2019-02-04: Social Media Postees

Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-02-04
Pro-government supporters attend a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump in Caracas, Venezuela in 2018. (Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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On the White Supremacy of U.S. Interventions
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
As internationalists, we don't shy away from defending a people's right to determine their fate. That is why we have been so ardent in opposing the illegal U.S. intervention in Venezuela. Read and share our statement on Venezuela. (If you … | The post On the White Supremacy of U.S. Interventions appeared first on Global Research.
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Maduro Calls For Peace, Non-intervention From US
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro continued collecting signatures from citizens from across the country for a petition calling for peace and non-intervention on behalf of United States President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Uruguay Prepares to Host EU Meeting on Venezuelan Crisis | During a speech Monday at the Day of National Dignity commemoration a…
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US: Tasers Claimed 49 Lives in 2018 Through Police Violence
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
Taser death is a form of police violence that is claiming lives in the United States despite being called non-lethal, a recent Reuters report revealed. | RELATED: | Maduro Calls For Peace, Non-intervention From US | Warren Ragudo died after two Taser shocks by police intervening in a family altercation. Ramzi Saad died after a Taser shock by police during a dispute…
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Chicago: Emergency demonstration to demand, "Hands off Venezuela! Not another U.S. coup!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-04
Chicago, IL — A Chicago protest to demand an end to U.S war moves against Venezuela is set for Tuesday, February 5, 5: 30 p.m., at the Federal Plaza, (219 S. Dearborn Street.) | "The people of Venezuela are in urgent need of solidarity. Join us to stand against the blatant attempt by Trump to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela," say protest organizers. | The demonstration is being organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and is endorsed by: U.S. Palestinian Community Network, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee, Black Lives Matter – Chicago, Party for Social…
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The Venezuelan Coup and Gilets Jaunes: Great-Power Politics in a Multipolar World Order
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
The protests seen in France and the interference in the domestic politics of Venezuela highlight Western double standards, which stand in contrast to the respect for international law maintained by China, India and Russia. | In France on November 17, 2018, … | The post The Venezuelan Coup and Gilets Jaunes: Great-Power Politics in a Multipolar World Order appeared first on Global Research.
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US-led Coup in Venezuela: The Plot Thickens
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the … | The post US-led Coup in Venezuela: The Plot Thickens appeared first on Global Research.
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Roger Waters: 'LEAVE THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE ALONE'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
Musician/activist Roger Waters is calling on people to act against the ongoing United States coup d'etat of the elected Venezuelan government by taking part in an 'emergency demonstration' in front of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) located in New York City Monday. | RELATED: | Anti-War US Politicians Must Reject Venezuelan Coup: Stein | Waters sent out a tweet early Monday morning encouraging participation in a planned march in front of the U.N. building in order to s…
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Venezuela and Noam Chomsky's "We Own the World."
Gary Olson | commondreams.org | 2019-02-04
The assumption that the U.S. has the transcendent right to use any means necessary to decide the legitimacy of representation in another country seems breathtakingly arrogant. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The US Is Orchestrating a Coup in Venezuela
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-02-04
As Venezuela's second president, Simon Bolivar, noted in the 19th century, the US government continues to "plague Latin America with misery in the name of liberty." From engineering coups in Chile and Guatemala, to choreographing a troop landing at the Bay of Pigs intended to establish an exile government in Cuba, to training Latin American Read…
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Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer On US Venezuela Coup
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-04
If Guaidó comes to power and privatizes PDVSA, U.S. oil companies — with Chevron and Halliburton leading the pack — stand to make record profits in the world's most oil-rich nation, as they did in Iraq following the privatization of its national oil industry after U.S. intervention. | The post Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer On US Venezuela Coup appeared first on MintPress News.
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Make Venezuela Great Again?
Patrick Hiller | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-04
Have we not learned a thing? As the crisis in Venezuela continues to unfold, we are witnessing yet another blatant US regime-change operation "for the Venezuelan people." Of course, it would make sense to dissuade the main operators–Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, Senator Marco Rubio, or the recently appointed Special…
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Everyday life in besieged Venezuela
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2019-02-04
A young author presents intimate snapshots of ordinary life as it is lived by millions of Venezuelans during a grueling crisis fueled by deadly U.S. sanctions and coup efforts. | Source…
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Save democracy at home and abroad: Oppose Trump's Venezuela coup
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-04
The Trump administration's open coup in Venezuela continues U.S. efforts, in alliance with Venezuelan oligarchs and extreme right-wing elements among the opposition, to overthrow the United Socialist Party governing coalition that came to power with the election of Hugo Chávez as president in 1998. These include the failed coup attempt against Chávez in 2002. The …
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Trump Will Increase Iran Intelligence Gathering From Iraq
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Saturday he considers it important to keep some military forces in Iraq to watch Iran closely. | RELATED: | Iranian President Criticizes US Hegemonic Tactics in Venezuela | Trump expressed his regret for the "endless wars" held in Afghanistan and Syria. He also commented on his intention to reduce costly U.S. military presence in those countries, during a CBS interview. | However, the bellicose attitude adopted by his administration toward…
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Informe sobre la situación en Venezuela y acciones de solidaridad
Asamblea Internacional de los Pueblos | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-04
SàÉO PAULO, Brasil — Nos dirigimos a ustedes para compartirles algunos aspectos de la situación que se vive en Venezuela actualmente. La autoproclamación de Juan Guaidó, un sujeto desconocido hasta hace unas semanas, se basa en el no reconocimiento de las elecciones en las que el pueblo eligió democráticamente a Nicolás Maduro como el Presidente …
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Italy Vetoed EU Recognition of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
Rome has effectively derailed an EU statement meant to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader if President Nicolas Maduro fails to set up snap elections, a Five Star Movement source confirmed to RT. | Italy announced the veto at an | … | The post Italy Vetoed EU Recognition of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump's Illegal Regime Change Operation Will Kill More Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-04
If Russia, China, and North Korea decided to recognize Nancy Pelosi as the president of the United States, would Americans go along with that? I mean, the ones who don't like Trump, think he is a real threat to the country, or even not a legitimately elected president? I don't think so. But Trump, his…
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US Tightens the Noose on Venezuela: Will the Coup Succeed?
Jorge Martin, Marxist | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-04
Jorge Martin looks at the prospects that Guaido's coup d'état has at achieving its goals.
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Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
Alfred de Zayas | mronline.org | 2019-02-04
The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, on his mission to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Ecuador, pursuant to Council resolution 36/4. | Source…
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Venezuela Speaks Out Against the Coup
Various | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-04
VA brings you a collation of local voices opposing US-efforts to topple the government.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14273

Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-04
A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela have been closed accused of "influencing domestic audiences."
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New Yorkers rally against Trump's Venezuela coup
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-04
NEW YORK–Two actions were held here last weekend in opposition to Trump's efforts to overthrow the democratically-elected government of President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. Several groups came together Saturday, January 26 in Union Square and on 38th Street and Lexington, opposite the Cuban mission to the United Nations. "My family is from Peru–Andean people, of …
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The U.S. Is Orchestrating a Venezuelan Coup in Plain Sight
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-04
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and more appear bent on appeasing American oil interests, even if it means violating international law. | The post The U.S. Is Orchestrating a Venezuelan Coup in Plain Sight appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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John Bolton's Plan to Starve Millions of Venezuelans into Submission
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
It is true that some of Venezuela's economic problems are due to the ineptitudes of the Bolivarian government's "socialist command" economy, but this overlooks the role played by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union. | Over the … | The post John Bolton's Plan to Starve Millions of Venezuelans into Submission appeared first on Global Research.
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Canada's Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
What should the leader of Canada's left wing party say about what's happening in Venezuela? Here are a few suggestions: "Canada should respect international law in its dealings with Venezuela." Or, "Canada shouldn't select the president of Venezuela." How about, … | The post Canada's Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Spanish Socialist Party government backs US-led coup in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-04
The Venezuelan coup is exposing the PSOE government and its pro-imperialist ally, the pseudo-left Podemos party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/04/spai…

Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-04
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris reports from the ground in Caracas about Saturday's pro- and anti-government marches, highlighting their peacefulness and equal size | The post Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela appeared first on The Real News Network.
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US issues new threats of war for oil against Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-04
A military intervention in Venezuela–population 30 million–could kill hundreds of thousands or even millions of people and transform Latin America into an imperialist slaughterhouse.
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Venezuela Primer Pt. 1: Why Did Venezuelans Elect Hugo Chávez?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-04
Over and over again US media outlets make the claim that Venezuela was the "jewel of Latin America" before Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998 and that his election marked the country's downfall. In part 1 of this Venezuela primer, on the 20th anniversary of Chavez first taking office on February 2, 1999, we look… | The post Venezuela Primer Pt. 1: Why Did Venezuelans Elect Hugo Chávez? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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WSJ Confirms: Trump-Appointed Venezuela Coup Leader Plans Neoliberal Capitalist Shock Therapy
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-03
Venezuela's US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó plans to privatize state assets and give foreign corporations access to oil, the Wall… | The post WSJ Confirms: Trump-Appointed Venezuela Coup Leader Plans Neoliberal Capitalist Shock Therapy appeared first on The Grayzone.
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Twelve step method to conduct regime change
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-02-03
What happened to Chile in 1973 is precisely what the United States has attempted to do in many other countries of the Global South. The most recent target for the US government–and Western big business–is Venezuela. | Source…
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Colombia's ELN Free 3 Helicopter Prisoners
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-03
Colombia's ELN fighters have freed three civilian helicopter crew members captured more than three weeks ago, the country's high peace commissioner said on Sunday. | RELATED: | Violence Displaces 700+ Indigenous, Afro-Colombians in Tumaco | The men — Maxwell Joya, Carlos Quiceno and Julio Diaz — were captured by the National Liberation Army (ELN) on Jan. 11, in the Hacari area of northeastern Norte de Santander province. | The rebels said last month they had burned th…
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Nicolas Maduro Visits Navy, Gives Message of Unity And Strength
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-03
The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro said Sunday that the Bolivarian Republic is the cradle of Latin American freedom and dignity," while addressing troops at the Naval Apostadero de Turiamo, in the state of Aragua. | RELATED: | Venezuela Human Rights NGO Reports No Repression During Marches | "Today the future of Venezuela is decided: if it becomes one more star of the United States flag or if it will continue to fly its eight tricolor stars," said the president. | "You…
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Canada Denies teleSUR Press Credentials for Lima Group Meeting
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-03
The Canadian government denied media outlets, like teleSUR, whose mission it is to provide news from the Global South, from covering the latest self-styled Lima Group meeting that will take place in Ottawa, Canada's capital. | RELATED | 5 Facts Exposing Hypocrisy of Right-wing Gov'ts on Venezuela | The government did not provide any reasoning for the denial of Lima Group meeting access, but has recently been called out for limiting press freedom within the country based on the pr…
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Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-03
Nearly 2,000 pro-Venezuelan Twitter accounts have been removed for "engaging in a state-backed influence campaign," the social media company said in a blog post on Thursday. | RELATED: | Canada Denies teleSUR Press Credentials for Lima Group Meeting | A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela suspected of attempting to "influence domestic audiences" w…
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Uruguay Prepares to Host EU Meeting on Venezuelan Crisis
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-03
European Union representatives will meet in Montevideo on February 7 to discuss the political situation in Venezuela, Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez confirmed Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Pressured Spain Gov't to Support US-Backed Coup in Venezuela: Report | On January 31, Federica Mogherini, head of the international delegation, gave eight undecided EU member countries and its South American partners a deadline of 90 days to "reach a positive decision"
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UK Schedules Deportation of 50 Windrush Victims to Jamaica
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-03
The first charter flight to Jamaica since the Windrush scandal will be taking off with 50 Commonwealth-born Britains on board, the U.K. Home Office confirmed Saturday. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn Rejects US, UK Gov'ts Intervention in Venezuela | Despite criticism from campaign groups, officials say the first round of Windrush victims will be deported on Feb. 6 followed by several others later this month. Last April, thousands of migrants responsible for the reconstruction of the U…
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Trump confirms use of US military in Venezuela among 'options' on table
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-03
The option of sending the US military to Venezuela is on the table, while talking to President Nicolas Maduro is not, President Donald Trump said in an interview on Sunday. | …
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High stakes for the Venezuelan working class
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-02
Chicago, IL – The contradictions at the heart of Venezuelan society have burst asunder. A fierce struggle is now underway to determine the foundations of the country's future. The Venezuelan bourgeoisie have wholeheartedly decided that they are willing to endure civil war and foreign invasion so long as it leads to the repression of the upright masses. The working class and other popular sectors, meanwhile, can no longer tolerate the economic suffering inflicted upon them from the business owners, and are ready to do battle against any invaders that seek to return their class enemies to power. | From this st…
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Canada's Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela
Yves Engler — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-02
Canada's New Democratic Party has failed to take a principled stand against the Trudeau government's pro-US regime change agenda in Venezuela, argues Yves Engler.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14290

Europe's interest in FETàñ
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-02
The European countries are almost competing with each other for the opportunity to take under their protection the Gàºlenists who fled from Turkey after the attempted coup d'etat on July 15. One gets the feeling that soon they will start organizing promotions to attract Gàºlen's followers and grant them citizenship. After the failure of the […] | The post Europe's interest in FETàñ appeared first on United World International.
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European Parliament backs US-led coup in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The European powers' support for a brazen US coup in Latin America underscores that they are no less ruthless in their assertion of their predatory imperialist interests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/02/euro…

La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-01
Por Dan Cohen y Max Blumenthal Juan Guaidó es el producto de un proyecto de una década supervisado por los… | The post La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-01
The responses from members of Congress painted a shocking picture of ignorance, hypocrisy, and bipartisan consent for the Trump administration's… | The post VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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A week of U.S. war moves against Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-01
Chicago, IL – One week ago, on January 23, a new stage in the Bolivarian Revolution began. The U.S. government and its lackey regimes in Latin America, the so-called "Lima Group," broke international law and ignored the Venezuelan Constitution by declaring Juan Guaidó – leader of the far-right People's Will Party – the legitimate president of Venezuela, and pompously demanding Nicolás Maduro's resignation. | Defiant as always, millions of people across Venezuela came out in support of their revolution, condemning Guaidó as a usurper and an imperialist pawn. In an address to thousands of revolutionaries…
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UPDATED Venezuela: US Rejects Calls for Dialogue Ahead of Dueling Marches
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-01
Draconian US sanctions and calls for dialogue set the stage for pro- and anti-government marches this weekend.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14282

Sorting Through the Lies About Venezuela
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Challenging United States hegemony is never an easy course. A county need not be socialist — it is enough to either voice aspirations toward socialism, or merely demonstrate a pattern of not doing as Washington dictates. So here we go again, this time with Venezuela. Ironically for a country that the corporate media insistently claims…
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What Bernie Sanders Could Learn From Venezuela
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Bernie Sanders, we hear, is interested in running for President in 2020. Bernie has once again shot himself in the foot before the starter's gun goes off. Sanders best known Trump-like statement was calling Venezuelan revolutionary President Hugo Chavez "a dead communist dictator." Now Sanders, while bucking the establishment on regime change in Venezuela, remains…
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Trump's Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
Michael Hudson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The end of America's unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its violent regime change warfare against Venezuela and Syria — and threatening other countries with sanctions if they do not join this crusade — is driving European and other nations to create their alternative financial institutions. | This break has been building for quite some time, and was bound to occur. But who would have thought that…
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