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Counter Currents - 2019-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela have cost the Bolivarian country billions of dollars while human suffering in the country is increasing, which have made the sanctions crime against humanity. Media reports said: “As a result of the economic embargo imposed by the US from 2015 through...

Grayzone Project - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido’s aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy…

The post Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and ‘aid volunteer,’ sends death threat to embassy defenders appeared first on The...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

I was in Venezuela from April 26 to May 5, 2019. It was the fifth time I have been there in a span of 14 years, so I was able to put things I saw on this trip in that context. My first visit was in 2005. I saw people begging, sleeping in doorways, street venders filling not just sidewalks,[Read...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

With Chávez dead and Maduro democratically elected the new president of Venezuela, terrorist “opposition” started to implement fear, destruction and death in the street of its own nation. Local elites started to attack the economy by closing factories, sabotaging distribution, exchanging all its...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

To the Editor in CHIEF

New York Times — 18 May 2019

Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say

Subtitle:

Butchers have stopped selling meat cuts in favor of offal, fat shavings and cow hooves, the only animal protein many of their...

Aletho News - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

By Roger D. Harris | Dissident Voice | May 18, 2019 Uncle Sam has a problem in his South American “backyard” with those uppity Venezuelans who insisted on democratically electing Nicolás Maduro as their president instead of by-passing the electoral process and installing the unelected US asset...

Grayzone Project - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Las tácticas de intimidación de los asediadores pro-golpe de la embajada mostraron la verdadera cara de una oposición venezolana violenta,…

The post ¿Quiénes son los partidarios del golpe que asediaron la embajada de Venezuela en Washington? appeared first on The Grayzone.

MintPress - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Uncle Sam has a problem in his South American “backyard” with those uppity Venezuelans who insisted on democratically electing Nicolás Maduro as their president instead of by-passing the electoral process and installing the unelected US asset Juan Guaidó. No matter, Amnesty International has...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

(SC Op-ed) — April 30 was the real April Fools’ Day in Venezuela: They proclaimed a coup and nobody came. The fiasco of the latest obviously unsuccessful US attempt to topple twice democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro made a laughing stock of the US government throughout the world and...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-19 - Original post - cached version

April 30 was the real April Fools’ Day in Venezuela: They proclaimed a coup and nobody came.

The fiasco of the latest obviously unsuccessful US attempt to topple twice democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro made a laughing stock of the US government throughout the world and is...

Aletho News - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – May 18, 2019 The angry mob of Venezuelan expatriates who laid siege to the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC, earlier this month was composed of numerous figures with close ties to the inner structures of the US empire and who stood to benefit financially from a coup d’etat in...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Uncle Sam has a problem in his South American “backyard” with those uppity Venezuelans who insisted on democratically electing Nicolás Maduro as their president instead of by-passing the electoral process and installing the unelected US asset Juan Guaidó. No matter, Amnesty International has...

The Duran - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the meeting in Sochi, Russia between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The Sochi talks concluded with an agreement to cooperate on nuclear arms control, but no...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Craig MURRAY

There is no conceivable interest of the ordinary people of the Western world being served by the crazed decision of their governments to firmly take the Sunni side in the Sunni/Shia tensions of the Islamic world, and to do so in a fashion which deliberately exacerbates points...

MintPress - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

After a rough and revealing start, the reins of the campaign to seize Venezuela’s embassy in Washington are being taken over by a group of well-connected marketing and online strategists.

In this article, we will examine the backgrounds of these individuals, the platforms they use to...

Aletho News - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

By Peter Bolton | CounterPunch | May 17, 2019 With the attempted coup in Venezuela now nearing its four-month mark, commentators in the corporate-owned Western press are scratching their heads as to why Washington’s plan for its proxy, Juan Guaido, to topple the government of Nicolas Maduro has...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Ron on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to hand over the country’s embassy in Washington, D.C. to leaders of an attempted coup after U.S. law enforcement forcibly removed peace activists who have lived there for since last month as...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

The United States government authorizes itself to be the dictator of the world, and this couldn’t happen if it didn’t have allies who accept this type of humiliating treatment. An insatiable US military is essential in order for such a regime to be able to have any success at all.

For...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela’s D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. After a week of hateful outbursts, a handful of marketing strategists emerged as de facto...

Consortium News - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News brings you in-depth coverage from a fresh perspective of the biggest stories of the day. Read us to keep up with the crises of Iran, Venezuela and WikiLeaks. You can read The New York Times and The Washington…

Grayzone Project - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they…

The post Who’s behind the pro-Guaido mob that besieged Venezuela’s embassy in Washington? appeared first on The Grayzone.

The Anti Media - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — A federal SWAT team breached the Venezuelan embassy in D.C. on Thursday morning, in a move the Maduro government has condemned as a violation of the Vienna Convention, which protects a nation’s embassy as sovereign territory. The four remaining “Embassy Collective” activists who were...

Consortium News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

The 1979 occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran shows why Venezuela now requires support in protecting its Washington embassy, says Alfred de Zayas.  On Thursday morning Kevin Zeese, one of the activists who remained inside the embassy, reported: “The…

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version
Standoff at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. (Photo Ann Wright)

by Thomas Neuburger

This is US military policy, being carried out unlawfully on US soil. The DC police and Mayor Bowser's administration are siding with the right-wingers, who are acting unlawfully and with excessive...
MintPress - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Grayzone — A major right-wing opposition leader in Venezuela has acknowledged that her country “is not a dictatorship,” calling it a “huge error” to claim otherwise. She also conceded that the only way the government in Caracas can realistically be toppled is through international “humanitarian...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Do you still have doubts about who oppresses who? No problem, read Venezuela for dummies. If, after having read this article and analyzed all the given sources, you still find yourself “confused” about Venezuela, well, in that case, you too are a lost cause. In that case, you can join the club...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot responds to Guaido economic advisors’ dismissal of the U.S. sanctions’ effects on Venezuela.

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10% to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action that makes no sense at all, as China can and will retaliate – and retaliate much stronger than what...

Grayzone Project - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Opposition leader María Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela “is not a dictatorship”…

The post US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela ‘is not a dictatorship’ and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro appeared first on The Grayzone.

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

In the first hour, I went solo and talked about some recent developments in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. I started off with the recent hostage rescue operation by French special forces which freed 4 tourists. I talked about the political instability that Burkina Faso has been facing...

BSNEWS - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

The overwhelming majority of Global South nations are watching the U.S. neocon offensive to ultimately strangle “the Iranian people”, aware more than ever that Iran may be bullied to extinction because it does not posses a nuclear deterrent. The IRGC has reached the same conclusion.

The...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Photo by Alex Rubinstein

This article describes a tense showdown that took place Monday evening between the Embassy Protectors and federal authorities, and concludes with URGENT ACTIONS people can take to resolve this dispute and stop a US-orchestrated coup.

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Eva Bartlett - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

May 14, 2019, RT.com

-by Eva Bartlett

Since Juan Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s interim president, rhetoric emanating from Washington has grown increasingly familiar.

It echoes the bombastic & hollow humanitarian-crisis type of war propaganda which has been used...

Eva Bartlett - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

 

TeleSUR English

Published on May 12, 2019

“Interview with independent journalist Eva Bartlett who recently returned from reporting on the ground in Venezuela. Eva discusses the recent sabotage on Venezuela’s national electricity and the deceptive corporate media.” RELATED...
Consortium News - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright describe the collective’s encounter Tuesday with D.C. police, who refrained from evacuating the embassy.  By Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright Codepink An extraordinary set of events has been unfolding at the Venezuela embassy in Washington, D.C.,…

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MintPress - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage left by the US in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador,...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Wednesday accused the U.S. of behaving like a “cowboy” in Venezuela. He stressed that a solution to Venezuela’s current political impasse should be “peaceful, negotiated and democratic.” “The contact group which we are part of is not on the same wavelength...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Imperialism is intensifying its interventionist activities in Venezuela with the help of its proxies. Its proxies are also seeking cooperation of U.S. armed forces. Media reports said: The situation in Venezuela has turned so bad for Juan Guaido, the U.S.-backed self-declared “interim president...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

It’s amazing the amount of misinformation that has been produced in recent years about oppression and/or repression in Venezuela. I only ask you to tell me, ladies and gentlemen in the West, what kind of oppression allows the criminal opposition to commit all these outrageous acts of terror?...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump fancies himself as a deal-maker. His foreign and economic policies, however, are more akin to those of a Mafia extortionist. At a minute after midnight on May 10, Trump hiked tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion of Chinese imports. He also threatened a 25 percent tariff on...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

For those who are fed up with or have been on the bad end of US Foreign Policy since the end of the Cold War, ShareAmerica’s video “A New Venezuela” is not going to put a smile on your face. Sadly instead showing the America people love filled with free-spirited rugged individuals with a can-do...

Red Ice Radio - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Author E. Michael Jones and editor of CultureWars.com joins Henrik to discuss his books Libido Dominandi, The Slaughter of Cities & The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit. We being speaking about Pastor Anderson who recently was banned from entering Ireland. Religious freedom is diminishing...

Consortium News - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” that include wrecking the nation’s economy, destabilizing its military and puppeteering its political opposition, reports Anya Parampil. By Anya Parampil Grayzone On April 24, six days before self-proclaimed Venezuelan “interim president” Juan…...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Direct democracy works like a charm. Check out Venezuela’s Communes…. Venezuela’s ubiquitous Communes are proof that direct democracy works. And, interestingly enough, those same Communes are powerful buffers to attempted coups, protecting the sanctity of direct democracy in their country. In...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Direct democracy works like a charm. Check out Venezuela’s Communes….

Venezuela’s ubiquitous Communes are proof that direct democracy works. And, interestingly enough, those same Communes are powerful buffers to attempted coups, protecting the sanctity of direct democracy in their country...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

And who is caught between an economy reliant on oil revenues and a sanctions regime designed to create suffering? The people caught in the squeeze of factors beyond their control. Hugo Chávez knew that Venezuela was very vulnerable. Its oil revenues account for 98 percent of its export earnings...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

(VA Op-ed) — Self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido has ordered the setting up of a meeting with the US Armed Forces to discuss “cooperation” in his efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro. During a gathering of supporters in the upper middle class Caracas district of Las Mercedes on...

Consortium News - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

U.S. federal police have begun evicting activists protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington from the illegitimate Guaido’ regime. At around 8 pm Monday evening journalist Max Blumenthal, who was in the building, tweeted a photograph that was posted to the…

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