2019-03-18: Social Media Postees

Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based on Lies and Threats
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all flights in and …
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The Reality Behind Trump's Venezuela Regime Change Coalition
Mark Weisbrot | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-18
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 rid…
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Canada's Next Target After Venezuela: Cuba?
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
"First we take Caracas then we take Havana." | That's the thinking driving the Donald Trump administration's policy towards Venezuela, according to a Wall Street Journal story titled " U.S. Push to Oust Venezuela's Maduro Marks First Shot in Plan to …
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Venezuela: The Next Syria?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-18
Doomsday In Venezuela We're being led to believe it's all doom and gloom in Venezuela. The mainstream media is rapid-firing reports of a deepening humanitarian crisis. An evil dictator, Nicolas Maduro, is holding his country hostage from democracy, they say, while his people starve. Venezuelans are reportedly fleeing by the thousands while the government …
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Former Neo-Nazi: President Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-18
President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto in which he praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and described immigrants as "invaders." On the same day, Trump claimed there was an "invasion" occurring on the southern border, signing his first presidential veto rejecting a resolution reversing his…
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Kept Secret for 17 Years: Intel Memo Warned Bush's Iraq Invasion to Create "Perfect Storm"
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
A newly declassified US intelligence memo has been unearthed this week and featured in a bombshell Wall Street Journal report. It proves that the year prior to the Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq the White House was expressly warned …
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Map (and Objectives) of the Irregular War on Energy in Venezuela
Misión Verdad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
The latest evidence gathered by the Venezuelan government and presented on Monday, March 11, to the Venezuelan population about the attack on the national electricity system, allows us to reconstruct the multidimensional nature of the attack that was unleashed in …
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On the Ground in Venezuela vs. the Media Spectacle
Paul Cochrane | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-18
British photojournalist Alan Gignoux and Venezuelan journalist-filmmaker Carolina Graterol, both based in London, went to Venezuela for a month to shoot a documentary for a major global TV channel. They talked with journalist Paul Cochrane about the mainstream media's portrayal of Venezuela compared to their experiences on the ground.
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Protest Condemns 'Horrible Politics of Division' as Fascist Jair Bolsonaro Arrives in US to Meet With Trump
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-18
The two right-wing leaders will reportedly discuss military and economic ties, as well as the push for regime change in Venezuela. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Exposure of Pro-War Lie Doesn't Make Media More Skeptical
Janine Jackson | zcomm.org | 2019-03-18
The Venezuelan government has and does allow aid into their country–from countries that are not actively and vituperatively threatening to overthrow the elected president with an external coup…
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Venezuela's Recovery of Electrical Grid Advances after Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's recovery of electrical grid gradually advances Monday with redoubled efforts to prioritize services such as medical care and water distribution in vulnerable areas.
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Russia for Trial on Foreign Perpetrators of Venezuela's Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Moscow, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Friday demanded to try those responsible for the sabotage against Venezuela"s electric power system, offered cooperation to investigate these events and described the methods used against the South American country as savage.
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Venezuela Attends OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is participating today in the 27th meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Joint Monitoring and Voluntary Adjustment of Crude Oil Production of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with headquarters in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

National Mobilization in Colombia in Defense of Peace
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 12Bogota, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Sectors defending the Colombian Peace Agreement are mobilized on Monday in the country"s main cities in disagreement with the presidential objection to the statute law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).
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Civic-Military Union, Targets of Aggression against Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
By Wiliam Urquijo Pascual | Caracas, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) All the letters included in the punch of the aggressions against Venezuela, instigated by the United States in complicity with the opposition, have among their goals to undermine military unity and loyalty.
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Venezuela's President Calls for Overhauling the Gov't
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
18 de marzo de 2019, 00: 15Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s President Nicolas Maduro called on all Cabinet members to place their posts at the disposal of the Executive for a profound overhaul of methods and functioning of the government.
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Venezuelan Armed Force Starts Ana Karina Rote Military Drills
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) on Saturday began in a civic-military union the Ana Karina Rote drills to protect the energy system and water supplies in Venezuela.
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Venezuelan Gov't Extends Suspension of Work and Classes
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Labor and teaching activities were suspended from today for an additional 48 hours while the recovery and stabilization of the National Electric Service (SEN) are achieved, informed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Venezuelan Justice Opens New Investigation Against Guaido
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office opened Tuesday an investigation against the opposition MP Juan Guaido for his alleged complicity and participation in the continued sabotage of the national electricity system, reported Attorney General Tarek William Saab.
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Venezuela's FM Rejects Pompeo's Statements as Interventionist
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has dismissed as interventionist Mike Pompeo's statements issued by the White House on its official Twitter account.
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Venezuelan Foreign Minister to Visit Serbia
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Belgrade, Mar 15 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will arrive in Belgrade Friday for a two-day visit to Serbia. According to official sources, the Foreign Minister will complete a broad agenda of talks, interviews and meetings starting Saturday with Serbia"s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.
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Three Venezuelan Prosecutors Appointed to Probe Electrical Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Public Ministry has appointed three national prosecutors to investigate the sabotage perpetrated to the country"s electric power system in which 18 states were left without electricity on March 7, local media reported on Tuesday.
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Venezuela's Working on Creating Its Own Tech Platform
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan economist Jose Rodriguez warned Wednesday that cyber sabotage to the National Electric System (SEN) could be applied to payment platforms, whose operations are supported in US headquarters' offices.
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Over 500 Arrests due to Looting in Zulia, Venezuela, after Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the Venezuelan state of Zulia have arrested more than 500 people, including Colombian paramilitaries, who were accused of looting after the sabotage on the power system.
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Venezuela to Work for Technological Autonomy, Constituent Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 10By Odette Diaz Fumero…
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Who's to blame for the crisis in Venezuela?
Jorge Martín | zcomm.org | 2019-03-18
Can it be solved through negotiations? A response to Gabriel Hetland and "The Nation"
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Chavez Remains Inspiration for Revolutionaries, Maduro Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-18
Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, as a latent inspiration for all revolutionaries.
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Venezuela coup leader's oil plans revealed: Guaidó hopes to privatize state-controlled industry
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2019-03-17
U.S.-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted plans to privatize Venezuela's oil industry and open up the oil-rich country to foreign corporations, Reuters reported. | Source…
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Activists to Trump: 'Hands Off Venezuela'
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-17
Denouncing the "strangling" of the Venezuelan economy via sanctions and demanding the Trump administration allow the South American country to determine its own fate, pro-democracy protesters marched through Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | The demonstration came seven weeks after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, rebuking President Nicolas Maduro, who won re-election last May. | U.S. sanc…
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VIDEO: Pro and Anti-Venezuela Coup Protestors Face Off in Front of White House
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-17
Demonstrators for and against regime change in Venezuela converged on the White House on Saturday and there were some angry scenes as D.C. mounted police took their positions in Lafayette Park. By Joe Lauria in Washington Special to Consortium News… Read more ?…
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President Maduro to Carry out Deep Government Restructuring
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-17
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will carry out a restructuring of the executive cabinet to protect the operation of the national government in the face of threats of external interference, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported Sunday. | In this regard, the head of state asked all cabinet members to place their positions at his disposal. | RELATED: | Venezuela Launches Drills to Protect Public Services | "President @NicolasMaduro has asked the entire executive Cabinet to put their r…
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Venezuela Launches Drills to Protect Public Services
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-17
Venezuela on Saturday launched civic-military exercises to protect the nation's public services in the wake of a recently purported sabotage of the electricity system. | "The Comprehensive Action Exercises begin to protect the nation's strategic public services," President Nicolas Maduro tweeted. | RELATED: | Russia Calls US Intervention in Venezuela 'Unacceptable' | "We will not allow the enemies of the state to once again rob the heroic Venezuelan people of their tranquility," he add…
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Map (and objectives) of the irregular war on energy in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-17
The cyber-attack against Corpoelec's computerized centre in the Guri Complex hydroelectric plant and against the nervous centre in Caracas was followed by electromagnetic attacks and, simultaneously, sabotage of other backup infrastructure that reversed the recovery processes so as to ensure the general and irreversible collapse of the electricity supply. | Source…
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Opec May Need to Extend Oil Cuts Until the End of 2019
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-17
As global inventories are still rising, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) may need to expand output cuts into the second half of 2019, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al Falih said Sunday during a press conference in Azerbaijan. | RELATED: | Iran Oil Exports Up, Unveils Major National Refinery | The Saudi minister's comment took place during the 13th meeting of the Joint OPEC-non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) that i…
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Russia Calls US Intervention in Venezuela 'Unacceptable'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-17
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov announced a meeting with the United States special envoy to Venezuela Eliot Abrams, in which he will tell him face-to-face that a military intervention in the South American country is unacceptable. | RELATED | US, Canada, EU Join Forces to Intimidate Russia with Sanctions | The central approach to the meeting, which will take place March 19 in Rome, Italy hopes to convey the messages that "a military intervention by the United…
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Who's to Blame for the Crisis in Venezuela? Can It Be Solved Through Negotiations? A Response to Gabriel Hetland and "The Nation"
Jorge Martin, In Defence of Marxism | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-17
Jorge Martin takes recent Gabriel Hetland articles to task, questioning the liberal left's assessment of the current situation and the solutions proposed.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14392

"No War for Oil" as Thousands March Against US Intervention in Venezuela
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-17
As part of an international day against US intervention in Venezuela, a mobilization in Washington, DC with speakers Daniel Ellsberg and Jill Stein emphasized that Trump is only interested in Venezuela's resources, not in its human rights…
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#HandsOffVenezuela March on Capitol Hill Demands Trump End Economic War & Regime Change Attempts
Julia Conley | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-17
(CD) — Denouncing the "strangling" of the Venezuelan economy via sanctions and demanding the Trump administration allow the South American country to determine its own fate, pro-democracy protesters marched through Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand, "Hands Off Venezuela!" The demonstration came seven weeks after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, rebuking President Nicolas …
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Tank with carcinogenic chemical goes up in flames in Texas, residents urged to shut vents (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-17
A petrochemical storage facility has caught fire in Deer Park, Texas, sending thick plumes of potentially hazardous smoke into the air. Locals have been urged to seek shelter inside as firefighters struggle to contain the blaze. | …
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War Against Venezuela Is War Against Us All
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-17
The American war on Venezuela continues to escalate with the sabotage of its electricity grid, the most serious action of all so far, which was not only an act of terrorism against the entire civilian population but also an attempt …
globalresearch.ca/war-venezuela-war-us/5…

Solidarity Isn't a Slogan, It's a Process
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2019-03-17
Interview on how imperialism operates in our time and proposes specific forms of solidarity with Venezuela…
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Facing Wrongful Detention and Threats, Afro-Colombian Women Call for Justice
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-03-17
"Sara y Tulia Libres!" ("Free Sara and Tulia!") declared a colorful butcher-paper sign. It was taped to the floor next to a ceremonial centerpiece composed of flowers, leaves, seeds and other natural elements surrounded by candles that burned throughout the day. | It was late February, and around 30 Afro-Colombian human rights defenders from around the country had gathered in the western Colombian city of Cali for a conference. They were taking stock of their efforts toward meaningful peace and security, and toward racial and gender justice in a country still experiencing violence despite being in a post-peace…
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Solidarity Isn't a Slogan, It's a Process: A Conversation with Vijay Prashad
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-16
In this exclusive interview, a prominent Indian intellectual examines how imperialism operates in our time and proposes specific forms of solidarity with Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14385

U.S. Peace Council delegation to Venezuela meets with President Maduro
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-16
Caracas, Venezuela – The U.S. Peace Council delegation to Venezuelan met with President Maduro for several hours at the Presidential Palace, March 15. President Maduro told the anti-war organizers that the U.S. attack on the electrical system was delivered three ways: a cyber-attack to the main brain of the system which was made in Houston, electromagnetically, and with explosions at two other stations. The system is now almost fully up again. | Maduro described the history of resistance to foreign domination beginning with Bolívar and the anti-colonial fight for independence against Spain and the U.S. Monroe Doc…
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Ricardo Hausmann's "morning after" for Venezuela: the neoliberal brain behind Juan Guaido's economic agenda
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-16
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. | Source…
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Venezuela under attack: 7 notes on electric shock (Special Edition)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-16
A manoeuvre that lowers the curtains for Guaidó, who is trapped in an ill-conceived plan and dependent on the chain of command of the war cabinet against Venezuela in Washington, must be sacrificed in order to give way to war. | Source…
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Hands off Venezuela! Protesters rally against regime change outside White House
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-16
Hundreds of protesters are gathering in Washington DC to demand "No coup! No war! No sanctions!" on Venezuela, and show support for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro against regime change efforts. | …
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Demands That Trump End Economic War and Attempts at Regime Change at #HandsOffVenezuela March on Capitol Hill
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-16
"There is nobody in that White House or in this administration that cares at all for the Venezuelan people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pompeo shames Senate by invoking Iranian bogeyman after Yemen war powers vote
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-16
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned the Senate for passing a resolution to end US involvement in the war in Yemen, suggesting US military aid to the Saudis is the only thing standing in the way of a new Persian Empire. | …
rt.com/usa/453974-pompeo-yemen-war-resol…

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