Daily Archives: February 3, 2019

2019-02-03: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2019-02-03). Twelve step method to conduct regime change. mronline.org What happened to Chile in 1973 is precisely what the United States has attempted to do in many other countries of the Global South. The most recent target for the US government—and Western big business—is Venezuela. | Source

Ben Norton (2019-02-03). WSJ Confirms: Trump-Appointed Venezuela Coup Leader Plans Neoliberal Capitalist Shock Therapy. grayzoneproject.com Venezuela's US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó plans to privatize state assets and give foreign corporations access to oil, the Wall…

George Ciccariello-Maher (2019-02-03). Venezuela's slow coup continues. zcomm.org Opposition leader Juan Guaido's support base is not the Venezuelan people but foreign right-wing governments…

Jefferson Morley (2019-02-03). CIA in Venezuela: 7 rules for regime change. zcomm.org U.S. regime change policies have usually required indiscriminate violence to succeed…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-03). Bolton: I'll Send Maduro to Guantanamo. globalresearch.ca On Friday, the neocon running Trump's foreign policy, John Bolton, threatened to send the elected president of Venezuela to the indefinite torture camp at Guantanamo. | Maduro should be relieved. The previous neoliberal regime in DC had the disfavored leader …

Marc Vandepitte (2019-02-03). US Intervention in Venezuela Portrayed as a "Humanitarian Mission". "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P). globalresearch.ca Human rights and democracy? | Great powers invariably disguise foreign interference or military intervention as a humanitarian mission. The refrain may vary but in fact always comes down to the same thing: out of concern for the local population we have …

Gilbert Mercier (2019-02-03). Oil, Neocons, Monroe Doctrine: Trump's Venezuela Plan. globalresearch.ca The US has revitalised its old Monroe Doctrine, seeking to take Latin America countries and most notably Venezuela, famous for its rich oil reserves, under control, French journalist Gilbert Mercier has told Sputnik, explaining why the "overt coup attempt" in …

Cluborlov (2019-02-03). Why Must Venezuela be Destroyed? globalresearch.ca Last week Trump, his VP Mike Pence, US State Dept. director Mike Pompeo and Trump's national security advisor John Bolton, plus a bunch of Central American countries that are pretty much US colonies and don't have foreign policies of …

Samuel Moncada (2019-02-03). Donald Trump's War of Recolonization Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Trump's recolonization is the right description of what has progressively become a plan for a military invasion of Venezuela by the United States: an event never before seen in our history. | It is essential to emphasize that, despite the maneuvers …

F. William Engdahl (2019-02-03). Is Oil Behind Washington's Venezuela Coup Madness? globalresearch.ca On January 23 US Vice President Pence sent a message via Twitter that Washington recognized the 35-year-old Speaker of the Venezuela National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the "legitimate" President of the troubled country, and not elected President Maduro. The …

DLI (2019-02-03). Corporate Media Abets U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. indybay.org After more than a year of hyping the so-called Russian meddling in U.S. politics(including dozens of articles screaming with sensational headlines followed by little more than mere allegations by US spy agencies), the mainstream corporate media has hypocritically switched to cheerleading the brazenly Imperialist bullying of Venezuela by Washington and its coalition of sycophantic Latin American regimes.

teleSUR (2019-02-02). Anti-War US Politicians Must Reject Venezuelan Coup: Stein. telesurenglish.net U.S. Green Party President and former candidate in the 2016 presidential elections, Jill Stein, joins a growing number of individuals, countries and organizations across the globe that have spoken out against the United States-endorsed coup on Venezuela. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty' | "Chickenhawks like John Bolton are…

teleSUR (2019-02-02). Argentina: 'Green Scarf' Demonstrates Against Femicides. telesurenglish.net Feminist organizations gathered Friday in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina for a massive Green Scarf demonstration (pañuelazo) to reject the 27 femicides that were registered in the last month. | RELATED: | Argentines Protest 'Imperialist Interference' in Venezuela | Armed with "Not One Less" banners and green scarfs – which represents legal, safe and fre…

teleSUR (2019-02-02). US Treasury to Foreigners: No More Venezuelan Oil Transactions. telesurenglish.net The United States Treasury Department announced Friday that non-U.S. companies that buy Venezuelan oil through the U.S. financial system or U.S. commodity brokers, will not be allowed to carry out any purchase after April 28. | For Trump, Venezuela Intervention Serves 2020 Re-election Bid | "Transactions to purchase petroleum and petroleum products from PDVSA or any entity in which PDVSA owns, directly or indirectly… and that involve U.S. persons or any other U.S. nexus… must…

teleSUR (2019-02-02). Venezuela's Maduro Calls for Parliamentary Elections. telesurenglish.net The president of Venezuela gave a speech before a crowd in the center of Caracas from the main platform of Bolivar Avenue as Venezuela marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bolivarian Revolution and the swearing-in of late President Hugo Chavez. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Pressured Spain Gov't to Support US-Backed Coup in Venezuela: Report | "How long are they going to hurt the country?" Enough of all the damage they've done to our country!" said the Bol…

teleSUR (2019-02-02). Caricom to Almagro: 'You Don't Speak For The Entire OAS'. telesurenglish.net The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has rejected Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro's unilateral decision to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president. | RELATED: | Luis Almagro Calls for Foreign Intervention in Nicaragua Again | In a letter to Almagro dated Jan. 31, Caricom expressed its "disapproval and grave concern with regard to the position that you [Almagro], in your capacity as Secretary-General, have adopted, by recognizi…

Yves Engler (2019-02-02). Canada's NDP Should Oppose Venezuela Coup. zcomm.org NDP leadership has barely mustered any criticism of Canadian policy…

teleSUR (2019-02-02). Iranian President Criticizes US Hegemonic Tactics in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States Saturday of attempting to impose a "global hegemony" and denounced Washington for its maneuvers to overthrow Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, who is an ally of the Islamic Republic, according to Iranian state media. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Maduro Marks 20 Years of Bolivarian Revolution, Calls for Parliamentary Elections | "The Americans are basically against all popular revolutions and inde…

Fight Back (2019-02-02). High stakes for the Venezuelan working class. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The contradictions at the heart of Venezuelan society have burst asunder. A fierce struggle is now underway to determine the foundations of the country's future. The Venezuelan bourgeoisie have wholeheartedly decided that they are willing to endure civil war and foreign invasion so long as it leads to the repression of the upright masses. The working class and other popular sectors, meanwhile, can no longer tolerate the economic suffering inflicted upon them from the business owners, and are ready to do battle against any invaders that seek to return their class enemies to power. | From this st…

Mark Weisbrot (2019-02-02). Trump's Efforts to Oust Maduro Are Illegal and Will Kill More Venezuelans. globalresearch.ca If Russia, China and North Korea decided to recognize Nancy Pelosi as the president of the United States, would Americans go along with that? | I mean, the ones who don't like Trump, think he is a real threat to the …

Andrew Korybko (2019-02-02). Trump Is Trying to Take Down Latin America's "Troika of Tyranny". Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. globalresearch.ca Bolton's description of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua as a "Troika of Tyranny" a few months ago was a declaration of Hybrid War against the last three geopolitically relevant multipolar countries in the hemisphere, and now Trump's tasked himself with taking …

STAFF (2019-02-02). Senate Reasserts Foreign Policy Role, Reshapes Trump Agenda. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Two years into Donald Trump's presidency, his allies in Congress are quietly trying to influence and even reshape his "America First" foreign policy agenda. | The Republican-led Senate is reasserting itself as a check on Trump's instincts, while individual GOP lawmakers are seeking sway — defense hawks vying with noninterventionists — over policy in the Middle East, Latin America and beyond. | Within one recent week, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio led a group of lawmakers to the White House encouraging Trump to back Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president. Trump…

teleSUR (2019-02-02). Colombia Bans Entry to Singer for Closeness to Venezuelan Gov't. telesurenglish.net The Colombian Government has banned Venezuelan singer Omar Enrique, who was due to give a concert at the Barranquilla Carnival, from entering the country reportedly due to engagements with President Nicolas Maduro administration, official sources said Friday. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty' | "This is a discretionary and sover…

William Walter Kay (2019-02-02). Valuing Venezuela's Orinoco Oil Belt. globalresearch.ca Let's place 1 trillion barrels of oil in context. Global oil consumption is currently 35 billion barrels a year. Thus, the Orinoco Belt alone could satisfy 100% of global demand for almost 30 years! As for the Orinoco field's dollar value. World oil prices are currently hovering near $60 …do the math.

teleSUR (2019-02-02). Evo Morales Visits Venezuela, Rejects 'Empire's Coup'. telesurenglish.net The president of Bolivia Evo Morales arrived in Venezuela Friday evening and held a meeting with his counterpart Nicolas Maduro in a show of support and solidarity for the Venezuelan leftist government against the U.S.-led coup and intervention. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn Rejects US, UK Gov'ts Intervention in Venezuela | "We met with the brother president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro and we expressed our full support against the interventionist coup of the empire that seeks to tak…

Yves Engler — Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-02). Canada's Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Canada's New Democratic Party has failed to take a principled stand against the Trudeau government's pro-US regime change agenda in Venezuela, argues Yves Engler.

unitedEditor (2019-02-02). Europe's interest in FETàñ. uwidata.com The European countries are almost competing with each other for the opportunity to take under their protection the Gàºlenists who fled from Turkey after the attempted coup d'etat on July 15. One gets the feeling that soon they will start organizing promotions to attract Gàºlen's followers and grant them citizenship. After the failure of the […]

Alex Anfruns (2019-02-02). Trump's "Chaos Strategy" Has One Goal: To End Chavismo. globalresearch.ca Eight months after the presidential elections of May 2018, which confirmed Nicolas Maduro as winner with more than 6 million votes (67.8% and 46% of participation), the attempts of delegitimization of his government have multiplied in this month of January. …

WSWS (2019-02-02). European Parliament backs US-led coup in Venezuela. wsws.org The European powers' support for a brazen US coup in Latin America underscores that they are no less ruthless in their assertion of their predatory imperialist interests.

Dan Cohen (2019-02-01). La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela. grayzoneproject.com Por Dan Cohen y Max Blumenthal Juan Guaidó es el producto de un proyecto de una década supervisado por los…

Max Blumenthal (2019-02-01). VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela. grayzoneproject.com The responses from members of Congress painted a shocking picture of ignorance, hypocrisy, and bipartisan consent for the Trump administration's…

Vijay Prashad (2019-02-01). The U.S. 12-Step Method to Conduct Regime Change. commondreams.org Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center after meeting with Venezuelan exiles and community leaders on February 01, 2019 in Doral, Florida. Vice President Pence met with families, political prisoners and former elected officials who were forced to flee their country due to political persecution. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-02-01). Evo Morales: 'Indigenous Languages Are Part of Our Identities'. telesurenglish.net Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke at the U.N. General Assembly for the opening ceremony of the International Year of Indigenous Languages on Friday, warning about the accelerated destructionsuch languages are suffering. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | "The loss of a language means the loss of a worldview; a decline and belittling of human intelligence," said Morales in New York. | The Bolivian president opened his discourse in Aymara, his mo…

teleSUR (2019-02-01). Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty'. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reaffirmed his commitment to defending the people's sovereignty of the country when visiting members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) carrying out military drills on Friday. | RELATED: | Donald Trump's War of Recolonization Against Venezuela | "As commander in chief of the FANB, I stand firm in defense of the people's sovereignty, of the constitution and the rights of Venezuela," said Maduro while supervising the drills. | Así fue el…

Fight Back (2019-02-01). A week of U.S. war moves against Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – One week ago, on January 23, a new stage in the Bolivarian Revolution began. The U.S. government and its lackey regimes in Latin America, the so-called "Lima Group," broke international law and ignored the Venezuelan Constitution by declaring Juan Guaidó – leader of the far-right People's Will Party – the legitimate president of Venezuela, and pompously demanding Nicolás Maduro's resignation. | Defiant as always, millions of people across Venezuela came out in support of their revolution, condemning Guaidó as a usurper and an imperialist pawn. In an address to thousands of revolutionaries…

Ben Dangl (2019-02-01). "The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis. counterpunch.org The Trump administrating is currently working to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in the name of freedom and democracy. Yet Washington's efforts will only lead to bloodshed and a worsening of the country's crisis and polarization. Just take a look at who is leading the coup efforts from Washington. US national security advisor John Bolton has More

Garikai Chengu (2019-02-01). Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela. counterpunch.org American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America's economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those More

Nick Pemberton (2019-02-01). What Bernie Sanders Could Learn From Venezuela. counterpunch.org Bernie Sanders, we hear, is interested in running for President in 2020. Bernie has once again shot himself in the foot before the starter's gun goes off. Sanders best known Trump-like statement was calling Venezuelan revolutionary President Hugo Chavez "a dead communist dictator." Now Sanders, while bucking the establishment on regime change in Venezuela, remains More

Paul Dobson (2019-02-01). "5,000 troops to Colombia": U.S. threats against Venezuela increase. peoplesworld.org MÉRIDA, Venezuela—Self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó named a number of "diplomatic representatives" to those countries which have recognized him during the past week. The government of Nicolás Maduro, the actual president of Venezuela, along with its international allies are responding to new U.S. oil sanctions and preparing for possible military intervention. Guaidó designated fellow high-profile opposition members …

Alvaro Verzi Rangel (2019-02-01). The Chain of Command is Clear. Must Guaidó Go From Hero to Martyr? counterpunch.org The chain of command is clear: the Washington hawks rule, while Juan Guaidó and accomplices of the Lima Group go along, ready to share in the Venezuelan spoils. A deadly attack by social networks and hegemonic media is in progress aimed at creating a collective fantasy all about liberating a subjugated people. It calls for More

Democracy Now! (2019-02-01). Headlines for February 1, 2019. democracynow.org WSJ: After Venezuela, U.S. to Target Cuba in Effort to Reshape Latin America, Venezuela: Guaidó Seeks Support from Russia, China as Maduro Gov't Remains Defiant, U.S. Announces Withdrawal from INF, Sen. Sanders Proposes Expanding Estate Tax for Wealthiest Americans, Senate Bill Opposes U.S. Withdrawal from Syria & Afghanistan, Trump Dismisses Funding Talks 2 Weeks Ahead of Gov't Shutdown Deadline, Progressive Dems: "Not Another Dollar" for DHS, Court: Syrian Gov't Responsible for Killing War Reporter Marie Colvin, Somalia: U.S. Airstrike Kills 24 al-Shabab Militants, Reports: EPA Won't Set Limits on Harmful Chemi…

Michael Hudson (2019-02-01). Trump's Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony. counterpunch.org The end of America's unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its violent regime change warfare against Venezuela and Syria — and threatening other countries with sanctions if they do not join this crusade — is driving European and other nations to create their alternative financial institutions. | This break has been building for quite some time, and was bound to occur. But who would have thought that…

Robert Fantina (2019-02-01). Venezuela, the United States and Hypocrisy. counterpunch.org United States hypocrisy, thy name is legion. The number of examples of this are truly stunning, and this writer has commented on them more than once. He will take this opportunity to shine his spotlight on yet another one that is currently prominent in the news. In Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro was elected president, in an More

John Grant (2019-02-01). Trump Venezuela Coup will End Badly for US. counterpunch.org Rick Sanchez, an anchor for Russia's RT-America, reported last week of "Signs that the US attempt to change-out presidents in Venezuela may be falling flat." He was speaking about the in-plain-sight US coup attempt unfolding on the northern coast of South America against the elected president of Venezuela. Lucas Koerner, a reporter with Venezuela Analysis, told RT there was More

Brett Wilkins (2019-02-01). Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts. counterpunch.org Last Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Elliott Abrams would once again be returning to government, this time as President Donald Trump's special envoy to help "fully restore democracy and prosperity" to Venezuela. Abrams, 71, is best known for abetting dictators and genocide in Latin America and for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal during More

Pete Dolack (2019-02-01). Sorting Through the Lies About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Challenging United States hegemony is never an easy course. A county need not be socialist — it is enough to either voice aspirations toward socialism, or merely demonstrate a pattern of not doing as Washington dictates. So here we go again, this time with Venezuela. Ironically for a country that the corporate media insistently claims More

Ricardo Vaz (2019-02-01). UPDATED Venezuela: US Rejects Calls for Dialogue Ahead of Dueling Marches. venezuelanalysis.com Draconian US sanctions and calls for dialogue set the stage for pro- and anti-government marches this weekend.

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Australian activists say: to help Venezuela, lift sanctions and end intervention. greenleft.org.au Australian solidarity activists are calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government to demand the United States lift its sanctions on Venezuela and rule out any military intervention in the South American country. | Federico Fuentes, co-author of Latin America's Turbulent Transitions and co-convenor of the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network, said: "It is well known that Venezuela is passing through the worst economic crisis in its history. | "While focus has been placed on falling international oil prices and economic mismanagement by the Nicolas Maduro government, little attention has been paid to…

Jefferson Morley — Salon (2019-02-01). CIA in Venezuela: 7 Rules for Regime Change. venezuelanalysis.com U.S. regime change operations in Latin America have seven consistent features.

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Asian left groups say 'hands off Venezuela'. greenleft.org.au The statement below was released by 15 left groups from the Asia-Pacific region on January 25. To add your organisation's name, email . | *** | We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the Donald Trump administration for its support for an on-going coup attempt in Venezuela. | The US administration under Donald Trump has declared its recognition for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as "interim president" in its latest coup attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. | Washington and its allies in…

2019-02-03: Social Media Postees

Twelve step method to conduct regime change
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-02-03
What happened to Chile in 1973 is precisely what the United States has attempted to do in many other countries of the Global South. The most recent target for the US government–and Western big business–is Venezuela. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/02/twelve-step-meth…

WSJ Confirms: Trump-Appointed Venezuela Coup Leader Plans Neoliberal Capitalist Shock Therapy
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-03
Venezuela's US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó plans to privatize state assets and give foreign corporations access to oil, the Wall… | The post WSJ Confirms: Trump-Appointed Venezuela Coup Leader Plans Neoliberal Capitalist Shock Therapy appeared first on The Grayzone.
grayzoneproject.com/2019/02/03/wsj-venez…

Donald Trump's War of Recolonization Against Venezuela
Samuel Moncada | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
Trump's recolonization is the right description of what has progressively become a plan for a military invasion of Venezuela by the United States: an event never before seen in our history. | It is essential to emphasize that, despite the maneuvers … | The post Donald Trump's War of Recolonization Against Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/donald-trumps-war-of-r…

US Intervention in Venezuela Portrayed as a "Humanitarian Mission". "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P)
Marc Vandepitte | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
Human rights and democracy? | Great powers invariably disguise foreign interference or military intervention as a humanitarian mission. The refrain may vary but in fact always comes down to the same thing: out of concern for the local population we have … | The post US Intervention in Venezuela Portrayed as a "Humanitarian Mission". "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-intervention-in-ven…

Venezuela's slow coup continues
George Ciccariello-Maher | zcomm.org | 2019-02-03
Opposition leader Juan Guaido's support base is not the Venezuelan people but foreign right-wing governments…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/venezuelas-slow-co…

Why Must Venezuela be Destroyed?
Cluborlov | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
Last week Trump, his VP Mike Pence, US State Dept. director Mike Pompeo and Trump's national security advisor John Bolton, plus a bunch of Central American countries that are pretty much US colonies and don't have foreign policies of … | The post Why Must Venezuela be Destroyed? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/why-must-venezuela-be-…

Oil, Neocons, Monroe Doctrine: Trump's Venezuela Plan
Gilbert Mercier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
The US has revitalised its old Monroe Doctrine, seeking to take Latin America countries and most notably Venezuela, famous for its rich oil reserves, under control, French journalist Gilbert Mercier has told Sputnik, explaining why the "overt coup attempt" in | … | The post Oil, Neocons, Monroe Doctrine: Trump's Venezuela Plan appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/oil-neocons-monroe-doc…

Is Oil Behind Washington's Venezuela Coup Madness?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
On January 23 US Vice President Pence sent a message via Twitter that Washington recognized the 35-year-old Speaker of the Venezuela National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the "legitimate" President of the troubled country, and not elected President Maduro. The … | The post Is Oil Behind Washington's Venezuela Coup Madness? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/is-oil-behind-washingt…

CIA in Venezuela: 7 rules for regime change
Jefferson Morley | zcomm.org | 2019-02-03
U.S. regime change policies have usually required indiscriminate violence to succeed…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/cia-in-venezuela-7…

Bolton: I'll Send Maduro to Guantanamo
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
On Friday, the neocon running Trump's foreign policy, John Bolton, threatened to send the elected president of Venezuela to the indefinite torture camp at Guantanamo. | Maduro should be relieved. The previous neoliberal regime in DC had the disfavored leader … | The post Bolton: I'll Send Maduro to Guantanamo appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/bolton-ill-send-maduro…

Corporate Media Abets U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-02-03
After more than a year of hyping the so-called Russian meddling in U.S. politics(including dozens of articles screaming with sensational headlines followed by little more than mere allegations by US spy agencies), the mainstream corporate media has hypocritically switched to cheerleading the brazenly Imperialist bullying of Venezuela by Washington and its coalition of sycophantic Latin American regimes.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/01/1882091…

Anti-War US Politicians Must Reject Venezuelan Coup: Stein
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
U.S. Green Party President and former candidate in the 2016 presidential elections, Jill Stein, joins a growing number of individuals, countries and organizations across the globe that have spoken out against the United States-endorsed coup on Venezuela. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty' | "Chickenhawks like John Bolton are…
telesurenglish.net/news/Anti-War-US-Poli…

Argentina: 'Green Scarf' Demonstrates Against Femicides
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
Feminist organizations gathered Friday in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina for a massive Green Scarf demonstration (pañuelazo) to reject the 27 femicides that were registered in the last month. | RELATED: | Argentines Protest 'Imperialist Interference' in Venezuela | Armed with "Not One Less" banners and green scarfs – which represents legal, safe and fre…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-Green-…

Evo Morales Visits Venezuela, Rejects 'Empire's Coup'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The president of Bolivia Evo Morales arrived in Venezuela Friday evening and held a meeting with his counterpart Nicolas Maduro in a show of support and solidarity for the Venezuelan leftist government against the U.S.-led coup and intervention. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn Rejects US, UK Gov'ts Intervention in Venezuela | "We met with the brother president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro and we expressed our full support against the interventionist coup of the empire that seeks to tak…
telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Morales-Visi…

High stakes for the Venezuelan working class
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-02
Chicago, IL – The contradictions at the heart of Venezuelan society have burst asunder. A fierce struggle is now underway to determine the foundations of the country's future. The Venezuelan bourgeoisie have wholeheartedly decided that they are willing to endure civil war and foreign invasion so long as it leads to the repression of the upright masses. The working class and other popular sectors, meanwhile, can no longer tolerate the economic suffering inflicted upon them from the business owners, and are ready to do battle against any invaders that seek to return their class enemies to power. | From this st…
fightbacknews.org/2019/2/1/high-stakes-v…

Colombia Bans Entry to Singer for Closeness to Venezuelan Gov't
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The Colombian Government has banned Venezuelan singer Omar Enrique, who was due to give a concert at the Barranquilla Carnival, from entering the country reportedly due to engagements with President Nicolas Maduro administration, official sources said Friday. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty' | "This is a discretionary and sover…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Bans-En…

Canada's NDP Should Oppose Venezuela Coup
Yves Engler | zcomm.org | 2019-02-02
NDP leadership has barely mustered any criticism of Canadian policy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/canadas-ndp-should…

Valuing Venezuela's Orinoco Oil Belt
William Walter Kay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-02
Let's place 1 trillion barrels of oil in context. Global oil consumption is currently 35 billion barrels a year. Thus, the Orinoco Belt alone could satisfy 100% of global demand for almost 30 years! As for the Orinoco field's dollar value. World oil prices are currently hovering near $60 …do the math. | The post Valuing Venezuela's Orinoco Oil Belt appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/valuing-venezuelas-ori…

Canada's Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela
Yves Engler — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-02
Canada's New Democratic Party has failed to take a principled stand against the Trudeau government's pro-US regime change agenda in Venezuela, argues Yves Engler.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14290

Trump Is Trying to Take Down Latin America's "Troika of Tyranny". Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-02
Bolton's description of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua as a "Troika of Tyranny" a few months ago was a declaration of Hybrid War against the last three geopolitically relevant multipolar countries in the hemisphere, and now Trump's tasked himself with taking … | The post Trump Is Trying to Take Down Latin America's "Troika of Tyranny". Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/trump-is-trying-to-tak…

Trump's Efforts to Oust Maduro Are Illegal and Will Kill More Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-02
If Russia, China and North Korea decided to recognize Nancy Pelosi as the president of the United States, would Americans go along with that? | I mean, the ones who don't like Trump, think he is a real threat to the … | The post Trump's Efforts to Oust Maduro Are Illegal and Will Kill More Venezuelans appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/con-trumps-efforts-to-…

Senate Reasserts Foreign Policy Role, Reshapes Trump Agenda
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-02
WASHINGTON — Two years into Donald Trump's presidency, his allies in Congress are quietly trying to influence and even reshape his "America First" foreign policy agenda. | The Republican-led Senate is reasserting itself as a check on Trump's instincts, while individual GOP lawmakers are seeking sway — defense hawks vying with noninterventionists — over policy in the Middle East, Latin America and beyond. | Within one recent week, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio led a group of lawmakers to the White House encouraging Trump to back Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president. Trump…
truthdig.com/articles/senate-reasserts-f…

US Treasury to Foreigners: No More Venezuelan Oil Transactions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The United States Treasury Department announced Friday that non-U.S. companies that buy Venezuelan oil through the U.S. financial system or U.S. commodity brokers, will not be allowed to carry out any purchase after April 28. | For Trump, Venezuela Intervention Serves 2020 Re-election Bid | "Transactions to purchase petroleum and petroleum products from PDVSA or any entity in which PDVSA owns, directly or indirectly… and that involve U.S. persons or any other U.S. nexus… must…
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Caricom to Almagro: 'You Don't Speak For The Entire OAS'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has rejected Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro's unilateral decision to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president. | RELATED: | Luis Almagro Calls for Foreign Intervention in Nicaragua Again | In a letter to Almagro dated Jan. 31, Caricom expressed its "disapproval and grave concern with regard to the position that you [Almagro], in your capacity as Secretary-General, have adopted, by recognizi…
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Venezuela's Maduro Calls for Parliamentary Elections
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The president of Venezuela gave a speech before a crowd in the center of Caracas from the main platform of Bolivar Avenue as Venezuela marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bolivarian Revolution and the swearing-in of late President Hugo Chavez. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Pressured Spain Gov't to Support US-Backed Coup in Venezuela: Report | "How long are they going to hurt the country?" Enough of all the damage they've done to our country!" said the Bol…
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Iranian President Criticizes US Hegemonic Tactics in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States Saturday of attempting to impose a "global hegemony" and denounced Washington for its maneuvers to overthrow Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, who is an ally of the Islamic Republic, according to Iranian state media. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Maduro Marks 20 Years of Bolivarian Revolution, Calls for Parliamentary Elections | "The Americans are basically against all popular revolutions and inde…
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Europe's interest in FETàñ
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-02
The European countries are almost competing with each other for the opportunity to take under their protection the Gàºlenists who fled from Turkey after the attempted coup d'etat on July 15. One gets the feeling that soon they will start organizing promotions to attract Gàºlen's followers and grant them citizenship. After the failure of the […] | The post Europe's interest in FETàñ appeared first on United World International.
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Trump's "Chaos Strategy" Has One Goal: To End Chavismo
Alex Anfruns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-02
Eight months after the presidential elections of May 2018, which confirmed Nicolas Maduro as winner with more than 6 million votes (67.8% and 46% of participation), the attempts of delegitimization of his government have multiplied in this month of January. … | The post Trump's "Chaos Strategy" Has One Goal: To End Chavismo appeared first on Global Research.
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European Parliament backs US-led coup in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The European powers' support for a brazen US coup in Latin America underscores that they are no less ruthless in their assertion of their predatory imperialist interests.
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VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-01
The responses from members of Congress painted a shocking picture of ignorance, hypocrisy, and bipartisan consent for the Trump administration's… | The post VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-01
Por Dan Cohen y Max Blumenthal Juan Guaidó es el producto de un proyecto de una década supervisado por los… | The post La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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The U.S. 12-Step Method to Conduct Regime Change
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center after meeting with Venezuelan exiles and community leaders on February 01, 2019 in Doral, Florida. Vice President Pence met with families, political prisoners and former elected officials who were forced to flee their country due to political persecution. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Evo Morales: 'Indigenous Languages Are Part of Our Identities'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke at the U.N. General Assembly for the opening ceremony of the International Year of Indigenous Languages on Friday, warning about the accelerated destructionsuch languages are suffering. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | "The loss of a language means the loss of a worldview; a decline and belittling of human intelligence," said Morales in New York. | The Bolivian president opened his discourse in Aymara, his mo…
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What Bernie Sanders Could Learn From Venezuela
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Bernie Sanders, we hear, is interested in running for President in 2020. Bernie has once again shot himself in the foot before the starter's gun goes off. Sanders best known Trump-like statement was calling Venezuelan revolutionary President Hugo Chavez "a dead communist dictator." Now Sanders, while bucking the establishment on regime change in Venezuela, remains…
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The Chain of Command is Clear. Must Guaidó Go From Hero to Martyr?
Alvaro Verzi Rangel | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The chain of command is clear: the Washington hawks rule, while Juan Guaidó and accomplices of the Lima Group go along, ready to share in the Venezuelan spoils. A deadly attack by social networks and hegemonic media is in progress aimed at creating a collective fantasy all about liberating a subjugated people. It calls for…
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A week of U.S. war moves against Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-01
Chicago, IL – One week ago, on January 23, a new stage in the Bolivarian Revolution began. The U.S. government and its lackey regimes in Latin America, the so-called "Lima Group," broke international law and ignored the Venezuelan Constitution by declaring Juan Guaidó – leader of the far-right People's Will Party – the legitimate president of Venezuela, and pompously demanding Nicolás Maduro's resignation. | Defiant as always, millions of people across Venezuela came out in support of their revolution, condemning Guaidó as a usurper and an imperialist pawn. In an address to thousands of revolutionaries…
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Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela
Garikai Chengu | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America's economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those…
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Sorting Through the Lies About Venezuela
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Challenging United States hegemony is never an easy course. A county need not be socialist — it is enough to either voice aspirations toward socialism, or merely demonstrate a pattern of not doing as Washington dictates. So here we go again, this time with Venezuela. Ironically for a country that the corporate media insistently claims…
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"The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis
Ben Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The Trump administrating is currently working to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in the name of freedom and democracy. Yet Washington's efforts will only lead to bloodshed and a worsening of the country's crisis and polarization. Just take a look at who is leading the coup efforts from Washington. US national security advisor John Bolton has…
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Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reaffirmed his commitment to defending the people's sovereignty of the country when visiting members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) carrying out military drills on Friday. | RELATED: | Donald Trump's War of Recolonization Against Venezuela | "As commander in chief of the FANB, I stand firm in defense of the people's sovereignty, of the constitution and the rights of Venezuela," said Maduro while supervising the drills. | Así fue el…
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Trump Venezuela Coup will End Badly for US
John Grant | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Rick Sanchez, an anchor for Russia's RT-America, reported last week of "Signs that the US attempt to change-out presidents in Venezuela may be falling flat." He was speaking about the in-plain-sight US coup attempt unfolding on the northern coast of South America against the elected president of Venezuela. Lucas Koerner, a reporter with Venezuela Analysis, told RT there was…
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"5,000 troops to Colombia": U.S. threats against Venezuela increase
Paul Dobson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-01
MÉRIDA, Venezuela–Self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó named a number of "diplomatic representatives" to those countries which have recognized him during the past week. The government of Nicolás Maduro, the actual president of Venezuela, along with its international allies are responding to new U.S. oil sanctions and preparing for possible military intervention. Guaidó designated fellow high-profile opposition members …
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Venezuela, the United States and Hypocrisy
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
United States hypocrisy, thy name is legion. The number of examples of this are truly stunning, and this writer has commented on them more than once. He will take this opportunity to shine his spotlight on yet another one that is currently prominent in the news. In Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro was elected president, in an…
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Trump's Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
Michael Hudson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The end of America's unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its violent regime change warfare against Venezuela and Syria — and threatening other countries with sanctions if they do not join this crusade — is driving European and other nations to create their alternative financial institutions. | This break has been building for quite some time, and was bound to occur. But who would have thought that…
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UPDATED Venezuela: US Rejects Calls for Dialogue Ahead of Dueling Marches
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-01
Draconian US sanctions and calls for dialogue set the stage for pro- and anti-government marches this weekend.
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Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Last Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Elliott Abrams would once again be returning to government, this time as President Donald Trump's special envoy to help "fully restore democracy and prosperity" to Venezuela. Abrams, 71, is best known for abetting dictators and genocide in Latin America and for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal during…
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US escalates threats against Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-01
US officials have made no secret that control over Venezuelan oil, and its denial to Russia and China, are the driving force of the coup.
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Asian left groups say 'hands off Venezuela'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
The statement below was released by 15 left groups from the Asia-Pacific region on January 25. To add your organisation's name, email . | *** | We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the Donald Trump administration for its support for an on-going coup attempt in Venezuela. | The US administration under Donald Trump has declared its recognition for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as "interim president" in its latest coup attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. | Washington and its allies in…
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How Spain's 'socialist' government backs the US coup in Venezuela
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
On February 15, 2003, in the face of the looming US-led war against Iraq's Saddam Hussein, the Spanish state saw the biggest demonstrations in its history. Part of an immense worldwide anti-war outpouring, about 4 million people turned out. | Leaders of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) were among those at the head of these oceanic demonstrations, which directly targeted the conservative Spanish People's Party (PP) government of then-prime minister José María Aznar. | Aznar had previously backed the failed December 2002 US-backed coup against then-Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. He was an enthusiastic…
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British Labour leaders oppose US coup in Venezuela
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
In a strikingly different stance to leaders of the Australian Labor Party, which has backed the Coalition government's support for the illegitimate coup "government" in Venezuela, several leading members of Britain's Labour Party have rejected the US attempt at regime change in the oil-rich South American nation. | "The far-right governments of Trump and Bolsonaro offer no hope to Venezuela or to the majority of people in Latin America," reads a January 28 letter published in The Guardian. It was signed by dozens of high-profile British people, including Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Shadow Home Secret…
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