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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…

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,...

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