noam Chomsky. It’s about time that this phony front for the US State Department’s foreign policy objectives, claiming to be a human rights organization, gets taken to task for its reactionary posturing.
Too often, many corporate funded ‘non governmental organizations’ (NGOs) are given a pass on the propaganda they spread, often times in the cause of supporting US governmental interventionism (sanctions, war, etc.) against other countries. Many of these organizations spout a lot of seemingly liberal rhetoric, but their goals are in line with the most reactionary US governmental goals, policies and objectives.
It’s nice to see Noam Chomsky lending his name to the list of signatories here. That means that many who might not have paid any attention to this criticism of Human Rights Watch, may now look up and take some notice about how this group is funded and operates?