Daily Archives: March 2, 2019

2019-03-02: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2019-03-02). We are the invisible. We are the invincible. We will overcome. mronline.org The mood in Caracas (Venezuela) is sombre. It appears that the attempted coup against the government that began on 23 January is now substantially over (as the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tells me). | Source

Vijay Prashad (2019-03-02). 'The coup is over'. zcomm.org Venezuelan leader Jorge Arreaza says that his government prefers negotiations and peace and wants the permanent coup efforts directed by the United States and its allies to end…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-02). The Pentagon's "Ides of March": Best Month to Go to War. globalresearch.ca An earlier version of this article was published on March 13, 2013. Updated March 2, 2019. | *** | There are ongoing military threats against Venezuela. Is a US sponsored war contemplated for March 2019? | Various scenarios are contemplated by Washington. Sofar …

Alfred de Zayas (2019-03-02). The Venezuela crisis and realpolitik. mronline.org As heads of government, democratically entrusted with safeguarding the welfare of all Venezuelans, Chavez and Maduro bear overall responsibility for the economic crisis, but they are not alone. | Source

Nina Cross (2019-03-02). British Aid to Venezuela: A Soft Power Tool Kit. globalresearch.ca With Jeremy Hunt and Alan Duncan keenly poised to overthrow the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, in order to install a compliant neoliberal one, now is a good time to look at the aid which the Foreign …

teleSUR (2019-03-02). Venezuelan Politician Warns of New US way of War. telesurenglish.net The socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Táchira, Freddy Bernal, warned that the Agency of the United Nations for the Refugees (UNHCR) might be providing funds to "irregular groups" that intend to attack Venezuela. | In an exclusive interview for teleSUR, Bernal urged the U.N. agency to decide on whether to collaborate with armed groups that intend to take action against Venezuela. However, he said the government and Venezuelans in support of Maduro were grateful for the position of the United Nations as a whole in that the body made it clear it would not participate in the interventionist…

teleSUR (2019-03-02). Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido. telesurenglish.net Since leaving Venezuela on Feb. 22, despite a travel-ban in place against him, opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido has deployed an intense agenda of attacking democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro as he travels to Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, and other South American countries, whose right-wing leaders were quick to throw their support behind his self-proclamation as interim president. | Besides traveling with his wife Fabiana Rosales, who has accompanied him on each visit as if they were…

Mark Weisbrot (2019-03-02). Sanctions Will Kill Venezuelans. zcomm.org The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue…

teleSUR (2019-03-02). Venezuela's Gov't to Bring 5 Proposals to Dialogue Table. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Rodriguez said that his government will bring five concrete proposals to a possible dialogue table, which the "Contact Group on Venezuela", convened by the European Union and Uruguay, seeks to set up. | RELATED: | Venezuela Rejects New US Sanctions Against Military Officers | "We will propo…

Joà´l Léon (2019-03-02). Haiti, The Government-run Narco-state. Country at the Mercy of Drug-Dealers. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on March 13, 2018. February 28- March 1st marks the 15th anniversary of the illegal US-France-Canada coup d'Etat against the duly elected government of president Bertrand Aristide. | *** | The notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar, was …

Jason Ditz (2019-03-02). US Promises to Defend Philippines Against China in South China Sea. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — In comments on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US still considers the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty to be fully intact, and would adhere to it in the event Philippines forces come under fire in the South China Sea. US officials have repeatedly made clear that they intend to support the Philippines militarily …

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-03-02). Shocker: "Humanitarian Aid" Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — So, you might want to sit down for this, but believe it or not it appears that the US government is using the fallout from its "humanitarian aid" performance to justify further sanctions against the Venezuelan government. I know, I know. I'm just as shocked as you are. "This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order …

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-03-02). Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities. truthout.org Milton Cayette Jr. has just returned from a birthday party at the senior center in Welcome, one of the unincorporated hamlets nestled beside the earthen levee running along the east bank of the Mississippi River in the 5th District of Louisiana's St. James Parish. Sitting in the kitchen of his home, Cayette begins listing the petrochemical facilities in the area, starting about five miles upriver near the Sunshine Bridge, where a chemical plant run by the company Mosaic produces diammonium phosphate and ammonia. Next door another plant produces styrene, a chemical used to make rubbers and plastics. Beyond thes…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-02). Canada's Hypocritical Double-Standard on Haiti and Venezuela. therealnews.com Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is supporting Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, who has lost all legitimacy, if he ever had any, and at the same time it is in the forefront in opposing Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who had a more legitimate election and has more supporters, says Yves Engler…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-01). Protesters meet with brutal police repression in Cauca, Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders…

Ken Silverstein (2019-03-01). Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series. counterpunch.org I just got back from Venezuela and I'll be writing a lot about the country next week. Virtually everything you read or see about the country in the U.S. media is a lie. And to be clear, I don't mean skewed or misleading or incomplete, I mean a lie. For example, people in Venezuela are not starving — at least very few are, if any — nor is the country a dictatorship. More

CounterSpin (2019-03-01). Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams. fair.org Media…

Kenny Coyle (2019-03-01). U.S. uses humanitarian assistance to hide regime change efforts in Venezuela. peoplesworld.org The choreographed provocations on Venezuela's borders this past week highlight an often overlooked component of the U.S.-orchestrated regime change machine—USAid (United States Agency for International Development). Its motto, "From the American People," usually stamped on containers bound for conflict zones, might more accurately be read as "From the U.S. State Department" as USAID functions as …

Eds. (2019-03-01). Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the UN Security Council meeting on Venezuela. mronline.org Let us call things by their proper names: this is not humanitarian aid. If the U.S. had really wanted to help the people of Venezuela, they would have acted via UN agencies accredited in the country, as other states successfully do. | Source

David Rosen (2019-03-01). Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela. counterpunch.org In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was on assignment in Havana for William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal to illustrate Spanish atrocities against Cubans. He sent a telegram to Hearst, noting: "Everything is quiet. There is no trouble. There will be no war. I wish to return." Hearst replied: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war." More

Mark Weisbrot — The Nation (2019-03-01). Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans. venezuelanalysis.com The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue, Mark Weisbrot argues.

Colin Todhunter (2019-03-01). From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: "Crocodile Tears" for Venezuela. globalresearch.ca On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years …

teleSUR (2019-03-01). China Condemns Interventionist US Resolution on Venezuela at UN. telesurenglish.net Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Lu Kang defended Friday China's veto on the interventionist U.S.-drafted resolution before the United Nations Security Council, which called for new elections in Venezuela and recognition of Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | China Affirms Support for Venezuela, Condemns Sanctions | "Our basic starting point… is to uphold the U.N. Charter sp…

Celina della Croce (2019-03-01). Who is the real culprit behind Venezuela's political turmoil? peoplesdispatch.org The US-led intervention in Venezuela—hiding behind a pretext of humanitarianism—follows a long pattern of economic policies and covert operations in the country and in the region that seek to protect the economic interests of the United States and Europe…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-01). US Attempts to Force New Elections in Venezuela Fails as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country. mintpressnews.com The US resolution called for the start of a process leading to "free, fair and credible elections," as well as for "unhindered access and delivery of assistance" in Venezuela…

Alan MacLeod — Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-01). The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It has Only Isolated Itself. venezuelanalysis.com Alan MacLeod examines how Trump team's increasingly hare-brained schemes at trying to overthrow the government are backfiring.

Fred_F (2019-03-01). Australians say 'Hands off Venezuela'. greenleft.org.au More than 30 activists, supporters and members of the Latin American community rallied outside the United States Embassy in Canberra on February 23 as part of a global day of action against US-led aggression towards the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | With chants of "Hands Off Venezuela!" and "No More Pinochets!", the crowd expressed its solidarity with Venezuela's pro-poor Bolivarian Revolution, led by President Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. | In recent months, the US has intensified its long-running campaign of diplomatic pressure, economic attacks and threats of military interv…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-01). Venezuela and American Manifest Destiny — Gerald Horne. therealnews.com A core concept of "Americanism" is the belief that the United States has a God given right to control all of the Americas in the name of democracy and freedom—but in reality, for plunder and commercial interest — historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay…

RT (2019-03-01). Genocide survivors demand violent coup master Elliott Abrams' removal from Holocaust museum board. rt.com A dozen survivors of genocides from the Holocaust to the 1980s' US-backed slaughter in Central America have demanded US diplomat Elliott Abrams be removed from the US Holocaust museum's "Conscience Committee."

RT (2019-03-01). No military intervention in Venezuela, just 'appropriate actions' — Abrams. rt.com US envoy to Venezuela and regime change enthusiast Elliott Abrams offered no specifics on the US's further plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro, but warned that "dictatorships come to an end." |

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-01). U.S. Rep. Opposes Military Intervention in Venezuela and Recognition of Guaidó. therealnews.com U.S. Congressmember Andriano Espaillat (D-NY 13th) calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela and critiques the double standard of U.S. policy, which calls for democracy in Venezuela yet is in bed with anti-democratic right wing governments in Central America — with Paul Jay…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-28). "The Korean People Want Peace": Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks. democracynow.org A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon enrichment facility—an important North Korean nuclear site. We speak with Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-28). International Peoples' Assembly gives clarion call for solidarity with Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org 500 participants from 87 countries and 181 people's movements and organizations participated in the International Peoples' Assembly in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and Against Imperialism from February 24-27 in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. On the final day, the Assembly gave a call for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade to be observed on March 16. | The four days of activities included panel discussions on the current imperialist offensive and the attacks on Venezuela, regional working group discussions which sought to propose an age…

Antonio Carty (2019-02-28). Waking up to War Against Venezuela. zcomm.org We the people should stop trusting the same 'journalists' that cajoled us into the invasion of Iraq, Libya, ect. Large numbers of us protested then, perhaps we now sulk that if our protests didn't stop it then, why should we try again? But we have got to wake up, instead of waiting for another huge Read more…

Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-28). Debunking the Lies About the Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Showdown. mintpressnews.com By provoking a series of violent confrontations along the Colombian and Brazilian borders, the Trump-backed opposition has managed to manufacture a false narrative designed to delegitimize the Maduro government and justify further foreign military intervention.

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-28). "Socialism gave power to the working class in Venezuela" peoplesdispatch.org Carlos Ron, Venezuelan vice-minister for North America also explains the social character of the Venezuelan opposition that is currently attempting to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-02-28). Venezuela: US Resolution Fails at UNSC as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition leader Guaido may face arrest if he tries to get back into Venezuela.

Mark Weisbrot (2019-02-28). Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans. thenation.com Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-28). Headlines for February 28, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Walks Away from Summit as North Korea Demands End to Sanctions, Michael Cohen Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Criminal Acts, Pakistan to Return Downed Fighter Pilot Amid Tensions with India, Russia Developing New Missiles as U.S. Withdraws from INF Treaty, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets Brazil's Bolsonaro, No Mention of Yemen or Khashoggi Murder as Jared Kushner Meets Saudi Prince, State Department Will Not Intervene in Saudi Hit-and-Run Murder Case, House Passes Bill to Toughen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, House Democrats Unveil Medicare-for-All Legislation, North Carolina: GOP…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-28). Venezuelans Who Oppose Nicolas Maduro Say Trump Wants To Control Venezuela's Resources. therealnews.com In an affluent part of Caracas, TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris discusses Venezuela's crisis with ordinary Venezuelans…

susan_p (2019-02-28). John Pilger: The war on Venezuela is built on lies. greenleft.org.au Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming cooperative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto. | "What did her words say?" I asked. | "That we are proud," was the reply. | The applause for her merged with the arrival of Chavez. Under one arm he carried a satchel bursting with books. He wore his big red shirt and greeted people by name, stopping to listen. What struck me was his capacity to listen. | But now he re…

Vijay Prashad (2019-02-27). Notes from the streets of Venezuela — the people are resilient in the face of foreign intervention. peoplesdispatch.org 30 years after the Caracazo, when the poor of Venezuela took to the streets to wage a struggle against the government of the oligarchy, the toiling masses of the country remain firm in their commitment to the Bolivarian Revolution, which offered them right and a life of dignity…

TeleSur English (2019-02-27). CARICOM Reiterates Support for Peaceful Resolution in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com As political and economic events unfold in various countries in the region, including Haiti, Venezuela, and Guyana, the 15-member group aims to de-escalate tensions.

Eds. (2019-02-27). Venezuela coverage takes us back to Golden Age of lying about Latin America. mronline.org A few days after the Time story, CNBC (6/22/16) carried a claim that there was no acetaminophen to be found anywhere, either: "Basic things like Tylenol aren't even available." | Source

Eds. (2019-02-27). Letter from the Hampton Institute. mronline.org In all of the talk about Venezuela, many are missing the real conversation that should be had. Naturally, after being subjected to sensationalist and heavily-biased media reports, most Americans frame the situation in terms of "dictatorship," "humanitarian crisis," and "U.S. intervention." | Source

Andre Vltchek (2019-02-27). In countries destroyed by the West, people should stop admiring the U.S and Europe. mronline.org Everything is connected to this, including the fear and hate that the West feels and spreads about countries like Venezuela, Russia, China, Iran, South Africa, Syria or Cuba. | Source

Ariel Dorfman (2019-02-27). Salvador Allende le ofrece una salida a Maduro. thenation.com Salvador Allende le ofrece una salida a Maduro…

Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-27). Debunking Four Mistruths About Venezuela's Humanitarian Aid Showdown. venezuelanalysis.com Heard how Maduro blocked food and medicine from entering Venezuela on February 23? VA exposes the maelstrom of media lies about the US-led border siege.

TeleSur English (2019-02-27). Lula: Brazil 'Cannot Submit to US Imperialism' in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com In a letter penned from prison, former president Lula Da Silva says that the U.S. and Brazil shouldn't intervene in Venezuela. He also criticized the U.S. blockade as a 'dirty trick'.

William Walter Kay, Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-27). February 23, 2019 – The Second Battle of Cucuta. venezuelanalysis.com Last weekend's siege on Venezuela's western border with Colombia was not the first seen in history, William Kay explains. The results were the same also.

2019-03-02: Social Media Postees

We are the invisible. We are the invincible. We will overcome
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-03-02
The mood in Caracas (Venezuela) is sombre. It appears that the attempted coup against the government that began on 23 January is now substantially over (as the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tells me). | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/02/we-are-the-invis…

'The coup is over'
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2019-03-02
Venezuelan leader Jorge Arreaza says that his government prefers negotiations and peace and wants the permanent coup efforts directed by the United States and its allies to end…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-coup-is-over/

The Pentagon's "Ides of March": Best Month to Go to War
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
An earlier version of this article was published on March 13, 2013. Updated March 2, 2019. | *** | There are ongoing military threats against Venezuela. Is a US sponsored war contemplated for March 2019? | Various scenarios are contemplated by Washington. Sofar …
globalresearch.ca/the-pentagons-ides-of-…

The Venezuela crisis and realpolitik
Alfred de Zayas | mronline.org | 2019-03-02
As heads of government, democratically entrusted with safeguarding the welfare of all Venezuelans, Chavez and Maduro bear overall responsibility for the economic crisis, but they are not alone. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/02/the-venezuela-cr…

Venezuelan Politician Warns of New US way of War
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
The socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Táchira, Freddy Bernal, warned that the Agency of the United Nations for the Refugees (UNHCR) might be providing funds to "irregular groups" that intend to attack Venezuela. | In an exclusive interview for teleSUR, Bernal urged the U.N. agency to decide on whether to collaborate with armed groups that intend to take action against Venezuela. However, he said the government and Venezuelans in support of Maduro were grateful for the position of the United Nations as a whole in that the body made it clear it would not participate in the interventionist…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Polit…

Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
Since leaving Venezuela on Feb. 22, despite a travel-ban in place against him, opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido has deployed an intense agenda of attacking democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro as he travels to Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, and other South American countries, whose right-wing leaders were quick to throw their support behind his self-proclamation as interim president. | Besides traveling with his wife Fabiana Rosales, who has accompanied him on each visit as if they were…
telesurenglish.net/news/Who-Is-US-Intell…

British Aid to Venezuela: A Soft Power Tool Kit
Nina Cross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
With Jeremy Hunt and Alan Duncan keenly poised to overthrow the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, in order to install a compliant neoliberal one, now is a good time to look at the aid which the Foreign …
globalresearch.ca/british-aid-venezuela-…

Venezuela's Gov't to Bring 5 Proposals to Dialogue Table
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Rodriguez said that his government will bring five concrete proposals to a possible dialogue table, which the "Contact Group on Venezuela", convened by the European Union and Uruguay, seeks to set up. | RELATED: | Venezuela Rejects New US Sanctions Against Military Officers | "We will propo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Govt-…

Sanctions Will Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-03-02
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/sanctions-will-kil…

Haiti, The Government-run Narco-state. Country at the Mercy of Drug-Dealers
Joà´l Léon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
First published by GR on March 13, 2018. February 28- March 1st marks the 15th anniversary of the illegal US-France-Canada coup d'Etat against the duly elected government of president Bertrand Aristide. | *** | The notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar, was | …
globalresearch.ca/haiti-the-government-r…

Shocker: "Humanitarian Aid" Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-02
(CJ Opinion) — So, you might want to sit down for this, but believe it or not it appears that the US government is using the fallout from its "humanitarian aid" performance to justify further sanctions against the Venezuelan government. I know, I know. I'm just as shocked as you are. "This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order …

Shocker: “Humanitarian Aid” Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela

US Promises to Defend Philippines Against China in South China Sea
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-02
(ANTIWAR.COM) — In comments on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US still considers the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty to be fully intact, and would adhere to it in the event Philippines forces come under fire in the South China Sea. US officials have repeatedly made clear that they intend to support the Philippines militarily …

US Promises to Defend Philippines Against China in South China Sea

Canada's Hypocritical Double-Standard on Haiti and Venezuela
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-02
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is supporting Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, who has lost all legitimacy, if he ever had any, and at the same time it is in the forefront in opposing Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who had a more legitimate election and has more supporters, says Yves Engler…
therealnews.com/stories/canadas-hypocrit…

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-03-02
Milton Cayette Jr. has just returned from a birthday party at the senior center in Welcome, one of the unincorporated hamlets nestled beside the earthen levee running along the east bank of the Mississippi River in the 5th District of Louisiana's St. James Parish. Sitting in the kitchen of his home, Cayette begins listing the petrochemical facilities in the area, starting about five miles upriver near the Sunshine Bridge, where a chemical plant run by the company Mosaic produces diammonium phosphate and ammonia. Next door another plant produces styrene, a chemical used to make rubbers and plastics. Beyond thes…
truthout.org/articles/petrochemical-gian…

Protesters meet with brutal police repression in Cauca, Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/01/protester…

Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series
Ken Silverstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
I just got back from Venezuela and I'll be writing a lot about the country next week. Virtually everything you read or see about the country in the U.S. media is a lie. And to be clear, I don't mean skewed or misleading or incomplete, I mean a lie. For example, people in Venezuela are not starving — at least very few are, if any — nor is the country a dictatorship.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/caracas-chro…

Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-01
Media…
fair.org/home/tim-shorrock-on-korea-summ…

China Condemns Interventionist US Resolution on Venezuela at UN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-01
Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Lu Kang defended Friday China's veto on the interventionist U.S.-drafted resolution before the United Nations Security Council, which called for new elections in Venezuela and recognition of Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | China Affirms Support for Venezuela, Condemns Sanctions | "Our basic starting point… is to uphold the U.N. Charter sp…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Condemns-I…

The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It has Only Isolated Itself
Alan MacLeod — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
Alan MacLeod examines how Trump team's increasingly hare-brained schemes at trying to overthrow the government are backfiring.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14359

Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the UN Security Council meeting on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-01
Let us call things by their proper names: this is not humanitarian aid. If the U.S. had really wanted to help the people of Venezuela, they would have acted via UN agencies accredited in the country, as other states successfully do. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/01/statement-by-per…

From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: "Crocodile Tears" for Venezuela
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years …
globalresearch.ca/holocausts-imperialism…

Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was on assignment in Havana for William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal to illustrate Spanish atrocities against Cubans. He sent a telegram to Hearst, noting: "Everything is quiet. There is no trouble. There will be no war. I wish to return." Hearst replied: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war."
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/remember-the…

U.S. uses humanitarian assistance to hide regime change efforts in Venezuela
Kenny Coyle | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-01
The choreographed provocations on Venezuela's borders this past week highlight an often overlooked component of the U.S.-orchestrated regime change machine–USAid (United States Agency for International Development). Its motto, "From the American People," usually stamped on containers bound for conflict zones, might more accurately be read as "From the U.S. State Department" as USAID functions as …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-uses-humani…

US Attempts to Force New Elections in Venezuela Fails as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
The US resolution called for the start of a process leading to "free, fair and credible elections," as well as for "unhindered access and delivery of assistance" in Venezuela…
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-us-resolutio…

Who is the real culprit behind Venezuela's political turmoil?
Celina della Croce | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The US-led intervention in Venezuela–hiding behind a pretext of humanitarianism–follows a long pattern of economic policies and covert operations in the country and in the region that seek to protect the economic interests of the United States and Europe…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/01/who-is-th…

Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot — The Nation | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue, Mark Weisbrot argues.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14360

Venezuela and American Manifest Destiny — Gerald Horne
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
A core concept of "Americanism" is the belief that the United States has a God given right to control all of the Americas in the name of democracy and freedom–but in reality, for plunder and commercial interest — historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-and-am…

Genocide survivors demand violent coup master Elliott Abrams' removal from Holocaust museum board
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
A dozen survivors of genocides from the Holocaust to the 1980s' US-backed slaughter in Central America have demanded US diplomat Elliott Abrams be removed from the US Holocaust museum's "Conscience Committee." | …
rt.com/usa/452707-genocide-survivors-ell…

No military intervention in Venezuela, just 'appropriate actions' — Abrams
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
US envoy to Venezuela and regime change enthusiast Elliott Abrams offered no specifics on the US's further plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro, but warned that "dictatorships come to an end." | …
rt.com/usa/452795-abrams-venezuela-appro…

U.S. Rep. Opposes Military Intervention in Venezuela and Recognition of Guaidó
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
U.S. Congressmember Andriano Espaillat (D-NY 13th) calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela and critiques the double standard of U.S. policy, which calls for democracy in Venezuela yet is in bed with anti-democratic right wing governments in Central America — with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/espaillat-oppose…

Australians say 'Hands off Venezuela'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
More than 30 activists, supporters and members of the Latin American community rallied outside the United States Embassy in Canberra on February 23 as part of a global day of action against US-led aggression towards the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | With chants of "Hands Off Venezuela!" and "No More Pinochets!", the crowd expressed its solidarity with Venezuela's pro-poor Bolivarian Revolution, led by President Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. | In recent months, the US has intensified its long-running campaign of diplomatic pressure, economic attacks and threats of military interv…
greenleft.org.au/content/australians-say-hands-off-venezuela

"The Korean People Want Peace": Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon enrichment facility–an important North Korean nuclear site. We speak with Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/peace_act…

International Peoples' Assembly gives clarion call for solidarity with Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-28
500 participants from 87 countries and 181 people's movements and organizations participated in the International Peoples' Assembly in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and Against Imperialism from February 24-27 in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. On the final day, the Assembly gave a call for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade to be observed on March 16. | The four days of activities included panel discussions on the current imperialist offensive and the attacks on Venezuela, regional working group discussions which sought to propose an age…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/28/internati…

Waking up to War Against Venezuela
Antonio Carty | zcomm.org | 2019-02-28
We the people should stop trusting the same 'journalists' that cajoled us into the invasion of Iraq, Libya, ect. Large numbers of us protested then, perhaps we now sulk that if our protests didn't stop it then, why should we try again? But we have got to wake up, instead of waiting for another huge Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/waking-to-the-war-again…

Debunking the Lies About the Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Showdown
Venezuelanalysis | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-28
By provoking a series of violent confrontations along the Colombian and Brazilian borders, the Trump-backed opposition has managed to manufacture a false narrative designed to delegitimize the Maduro government and justify further foreign military intervention.
mintpressnews.com/debunking-mistruths-ve…

"Socialism gave power to the working class in Venezuela"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-28
Carlos Ron, Venezuelan vice-minister for North America also explains the social character of the Venezuelan opposition that is currently attempting to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/28/socialism…

Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | thenation.com | 2019-02-28
Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans…
thenation.com/article/venezuela-sanction…

Headlines for February 28, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
Trump Walks Away from Summit as North Korea Demands End to Sanctions, Michael Cohen Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Criminal Acts, Pakistan to Return Downed Fighter Pilot Amid Tensions with India, Russia Developing New Missiles as U.S. Withdraws from INF Treaty, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets Brazil's Bolsonaro, No Mention of Yemen or Khashoggi Murder as Jared Kushner Meets Saudi Prince, State Department Will Not Intervene in Saudi Hit-and-Run Murder Case, House Passes Bill to Toughen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, House Democrats Unveil Medicare-for-All Legislation, North Carolina: GOP…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/headlines

Venezuela: US Resolution Fails at UNSC as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-28
Opposition leader Guaido may face arrest if he tries to get back into Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14358

John Pilger: The war on Venezuela is built on lies
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-28
Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming cooperative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto. | "What did her words say?" I asked. | "That we are proud," was the reply. | The applause for her merged with the arrival of Chavez. Under one arm he carried a satchel bursting with books. He wore his big red shirt and greeted people by name, stopping to listen. What struck me was his capacity to listen. | But now he re…
greenleft.org.au/content/john-pilger-war-venezuela-built-lies

Venezuelans Who Oppose Nicolas Maduro Say Trump Wants To Control Venezuela's Resources
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-28
In an affluent part of Caracas, TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris discusses Venezuela's crisis with ordinary Venezuelans…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelans-who-…

Notes from the streets of Venezuela — the people are resilient in the face of foreign intervention
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-27
30 years after the Caracazo, when the poor of Venezuela took to the streets to wage a struggle against the government of the oligarchy, the toiling masses of the country remain firm in their commitment to the Bolivarian Revolution, which offered them right and a life of dignity…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/27/notes-fro…

CARICOM Reiterates Support for Peaceful Resolution in Venezuela
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-27
As political and economic events unfold in various countries in the region, including Haiti, Venezuela, and Guyana, the 15-member group aims to de-escalate tensions.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14353

Salvador Allende le ofrece una salida a Maduro
Ariel Dorfman | thenation.com | 2019-02-27
Salvador Allende le ofrece una salida a Maduro…
thenation.com/article/salvador-allende-l…

Debunking Four Mistruths About Venezuela's Humanitarian Aid Showdown
Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-27
Heard how Maduro blocked food and medicine from entering Venezuela on February 23? VA exposes the maelstrom of media lies about the US-led border siege.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14355

Lula: Brazil 'Cannot Submit to US Imperialism' in Venezuela
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-27
In a letter penned from prison, former president Lula Da Silva says that the U.S. and Brazil shouldn't intervene in Venezuela. He also criticized the U.S. blockade as a 'dirty trick'.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14352

In countries destroyed by the West, people should stop admiring the U.S and Europe
Andre Vltchek | mronline.org | 2019-02-27
Everything is connected to this, including the fear and hate that the West feels and spreads about countries like Venezuela, Russia, China, Iran, South Africa, Syria or Cuba. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/26/in-countries-des…

Letter from the Hampton Institute
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-27
In all of the talk about Venezuela, many are missing the real conversation that should be had. Naturally, after being subjected to sensationalist and heavily-biased media reports, most Americans frame the situation in terms of "dictatorship," "humanitarian crisis," and "U.S. intervention." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/26/103638/

Venezuela coverage takes us back to Golden Age of lying about Latin America
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-27
A few days after the Time story, CNBC (6/22/16) carried a claim that there was no acetaminophen to be found anywhere, either: "Basic things like Tylenol aren't even available." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/26/venezuela-covera…

February 23, 2019 – The Second Battle of Cucuta
William Walter Kay, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-27
Last weekend's siege on Venezuela's western border with Colombia was not the first seen in history, William Kay explains. The results were the same also.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14354