2019-04-09: News Headlines

Emile Schepers (2019-04-09). Fifty social justice organizations demand Trump stop aggression against Venezuela. peoplesworld.org The Venezuela situation remains dangerous and volatile, but opposition to the Trump administration's bullying "regime change" efforts in that country may be growing in the United States. Since March 11, there has been a series of electrical blackouts which the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blames on cybernetic and other sabotage carried out by …

Sara Flounders (2019-04-09). Venezuela combats sanctions with solidarity. workers.org In its latest act of international piracy against the people of Venezuela, the U.S. government has targeted the shipment of oil between the Bolivarian Republic and socialist Cuba. These new sanctions have been imposed on the 34 ships operated by Venezuela's state-run oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., as well . . . | Continue reading Venezuela combats sanctions with solidarity at Workers.org

Eds. (2019-04-09). An open letter to the Congressional Black Caucus on the U.S.'s attacks on Venezuela and Cuba. mronline.org Greetings. We write to urge you to support the international and domestic efforts to thwart the Unites States' unlawful attempts to change the existing governments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Cuba. | Source

Anya Parampil (2019-04-09). Did the NY Times Violate Its Own Code of Ethics to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter? mintpressnews.com After the New York Times was slammed for obscuring comedian Joanna Hausmann's family ties to the Guaido shadow regime, her coup-plotting father appeared online to defend her with a stream of insults.

Anya Parampil (2019-04-09). Did the NY Times Violate Its Own Code of Ethics to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter? thegrayzone.com After the New York Times was slammed for obscuring comedian Joanna Hausmann's family ties to the Guaido shadow regime, her…

Telesur (2019-04-09). Even Saudi Arabia Threatens to Ditch Dollar for Oil Trade over US Bullying Policies. globalresearch.ca Saudi Arabia threatens to sell oil in currencies other than the dollar if Washington passes a bill exposing the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to U.S. antitrust lawsuits. | The No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act (NOPEC), which was …

teleSUR (2019-04-09). Brazil: 10 Troops Arrested After Firing 80 Shots at Family Car. telesurenglish.net The Brazilian Army said on Monday that 10 soldiers have been arrested and charged with shooting into a car carrying an innocent family in Rio de Janiero, killing the driver and injuring two other people Sunday evening. | RELATED: | Brazil and US Work to Destabilize Venezuela, Bolsonaro Says | Police accused soldiers of firing over 80 shots into the car, killing Evaldo dos Santos Rosa, 51, who was driving his family to a baby shower in northern Rio de Janiero, – a passenger and pass…

John McEvoy (2019-04-09). Left-wing Venezuelan group offers a rare critique of their country's government. thecanary.co This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. Though we often hear criticism of Venezuela's government from the … | Read more Left-wing Venezuelan group offers a rare critique of their country's government | By John McEvoy

teleSUR (2019-04-09). Arreaza: Venezuela Will Send Oil to Cuba Despite U.S. Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Monday that his country will continue to send oil to Cuba despite the U.S. sanctions on vessels transporting oil to the Latin American island. | RELATED: | Punched-Out: US Cancels Deal Between MLB and Cuban Baseball Federation | "Venezuela will always fulfill its commitments with the brotherly people of…

John McEvoy (2019-04-09). An on-the-ground look at Venezuela's 'collapsing' health service. thecanary.co This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. If there is a 'humanitarian crisis' in Venezuela, the country's health service … | Read more An on-the-ground look at Venezuela's 'collapsing' health service | By John McEvoy

teleSUR (2019-04-09). Evo Morales, Erdogan Strengthen Economic Ties in Turkey Visit. telesurenglish.net President of Bolivia Evo Morales arrived Monday in the Turkish capital Ankara and met with his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a first-ever visit to Turkey by a sitting Bolivian president in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations. | RELATED: | Turkey's Erdogan, Russia's Putin to Talk Bilateral Agreements | Earlier Tuesday, the Bolivian leader paid tribute to founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatàºrk at his mausole…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-04-09). SF Viewing Party: Eyewitness Venezuela Webinar w/ Anti-War Leaders. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

plenglish (2019-04-09). Cuba for More Participative Migration Policies, Diplomat Says (+Photo). plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The new migration policies fostered by the Cuban Foreign Ministry currently encourage the participation of Cubans living abroad in the development of the country.

plenglish (2019-04-09). Venezuelan People Support the Revolution, Cabello Asserts. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) along with the Venezuelan people are currently in civic-military union, key support of the Bolivarian Revolution, reiterated the first Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello.

Venezuela Analysis (2019-04-09). US Imposes Even More Sanctions on Venezuela as Rival Protests Held. theantimedia.com (VA) — The US Treasury Department imposed a new round of sanctions targeting Venezuela's oil industry on Friday. The measures identified 34 vessels owned by Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA as "blocked property" in a bid to further tighten the screws on Venezuela's oil sector. "Treasury is taking action against vessels and entities transporting oil, providing a lifeline to …

RT (2019-04-09). Venezuela sabotage, evil Russians: 5 times video games were just blatant US war propaganda. rt.com It's long been known that Hollywood works hand-in-glove with the CIA to produce entertainment imbued with unsubtle pro-US messaging — but the use of video games as propaganda, while as common, is less talked about.

plenglish (2019-04-09). Venezuela Receives Positive Answer from Montevideo Mechanism. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-Minister of Communications, William Castillo, described on Tuesday as positive the response of the signatory countries of the Montevideo Agreement to the call of the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, to dialogue without violence.

STAFF (2019-04-09). America's Coup Efforts in Venezuela Enter Frightening New Phase. truthdig.com The United States is taking illegal and dangerous actions to execute regime change in Venezuela. In January, Juan Guaidó declared himself "interim president," in a strategy orchestrated by the United States to seize power from President Nicolás Maduro. | In March, Guaidó announced that "Operation Freedom," an organization established to overthrow the Maduro government, would take certain "tactical actions" beginning on April 6. Part of t…

Achille Lollo (2019-04-08). The CIA "hybrid war" against Venezuela. workers.org Lollo is a journalist and video maker, who because of his activity in the Italian revolutionary left, had to live in exile from 1975 to 2010. This article was published in tlaxcala-int.org, the international network of translators for linguistic diversity, in Italian and Portuguese on April 3 and in English on April . . . | Continue reading The CIA "hybrid war" against Venezuela at Workers.org

STAFF (2019-04-08). Sec. of State Pompeo Protecting Bush Jr. from War Crimes Prosecution (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com 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…

STAFF (2019-04-08). Sec. of State Pompeo Protects Bush Jr. from War Crimes Prosecution (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com 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…

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-08). Socialism Has to Be Feminist or It Won't Be Emancipatory: A Conversation with Indhira Libertad Rodriguez. venezuelanalysis.com In this interview, a young feminist intellectual looks at how feminism intersects with the anti-imperialist and anticapitalist struggles.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-08). Venezuela: US Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Rival Marches Held. venezuelanalysis.com Washington further tightened the screws on Venezuela's oil industry Friday.

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

teleSUR (2019-04-08). Brazil and US Work to Destabilize Venezuela, Bolsonaro Says. telesurenglish.net Bolsonaro said on Monday he was working with the U.S. in order to destabilize the Venezuelan Army. | During an interview with Jovem Pan radio, Bolsonaro said that if there is a military invasion in Venezuela, he would seek the counsel of Brazil's National Defense Council and Congress on what action his country should take. | RELATED: | Brazil's Bolsonaro Says Nazism Was 'a Leftist Movement' | "We cannot allow Venezuela to become a new Cuba or North Korea," the right-wing president said.

Various (2019-04-08). Over 40 Groups Call on Congress to Oppose Sanctions, Military Intervention. venezuelanalysis.com Several US groups are pressuring Congress to oppose sanctions and military intervention against Venezuela.

John McEvoy (2019-04-08). Hear the Venezuelan voices that the corporate media chooses to ignore. thecanary.co 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

Strategic Culture (2019-04-08). Why 'Russiagate' is the Same as 'WMD in Iraq' for America's Mainstream Media. theantimedia.com (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 …

unitedEditor (2019-04-07). Why is the US preparing for war against Venezuela's electric grid? uwidata.com 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 …

STAFF (2019-04-07). What is a "Guaidó"? A Cowboy in Caracas (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com 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…

STAFF (2019-04-07). What is a "Guaidó"? A Cowboy in Caracas (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com 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…

United Nations (2019-04-05). Venezuelans brave torrential border river, face exploitation, abuse — UN urges greater protection. un.org 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.

susan_p (2019-04-05). Venezuela: Guaido stripped of immunity, protest erupt over blackouts. greenleft.org.au 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…

pip.hinman (2019-04-05). Interview: How Chemist Warehouse workers won. greenleft.org.au After a 16-day strike, workers at Chemist Warehouse distribution centres declared victory on March 28. Among their biggest gains were an 18.75% wage rise over four years and the conversion of labour hire workers to permanent positions after six months of work. | These are significant wins — and much better than those that workers have been winning recently in times of wage stagnation and high unemployment. | Workers at Chemist Warehouse distribution centres in Somerton and Preston, in Melbourne, and Eagle Farm, in Brisbane, began their indefinite strike on March 12 over three main issues: a wage rise to bri…

Millennial Politics Team (2019-04-04). Afro-Venezuelans and the Bolivarian Revolution: A Discussion with Akinyele Umoja. millennialpolitics.co 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…

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

pip.hinman (2019-04-04). Federal elections: Why you should support the socialists. greenleft.org.au 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…

Fred_F (2019-04-04). Venezuela delegation urges concrete solidarity action. greenleft.org.au 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…

pip.hinman (2019-04-04). Mandatory detention: A history of bipartisan cruelty. greenleft.org.au 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…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-03). Rep. Ro Khanna on WH Security Clearances, Ending Support for the Saudi War in Yemen, and Venezuela. democracynow.org 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.

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

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

Steve Striffler — Common Dreams (2019-04-02). Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism. venezuelanalysis.com 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.

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

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

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

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

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-31). All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. millennialpolitics.co 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…

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

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

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