Daily Archives: February 13, 2019

2019-02-13: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-02-13). Child Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict Increased in 2018. telesurenglish.net During 2018, the armed conflict in Colombia has affected 213 children and young people, according to a report delivered Tuesday by an NGO to the Special Justice for Peace (JEP). | RELATED: | Colombian Oil Pipelines Victim to Illegal Tapping, Tampering | According to the analysis, between January and December 2018 a total of 331 armed actions were registered in the South American country. | Of the more than 300 cases, 117 corresponded to clashes and other military actions that did…

Joyce Nelson (2019-02-13). Canada vs. Venezuela: The Murky Background. counterpunch.org Following the closed-door, Feb. 4th meeting of the Lima Group in Ottawa, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland was holding a press conference to issue "the Ottawa Declaration for Venezuela" when suddenly protestors swarmed in front of her podium, unfurled a banner and began chanting "Hands off Venezuela!" As security guards removed the protestors, More

Fight Back (2019-02-13). La Crosse, WI says 'Hands off Venezuela!'. fightbacknews.org La Crosse, WI – The streets may have been cold, but hearts were warm with international solidarity on February 9 as activists in La Crosse voiced their opposition to U.S. intervention in Venezuela. | Chants heard at the rally included, "Hey hey, ho ho, who the heck is Juan Guaido? Hey hey, ho ho, you won't get rid of Maduro!" Signs read "Hands off Venezuela!" and "No blood for oil!" | "I think that being out here, especially in this weather, helps cement just how important of an issue this is," said attendee Elias Wall. "My hope is that at least a few people driving by will see our signs and perhaps rethink what…

commondreams (2019-02-13). Activists Arrested During Elliot Abrams Testimony in Congressional Hearing on Venezuela. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-13). US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions. mintpressnews.com The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent "outrage" voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro's refusal to allow U.S. "humanitarian aid" into the country.

Michael Welton (2019-02-13). The Deep Hurt: Lessons From American Coups. counterpunch.org As the world watches aghast at another US and allies' attempt to engineer a coup in Venezuela, I would like to offer a few insights from Stephen Kinzer' provocative chapter, "The deep hurt," (pp. 227-250) in his book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire (2017). This remarkable More

Democracy Now! (2019-02-13). Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane with Possible CIA Ties. democracynow.org A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuelan…

Eds. (2019-02-13). Executive summary: The economic consequences of the boycott of Venezuela. mronline.org The international financial blockade imposed by the United States against Venezuela has caused the South American country to lose 350,000 million dollars in production of goods and services between 2013 and 2017, according to the research carried out by the Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitics Strategic Center (CELAG). | Source

South Front (2019-02-13). Video: US Is Setting Ground for Military Intervention in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The Venezuelan government seems to be openly preparing to face a US military invasion. | On February 10, the country's military kicked off large-scale military drills, which will run until February 15. According to President Nicolas Maduro, the drills are …

Nicolas Maduro (2019-02-13). Video: Venezuela Crisis: Maduro Condemns "Extremist" Trump. globalresearch.ca Its a political war of the American Empire in support of the interests of the extreme right that today governs, | They are warmongering in order to take over Venezuela. | I call on the people of the world to wake up, …

James Winter (2019-02-13). Venezuela: Opposing White Supremacy and Big Oil Interests. globalresearch.ca The Canadian and U.S. governments are now openly supporting the treasonous overthrow of the democratically-elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. | The U.S. is now openly holding direct communications with Venezuela's military, urging them to abandon the president. | I'm not …

teleSUR (2019-02-13). US Congress Won't Support Military Intervention in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Congress will not support U.S. military intervention in Venezuela despite hints by President Donald Trump that such action had not been ruled out, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Confronts US-backed Right-wing Coup | "I do worry about the president's saber rattling, his hints that U.S. military intervention remains an option. I want to make clear to our witnesses and to anyone else watching: U.S. military interven…

teleSUR (2019-02-13). China Denies Talks With Venezuela Opposition. telesurenglish.net A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry condemned Western media for its coverage of the situation in Venezuela. | RELATED | Venezuela: Arreaza Slams Indifference of UN Members to US Coup | The Foreign Ministry of China rejected Wednesday information disseminated by The Wall Street Journal about Venezuela, describing it as "fake news". | The U.S. newspaper in a report Tuesday quoted alleged sources saying that Chinese diplomats held talks in Washington with the represent…

Alison Bodine (2019-02-13). Imperialist Aggression and What We Can Learn from the Attempted Coup Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca On January 23, 2019 Juan Guaido declared himself to be the "acting President" of Venezuela. He was immediately recognized as the interim President of Venezuela by the United States government, followed in quick succession by the government of Canada, and …

Joe Emersberger (2019-02-13). Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela's Elected President. zcomm.org Media doesn't let facts get in the way…

Collectif Échec à la guerre (2019-02-13). Canada: A Stakeholder in the Venezuelan Coup. globalresearch.ca On the occasion of the emergency meeting of the Lima Group, held in Ottawa on February 4, we denounce the role of the Government of Canada in what is nothing less than a coup d'état. | A coup d'état under way…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-02-13). Study Group: The Truth Behind the U.S. Attacks on Venezuela. indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

stuart_m (2019-02-13). The US's Venezuela-Colombia border stunt exposed. greenleft.org.au The cameras are focused on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. Everything has been prepared to present it as a door about to give in. It is just a matter of waiting for the right day, according to some presidents and news headlines. | The narrative of "imminence" has been key since Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself president last month: the imminent fall of President Nicolás Maduro, imminent transition government and imminent resolution of all of Venezuela's problems. | The reality when you arrive at the border is different, particularly along what has been built up as the "cr…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-02-13). Venezuela's Maduro Denounces Warmongering by 'White Supremacist' Trump and His 'Gang of Extremists' Promoting Fascism Worldwide. commondreams.org Calling President Donald Trump a person who is "publicly and openly" a white supremacist and accusing the current U.S. government of being run by a racist "gang of extremists," Venezuelan President Nicol√°s Maduro called on the people and leaders of the world to speak out against foreign intervention and instead back efforts for the nation to solve its problems peacefully from within. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shared by Cherise (2019-02-13). Venezuela Accuses US of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane. truthout.org A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuel…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-02-13). March & Rally: Hands Off Venezuela! NO coup – NO war – NO sanctions! indybay.org UN Plaza, 7th and Market Sts.

teleSUR (2019-02-12). Venezuela: Maduro Continues Call For Peace, Dialogue, Respect. telesurenglish.net President Nicolas Maduro continues his call for peace, dialogue, and the defense of Venezuela's sovereignty during Tuesday's 205 Annual Youth Day celebrations. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'White Supremacists, KKK' in White House Plotting Against Venezuela | "I want peace for Venezuela, we all want peace for Venezuela, for the war drums to drift away, for the threats of military invasion to recede and for Venezuela to say with a single chorus, with one voice: We want peace! H…

Robert Fisk (2019-02-12). There's Something Eerily Familiar About the West's Approach to Venezuela. counterpunch.org Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair | The closest I ever came to Venezuela, many years ago, was a transit connection at Caracas airport. I noticed a lot of soldiers in red berets and a clutch of goons, and it reminded me, vaguely, of the Middle East. | Now, sitting in the rain squalls of the wintry Levant, I flick through my newspaper clippings of our recent local autocrats — Saddam, Assad, al-Sisi, Erdogan, Mohammed bin Salman (you can fill in the rest for yourself) — and I thi…

Claudio Katz (2019-02-12). Venezuela defines the future of the region. mronline.org The struggle for Venezuela will decide the destiny of Latin America, argues Claudio Katz. We must recognise global Right's hypocrisy in its attempts to topple Maduro. But it doesn't act alone: similar forces are alive inside a government that has failed to counteract economic collapse. | Source

U.S. Labor against the War (2019-02-12). Anti-war labor group opposes Trump attacks on Venezuela. peoplesworld.org The U.S. has no legitimate claim to intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, to take sides in internal political disputes, or to undermine governments elected by the people. We have seen the disastrous consequences of recent U.S. interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and, through its alliance with Saudi Arabia, in Yemen. U.S. intervention …

Paul Dobson (2019-02-12). Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of 'Politicized' Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela. mintpressnews.com USAID is an arm of the US State Department and has been involved in a number of scandals in recent years which have led to its expulsion from Russia for political meddling and Bolivia for conspiracy.

Joe Emersberger (2019-02-12). Facts Don't Interfere With Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela's Elected President. commondreams.org U.S. aid at a loading dock in Cucuta, Colombia, awaits to be delivered in Venezuela. Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said he won't let the food and medicine enter the country, fearing that it's a pretext for a coup or armed invasion. (Photo: Jim Wyss/Miami Herald) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-02-12). Venezuela: Arreaza Slams Indifference of UN Members to US Coup. telesurenglish.net During a press conference at the United Nations Tuesday, Foreign Minister of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza condemned the attempted coup against Venezuela and accused members of the international body of the indifference before such a scenario. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'White Supremacists, KKK' in White House Plotting Against Venezuela | "In Venezuela there is no humanitarian crisis, there is a blockaded and besieged economy (…) Enough of so much lies, we came here to defend th…

Greg Palast — Truthout (2019-02-12). In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup. venezuelanalysis.com Greg Palast examines the relationship between racism and right-wing politics in the Latin American nation.

Reinaldo Iturriza — Verso Blog (2019-02-12). Venezuela and Disaster Capitalism. venezuelanalysis.com Reinaldo Iturriza examines the current situation in Venezuela, as the Bolivarian Revolution comes under attack from the same neoliberal forces that fuelled its rise.

STAFF (2019-02-12). The Real Reason the U.S. Wants to Overthrow Venezuela. truthdig.com Since 1998, the United States of America has tried to overthrow the government of Venezuela. What threatened the government of the United States since then was the Bolivarian dynamic set in motion by the election of Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela that year. Chávez won the elections with a mandate from Venezuela's workers and poor to overhaul the country to tend to their long-neglected needs. | Venezuela, with the world's largest proven oil reserves, had enriched the U.S.-based oil companies and its own oligarchy. Venezuela's key oil minister in the early 1960s (and architect of OPEC—the Organization…

Anya Parampil (2019-02-12). Venezuelans' message to the US: Hands off our country. grayzoneproject.com The Grayzone breaks the media blockade inside Venezuela, amplifying the voices of people ignored by the corporate media. By Anya…

Eds. (2019-02-12). How the media manufactures consent for regime change in Venezuela. mronline.org Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in fomenting popular support for the regime change operation in Venezuela. | Source

Consortiumnews (2019-02-12). Regime Change Made in the USA. consortiumnews.com Trump's backing of Juan Guaidó's shadow government could weaken the opposition's longstanding support among the majority of Venezuelans, writes Steve Ellner. By Steve Ellner NACLA Since its outset, the Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela and radicalized its positions…. Read more →

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-12). Danny Glover on the Conflict Over Venezuela. therealnews.com Actor and activist Danny Glover places the conflict over Venezuela in the context of a long history of US-led coups in Latin America

Turkish Minute (2019-02-12). Erdogan Says Venezuelan Gold Will Be Processed in Turkey. theantimedia.com (TM) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan said on Tuesday that Venezuelan gold would be processed in the Central Anatolian province of àáorum. Speaking at a rally ahead of local elections on March 31, the president said àáorum would reach a new level in terms of gold trade amid reports that Venezuela sells most of its …

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…

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.

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

Paul Dobson (2019-02-11). Red Cross, UN Slam 'Politicised' USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro has denounced the aid as a political ploy aimed at toppling his government.

Ariel Dorfman (2019-02-11). Salvador Allende Offers a Way Out for Venezuela's Maduro. thenation.com Salvador Allende Offers a Way Out for Venezuela's Maduro…

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.

Paul Dobson (2019-02-11). Venezuela: A Diplomatic Coup? venezuelanalysis.com VA's on-the-ground journalist Paul Dobson explains why Guaido's attempted coup has had next to no impact within Venezuela.

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

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.

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…

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.

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

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…

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

2019-02-13: Social Media Postees

Child Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict Increased in 2018
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-13
During 2018, the armed conflict in Colombia has affected 213 children and young people, according to a report delivered Tuesday by an NGO to the Special Justice for Peace (JEP). | RELATED: | Colombian Oil Pipelines Victim to Illegal Tapping, Tampering | According to the analysis, between January and December 2018 a total of 331 armed actions were registered in the South American country. | Of the more than 300 cases, 117 corresponded to clashes and other military actions that did…
telesurenglish.net/news/Child-Victims-of…

Canada vs. Venezuela: The Murky Background
Joyce Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-13
Following the closed-door, Feb. 4th meeting of the Lima Group in Ottawa, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland was holding a press conference to issue "the Ottawa Declaration for Venezuela" when suddenly protestors swarmed in front of her podium, unfurled a banner and began chanting "Hands off Venezuela!" As security guards removed the protestors,…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/13/canada-vs-ve…

La Crosse, WI says 'Hands off Venezuela!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-13
La Crosse, WI – The streets may have been cold, but hearts were warm with international solidarity on February 9 as activists in La Crosse voiced their opposition to U.S. intervention in Venezuela. | Chants heard at the rally included, "Hey hey, ho ho, who the heck is Juan Guaido? Hey hey, ho ho, you won't get rid of Maduro!" Signs read "Hands off Venezuela!" and "No blood for oil!" | "I think that being out here, especially in this weather, helps cement just how important of an issue this is," said attendee Elias Wall. "My hope is that at least a few people driving by will see our signs and perhaps rethink what…
fightbacknews.org/2019/2/13/la-crosse-wi…

Activists Arrested During Elliot Abrams Testimony in Congressional Hearing on Venezuela
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
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US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-13
The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent "outrage" voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro's refusal to allow U.S. "humanitarian aid" into the country. | The post US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/us-company-that-smuggl…

Venezuela: Opposing White Supremacy and Big Oil Interests
James Winter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-13
The Canadian and U.S. governments are now openly supporting the treasonous overthrow of the democratically-elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. | The U.S. is now openly holding direct communications with Venezuela's military, urging them to abandon the president. | I'm not … | The post Venezuela: Opposing White Supremacy and Big Oil Interests appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-opposing-whi…

Video: Venezuela Crisis: Maduro Condemns "Extremist" Trump
Nicolas Maduro | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-13
Its a political war of the American Empire in support of the interests of the extreme right that today governs, | They are warmongering in order to take over Venezuela. | I call on the people of the world to wake up, … | The post Video: Venezuela Crisis: Maduro Condemns "Extremist" Trump appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-venezuela-crisis…

Video: US Is Setting Ground for Military Intervention in Venezuela
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-13
The Venezuelan government seems to be openly preparing to face a US military invasion. | On February 10, the country's military kicked off large-scale military drills, which will run until February 15. According to President Nicolas Maduro, the drills are … | The post Video: US Is Setting Ground for Military Intervention in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-us-is-setting-gr…

Imperialist Aggression and What We Can Learn from the Attempted Coup Against Venezuela
Alison Bodine | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-13
On January 23, 2019 Juan Guaido declared himself to be the "acting President" of Venezuela. He was immediately recognized as the interim President of Venezuela by the United States government, followed in quick succession by the government of Canada, and … | The post Imperialist Aggression and What We Can Learn from the Attempted Coup Against Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/imperialist-aggression…

Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela's Elected President
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-02-13
Media doesn't let facts get in the way…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/propaganda-blitz-a…

China Denies Talks With Venezuela Opposition
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-13
A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry condemned Western media for its coverage of the situation in Venezuela. | RELATED | Venezuela: Arreaza Slams Indifference of UN Members to US Coup | The Foreign Ministry of China rejected Wednesday information disseminated by The Wall Street Journal about Venezuela, describing it as "fake news". | The U.S. newspaper in a report Tuesday quoted alleged sources saying that Chinese diplomats held talks in Washington with the represent…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Denies-Tal…

The Deep Hurt: Lessons From American Coups
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-13
As the world watches aghast at another US and allies' attempt to engineer a coup in Venezuela, I would like to offer a few insights from Stephen Kinzer' provocative chapter, "The deep hurt," (pp. 227-250) in his book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire (2017). This remarkable…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/13/the-deep-hur…

Executive summary: The economic consequences of the boycott of Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-13
The international financial blockade imposed by the United States against Venezuela has caused the South American country to lose 350,000 million dollars in production of goods and services between 2013 and 2017, according to the research carried out by the Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitics Strategic Center (CELAG). | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/13/executive-summar…

Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane with Possible CIA Ties
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-13
A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuelan…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/13/venezuela…

Canada: A Stakeholder in the Venezuelan Coup
Collectif Échec à la guerre | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-13
On the occasion of the emergency meeting of the Lima Group, held in Ottawa on February 4, we denounce the role of the Government of Canada in what is nothing less than a coup d'état. | A coup d'état under way… | The post Canada: A Stakeholder in the Venezuelan Coup appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/canada-a-stakeholder-i…

US Congress Won't Support Military Intervention in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-13
Congress will not support U.S. military intervention in Venezuela despite hints by President Donald Trump that such action had not been ruled out, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Confronts US-backed Right-wing Coup | "I do worry about the president's saber rattling, his hints that U.S. military intervention remains an option. I want to make clear to our witnesses and to anyone else watching: U.S. military interven…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Congress-Reje…

Venezuela's Maduro Denounces Warmongering by 'White Supremacist' Trump and His 'Gang of Extremists' Promoting Fascism Worldwide
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
Calling President Donald Trump a person who is "publicly and openly" a white supremacist and accusing the current U.S. government of being run by a racist "gang of extremists," Venezuelan President Nicol√°s Maduro called on the people and leaders of the world to speak out against foreign intervention and instead back efforts for the nation to solve its problems peacefully from within. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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March & Rally: Hands Off Venezuela! NO coup – NO war – NO sanctions!
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-02-13
UN Plaza, 7th and Market Sts.
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The US's Venezuela-Colombia border stunt exposed
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-13
The cameras are focused on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. Everything has been prepared to present it as a door about to give in. It is just a matter of waiting for the right day, according to some presidents and news headlines. | The narrative of "imminence" has been key since Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself president last month: the imminent fall of President Nicolás Maduro, imminent transition government and imminent resolution of all of Venezuela's problems. | The reality when you arrive at the border is different, particularly along what has been built up as the "cr…
greenleft.org.au/content/uss-venezuela-colombia-border-stunt-exposed

Study Group: The Truth Behind the U.S. Attacks on Venezuela
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-02-13
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/11/1882109…

Venezuela Accuses US of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-13
A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuel…
truthout.org/video/venezuela-accuses-us-…

Venezuela: Maduro Continues Call For Peace, Dialogue, Respect
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-12
President Nicolas Maduro continues his call for peace, dialogue, and the defense of Venezuela's sovereignty during Tuesday's 205 Annual Youth Day celebrations. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'White Supremacists, KKK' in White House Plotting Against Venezuela | "I want peace for Venezuela, we all want peace for Venezuela, for the war drums to drift away, for the threats of military invasion to recede and for Venezuela to say with a single chorus, with one voice: We want peace! H…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Maduro…

There's Something Eerily Familiar About the West's Approach to Venezuela
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-12
Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair | The closest I ever came to Venezuela, many years ago, was a transit connection at Caracas airport. I noticed a lot of soldiers in red berets and a clutch of goons, and it reminded me, vaguely, of the Middle East. | Now, sitting in the rain squalls of the wintry Levant, I flick through my newspaper clippings of our recent local autocrats — Saddam, Assad, al-Sisi, Erdogan, Mohammed bin Salman (you can fill in the rest for yourself) — and I thi…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/12/theres-somet…

Venezuela: Arreaza Slams Indifference of UN Members to US Coup
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-12
During a press conference at the United Nations Tuesday, Foreign Minister of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza condemned the attempted coup against Venezuela and accused members of the international body of the indifference before such a scenario. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'White Supremacists, KKK' in White House Plotting Against Venezuela | "In Venezuela there is no humanitarian crisis, there is a blockaded and besieged economy (…) Enough of so much lies, we came here to defend th…
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Facts Don't Interfere With Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela's Elected President
Joe Emersberger | commondreams.org | 2019-02-12
U.S. aid at a loading dock in Cucuta, Colombia, awaits to be delivered in Venezuela. Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said he won't let the food and medicine enter the country, fearing that it's a pretext for a coup or armed invasion. (Photo: Jim Wyss/Miami Herald) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela defines the future of the region
Claudio Katz | mronline.org | 2019-02-12
The struggle for Venezuela will decide the destiny of Latin America, argues Claudio Katz. We must recognise global Right's hypocrisy in its attempts to topple Maduro. But it doesn't act alone: similar forces are alive inside a government that has failed to counteract economic collapse. | Source…
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Venezuelans' message to the US: Hands off our country
Anya Parampil | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-12
The Grayzone breaks the media blockade inside Venezuela, amplifying the voices of people ignored by the corporate media. By Anya… | The post Venezuelans' message to the US: Hands off our country appeared first on The Grayzone.
grayzoneproject.com/2019/02/11/venezuela…

Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of 'Politicized' Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela
Paul Dobson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-12
USAID is an arm of the US State Department and has been involved in a number of scandals in recent years which have led to its expulsion from Russia for political meddling and Bolivia for conspiracy. | The post Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of 'Politicized' Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela appeared first on MintPress News.
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Regime Change Made in the USA
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-12
Trump's backing of Juan Guaidó's shadow government could weaken the opposition's longstanding support among the majority of Venezuelans, writes Steve Ellner. By Steve Ellner NACLA Since its outset, the Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela and radicalized its positions…. Read more ?…
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In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup
Greg Palast — Truthout | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-12
Greg Palast examines the relationship between racism and right-wing politics in the Latin American nation.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14318

Venezuela and Disaster Capitalism
Reinaldo Iturriza — Verso Blog | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-12
Reinaldo Iturriza examines the current situation in Venezuela, as the Bolivarian Revolution comes under attack from the same neoliberal forces that fuelled its rise.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14319

The Real Reason the U.S. Wants to Overthrow Venezuela
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-12
Since 1998, the United States of America has tried to overthrow the government of Venezuela. What threatened the government of the United States since then was the Bolivarian dynamic set in motion by the election of Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela that year. Chávez won the elections with a mandate from Venezuela's workers and poor to overhaul the country to tend to their long-neglected needs. | Venezuela, with the world's largest proven oil reserves, had enriched the U.S.-based oil companies and its own oligarchy. Venezuela's key oil minister in the early 1960s (and architect of OPEC–the Organization…
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Anti-war labor group opposes Trump attacks on Venezuela
U.S. Labor against the War | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-12
The U.S. has no legitimate claim to intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, to take sides in internal political disputes, or to undermine governments elected by the people. We have seen the disastrous consequences of recent U.S. interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and, through its alliance with Saudi Arabia, in Yemen. U.S. intervention …
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How the media manufactures consent for regime change in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-12
Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in fomenting popular support for the regime change operation in Venezuela. | Source…
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Danny Glover on the Conflict Over Venezuela
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-12
Actor and activist Danny Glover places the conflict over Venezuela in the context of a long history of US-led coups in Latin America | The post Danny Glover on the Conflict Over Venezuela appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Erdogan Says Venezuelan Gold Will Be Processed in Turkey
Turkish Minute | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-12
(TM) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan said on Tuesday that Venezuelan gold would be processed in the Central Anatolian province of àáorum. Speaking at a rally ahead of local elections on March 31, the president said àáorum would reach a new level in terms of gold trade amid reports that Venezuela sells most of its …

Erdogan Says Venezuelan Gold Will Be Processed in Turkey

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…
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Salvador Allende Offers a Way Out for Venezuela's Maduro
Ariel Dorfman | thenation.com | 2019-02-11
Salvador Allende Offers a Way Out for Venezuela's Maduro…
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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.
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Red Cross, UN Slam 'Politicised' USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Venezuela
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-11
Maduro has denounced the aid as a political ploy aimed at toppling his government.
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Venezuela: A Diplomatic Coup?
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-11
VA's on-the-ground journalist Paul Dobson explains why Guaido's attempted coup has had next to no impact within Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14317

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

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…
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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.
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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

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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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

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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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…
fightbacknews.org/2019/2/8/chicago-rally…

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