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

 

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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…

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...

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