2019-01-31: Social Media Postees

Internal US Gov't Document Outlines Program of 'Economic Warfare' on Venezuela
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-01-31
An internal government document reveals tactics of "economic warfare" and "financial weapons" the US is using against Venezuela in the… | The post Internal US Gov't Document Outlines Program of 'Economic Warfare' on Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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Opposition Protests Flop As Chavista Marches Surge
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-31
Protests called by self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido for Jan. 30 were much smaller and calmer than anticipated, and limited to the upper-class neighborhoods in the east of the capital of Caracas. Meanwhile, supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro came out to protest intervention by foreign actors. | RELATED | We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro | Guaido made an appearance at Central University Hospital where he was surrounded by just hundr…
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People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad
Peter Certo | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-31
For some months now, Venezuela's socialist government has lurched through a series of escalating crises — hyperinflation, mass protests, political violence — while both the government and its opposition have flirted with authoritarianism. It isn't pretty — and to hear the right wing tell it, it's the future the U.S. left wants for our own country. As if to prevent that, the Trump administration is now fomenting a coup in Venezuela.
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Venezuela detains foreign journalists amid crackdown on protests
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-31
Five journalists, three working for Spanish news agency EFE and two French reporters, detained in Venezuela this week.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/venezuela-det…

As U.S. Moves to Oust Maduro, Is Invading Venezuela Next?
Allan Nairn | zcomm.org | 2019-01-31
The United States is continuing to ratchet up pressure on the Venezuelan government in an attempt to topple President Nicolás Maduro…
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Civilians in Police Crosshairs as France Adopts Totalitarian Tactics to Squash Yellow Vests
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-31
The insanity of Macron supporting the "uprising" in Venezuela while sanctioning vicious reprisals against his own people at home is glaringly obvious to all but Macron and his backers. | The post Civilians in Police Crosshairs as France Adopts Totalitarian Tactics to Squash Yellow Vests appeared first on MintPress News.
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An Invasion of Venezuela Isn't A "Far-Fetched Scenario"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
While Guaido and his self-declared "government"(-in-waiting) are downplaying the prospects of a military invasion to topple Maduro, the reality is that such a scenario really isn't all that far-fetched and could even succeed in the event that only a limited … | The post An Invasion of Venezuela Isn't A "Far-Fetched Scenario" appeared first on Global Research.
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Canada Labour Congress Rejects Intervention in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-31
As Canada joins efforts by the Venezuelan right-wing opposition, the United States, and right-wing governments in Latin America to oust democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro, Canada's Labour Congress, representing over three million Canadian workers, issued a statement Wednesday calling on the Justin Trudeau government to promote dialogue instead of intervention and a military coup. | IN DEPTH: | Venezuela Confronts US-backed Right-wing Coup | "Venezuelans need to resolve the…
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Venezuela: No to Intervention, No to Maduro
John Feffer | zcomm.org | 2019-01-31
The left has a proud tradition of both democracy and anti-imperialism. It's critical to keep both traditions in mind when addressing the current crisis in Venezuela…
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5 Facts Exposing Hypocrisy of Right-wing Gov'ts on Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-31
After an attempted coup in Venezuela, countries led by right-wing governments like the United States, France, Brazil, etc. came forward in support of Juan Guaido who illegally declared himself as "interim president" of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro | teleSUR takes a look at the hypocrisy of five governments which have unfairly accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of various wrongdoings while turning a blind eye…
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Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-31
Latest updates as Venezuela plunges into a major crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro's presidency.
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Russia denounces U.S. cynicism sanctioning Venezuelan PDVSA
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-01-31
Russia denounced Tuesday the U.S. cynicism by announcing sanctions against the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA and excluding from that sanction U.S. companies operating in the South American nation. | Source…
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Peculiarities of U.S. imperialism in Latin America
James Petras | mronline.org | 2019-01-31
Venezuela, the current target of U.S., President Donald Trump, is a case illustrating the 'peculiarities' of imperialist politics. We will proceed to outline the background, techniques and impact of the imperial power grab. | Source…
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Democracy in the Americas
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-01-31
The U.S. Pot and the Venezuelan Kettle…
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People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad
Peter Certo | commondreams.org | 2019-01-31
National security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence before the start of a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House June 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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What Has Happened in Venezuela Is a Coup. Trump's Denial Is Dangerous
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, The Guardian | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-31
Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. Now the US and rightwing regimes may seek an excuse to intervene in support.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14280

A Note on the Crime Against Venezuela
J. B. Gerald | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
To clarify the importance of the January 23rd coup attempt in Venezuela we remember that ever since WWII the customary motivation for violations of the Convention on Genocide has been to gain a region's natural resources. For example Iraq, Libya, … | The post A Note on the Crime Against Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Opposing Imperial Aggression: A Democratic Front in Defense of National Sovereignty
Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current, CRBZ | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-31
The Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current examines the US-led coup attempts and what is to be done.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14281

EU parliament recognises Venezuela's Guaido as interim president
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-31
EU politicians voted 429 in favour to 104 against recognising the opposition leader as the interim leader.
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Russia Might be Planning an Astana-Like Conference for Venezuela
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
Russia just dropped a huge hint suggesting that it might be trying to assemble an Astana-like conference for resolving the Venezuelan Crisis in the same spirit as what it's been trying to do with Syria over the past two years, … | The post Russia Might be Planning an Astana-Like Conference for Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Black Hole Invasion
Ed Sanders | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-31
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Scrap Australia Day, acknowledge the past and fight for the future
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-31
Celebrating January 26 is a state-sanctioned exercise that rubs salt into the wounds of Indigenous Australia. It proclaims, "You lost, we won. Know your place." | But the desire for an honest conversation about modern Australia's origins in the violent and ongoing dispossession of Indigenous people is not going away. | Across the country Invasion Day marches were both bigger than ever, and took place in many more places. More local governments have dropped their January 26 activities and finally the ABC allowed Triple J to shift its Hottest 100. | The mood for change is gathering momentum — and it'..
greenleft.org.au/content/scrap-australia-day-acknowledge-past-and-fight-future

Trump's, Pompeo's, Bolton's, The CIA's and Pentagon's Heinous Violence Toward Venezuela
Know History | indybay.org | 2019-01-31
Trump continues the illegal violence directed by the CIA and White House against Venezuela as the CIA has violated Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua etc since 1947, as our government has violated S and Central America since they achieved independence from Spain.
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Venezuela's oil and the geopolitics of the US-backed coup
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-31
Venezuela's massive reserves are seen by the United States and its allies as a vital chess piece in the war drive against China.
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Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-31
Students in front of Wits great hall protesting against the militarized securities in Wits, from the film Everything Must Fall | | © Daylin Paul | The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from March 13-22, 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people aroun…
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U.S. hands off Venezuela!
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2019-01-31
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Continuing Long History of Supporting US-Backed Regime Change, NYT Hands Venezuela Opposition Leader Op-Ed Megaphone
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-31
"Absolutely disgusting that the New York Times is giving Juan Guaid√≥ space to appeal to governments around the world to support his efforts at a coup." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Making of Juan Guaidó: US Regime-Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-30
The Washington favorite has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization, write Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal of Grayzone. By Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal Grayzone Before the fateful date of Jan. 22, fewer than 1-in-5 Venezuelans had… Read more ?…
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Trump's Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story
Eric Draitser | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
The US-sponsored coup in Venezuela, still ongoing as I write this, is the latest chapter in the long and bloody history of US imperialism in Latin America. This basic fact, understood by most across the left of the political spectrum — including even the chattering liberal class which acknowledges this truth only with the passage of time and never in the moment — must undergird any analysis of the situation in Venezuela today. That is to say, the country is being targeted by the Yanqui Empire.
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A War for Oil? Bolton Pushes Privatization of Venezuela's Oil as U.S. Ratchets Up Pressure on Maduro
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
As the Trump administration continues its attempt to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the U.S. has imposed a de facto embargo on oil from Venezuela's state-run oil company. The new sanctions include exemptions for several U.S. firms, including Chevron and Halliburton, to allow them to continue working in Venezuela. We speak with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn about the push to privatize Venezuela's oil.
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As U.S. Moves to Oust Maduro, Is Invading Venezuela Next? Allan Nairn on Trump's Attempted Coup
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
The United States is continuing to ratchet up pressure on the Venezuelan government in an attempt to topple President Nicolás Maduro. On Tuesday, the State Department announced it is giving control of Venezuela's U.S. bank accounts to opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself to be president last week. Meanwhile, the U.S. has also refused to rule out a military invasion of Venezuela. We spend the hour with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn.
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/30/as_us_mov…

Allan Nairn: Trump's Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams Is a War Criminal Who Has Abetted Genocide
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
In an ongoing effort to topple Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Vice President Mike Pence met with members of the Venezuelan opposition at the White House Tuesday alongside Trump's new special envoy to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams. Elliott Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he was later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush. Abrams defended Guatemalan dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt as he oversaw a campaign of mass murder and torture of indigenous people in Guatemala in the 1980s. Ríos Montt was later convicted of genocide. Abrams w…
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Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter
Paul Jay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries. | *** | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore…. | The post Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter appeared first on Global Research.
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Maduro denounces Citgo takeover as 'robbery'
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2019-01-30
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says he plans to take legal action against the United States to defy the sanctions. | Source…
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We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
The citizens of the United States are bigger than President Donald Trump, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday in a Facebook video, imploring they take steps to avoid another Vietnam war. | RELATED: | Oil Gains on Tighter US Supply, Venezuela Sanctions | "I am Nicolas Maduro and I want to send a message to the people of the United States, to alert them to the media war, psychological communication that takes place in the international media and especially in the US media, again…
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There is only one president in Venezuela–Nicolás Maduro
Ian Goodrum | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-30
The way some in the media tell it, there are two presidents currently serving in Venezuela. An awkward situation, if appearances are to be believed–but if we know anything by now, it's that little is as it seems. This period of confusion started after relative unknown legislator Juan Guaidó declared himself "interim president" last week …
peoplesworld.org/article/there-is-only-o…

Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup
Shamus Cooke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
Bernie Sanders remained silent for 24 hours. This matters because coups are made or broken in the first moments or hours; a day during a coup can feel like … | The post Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup appeared first on Global Research.
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Guaido Continues Diplomatic Efforts as Venezuelan Courts Open Proceedings against Him
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-30
Local and international authorities have also reacted fiercely to the recently announced oil embargo, describing it as "illegal."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14276

When Is a Democracy Not a Democracy? When It's Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change
Joe Emersberger, MintPress News | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-30
Joe Emersberger looks at the US-led intervention efforts in Venezuela and the rationale behind them.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14275

SDS says "Hands Off Venezuela!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-30
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Students for a Democratic Society (National). | Trump has recognized the self-appointed presidency of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition leader, Juan Guaido. SDS denounces this move of aggression and says, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | This is a clear violation of the democratic process and sovereignty of Venezuela. The US has a long history of backing right-wing coups, dictators and dirty wars in Latin America, in order to keep the region subjugated by US multinational businesses. Recently Venezuela has been a major target, facing debilitating sanc…
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Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
Introduction | Venezuela has the dubious fortune of being located on the continent of South America, which the United States has treated under the so-called "Monroe Doctrine" as its exclusive zone of political, economic, and military influence. In practical terms it … | The post Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner appeared first on Global Research.
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Democracy in the Americas: the U.S. Pot and the Venezuelan Kettle
Joe Emersberger | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
Venezuela has as much right to call itself a democracy as does the United States. Until that is understood by enough people, the Trump administration will continue to devastate Venezuela's economy with illegal sanctions and push it towards civil war. People can oppose President Donald Trump's economic sanctions and incitement of a military coup without acknowledging…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/30/democracy-in…

Havana After The Tornado: 'No One Will Be Left Behind'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has said no one "would be left behind" and guaranteed the government has the resources and the political will to help people affected by the tornado that hit Havana on Sunday night. | RELATED: | Venezuela Welcomes 2,500 Cuban Doctors Leaving Brazil | "Against a devastating tornado, a human tsunami for reconstruction. Cuba knows and practices solidarity. An organized society, a planified economy, a socialist government, will always have reserves so no one…
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Who Needs Elections? Ask the US About the Government Your Country Should Have
Nino Pagliccia, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-30
Analyst Nino Pagliccia weighs in on Guaido's self-proclamation and the ongoing coup attempt.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14278

Latin American anti-imperialists weigh in on Venezuela coup
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-30
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The U.S. coup in Venezuela: new attempt to eradicate the Chavista Revolution
Stansfield Smith | mronline.org | 2019-01-30
For over two years we have been told Putin's Russia has interfered with the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. We now find the U.S. government has decided it can unilaterally invalidate the actual presidential elections in Venezuela and recognize a person of its choosing as president. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/01/30/the-u-s-coup-in-…

Guatemalan Dictator's Daughter Banned From Presidential Race
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Guatemala's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) rejected the candidacy of conservative politician Zury Rios Sosa, daughter of the late general and dictator Efrain Rios Montt, because the constitution bans direct relatives of participants in coups to run for president. | RELATED: | Guatemala Calls for General Elections on June 16 | The Guatemalan Constitution's article 186 states that relatives of coup leaders can't be elected president or vice-president, and that includes Rios Sosa. | Her father,…
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CNN Goes 'Undercover' to Manufacture Consent for Coup Attempt in Venezuela
Kevin Gosztola | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-30
(SP) — A CNN "exclusive" report from inside Venezuela aired multiple times on the network on January 28. It is a prime example of how influential media outlets in the U.S. effectively create propaganda for the opposition, which now is receiving funds from President Donald Trump's administration. For the four-minute report, CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh went "undercover" amidst what …

CNN Goes ‘Undercover’ to Manufacture Consent for Coup Attempt in Venezuela

In First Phone Call, Trump Congratulates Guaido on Becoming President of Venezuela
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-30
(ZH) — President Trump started a Tuesday morning twitter storm with a tweet warning that Maduro will be "willing to negotiate" after the US starves his teetering regime of badly needed funding via the sanctions that were levied earlier this week. Maduro willing to negotiate with opposition in Venezuela following U.S. sanctions and the cutting off of …

In First Phone Call, Trump Congratulates Guaido on Becoming President of Venezuela

New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy"
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-30
National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot | The post New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy" appeared first on The Real News Network.
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