2019-03-10: Social Media Postees

Light And Electricity Return To Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-10
After three days of little light and power outage in Venezuela, the country's electrical system is starting to return, particularly in the capital of Caracas. | RELATED: | Venezuelans March Against Attack on Electric Grid System in Anti-imperialist Day | A cyber attack perpetrated Thursday against the El Guri hydroelectric plant control system left the Venezuelan population without electricity since then. | But photographs from teleSUR correspondents on the g…
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Venezuela: Claims Of Hospital Deaths During Outage: 'False'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-10
Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez says it is "false" that there were 79 deaths in hospitals across Venezuela as a result of the country's electrical attack as many mainstream media are reporting. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage | "Seventy nine deaths. This is false," declared Rodriguez in a Friday press conference. | "This is false because President Maduro already had already installed a generator system in all…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Claims…

Reasons For a War? US Dominates Global Arms Industry: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-09
Many analysts question the motives behind the United State's alleged "humanitarian efforts" in Venezuela and its determination to keep all options- including a military invasion- "on the table." However, the U.S.'s leading position in the "top 100" global arms industry, as reported by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in a December study, may have something to do with it. | RELATED: | US Plans to Deliver Arms to Venezuelan Opposition, Russia Warns | A…
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Participants of International Peoples' Assembly face repression, intimidation
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-09
Several participants of the Assembly faced acts of intimidation and repression by migratory officials during their trips to and from Venezuela. A journalist was deported on the way to country from Panama…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/09/participa…

Venezuelans March Against Intervention, Electric System Attack
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-09
Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets Saturday to march against interventionism in the country, as part of the celebrations of the national Bolivarian Anti-imperialist Day. | RELATED: | Venezuelans Go About Their Day as Power Gradually Restored | The march started at 09: 00 a.m. local time from the headquarters of Venezuela's TV Channel 8 and it mobilized down Av. Libertador de Caracas to the Presidential Palace of Miraflores, where President Nicolas Maduro and the countries…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelans-Marc…

'Stay True to Chavismo,' Maduro Says as Blackout Continues
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-09
During a speech in Caracas, Sunday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro encouraged citizens to stay true to Chavismo and the soverienty of Venezuela as the 24-hour, nationwide U.S.-backed blackout continues. | RELATED: | Venezuelans March Against Attack on Electric Grid System in Anti-imperialist Day | "We will liberate the electrical…
telesurenglish.net/news/Stay-True-to-Cha…

Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-09
Jorge Rodriguez showed evidence of the participation of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in the sabotage of the electrical system that left the country without service for more than 24 hours. | *** | The Vice President of Communication, Tourism and Culture of | …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-denounces-us…

Corporate Media "Presstitutes" Turn Blind Eye to UN Report on Venezuela
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-09
Don't you think something is fishy when the presstitutes orchestrate a fake news "humanitarian crisis" in Venezuela, but totally ignore the real humanitarian crises in Yemen and Gaza? | Don't you think something is really very rotten when the expert, Alfred …
globalresearch.ca/corporate-media-presst…

Another Failed Coup in Venezuela?
George Ciccariello-Maher | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-09
If you repeat your own lies enough–so goes the apocryphal Goebbels quote–you start to believe them yourself. For two decades, the Venezuelan opposition and its supporters in Washington have smeared Hugo Chávez and now his successor, Nicolás Maduro, as …
globalresearch.ca/failed-coup-venezuela/…

Plane Crash Kills 14 in Colombia Including a Municipal Mayor
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-09
A small plane DC-3 crashed Saturday in the central department (state) of Meta in Colombia. The accident happened while the pilot was trying an emergency landing at the airport of Villavicencio. | RELATED: | Nepal: Helicopter Crash Kills Tourism Minister, 6 Others | Authorities from the Civil Aviation confirmed that all 14 occupants of the Latinoamericana de Serv…
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Regional strike in Cauca, Colombia enters twelfth day despite violent police repression
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-09
In response to the demands of the people for dialogue on implementing state promises in education and agriculture, the government has unleashed special police units which have arrested many and injured dozens…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/09/regional-…

FIFA can afford to close pay gap — but won't
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-09
When world football executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that US$753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. | That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3 million that football's world governing body has invested in projects between 2016 and 2018. | Four years since police raided the hotel and offices of football officials and FIFA's Zurich headquarters in 2015 in a scandal that threatened the organisation's existence, FIFA is awash with cash. | People with knowledge of FIFA's finances…
greenleft.org.au/content/fifa-can-afford-close-pay-gap-%E2%80%93-won%E2%80%99t

A Peaceful, Democratic Solution to Venezuela's Crisis Requires Fact-based Analysis and Advocacy
Washington Office on Latin America | commondreams.org | 2019-03-08
With the backing of the Trump administration, opposition leader Juan Guaid√≥ declared himself "interim president" earlier this year. (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela in the US Press – Interviews with Chesa Boudin, Dan Beeton, Laura Carlsen, Mark Weisbrot, Miguel Tinker Salas and Alfredo Lopez
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-08
Media…
fair.org/home/venezuela-in-the-us-press/

Nationwide Blackout In Venezuela -Venezuelanalysis On the Ground Coverage Affected
Katrina Kozarek, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-08
Venezuela suffered a nationwide blackout in the afternoon on Thursday, March 7. Government officials denounce sabotage and promise to restore the country to 100 percent electrical service over the coming hours. | On the ground reporters for Venezuelanalysis.com currently without means of presenting updates until electricity is restored.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14373

Washington's Escalation for Venezuela's Oil
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-08
If we listen to Washington's threats to Venezuela there is always a military component to everything they do to undermine the legitimate Maduro government. "All options are on the table", is the repeated slogan that is now also heard from the self-appointed "president", Juan Guaidó, as if he were referring to another country and not…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/08/washingtons-…

Canadian support for intervention in Venezuela
Faiz Ahmed | mronline.org | 2019-03-08
The Liberal Party of Canada is ensnared in a scandal alleging high-level government intervention to shield a major engineering firm from criminal prosecution over its practices abroad. The timing of the scandal is note worthy. It has emerged after a high profile role taken by the governing Liberals in destabilizing Venezuela. Looking at the firms […] | Source…
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Regime change is urgently needed…in Washington
Andre Vltchek | mronline.org | 2019-03-08
It is not Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Iran that are in dire and crucial need of 'regime change'. It is the United States of America, it is the entire European Union; in fact, the entire West. | Source…
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Venezuela Wins Round One Against the Empire
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-08
Havana. The clash between Venezuela and the Empire last weekend ended with a humiliating defeat for Elliott Abrams, the alleged designer of the operation. What the neocons initially planned may never be known, but what is known is that they could not culminate in an invasion or another false flag operation. The most notable facet…
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U.S. Gears Up for War on Venezuela
Jeff Mackler | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-08
The relentless U.S. imperial beast has embarked on a full-scale, openly declared, bipartisan regime-change war aimed at overthrowing Venezuela's democratically elected government headed by President Nicolás Maduro. Top U.S. officials–from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser John Bolton and special envoy Elliot Abrams of Iran/Contra infamy, to Democratic House Speaker Nancy…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/08/u-s-gears-up…

The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-08
The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; and the existential dangers of nuclear weapons, climate change, and mass extinction. But beneath the surface of all these crises, human society faces an underlying, unresolved conflict about who or what…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/08/the-conflict…

Senator Marco Rubio: US Must Initiate Widespread Unrest in Venezuela
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-08
During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday, Republican chairman Marco Rubio condemned Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro as a "clear danger" and a "threat to the national security of the U.S." As was to be expected, the hearing was filled with plenty of threats and talk of flipping "military elites" and enforcing tougher sanctions. | But perhaps unexpected was just how out in the open and brazen Rubio's own admissions of how far he's willing to go in promoting regime change in Caracas…
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Women's Day 2019: From Afghanistan to Syria: Women's Rights, War Propaganda and the CIA
Julie Lévesque | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-08
Western heads of state, UN officials, military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to the yoke of the Taliban.
globalresearch.ca/from-afghanistan-to-sy…

'Grand alliance' threatens Venezuela
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
Capitalist party politics in the United States remains in turmoil. There are investigations into President Donald Trump's alleged collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 elections, and into his corrupt business practices on one side, and Trump's mobilisation of his white racist base on the other. Republicans and Democrats are at each other's throats. Factionalism exists in both parties. | It may seem surprising, then, that almost all Democratic members of Congress are joining with the likes of Donald Trump, Mike Pence, John Bolton and Elliot Abrams in support of the Washington-organised attempt to overthrow the g…
greenleft.org.au/content/%E2%80%98grand-alliance%E2%80%99-threatens-venezuela

'NSW not for sale!'
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
"NSW not for sale!" was one of the chants at a Fix NSW rally on March 3, 20 days out from the state election. It expressed a common element in NSW government projects that have sparked resistance from numerous communities and trade unions. | Giant banners featuring the face of Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the words "$elling NSW" were the backdrop to speeches from Raymond Weatherall from Fighting In Resistance Equally, the coalition that organised the huge Invasion Day march on January 26; Jean Hinchliffe and Daisy Jeffrey from the Student Strike 4 Climate; Julie Lyford from Groundswell Gloucester; Deput…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-not-sale

End Venezuela Sanctions Says Rep. Ro Khanna and 15 Progressive Democrats
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-08
16 progressive members of Congress sent a letter to the Trump administration, demanding an end to economic sanctions and to military threats against Venezuela. We speak to Rep. Ro Khanna, who led the initiative…
therealnews.com/stories/end-venezuela-sa…

Why a Wall Street Banker Joined Venezuela's Revolution
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-07
Venezuelan financial analyst Juan Carlos Peraza explains why he gave up a lucrative job as a Wall Street banker and…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/07/wall-street-b…

Trump and the Venezuelan Opposition Have Much in Common
Steve Ellner, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-07
Political analyst Steve Ellner draws the parallels between Trump and the Venezuelan opposition.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14371

Trump and the Venezuelan Opposition Have Much in Common
Steve Ellner | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-07
Michael Cohen's statement last Wednesday that he fears Trump would not concede defeat in the 2020 elections has sparked concern about the breakdown of basic rules of democratic electoral politics. Indeed, as far back as the 2016 presidential elections, Trump refused to vow that he would recognize the official results if Hillary Clinton were to be declared the winner. Obama responded by saying " that is dangerous.
mintpressnews.com/trump-venezuela-opposi…

Who benefits from American "aid" to the Middle East?
Aboulfotouh Kandil | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-07
There is a lot more to American "aid" to Middle East countries, paid for by the taxpayers of the U.S., than at first meets the eye. Of course, this can be said of U.S. aid to a lot of places. Most recently we see convoys of trucks carrying "aid" to Venezuela being used, in effect, …
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Another Failed Coup in Venezuela?
George Ciccariello-Maher, In These Times | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-07
George Ciccariello-Maher dissects the failing US-backed coup in Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14372

An Open Letter to the Washington Office on Latin America About Its Stance on US Effort to Overthrow Venezuelan Government
Collective | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-06
Noam Chomsky, Greg Grandin, Sujatha Fernandes and others express "serious concerns" over WOLA's stance regarding the ongoing US-led regime-change efforts in Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14368

On the 88th Anniversary of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV)
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-06
The following statement was published today, March 5, by the Communist Party of Venezuela and was written by Freddy Subdiaga, a Party leader in the state of Anzoátegui. The statement was written in Spanish and translated by Fight Back! staff. | This March 5, 2019, when our Venezuelan nation faces the most criminal U.S.-European imperialism stalking humanity, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) will be completing 88 years of combat for the emancipation of the working class from capitalism, the system of the exploiter; guided by the scientific methods of Marxism-Leninism and the integral thinking of the Liberato…
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Trump Renews Venezuela Emergency Decree as Maduro Dismisses Guaido Threat
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-06
Guaido has also called for a public sector strike to pressure Maduro, but details on the timing and who will take part remain unclear.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14369

'The Violence Elliott Abrams Supported Is Unspeakable' – CounterSpin interview with Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-03-06
Janine Jackson interviewed Jonathan Schwarz about Elliott Abrams for the March 1, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Anger in Turkey as Melania Trump Visits Oklahoma School Linked to Turkish Dissident
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-03-06
In what sounds like an example of life imitating "Veep," first lady Melania Trump's visit to a school in Oklahoma this week might have accidentally triggered an international incident after reporters in Turkey revealed that the school was founded by followers of a dissident Turkish cleric who Turkey's government blames for an attempted coup in 2016.. @FLOTUS is taking "Be Best" on the road! Her three-state tour began at Dove School of Discovery to…
theintercept.com/2019/03/06/turks-ask-me…

Venezuela Update: Guaidó Returns, US Continues Threats
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-06
Self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó returned to Venezuela without incident, despite having violated a travel ban. NSC chair John Bolton continued his threats against Maduro, warning him not to arrest Guaidó and reaffirming the US's right to intervene in Latin America…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-update…

Revolution in Venezuela: what is really happening?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-05
On February 23, Venezuela broke diplomatic and political relations with Colombia. In addition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave the staff of the Colombian Embassy in Caracas 24 hours to leave Venezuela. At the same time, Venezuela temporarily closed three bridges on the border with Colombia. The decision was taken after it came to light that …
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Venezuela — Interview with Union Leader Stalin Pérez Borges: It Will Be Very Difficult to Defeat Us
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-05
In this conversation with the union leader, he examines the current conjuncture and the working class struggle in the Caribbean nation.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14363

VIDEO: The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained
Kei Pritsker | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-05
Washington's claim that Venezuela's government has refused humanitarian aid is a gigantic lie. Kei Pritsker explains how the US deployed…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/05/watch-the-us-…

Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-03-05
by Alan MacLeod | Corporate media have always attacked leftists for their positions on Venezuela, a country consistently demonized and misrepresented in the US press (FAIR.org, 6/1/02, 11/1/05, 4/1/13, 2/22/19). But with President Donald Trump's lat…
fair.org/home/venezuela-baiting-how-medi…

VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Searches for Communist Dictatorship at Venezuelan Luxury Mall
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-04
The Grayzone investigated Venezuela's "humanitarian crisis" in a luxury mall in a rich pro-opposition neighborhood in Caracas, where he looked…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/04/max-blumentha…

No to the Invasion of Venezuela!
The Jamaica Peace Council | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
The Jamaica Peace Council (JPC) denounces the US President Donald Trump's Administration's recent sanctions — freezing of assets, acts of provocation and military aggression — against the people of Venezuela. These actions are in alarming violation of international law and the fundamental principles of human rights and national sovereignty.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14365

Guaido Returns to Venezuela amid US Threats Against Maduro
Lucas Koerner & Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
Despite entering Venezuela without obstruction, Guaido made no announcements of concrete next steps in his effort to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14366

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 …
uwidata.com/2524-february-2019-crisis-in…

International Peoples Assembly: A Manifesto in Solidarity with Venezuela
International Peoples Assembly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
This is this final manifesto from the gathering held in Caracas late February this year.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14364

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…
zcomm.org/zvideo/the-coup-in-venezuela-e…

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…
therealnews.com/stories/sanders-on-venez…

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

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

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