Daily Archives: March 27, 2019

2019-03-27: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-27). Pompeo was a Firm Supporter of RussiaGate: Was he Jeopardizing Trump's Foreign Policy Initiatives? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | It is worth noting that until the release of the Mueller report, Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (and former CIA Director) was a firm supporter of the RussiaGate narrative. …

teleSUR (2019-03-27). Colombia: Campesinos Protest in Cordoba as 100s Displaced. telesurenglish.net Campesino protesters in the department of Cordoba in Northern Colombia resume protests to demand the government comply with a program to voluntary substitute illicit crops in accordance with the 2016 Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | Colombians March Grows As More Activists Join Cauca Protests | Workers in the Colombian countryside maintain that the government of Ivan Duque has not complied with the families who took refuge in the integral plan of substituting coca plantations, which…

STAFF (2019-03-27). Ukraine's Ultra-Right Increasingly Visible as Election Nears. truthdig.com KIEV, Ukraine — As Ukraine's presidential election draws near, its ultranationalist groups are becoming increasingly visible, posing a dilemma for the West. | Thousands of far-right activists marched to incumbent President Petro Poroshenko's administration headquarters earlier this month, chanting about alleged corruption and throwing funeral-style bouquets and toy pigs to symbolize the embezzlement of state funds. Ultranationalists have also gone to campaign rallies where they fight with police and heckle Poroshenko, who is running for a second five-year term in the March 31 presidential election. And earl…

teleSUR (2019-03-27). Ecuador To Host Concert Against Xenophobia in Quito. telesurenglish.net More than sixty young people from four countries will gather Thursday for the second edition of the "Concert without Borders" to fight against xenophobia and to raise funds to help migrants in situations of vulnerability, among them Venezuelans. | RELATED: | Prosecutors in Venezuela Investigate Electricity Sabotage | Organizers of the concert consider that mi…

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!"

teleSUR (2019-03-27). Brazil's Haddad, Military Denounce Bolsonaro Coup Celebrations. telesurenglish.net Former presidential candidates Fernando Haddad and Guilherme Boulos say they "completely disavow" President Jair Bolsonaro's decision to allow the Ministry of Defense to celebrate Brazil's March 31 military coup of President Joà£o Goulart in 1964. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro To 'Commemorate' Brazil's 1964 Military Coup | According to Haddad, the 2018 candidate for t…

Sarah Jones (2019-03-27). Pompeo Expands Global Gag Rule, Which May Actually Increase Abortions. commondreams.org This may not work out as Pompeo hopes. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 →

STAFF (2019-03-27). Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing About Access to Trump. truthdig.com Gathered for a private meeting at a beachside Ritz—Carlton in Southern California, the oil executives were celebrating a colleague's sudden rise. David Bernhardt, their former lawyer, had been appointed by President Donald Trump to the powerful No. 2 spot at the Department of the Interior. | Just five months into the Trump era, the energy developers who make up the Independent Petroleum Association of America, or IPAA, already had watched the new president order a sweeping overhaul of environmental regulations that were cutting into their bottom lines — rules concerning smog, hydraulic fracturing and…

Dr. Fred Guerin (2019-03-27). Down the Imperial Memory Hole with Venezuela. globalresearch.ca In George Orwell's 1984, the dictatorship of Oceania controlled perceptions by continuous propaganda broadcast through the "telescreen" and constant updating of news print so that the past would conform to the lies of the present. The device used to …

teleSUR (2019-03-27). Cuba, China To Begin Geological Research for Oil Exploration. telesurenglish.net China's Geological Service (GS) and Cuba's Institute of Geology and Paleontology (IGP) signed Tuesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to investigate minerals and make a geochemical map of the island, with the aim of detecting new oil fields and gas. | RELATED: | Cuba Sends Field Hospital to Help Mozambique amid Cyclone Idai | SG vice president W…

teleSUR (2019-03-27). Recovery of Venezuelan Electric Service Underway. telesurenglish.net The electrical service in Venezuela was gradually recovering Wednesday in several regions of Venezuela after Monday's attack to the Guri's transmission plant. | RELATED: | Venezuela Gov't Reports Gradual Restoration of Electric Service | Communication and Culture Minister Jorge Rodriguez reported Wednesday by telephone about the details of the latest events linked to tw…

Venezuela Analysis (2019-03-27). Venezuela Suffers Another Major Power Outage as Gov't Denounces Alleged Attacks. theantimedia.com (VA) — Venezuela suffered another widespread power outage on Monday, with authorities claiming a "double attack" against the country's main hydroelectric dam took place. Both alleged attacks against the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant, known as the Guri Dam, affected as many as 16 of Venezuela's 23 states. The first one took place around 1: 30 pm on …

plenglish (2019-03-27). China Speaks the Truth about Venezuela. plenglish.com 27 de marzo de 2019, 15: 09Caracas, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza confirmed on Wednesday that China speaks the truth about Venezuela and is giving international law lessons to those who intend to dominate the world and to subdue his country.

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…

Steve Striffler (2019-03-27). Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism. zcomm.org The inability of the US left to frame how Venezuela was understood during the high point of Chavismo has left us largely helpless now, a failure of solidarity that has had ongoing consequences for Venezuela…

plenglish (2019-03-27). Venezuela Extends Leave of Work and Classes Due to Sabotage. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has suspended until Wednesday work and classes while technical crews work to recover electrical service following the terrorist attacks perpetrated on Monday against the National Electric Power System (SEN).

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.

Kei Pritsker (2019-03-26). Watch | US Foists "Humanitarian Aid" on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. mintpressnews.com (Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — There's been nonstop talk about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. | In case you haven't heard, U.S. politicians are really concerned for the Venezuelan people's well-being — screaming their all-too-familiar code words that justify U.S. intervention, like "a humanitarian crisis … socialist dictator starving his own people." | Fine. | But if the United States really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we…

William Camacaro (2019-03-26). Urgent call to celebrate May Day in solidarity with Venezuela. mronline.org Come see the real "threat" posed by Venezuela—as living proof that another world indeed is possible. | Source

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Prosecutors in Venezuela Investigate Electricity Sabotage. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, reported on Tuesday that a criminal investigation was initiated into the new sabotage of the country's electricity system, which left a large portion of the population without service. | For the investigation, a prosecutor with national jurisdiction and two prosecutors from the state of Bolívar (south of the country) were appointed, where the Guri dam, whose computer system was the object of the attack. | On Monday, March 25, a new attack on the electricity system left Caracas and several cities in the country without service. The authorities have achieved a p…

Rebecca Gordon (2019-03-26). Why Are We Above International Law? thenation.com Why Are We Above International Law?

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.

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".

John McEvoy (2019-03-26). Venezuelans are using music to strike back against US imperialism. thecanary.co The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. San Agustín is the beating heart of the music … | Read more Venezuelans are using music to strike back against US imperialism | By John McEvoy

Global Research News (2019-03-26). Selected Articles: RussiaGate and the Mueller Report. globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A

Rebecca Gordon (2019-03-26). How to Make Yourself an Exception to the Rule of Law. zcomm.org John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-26). Venezuela Gov't Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by "Foreign Paramilitaries. mintpressnews.com Juan Guaido's chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, was arrested on Thursday, accused of leading a "terrorist cell." Authorities say that Marrero was linked to to the hiring of Central American mercenaries.

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.

Eds. (2019-03-25). Traces of the CIA in Venezuela's nationwide power outage. mronline.org A CIA has had its eyes on the country's vulnerability for years, looking to use an electrical failure to promote destabilization and put an end to the Bolivarian Revolution. | Source

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.

STAFF (2019-03-24). Venezuela Update: UN Human Rights Report, More Sanctions. therealnews.com UN Human Rights Commissioner presented a critical report on Venezuela, which the government denounced for ignoring opposition violence. Meanwhile, the Trump administration introduced even more sanctions on the economically reeling country…

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

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-23). Thirty Years after Venezuela's 'Caracazo': A Conversation with Livia Vargas. venezuelanalysis.com During three days in late February 1989, the Venezuelan people rose up to protest the newly-elected government's neoliberal policies. The repression that followed left thousands dead, but the rebellion spelled the end of an epoch and the beginning of another…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-03-23). PSL statement: Solidarity with La Minga. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation supports the Minga's call "for defense of life, territory, democracy, justice, and peace."

Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-23). No Revolution Without Feminism: Weaving Together Venezuela's Feminist Movements. venezuelanalysis.com Amidst a complex reality, feminist movements in Venezuela look to advance their struggle and build unity.

CounterSpin (2019-03-22). Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on the Media's Role in Iraq War. fair.org

Fight Back (2019-03-22). Venezuela builds health sovereignty, in defiance of the U.S. government. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On March 20, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro visited Jipana, a large automated warehouse in the state of Miranda. Built with the cooperation of Chinese experts, Jipana – made up of five warehouses across Venezuela – has the capacity to store and distribute 100% of the antibiotic, hypoglycemic, hypertensive and analgesic needs for the tens of thousands of free community clinics that make up Mission Barrio Adentro, as well as all of the anti-malarial, anti-retroviral, anti-parasitic and contraceptive needs of the Mission's nationwide ambulance service. | While at…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-22). UPDATED: US Sanctions Venezuelan Banks After Guaido Aide Accused of Leading 'Terrorist Cell'. venezuelanalysis.com After vowing "consequences" over Marrero's arrest, the US Treasury sanctioned Venezuela's development bank BANDES and two major public banks.

susan_p (2019-03-22). Venezuela: Despite the crisis, Chavez's legacy endures. greenleft.org.au Given the media barrage surrounding Venezuela's "humanitarian crisis", recent tensions on the Venezuela-Colombia border, and talks of "military options" and coup attempts, it was hard to know what to expect on returning to the country for the first time in five years. | I envisaged a country on a knife's edge, particularly as I arrived in Caracas on March 5. This was the day after opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó re-entered the country and the anniversary of the death of Hugo Chávez, predecessor to elected President Nicolás Maduro. | Yet, the capital was remarkably quiet. It w…

susan_p (2019-03-22). Venezuelans: 'We want to resolve our problems by ourselves'. greenleft.org.au "Why don't you go to Venezuela and speak to people living there to find out what is really going on?" | Invariably, any article or post on social media presenting a different view to that pushed by the corporate media would prompt numerous comments such as this — almost always from people not in Venezuela and who, mostly, have never been there. | So Green Left Weekly decided to take up the challenge. | In early March, together with freelance journalist Joe Montero and solidarity activist Lucho Riquelme, I went to Venezuela as part of a fact-finding mission coordinated by the Melbourne-based Latin American S…

Reese Erlich (2019-03-21). Foreign Correspondent: How the Media Distort News from Venezuela. progressive.org Whenever officials in Washington, D.C. set out to overthrow a foreign government, mainstream U.S. media outlets are there to give a helping hand.

Paul Dobson (2019-03-21). Maduro: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in 'Criminal' Measure. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro's accusations came at a government re-launch of the pharmaceutical sector.

Joe Hunter (2019-03-21). Los Angeles rally against US intervention in Venezuela. liberationnews.org "There's no bigger sponsor of terrorism around the globe than the U.S. empire."

Ben Norton (2019-03-20). Ex-UN Human Rights Expert Blasts 'Manipulation' on Venezuela: 'We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies'. thegrayzone.com Former UN Special Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas criticized the human rights commissioner's past reports on Venezuela, calling them "unprofessional" and…

Liberation Staff (2019-03-20). VIDEO: Anti-war activists protest seizure of Venezuelan diplomatic buildings by coup supporters. liberationnews.org The illegitimate, Venezuelan "ambassador" to the United States appointed by coup leader Juan Guaidó attempted to hold a press conference March 19 announcing that he had seized control of diplomatic compounds…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-20). Trump & Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime Change in Venezuela & to Attack Media as "Fake News" democracynow.org Brazil's far-right president and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro visited President Trump at the White House for the first time on Tuesday. During the visit, Trump announced he would designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally, opening the door for Brazil to receive more U.S. military aid. Trump also suggested Brazil could even become a member of NATO. Both leaders criticized what they called the "fake news" and discussed increasing efforts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office. We speak with Maria Luísa Mendonàßa, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil. She i…

2019-03-27: Social Media Postees

Pompeo was a Firm Supporter of RussiaGate: Was he Jeopardizing Trump's Foreign Policy Initiatives?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | It is worth noting that until the release of the Mueller report, Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (and former CIA Director) was a firm supporter of the RussiaGate narrative. …
globalresearch.ca/is-pompeo-countering-t…

Colombia: Campesinos Protest in Cordoba as 100s Displaced
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-27
Campesino protesters in the department of Cordoba in Northern Colombia resume protests to demand the government comply with a program to voluntary substitute illicit crops in accordance with the 2016 Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | Colombians March Grows As More Activists Join Cauca Protests | Workers in the Colombian countryside maintain that the government of Ivan Duque has not complied with the families who took refuge in the integral plan of substituting coca plantations, which…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Campesi…

Ukraine's Ultra-Right Increasingly Visible as Election Nears
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-27
KIEV, Ukraine — As Ukraine's presidential election draws near, its ultranationalist groups are becoming increasingly visible, posing a dilemma for the West. | Thousands of far-right activists marched to incumbent President Petro Poroshenko's administration headquarters earlier this month, chanting about alleged corruption and throwing funeral-style bouquets and toy pigs to symbolize the embezzlement of state funds. Ultranationalists have also gone to campaign rallies where they fight with police and heckle Poroshenko, who is running for a second five-year term in the March 31 presidential election. And earl…
truthdig.com/articles/ukraines-ultra-rig…

"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…

Brazil's Haddad, Military Denounce Bolsonaro Coup Celebrations
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-27
Former presidential candidates Fernando Haddad and Guilherme Boulos say they "completely disavow" President Jair Bolsonaro's decision to allow the Ministry of Defense to celebrate Brazil's March 31 military coup of President Joà£o Goulart in 1964. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro To 'Commemorate' Brazil's 1964 Military Coup | According to Haddad, the 2018 candidate for t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Haddad-M…

Pompeo Expands Global Gag Rule, Which May Actually Increase Abortions
Sarah Jones | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
This may not work out as Pompeo hopes. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/27/pompeo…

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…

Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing About Access to Trump
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-27
Gathered for a private meeting at a beachside Ritz–Carlton in Southern California, the oil executives were celebrating a colleague's sudden rise. David Bernhardt, their former lawyer, had been appointed by President Donald Trump to the powerful No. 2 spot at the Department of the Interior. | Just five months into the Trump era, the energy developers who make up the Independent Petroleum Association of America, or IPAA, already had watched the new president order a sweeping overhaul of environmental regulations that were cutting into their bottom lines — rules concerning smog, hydraulic fracturing and…
truthdig.com/articles/recording-reveals-…

Down the Imperial Memory Hole with Venezuela
Dr. Fred Guerin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
In George Orwell's 1984, the dictatorship of Oceania controlled perceptions by continuous propaganda broadcast through the "telescreen" and constant updating of news print so that the past would conform to the lies of the present. The device used to …
globalresearch.ca/imperial-memory-hole-v…

Recovery of Venezuelan Electric Service Underway
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-27
The electrical service in Venezuela was gradually recovering Wednesday in several regions of Venezuela after Monday's attack to the Guri's transmission plant. | RELATED: | Venezuela Gov't Reports Gradual Restoration of Electric Service | Communication and Culture Minister Jorge Rodriguez reported Wednesday by telephone about the details of the latest events linked to tw…
telesurenglish.net/news/Recovery-of-Vene…

Ecuador To Host Concert Against Xenophobia in Quito
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-27
More than sixty young people from four countries will gather Thursday for the second edition of the "Concert without Borders" to fight against xenophobia and to raise funds to help migrants in situations of vulnerability, among them Venezuelans. | RELATED: | Prosecutors in Venezuela Investigate Electricity Sabotage | Organizers of the concert consider that mi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-To-Host-…

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…

Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism
Steve Striffler | zcomm.org | 2019-03-27
The inability of the US left to frame how Venezuela was understood during the high point of Chavismo has left us largely helpless now, a failure of solidarity that has had ongoing consequences for Venezuela…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/venezuela-us-solid…

China Speaks the Truth about Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-27
27 de marzo de 2019, 15: 09Caracas, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza confirmed on Wednesday that China speaks the truth about Venezuela and is giving international law lessons to those who intend to dominate the world and to subdue his country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Suffers Another Major Power Outage as Gov't Denounces Alleged Attacks
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-27
(VA) — Venezuela suffered another widespread power outage on Monday, with authorities claiming a "double attack" against the country's main hydroelectric dam took place. Both alleged attacks against the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant, known as the Guri Dam, affected as many as 16 of Venezuela's 23 states. The first one took place around 1: 30 pm on …

Venezuela Suffers Another Major Power Outage as Gov’t Denounces Alleged Attacks

Venezuela Extends Leave of Work and Classes Due to Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-27
Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has suspended until Wednesday work and classes while technical crews work to recover electrical service following the terrorist attacks perpetrated on Monday against the National Electric Power System (SEN).
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

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

Watch | US Foists "Humanitarian Aid" on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-26
(Transcript) –This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — There's been nonstop talk about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. | In case you haven't heard, U.S. politicians are really concerned for the Venezuelan people's well-being — screaming their all-too-familiar code words that justify U.S. intervention, like "a humanitarian crisis … socialist dictator starving his own people." | Fine. | But if the United States really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we…
mintpressnews.com/watch-us-foists-humani…

Prosecutors in Venezuela Investigate Electricity Sabotage
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
Venezuela's Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, reported on Tuesday that a criminal investigation was initiated into the new sabotage of the country's electricity system, which left a large portion of the population without service. | For the investigation, a prosecutor with national jurisdiction and two prosecutors from the state of Bolívar (south of the country) were appointed, where the Guri dam, whose computer system was the object of the attack. | On Monday, March 25, a new attack on the electricity system left Caracas and several cities in the country without service. The authorities have achieved a p…
telesurenglish.net/news/Prosecutors-in-V…

Why Are We Above International Law?
Rebecca Gordon | thenation.com | 2019-03-26
Why Are We Above International Law?
thenation.com/article/rebecca-gordon-int…

Selected Articles: RussiaGate and the Mueller Report
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report-trump-n…

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

Venezuelans are using music to strike back against US imperialism
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-03-26
The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. San Agustín is the beating heart of the music … | Read more Venezuelans are using music to strike back against US imperialism | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/03/26/venezuelans-are-using-music-to-strike-back-against-us-imperialism/

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".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1…

Urgent call to celebrate May Day in solidarity with Venezuela
William Camacaro | mronline.org | 2019-03-26
Come see the real "threat" posed by Venezuela–as living proof that another world indeed is possible. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/26/urgent-call-to-c…

Venezuela Gov't Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by "Foreign Paramilitaries
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-26
Juan Guaido's chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, was arrested on Thursday, accused of leading a "terrorist cell." Authorities say that Marrero was linked to to the hiring of Central American mercenaries.
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-govt-present…

How to Make Yourself an Exception to the Rule of Law
Rebecca Gordon | zcomm.org | 2019-03-26
John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-to-make-yourse…

The Grayzone testifies at the UN: 'Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: propaganda vs. reality'
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2019-03-25
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a side event at a United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva on March 19. They joined former special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas on a panel titled "Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/25/the-grayzone-tes…

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…

Traces of the CIA in Venezuela's nationwide power outage
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-25
A CIA has had its eyes on the country's vulnerability for years, looking to use an electrical failure to promote destabilization and put an end to the Bolivarian Revolution. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/25/traces-of-the-ci…

Venezuela Update: UN Human Rights Report, More Sanctions
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-24
UN Human Rights Commissioner presented a critical report on Venezuela, which the government denounced for ignoring opposition violence. Meanwhile, the Trump administration introduced even more sanctions on the economically reeling country…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-update…

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…

Thirty Years after Venezuela's 'Caracazo': A Conversation with Livia Vargas
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-23
During three days in late February 1989, the Venezuelan people rose up to protest the newly-elected government's neoliberal policies. The repression that followed left thousands dead, but the rebellion spelled the end of an epoch and the beginning of another…
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14400

No Revolution Without Feminism: Weaving Together Venezuela's Feminist Movements
Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-23
Amidst a complex reality, feminist movements in Venezuela look to advance their struggle and build unity.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14399

Venezuela builds health sovereignty, in defiance of the U.S. government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-22
Chicago, IL – On March 20, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro visited Jipana, a large automated warehouse in the state of Miranda. Built with the cooperation of Chinese experts, Jipana – made up of five warehouses across Venezuela – has the capacity to store and distribute 100% of the antibiotic, hypoglycemic, hypertensive and analgesic needs for the tens of thousands of free community clinics that make up Mission Barrio Adentro, as well as all of the anti-malarial, anti-retroviral, anti-parasitic and contraceptive needs of the Mission's nationwide ambulance service. | While at…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/22/venezuela-bu…

UPDATED: US Sanctions Venezuelan Banks After Guaido Aide Accused of Leading 'Terrorist Cell'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-22
After vowing "consequences" over Marrero's arrest, the US Treasury sanctioned Venezuela's development bank BANDES and two major public banks.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14398

Venezuela: Despite the crisis, Chavez's legacy endures
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-22
Given the media barrage surrounding Venezuela's "humanitarian crisis", recent tensions on the Venezuela-Colombia border, and talks of "military options" and coup attempts, it was hard to know what to expect on returning to the country for the first time in five years. | I envisaged a country on a knife's edge, particularly as I arrived in Caracas on March 5. This was the day after opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó re-entered the country and the anniversary of the death of Hugo Chávez, predecessor to elected President Nicolás Maduro. | Yet, the capital was remarkably quiet. It w…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-despite-crisis-chavez-legacy-endures

Venezuelans: 'We want to resolve our problems by ourselves'
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-22
"Why don't you go to Venezuela and speak to people living there to find out what is really going on?" | Invariably, any article or post on social media presenting a different view to that pushed by the corporate media would prompt numerous comments such as this — almost always from people not in Venezuela and who, mostly, have never been there. | So Green Left Weekly decided to take up the challenge. | In early March, together with freelance journalist Joe Montero and solidarity activist Lucho Riquelme, I went to Venezuela as part of a fact-finding mission coordinated by the Melbourne-based Latin American S…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuelans-we-want-resolve-our-problems-ourselves

Foreign Correspondent: How the Media Distort News from Venezuela
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-03-21
Whenever officials in Washington, D.C. set out to overthrow a foreign government, mainstream U.S. media outlets are there to give a helping hand.
progressive.org/dispatches/how-the-media…

Maduro: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in 'Criminal' Measure
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-21
Maduro's accusations came at a government re-launch of the pharmaceutical sector.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14397

Los Angeles rally against US intervention in Venezuela
Joe Hunter | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-21
"There's no bigger sponsor of terrorism around the globe than the U.S. empire."
liberationnews.org/los-angeles-rally-aga…

Ex-UN Human Rights Expert Blasts 'Manipulation' on Venezuela: 'We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies'
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-20
Former UN Special Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas criticized the human rights commissioner's past reports on Venezuela, calling them "unprofessional" and…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/20/un-human-righ…

VIDEO: Anti-war activists protest seizure of Venezuelan diplomatic buildings by coup supporters
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-20
The illegitimate, Venezuelan "ambassador" to the United States appointed by coup leader Juan Guaidó attempted to hold a press conference March 19 announcing that he had seized control of diplomatic compounds…
liberationnews.org/video-anti-war-activi…

Trump & Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime Change in Venezuela & to Attack Media as "Fake News"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-20
Brazil's far-right president and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro visited President Trump at the White House for the first time on Tuesday. During the visit, Trump announced he would designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally, opening the door for Brazil to receive more U.S. military aid. Trump also suggested Brazil could even become a member of NATO. Both leaders criticized what they called the "fake news" and discussed increasing efforts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office. We speak with Maria Luísa Mendonàßa, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil. She i…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/20/trump_bol…

US Imposes New Sanctions as Venezuelan Government Denounces Takeover of Diplomatic Offices
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-20
Trump warned that the "toughest sanctions" have yet to be imposed.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14396

VIDEO: The Grayzone testifies at the UN — 'Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-19
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a side event at a United Nations Human Rights…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/19/the-grayzone-…