2019-04-17: Social Media Postees

How the Pentagon and CIA push Venezuela regime-change propaganda in video games
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2019-04-17
The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations of Venezeula's socialist leader and sabotage of its electrical infrastructure. | Source…
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Trump's Neocon Administration Want War in Venezuela: Gabbard
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
U.S. congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii sat down for an interview with MSNBC Tuesday to discuss her campaign for the presidency and her views on a number of topics, including the potential military intervention in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Peruvian Journalist Wins Pulitzer Prize For Critiquing Trump | Gabbard told the Hardball host Chris Matthews that U.S. President Donald Trump is surrounded by "neocon war hawks" that want war with Venezuela, despite the catastrophic effects t…
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Guaido Takes Credit for Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Juan Guaido of the Venezuelan opposition took to Twitter Tuesday to take credit for the humanitarian aid delivery that was provided by the Red Cross to the people of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | Venezuelan UN Envoy: Secret Meetings Taking Place to Plan War | Guaido boasted via his Twitter: "They lied to Venezuela and the world, denied the emergency and denied aid to a town that asks for food and medicines. But before our pressure and firmness, they had no choice but to…
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The Latin American left's setbacks: what does it all mean?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-17
Steve Ellner and Alan Freeman talk about the Pink Tide and what came after in Venezuela and in the Latin American region. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/17/the-latin-americ…

Preventing the Sale of Venezuelan Oil to Cuba: Killing Two Birds with a Stone
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Recent US sanctions have been directed at the heart of Venezuela's economy: the oil industry, an industry that has also been crippled by the continued sabotages on the electric power grid of the country. | But when you think that enough …
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Indonesia Decides: Election Candidates and Complications
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Elections are underway in Indonesia, and millions are heading to the polls to vote between the incumbent President Joko Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a rematch of the 2014 elections. | RELATED: | Indonesia Probes Possible Overseas Electoral Fraud in Malaysia | Both candidates have already placed their votes this morning. | Polls are scheduled to close at 6 P.M. GMT with exit poll results expected within the next couple of hours. The projected frontrunner is Widodo,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indonesia-Decide…

Pet Deer Kills Man, Badly Injures Woman in Australia's Outback
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
A man was killed and a woman was left badly injured Wednesday when their pet deer attacked them on their property in Australia's Outback region, local police said. | RELATED: | Great Barrier Reef Severely Damaged By Coral Bleaching | Following the deer attack, emergency services were called to the home to treat the couple, who were identified as Mandi and Paul McDonald. | "The man died at the scene," police said in a statement obtained by the AFP News Agency. "The woman has been airl…
telesurenglish.net/news/Pet-Deer-Kills-M…

Pentagon ordered to draft military plans to counter Russia and China in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
The report of active planning for US military intervention followed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's provocative visit to the Venezuelan-Colombian border on Sunday.
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'Policy of scapegoating': Ron Paul speaks against US militarism feasting on China & Russia threats
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
The US should step away from belligerent rhetoric and wind down its wasteful militaristic policies, former congressman Ron Paul told RT, after its Secretary of State accused Beijing and Moscow of bankrolling the Venezuelan leader. | …
rt.com/usa/456777-ron-paul-china-us/

'Shameful': With Millions on Brink of Famine in Yemen, Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Complicity
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-17
Congress urged to "pull out the stops to confront this president who thinks starving millions of Yemenis is a price worth paying for high arms industry profits." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Asesores de Trump se reúnen en Washington para evaluar ataque militar contra Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-16
EXCLUSIVA: Alejado de la mirada pública, el CSIS presidió reunión de alto nivel, y off the record, para explorar opciones…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/16/trump-csis-re…

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Trump & the Bolton-Pompeo Axis
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
Patrick Lawrence eyes the U.S. president's difficulties with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton as he tries to resume peace talks with Pyongyang. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Moon Jae-in's Oval Office meeting… Read more ?…
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Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela? What Crisis?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Will the Trump regime order military action against Venezuela on the phony pretexts of humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect (R2P)? | Though highly unlikely, we've seen it many times before — "humanitarian" naked aggression, raping and destroying nations for their …
globalresearch.ca/humanitarian-crisis-ve…

Despite Washington's best efforts, Venezuelans are resisting the return of neoliberalism
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. Like a precision laser, most coverage of Venezuela in recent years … | Read more Despite Washington's best efforts, Venezuelans are resisting the return of neoliberalism | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/16/despite-washingtons-best-efforts-venezuelans-are-resisting-the-return-of-neoliberalism/

Defending Venezuela: Two Approaches
Chris Gilbert | mronline.org | 2019-04-16
The law of diminishing returns does not have to operate in the field of international solidarity. | Source…
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The Latin American Left's Setbacks: What Does It All Mean?
Alan Freeman — Canadian Dimension | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-16
Steve Ellner and Alan Freeman talk about the Pink Tide and what came after in Venezuela and in the Latin American region.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14432

Mike Pompeo Continues Venezuela Regime Change Tour — Vows to 'Tighten Noose'
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-16
UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy has criticized the use of sanctions to promote regime change, while former UN Expert Alfred de Zayas likened sanctions to "medieval sieges," meant to bring countries "to their knees."
mintpressnews.com/canada-imposes-fresh-s…

A chronicle to define what collectives are in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-16
The first time I saw a collective in action and what it's capable of, I was just a little kid. I'd been, about nine, maybe ten. That takes us back to 1969, in the hills of Los Frailes in Catia, in the upper part of the Macayapa neighbourhood, at the foot of the Waraira Repano. | Source…
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The Truth about Venezuela: Speaking events April 18-29
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Mainstream media is spreading lies and half truths about the crisis in Venezuela. Canadians are not immune to this influence. Recently Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced more sanctions against the Maduro government on the grounds that he is …
globalresearch.ca/the-truth-about-venezu…

What I saw in Venezuela revealed a horrifying gap between reporting and reality
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. Imagine you're taken to Venezuela, but you're never told where you're going … | Read more What I saw in Venezuela revealed a horrifying gap between reporting and reality | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/16/what-i-saw-in-venezuela-revealed-a-horrifying-gap-between-reporting-and-reality/

Africa as Colonial as Ever: US "New Africa Strategy" Old Oil in New Bottles
Erica Jung | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-16
Months after U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the "New Africa Strategy" at the Heritage Foundation, the US' new policy has killed civilians, exploited Africa's resources and used the continent as a battleground for provoking tensions with Russia and China.
mintpressnews.com/us-new-africa-strategy…

China First Quarter GDP Growth at 6.4 Percent Beats Naysayers
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
China's economy grew at a steady 6.4 percent pace in the first quarter from a year earlier, defying expectations for a slowdown, as industrial output jumped sharply. | The upbeat readings, which also showed faster growth in retail sales and investment, are likely to add to optimism that China's cooling economy may be starting to stabilize, relieving some investor anxiety over sputtering global demand. | RELATED: | 'Pompeo has Lost His Mind': Chinese Ambassador to Chile | Analysts polled…
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Pentagon Developing Military Options to Deter Russia and China in Venezuela
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-16
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Under the orders of John Bolton, the Pentagon is busily developing new military options for Venezuela, both for the imposition of regime change, and more specifically for trying to deter either Russia or China from doing anything to help President Maduro. While officials continue to insist "all options are on the table," Pentagon officials say that they …

Pentagon Developing Military Options to Deter Russia and China in Venezuela

Venezuela Celebrates Foundation of Barrio Adentro Mission
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Caracas, April 16 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro assured the Venezuelan people celebrate this Tuesday the 16th anniversary of the miracle called Barrio Adentro Mission, a medical-community program supported by Cuban doctors.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Brazil Confirms Official Withdrawal from Unasur
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Brasilia, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Brazil confirmed its official withdrawal from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), a decision that was already adopted by Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia, according to a communiqué from the Foreign Ministry, quoted by local media on Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Cuba Reaffirms Medical Collaboration with Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health collaborators reaffirmed their commitment to the Venezuelan people on celebrating this Tuesday the 16th anniversary of the Barrio Adentro program in that nation.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Strengthens Peace Diplomacy Despite Coup Plans
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has strengthened diplomacy for peace despite coup and interventionist plans that have emerged in the region led by the United States against Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Colombia Seizes 192 Tons of Drugs this Year
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 192 tons of drugs have been seized in Colombia so far this year, local authorities confirmed Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Supreme Court Rejects Canadian Coercive Measures
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Caracas, April 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), Maikel Moreno, rejected on Tuesday the coercive measures adopted by the Government of Canada against a group of representatives of the Judicial Branch of Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela to Denounce US, Colombia Illegal Trade Practices before WTO
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will request an Arbitration Forum from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to protest the illegal commercial practices of the United States and Colombia.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-15
The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/15/video-how-the…

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange's arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his people …
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Watch | The Top Five Special Interests Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-15
Think about who gets rich off of the Venezuela regime-change agenda. It's the same people that said we had to invade Iraq in order to prevent nuclear apocalypse. It's the same people who said the world would stop turning on its axis if we didn't carpet bomb Libya and Syria.
mintpressnews.com/watch-the-top-five-spe…

Who Are Venezuela's Colectivos?
Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-15
Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes recently visited Venezuela, and offers his account on the famed "colectivos" who are so demonized by the mainstream press.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14430

Documents show US and Latin American officials secretly planned military attack on Venezuela
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
According to documents revealed by the Grayzone, Washington-based right-wing thinktank the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a secret meeting with top … | Read more Documents show US and Latin American officials secretly planned military attack on Venezuela | By John McEvoy…
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Venezuela: Canada Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Pompeo Vows to 'Tighten Noose'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-15
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Lima Group have pledged more sanctions against Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14431

Defiant resistance: the Venezuelan crises and the possibility of another world
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-15
Bob Dylan once said, "Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late." February 23rd, 2019, was the day that Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed President of Venezuela, had "authorized" "humanitarian aid" to enter Venezuela, an attempt to force the Maduro government, and thus the Venezuelan people, to their knees. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/15/defiant-resistan…

The Plan to Save Our Economy
Greg Kaufmann | thenation.com | 2019-04-15
The Plan to Save Our Economy…
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Attendees of Secret Meeting for 'US Military Assault' on Venezuela Revealed
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-15
(CD) — A group dedicated to regime change in Venezuela held a secret meeting on overthrowing the country's government last week, according to reporting from The Grayzone Project. Journalist Max Blumenthal on Sunday revealed a list of meeting attendees he obtained over the weekend from a source. Exclusive: DC's @CSIS hosted a who's who of Trump Latin America advisors for …

Attendees of Secret Meeting for 'US Military Assault' on Venezuela Revealed

Trump Administration Mulls Attacking Venezuela
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-15
(ANTIWAR.COM) — On Wednesday, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an "off-the-record" event during which a number of President Trump's highest ranking advisers discussed the possibility of a US military attack on Venezuela. This included a number of State Department and National Security Council officials, along with officials dispatched from Colombian and Brazilian embassies. Representatives …

Trump Administration Mulls Attacking Venezuela

US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-14
EXCLUSIVE: Away from the public eye, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank hosted a top-level, off-the-record…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/13/us-military-a…

Por qué las mujeres defienden la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela
Claudia Andrade | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-13
"Los dolores del mundo son más grandes para las mujeres … y aún más grandes para las mujeres de la clase popular, de la clase más pobre" dijo Hugo Chávez en un discurso en 2012.
liberationnews.org/por-que-las-mujeres-d…

Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of 'chaos' in Libya
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan's protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan; continued fighting in Libya's capital; and an update on Colombia's peace process.
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Can the Bolivarian Revolution Survive the Venezuelan Crisis?
ROAR Collective | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-12
Creating the space for and allowing the Bolivarian Revolution to flourish is perhaps the most important achievement of Venezuela's Chavista government — but can it survive the current crisis? Dario Azzellini, George Ciccarello-Maher and VA's Cira Pascual Marquina opine in this abridged ROAR compendium.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14427

Is the U.S. Prepared to Accept a Defeat in Venezuela?
Marco Teruggi, Pagina 12 | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-12
Analyst Marco Teruggi takes stock of the US-backed coup attempt and discusses what comes next.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14428

Sudan's President Carries Out Coup to Defuse Movement Against Him
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-12
Prof. Khalid Ahmed says that what looks like a military coup against Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir is actually of the president's own making, to defuse the growing movement and ICC indictment against him…
therealnews.com/stories/sudans-president…

Who are Venezuela's colectivos?
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela's colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out. | As we walked around the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas, an announcement came through Cucaracho's walkie talkie: "We are in a war and the main target of this offensive is the popular movements, the colectivos. This is no coincidence: they know the colectivos are their main obstacle and 23 de Enero is the tip of the iceberg." | Cucaracho — "that's what they call me" — is a member of the…
greenleft.org.au/content/who-are-venezuela%E2%80%99s-colectivos

US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-11
Diplomatic battles rage on at international bodies such as the UNSC, the OAS and the IMF.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14426

Dictator: Media Code for 'Government We Don't Like'
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-04-11
Most dictatorships in the world are supported by the United States (Truthout, 9/23/17)–but this isn't true of most governments described by US media as "dictatorships." | Let's start with a quiz: Quick! Name some dictators! | I'm willing to bet most of you responded with just a few of the same names: Assad, Putin, Castro, Kim Jong-un, Gaddafi, Maduro. This is not because they are the only dictators in the world (far from it), or that all of them even necessarily qualify for the title, but pre…
fair.org/home/dictator-media-code-for-go…

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