Daily Archives: February 11, 2019

2019-02-11: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-02-11). 18th Social Leader Murdered in 2019 in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Jose Arquimedes Moreno, 34, a social leader of Colombia was shot dead in the rural area of the town of Tibu. | RELATED: | Colombia: ELN Urges a Return to Peace Agreement Negotiations | According to local media, he was shot by two men on a bike while he was going back to his house. | George Quintero, commander of the Police Department of Norte de Santander assured that special attention was being given to the case and for the vulnerable people and communities. | Commenting on the…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-02-11). Black Working Class Will Never Abandon Venezuela! globalresearch.ca "The struggles of the Black working-class, united around a national program must have international solidarity and must be understood within the context of an anti-imperialist struggle against global capitalism and the US-led imperialist global economic, military and political infrastructure. For …

Democracy Now! (2019-02-11). Glenn Greenwald: As Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, Amazon Builds Global Surveillance State. democracynow.org Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is publicly accusing the owner of the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail," weeks after the paper revealed details about his extramarital affair. Bezos had recently hired a private investigator to determine how the tabloid newspaper obtained private text messages between him and his lover, and whether the paper's actions were politically motivated. The National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, Inc., responded to Bezos's investigation by threatening to publish revealing photos of Bezos if he did not agree to publicly state that the Enquirer's coverage was not politically m…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-11). Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca "People don't recognize that Hezbollah has active cells — the Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America. We have an obligation to take down that risk for America and [what we'll talk about is] how we …

Stephen Lendman (2019-02-11). Grand Theft Venezuela, Stealing a Nation: Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse. globalresearch.ca Michael Hudson explained that Washington "treat(s) Venezuela as an extension of the US economy, running a trade surplus in oil to spend in the United States or transfer its savings to US banks." | Sanctions prevent Maduro's government "from gaining access …

Democracy Now! (2019-02-11). Greenwald: How Can Democrats Support Trump's Push for Regime Change to Seize Venezuela's Oil? democracynow.org The U.S. and Russia have proposed opposing draft resolutions at the U.N. Security Council as the leadership crisis in Venezuela deepens. The U.S. is calling for elections in Venezuela and for international aid deliveries to be allowed to enter the country. The Russians called out international intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action. The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro is accusing the United States of attempting to stage a coup. We speak to The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald about the actions of Washington and of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Adam Johnson, FAIR (2019-02-11). Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt. venezuelanalysis.com FAIR's Adam Johnson unravels some press mistruths about the USAID on the Venezuelan border.

Tony Wood (2019-02-11). The Battle for Venezuela. zcomm.org In Latin America alone, the long and disastrous record of US-led interventions is enough to cause alarm about the possible outcomes of this crisis…

Daniel McAdams (2019-02-11). The Cynicism of Empire: Sen. Rubio Tells Venezuelans to Overthrow Their Government…or Starve! globalresearch.ca There is a sad disregard for human life among the neocon regime-changers. The devastation of Iraq, with its million dead, was a mere stepping stone to a "re-making" of the Middle East. A Libya turned into a modern day slave …

teleSUR (2019-02-11). Cuba Rips US Security Council Resolution on Venezuela in UN. telesurenglish.net Foreign Affairs Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez came out on Twitter to admonish the United States for its cynical use of a resolution in the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council pushing for "humanitarian aid" in Venezuela in order to get access to the country and continue its policy of "anty means necessary" intervention in the country. | RELATED | SADC Condemns Intervention, Interference in Venezuela | Security Council representatives met behind closed doors Friday afternoon to discu…

Eds. (2019-02-11). Lawfare: Using "Transition" status to justify intervention in Venezuela. mronline.org On February 4, twelve days after Juan Guaidó's self-juramentation, the National Assembly held an ordinary session to discuss and approve an instrument called "Statute Governing the Transition to Democracy to Restore the Validity of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | Source

Phil Miller (2019-02-11). British Military Presence Near Venezuela 'Extremely Concerning'. globalresearch.ca Britain's navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, the Morning Star has discovered. | The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking a US coastguard helicopter for the first time….

Mark Taliano (2019-02-11). The "Toxic Mythology" of 9/11 is Destroying Humanity. globalresearch.ca 9/11 was a neo-con coup. To believe otherwise is to willfully suspend the laws of physics, and to reject historical facts and common sense. It requires a leap of misguided faith.

Peter Kornbluh (2019-02-11). Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973. globalresearch.ca September 11, 1998 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. The violent overthrow of the democratically-elected Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende changed the course of the country that Chilean poet Pablo Neruda …

IAC (2019-02-11). Rally for U.S. Hands Off Venezuela. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-02-11). How Can Democrats Support Trump's Push for Regime Change in Venezuela? truthout.org The US and Russia have proposed opposing draft resolutions at the UN Security Council as the leadership crisis in Venezuela deepens. The US is calling for elections in Venezuela and for international aid deliveries to be allowed to enter the country. The Russians called out international intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action. The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro is accusing the United States of attempting to stage a coup. We speak to The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald about the actions of Washington and of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. | Transcr…

Communist Workers League (2019-02-11). U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally. indybay.org Lake Merritt Columns (aka Pergula or Pillars) | 599 El Embarcadero | Oakland, CA 94610…

WSWS (2019-02-11). Workers at ExxonMobil in Billings, Montana reject USW-company sellout contract. wsws.org The "no" vote by the Billings refinery workers gives expression to wider opposition of rank-and-file oil and petrochemical workers to the contract being pushed by the union.

RT (2019-02-11). 'Real irony': Bezos complains about nude pics privacy invasion while building surveillance state. rt.com Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, who led the tech giant as it cozied up with US authorities to develop surveillance tools, is now complaining that his privacy has been violated.

repost (2019-02-11). An Open Letter to the People of the U.S.from President Nicolas Maduro. indybay.org "Disinformation by Omission": Not a single Western mainstream media has published, quoted or commented on President Nicolas Maduro's Open Letter to the People of the United States (see Google search). Please forward this text far and wide.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-02-11). 'Mass Invasion': Russian Islands in State of Emergency as Hotter Planet Drives Polar Bears to Hunger. commondreams.org As human activity continues to drive the climate crisis that is causing rapid ice loss at both poles and in other cold regions, destroying the habitats of animals who live there, Russian islands in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago have declared a state of emergency in response to a "mass invasion" of dozens of starving polar bears who have been "chasing people and entering residential buildings." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alan Macleod (2019-02-11). How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela. theantimedia.com (VA) — The latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó — a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of …

Jake Johnson (2019-02-11). US Holding Secret Talks With Venezuelan Military, Urging Them to Abandon Maduro. theantimedia.com Reports of direct communications between the White House and Venezuelan military officials come as Trump cabinet members continue to warn that military intervention is "on the table." (CD) — In an effort to encourage defections from Venezuela's elected President Nicolas Maduro, the Trump administration is reportedly holding secret talks with members of the Venezuelan military as top …

ICSS (2019-02-11). What's Happening in Venezuela? indybay.org Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-11). Elliott Abrams: The War Criminal Running US Policy in Venezuela. therealnews.com The recently named US Special Envoy on Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, is back in the halls of power after a career of supporting dictators, violence and genocide around the world

teleSUR (2019-02-10). Venezuelan President Leads Celebration of Angostura Bicentenary. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro led Sunday the celebrations of the bicentenary anniversary Angostura 2019 with a military parade in the Fort Guaicaipuro in Charallave, central state of Miranda. | RELATED: | Venezuelan VP Calls on Guaido to Join "Right Side of History" | Along with Defense Minister Vl…

teleSUR (2019-02-10). SADC Condemns Intervention, Interference in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The South African Development Community (SADC), a group consisting of 15 African nations, issued a statement condemning the violation of international law in U.S. backed coup actions against Venezuela. | RELATED | We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro | In a letter dated Feb. 10, President of the Republic of Namibia and chairperson of SADC Hage Geingob noted the community's concern with "attempts by the leaders of some countries to interfere in the affairs and so…

Steve Ellner, NACLA (2019-02-10). Venezuela Regime Change 'Made in the USA'. venezuelanalysis.com Steve Ellner looks at the ongoing US-orchestrated coup attempt and its implications.

Fight Back (2019-02-10). WFTU condemns intervention against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 95 million workers of the five continents as well as the world class-oriented labor movement, strongly rejects the attempted coup d'état against the legitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | This interference, orchestrated by the US government, NATO and the EU and executed by the representatives of the transnationals and monopolies in the country, constitutes a flagrant violation of the most elementary rules of internati…

Alan MacLeod — Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-10). How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in the regime change operation in Venezuela.

Adam Johnson (2019-02-10). Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt. commondreams.org "The same actors, the same tricks, the same patently disingenuous concern for the starving poor. And the US media is stripping it of all this essential context, presenting these radical regime-change operators as bleeding heart humanitarians," Johnson writes. (Photo: ABC/Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-02-10). Joe Biden reminded of past 'humanitarian' actions after he blasts Maduro over aid block. rt.com A former US Vice President has urged Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to step aside for a "democratic transition." Twitter, however, doubted Joe Biden's 'humanitarian' motivation, pointing out his warmongering past.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-10). Blood for Oil in Venezuela? therealnews.com Vijay Prashad discusses the extent to which US interest in Venezuelan oil and other natural resources is driving Trump's policy of seeking regime change. The link is not that straight-forward, but it is there, says Prashad

Adam Johnson (2019-02-10). Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt. theantimedia.com (FAIR) — The Trump administration's now completely overt effort to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro had a very successful public relations effort this week, as major Western media outlets uniformly echoed its simplistic, pre-packaged claim that the Venezuelan government was heartlessly withholding foreign aid: Tensions Rise as Venezuela Blocks Border Bridge in Standoff Over Aid (CNN, 2/7/19) Maduro Blocks …

Fight Back (2019-02-09). Chicago rally demands 'U.S. hands off Venezuela!'. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Over 50 activists gathered in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago on the night of February 5, to rally in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution. Organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), the event brought together progressive political organizations and trade unions to demand an end to U.S. aggression and threats of war with Venezuela. | Freezing rain did not dampen the energy of the crowd, as speakers called for solidarity with the Venezuelan people. Representatives of the U.S. Palestinian Community Network and the International League of People's Struggle spoke on the context…

Yves Engler (2019-02-09). The Planned Plunder Behind Canada's Support of the Coup. venezuelanalysis.com Yves Engler looks at the resource-hungry MNC's pushing the Canadian government's aggressive attempts to oust Maduro.

Jorge Martín, In Defence of Marxism (2019-02-09). Chavistas March Against Imperialism: What Is the Next Step in Trump's Coup? venezuelanalysis.com Jorge Martin looks at how the coup has been unfolding and what comes next.

Eds. (2019-02-09). Similarities and aggressions. mronline.org War laboratories in the United States have succeeded in applying pre-designed aggression formats against countries that do not align with their imperial policies. These obviously adapt to cultural, religious, social, historical and even geographical features. | Source

stuart_m (2019-02-09). What does the media not get about sanctions on Venezuela? greenleft.org.au Last week, the US formally adopted sanctions on Venezuelan national oil company PDVSA, as well as on CITGO, its US-based distribution arm, as part of its press for regime change in Caracas. National Security Advisor John Bolton estimated the actions would affect some $7 billion in assets and would block $11 billion in revenue to the Venezuelan government over the next year. The State Department was quick to add, "These new sanctions do not target t…

WSWS (2019-02-09). Brazil's Workers Party praises imperialist officials and Brazilian military involved in Venezuela regime change operation. wsws.org As it feigns opposition to regime change in Venezuela, the PT has sent representatives to meet EU leaders who have been at the forefront of the siege of the country.

Whitney Webb (2019-02-08). Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com "People don't recognize that Hezbollah has active cells — the Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America. We have an obligation to take down that risk for America and [what we'll talk about is] how we do that in South America and all across the globe." — Mike Pompeo

Reese Erlich (2019-02-08). Venezuela: Democratic Uprising or U.S. Coup? progressive.org Perhaps the Trump Administration is hoping history will repeat itself, but so far Venezuelans aren't going for it.

unitedEditor (2019-02-08). Seeking to oust Maduro, Washington may find itself in a new Vietnam. uwidata.com In one of Hugo Chavez' most celebrated speeches, he proclaimed proudly and to loud applause that "Venezuela will never again be a Yankee colony," and stated that the country had entered the most definitive period of its independence. Regardless of whether or not Chavez correctly assessed his historical moment, it is critical that we see […]

Democracy Now! (2019-02-08). Headlines for February 8, 2019. democracynow.org Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law, Green New Deal: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez & Sen. Markey Introduce Landmark Resolution, U.S. Spy Agencies: Saudi Crown Prince Said He Would Go After Khashoggi "With a Bullet", Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of "Extortion and Blackmail", Report: U.S.-Based Plane Caught Bringing Arms into Venezuela, U.S. Special Envoy Elliott Abrams Rules Out Negotiations with Maduro, Senate Judiciary Committee Narrowly Backs William Barr to Become Attorney General, Acting AG Matthew Whitaker to Testify on Capitol Hill, Arizona Prisoner Dies Weeks After Warning "I Am…

ZeroHedge (2019-02-08). Maduro Invokes Vietnam And Iraq Wars In Open Letter to the American People. mintpressnews.com "They want to invade and intervene in Venezuela – they say, as they said then – in the name of democracy and freedom. But it's not like that." – Nicholas Maduro

Eds. (2019-02-08). President Nicolás Maduro's message to the American people. mronline.org I am Nicolás Maduro, constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and I want to send a message to the American people to alert them to the media, communication and psychological warfare campaign that is developing in the international media and, above all, in the U.S. media against Venezuela. | Source

Tim Gill, Rebecca Hanson (2019-02-08). How Washington Funded the Counterrevolution in Venezuela. thenation.com How Washington Funded the Counterrevolution in Venezuela…

Roger Harris, Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-08). Juan Guaidó: The Man Who Would Be President of Venezuela Doesn't Have a Constitutional Leg to Stand On. venezuelanalysis.com Roger Harris looks at the "impecable illegitimacy" of Juan Guaido's claim to the presidency of Venezuela.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-02-08). Either Washington or Venezuela, savage capitalism or socialism. mronline.org Luis Britto Garcia is perhaps Venezuela's most highly regarded public intellectual. A firm supporter of the Bolivarian Process, he has written numerous plays, novels, historical investigations and film scripts and is also an incisive commentator on politics in the region. | Source

Joe Emersberger (2019-02-08). Amnesty International modifies its position on US sanctions and threats against Venezuela. zcomm.org Last year, I asked Amnesty International for its position on US economic sanctions against Venezuela. I also asked Amnesty's position on the threats US officials have made against Venezuela's government, including open encouragement of Venezuela's military to perpetrate a coup. Last year, Amnesty replied that it took "no position" on US economic sanctions. Regarding US Read more…

2019-02-11: Social Media Postees

18th Social Leader Murdered in 2019 in Colombia
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-11
Jose Arquimedes Moreno, 34, a social leader of Colombia was shot dead in the rural area of the town of Tibu. | RELATED: | Colombia: ELN Urges a Return to Peace Agreement Negotiations | According to local media, he was shot by two men on a bike while he was going back to his house. | George Quintero, commander of the Police Department of Norte de Santander assured that special attention was being given to the case and for the vulnerable people and communities. | Commenting on the…
telesurenglish.net/news/18th-Social-Lead…

Black Working Class Will Never Abandon Venezuela!
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-11
"The struggles of the Black working-class, united around a national program must have international solidarity and must be understood within the context of an anti-imperialist struggle against global capitalism and the US-led imperialist global economic, military and political infrastructure. For … | The post Black Working Class Will Never Abandon Venezuela! appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/black-working-class-wi…

Glenn Greenwald: As Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, Amazon Builds Global Surveillance State
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is publicly accusing the owner of the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail," weeks after the paper revealed details about his extramarital affair. Bezos had recently hired a private investigator to determine how the tabloid newspaper obtained private text messages between him and his lover, and whether the paper's actions were politically motivated. The National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, Inc., responded to Bezos's investigation by threatening to publish revealing photos of Bezos if he did not agree to publicly state that the Enquirer's coverage was not politically m…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/11/glenn_gre…

Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-11
"People don't recognize that Hezbollah has active cells — the Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America. We have an obligation to take down that risk for America and [what we'll talk about is] how we … | The post Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-attempts-to-lin…

Grand Theft Venezuela, Stealing a Nation: Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-11
Michael Hudson explained that Washington "treat(s) Venezuela as an extension of the US economy, running a trade surplus in oil to spend in the United States or transfer its savings to US banks." | Sanctions prevent Maduro's government "from gaining access … | The post Grand Theft Venezuela, Stealing a Nation: Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/grand-theft-venezuela-…

Greenwald: How Can Democrats Support Trump's Push for Regime Change to Seize Venezuela's Oil?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
The U.S. and Russia have proposed opposing draft resolutions at the U.N. Security Council as the leadership crisis in Venezuela deepens. The U.S. is calling for elections in Venezuela and for international aid deliveries to be allowed to enter the country. The Russians called out international intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action. The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro is accusing the United States of attempting to stage a coup. We speak to The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald about the actions of Washington and of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/11/greenwald…

Cuba Rips US Security Council Resolution on Venezuela in UN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-11
Foreign Affairs Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez came out on Twitter to admonish the United States for its cynical use of a resolution in the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council pushing for "humanitarian aid" in Venezuela in order to get access to the country and continue its policy of "anty means necessary" intervention in the country. | RELATED | SADC Condemns Intervention, Interference in Venezuela | Security Council representatives met behind closed doors Friday afternoon to discu…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Rips-US-Sec…

British Military Presence Near Venezuela 'Extremely Concerning'
Phil Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-11
Britain's navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, the Morning Star has discovered. | The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking a US coastguard helicopter for the first time…. | The post British Military Presence Near Venezuela 'Extremely Concerning' appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/british-military-prese…

Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt
Adam Johnson, FAIR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-11
FAIR's Adam Johnson unravels some press mistruths about the USAID on the Venezuelan border.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14315

The Battle for Venezuela
Tony Wood | zcomm.org | 2019-02-11
In Latin America alone, the long and disastrous record of US-led interventions is enough to cause alarm about the possible outcomes of this crisis…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-battle-for-ven…

Lawfare: Using "Transition" status to justify intervention in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-11
On February 4, twelve days after Juan Guaidó's self-juramentation, the National Assembly held an ordinary session to discuss and approve an instrument called "Statute Governing the Transition to Democracy to Restore the Validity of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/11/lawfare-using-tr…

The Cynicism of Empire: Sen. Rubio Tells Venezuelans to Overthrow Their Government…or Starve!
Daniel McAdams | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-11
There is a sad disregard for human life among the neocon regime-changers. The devastation of Iraq, with its million dead, was a mere stepping stone to a "re-making" of the Middle East. A Libya turned into a modern day slave … | The post The Cynicism of Empire: Sen. Rubio Tells Venezuelans to Overthrow Their Government…or Starve! appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-cynicism-of-empire…

Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973
Peter Kornbluh | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-11
September 11, 1998 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. The violent overthrow of the democratically-elected Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende changed the course of the country that Chilean poet Pablo Neruda … | The post Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973 appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/chile-and-the-united-s…

The "Toxic Mythology" of 9/11 is Destroying Humanity
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-11
9/11 was a neo-con coup. To believe otherwise is to willfully suspend the laws of physics, and to reject historical facts and common sense. It requires a leap of misguided faith. | The post The "Toxic Mythology" of 9/11 is Destroying Humanity appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-toxic-mythology-of…

Elliott Abrams: The War Criminal Running US Policy in Venezuela
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-11
The recently named US Special Envoy on Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, is back in the halls of power after a career of supporting dictators, violence and genocide around the world | The post Elliott Abrams: The War Criminal Running US Policy in Venezuela appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/elliott-abrams-t…

Rally for U.S. Hands Off Venezuela
IAC | indybay.org | 2019-02-11
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/08/1882104…

How Can Democrats Support Trump's Push for Regime Change in Venezuela?
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-02-11
The US and Russia have proposed opposing draft resolutions at the UN Security Council as the leadership crisis in Venezuela deepens. The US is calling for elections in Venezuela and for international aid deliveries to be allowed to enter the country. The Russians called out international intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action. The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro is accusing the United States of attempting to stage a coup. We speak to The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald about the actions of Washington and of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. | Transcr…
truthout.org/video/how-can-democrats-sup…

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally
Communist Workers League | indybay.org | 2019-02-11
Lake Merritt Columns (aka Pergula or Pillars) | 599 El Embarcadero | Oakland, CA 94610…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/08/1882103…

An Open Letter to the People of the U.S.from President Nicolas Maduro
repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-11
"Disinformation by Omission": Not a single Western mainstream media has published, quoted or commented on President Nicolas Maduro's Open Letter to the People of the United States (see Google search). Please forward this text far and wide.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/09/1882105…

How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-11
(VA) — The latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó — a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of …

How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

Workers at ExxonMobil in Billings, Montana reject USW-company sellout contract
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-11
The "no" vote by the Billings refinery workers gives expression to wider opposition of rank-and-file oil and petrochemical workers to the contract being pushed by the union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/11/exxo…

What's Happening in Venezuela?
ICSS | indybay.org | 2019-02-11
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/09/1882105…

US Holding Secret Talks With Venezuelan Military, Urging Them to Abandon Maduro
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-11
Reports of direct communications between the White House and Venezuelan military officials come as Trump cabinet members continue to warn that military intervention is "on the table." (CD) — In an effort to encourage defections from Venezuela's elected President Nicolas Maduro, the Trump administration is reportedly holding secret talks with members of the Venezuelan military as top …

US Holding Secret Talks With Venezuelan Military, Urging Them to Abandon Maduro

'Real irony': Bezos complains about nude pics privacy invasion while building surveillance state
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-11
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, who led the tech giant as it cozied up with US authorities to develop surveillance tools, is now complaining that his privacy has been violated. | …
rt.com/news/451216-bezos-nudes-scandal-i…

'Mass Invasion': Russian Islands in State of Emergency as Hotter Planet Drives Polar Bears to Hunger
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-11
As human activity continues to drive the climate crisis that is causing rapid ice loss at both poles and in other cold regions, destroying the habitats of animals who live there, Russian islands in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago have declared a state of emergency in response to a "mass invasion" of dozens of starving polar bears who have been "chasing people and entering residential buildings." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/02/11/mass-in…

SADC Condemns Intervention, Interference in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-10
The South African Development Community (SADC), a group consisting of 15 African nations, issued a statement condemning the violation of international law in U.S. backed coup actions against Venezuela. | RELATED | We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro | In a letter dated Feb. 10, President of the Republic of Namibia and chairperson of SADC Hage Geingob noted the community's concern with "attempts by the leaders of some countries to interfere in the affairs and so…
telesurenglish.net/news/SADC-Condemns-In…

Venezuelan President Leads Celebration of Angostura Bicentenary
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-10
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro led Sunday the celebrations of the bicentenary anniversary Angostura 2019 with a military parade in the Fort Guaicaipuro in Charallave, central state of Miranda. | RELATED: | Venezuelan VP Calls on Guaido to Join "Right Side of History" | Along with Defense Minister Vl…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Presi…

How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela
Alan MacLeod — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-10
Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in the regime change operation in Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14314

WFTU condemns intervention against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 95 million workers of the five continents as well as the world class-oriented labor movement, strongly rejects the attempted coup d'état against the legitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | This interference, orchestrated by the US government, NATO and the EU and executed by the representatives of the transnationals and monopolies in the country, constitutes a flagrant violation of the most elementary rules of internati…
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Venezuela Regime Change 'Made in the USA'
Steve Ellner, NACLA | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-10
Steve Ellner looks at the ongoing US-orchestrated coup attempt and its implications.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14313

Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt
Adam Johnson | commondreams.org | 2019-02-10
"The same actors, the same tricks, the same patently disingenuous concern for the starving poor. And the US media is stripping it of all this essential context, presenting these radical regime-change operators as bleeding heart humanitarians," Johnson writes. (Photo: ABC/Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Blood for Oil in Venezuela?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-10
Vijay Prashad discusses the extent to which US interest in Venezuelan oil and other natural resources is driving Trump's policy of seeking regime change. The link is not that straight-forward, but it is there, says Prashad | The post Blood for Oil in Venezuela? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Joe Biden reminded of past 'humanitarian' actions after he blasts Maduro over aid block
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-10
A former US Vice President has urged Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to step aside for a "democratic transition." Twitter, however, doubted Joe Biden's 'humanitarian' motivation, pointing out his warmongering past. | …
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Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt
Adam Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-10
(FAIR) — The Trump administration's now completely overt effort to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro had a very successful public relations effort this week, as major Western media outlets uniformly echoed its simplistic, pre-packaged claim that the Venezuelan government was heartlessly withholding foreign aid: Tensions Rise as Venezuela Blocks Border Bridge in Standoff Over Aid (CNN, 2/7/19) Maduro Blocks …
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Chicago rally demands 'U.S. hands off Venezuela!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-09
Chicago, IL – Over 50 activists gathered in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago on the night of February 5, to rally in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution. Organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), the event brought together progressive political organizations and trade unions to demand an end to U.S. aggression and threats of war with Venezuela. | Freezing rain did not dampen the energy of the crowd, as speakers called for solidarity with the Venezuelan people. Representatives of the U.S. Palestinian Community Network and the International League of People's Struggle spoke on the context…
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The Planned Plunder Behind Canada's Support of the Coup
Yves Engler | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-09
Yves Engler looks at the resource-hungry MNC's pushing the Canadian government's aggressive attempts to oust Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14310

Chavistas March Against Imperialism: What Is the Next Step in Trump's Coup?
Jorge Martín, In Defence of Marxism | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-09
Jorge Martin looks at how the coup has been unfolding and what comes next.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14311

Brazil's Workers Party praises imperialist officials and Brazilian military involved in Venezuela regime change operation
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-09
As it feigns opposition to regime change in Venezuela, the PT has sent representatives to meet EU leaders who have been at the forefront of the siege of the country.
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What does the media not get about sanctions on Venezuela?
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-09
Last week, the US formally adopted sanctions on Venezuelan national oil company PDVSA, as well as on CITGO, its US-based distribution arm, as part of its press for regime change in Caracas. National Security Advisor John Bolton estimated the actions would affect some $7 billion in assets and would block $11 billion in revenue to the Venezuelan government over the next year. The State Department was quick to add, "These new sanctions do not target t…
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Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-08
"People don't recognize that Hezbollah has active cells — the Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America. We have an obligation to take down that risk for America and [what we'll talk about is] how we do that in South America and all across the globe." — Mike Pompeo | The post Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela appeared first on MintPress News.
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Venezuela: Democratic Uprising or U.S. Coup?
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-02-08
Perhaps the Trump Administration is hoping history will repeat itself, but so far Venezuelans aren't going for it.
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President Nicolás Maduro's message to the American people
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-08
I am Nicolás Maduro, constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and I want to send a message to the American people to alert them to the media, communication and psychological warfare campaign that is developing in the international media and, above all, in the U.S. media against Venezuela. | Source…
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Seeking to oust Maduro, Washington may find itself in a new Vietnam
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-08
In one of Hugo Chavez' most celebrated speeches, he proclaimed proudly and to loud applause that "Venezuela will never again be a Yankee colony," and stated that the country had entered the most definitive period of its independence. Regardless of whether or not Chavez correctly assessed his historical moment, it is critical that we see […] | The post Seeking to oust Maduro, Washington may find itself in a new Vietnam appeared first on United World International.
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Maduro Invokes Vietnam And Iraq Wars In Open Letter to the American People
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-08
"They want to invade and intervene in Venezuela – they say, as they said then – in the name of democracy and freedom. But it's not like that." – Nicholas Maduro | The post Maduro Invokes Vietnam And Iraq Wars In Open Letter to the American People appeared first on MintPress News.
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Amnesty International modifies its position on US sanctions and threats against Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-02-08
Last year, I asked Amnesty International for its position on US economic sanctions against Venezuela. I also asked Amnesty's position on the threats US officials have made against Venezuela's government, including open encouragement of Venezuela's military to perpetrate a coup. Last year, Amnesty replied that it took "no position" on US economic sanctions. Regarding US Read…
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The BBC and Venezuela: Bias and Lies
Darrall Cozens, Socialist Appeal | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-08
Darrall Cozens looks at the BBC's efforts at preparing public opinion for imperialist intervention.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14309

How Washington Funded the Counterrevolution in Venezuela
Tim Gill, Rebecca Hanson | thenation.com | 2019-02-08
How Washington Funded the Counterrevolution in Venezuela…
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Juan Guaidó: The man who would be president of Venezuela doesn't have a constitutional leg to stand on
Roger Harris | mronline.org | 2019-02-08
Donald Trump imagines Juan Guaidó is the rightful president of Venezuela. Mr. Guaidó, a man of impeccable illegitimacy, doesn't have a constitutional leg to stand on for this open attempt at a coup. | Source…
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Juan Guaidó: The Man Who Would Be President of Venezuela Doesn't Have a Constitutional Leg to Stand On
Roger Harris, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-08
Roger Harris looks at the "impecable illegitimacy" of Juan Guaido's claim to the presidency of Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14308

U.S. media ignore–and applaud–economic war on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-08
The U.S. media chorus supporting a U.S. overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country's economic crisis as a justification for regime change, while whitewashing the ways in which the U.S. has strangled the Venezuelan economy (FAIR.org, 3/22/18). Sister Eugenia Russian, president of Fundalatin, a Venezuelan human rights NGO that was […] | Source…
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