2019-04-10: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-04-10). More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to intensify the sanctions that are strangling Venezuela's economy. Mark Weisbrot says this is largely possible because members of Congress are unaware of the suffering the sanctions are causing in Venezuela…

STAFF (2019-04-10). Pompeo: Sanctions Increase "Pain and Suffering" in Venezuela (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Sec. of State Mike Pompeo recently openly admitted that the sanctions are causing pain and suffering and that this would accelerate the process of toppling the Maduro government. Mark Weisbrot discusses the approach and what Democrats and progressives could do to stop this…

Anya Parampil (2019-04-10). OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid. thegrayzone.com In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…

Eric Walberg (2019-04-10). Somalia, Afghanistan: A Tale of Two Failed States. globalresearch.ca Somalia achieved independence only in 1960, and major general Said Barre took power in a coup in 1969. By the 1970s, Somalia was prospering, free of British/ Italian 'protection', socialist, a model third world state from the Soviet point of …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-10). Venezuela Walks from OAS as Body Violates Charter in Support of US-Backed Coup. mintpressnews.com "You have converted the OAS into an empty shell that has violated its own principles and you're now proving that our decision to resign was the correct one. We are leaving the OAS and we will never come back. — Venezuela representative Asbina Marin…

teleSUR (2019-04-10). Venezuela's Moncada Fires Back at Pence in Heated UNSC Exchange. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Security Council met Wednesday to discuss the current situation in Venezuela, a high-level meeting in which the United States Vice President Mike Pence participated. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Isolates US Over Golan Decision | During his speech before the Security Council, Vice…

John McEvoy (2019-04-10). The tussle for Venezuela's oil shows the West isn't taking climate chaos seriously. thecanary.co There should be no doubt that Venezuela's current crisis revolves around oil. With the world's largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela's natural wealth has long … | Read more The tussle for Venezuela's oil shows the West isn't taking climate chaos seriously | By John McEvoy

teleSUR (2019-04-10). Cuba: The New Constitution Comes Into Force Today. telesurenglish.net The National Assembly of the People's Power (ANNP) will proclaim Wednesday the new Cuban Constitution during a session honoring the 1869 Constitution of Guaimaro, the first supreme law that the 'Republic under Arms' adopted while fighting against the Spanish crown. | RELATED: | Arreaza: Venezuela Will Send Oil to Cuba Despite U.S. Sanctions | "Neither Cu…

teleSUR (2019-04-10). Turkey's Erdogan calls for annulment of Istanbul election. telesurenglish.net Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said electoral authorities should annul Istanbul's local elections due to irregularities, notably over the appointment of ballot box officials, the pro-government Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Meets Erdogan in Turkey Visit, Both Reject US Intervention in Venezuela | Initial results indicate the main opposition Republican People's Party narrowly won control of Turkey's biggest city in the…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-10). Venezuela: US Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Rival Marches Held. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Eds. (2019-04-10). U.S. is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and 'needed' intervention. mronline.org America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state's ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. | Source

United Nations (2019-04-10). Venezuela's needs 'significant and growing' UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as 'unparalleled' exodus continues. un.org Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the "very real humanitarian problem" facing the country, where close to 7 million people are in dire need of aid, and some 5,000 people continue to flee across borders every day.

Eresh Omar Jamal (2019-04-10). The Fall of Baghdad 16 Years Ago. globalresearch.ca Three weeks into the invasion of Iraq, coalition forces led by the US army entered Baghdad and formally occupied it on April 9, 2003. The city's infrastructure was seriously damaged. The Al-Yarmouk Hospital in the south received about 100 new …

plenglish (2019-04-10). UN Pays Little Heed to Venezuelan Migration and Economic Issues. plenglish.com United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Presided over this month by the United Kingdom, the UN Security Council looks into what some refers to Venezuela's migration and economic crisis, but ignores the causes and sanctions that create them.

RT (2019-04-10). Those who started Russia probe were attempting a 'coup', AG must start investigation — Trump. rt.com President Donald Trump has called the FBI's investigation into alleged 'Russian collusion' a "coup" attempt, and said he wants Attorney General William Barr to investigate the probe's origins. |

plenglish (2019-04-10). Over 200,000 Soldiers Will Guarantee Safe Easter in Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 security officers will be active in Venezuela to guarantee peace and quiet during the Holy Week celebrations, Justice and Peace Minister Nestor Reverol said Wednesday.

plenglish (2019-04-10). Russian Company Will Invest in Venezuelan Mining Production. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Minister for Ecological Mining Development, Victor Cano, notified that representatives of a Russian company expressed their intention to invest in Venezuela to boost mining production.

plenglish (2019-04-10). U.S. Interference in Venezuela Denounced at U.N. plenglish.com 10 de abril de 2019, 16: 29United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia"s permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, denounced on Wednesday the interference of the United States in Venezuela and its hostile actions that seek a change of government in that South American nation.

plenglish (2019-04-10). Tribunes for Sovereignty Deployed in Venezuelan Municipalities. plenglish.com 10 de abril de 2019, 16: 16Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) All Venezuelan municipalities will install as of this Wednesday "anti-imperialist tribunes in defense of national sovereignty and peace", according to authorities of the United Socialist Party of the nation (PSUV).

plenglish (2019-04-10). Colombian Indigenous Communities Criticize Duque's Stance. plenglish.com Bogota, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) described as a rude President Ivan Duque"s decision to not meet in an open assembly with the participants in the Minga in southwestern Colombia.

plenglish (2019-04-10). Power Service Reestablished in Venezuela after New Interruption. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Power service was gradually reestablished in several areas of Caracas and other Venezuelan regions on Wednesday, after a new interruption on Tuesday night.

plenglish (2019-04-10). President Maduro Ratifies Commitment to the Development of Science. plenglish.com Caracas, April 10 (Prensa Latina) On Wednesday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed his commitment to scientific development for the country"s economy on World Science and Technology Day.

ANSWER Coalition (2019-04-10). SF Viewing Party: Eyewitness Venezuela Webinar w/ Anti-War Leaders. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

plenglish (2019-04-10). Venezuela Denounces Subordination of OAS to US Interests. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Wednesday the subordination of the Organization of American States (OAS) to US interests after accepting Gustavo Tarre as "designated" by the nation.

plenglish (2019-04-10). U.S. Attacks Venezuela in UN Security Council. plenglish.com 10 de abril de 2019, 16: 13United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) In clear interference in Venezuela"s internal affairs, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the U.N. Security Council today that his government will continue to adopt sanctions against that country.

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 NY Times Violate Its Own Ethics Code 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…

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

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

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.

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 …

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…

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.

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

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.

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,…

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.

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…

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 …

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…

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). 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…

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.