2019-02-05: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2019-02-05). Internal U.S. Gov't document outlines program of 'economic warfare' on Venezuela. mronline.org An internal government document reveals tactics of "economic warfare" and "financial weapons" the U.S. is using against Venezuela in the name of "furthering capitalism." | Source

Dimitri Lascaras (2019-02-05). Video: Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris reports from the ground in Caracas about Saturday's pro- and anti-government marches, highlighting their peacefulness and equal size | Full transcript below. | *** | DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News from Caracas, …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-05). Gaza Rallies for Caracas. zcomm.org Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of besieged Gaza to show their support of the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and it's legitimate leader, President Nicolas Maduro…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-05). Washington Follows Ukraine, Syria Roadmap in Push for Venezuela Regime Change. globalresearch.ca What happens in Venezuela going forward will have major consequences for the entire region and the world; and, with the U.S. already pushing countries to pick sides, the world may soon become as divided as it was immediately preceding WW …

teleSUR Desk (2019-02-05). Canada Labour Congress with 3M members, denounces Trudeau's support for intervention in Venezuela. mronline.org The CLC vehemently rejects a militarized solution to this crisis; the people of Latin America have not forgotten the brutal history of military rule in the region. | Source

Pepe Escobar (2019-02-05). Venezuela: Let's Cut to the Chase. Will China's Petroyuan Displace America's Petrodollar? globalresearch.ca Cold War 2.0 has hit South America with a bang — pitting the US and expected minions against the four key pillars of in-progress Eurasia integration: Russia, China, Iran and Turkey. | It's the oil, stupid. But there's way more than …

Romain Migus (2019-02-05). Propaganda contra a Venezuela: O que eles esquecem. globalresearch.ca O presidente francês, Emmanuel Macron, ordena a Nicolas Maduro que nà£o reprima a oposiàßà£o MAS ELE ESQUECE as 3 300 prisàµes e os 2 000 feridos ligados à repressà£o do movimento dos coletes amarelos. | O presidente do governo espanhol, Pedro …

Eric London (2019-02-05). US Issues New Threats of War for Oil Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca President Trump, Vice President Pence and National Security Advisor John Bolton escalated threats to launch a war against Venezuela, as large pro- and anti-government demonstrations filled Venezuela's streets on Saturday. | In an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation" program that …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-02-05). Paul Craig Roberts: "Maduro Would Have to Arrest Juan Guaido" globalresearch.ca American Herald Tribune: Why did the US suspend the INF treaty with Russia? Is it a matter of Trump breaking treaties or is it the will of the establishment? | Paul Craig Roberts: Washington withdrew from the INF treaty as part …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-05). Conservative Governments of Latin America Plus Canada Endorse Regime Change Efforts in Venezuela. therealnews.com The so-called Lima Group of 13 conservative Latin American governments, plus Canada, met in Ottawa to discuss further measures of isolating and pressuring Venezuela into handing over power to the Venezuelan opposition. Yves Engler, Dimitri Lascaris, and Greg Wilpert discuss the outcome

Manlio Dinucci (2019-02-05). Washington, a razà£o da foràßa. globalresearch.ca Há duas semanas, Washington proclamou Presidente da Venezuela, Juan Guaidà≤, apesar de ele nem sequer ter participado nas eleiàßàµes presidenciais e declarou ilegítimo, o Presidente Maduro, juridicamente eleito, anunciando a sua deportaàßà£o para Guantánamo. | Na semana passada, anunciou a suspensà£o …

WSWS (2019-02-05). Hands off Venezuela! wsws.org With the aid of European and Canadian imperialism and the right-wing governments of Latin America, Washington is preparing to either invade Venezuela or plunge it into civil war.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-02-05). Washington, la ragione della forza. globalresearch.ca Due settimane fa Washington ha incoronato presidente del Venezuela Juan Guaidà≤, pur non avendo questi neppure partecipato alle elezioni presidenziali, e ha dichiarato illegittimo il presidente Maduro, regolarmente eletto, preannunciando la sua deportazione a Guantanamo. | La scorsa settimana ha annunciato …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies (2019-02-04). Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster. commondreams.org Pro-government supporters attend a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump in Caracas, Venezuela in 2018. (Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Activists Denounce Intervention in Venezuela by Lima Group. telesurenglish.net Activists interrupted the final declaration of the self-styled Grupo de Lima with the slogan "Hands off Venezuela" to denounce the coup that the United States intends to perpetrate along with the national right. | The interruption was recorded while Canada's Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, held a press conference this afternoon with her counterpart Néstor Popolizio in Ottawa. | RELATED: | Roger Waters: 'LEAVE THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE ALONE' | Over the weekend, Canada denied accreditation to…

Kevin Zeese (2019-02-04). US-led Coup in Venezuela: The Plot Thickens. globalresearch.ca A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the …

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Roger Waters: 'LEAVE THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE ALONE'. telesurenglish.net Musician/activist Roger Waters is calling on people to act against the ongoing United States coup d'etat of the elected Venezuelan government by taking part in an 'emergency demonstration' in front of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) located in New York City Monday. | RELATED: | Anti-War US Politicians Must Reject Venezuelan Coup: Stein | Waters sent out a tweet early Monday morning encouraging participation in a planned march in front of the U.N. building in order to s…

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Maduro Asks International Community to End US's Threats of War. telesurenglish.net Venezuela will not allow foreign soldiers to invade, President Nicolas Maduro said calling for dialogue with opposition forces during a televised speech Monday. | RELATED: | Maduro Calls For Peace, Non-intervention From US | "Che, Fidel, Chavez, they are our heritage, they give us strength," the Bolivarian head of state said, reminding the crowd of supporters of the country's past struggle for independence dating back to the colonial era to present day. | Since the attempted coup on Jan. 23…

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Maduro Calls For Peace, Non-intervention From US. telesurenglish.net President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro continued collecting signatures from citizens from across the country for a petition calling for peace and non-intervention on behalf of United States President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Uruguay Prepares to Host EU Meeting on Venezuelan Crisis | During a speech Monday at the Day of National Dignity commemoration a…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-02-04). On the White Supremacy of U.S. Interventions. globalresearch.ca As internationalists, we don't shy away from defending a people's right to determine their fate. That is why we have been so ardent in opposing the illegal U.S. intervention in Venezuela. Read and share our statement on Venezuela. (If you …

teleSUR (2019-02-04). US: Tasers Claimed 49 Lives in 2018 Through Police Violence. telesurenglish.net Taser death is a form of police violence that is claiming lives in the United States despite being called non-lethal, a recent Reuters report revealed. | RELATED: | Maduro Calls For Peace, Non-intervention From US | Warren Ragudo died after two Taser shocks by police intervening in a family altercation. Ramzi Saad died after a Taser shock by police during a dispute…

Federico Pieraccini (2019-02-04). The Venezuelan Coup and Gilets Jaunes: Great-Power Politics in a Multipolar World Order. globalresearch.ca The protests seen in France and the interference in the domestic politics of Venezuela highlight Western double standards, which stand in contrast to the respect for international law maintained by China, India and Russia. | In France on November 17, 2018, …

Fight Back (2019-02-04). Chicago: Emergency demonstration to demand, "Hands off Venezuela! Not another U.S. coup!" fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — A Chicago protest to demand an end to U.S war moves against Venezuela is set for Tuesday, February 5, 5: 30 p.m., at the Federal Plaza, (219 S. Dearborn Street.) | "The people of Venezuela are in urgent need of solidarity. Join us to stand against the blatant attempt by Trump to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela," say protest organizers. | The demonstration is being organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and is endorsed by: U.S. Palestinian Community Network, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee, Black Lives Matter – Chicago, Party for Social…

Marjorie Cohn (2019-02-04). The US Is Orchestrating a Coup in Venezuela. zcomm.org As Venezuela's second president, Simon Bolivar, noted in the 19th century, the US government continues to "plague Latin America with misery in the name of liberty." From engineering coups in Chile and Guatemala, to choreographing a troop landing at the Bay of Pigs intended to establish an exile government in Cuba, to training Latin American Read more…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-04). Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer On US Venezuela Coup. mintpressnews.com If Guaidó comes to power and privatizes PDVSA, U.S. oil companies — with Chevron and Halliburton leading the pack — stand to make record profits in the world's most oil-rich nation, as they did in Iraq following the privatization of its national oil industry after U.S. intervention.

Various (2019-02-04). What Is Going on in Venezuela? Testimonies on the Ongoing Coup. venezuelanalysis.com VA brings you a collation of local voices opposing US-efforts to topple the government.

Jorge Martin, Marxist (2019-02-04). US Tightens the Noose on Venezuela: Will the Coup Succeed? venezuelanalysis.com Jorge Martin looks at the prospects that Guaido's coup d'état has at achieving its goals.

Special to PeoplesWorld (2019-02-04). New Yorkers rally against Trump's Venezuela coup. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Two actions were held here last weekend in opposition to Trump's efforts to overthrow the democratically-elected government of President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. Several groups came together Saturday, January 26 in Union Square and on 38th Street and Lexington, opposite the Cuban mission to the United Nations. "My family is from Peru—Andean people, of …

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-02-04). Everyday life in besieged Venezuela. mronline.org A young author presents intimate snapshots of ordinary life as it is lived by millions of Venezuelans during a grueling crisis fueled by deadly U.S. sanctions and coup efforts. | Source

John Bachtell (2019-02-04). Save democracy at home and abroad: Oppose Trump's Venezuela coup. peoplesworld.org The Trump administration's open coup in Venezuela continues U.S. efforts, in alliance with Venezuelan oligarchs and extreme right-wing elements among the opposition, to overthrow the United Socialist Party governing coalition that came to power with the election of Hugo Chávez as president in 1998. These include the failed coup attempt against Chávez in 2002. The …

STAFF (2019-02-04). The U.S. Is Orchestrating a Venezuelan Coup in Plain Sight. truthdig.com Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and more appear bent on appeasing American oil interests, even if it means violating international law.

TeleSur English (2019-02-04). Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted. venezuelanalysis.com A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela have been closed accused of "influencing domestic audiences."

Alfred de Zayas (2019-02-04). Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order. mronline.org The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, on his mission to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Ecuador, pursuant to Council resolution 36/4. | Source

RT News (2019-02-04). Italy Vetoed EU Recognition of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido. globalresearch.ca Rome has effectively derailed an EU statement meant to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader if President Nicolas Maduro fails to set up snap elections, a Five Star Movement source confirmed to RT. | Italy announced the veto at an …

Asamblea Internacional de los Pueblos (2019-02-04). Informe sobre la situación en Venezuela y acciones de solidaridad. peoplesworld.org SàÉO PAULO, Brasil — Nos dirigimos a ustedes para compartirles algunos aspectos de la situación que se vive en Venezuela actualmente. La autoproclamación de Juan Guaidó, un sujeto desconocido hasta hace unas semanas, se basa en el no reconocimiento de las elecciones en las que el pueblo eligió democráticamente a Nicolás Maduro como el Presidente …

Paul Dobson (2019-02-04). European Powers Back Guaido as Trump Threatens Venezuela with Military 'Option'. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro reiterated that he will not have his arm "twisted" by "imperialist and colonial" ultimatums.

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Trump Will Increase Iran Intelligence Gathering From Iraq. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Saturday he considers it important to keep some military forces in Iraq to watch Iran closely. | RELATED: | Iranian President Criticizes US Hegemonic Tactics in Venezuela | Trump expressed his regret for the "endless wars" held in Afghanistan and Syria. He also commented on his intention to reduce costly U.S. military presence in those countries, during a CBS interview. | However, the bellicose attitude adopted by his administration toward…

Mark Weisbrot (2019-02-04). Trump's Illegal Regime Change Operation Will Kill More Venezuelans. counterpunch.org 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 country, or even not a legitimately elected president? I don't think so. But Trump, his More

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-04). Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela. therealnews.com TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris reports from the ground in Caracas about Saturday's pro- and anti-government marches, highlighting their peacefulness and equal size

WSWS (2019-02-04). Spanish Socialist Party government backs US-led coup in Venezuela. wsws.org The Venezuelan coup is exposing the PSOE government and its pro-imperialist ally, the pseudo-left Podemos party.

WSWS (2019-02-04). US issues new threats of war for oil against Venezuela. wsws.org A military intervention in Venezuela—population 30 million—could kill hundreds of thousands or even millions of people and transform Latin America into an imperialist slaughterhouse.

Whitney Webb (2019-02-04). These Are the US Companies Backing the Venezuelan Coup Attempt. theantimedia.com (MPN) — For much of the past twenty years, critics of U.S. foreign policy have noted that it is often countries with sizeable oil reserves that most often find themselves the targets of U.S.-backed "humanitarian" interventions aimed at "restoring democracy." Analysis of the nearly two-decades-long U.S. effort aimed at regime change and "democracy promotion" in Venezuela …

StormCloudsGathering (2019-02-04). The Real Reason the US Wants Regime Change in Venezuela. theantimedia.com (SCG) — The US is backing another coup attempt in Venezuela. As usual, they claim that their objectives are democracy and freedom. Nothing could be farther from the truth. On January 23rd, 2019 Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself acting president, and called on the armed forces to disobey the government. Very few had ever heard …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-04). Venezuela Primer Pt. 1: Why Did Venezuelans Elect Hugo Chávez? therealnews.com Over and over again US media outlets make the claim that Venezuela was the "jewel of Latin America" before Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998 and that his election marked the country's downfall. In part 1 of this Venezuela primer, on the 20th anniversary of Chavez first taking office on February 2, 1999, we look…

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…

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

RT (2019-02-03). Trump confirms use of US military in Venezuela among 'options' on table. rt.com The option of sending the US military to Venezuela is on the table, while talking to President Nicolas Maduro is not, President Donald Trump said in an interview on Sunday.

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 […]

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…