2019-04-09: Social Media Postees

Did the NY Times Violate Its Own Code of Ethics to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter?
Anya Parampil | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-09
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.
mintpressnews.com/new-york-times-violate…

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

America's Coup Efforts in Venezuela Enter Frightening New Phase
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-09
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…
truthdig.com/articles/americas-coup-effo…

Fifty social justice organizations demand Trump stop aggression against Venezuela
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-09
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/fifty-social-ju…

Venezuela combats sanctions with solidarity
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-04-09
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
workers.org/2019/04/08/venezuela-combats…

Even Saudi Arabia Threatens to Ditch Dollar for Oil Trade over US Bullying Policies
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-09
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 …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-threatens…

Brazil: 10 Troops Arrested After Firing 80 Shots at Family Car
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-09
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-10-Troops…

An open letter to the Congressional Black Caucus on the U.S.'s attacks on Venezuela and Cuba
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-09
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…
mronline.org/2019/04/09/an-open-letter-t…

Arreaza: Venezuela Will Send Oil to Cuba Despite U.S. Sanctions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-09
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Arreaza-Venezuel…

Left-wing Venezuelan group offers a rare critique of their country's government
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-09
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…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/09/left-wing-venezuelan-group-offers-a-rare-critique-of-their-countrys-government/

Evo Morales, Erdogan Strengthen Economic Ties in Turkey Visit
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-09
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Morales-Meet…

An on-the-ground look at Venezuela's 'collapsing' health service
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-09
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…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/09/an-on-the-ground-look-at-venezuelas-collapsing-health-service/

Cuba for More Participative Migration Policies, Diplomat Says (+Photo)
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-09
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Receives Positive Answer from Montevideo Mechanism
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-09
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

SF Viewing Party: Eyewitness Venezuela Webinar w/ Anti-War Leaders
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-04-09
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/08/1882262…

Venezuelan People Support the Revolution, Cabello Asserts
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-09
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

US Imposes Even More Sanctions on Venezuela as Rival Protests Held
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-09
(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 …

US Imposes Even More Sanctions on Venezuela as Rival Protests Held

Venezuela sabotage, evil Russians: 5 times video games were just blatant US war propaganda
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-09
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. | …
rt.com/usa/456054-video-games-us-propaga…

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/

Socialism Has to Be Feminist or It Won't Be Emancipatory: A Conversation with Indhira Libertad Rodriguez
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-08
In this interview, a young feminist intellectual looks at how feminism intersects with the anti-imperialist and anticapitalist struggles.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14424

Venezuela: US Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Rival Marches Held
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-08
Washington further tightened the screws on Venezuela's oil industry Friday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14423

Brazil and US Work to Destabilize Venezuela, Bolsonaro Says
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-08
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.
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-and-US-Wo…

Over 40 Groups Call on Congress to Oppose Sanctions, Military Intervention
Various | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-08
Several US groups are pressuring Congress to oppose sanctions and military intervention against Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14422

UN Rapporteur: US Sanctions on 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…

The CIA "hybrid war" against Venezuela
Achille Lollo | workers.org | 2019-04-08
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
workers.org/2019/04/07/the-cia-hybrid-wa…

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…

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

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…

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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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

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/

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…

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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/

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…

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

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

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