Daily Archives: March 5, 2019

2019-03-05: News Headlines

Eds. (2019-03-05). Roger Waters, socialists say no to Bernie and AOC's positions on Venezuela. mronline.org As socialists rally in the United States over their country's backing of a right wing coup in Venezuela, the supposedly socialist members of Congress—Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)—are hitting talking points that worry critics like Roger Waters and activists in the streets alike. | Source

Jack Rasmus (2019-03-05). Financial Imperialism: the Case of Venezuela. counterpunch.org Invasion of Venezuela by US and its proxies is just around the corner! This past week vice-president Pence flew to Colombia once again—for the fifth time in recent weeks—to provide final instructions to US local forces and proxy allies there for the next step in the US regime change plan. Evidence that the 'green light' More

Eds. (2019-03-05). Russia on Venezuela: U.S. mercenaries and direct military intervention. mronline.org We are certainly worried about the U.S. plans to arm militants in order to destabilise the situation in Venezuela and, frankly speaking, invade this sovereign country. | Source

teleSUR (2019-03-05). Hugo Chavez's Memory Lives on in the Hearts of Latin Americans. telesurenglish.net Six years since his passing and the memory of Hugo Chavez still remains not only in the hearts of Venezuelans but of Latin Americans around the globe. | RELATED: | John Pilger: The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies | His leadership and legacy revolutionized the state of Venezuela, like no other administration in the nation's history, cutting the chord from imperialist countries in the north, taking the reins and changing South America's future. | After centuries of passivity, under Cha…

unitedEditor (2019-03-05). Revolution in Venezuela: what is really happening? uwidata.com On February 23, Venezuela broke diplomatic and political relations with Colombia. In addition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave the staff of the Colombian Embassy in Caracas 24 hours to leave Venezuela. At the same time, Venezuela temporarily closed three bridges on the border with Colombia. The decision was taken after it came to light that …

teleSUR (2019-03-05). UN: Women Losing Colombian Congressional Seats, Representation. telesurenglish.net United Nations Women in Colombia has come out with a report showing that women decreasingly have a seat at the table in Congress. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | "The right of women to participate politically should not be limited to voting (…) It also involves the right to participate, to be elected … free of discrimination and violence in all spaces where public affairs are deliberated and decided," reads a part of the report. | The Colomb…

Kei Pritsker (2019-03-05). Watch: The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained. grayzoneproject.com Washington's claim that Venezuela's government has refused humanitarian aid is a gigantic lie. Kei Pritsker explains how the US deployed…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-05). "Political racism is why West has not given a chance to Venezuelan process" peoplesdispatch.org Venezuelan ambassador to Ecuador, Carol Delgado Arria, talked to Peoples Dispatch about how political racism has affected the treatment of Venezuela and Bolivarian leaders such as Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro.

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-05). Durban shack dwellers' movement wins two key legal battles against municipality, ANC. peoplesdispatch.org The Abahlali baseKhenana won an order, halting the activities of the anti-land invasion unit of the municipality. Following the order, an attempt by ANC members to occupy the land was foiled by another court direction…

WSWS (2019-03-05). Guaidó returns to Venezuela for next stage of US regime-change operation. wsws.org The US-backed "interim president" staged a five-nation tour of Latin America, shepherded by the CIA, to drum up support for the coup in Venezuela.

WSWS (2019-03-05). German Left Party congress backs imperialist campaign against Venezuela. wsws.org The Left Party's European election congress last month sent a clear message: the bourgeoisie can rely on the Left Party's support for war and attacks on the working class.

V. Arun Kumar (2019-03-04). [VIDEO] Peoples' Assembly calls for global action on March 16 against imperialist intervention in Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org The four-day International Peoples' Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, which concluded on February 27, has called for mobilizations across the world for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade. The assembly was attended by around 500 delegates from five continents, representing 181 people's movements and organizations.

The Jamaica Peace Council (2019-03-04). No to the Invasion of Venezuela! venezuelanalysis.com The Jamaica Peace Council (JPC) denounces the US President Donald Trump's Administration's recent sanctions — freezing of assets, acts of provocation and military aggression — against the people of Venezuela. These actions are in alarming violation of international law and the fundamental principles of human rights and national sovereignty.

teleSUR (2019-03-04). Protesting Colombian Nearly Loses Eye At Hands Of Police. telesurenglish.net At least 18 demonstrators were injured by the Colombian anti-riot police (Esmad) late last week in the town of Popayan as a general strike continues against the state's failure to complete a 2013 resolution to bring land reform and economic development to the region wracked by violence and high income inequality. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | According to the president of the Association of Educational Institutes and Workers of Cauca (Asoinca)…

SouthFront (2019-03-04). John Bolton Defends Monroe Doctrine as Juan Guaido Lobs New Threats at Venezuela Gov't. mintpressnews.com Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido is to return to the country on March, 4 to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government. In returning he is risking arrest, as he was prohibited from leaving the country by the Venezuelan Supreme Court.

Yves Engler (2019-03-04). Understanding How Canadian Diplomats Shape the News. counterpunch.org Canadian diplomats abroad seek to shape coverage of their work. And the more nefarious their actions the harder they toil to "spin" what they're doing as something positive. During a recent interview Real News Network founder Paul Jay described how Canadian officials in Caracas attempted to shape his views of the country's politics. Jay noted: More

Jacob F. Lee (2019-03-04). Venezuela and the Long History of U.S. Imperialism. counterpunch.org In April 1846, U.S. Army Colonel Seth Thornton led 80 dragoons toward the Rio Grande. Just above the river, they encountered 1,600 Mexican cavalrymen heading north from Matamoros. The Mexican cavalry quickly overpowered the much smaller U.S. force. Eleven Americans were killed, and forty-nine others were captured. When President James K. Polk received news of More

teleSUR (2019-03-04). Colombia's VP Addresses Sexual Harrassment against Athletes. telesurenglish.net Colombian Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez will meet with the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) Monday to sign a pact against sexual harassment and corruption in the league after a sexual harassment case against a Under 17 (U17) team trainer was filed with the attorney general last week. | RELATED: | Child Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict Increased in 2018 | Vice President Ramirez met March 4 with FCF president Ramon Jesurun, the Counselor for the Equity of Women, Ana Mari…

Eds. (2019-03-04). Elliott Abrams, Washington's 'new' Cold Warrior, plots regime change in Caracas. mronline.org The Trump administration set a 23 February deadline for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to bow to U.S. demands and cede power to self-appointed "president" Juan Guaidó. | Source

International Peoples Assembly (2019-03-04). International Peoples Assembly: A Manifesto in Solidarity with Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com This is this final manifesto from the gathering held in Caracas late February this year.

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-04). Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela. globalresearch.ca In just under six minutes, the grandson of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende (murdered in a US-sponsored coup), tells the real story on Venezuela. | You'll never see Pablo Allende on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. The American people—mostly …

Aaron Bastani (2019-03-04). The Coup in Venezuela, Explained. zcomm.org Sanctions and oil prices are to blame for the country's economic plight, while it boasts a far greater tradition of democracy than critics often realize let alone dare to admit…

teleSUR (2019-03-04). Juan Guaido Arrived in Venezuela Without Obstacles. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan lawmaker and self-proclaimed "interim president", Juan Guaido arrived at the Maiquetia airport Monday without any obstacles. | RELATED: | Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido on His 'Regional Tour' | The opposition lawmaker was banned from leaving the country as an investigation is going on over his attempt to usurp governmental po…

teleSUR (2019-03-04). US Allows Claimants' Title III Legal Claims Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net The United States is giving the green light to claimants interested in suing Cuban companies in the Caribbean, the U.S. Department of State said Monday, confirming a partial suspension, as opposed to a full one, of the infamous Title III of the Helms-Burton Law. | RELATED: | Cuba Slams US 'Imperialism' Against Venezuela | As of March 19, U.S. nationals and entities wi…

unitedEditor (2019-03-04). February 2019 — crisis in Venezuela, Kim and Trump, India and Pakistan. uwidata.com Europe Munich Security Conference On February 15-16, an international security conference was held in Munich. Many world leaders did not attend: the most senior and influential figure was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The conference organizers noted the collapse of the unipolar system and the transition of the world to an era of competition between great …

Colin Todhunter (2019-03-04). Crocodile Tears for Venezuela: From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism. counterpunch.org 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 of misrule and corruption have wrecked the Venezuelan economy and that the actions of the "Maduro More

STAFF (2019-03-04). Did Bernie Sanders' Critique of U.S. Policy in Venezuela Go Far Enough? truthdig.com The Vermont senator hasn't called Maduro a dictator, but neither has he demanded an end to sanctions. Progressive journalists weigh in.

Lucas Koerner & Paul Dobson (2019-03-04). Guaido Returns to Venezuela amid US Threats Against Maduro. venezuelanalysis.com Despite entering Venezuela without obstruction, Guaido made no announcements of concrete next steps in his effort to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal (2019-03-04). Venezuela — Interview with Union Leader Stalin Pérez Borges: It Will Be Very Difficult to Defeat Us. venezuelanalysis.com In this conversation with the union leader, he examines the current conjuncture and the working class struggle in the Caribbean nation.

Kei Pritsker (2019-03-04). Watch | The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained. mintpressnews.com As you watch this video, nearly 40 million Americans are experiencing poverty. Every single penny spent on meddling in Latin American affairs instead of American healthcare, education, jobs, and infrastructure is an attack on the poor and working class of this country.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-04). Sanders on Venezuela — Does His Critique of US Policy Go Far Enough? therealnews.com At the CNN town hall, Sanders opposed U.S. intervention in Venezuela, refused to call Maduro a dictator, or recognize Guaido, but he didn't call for an end to sanctions — with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay…

Alan Macleod (2019-03-04). The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It Has Only Isolated Itself. theantimedia.com (VA Op-ed) — It is no secret that the United States has long been plotting regime change in Venezuela. For over 18 months President Trump has been publicly floating a military invasion of the country. At a speech in Florida President Trump recently announced "the days of socialism and communism are numbered in Venezuela" ominously stating "one day soon we are …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-04). As Guaid√≥ Returns to Venezuela, Pence Threatens 'Swift Response' If Opposition Leader Arrested. commondreams.org Leader of right-wing opposition—attempting to overthrow the elected government with the help of the Trump administration—claims it "would be a coup d'√©tat" if he was detained | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-03-04). Rethink Activism in the Face of Catastrophic Biological Collapse. truthout.org It may be that when we no longer know what to do | we have come to our real work, | and that when we no longer know which way to go, | we have begun our real journey. | The mind that is not baffled is not employed. | The impeded stream is the one that sings. | ― Wendell BerryThis is a hard piece to write, partly because we, too, are baffled. Environmental collapse, coupled with living in the sixth mass extinction, are new territory. We are still in the process of confronting the reality of living with the prospect of an unlivable planet. These thoug…

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-03). The Worldwide Struggle Against Fascism: A Conversation with Nestor Kohan (Part 2). venezuelanalysis.com An important Latin American political theorist argues that right-wing "internationalism" requires a leftist response that also reaches beyond national boundaries.

RT (2019-03-03). US wants 'broad' regime-change coalition on Venezuela — Bolton. rt.com National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States will form "as broad a coalition" as possible to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bolton went on to call for a "completely democratic hemisphere." |

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

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 …

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…

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

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

2019-03-05: Social Media Postees

Roger Waters, socialists say no to Bernie and AOC's positions on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-05
As socialists rally in the United States over their country's backing of a right wing coup in Venezuela, the supposedly socialist members of Congress–Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)–are hitting talking points that worry critics like Roger Waters and activists in the streets alike. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/05/roger-waters-soc…

Hugo Chavez's Memory Lives on in the Hearts of Latin Americans
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-05
Six years since his passing and the memory of Hugo Chavez still remains not only in the hearts of Venezuelans but of Latin Americans around the globe. | RELATED: | John Pilger: The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies | His leadership and legacy revolutionized the state of Venezuela, like no other administration in the nation's history, cutting the chord from imperialist countries in the north, taking the reins and changing South America's future. | After centuries of passivity, under Cha…
telesurenglish.net/news/Hugo-Chavezs-Mem…

Revolution in Venezuela: what is really happening?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-05
On February 23, Venezuela broke diplomatic and political relations with Colombia. In addition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave the staff of the Colombian Embassy in Caracas 24 hours to leave Venezuela. At the same time, Venezuela temporarily closed three bridges on the border with Colombia. The decision was taken after it came to light that …
uwidata.com/2555-revolution-in-venezuela…

Financial Imperialism: the Case of Venezuela
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
Invasion of Venezuela by US and its proxies is just around the corner! This past week vice-president Pence flew to Colombia once again–for the fifth time in recent weeks–to provide final instructions to US local forces and proxy allies there for the next step in the US regime change plan. Evidence that the 'green light'…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/05/financial-im…

UN: Women Losing Colombian Congressional Seats, Representation
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-05
United Nations Women in Colombia has come out with a report showing that women decreasingly have a seat at the table in Congress. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | "The right of women to participate politically should not be limited to voting (…) It also involves the right to participate, to be elected … free of discrimination and violence in all spaces where public affairs are deliberated and decided," reads a part of the report. | The Colomb…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Women-Losing-…

Russia on Venezuela: U.S. mercenaries and direct military intervention
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-05
We are certainly worried about the U.S. plans to arm militants in order to destabilise the situation in Venezuela and, frankly speaking, invade this sovereign country. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/05/russia-on-venezu…

"Political racism is why West has not given a chance to Venezuelan process"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-05
Venezuelan ambassador to Ecuador, Carol Delgado Arria, talked to Peoples Dispatch about how political racism has affected the treatment of Venezuela and Bolivarian leaders such as Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/05/political…

Watch: The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained
Kei Pritsker | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-03-05
Washington's claim that Venezuela's government has refused humanitarian aid is a gigantic lie. Kei Pritsker explains how the US deployed…
grayzoneproject.com/2019/03/05/watch-the…

Durban shack dwellers' movement wins two key legal battles against municipality, ANC
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-05
The Abahlali baseKhenana won an order, halting the activities of the anti-land invasion unit of the municipality. Following the order, an attempt by ANC members to occupy the land was foiled by another court direction…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/05/durban-sh…

Guaidó returns to Venezuela for next stage of US regime-change operation
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The US-backed "interim president" staged a five-nation tour of Latin America, shepherded by the CIA, to drum up support for the coup in Venezuela.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/vene…

German Left Party congress backs imperialist campaign against Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The Left Party's European election congress last month sent a clear message: the bourgeoisie can rely on the Left Party's support for war and attacks on the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/link…

[VIDEO] Peoples' Assembly calls for global action on March 16 against imperialist intervention in Venezuela
V. Arun Kumar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-04
The four-day International Peoples' Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, which concluded on February 27, has called for mobilizations across the world for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade. The assembly was attended by around 500 delegates from five continents, representing 181 people's movements and organizations.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/04/video-peo…

No to the Invasion of Venezuela!
The Jamaica Peace Council | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
The Jamaica Peace Council (JPC) denounces the US President Donald Trump's Administration's recent sanctions — freezing of assets, acts of provocation and military aggression — against the people of Venezuela. These actions are in alarming violation of international law and the fundamental principles of human rights and national sovereignty.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14365

Protesting Colombian Nearly Loses Eye At Hands Of Police
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
At least 18 demonstrators were injured by the Colombian anti-riot police (Esmad) late last week in the town of Popayan as a general strike continues against the state's failure to complete a 2013 resolution to bring land reform and economic development to the region wracked by violence and high income inequality. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | According to the president of the Association of Educational Institutes and Workers of Cauca (Asoinca)…
telesurenglish.net/news/Protesting-Colom…

John Bolton Defends Monroe Doctrine as Juan Guaido Lobs New Threats at Venezuela Gov't
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido is to return to the country on March, 4 to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government. In returning he is risking arrest, as he was prohibited from leaving the country by the Venezuelan Supreme Court.
mintpressnews.com/john-bolton-defends-mo…

Understanding How Canadian Diplomats Shape the News
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
Canadian diplomats abroad seek to shape coverage of their work. And the more nefarious their actions the harder they toil to "spin" what they're doing as something positive. During a recent interview Real News Network founder Paul Jay described how Canadian officials in Caracas attempted to shape his views of the country's politics. Jay noted:…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/understandin…

Colombia's VP Addresses Sexual Harrassment against Athletes
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
Colombian Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez will meet with the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) Monday to sign a pact against sexual harassment and corruption in the league after a sexual harassment case against a Under 17 (U17) team trainer was filed with the attorney general last week. | RELATED: | Child Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict Increased in 2018 | Vice President Ramirez met March 4 with FCF president Ramon Jesurun, the Counselor for the Equity of Women, Ana Mari…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-VP-Add…

Elliott Abrams, Washington's 'new' Cold Warrior, plots regime change in Caracas
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-04
The Trump administration set a 23 February deadline for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to bow to U.S. demands and cede power to self-appointed "president" Juan Guaidó. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/04/elliott-abrams-w…

International Peoples Assembly: A Manifesto in Solidarity with Venezuela
International Peoples Assembly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
This is this final manifesto from the gathering held in Caracas late February this year.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14364

Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
In just under six minutes, the grandson of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende (murdered in a US-sponsored coup), tells the real story on Venezuela. | You'll never see Pablo Allende on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. The American people–mostly …
globalresearch.ca/pablo-allende-truth-ab…

The Coup in Venezuela, Explained
Aaron Bastani | zcomm.org | 2019-03-04
Sanctions and oil prices are to blame for the country's economic plight, while it boasts a far greater tradition of democracy than critics often realize let alone dare to admit…
zcomm.org/zvideo/the-coup-in-venezuela-e…

Venezuela — Interview with Union Leader Stalin Pérez Borges: It Will Be Very Difficult to Defeat Us
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
In this conversation with the union leader, he examines the current conjuncture and the working class struggle in the Caribbean nation.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14363

Did Bernie Sanders' Critique of U.S. Policy in Venezuela Go Far Enough?
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
The Vermont senator hasn't called Maduro a dictator, but neither has he demanded an end to sanctions. Progressive journalists weigh in.
truthdig.com/articles/did-bernie-sanders…

Crocodile Tears for Venezuela: From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
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 of misrule and corruption have wrecked the Venezuelan economy and that the actions of the…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/crocodile-te…

Watch | The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
As you watch this video, nearly 40 million Americans are experiencing poverty. Every single penny spent on meddling in Latin American affairs instead of American healthcare, education, jobs, and infrastructure is an attack on the poor and working class of this country.
mintpressnews.com/watch-us-humanitarian-…

February 2019 — crisis in Venezuela, Kim and Trump, India and Pakistan
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-04
Europe Munich Security Conference On February 15-16, an international security conference was held in Munich. Many world leaders did not attend: the most senior and influential figure was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The conference organizers noted the collapse of the unipolar system and the transition of the world to an era of competition between great …
uwidata.com/2524-february-2019-crisis-in…

Juan Guaido Arrived in Venezuela Without Obstacles
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
The Venezuelan lawmaker and self-proclaimed "interim president", Juan Guaido arrived at the Maiquetia airport Monday without any obstacles. | RELATED: | Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido on His 'Regional Tour' | The opposition lawmaker was banned from leaving the country as an investigation is going on over his attempt to usurp governmental po…
telesurenglish.net/news/Juan-Guaido-Arri…

Venezuela and the Long History of U.S. Imperialism
Jacob F. Lee | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
In April 1846, U.S. Army Colonel Seth Thornton led 80 dragoons toward the Rio Grande. Just above the river, they encountered 1,600 Mexican cavalrymen heading north from Matamoros. The Mexican cavalry quickly overpowered the much smaller U.S. force. Eleven Americans were killed, and forty-nine others were captured. When President James K. Polk received news of…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/venezuela-an…

US Allows Claimants' Title III Legal Claims Against Cuba
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
The United States is giving the green light to claimants interested in suing Cuban companies in the Caribbean, the U.S. Department of State said Monday, confirming a partial suspension, as opposed to a full one, of the infamous Title III of the Helms-Burton Law. | RELATED: | Cuba Slams US 'Imperialism' Against Venezuela | As of March 19, U.S. nationals and entities wi…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Allows-Claima…

Guaido Returns to Venezuela amid US Threats Against Maduro
Lucas Koerner & Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
Despite entering Venezuela without obstruction, Guaido made no announcements of concrete next steps in his effort to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14366

Rethink Activism in the Face of Catastrophic Biological Collapse
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
It may be that when we no longer know what to do | we have come to our real work, | and that when we no longer know which way to go, | we have begun our real journey. | The mind that is not baffled is not employed. | The impeded stream is the one that sings. | ? Wendell BerryThis is a hard piece to write, partly because we, too, are baffled. Environmental collapse, coupled with living in the sixth mass extinction, are new territory. We are still in the process of confronting the reality of living with the prospect of an unlivable planet. These thoug…
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Sanders on Venezuela — Does His Critique of US Policy Go Far Enough?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-04
At the CNN town hall, Sanders opposed U.S. intervention in Venezuela, refused to call Maduro a dictator, or recognize Guaido, but he didn't call for an end to sanctions — with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay…
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The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It Has Only Isolated Itself
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-04
(VA Op-ed) — It is no secret that the United States has long been plotting regime change in Venezuela. For over 18 months President Trump has been publicly floating a military invasion of the country. At a speech in Florida President Trump recently announced "the days of socialism and communism are numbered in Venezuela" ominously stating "one day soon we are …
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As Guaidó Returns to Venezuela, Pence Threatens 'Swift Response' If Opposition Leader Arrested
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
Leader of right-wing opposition—attempting to overthrow the elected government with the help of the Trump administration—claims it "would be a coup d'√©tat" if he was detained | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Worldwide Struggle Against Fascism: A Conversation with Nestor Kohan (Part 2)
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-03
An important Latin American political theorist argues that right-wing "internationalism" requires a leftist response that also reaches beyond national boundaries.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14362

US wants 'broad' regime-change coalition on Venezuela — Bolton
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States will form "as broad a coalition" as possible to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bolton went on to call for a "completely democratic hemisphere." | …
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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…
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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…

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 …
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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…
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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

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

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

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