Daily Archives: March 29, 2019

2019-03-29: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR (2019-03-29). Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years?>. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso announced Thursday that the opposition politician Juan Guaido has been barred from holding public office for 15 years over irregularities in his financial activities. | RELATED: | Fake Photos of Venezuelan Health Situation on Social Media: AFP | This decision was taken "considering that the deputy Juan Guaido has r…

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-29). Russia Officially Rubbished Alt-Media's False Reports About a Venezuelan Base. Reality Check. globalresearch.ca Contrary to the high hopes that many in the Alt-Media Community had for a Russian base in Venezuela after false reports and "analytical" innuendo were spread about this possibility, Moscow officially denied that it's planning to permanently base its military …

Eric Toussaint (2019-03-29). Brazil: 55 Years after the Overthrow of Democratically Elected President Joao Goulart, the New Far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro Has Announced a Celebration of the 1964 Military Coup. globalresearch.ca Brazil: 55 years after the army staged a coup on 31 March 1964 and overthrew President Joao Goulart, the new far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro has announced a celebration of this said event. There can be no doubt about the active …

plenglish (2019-03-29). Requirements for Venezuelan to Enter Ecuador No Longer in Force. plenglish.com Quito, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The requirements imposed by the authorities for a few months to Venezuelans who intend to enter Ecuador, will cease to be in force because of a Constitutional Court ruling.

plenglish (2019-03-29). Bolivia Reaffirms Non-Interference in Venezuela's Affairs. plenglish.com La Paz, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Deputy Foreign Minister Carmen Almendras reaffirmed her country"s position in defense of the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, while the pressures of the United States and regional allied governments currently persist.

plenglish (2019-03-29). Electric Service Restored in Several Venezuelan States. plenglish.com Caracas, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Regional authorities reported electric service has been restored in the Venezuelan states of Yaracuy, Sucre, Merida and the Paez (Miranda) and Vargas municipalities, after the attack on the National Electric System (SEN) on March 25.

plenglish (2019-03-29). Colombian Government in Trouble over Objection to Peace Law. plenglish.com Bogota, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The questioned objection of the Colombian government to the Statutory Law of the Special Peace Justice (JEP) seems Friday to be meant to be buried in the Congress of the Republic.

plenglish (2019-03-29). Venezuela to Armor for Electric System for People's Peace. plenglish.com Caracas, March 29 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, ratified this Friday the efforts of the Executive to protect the national energetic system, after the recent attacks that left without electric fluid to a good part of the country.

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

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

plenglish (2019-03-29). Venezuelans Resume Work Activities after Electric Power Sabotage. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans are resuming work activities on Friday after two days of interruption due to the electric power sabotage perpetrated on March 25 against the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Power Plant (El Guri).

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR (2019-03-28). Venezuela Denounces Attacks to Electrical System Before UN. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Samuel Moncada denounced Thursday the terrorist attacks against the National Electric System before the U.N. Security Council. | RELATED: | Recovery of Venezuelan Electric Service Underway | "Terrorist activities against Venezuela are planned, instigated, executed and financed, with resources that have been stolen from the nation as part of a campaign of aggression that supported by foreign powers, whose policies and practices represent a th…

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

teleSUR (2019-03-28). 64 Percent of Bolivians Approve Presidency of Evo Morales. telesurenglish.net According to the CELAG, 64 percent of Bolivians are happy with the mandate of the current Bolivian President Evo Morales and 45 percent intend to vote for him in October. | RELATED: | Bolivia to Invest More Than $1 Billion in Its Energy Sector | The CELAG has carried out a quantitative study on the political, economic and pre-electoral situation in Boli…

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

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

WSWS (2019-03-28). Tensions rise between US, Russia and China over Venezuelan coup. wsws.org The arrival of a relative handful of Russian military personnel this week triggered a flurry of denunciations from Trump administration officials.

Liberation Staff (2019-03-27). Eyewitness Venezuela: National Speaking Tour featuring Gloria La Riva. liberationnews.org On the heels of a month-long trip through Venezuela in the midst of growing U.S. aggression, anti-war activist Gloria La Riva will speak in numerous cities on the current situation in Venezuela, with a progressive perspective on the crucial issues facing the Venezuelan people: the U.S. economic sanctions, the U.S. media blockade, and the people's …

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!"

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-27). Venezuela: New widespread power outage as gov't denounces alleged attacks. mronline.org Venezuelan authorities denounced a "double attack" against the country's electrical infrastructure. | Source

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

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…

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

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 →

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…

RT (2019-03-27). Venezuela blackouts: Maduro blames the US, but is it possible? rt.com Venezuela is suffering its second major electricity blackout in a month, prompting more accusations from President Nicolas Maduro that the US government has had a hand in the crisis — but is there anything to the accusation? |

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.

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

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

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".

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.

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.

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

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

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…

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."

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…

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.

2019-03-29: Social Media Postees

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

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

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

Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years?>
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-29
Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso announced Thursday that the opposition politician Juan Guaido has been barred from holding public office for 15 years over irregularities in his financial activities. | RELATED: | Fake Photos of Venezuelan Health Situation on Social Media: AFP | This decision was taken "considering that the deputy Juan Guaido has r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Why-Was-Guaido-B…

Russia Officially Rubbished Alt-Media's False Reports About a Venezuelan Base. Reality Check
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-29
Contrary to the high hopes that many in the Alt-Media Community had for a Russian base in Venezuela after false reports and "analytical" innuendo were spread about this possibility, Moscow officially denied that it's planning to permanently base its military …
globalresearch.ca/russia-false-reports-v…

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

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

Brazil: 55 Years after the Overthrow of Democratically Elected President Joao Goulart, the New Far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro Has Announced a Celebration of the 1964 Military Coup
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-29
Brazil: 55 years after the army staged a coup on 31 March 1964 and overthrew President Joao Goulart, the new far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro has announced a celebration of this said event. There can be no doubt about the active …
globalresearch.ca/brazil-overthrow-presi…

Venezuela to Armor for Electric System for People's Peace
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-29
Caracas, March 29 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, ratified this Friday the efforts of the Executive to protect the national energetic system, after the recent attacks that left without electric fluid to a good part of the country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Colombian Government in Trouble over Objection to Peace Law
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-29
Bogota, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The questioned objection of the Colombian government to the Statutory Law of the Special Peace Justice (JEP) seems Friday to be meant to be buried in the Congress of the Republic.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

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

Venezuelans Resume Work Activities after Electric Power Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-29
Caracas, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans are resuming work activities on Friday after two days of interruption due to the electric power sabotage perpetrated on March 25 against the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Power Plant (El Guri).
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Electric Service Restored in Several Venezuelan States
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-29
Caracas, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Regional authorities reported electric service has been restored in the Venezuelan states of Yaracuy, Sucre, Merida and the Paez (Miranda) and Vargas municipalities, after the attack on the National Electric System (SEN) on March 25.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Bolivia Reaffirms Non-Interference in Venezuela's Affairs
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-29
La Paz, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Deputy Foreign Minister Carmen Almendras reaffirmed her country"s position in defense of the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, while the pressures of the United States and regional allied governments currently persist.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Requirements for Venezuelan to Enter Ecuador No Longer in Force
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-29
Quito, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The requirements imposed by the authorities for a few months to Venezuelans who intend to enter Ecuador, will cease to be in force because of a Constitutional Court ruling.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Venezuela Denounces Attacks to Electrical System Before UN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-28
Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Samuel Moncada denounced Thursday the terrorist attacks against the National Electric System before the U.N. Security Council. | RELATED: | Recovery of Venezuelan Electric Service Underway | "Terrorist activities against Venezuela are planned, instigated, executed and financed, with resources that have been stolen from the nation as part of a campaign of aggression that supported by foreign powers, whose policies and practices represent a th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Denoun…

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

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

Tensions rise between US, Russia and China over Venezuelan coup
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-28
The arrival of a relative handful of Russian military personnel this week triggered a flurry of denunciations from Trump administration officials.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/28/vene…

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

Eyewitness Venezuela: National Speaking Tour featuring Gloria La Riva
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
On the heels of a month-long trip through Venezuela in the midst of growing U.S. aggression, anti-war activist Gloria La Riva will speak in numerous cities on the current situation in Venezuela, with a progressive perspective on the crucial issues facing the Venezuelan people: the U.S. economic sanctions, the U.S. media blockade, and the people's …
liberationnews.org/eyewitness-venezuela-…

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…

"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-…

Venezuela: New widespread power outage as gov't denounces alleged attacks
Ricardo Vaz | mronline.org | 2019-03-27
Venezuelan authorities denounced a "double attack" against the country's electrical infrastructure. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/27/venezuela-new-wi…

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

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 ?…
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Venezuela blackouts: Maduro blames the US, but is it possible?
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-27
Venezuela is suffering its second major electricity blackout in a month, prompting more accusations from President Nicolas Maduro that the US government has had a hand in the crisis — but is there anything to the accusation? | …
rt.com/usa/454930-venezuela-blackouts-us…

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

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

Venezuelans 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/22/venezuel…

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