2019-03-04: Social Media Postees

[VIDEO] Peoples' Assembly calls for global action on March 16 against imperialist intervention in Venezuela
V. Arun Kumar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-04
The four-day International Peoples' Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, which concluded on February 27, has called for mobilizations across the world for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade. The assembly was attended by around 500 delegates from five continents, representing 181 people's movements and organizations.
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John Bolton Defends Monroe Doctrine as Juan Guaido Lobs New Threats at Venezuela Gov't
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido is to return to the country on March, 4 to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government. In returning he is risking arrest, as he was prohibited from leaving the country by the Venezuelan Supreme Court.
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Protesting Colombian Nearly Loses Eye At Hands Of Police
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
At least 18 demonstrators were injured by the Colombian anti-riot police (Esmad) late last week in the town of Popayan as a general strike continues against the state's failure to complete a 2013 resolution to bring land reform and economic development to the region wracked by violence and high income inequality. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | According to the president of the Association of Educational Institutes and Workers of Cauca (Asoinca)…
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Did Bolton Blow North Korea?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
President Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un last week was criticized by both parties in Washington long before Air Force One even touched down in Hanoi. Washington's political class seemed terrified that the nearly 70 year state …
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Understanding How Canadian Diplomats Shape the News
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
Canadian diplomats abroad seek to shape coverage of their work. And the more nefarious their actions the harder they toil to "spin" what they're doing as something positive. During a recent interview Real News Network founder Paul Jay described how Canadian officials in Caracas attempted to shape his views of the country's politics. Jay noted:…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/understandin…

Crocodile Tears for Venezuela: From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years of misrule and corruption have wrecked the Venezuelan economy and that the actions of the…
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Did Bernie Sanders' Critique of U.S. Policy in Venezuela Go Far Enough?
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
The Vermont senator hasn't called Maduro a dictator, but neither has he demanded an end to sanctions. Progressive journalists weigh in.
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Watch | The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
As you watch this video, nearly 40 million Americans are experiencing poverty. Every single penny spent on meddling in Latin American affairs instead of American healthcare, education, jobs, and infrastructure is an attack on the poor and working class of this country.
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Venezuela and the Long History of U.S. Imperialism
Jacob F. Lee | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
In April 1846, U.S. Army Colonel Seth Thornton led 80 dragoons toward the Rio Grande. Just above the river, they encountered 1,600 Mexican cavalrymen heading north from Matamoros. The Mexican cavalry quickly overpowered the much smaller U.S. force. Eleven Americans were killed, and forty-nine others were captured. When President James K. Polk received news of…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/venezuela-an…

Juan Guaido Arrived in Venezuela Without Obstacles
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
The Venezuelan lawmaker and self-proclaimed "interim president", Juan Guaido arrived at the Maiquetia airport Monday without any obstacles. | RELATED: | Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido on His 'Regional Tour' | The opposition lawmaker was banned from leaving the country as an investigation is going on over his attempt to usurp governmental po…
telesurenglish.net/news/Juan-Guaido-Arri…

The Coup in Venezuela, Explained
Aaron Bastani | zcomm.org | 2019-03-04
Sanctions and oil prices are to blame for the country's economic plight, while it boasts a far greater tradition of democracy than critics often realize let alone dare to admit…
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Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
In just under six minutes, the grandson of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende (murdered in a US-sponsored coup), tells the real story on Venezuela. | You'll never see Pablo Allende on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. The American people–mostly …
globalresearch.ca/pablo-allende-truth-ab…

February 2019 — crisis in Venezuela, Kim and Trump, India and Pakistan
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-04
Europe Munich Security Conference On February 15-16, an international security conference was held in Munich. Many world leaders did not attend: the most senior and influential figure was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The conference organizers noted the collapse of the unipolar system and the transition of the world to an era of competition between great …
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Elliott Abrams, Washington's 'new' Cold Warrior, plots regime change in Caracas
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-04
The Trump administration set a 23 February deadline for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to bow to U.S. demands and cede power to self-appointed "president" Juan Guaidó. | Source…
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The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It Has Only Isolated Itself
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-04
(VA Op-ed) — It is no secret that the United States has long been plotting regime change in Venezuela. For over 18 months President Trump has been publicly floating a military invasion of the country. At a speech in Florida President Trump recently announced "the days of socialism and communism are numbered in Venezuela" ominously stating "one day soon we are …

The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It Has Only Isolated Itself.

As Guaidó Returns to Venezuela, Pence Threatens 'Swift Response' If Opposition Leader Arrested
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
Leader of right-wing opposition—attempting to overthrow the elected government with the help of the Trump administration—claims it "would be a coup d'√©tat" if he was detained | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders on Venezuela — Does His Critique of US Policy Go Far Enough?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-04
At the CNN town hall, Sanders opposed U.S. intervention in Venezuela, refused to call Maduro a dictator, or recognize Guaido, but he didn't call for an end to sanctions — with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay…
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Rethink Activism in the Face of Catastrophic Biological Collapse
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
"It may be that when we no longer know what to do, | we have come to our real work | and when we no longer know which way to go, | we have begun our real journey. | The mind that is not baffled is not employed. | The impeded stream is the one that sings." | ? Wendell BerryThis is a hard piece to write, partly because we, too, are baffled. Environmental collapse, coupled with living in the sixth mass extinction, are new territory. We are still in the process of confronting the reality of living with the prospect of an unlivable planet. These thoughts…
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Warning About False Flag Operations Against Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Together with Venezuela's opposition, the United States government is planning a new false flag operation along the Colombian border, socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Freddy Bernal, said Sunday. | RELATED: | Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido on His 'Regional Tour' | "I have direct information from officers of the Colombian National Police that other attacks are coming along the Colombian-Venezuelan border and they are tryin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Warning-About-Fa…

The Worldwide Struggle Against Fascism: A Conversation with Nestor Kohan (Part 2)
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-03
An important Latin American political theorist argues that right-wing "internationalism" requires a leftist response that also reaches beyond national boundaries.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14362

Is a Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?
James Jordan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren't conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the …
globalresearch.ca/foreign-military-inter…

Bolsonaro's Hate Speech Inspires Tribal Land Invasions: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Ten days after Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, witnesses say dozens of men invaded protected Indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon, to claim their stake on Indigneous people's land. | RELATED: | Brazil Minister: Indigenous People Don't Need Access to Land, Pushes Neoliberal Reform | Inspired…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaros-Hate-…

Indigenous Groups Invite Ivan Duque to Address Rights Violation
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Colombian Indigenous organizations are inviting President Ivan Duque to visit their communities in Cauca to witness the lack of territorial, environmental, and democratic rights in the region. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | In a letter addressed to the head of state, a dozen Indigenous groups wrote, "This discussion wit…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indigenous-Group…

US wants 'broad' regime-change coalition on Venezuela — Bolton
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States will form "as broad a coalition" as possible to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bolton went on to call for a "completely democratic hemisphere." | …
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We are the invisible. We are the invincible. We will overcome
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-03-02
The mood in Caracas (Venezuela) is sombre. It appears that the attempted coup against the government that began on 23 January is now substantially over (as the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tells me). | Source…
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The Venezuela crisis and realpolitik
Alfred de Zayas | mronline.org | 2019-03-02
As heads of government, democratically entrusted with safeguarding the welfare of all Venezuelans, Chavez and Maduro bear overall responsibility for the economic crisis, but they are not alone. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/02/the-venezuela-cr…

Shocker: "Humanitarian Aid" Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-02
(CJ Opinion) — So, you might want to sit down for this, but believe it or not it appears that the US government is using the fallout from its "humanitarian aid" performance to justify further sanctions against the Venezuelan government. I know, I know. I'm just as shocked as you are. "This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order …

Shocker: “Humanitarian Aid” Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela

US Promises to Defend Philippines Against China in South China Sea
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-02
(ANTIWAR.COM) — In comments on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US still considers the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty to be fully intact, and would adhere to it in the event Philippines forces come under fire in the South China Sea. US officials have repeatedly made clear that they intend to support the Philippines militarily …
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Canada's Hypocritical Double-Standard on Haiti and Venezuela
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-02
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is supporting Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, who has lost all legitimacy, if he ever had any, and at the same time it is in the forefront in opposing Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who had a more legitimate election and has more supporters, says Yves Engler…
therealnews.com/stories/canadas-hypocrit…

Protesters meet with brutal police repression in Cauca, Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/01/protester…

Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the UN Security Council meeting on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-01
Let us call things by their proper names: this is not humanitarian aid. If the U.S. had really wanted to help the people of Venezuela, they would have acted via UN agencies accredited in the country, as other states successfully do. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/01/statement-by-per…

U.S. uses humanitarian assistance to hide regime change efforts in Venezuela
Kenny Coyle | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-01
The choreographed provocations on Venezuela's borders this past week highlight an often overlooked component of the U.S.-orchestrated regime change machine–USAid (United States Agency for International Development). Its motto, "From the American People," usually stamped on containers bound for conflict zones, might more accurately be read as "From the U.S. State Department" as USAID functions as …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-uses-humani…

Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot — The Nation | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue, Mark Weisbrot argues.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14360

Who is the real culprit behind Venezuela's political turmoil?
Celina della Croce | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The US-led intervention in Venezuela–hiding behind a pretext of humanitarianism–follows a long pattern of economic policies and covert operations in the country and in the region that seek to protect the economic interests of the United States and Europe…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/01/who-is-th…

The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It has Only Isolated Itself
Alan MacLeod — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
Alan MacLeod examines how Trump team's increasingly hare-brained schemes at trying to overthrow the government are backfiring.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14359

Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series
Ken Silverstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
I just got back from Venezuela and I'll be writing a lot about the country next week. Virtually everything you read or see about the country in the U.S. media is a lie. And to be clear, I don't mean skewed or misleading or incomplete, I mean a lie. For example, people in Venezuela are not starving — at least very few are, if any — nor is the country a dictatorship.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/caracas-chro…

Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was on assignment in Havana for William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal to illustrate Spanish atrocities against Cubans. He sent a telegram to Hearst, noting: "Everything is quiet. There is no trouble. There will be no war. I wish to return." Hearst replied: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war."
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/remember-the…

Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-01
Media…
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U.S. Rep. Opposes Military Intervention in Venezuela and Recognition of Guaidó
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
U.S. Congressmember Andriano Espaillat (D-NY 13th) calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela and critiques the double standard of U.S. policy, which calls for democracy in Venezuela yet is in bed with anti-democratic right wing governments in Central America — with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/espaillat-oppose…

Australians say 'Hands off Venezuela'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
More than 30 activists, supporters and members of the Latin American community rallied outside the United States Embassy in Canberra on February 23 as part of a global day of action against US-led aggression towards the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | With chants of "Hands Off Venezuela!" and "No More Pinochets!", the crowd expressed its solidarity with Venezuela's pro-poor Bolivarian Revolution, led by President Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. | In recent months, the US has intensified its long-running campaign of diplomatic pressure, economic attacks and threats of military interv…
greenleft.org.au/content/australians-say-hands-off-venezuela

Venezuela and American Manifest Destiny — Gerald Horne
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
A core concept of "Americanism" is the belief that the United States has a God given right to control all of the Americas in the name of democracy and freedom–but in reality, for plunder and commercial interest — historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-and-am…

"The Korean People Want Peace": Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon enrichment facility–an important North Korean nuclear site. We speak with Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/peace_act…

Waking up to War Against Venezuela
Antonio Carty | zcomm.org | 2019-02-28
We the people should stop trusting the same 'journalists' that cajoled us into the invasion of Iraq, Libya, ect. Large numbers of us protested then, perhaps we now sulk that if our protests didn't stop it then, why should we try again? But we have got to wake up, instead of waiting for another huge Read…
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Headlines for February 28, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
Trump Walks Away from Summit as North Korea Demands End to Sanctions, Michael Cohen Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Criminal Acts, Pakistan to Return Downed Fighter Pilot Amid Tensions with India, Russia Developing New Missiles as U.S. Withdraws from INF Treaty, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets Brazil's Bolsonaro, No Mention of Yemen or Khashoggi Murder as Jared Kushner Meets Saudi Prince, State Department Will Not Intervene in Saudi Hit-and-Run Murder Case, House Passes Bill to Toughen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, House Democrats Unveil Medicare-for-All Legislation, North Carolina: GOP…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/headlines

Venezuela: US Resolution Fails at UNSC as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-28
Opposition leader Guaido may face arrest if he tries to get back into Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14358

Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | thenation.com | 2019-02-28
Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans…
thenation.com/article/venezuela-sanction…

Venezuelans Who Oppose Nicolas Maduro Say Trump Wants To Control Venezuela's Resources
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-28
In an affluent part of Caracas, TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris discusses Venezuela's crisis with ordinary Venezuelans…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelans-who-…

John Pilger: The war on Venezuela is built on lies
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-28
Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming cooperative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto. | "What did her words say?" I asked. | "That we are proud," was the reply. | The applause for her merged with the arrival of Chavez. Under one arm he carried a satchel bursting with books. He wore his big red shirt and greeted people by name, stopping to listen. What struck me was his capacity to listen. | But now he re…
greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-war-venezuela-built-lies

CARICOM Reiterates Support for Peaceful Resolution in Venezuela
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-27
As political and economic events unfold in various countries in the region, including Haiti, Venezuela, and Guyana, the 15-member group aims to de-escalate tensions.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14353

Letter from the Hampton Institute
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-27
In all of the talk about Venezuela, many are missing the real conversation that should be had. Naturally, after being subjected to sensationalist and heavily-biased media reports, most Americans frame the situation in terms of "dictatorship," "humanitarian crisis," and "U.S. intervention." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/26/103638/

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