2019-04-08: Social Media Postees

Venezuela Under Siege
Hugo Turner | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
America's war on the world continues to escalate. The arrogance of mad emperor Trump and his minions seemingly knows no bounds. The cowardice and insanity of the "resistance" is revealed yet again in their support for Trump's plot to destroy …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-siege/567384…

Hear the Venezuelan voices that the corporate media chooses to ignore
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-08
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. Over past weeks, life in Venezuela has become increasingly difficult. … | Read more Hear the Venezuelan voices that the corporate media chooses to ignore | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/08/hear-the-venezuelan-voices-that-the-corporate-media-chooses-to-ignore/

UN Rapporteur: US Sanctions Against Venezuela Are 'Blunt' Way to Engineer Regime Change, Causing Blanket Starvation
Michael Selby-Green | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-08
US sanctions against Venezuela are like "going into microsurgery with a kitchen knife" and are holding an entire population hostage,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/07/un-rapporteur…

Sec. of State Pompeo Protecting Bush Jr. from War Crimes Prosecution (Pt 1/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-08
With the revocation of the ICC Chief Prosecutor's US visa, Pompeo and Bolton are trying to make sure that high-level US government officials are never prosecuted for war crimes committed in Afghanistan or elsewhere, says Law Prof. Francis Boyle…
therealnews.com/stories/sec-of-state-pom…

Sec. of State Pompeo Protects Bush Jr. from War Crimes Prosecution (Pt 2/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-08
With the revocation of the ICC Chief Prosecutor's US visa, Pompeo and Bolton are trying to make sure that no high-level US government officials are ever prosecuted for war crimes in Afghanistan and elsewhere, says Law Prof. Francis Boyle…
therealnews.com/stories/sec-of-state-pom…

Cuban Doctors Attend to Venezuelan Oil Workers (+Photo)
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-08
Caracas, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors who are members of the "Barrio Adentro" Mission are attending to workers of the Electric Corporation of Venezuela who are arduously working to restore power following several sabotage attacks on the national grid.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Cuba Rejects US Government Blackmail
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-08
Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday rejected actions by U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, who seeks to intensify his country's hostile policy toward Cuba.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Why 'Russiagate' is the Same as 'WMD in Iraq' for America's Mainstream Media
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-08
(SC Opinion) — America's Democratic Party 'news'-media are now defending themselves against charges that they had trumpeted false allegations against Donald Trump regarding "Russiagate." Republican Party 'news'-media are strutting because they didn't. But in the lead-up to America's invasion and destruction of Iraq (and here's "How the US Destroyed Iraq"), the mainstream 'news'-reporting was just as bad then as now, only …

Why ‘Russiagate’ is the Same as ‘WMD in Iraq’ for America’s Mainstream Media

Maduro Highlights Progress in the Power System Recovery
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-08
Caracas, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted Monday progress in the recovery of the national electricity system after the sabotage perpetrated in March against the Simon Bolivar hydroelectric plant in Guri, Bolivar state. "We are working on three lines: freeing the system from cyber aggressions, protecting the transmission lines from electromagnetic attacks, and rebuilding damaged equipment. We"re Moving Forward", the President wrote on Twitter.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Why is the US preparing for war against Venezuela's electric grid?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-07
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recently announced that the US is conducting an "electric war" against the country. According to him, this represents a broader attack of "US imperialism against our people". The electric war announced and led by the US imperialism against our people will be defeated. Neither anyone nor anything may overcome the people …
uwidata.com/2988-why-is-the-us-preparing…

What is a "Guaidó"? A Cowboy in Caracas (Pt 2/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-07
Former Catholic Priest and Wyoming native Charlie Hardy talks about his recent experiences in Venezuela and looks back on 25 years living among the poorest of Venezuela's poor…
therealnews.com/stories/what-is-a-guaido…

What is a "Guaidó"? A Cowboy in Caracas (Pt 1/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-07
Former Catholic Priest and Wyoming native Charlie Hardy talks about his recent experiences in Venezuela and looks back on 25 years living among the poorest of Venezuela's poor…
therealnews.com/stories/what-is-a-guaido…

Amid Blackouts and Food Shortages, Pence Unveils New Sanctions Targeting Venzuelan Oil Exports to Cuba
Jessica Corbett | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-06
(CD) — Despite Venezuela's worsening humanitarian crisis fueled by political unrest and economic sanctions, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced new sanctions targeting the government and companies that transport oil to Cuba as part of the Trump administration's ongoing effort to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Recognizing that "oil is the lifeblood" of the Venezuelan government, Pence said in …

Amid Blackouts and Food Shortages, Pence Unveils New Sanctions Targeting Venzuelan Oil Exports to Cuba

Guaido set to enact uprising rooted in U.S. Regime-change operations manual
Whitney Webb | mronline.org | 2019-04-05
With its hands tied when it comes to military intervention, only covert actions–such as those described in the RED Team document–are likely to be enacted by the U.S. government, at least at this stage of its ongoing "regime change" effort in Venezuela. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/05/guaido-set-to-en…

Venezuelans brave torrential border river, face exploitation, abuse — UN urges greater protection
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-05
Noting that the Venezuela refugee crisis will leave some 1.1 million children, returnees and people in-transit lacking protection and basic services across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) called on regional Governments to uphold their rights and protect unaccompanied, undocumented children.
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Stacey Abrams: 'Open That Door'
Jon Wiener | thenation.com | 2019-04-05
Stacey Abrams: 'Open That Door'…
thenation.com/article/stacey-abrams-open…

The CIA: Surprise, Kill, Vanish
Jonathan Power | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-05
The International Criminal Court (ICC) which prosecutes crimes against humanity is under attack again by the Trump Administration for pursuing Americans. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama supported it. George W. Bush tried to close it down but then decided to cooperate with it. Donald Trump is against it and encouraged John Bolton, his National Security Advisor, to publically…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/05/the-cia-surp…

Venezuela: Guaido stripped of immunity, protest erupt over blackouts
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-05
Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has lifted self-declared "interim president" Juan Guaido's parliamentary immunity, opening the door for criminal charges to be brought against him. | The unanimous April 2 decision came following a request from the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) and included an "authorisation" to continue investigations into the parliamentary deputy and president of the National Assembly. | The ANC based its move on article 200 of Venezuela's constitution, which gives the TSJ the unique power to overrule parliamentarian…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-guaido-stripped-immunity-protest-erupt-over-blackouts

Venezuela suffers without electricity, yet perseveres
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-04
Chicago, IL – The Venezuelan people continue to suffer terrorist attacks of a style previously unseen in the world. | They are not plagued by car bombings, although opposition activists were planning such acts when they were apprehended by police last year – nor lynching in the streets, although that is exactly what happened to Maduro supporters on the barricades of the Guaidó-led opposition in the spring of 2017. Instead, Venezuela is the first country in history to suffer terrorist attacks on its very nervous system: the national electric grid, known in Venezuela as the SEN (National Electric System). | U.S.-ba…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/4/venezuela…

Venezuela's Maduro announces electricity rationing plan as protests break out
Lucas Koerner | mronline.org | 2019-04-04
Scattered demonstrations took place in parts of Caracas and several provinces as the government tries to address water and electricity shortages. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/04/venezuelas-madur…

Afro-Venezuelans and the Bolivarian Revolution: A Discussion with Akinyele Umoja
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-04-04
With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…
millennialpolitics.co/akinyele-umoja-afro-venezuelan/

VIPS Urge Trump to Avoid War in Venezuela
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-04
VIPS warn that Trump's policies regarding Venezuela appear to be on a slippery slope that could take us toward war in Venezuela and military confrontation with Russia. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Avoiding War with Russia… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/04/vips-urge-…

Fossil Fuel Trade Associations Spent $1.4 Billion on Ads in Past Decade
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-04
The American Petroleum Institute spent over half of that total on contracts with the PR giant Edelman, says Kert Davies of Climate Investigations Center…
therealnews.com/stories/fossil-fuel-trad…

Stacey Abrams: How We Fight for the Right to Vote
Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener | thenation.com | 2019-04-04
Stacey Abrams: How We Fight for the Right to Vote…
thenation.com/article/stacey-abrams-beto…

Mandatory detention: A history of bipartisan cruelty
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-04
How did Australia go from a place where its migrant hostels fostered some of the world's most famous bands to one where the detentions centres it presides over are described as "hell on Earth"? | Prior to May 1992, there was no mandatory detention in Australia. | At most, a couple of hundred people came via boat to seek asylum each year. They were housed in places such as the Villawood Migrant Hostel. | Some of the migrants who first met and jammed at these hostels went on to form iconic bands such as the Easybeats and AC/DC. It was…
greenleft.org.au/content/mandatory-detention-history-bipartisan-cruelty

Federal elections: Why you should support the socialists
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-04
Following on from its successful state election campaign last year, Victorian Socialists is standing three candidates in the forthcoming federal election: Sue Bolton in the seat of Wills, Kath Larkin in the seat of Cooper, and Jerome Small for the seat of Calwell. | Green Left Weekly's Alex Bainbridge spoke to Sue Bolton about the block the major parties pose to progressive politics and why it is important to support socialist candidates. | What struck you the most about this budget? | This budget does bugger all for anyone on a low income and gives handouts to the wealthy and corporations. | All the income tax c…
greenleft.org.au/content/federal-elections-why-you-should-support-socialists

Venezuela delegation urges concrete solidarity action
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-04
Solidarity activists who recently returned from a fact-finding tour of Venezuela are calling for concrete actions by the Australian community to assist the Venezuelan people currently facing economic hardship, primarily as a result of harsh US sanctions. | Among the proposals raised at a March 30 forum held in the Maritime Union of Australia Sydney offices were to send a container's load of goods directly to grassroots organisations and to raise funds for an agro-ecological school. | There is also a proposal to send a solidarity delegate to Venezuela in January next year. | Freelance journalist Joe Montero told t…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-delegation-urges-concrete-solidarity-action

Rep. Ro Khanna on WH Security Clearances, Ending Support for the Saudi War in Yemen, and Venezuela
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-03
The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the director of White House personnel security after a whistleblower revealed senior Trump officials overturned 25 security clearance denials, despite "serious disqualifying issues." We speak with California Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna, who says, "Congressional oversight is not a choice–it's the law." We also speak to him about the latest congressional actions around Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/3/rep_ro_kha…

Guaido's Parliamentary Immunity Revoked as Maduro Sacks Electricity Minister
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-03
The measure paves the way for criminal proceedings to be brought against the opposition leader.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14418

VIDEO: Honduras has an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis — Thanks to a US-backed coup
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-02
While the Trump administration oversees a coup attempt in Venezuela, Honduras is suffering from an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/02/honduras-dict…

Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism
Steve Striffler — Common Dreams | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-02
The US left's failure to build solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution has opened the way for right-wing efforts to delegitimize Maduro and justify US intervention.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14417

Venezuela's Maduro Announces Electricity Rationing Plan as Protests Break Out
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-01
Scattered demonstrations took place in parts of Caracas and several provinces as the government tries to address water and electricity shortages.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14415

Venezuelan Gov't Authorizes Expansion of Red Cross Aid
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-01
Opposition leader Guaido claimed "victory" but government spokespeople say the move has "nothing to do" with US efforts to force in "humanitarian aid."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14416

Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela
Mision Verdad | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-01
While Venezuela's government and the Chavista movement proclaimed victory over the worst blackouts to plague the country, Washington's coup masters…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/01/solidarity-su…

Venezuela: Why is Maduro Still in Power?
Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-01
Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes analyses why Maduro remains in power after recently visiting Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14414

All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-31
With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…
millennialpolitics.co/daniel-kovalik-venezuela/

Everyone Washington Supports, by Definition, Is a Moderate Centrist
Alan Macleod — FAIR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-31
Alan Macleod looks at how US backed figures get portrayed by the mainstream media, regardless of their true colors.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14413

Indianapolis rally held to support Venezuela
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-31
"No sanctions, no coup, Venezuela we stand with you!"
liberationnews.org/indianapolis-rally-to…

Venezuela's Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions
Dan Beeton, CEPR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-29
The Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC analyzes the "very harsh impact" of the latest sanctions imposed on Venezuela's oil sector.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14411

Venezuela: Why is Maduro still in power?
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-29
For many, it is impossible to understand how, despite presiding over the country's worst economic crisis and facing such intense international and domestic opposition, Maduro remains in the presidential palace. | The answer lies in the enduring strength of Chavismo, a political movement of the working classes that, despite predating former president Hugo Chávez, continues to take his name and political project as its own. | The refusal by Maduro's opponents, inside and outside Venezuela, to acknowledge its existence also goes a long way to explaining why they have remained in opposition for more than two decades.
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-why-us-coup-failing

Interview With Journalist Ben Norton: Media Myths Versus Reality In Venezuela
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-03-28
Journalist Ben Norton, who helps run The Grayzone, was in Venezuela for nearly 4 weeks from early February to early March. He talks with us about what he saw on the ground and how what he witnessed compares to what is reported in Western establishment news media.
shadowproof.com/2019/03/28/interview-wit…

Venezuela: Guaido Barred from Public Office as Maduro Announces Temporary Electricity Rationing
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-28
Workers from other industries have flocked to the Guri Dam to help repair the fire damage.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14409

Venezuela: Despite the Crisis, Chavez's Legacy Endures
Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-28
Federico Fuentes reports on his recent visit to Venezuela where he encountered an entirely different reality to that depicted by the mainstream media.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14408

The U.S.-Sponsored Right-Wing Venezuelan Counterrevolution: A Podcast with Dr. Tim Gill
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-28
Dr. Tim Gill, author of "The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela," joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics joint podcast series on Venezuela.
millennialpolitics.co/tim-gill-venezuela/

US Foists 'Humanitarian Aid' on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Kei Pritsker | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-27
If the US really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we talking about sending aid…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/26/us-foists-hum…

Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela's Cuban Doctors
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz, FAIR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-27
VA's Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz examine a recent New York times article about the role of Cuban doctors in Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14406

Eyewitness Venezuela: 20+ City Speaking Tour with Gloria La Riva
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
Gloria La Riva will speak in numerous cities on the current situation in Venezuela, with a progressive perspective on the crucial issues facing the Venezuelan people…
liberationnews.org/eyewitness-venezuela-…

Venezuela ha frustrado otro violento complot estadounidense
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
Pero este último complot demuestra la necesidad urgente de las fuerzas dentro de los Estados Unidos contra la guerra de intensificar el movimiento en las calles para exigir " °Manos fuera de Venezuela!"
liberationnews.org/venezuela-ha-frustrad…

Trump: 'Russia Has to Get Out' of Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-27
Trump told reporters he would "fix" Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14407

The Time for Peace Is Now: An Interview with José Alejandro Delgado
Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-26
Young Venezuelan singer José Alejandro Delgado talks to VA about the current struggle for peace and the role artists should play.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14405

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