Monthly Archives: March 2019

2019-03-31: News Headlines

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-31). All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. millennialpolitics.co With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…

Liberation Staff (2019-03-31). Indianapolis rally to support Venezuela. liberationnews.org "No sanctions, no coup, Venezuela we stand with you!"

STAFF (2019-03-31). Ukraine Presidential Vote Begins Under Bribe Claim Cloud. truthdig.com KIEV, Ukraine — Voters in Ukraine are casting ballots in a presidential election Sunday after a campaign that produced a comedian with no political experience as the front-runner and allegations of voter bribery. | Opinion polls have shown Volodymyr Zelenskiy who stars in a TV sitcom about a teacher who becomes president after a video of him denouncing corruption goes viral, leading a field of 39 candidates. The polls also had Zelenskiy outpacing incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the other top candidates, by a broad margin. | "Zelenskiy has shown us on the scre…

Christopher Brauchli (2019-03-31). The Amateur Hour. commondreams.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and President Donald Trump at the White House. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Michael Welch (2019-03-31). Venezuela Under Siege. globalresearch.ca "This opposition campaign has been one of what was called the other day in the media, circus. It's PR stunts. It's about media publicity. As ever, the opposition has not learned the fundamental key root to change that they want …

plenglish (2019-03-31). Terrorist Acts against Venezuela Denounced at UN. plenglish.com United Nations, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The permanent representative of Venezuela to the UN, Samuel Moncada, denounced recent terrorist acts committed against his country to damage vital infrastructure such as the power grid.

plenglish (2019-03-31). US Denies Entry to Canadian Journalist Arnold August. plenglish.com Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) His overt support for Venezuela appears to be the reason why Canadian journalist, author and social media activist Arnold August was denied entry to the United States on March 16, 2019.

Gustavo Villapol (2019-03-30). Juan Guaidó Confesses Being Behind the Sabotage of Venezuela's Electric System. globalresearch.ca "A confession from [America's] puppet pointing to evidence," said journalist Gustavo Villapol Wednesday, noting that the deputy of the National Assembly in contempt Juan Guaidó confessed to be behind the attacks perpetrated against …

Adolph Reed Jr. (2019-03-30). Vietnam to Venezuela: US Interventionism and the Failure of the Left. commondreams.org A boy runs past anti-American graffiti reading 'Si' signifying support for a referendum on changes to the Constitution introduced by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on December 1, 2007 in Caracas, Venezuela. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John McEvoy (2019-03-30). Two weeks inside one of Venezuela's notorious 'colectivos'. thecanary.co The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. Most journalists who come to Caracas stay in the affluent … | Read more Two weeks inside one of Venezuela's notorious 'colectivos' | By John McEvoy

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-30). Neoliberals and Neocons Declare "All Options on the Table" in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Even though we now know there is zero evidence Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, neocon talking heads are still babbling about the discredited conspiracy theory and working it into facile monologues. | For instance, Samatha Vinograd, a "national security" analyst …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-30). UK MPs Reject May's No-Brexit/Brexit Deal for the Third Time. globalresearch.ca Theresa May's no-deal/deal went down by a 344 — 286 margin. Did her latest defeat signal three strikes and she's out — her coup de grace of no return? | Britain has until April 12 to crash out of the EU …

RT (2019-03-30). Hundreds march in Washington, DC to protest against NATO, US interference in Venezuela. rt.com Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Washington, DC to oppose the upcoming NATO ministerial meeting in the US capital. The demonstrators also decried the continued US involvement in the Venezuelan political crisis.

RT (2019-03-30). Miami-Dade mayor gives Guaido's wife 'key to the county' as US fawns over rebel 'first lady'. rt.com Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuela's US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, was given the royal treatment by officials in Miami-Dade, who gave the self-proclaimed 'first lady' the key to the county. |

WSWS (2019-03-30). Protests against Sudan's al-Bashir regime enter fourth month. wsws.org The protests take place amid the most sustained challenge to al-Bashir's rule since he seized power in a 1989 coup.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-29). Headlines for March 29, 2019. democracynow.org NY Sues Sackler Family, Purdue & Other Drug Cos. for Profiting from Opioid Crisis, Dems Press AG William Barr on 300+-Page Mueller Report, HUD Sues Facebook over Discriminatory Housing Ads, Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló to Trump: "I'll Punch the Bully in the Mouth", Philippines: Rappler Founder Maria Ressa Arrested for 2nd Time, Venezuela: Gov't Bans Opposition Head Guaidó from Running for Office, Saudi Authorities Temporarily Release 3 Women Activists, Somalia: At Least 15 People Killed in al-Shabab Attack, Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Freed After 5 Years in Prison, U.K.: Lawmakers to Vote on Key Text Two We…

Nick Rehwaldt (2019-03-29). Redacted Tonight Highlights New Laws That Target Pipeline Protesters with $Millon Fines, 10 Years in Jail. mintpressnews.com Big Oil, working through ALEC in at least eight states, decided to up the ante in an attempt to ensure that no other massive petroleum or natural gas project ever gets canceled because of protesters risking life, limb, and lengthy prison time and fines.

Whitney Webb (2019-03-29). Guaido Set to Enact Uprising Rooted in US Regime-Change Operations Manual. mintpressnews.com With its hands tied when it comes to military intervention, only covert actions — such as those described in the RED Team document — are likely to be enacted by the U.S. government, at least at this stage of its ongoing "regime change" effort in Venezuela.

Eds. (2019-03-29). Brazilian president to commemorate 1964 fascist military coup. mronline.org Brazilians took to social media following the news calling out Bolsonaro for "celebrating" the military dictatorship and its coup using the hashtag #DitaduraNuncaMais (No More Dictatorship). | Source

Eds. (2019-03-29). Reconstructing the history of the electricity sabotage in Venezuela. mronline.org Fictitious narratives spun by the opposition failed to go viral in social media—such as those showing images of people apparently collecting water from the Guaire River, which is not suitable for consumption. A report made by the Catia TV team, debunked this false story. | Source

Eds. (2019-03-29). What a U.S. military intervention against Venezuela would look like, according to Foreign Affairs. mronline.org Foreign Affairs concludes that this type of operation would necessitate the military occupation of Venezuela for some 20 years, taking as examples the experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan, but also Panama in 1989, where military operations dragged on over for eight and a half years. | Source

Dan Beeton, CEPR (2019-03-29). Venezuela's Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC analyzes the "very harsh impact" of the latest sanctions imposed on Venezuela's oil sector.

susan_p (2019-03-29). Venezuela: Why is Maduro still in power? greenleft.org.au For many, it is impossible to understand how, despite presiding over the country's worst economic crisis and facing such intense international and domestic opposition, Maduro remains in the presidential palace. | The answer lies in the enduring strength of Chavismo, a political movement of the working classes that, despite predating former president Hugo Chávez, continues to take his name and political project as its own. | The refusal by Maduro's opponents, inside and outside Venezuela, to acknowledge its existence also goes a long way to explaining why they have remained in opposition for more than two decades.

WSWS (2019-03-29). Emboldened by Trump, Brazil's Bolsonaro orders military to celebrate 1964 coup. wsws.org Fresh from his White House reception, Bolsonaro's fascist rhetoric expresses a consensus within wide layers of the ruling class that the military is the only force that can rule Brazil.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-03-28). Interview With Journalist Ben Norton: Media Myths Versus Reality In Venezuela. shadowproof.com Journalist Ben Norton, who helps run The Grayzone, was in Venezuela for nearly 4 weeks from early February to early March. He talks with us about what he saw on the ground and how what he witnessed compares to what is reported in Western establishment news media. Ben describes some…

STAFF (2019-03-28). Venezuela Is in Economic Crisis, Not Humanitarian Crisis. therealnews.com Max Blumenthal describes his experience on the ground in Venezuela to host Paul Jay, and talks about how the depiction of the country in broad humanitarian crisis is being used as a rationale for intervention in its domestic politics…

Lucas Koerner (2019-03-28). After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid" Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela's Cuban Doctors. mintpressnews.com After debunking Washington's lies about the burning of "humanitarian aid" trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined "'It is Unspe…

Jud Lounsbury (2019-03-28). Scott Walker to Head 'Slow Moving Coup' to Repeal-and-Replace U.S. Constitution. progressive.org Hiding behind the goal of a "balanced budget," is a movement about using constitutional change to destroy the power of the federal government.

Paul Dobson (2019-03-28). Venezuela: Guaido Barred from Public Office as Maduro Announces Temporary Electricity Rationing. venezuelanalysis.com Workers from other industries have flocked to the Guri Dam to help repair the fire damage.

John McEvoy (2019-03-28). Living through blackouts: Venezuelan government accuses opposition of 'sabotage'. thecanary.co The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. According to authorities, Venezuela suffered a "double attack" at … | Read more Living through blackouts: Venezuelan government accuses opposition of 'sabotage' | By John McEvoy

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-28). The U.S.-Sponsored Right-Wing Venezuelan Counterrevolution: A Podcast with Dr. Tim Gill. millennialpolitics.co Dr. Tim Gill, author of "The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela," joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics joint podcast series on Venezuela.

Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly (2019-03-28). Venezuela: Despite the Crisis, Chavez's Legacy Endures. venezuelanalysis.com Federico Fuentes reports on his recent visit to Venezuela where he encountered an entirely different reality to that depicted by the mainstream media.

Fight Back (2019-03-28). FRSO mobilizes against U.S. wars and racism. fightbacknews.org Washington D.C. – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is building for a rally and march against U.S. wars and racism in Washington D.C. this Saturday, March 30. | "Oppose NATO, War, and Racism! Oppose U.S. intervention in Venezuela!" is the theme for a rally starting at 1 p.m. across from the White House in LaFayette Park. | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is set to 'celebrate' 70 years on April 4. April 4 is also the anniversary of the day Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. So, a large coalition of anti-war, international solidarity, and anti-racist organizations are gathering to…

pip.hinman (2019-03-28). Venezuela fact-finding mission reports on complex situation. greenleft.org.au Three solidarity activists who recently returned from Venezuela presented reports to a meeting organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (Melbourne) and the Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) on March 27. | While in Venezuela, the fact-finding mission met with grassroots activists in the poor suburbs of Caracas and elsewhere in the country and representatives from the Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current, Alexis Vive Collective and the LGBTI community, among others. | Freelance journalist Joe Montero showed a video of a huge rally in support of President Nicolas Maduro, demonstrating that the gov…

STAFF (2019-03-27). "We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies" on Venezuela. therealnews.com Former UN Special Rapporteur says Michelle Bachelet needs to change her team and visit Venezuela herself, or she is going to continue to get an "unprofessional, one-sided, politicized report" on the state of the country…

Kei Pritsker (2019-03-27). US Foists 'Humanitarian Aid' on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. thegrayzone.com If the US really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we talking about sending aid…

Gloria La Riva (2019-03-27). Venezuela ha frustrado otro violento complot estadounidense. liberationnews.org Pero este último complot demuestra la necesidad urgente de las fuerzas dentro de los Estados Unidos contra la guerra de intensificar el movimiento en las calles para exigir " °Manos fuera de Venezuela!"

Eds. (2019-03-27). New attack on electricity system seeks to halt Chavista counteroffensive. mronline.org This time the attack was physical: an operation against the bank of high voltage transformers that convert electricity to be transmitted. | Source

Liberation Staff (2019-03-27). Eyewitness Venezuela: National Speaking Tour featuring Gloria La Riva. liberationnews.org Gloria La Riva will speak in numerous cities on the current situation in Venezuela, with a progressive perspective on the crucial issues facing the Venezuelan people…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-27). ANGRY ARAB: Memories and Omissions of the Iraq Wars. consortiumnews.com The Iraq wars and their consequences have been callous, bipartisan campaigns that have profoundly altered Arabs' views of the United States, says As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News It has been sixteen years since the U.S. invasion of… Read more →

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-27). Trump: 'Russia Has to Get Out' of Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Trump told reporters he would "fix" Venezuela.

stuart_m (2019-03-27). When Australian soldiers went on strike. greenleft.org.au Mutiny on The Western Front: 1918
| Greg Raffin
| Big Sky Publishing, 2018
| 216 pages | For those who may have been living in a cave without electricity for a while, it may need pointing out that the Australian establishment likes to conduct extravagant khaki-and-slouch-hat festivals to annually celebrate the gore-filled Australian invasion of Gallipoli on April 25in 1915. | Anzac Day thus receives high-rotation airplay, but we hear nothing, however, of a day – September 21 in 1918 — that, of all the days of Australians at war, is actually worth acclaiming, It was the day when Australian soldie…

Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-26). The Time for Peace Is Now: An Interview with José Alejandro Delgado. venezuelanalysis.com Young Venezuelan singer José Alejandro Delgado talks to VA about the current struggle for peace and the role artists should play.

United Nations (2019-03-26). UN expert condemns new sentence for jailed Venezuelan judge as 'another instance of reprisal'. un.org Maria Lourdes Afiuni, a jailed Venezuelan judge arrested ten years ago, has been slapped with a further five-year sentence, prompting a UN human rights expert to express his "grave concern", describing the further punishment as an act of "reprisal against her".

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-26). Venezuela: New Widespread Power Outage as Gov't Denounces Alleged Attacks. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan authorities denounced a "double attack" against the country's electrical infrastructure.

Federico Fuentes — Green Left Weekly (2019-03-26). Venezuelans: 'We Want to Resolve Our Problems by Ourselves'. venezuelanalysis.com Federico Fuentes visited Venezuela recently. This brief report channels the voice of working-class Venezuelans who are against US interventionism.

Joe Emersberger, The Canary (2019-03-25). Trump's Sanctions Kill Venezuelan People. Why Can't UN Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet 'Fully Acknowledge' That? venezuelanalysis.com Joe Emersberger takes apart Bachelet's recent comments on Venezuela and US-led sanctions.

Gloria La Riva (2019-03-25). Terrorist plot in Venezuela thwarted. liberationnews.org Venezuelan authorities arrest Roberto Marrero, "chief of staff" of U.S.-backed imposter Juan Guaidó.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-25). Venezuelan Gov't Presents Evidence of Alleged Opposition Paramilitary Plot. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan authorities claim to have uncovered the plot from a conversation between Guaido and Russian pranksters impersonating the president of Switzerland.

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-24). U.S. Imperialist Intervention in Latin America: A Discussion with Professor Alexander Aviña. millennialpolitics.co Professor Alexander Aviña joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics podcast series on Venezuela to discuss the history of U.S. imperialism in Latin America.

2019-03-31: Social Media Postees

All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-31
With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…
millennialpolitics.co/daniel-kovalik-venezuela/

Ukraine Presidential Vote Begins Under Bribe Claim Cloud
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-31
KIEV, Ukraine — Voters in Ukraine are casting ballots in a presidential election Sunday after a campaign that produced a comedian with no political experience as the front-runner and allegations of voter bribery. | Opinion polls have shown Volodymyr Zelenskiy who stars in a TV sitcom about a teacher who becomes president after a video of him denouncing corruption goes viral, leading a field of 39 candidates. The polls also had Zelenskiy outpacing incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the other top candidates, by a broad margin. | "Zelenskiy has shown us on the scre…
truthdig.com/articles/ukraine-presidenti…

The Amateur Hour
Christopher Brauchli | commondreams.org | 2019-03-31
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and President Donald Trump at the White House. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/31/amateu…

Indianapolis rally to support Venezuela
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-31
"No sanctions, no coup, Venezuela we stand with you!"
liberationnews.org/indianapolis-rally-to…

Venezuela Under Siege
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
"This opposition campaign has been one of what was called the other day in the media, circus. It's PR stunts. It's about media publicity. As ever, the opposition has not learned the fundamental key root to change that they want …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-under-siege/…

US Denies Entry to Canadian Journalist Arnold August
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-31
Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) His overt support for Venezuela appears to be the reason why Canadian journalist, author and social media activist Arnold August was denied entry to the United States on March 16, 2019.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Terrorist Acts against Venezuela Denounced at UN
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-31
United Nations, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The permanent representative of Venezuela to the UN, Samuel Moncada, denounced recent terrorist acts committed against his country to damage vital infrastructure such as the power grid.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Juan Guaidó Confesses Being Behind the Sabotage of Venezuela's Electric System
Gustavo Villapol | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
"A confession from [America's] puppet pointing to evidence," said journalist Gustavo Villapol Wednesday, noting that the deputy of the National Assembly in contempt Juan Guaidó confessed to be behind the attacks perpetrated against …
globalresearch.ca/juan-guaido-confesses-…

Two weeks inside one of Venezuela's notorious 'colectivos'
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-03-30
The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. Most journalists who come to Caracas stay in the affluent … | Read more Two weeks inside one of Venezuela's notorious 'colectivos' | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/03/30/two-weeks-inside-one-of-venezuelas-notorious-colectivos/

Vietnam to Venezuela: US Interventionism and the Failure of the Left
Adolph Reed Jr. | commondreams.org | 2019-03-30
A boy runs past anti-American graffiti reading 'Si' signifying support for a referendum on changes to the Constitution introduced by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on December 1, 2007 in Caracas, Venezuela. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/30/vietna…

Neoliberals and Neocons Declare "All Options on the Table" in Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
Even though we now know there is zero evidence Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, neocon talking heads are still babbling about the discredited conspiracy theory and working it into facile monologues. | For instance, Samatha Vinograd, a "national security" analyst …
globalresearch.ca/neolibs-neocons-declar…

Hundreds march in Washington, DC to protest against NATO, US interference in Venezuela
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Washington, DC to oppose the upcoming NATO ministerial meeting in the US capital. The demonstrators also decried the continued US involvement in the Venezuelan political crisis. | …
rt.com/usa/455167-venezuela-nato-protest…

UK MPs Reject May's No-Brexit/Brexit Deal for the Third Time
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
Theresa May's no-deal/deal went down by a 344 — 286 margin. Did her latest defeat signal three strikes and she's out — her coup de grace of no return? | Britain has until April 12 to crash out of the EU …
globalresearch.ca/uk-mps-reject-mays-no-…

Miami-Dade mayor gives Guaido's wife 'key to the county' as US fawns over rebel 'first lady'
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuela's US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, was given the royal treatment by officials in Miami-Dade, who gave the self-proclaimed 'first lady' the key to the county. | …
rt.com/usa/455118-wife-guaido-miami-keys…

Protests against Sudan's al-Bashir regime enter fourth month
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-30
The protests take place amid the most sustained challenge to al-Bashir's rule since he seized power in a 1989 coup.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/30/suda…

Russia Defies US Threats Over Venezuela
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-29
Trump insists Russia 'get out' of Venezuela; Vijay Prashad says Russia is protecting its own economic interests, billions in outstanding loans…
therealnews.com/stories/russia-defies-us…

Redacted Tonight Highlights New Laws That Target Pipeline Protesters with $Millon Fines, 10 Years in Jail
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-29
Big Oil, working through ALEC in at least eight states, decided to up the ante in an attempt to ensure that no other massive petroleum or natural gas project ever gets canceled because of protesters risking life, limb, and lengthy prison time and fines.
mintpressnews.com/big-oil-targeting-pipe…

Guaido Set to Enact Uprising Rooted in US Regime-Change Operations Manual
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-29
With its hands tied when it comes to military intervention, only covert actions — such as those described in the RED Team document — are likely to be enacted by the U.S. government, at least at this stage of its ongoing "regime change" effort in Venezuela.
mintpressnews.com/guaido-us-regime-chang…

Brazilian president to commemorate 1964 fascist military coup
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-29
Brazilians took to social media following the news calling out Bolsonaro for "celebrating" the military dictatorship and its coup using the hashtag #DitaduraNuncaMais (No More Dictatorship). | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/28/brazilian-presid…

What a U.S. military intervention against Venezuela would look like, according to Foreign Affairs
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-29
Foreign Affairs concludes that this type of operation would necessitate the military occupation of Venezuela for some 20 years, taking as examples the experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan, but also Panama in 1989, where military operations dragged on over for eight and a half years. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/29/what-a-u-s-milit…

Reconstructing the history of the electricity sabotage in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-29
Fictitious narratives spun by the opposition failed to go viral in social media–such as those showing images of people apparently collecting water from the Guaire River, which is not suitable for consumption. A report made by the Catia TV team, debunked this false story. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/28/reconstructing-t…

Venezuela's Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions
Dan Beeton, CEPR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-29
The Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC analyzes the "very harsh impact" of the latest sanctions imposed on Venezuela's oil sector.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14411

Venezuela: Why is Maduro still in power?
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-29
For many, it is impossible to understand how, despite presiding over the country's worst economic crisis and facing such intense international and domestic opposition, Maduro remains in the presidential palace. | The answer lies in the enduring strength of Chavismo, a political movement of the working classes that, despite predating former president Hugo Chávez, continues to take his name and political project as its own. | The refusal by Maduro's opponents, inside and outside Venezuela, to acknowledge its existence also goes a long way to explaining why they have remained in opposition for more than two decades.
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-why-us-coup-failing

Emboldened by Trump, Brazil's Bolsonaro orders military to celebrate 1964 coup
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-29
Fresh from his White House reception, Bolsonaro's fascist rhetoric expresses a consensus within wide layers of the ruling class that the military is the only force that can rule Brazil.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/29/braz…

Interview With Journalist Ben Norton: Media Myths Versus Reality In Venezuela
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-03-28
Journalist Ben Norton, who helps run The Grayzone, was in Venezuela for nearly 4 weeks from early February to early March. He talks with us about what he saw on the ground and how what he witnessed compares to what is reported in Western establishment news media. Ben describes some…
shadowproof.com/2019/03/28/interview-wit…

Venezuela Is in Economic Crisis, Not Humanitarian Crisis
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-28
Max Blumenthal describes his experience on the ground in Venezuela to host Paul Jay, and talks about how the depiction of the country in broad humanitarian crisis is being used as a rationale for intervention in its domestic politics…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-is-in-…

After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid" Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela's Cuban Doctors
Lucas Koerner | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-28
After debunking Washington's lies about the burning of "humanitarian aid" trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined "'It is Unspe…
mintpressnews.com/the-new-york-times-inv…

Scott Walker to Head 'Slow Moving Coup' to Repeal-and-Replace U.S. Constitution
Jud Lounsbury | progressive.org | 2019-03-28
Hiding behind the goal of a "balanced budget," is a movement about using constitutional change to destroy the power of the federal government.
progressive.org/dispatches/scott-walker-…

Venezuela: Guaido Barred from Public Office as Maduro Announces Temporary Electricity Rationing
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-28
Workers from other industries have flocked to the Guri Dam to help repair the fire damage.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14409

Venezuela: Despite the Crisis, Chavez's Legacy Endures
Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-28
Federico Fuentes reports on his recent visit to Venezuela where he encountered an entirely different reality to that depicted by the mainstream media.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14408

The U.S.-Sponsored Right-Wing Venezuelan Counterrevolution: A Podcast with Dr. Tim Gill
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-28
Dr. Tim Gill, author of "The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela," joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics joint podcast series on Venezuela.
millennialpolitics.co/tim-gill-venezuela/

FRSO mobilizes against U.S. wars and racism
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-28
Washington D.C. – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is building for a rally and march against U.S. wars and racism in Washington D.C. this Saturday, March 30. | "Oppose NATO, War, and Racism! Oppose U.S. intervention in Venezuela!" is the theme for a rally starting at 1 p.m. across from the White House in LaFayette Park. | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is set to 'celebrate' 70 years on April 4. April 4 is also the anniversary of the day Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. So, a large coalition of anti-war, international solidarity, and anti-racist organizations are gathering to…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/28/frso-mob…

Living through blackouts: Venezuelan government accuses opposition of 'sabotage'
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-03-28
The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. According to authorities, Venezuela suffered a "double attack" at … | Read more Living through blackouts: Venezuelan government accuses opposition of 'sabotage' | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/03/28/living-through-blackouts-venezuelan-government-accuses-opposition-of-sabotage/

Venezuela fact-finding mission reports on complex situation
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-28
Three solidarity activists who recently returned from Venezuela presented reports to a meeting organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (Melbourne) and the Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) on March 27. | While in Venezuela, the fact-finding mission met with grassroots activists in the poor suburbs of Caracas and elsewhere in the country and representatives from the Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current, Alexis Vive Collective and the LGBTI community, among others. | Freelance journalist Joe Montero showed a video of a huge rally in support of President Nicolas Maduro, demonstrating that the gov…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-fact-finding-mission-reports-complex-situation

"We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies" on Venezuela
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-27
Former UN Special Rapporteur says Michelle Bachelet needs to change her team and visit Venezuela herself, or she is going to continue to get an "unprofessional, one-sided, politicized report" on the state of the country…
therealnews.com/stories/we-are-swimming-…

US Foists 'Humanitarian Aid' on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Kei Pritsker | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-27
If the US really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we talking about sending aid…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/26/us-foists-hum…

ANGRY ARAB: Memories and Omissions of the Iraq Wars
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-27
The Iraq wars and their consequences have been callous, bipartisan campaigns that have profoundly altered Arabs' views of the United States, says As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News It has been sixteen years since the U.S. invasion of… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/27/angry-arab…

Venezuela ha frustrado otro violento complot estadounidense
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
Pero este último complot demuestra la necesidad urgente de las fuerzas dentro de los Estados Unidos contra la guerra de intensificar el movimiento en las calles para exigir " °Manos fuera de Venezuela!"
liberationnews.org/venezuela-ha-frustrad…

Eyewitness Venezuela: National Speaking Tour featuring Gloria La Riva
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
Gloria La Riva will speak in numerous cities on the current situation in Venezuela, with a progressive perspective on the crucial issues facing the Venezuelan people…
liberationnews.org/eyewitness-venezuela-…

Trump: 'Russia Has to Get Out' of Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-27
Trump told reporters he would "fix" Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14407

When Australian soldiers went on strike
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-27
Mutiny on The Western Front: 1918 | Greg Raffin | Big Sky Publishing, 2018 | 216 pages | For those who may have been living in a cave without electricity for a while, it may need pointing out that the Australian establishment likes to conduct extravagant khaki-and-slouch-hat festivals to annually celebrate the gore-filled Australian invasion of Gallipoli on April 25in 1915. | Anzac Day thus receives high-rotation airplay, but we hear nothing, however, of a day – September 21 in 1918 — that, of all the days of Australians at war, is actually worth acclaiming, It was the day when Australian soldie…
greenleft.org.au/content/when-australian-soldiers-went-strike

The Time for Peace Is Now: An Interview with José Alejandro Delgado
Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-26
Young Venezuelan singer José Alejandro Delgado talks to VA about the current struggle for peace and the role artists should play.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14405

Venezuelans: 'We Want to Resolve Our Problems by Ourselves'
Federico Fuentes — Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-26
Federico Fuentes visited Venezuela recently. This brief report channels the voice of working-class Venezuelans who are against US interventionism.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14403

Venezuela: New Widespread Power Outage as Gov't Denounces Alleged Attacks
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-26
Venezuelan authorities denounced a "double attack" against the country's electrical infrastructure.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14404

UN expert condemns new sentence for jailed Venezuelan judge as 'another instance of reprisal'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-26
Maria Lourdes Afiuni, a jailed Venezuelan judge arrested ten years ago, has been slapped with a further five-year sentence, prompting a UN human rights expert to express his "grave concern", describing the further punishment as an act of "reprisal against her".
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Trump's Sanctions Kill Venezuelan People. Why Can't UN Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet 'Fully Acknowledge' That?
Joe Emersberger, The Canary | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-25
Joe Emersberger takes apart Bachelet's recent comments on Venezuela and US-led sanctions.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14401

Venezuelan Gov't Presents Evidence of Alleged Opposition Paramilitary Plot
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-25
Venezuelan authorities claim to have uncovered the plot from a conversation between Guaido and Russian pranksters impersonating the president of Switzerland.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14402

Terrorist plot in Venezuela thwarted
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-25
Venezuelan authorities arrest Roberto Marrero, "chief of staff" of U.S.-backed imposter Juan Guaidó.
liberationnews.org/terrorist-plot-in-ven…

U.S. Imperialist Intervention in Latin America: A Discussion with Professor Alexander Aviña
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-24
Professor Alexander Aviña joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics podcast series on Venezuela to discuss the history of U.S. imperialism in Latin America.
millennialpolitics.co/alexander-avina-venezuela/

Trump Official Boasts Crippling US Sanctions on Venezuela Are Like Darth Vader's Death Grip
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-23
A Trump administration official bragged that US sanctions on Venezuela are "like in Star Wars when Darth Vader constricts somebody's…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/23/trump-officia…