2019-03-15: Social Media Postees

Democrats and Death Squads in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-15
Top Democrats march lockstep behind Trump's coup in Venezuela, rehabilitating war criminal Elliott Abrams.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14390

Regime Change Via Sanctions?
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-03-15
U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/regime-change-via-…

The Reality Behind Trump's Coalition for Regime Change in Venezuela
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-03-15
In the early 1970s, a handful of Sandinistas were in the mountains of Nicaragua fighting to overthrow the 40-year U.S.-backed, brutal dictatorship of the Somoza family. When a powerful volcanic eruption struck Nicaragua in 1971, Sandinista Omar Cabezas later recounted, they told the peasants whom they encountered that God was punishing them for not getting Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-reality-behind…

North Korea Warns That Bolton and Pompeo Are Derailing Nuclear Talks
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-15
At least one DPRK official has blamed the failed negotiations in Hanoi on the "gangster-like" behavior of Donald Trump's cabinet members.
truthdig.com/articles/north-korea-warns-…

The BBC: The Most Potent State Propagandist
Dr. David Halpin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
Blatant disinformation spews from the western media. And law is never mentioned. Sen.Mark Rubio can threaten a most cruel assassination of Nicolas Maduro, whilst Trump, Bolton (1) and Pence promise that 'everything is on the table'. Psychopaths join together …
globalresearch.ca/british-broadcasting-c…

Venezuela — More Might Makes Right
Barry Kissin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
How much more brazen could it be — our attempted coup in Venezuela? Are our leaders expecting that mainstream media will succeed once again in selling us the maniacal march of the American Empire? | But we have been through enough, | …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-more-might-m…

Trudeau's Position on Honduras Reveals Hypocrisy About Venezuela
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
The hypocrisy is head spinning. As Justin Trudeau lectures audiences on the need to uphold Venezuela's constitution the Liberals have recognized a completely illegitimate president in Honduras. What's more, they've formally allied with that government in demanding Venezuela's president follow …
globalresearch.ca/trudeaus-position-hond…

Fox News Doubles Down on the Big Lie and Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
It doesn't matter what corporate alphabet propaganda network you watch, you're going to get the same line on Venezuela. | Here we have Trish Regan, a fixture at Fox News, telling numerous lies about Venezuela, lies put out by neocons …
globalresearch.ca/fox-news-big-lie-venez…

America's Puppet: Meet Juan Guaidó
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-15
Juan Guaidó is a useful pawn for U.S. interests in Venezuela, but is he expendable? On January 15th, the White House reported that VP Mike Pence spoke by phone "today" with Guaidó, the president of Venezuela's National Assembly. It claimed the call was made…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/15/americas-pup…

Annexing the Stars: Walcott, Rhodes, and Venezuela
Jason Hirthler | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-15
Poet Derek Walcott's "A Far Cry from Africa" provides a stirring glimpse into the perspectives and policies of British colonialists in the 20th century. Of course, the perspectives it reveals are temporally confined to British colonialism in Walcott's poem: he was a native of Saint Lucia, a British colony or "possession" in the Caribbean; and…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/15/annexing-the…

Juan Guaidó's Policy Proposals: 'The Venezuela to Come' or the Venezuela That Has Already Been?
Barry Cannon, NACLA | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-15
Juan Guaidó has a plan to end the emergency in Venezuela–but his vision looks a lot like the elite-led, violently unequal Venezuela of the 1990's.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14386

US Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing Afghanistan War Crimes
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-15
The United States will impose visa restrictions on people responsible for any International Criminal Court (ICC) probe, a move aimed at preventing the court from pursuing the United States and its allies regarding their actions during and after the invasion in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. | RELATED: | ICC Gets over 1 Million Testimonies from Afghans Suing US, CIA, Gov't over War Crimes | In September, the Trump administration said that if the court lau…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thuggish-Trump-I…

North Korea Warns 'Gangster-Like' Tactics of Bolton and Pompeo Undermining Nuclear Talks
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-15
Two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit with no agreement or clear path forward, a top North Korean official said on Friday the "gangster-like" behavior of Trump's hawkish top officials helped derail the denuclearization negotiations. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/15/north-k…

Pompeo enlists US energy conglomerates for global oil war
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-15
The US secretary of state's speech laid out in stark terms Washington's turn to global "great power" conflict in which control of the world's oil remains a key component.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/15/pomp…

Venezuela: Behind the US aid convoy
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
One month after declaring himself the "legitimate president of Venezuela", Juan Guaidó attempted to provoke a crisis on February 23 by forcing United States' humanitarian aid across the Venezuela-Colombia border. | One of the aid trucks was burned and the Venezuelan government was condemned around the world. | On March 9, the New York Times published a story that questioned this claim. The headline read "Footage contradicts US claim that Maduro burned aid convoy". The footage confirmed that the truck was lit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by an anti-government supporter. | What really did happen on the Venezue…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-behind-us-aid-convoy

Venezuela's power grid disabled by cyber attack
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
An electricity blackout has affected most of Venezuela for several days after an alleged cyber attack crashed the country's main electricity generator, the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant in Bolivar State, commonly known as the Guri Dam. | Starting around 5pm on March 7, the outage affected 70% of the country, with only several eastern states unaffected. By the morning of March 9, power had been restored to most of Caracas and to central states such as Miranda, Aragua and Carabobo, when a second major outage took place — the result of a renewed cyber attack, according to Venezuelan authorities. | Power wa…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela%E2%80%99s-power-grid-disabled-cyber-attack

'Interim president' of Venezuela not violating rules because they were changed for him — Abrams
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-15
The US-backed 'interim president' of Venezuela Juan Guaido isn't violating the 30-day constitutional limit because the legislature backing him voted to make it not apply, 'explained' the US special envoy Elliott Abrams. | …
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'Blatant Effort to Intimidate and Retaliate': Pompeo Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-15
Human rights defenders expressed outrage on Friday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the Trump administration is revoking or denying visas for any International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel who try to investigate or prosecute U.S. officials or key allies for potential war crimes. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/15/blatant…

SFLC Supports Julian Assange, Rovics Music & Mike Elk On CWA NG Election & SEIU
WorkWeek Radio | indybay.org | 2019-03-15
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…

National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela! No coup, no sanctions, no new U.S. war!
ANSWER | indybay.org | 2019-03-15
White House | 1600 Pennsylvania Ave | Washington DC 20500…
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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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/13/us-anti-…

Ricardo Hausmann's 'Morning After' for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda
Anya Parampil, MintPress News | venezuelanalysis.com | 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.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14382

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…

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

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 will come from the region by 2030. The two companies are seeking to…
telesurenglish.net/news/Amid-Surge-in-Ne…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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-…

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…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/13/eyewitne…

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

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…

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…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/12/trump-or…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/12/joint-st…

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

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…

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…

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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