2019-03-14: Social Media Postees

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' for 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'
Max Blumenthal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and urged the opposition "to take advantage of the situation…towards their needs" | *** | A September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft …
globalresearch.ca/us-regime-change-bluep…

Venezuela Coup Leader's Oil Plans Revealed: Guaidó Hopes to Privatize State-Controlled Industry
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-14
US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted plans to privatize Venezuela's oil industry and open up…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/14/venezuela-cou…

U.S. anti-war delegation arrives in Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-14
Caracas, Venezuela – A U.S. Peace Council Delegation of 13 people representing anti-war organizations from the United States and Canada arrived in Venezuela this week on a solidarity mission with the Venezuelan people and the Maduro government at a time of unprecedented attacks by the U.S. The latest is a cyber-attack and sabotage of the entire electrical system, which resulted in a total blackout of the country with the aim of provoking the people to rise up against their government. Despite the hardships of no electricity and water, this attack failed as people rallied around their government and the gains of t…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/13/us-anti-war-…

The Reality Behind Trump's Coalition for Regime Change in Venezuela
Mark Weisbrot — The New Republic | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-14
As the cast of regime change actors from Abrams to Bolsonaro reveals, the US attempt to oust Maduro has nothing to do with democracy or human rights.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14383

Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father has flown below the radar. His record holds the key to understanding what the U.S. wants in Venezuela. | *** | If …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-the-neoliber…

Ricardo Hausmann's "Morning After" for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-14
While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/14/ricardo-hausm…

Amid Surge in Neoliberalism, Oil Giants Prey on Latin America
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
Oil companies see Latin America as a major investment destination. The British Petroleum Company (BP) and the Norwegian multinational energy company, Equinor, announced this week that Latin America was going to be a significant source of the new hydrocarbon production over the coming decade. | RELATED: | Colombia Sign Contracts with Shell for Offshore Exploration | Equinor expects that 30 percent of its oil output to come from the region by 2030. The two companies are seeking to d…
telesurenglish.net/news/Amid-Surge-in-Ne…

The Toxic Consequences of America's Plastics Boom
Zoà´ Carpenter | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
The Toxic Consequences of America's Plastics Boom…
thenation.com/article/plastics-pollution…

'Ukrainian Donald Trump' Leads Presidential Election
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
In two weeks, Ukrainians will choose their new president from over 40 candidates. Realistically, the choices have narrowed down to three leading options: Petro Poroshenko, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Volodymyr Zelenskiy. | RELATED: | Thirty-Nine Candidates to Participate in Ukraine's Election | Petro Poroshenko, the incumbent president, is facing the controversi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ukrainian-Donald…

Another Reason for Washington in Venezuela? Monroe Doctrine: "This Country is in Our Hemisphere"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Many myself among them have pointed to the vast hydrocarbon reserves of Venezuela as a possible driving motive behind the otherwise bizarre Washington intervention in Venezuela. The more I look into the situation, the more I suspect a quite other …
globalresearch.ca/washington-venezuela/5…

India, Pakistan Agree on Border Route for Sikh Pilgrims
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
India and Pakistan agreed Thursday to go forward with a new border crossing and route for Sikh pilgrims to visit a holy temple in Pakistan — a rare vision of cooperation after tensions flared over a decades-long Kashmir dispute. | RELATED: | US Presses India to Stop Buying Oil from Venezuela | The meeting was the first between the nuclear-armed foes since a do…
telesurenglish.net/news/India-Pakistan-A…

Caracas Metro, Other Services Up and Running After Alleged Attack
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-14
After an alleged cyber attack left most of Venezuela without power, electricity and other services are slowly being restored in Caracas and the rest of the country.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14380

Venezuela: Electricity recovery continues as U.S. withdraws diplomatic staff
Ricardo Vaz | mronline.org | 2019-03-14
U.S. officials have threatened new sanctions while Venezuelan authorities continue reactivating the electric grid. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/14/venezuela-electr…

Give Diplomacy a Chance in Venezuela
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
The United States is pushing for an overthrow of the government of Venezuela. The Trump administration has denounced Nicolas Maduro as a "dictator," dismissing the 2018 election, which the opposition boycotted. Instead of a good neighbor policy or a policy of non-intervention, the Trump administration has set out intentionally to overthrow the regime. Long before…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/14/give-diploma…

Caracas Metro, Other Lines Up And Running After Sabotage
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
Venezuela's transportation lines, including the Caracas Metro, are scheduled to be up and running Thursday – Prensa Latina is reporting – following the sabotage of the national electric power grid, which sought to cripple the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela: 100% of Electricity is Back On | Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, confirmed that that the majority of the line…
telesurenglish.net/news/Caracas-Metro-Ot…

To help Venezuela, the U.S. must use diplomacy, not a military coup
Jesse Jackson | zcomm.org | 2019-03-14
It is time for Congress to step up — to investigate exactly what the Trump administration is doing overtly and covertly, and to call for a return to diplomacy before it is too late.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/to-help-venezuela-…

Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism
Peter Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria's war, Venezuela's crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated …
globalresearch.ca/wealth-concentration-d…

Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-14
Venezuelan officials say power will be largely restored in the country today after a week-long blackout across much of the country. The cause of the blackout remains in dispute. The United States blamed it on years of neglect of the Venezuelan energy system, but Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused the U.S. military of launching a "cyberattack against the electrical, telecommunication and internet systems." The blackout comes amid a growing political crisis in Venezuela as U.S.-backed opposition groups attempt to topple Maduro's government. On Monday, the United States announced it was withdrawing remainin…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/14/regime_ch…

From Coup D'etats to Soft Power: Dissecting Washington's Color Revolution Techniques
Grete Mautner | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-14
Over the last hundred years Washington has interfered in the internal affairs of at least 50 countries for a total of 130 individual cases. As for the last three decades, there have been more than 40 instances of such interference, including cases of elections meddling and fraud, coup d'etats and attempts to trigger armed conflicts.
mintpressnews.com/from-coup-detats-to-so…

Ecuador Suspends Participation in UNASUR, To Formally Withdraw
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
In a letter addressed to the Secretariat of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) Pro Tempore Monday the Ecuadorean government formalized the decision to suspend its participation and withdraw from the Constitutional Treaty of Unasur thereby leaving the bloc. | RELATED | Duque: Colombia Will Create Prosur To Replace Unasur | "Ecuador will stop participating in all activities and commitments of the organization and initiate internal procedures for the retraction of the treaty," said…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-Suspends…

Why I'm Glad Beto O'Rourke Is Running
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
Why I'm Glad Beto O'Rourke Is Running…
thenation.com/article/beto-orourke-presi…

Trump's Coup in Venezuela: What You're Not Being Told
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-14
(VA Op-ed) — The failure of the February 23 "humanitarian aid" provocation on the Venezuelan border was a serious blow for Trump's ongoing coup attempt. There were mutual recriminations between self-appointed Guaidó, Colombian President Duque and US Vice-President Pence. The US could not get a consensus from its own Lima Cartel allies in favour of military intervention. The coup was …

Trump's Coup in Venezuela: What You're Not Being Told

Guaidó Claims He Can Authorize Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-14
Temir Porras, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs under Hugo Chavez, says Guaidó's assertion on Fox News is a violation of the Venezuelan constitution; Porras says the only way to avoid a blood bath is a negotiated political solution…
therealnews.com/stories/guaido-claims-he…

Canada ever more deeply implicated in US-engineered coup attempt in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
Like its US partner, Canadian imperialism covets Venezuela's vast oil resources and is determined to prevent Russia, China, and other "strategic rivals" from expanding their influence in the Americas.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/cave…

The Price of Austerity in England
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
The Price of Austerity in England…
thenation.com/article/england-austerity-…

SFLC Supports Julian Assange, Rovics Music & Mike Elk On CWA NG Election & SEIU
WorkWeek Radio | indybay.org | 2019-03-14
KPFA WorkWeek radio on the action by the San Francisco Labor Council to support Julian Assange, music on Venezuela and the US by singer David Rovics and labor journalist Mike Elk on the CWA Newspaper Guild election dispute on voting rights. Elk also talks about the effort of the SEIU to subpoena Google to find out who the whistleblowers are that have exposed sexual harrassment and misconduct by SEIU officials.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/13/1882189…

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event'
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-13
The group that trained Juan Guaidó and his allies laid out plans for galvanizing public unrest in a 2010 memo, Max Blumenthal reports for Grayzone. By Max Blumenthal Grayzone A September 2010 memo by a U.S.-funded soft power organization that helped train… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/12/us-regime-…

The People's Climate Movement. No Mention of War
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
While millions of people across the World will be protesting on March 15 under the banner of "Global Warming", today's wars including Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela are not mentioned. Nor are the dangers of a Third World War which threatens the future of humanity.
globalresearch.ca/the-peoples-climate-mo…

Ricardo Hausmann's "Morning After" for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda
Anya Parampil | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-13
While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father has flown below the radar. His record holds the key to understanding what the U.S. wants in Venezuela.
mintpressnews.com/ricardo-hausmann-morni…

Venezuela suffers major power outages after alleged cyber attack
Ricardo Vaz | mronline.org | 2019-03-13
Venezuelan authorities denounced repeated attacks against the central control system of Venezuela's electricity grid. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/13/venezuela-suffer…

From 'Humanitarian Aid' to a Nationwide Blackout: What Next for Trump's Coup in Venezuela?
JMIDM | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-13
Washington is growing increasingly desperate as its coup efforts go further south in Venezuela, argues Jorge Martin.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14378

Venezuelan social movements appeal to the World to condemn U.S. crimes against humanity
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-13
Social Movements Call for Denunciation of U.S. War Action Against Venezuela The Venezuelan people appeal for support from all the social organizations across the five continents, to denounce the U.S. government for launching cybernetic weapons and electromagnetic pulse weapons against our nation, causing a blackout throughout the country on March 7. This ruthless act of […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/13/venezuelan-socia…

Eyewitness Venezuela: Katrina Kozarek speaks in Minneapolis about Bolivarian Revolution
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-13
Minneapolis, MN – On March 10, 30 people gathered at Mayday Books for a program presented by Katrina Kozarek, a longtime Venezuela resident and an audiovisual reporter for Venezuelanalysis.com. In the presentation entitled "Eyewitness in Venezuela," Kozarek detailed the grassroots people's movements that created the current political infrastructure in Venezuela, as well as the current threat to Venezuelan sovereignty posed by the United States. | On January 23, President Trump recognized Juan Guaido, the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, as the interim 'president' of Venezuela. Since then, the U.S. has be…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/13/eyewitness-v…

President Rouhani Visits Iraq in broad daylight
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-13
A couple of months ago, President Trump visited Iraq by the cover of darkness, and, as he claimed in one of his interviews, the Americans actually had to shut off all the lights so that no one could recognize him, fearing for his safety. Trump declared Iraq safe, landed unannounced in the middle of the …
uwidata.com/2644-president-rouhani-visit…

Electricity Recovery Continues in Venezuela as US Withdraws Diplomatic Staff
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-13
US officials have threatened new sanctions while Venezuelan authorities continue reactivating the electric grid. (VA) — Venezuelan authorities continue working to bring back online the electric grid following a massive outage that started on Thursday, March 7. According to on-the-ground testimonies and official sources, power finally began to reach Venezuela's western states, including Merida and Zulia, on Monday night, …

Electricity Recovery Continues in Venezuela as US Withdraws Diplomatic Staff

Venezuela Update: Massive Blackout, US Unconventional Warfare?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-13
While Venezuela struggled with the most massive blackout in its history, president Maduro said there is evidence that a US cyber-attack caused the blackout. Meanwhile, Trump administration officials continue the offensive against Venezuela and the NYT uncovers false reporting…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-update…

US withdraws embassy personnel, calling presence a "constraint" on US actions in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-13
With the regime change operation centered on the right-wing puppet Juan Guaidó stalling, the threat of US military intervention mounts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/13/vene…

Trump orders terrorist attack against Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
Chicago, IL – "The most vile, criminal, cruel and dirty attack that has ever been committed against the people of Venezuela," – this is how President Nicolás Maduro described the attack on the country's electrical grid, which cut electricity to 90% of its population on March 7. Five days later, power has been restored to most major cities, but much work needs to be done to fully restore the national grid. | Unlike Trump's shameful response to the power outage of Puerto Rico, Maduro has directed all of the state's resources to help the population. Buses have been running for free in the main cities…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/12/trump-orders…

Venezuela blackouts: 'straight from the cyberwar playbook'
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2019-03-12
A columnist at Forbes discusses the possibility of the blackout in Venezuela having been caused by cyberwarfare. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/12/venezuela-blacko…

Venezuela: Electricity Recovery Continues as US Withdraws Diplomatic Staff
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-12
US officials have threatened new sanctions while Venezuelan authorities continue reactivating the electric grid.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14377

Venezuela in the dark: a chronicle of sabotage
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-12
Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator, was one of the first to announce the blackout, for which he blamed the "Maduro regime," and stated something that only those involved in the sabotage operation could know. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/12/venezuela-in-the…

Joint Statement: We denounce the imperialist intervention in Venezuela. Solidarity with the Venezuelan People!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Joint Statement in Solidarity with the Venezuelan People. Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is one of the many signers. | We, Communist and Workers Party of the world, decisively denounce the imperialist plans, the undermining tactics and the menaces unleashed by the USA, the EU and their allied governments in Latin America, aiming at overthrowing the legally elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro; at subjugating the people of the country into their imperialist interests; and at looting the country's wealth-producing resources. | After the fail…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/12/joint-statem…

As US officials repeatedly caught out over Venezuela lies, Pompeo accuses RT of 'disinformation'
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-12
The US has been calling for regime change in Venezuela for months. In that time, US officials have been caught skewing the facts on the ground and pushing disinformation to the media — but the real bad guy? RT, of course. | …
rt.com/usa/453650-pompeo-venezuela-rt-di…

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' for 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-11
The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/11/us-regime-cha…

Joe Biden on the Relaunch Pad
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-11
Whether Biden can win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination will largely depend on how little voters know about his actual record, writes Norman Solomon. Biden is No Friend of the Working Class; Solidly Backed Invasion of Iraq in 2003 By… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/11/joe-biden-…

Crisis in Venezuela, India-Pakistan war, Syria
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-11
Venezuela In the center of the capital of Venezuela, a march of supporters of President Nicolas Maduro took place alongside protests by supporters of self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido who crossed the border back into the country on Monday. The republic has been experiencing periodic blackouts due to the failure of the automatic control system at …
uwidata.com/2626-crisis-in-venezuela-ind…

Is War With Iran on the Horizon?
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-11
Despite growing Trump administration tensions with Venezuela and even with North Korea, Iran is the likeliest spot for Washington's next shooting war, says Bob Dreyfuss for TomDispatch. The Trump Administration is Reckless Enough to Turn the Cold War With Iran… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/11/is-war-wit…

Greenwald: White House Spread False Story About Venezuela Burning Aid Trucks to Win Support for War
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
An investigation by The New York Times has found that several trucks carrying so-called humanitarian aid that were set ablaze during a showdown at the Colombia-Venezuela border last month were not caused by President Nicolás Maduro's forces, as was widely reported at the time by the media and Trump administration officials. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is "NYT's Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda."
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/greenwald…

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo's Gains
Gregory Shupak — FAIR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-11
In ignoring the social gains achieved under the Bolivarian government, the corporate media justifies the US coup and right-wing opposition's to eliminate Chavismo as a social force, argues Greg Shupak.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14376

Venezuela Suffers Major Power Outages After Alleged Cyber Attack
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-10
Venezuelan authorities denounced repeated attacks against the central control system of Venezuela's electricity grid.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14374

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