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MintPress - 2019-05-14 - Original post - cached version

The Embassy Protection Collective is a group of activists and journalists living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC at the invitation of the Venezuelan government. The following is a statement released by the Embassy Protection Collective to MintPress News and other media:

This...

Consortium News - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Activists protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington have written to the State Department offering a way to peacefully end the standoff between themselves and an argy mob of Guaidó supporters. Activists who have lived inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington…

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Counter Currents - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

“Self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido”, Ian Bremmer writes in Time, “gambled this week [Last week of April] to try to force the ouster” of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (“The quick read about… Venezuela’s faltering revolution”, May 4, 2019) On the pre- and post-coup attempt...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

In the midst of Venezuela’s prolonged economic crisis, in which state budgets and support for the governing socialists steadily contract, at least one municipal council is bucking the trend. The key, according to the local mayor, has been focusing on people’s power and self-management. Paéz is a...

The Duran - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Stephen Cohen via The Nation:

Now in its third year, Russiagate is the worst, most corrosive, and most fraudulent political scandal in modern American history.It rests on two related core allegations: that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an “attack on American...

Consortium News - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

The increasingly aggressive moves by Trump’s hawkish advisers give the impression of a palace coup, writes Patrick Lawrence.  By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Neoconservative hawks in the Trump administration, led by National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary…

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The Anti Media - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido confirmed this weekend that his diplomats are seeking to open a direct line of communication with the US military, and would use them for “coordination” of possible military action to impose regime change. Guaido said having direct lines...

Aletho News - 2019-05-13 - Original post - cached version

National Lawyers Guild International Committee | May 4, 2019 The National Lawyers Guild International Committee unequivocally condemns the threats posed by the government of the United States and Washington D.C. Police Department to the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We also...

Aletho News - 2019-05-12 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | May 12, 2019 Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov remarked last Thursday in Moscow that no contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are expected at the G20 summit in Japan on June 28-29. “An encounter is not planned so...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-12 - Original post - cached version

As most of the world knows by now, the United States government intends to organize regime change in Venezuela.

Attempts to this effect have been made in the past – most notably in 2002, when its economy and standard of living was exemplary in the region – but not so brazenly as now....

Counter Currents - 2019-05-12 - Original post - cached version

Within hours of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó calling for street mobilisations to back his attempted military coup against President Nicolás Maduro on April 30, Guaidó’s supporters had looted and set fire to the headquarters of the Indio Caricuao Commune in south-west Caracas. The...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — After last week’s US-backed coup failed to install Juan Guaido in power in Venezuela, Guaido remains keen to be supported by the US, and told Italian newspaper La Stampa that he would “probably accept” a US offer to invade. Though the Trump Administration has constantly...

The Anti Media - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

(CJ Opinion) — Whenever you speak out on a public forum against internet censorship, like the recent Instagram/Facebook banning of Louis Farrakhan, Infowars, and several right-wing pundits, you always offend two major political groups. The first group are the power-serving authoritarians who...

The Duran - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org:

In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East.

Tuesday, Mike Pompeo flew clandestinely into...

The Duran - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

Maduro said that investigators were able to determine that Figuera was the driving force behind the attempt, and was apparently doing it at the behest of Washington.

“Investigations have succeeded in proving that General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera has been...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

On Fox News Channel’s May 2nd edition of “The Story with Martha MacCallum” was alleged, by the program host (at 2:45 in this video), that one reason we must invade Venezuela (if we will) is that “People have lost 24 pounds” there. So (her point was), if we invade, that’s not evil, it’s no coup,...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

The effort Justin Trudeau is putting into overthrowing Venezuela’s government is remarkable.

During the past 12 days the prime minister has raised the issue separately with the leaders of the EU, Spain, Japan and Cuba. On Tuesday Trudeau had a phone conversation with European Council...

Aletho News - 2019-05-11 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler · May 10, 2019 The effort Justin Trudeau is putting into overthrowing Venezuela’s government is remarkable. During the past 12 days the prime minister has raised the issue separately with the leaders of the EU, Spain, Japan and Cuba. On Tuesday Trudeau had a phone conversation...

MintPress - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version



MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb were recently joined by Matt Kennard, a journalist at the Latin American Bureau in London who was previously a reporter for the Financial Times and has written for the Guardian, the New York Times and Mother Jones.

The...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

If Venezuela becomes a Cuban Missile–like Crisis, will Trump be free to resolve it peacefully?

Stephen F. COHEN

Now in its third year, Russiagate is the worst, most corrosive, and most fraudulent political scandal in modern American history. It rests on two related core...

The Duran - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss President Trump’s relationship with his national security adviser John Bolton which appears to be on shaky ground following an embarrassing, US backed, failed coup against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro…...

Grayzone Project - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists by cutting electricity to Venezuela’s DC embassy. By Mnar…

The post MintPress, Grayzone journalists endure US govt blackout and siege at Venezuelan embassy in DC appeared first on The Grayzone.

Giza Death Star - 2019-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Talk about GMO geopolitics!  Oh... wait, that's what they're not talking about in Venezuela:  

The post NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM MAY 9 2019 appeared first on Giza Death Star.

Consortium News - 2019-05-09 - Original post - cached version

We are at the point Edward Snowden described as “turnkey tyranny.”And on Wednesday night the key was turned a bit more dramatically. Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Gerry Condon, President of Veterans For Peace, was bloodied and “taken to…

Counter Currents - 2019-05-09 - Original post - cached version

  After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition leader, Leopoldo López, who was...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-09 - Original post - cached version

After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition leader, Leopoldo López, who was...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-09 - Original post - cached version

The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that there is solid...

Aletho News - 2019-05-08 - Original post - cached version

By Robert Bridge | Strategic Culture Foundation | May 8, 2019 Like a pit bull with its favorite chew toy, the Democrats refuse to abandon the debunked ‘Russian collusion’ script, to the point where a simple phone call between Moscow and Washington triggers rabid media hysterics. When tasked to...

The Duran - 2019-05-08 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

The US has lifted sanctions from a former Venezuelan spy chief, who recently defected from President Nicolas Maduro’s side. US Vice President Mike Pence hopes this incentive will prompt others to defect as well.

Pence announced the decision to remove all sanctions...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-08 - Original post - cached version

Fred Magdoff is Professor Emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont and author of many articles including “A rational agriculture is incompatible with capitalism” (Monthly Review, March 2015) and “An ecologically sound and socially just economy” (Monthly Review, September...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-08 - Original post - cached version

Relying on the advice of neo-conservative war hawk John Bolton, pompous Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Iran-Contra scandal felon Elliott Abrams, Donald Trump has embarked on the containment encircling of Venezuela. Trump is engaged in a fool’s errand of relying on the support of fascist...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-08 - Original post - cached version

Citizen Jimmy – A David against an army of Goliaths.

Aletho News - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

By Jacob G. Hornberger | FFF | May 6, 2019 As far as I know, no evidence has yet surfaced that definitively establishes direct CIA involvement in the U.S. regime-change operation in Venezuela. But it is a virtual certainty that the CIA is directly embroiled in the operation. How do we know that...

Aletho News - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 7, 2019 A UN rights expert has slammed unilateral US sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Venezuela, saying the use of economic measures for political purposes violates human rights and international law. In a statement released on Monday, Idriss Jazairy, UN special rapporteur on the...

The Duran - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Lauren Smith…

United States activists stand with President Maduro and the people of Venezuela in resistance to Washington’s attempts at regime change. Departing Venezuelan diplomats, ordered out of the country on April 15th by the Trump administration, gave the keys to...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS could not get the required two-...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

President Trump called President Putin on the telephone on 3 May and they spoke for about an hour. The Washington Post reported Trump as saying “I thought it was a very positive conversation I had with President Putin on Venezuela.” This was in spite of the fact that when the wife of the US-...

Aletho News - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

By Whitney Webb | MintPress News | May 6, 2019 CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil...

Aletho News - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

RT | May 6, 2019 CNN took the concept of “fake news” to a whole new level with a recent report on Venezuela, in which it claimed that citizens “chose” coup leader Juan Guaido over current president Nicolas Maduro in January “elections.” In a report on Sunday’s deadly Venezuelan military...

Aletho News - 2019-05-07 - Original post - cached version

By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | May 6, 2019 This is where three years of failed Russiagate conspiracy theorizing and fixation leads you — into the arms of fanatical endless war proponent John Bolton: “John Bolton God bless you, good luck..” one can now hear on “resistance” network MSNBC prime...

Grayzone Project - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

Six CNN journalists produced an article falsely claiming US-appointed Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó was elected, before quietly issuing a…

The post Fake news: CNN falsely claims US-appointed Venezuelan coup leader Guaidó was ‘elected’ appeared first on The Grayzone.

The Anti Media - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Continuing to try to advance the US narrative that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is the “duly elected” president, CNN went to the trouble on Sunday afternoon of inventing an entire election to base this around. In the CNN report, they declared “pressure is mounting on...

MintPress - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil giants like Chevron and ExxonMobil.

Yet...

Aletho News - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

RT | May 6, 2019 Iran, which has been living under tight US sanctions for several decades, is consulting the crisis-hit Venezuela on how to overcome economic blockade and boost production, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza revealed. For several decades, Tehran “has been growing its economy under...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

May 3, 2019 — We went to visit facilities for urban food production named after Fabricio Ojeda, one of the many Venezuelan revolutionary martyrs of the last century. It is a joint effort of four communes of Catia, whose total population is about 150,000 people. It is on a hill surrounded by the...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

America’s and its allies’ violation of the U.N. Charter, in regards to their recent actions to force a regime-change upon the sovereign nation of Venezuela, are baldly, and with unambiguous clarity, in violation of one of the seven founding “Principles” that are stated in the U.N. Charter. These...

Counter Currents - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

Let’s now talk about Western’s nemesis: Russia. The Western media in general, and the French in particular, keep calling RT a deceitful tool of Kremlin’s propaganda. The only problem is that RT broadcasts shows, like CrossTalk, in which people with absolutely opposed views can debate live for...

Aletho News - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

By Ron Paul | May 6, 2019 Is President Trump about to invade Venezuela? His advisors keep telling us in ever-stronger terms that “all options are on the table” and that US military intervention to restore Venezuela’s constitution “may be necessary.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on the...

MintPress - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

Grayzone  — On April 24, six days before self-proclaimed Venezuelan “interim president” Juan Guaido’s attempt to violently overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected government alongside a handful of military defectors, the U.S. State Department published a fact sheet that boasted of...

The Duran - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

Via Back Room Buzz…

Why would MSNBC host Rachael Madcow advocate America going to war and placing our soldiers in harm’s way, rather than do whatever it takes not to?

To tweak Russian President Vladimir Putin, of course.

Maddow pointed out the difference in tone...

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