2019-05-07: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Pence to Reward Venezuelan Coup Participants with Carrots. telesurenglish.net U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set on Tuesday to offer new incentives to Venezuela's military in an attempt to convince the them to turn against the legitimate President Nicolas Maduro. This move by Pence comes just a week after the failed coup by Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | US Gloats Own Actions to Economically Ruin Venezuela | According to Reuters, Pence is offering a "humanitarian aid" package to Venezuela, which i…

Kevin Zeese (2019-05-07). Embassy Protection Collective: We're Still Here and We're Staying. globalresearch.ca The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS …

Roger Waters (2019-05-07). Video: The Occupation of the American Mind. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. globalresearch.ca This video was originally published in May 2018. | Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world …

Fight Back (2019-05-07). Defending the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC. fightbacknews.org Washington, DC – On May 4, over 100 people came out to support the Embassy Protection Collective that has been inside the Venezuelan embassy, defending it for the past several weeks. | The day also featured a crowd of between 100 and 150 opposition goons. Their numbers grew for a few hours during their opposition-organized outdoor concert. These are people who make no secret of their desire for their own country to be the target of a U.S. invasion. | Inside the embassy, the protectors have ranged in numbers from between 20 and 50 people over the course of the past two weeks. They are living there with the support…

WSWS (2019-05-07). In wake of Venezuela coup fiasco, US military threats mount. wsws.org Both Secretary of State Pompeo and US puppet Juan Guaidó say that "military options" are under consideration.

WSWS (2019-05-07). In wake of Venezuela coup fiasco, US military threats mount. wsws.org Both Secretary of State Pompeo and US puppet Juan Guaidó say that "military options" are under consideration.

Lauren Smith (2019-05-07). Venezuela Is Not Alone — No Esta Sola. globalresearch.ca United States activists stand with President Maduro and the people of Venezuela in resistance to Washington's attempts at regime change. Departing Venezuelan diplomats, ordered out of the country on April 15th by the Trump administration, gave the keys to its …

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-07). Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would be Lawful. globalresearch.ca According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations. | The article states the following: "The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States…" | Nothing in the …

Fight Back (2019-05-07). FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with trade union leader. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – The delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) met with Jacobo Torres, May 6, the international relations coordinator for the Central of Bolivarian Socialist Workers (CBST) and a member of the international relations commission of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). He also is a delegate for the working class in the Constituent National Assembly (ANC). | They met Torres at one of the work stations of Corpoelec, the state-run electricity company that provides power to the entire country. In March, far-right terrorists, with the support of the United States, attacked…

Dan Bacher (2019-05-07). Psyops 101: How Big Oil Infiltrates Public Discourse to Manipulate & Deceive. indybay.org This article is based on an Earth Day presentation that I made at the Events Center at Chabot College on April 25 at the invitation of physics professor Nick Alexander. | Photo of Extinction Rebellion protest banner en route from the State Capitol in Sacramento to the Western States Petroleum Association Office on April 22 by Dan Bacher.

Whitney Webb (2019-05-07). Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran. globalresearch.ca According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a …

Jeb Sprague (2019-05-07). Washington's hybrid war on Venezuela — a very 21st-century attempt at regime change. mronline.org Rather than carry out conventional war, over recent months U.S. officials have sought to promote internal divisions, sabotage, and economic collapse within Venezuela. Here's the full story of Washington's hybrid war on the country. | Source

Imagine a Socialist U.S.A. (2019-05-07). Venezuela Celebrates May Day 2019. indybay.org The May Day 2019 march inspires dreams of a socialist U.S.A. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEIubp9KpCo or | venezuelanalysis.com/video/14466e

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Brazilian VP Opposes Any Military Intervention In Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's attempt to oust Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was not the best decision and likely premature, Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao told reporters last Thursday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Cancels US Trip After New York Venues Refuse To Host Gala Dinner Honoring Him | The Brazilian Vice President, who himself is a retired army general, stated during a radio interview that Guaido's coup attempt was a bad i…

RT (2019-05-06). Fake news alert: CNN says Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido 'won election in January'. rt.com CNN took the concept of "fake news" to a whole new level with a recent report on Venezuela, in which it claimed that citizens "chose" coup leader Juan Guaido over current president Nicolas Maduro in January "elections."

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Guaido's Bluff: Coup Leader Admits Little Military Support. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido told the Washington Post last Saturday that his coup was meant to stir a military uprising to overthrow the government of legitimate President Nicolás Maduro. | RELATED: | Where Is Guaido? Coup Leader Doesn't Show Up To Own Protest | Guaido admitted to the Washington Post that he made many errors during the coup attempt, including his failure to win over the armed forces of the Bolivarian Republic. | During the exclusive interview, Guaido s…

Jason Ditz (2019-05-06). CNN Falsely Claims Venezuela's Guaido Was Elected President in January. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Continuing to try to advance the US narrative that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is the "duly elected" president, CNN went to the trouble on Sunday afternoon of inventing an entire election to base this around. In the CNN report, they declared "pressure is mounting on Maduro to step down, following elections in January in which …

Jason Ditz (2019-05-06). Venezuela's Guaido 'Considering' Asking US to Invade. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has confirmed that he is considering asking the United States to invade Venezuela to install him in power. He says this is one of several options under consideration now. Guaido is keen to see Maduro forcibly removed from power so he can replace him, and after last week's failed US-backed …

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Venezuela Will Defend Itself From Any Foreign Invasion: Arreaza. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Monday the criminal blockade that has been imposed by the United States and its allies against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Russia to US: Do Not Hinder Dialogue in Venezuela, Abandon 'Irresponsible' Plans of Regime Change | According to the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, the U.S.-led blockade "seeks to stifle the Venezuelan economy … More than 5 billion Euros, also gold,…

WSWS (2019-05-06). Israel pounds Gaza, stoking fears of invasion. wsws.org Less than a month after his far-right bloc's victory in last month's elections, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu authorised an aerial assault on Gaza, targeting at least 150 sites over the weekend.

Ben Debney (2019-05-06). Crisis-Afflicted Humanity is like an Alzheimer's Patient Lost in the Forest. counterpunch.org A couple of very useful quotes are attributed to Einstein. The first is his definition of madness as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The second is his observation about the impossibility of solving problems using the thinking that created them. If we combine the two, we can see that More

Staff (2019-05-06). Prince Harry, Meghan 'Absolutely Thrilled' About Birth of Baby Boy. truthdig.com WINDSOR, England—Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a healthy baby boy early Monday, a beaming Prince Harry announced to the world, declaring he's "incredibly proud" of his wife. | The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces (3.26 kilograms) at birth and was born at 5: 26 a.m. (0426 GMT; 12: 26 a.m. EDT). Harry said their son was a little bit overdue and that had given the royal couple more time to contemplate names. | Harry said he was ecstatic about the birth of their first child and promised that more details — such as the baby's nam…

Liberation Staff (2019-05-06). Right-wing mob countered by rally to resist siege on Venezuelan embassy protectors. liberationnews.org In response to an emergency call to action from the Embassy Protection Collective — a group of anti-war activists including members of Popular Resistance, the ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink — people from across the East Coast gathered in Washington, D.C. on May 4 to counter the increasingly abusive right-wing mob that had massed outside the Venezuelan Embassy in an attempt to illegally seize the building on behalf of U.S.-backed coup leader Juan Guaidó.

Ben Norton (2019-05-06). Fake news: CNN falsely claims US-appointed Venezuelan coup leader Guaidó was 'elected'. thegrayzone.com Six CNN journalists produced an article falsely claiming US-appointed Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó was elected, before quietly issuing a…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-06). Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy. theantimedia.com (MPN) — Since April 30, the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington has been under siege by pro-coup activists who have repeatedly stated their intention to prevent the access of food to the people inside, who are living there at the invitation of the elected government of Venezuela. The U.S. Secret Service is outsourcing its desires to remove …

W. T. Whitney Jr., Teresa Melo (2019-05-06). The truth about Venezuela, from Cuban poet Teresa Melo. peoplesworld.org The United States government sees fit to try to change the governments of Cuba and Venezuela. Now the U.S. is exerting all its power and means—not yet U.S. soldiers on the ground in battle positions—to bring down the sovereign Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro. Lies and repeated lies are part of the process. Barriers …

Fight Back (2019-05-06). Testigo en Venezuela: 400,000 trabajadores se reúnen para el Primero de Mayo en Caracas. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela — En el primero de mayo, día del trabajador, en el centro de la ciudad, 400,000 trabajadores acudieron a las calles por dos razones: para honrar su día, el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores; y para celebrar la derrota del intento de golpe de Estado contra su presidente electo Nicolás Maduro. | La energía fue increíble en lo que solo se puede describir como una manifestación de victoria, ya que la clase trabajadora ha derrotado todos los ataques infligidos contra ella por el imperialismo en los últimos 20 años. Los trabajadores marcharon en sus uniformes de trabajo, detrás de las bande…

Joshua Cho (2019-05-06). The Atlantic Illustrates Everything That's Wrong With Media Coverage of Venezuela Sanctions. fair.org by Joshua Cho The Atlantic ( 4/17/19) wonders "whether slow suffocation will prove a match for the myriad international actors that have shored up support for Maduro." | "Trump's Venezuela Policy: Slow Suffocation," an Atlantic report ( 4/17/19) by Uri Friedman and Kathy Gilsinan, passed up a rich opportunity to expose the humanitarian pretexts for economic interv…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-06). Headlines for May 6, 2019. democracynow.org Gaza: Ceasefire Reached After Intense Fighting Kills 25 Palestinians and 4 Israelis, U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Trump Nominates Obama-Era Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan to Head ICE, Ex-WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Joins Board of U.S.'s Largest Jailer of Migrant Children, John Bolton: U.S. Deploying Warships to Send "Message" to Iran, North Korea Tests Missiles As Trump Admin Affirms Nuclear Deal Still on Track, U.N. Warns 40% of North Koreans in Need of Food Assistance, Colombia: Renowned Activist Francia Márquez Escapes Attack by Gunmen, Afghanistan: Taliban Raid Security HQ, Killing…

Jon Queally (2019-05-06). Despite International Law, Pompeo Claims US Military Attack on Venezuela "Would Be Lawful" theantimedia.com (CD) — After U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday morning that President Donald Trump has a "full range of options" when it comes to possible next moves against Venezuela, anti-war critics are wondering what the Democrats in Congress are prepared to do in order to curtail the administration's ongoing threat of using military force to …

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Russia's Lavrov Warns Against US Military Action in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Finland Monday after which he warned that U.S. ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãmilitary intervention in Venezuela would be catastrophic and unjustified. | The two men met on the sidelines of a meeting of the Arctic Council in Finland. | Lavrov told reporters his meeting had been constructive and that the two top diplomats had made decent progress when it came to discussing strategic nuclear stability. | Lavrov also said he was…

Aaron Maté (2019-05-06). Rachel Maddow endorses regime change in Venezuela to "push Russia back," sympathizes with Bolton and Pompeo. thegrayzone.com The top rated MSNBC host took her trademark brand of liberal militarism to new levels by branding efforts to avert…

F. William Engdahl (2019-05-06). Ever More Complex EU Gas Pipeline Geopolitics. globalresearch.ca Israel plans to construct the world's longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just endorsed the project. It …

Whitney Webb (2019-05-06). Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran. mintpressnews.com According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a U.S. attack on Iran, even if Iran itself was not directly responsible.

Staff (2019-05-06). Will the U.S. Start a War Against Iran? truthdig.com This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | On Sunday, May 5, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton announced that the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force had begun to make their way from the Mediterranean Sea toward the coastline of Iran. Iran, Bolton said, had made "a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings." He was, characteristically, not specific. It was enough that Bolton—who has a history of making hazardous statements—had made t…

Staff (2019-05-06). Bolton Threatens Iran as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East. truthout.org In a late Sunday statement warning — without any evidence whatsoever — of "troubling and escalatory" actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security advisor John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. | The United States, said Bolton, "is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike G…

RT (2019-05-06). US deploys aircraft carrier & bombers to Middle East in 'message' to Iran — Bolton. rt.com The US is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East amid mounting animosity and a heated war of words between Washington and Tehran. |

Jake Johnson (2019-05-06). 'Itching for a war,' Bolton threatens Iran with 'unrelenting force' as US bombers deployed to Middle East. nationofchange.org In a late Sunday statement warning — without any evidence whatsoever — of "troubling and escalatory" actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. | The United States, said Bolton, "is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln | Carrier Strike…

Staff (2019-05-06). U.S. Rushes Ships to Middle East Over Unspecified Iran Threats. truthdig.com A defense official cites indications that U.S. forces in the region are potential targets; John Bolton says the move sends a message.

Anya Parampil (2019-05-06). US State Department Publishes, Then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin. mintpressnews.com The Grayzone obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition.

Anya Parampil (2019-05-06). US State Department Publishes, then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin. globalresearch.ca The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition. | *** | On April 24, six …

Whitney Webb (2019-05-06). How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer's "RoundUp" are Driving US Policy in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com With Juan Guaidó's parallel government attempting to take power with the backing of the U.S., it is telling that the top political donors of those in the U.S. most fervently pushing regime change in Venezuela have close ties to Monsanto and major financial stakes in Bayer.

teleSUR (2019-05-06). US Gloats Own Actions to Economically Ruin Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The United States (U.S) government's involvement in the destabilization attempts against Venezuela can no longer be denied or ignored after a document has resurfaced regarding its central role in the operations aimed to oust the legitimate and democratically elected government of the Latin American nation. | RELATED: | US Economic Bullying Devastates Venezuela: Ilhan Omar Denounces | The official document published on April 24, 2019, issued by the State Department, comprises al…

Anya Parampil (2019-05-06). US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department….

unitedEditor (2019-05-06). Israeli offensive, North Korean missiles, Venezuela, Assange. uwidata.com Israel offensive On May 4, the Israel Defense Forces announced an air strike on dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip. The office of the Turkish news agency Anadolu in the Gaza Strip was hit in the course of the offensive. Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu called the incident an example of aggression on the Israeli side, and …

Eds. (2019-05-06). Activists defy right-wing siege at Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC. mronline.org Clashes outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC are continuing with Juan Guaido supporters growing increasingly hostile and violent. | Source

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-06). Pompeo, in Finland, Calls China Claims to Arctic 'Lawlessness'. commondreams.org Pompeo likened the situation to the South China Sea: "fraught with militarization and competing territorial claims." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-06). Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy. mintpressnews.com "It is a strange irony that the same tactics being used against Venezuela are being used against the Embassy Protection Collective." — Activist and Embassy Protector Kevin Zeese…

RT (2019-05-05). 'Any US action in Venezuela would be lawful': Pompeo drums up invasion option after failed coup. rt.com As Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, the US secretary of state said bluntly that President Donald Trump has a "full range" of powers to intervene at will. |

Eds. (2019-05-04). It's only a coup if the U.S. Government says so. mronline.org Media side with Trump cronies rather than common sense in labeling coup a 'protest'. | Source

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