Daily Archives: April 1, 2019

2019-04-01: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-04-01). How Big Tech Has Helped Big Oil Automate the Climate Crisis. therealnews.com Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have triumphantly announced themselves as petroleum production partners, Gizmodo reporter Brian Merchant has documented in a recent report…

Paul Haeder (2019-04-01). Call of Duty: Resisting War in Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org Every war is a war against children. — Egalntyne Jebb, founder Save the Children a century ago. Responding to the British post-war blockade of Germany and Eastern Europe, Jebb participated in a group attempting to deliver food and medical supplies to children who were starving. In London's Trafalgar Square, she distributed a leaflet showing the emaciated …

Mision Verdad (2019-04-01). Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela. thegrayzone.com While Venezuela's government and the Chavista movement proclaimed victory over the worst blackouts to plague the country, Washington's coup masters…

teleSUR (2019-04-01). Maradona Dedicates Soccer Win to Venezuelan President Maduro. telesurenglish.net World renowned former Argentine soccer play who brought his team to victory at the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona took a jab at 'Yankee' interventionism in Latin America and dedicated the win of his Mexican team to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Maradona Shows Support To Koulibaly, 'I Too Suffered' Racism | "I want to dedicate this triumph to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering. The sheriffs of the world—who are these Yankees?" asked the…

Margherita Furlan (2019-04-01). The New Arab OTAN — Serving Who? globalresearch.ca "Iran is the main threat in the Middle East, and confronting the Islamic Republic is the key to achieving peace in the entire region". As American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pronounced these words in Poland, on February 13, Iran …

Kevin Zeese (2019-03-31). Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years? popularresistance.org The imposter fraud Guaido is having a difficult time organizing people to support his coup against President Maduro. Our colleague, Eva K. Bartlett, who joined us on a recent peace delegation in Venezuela and has remained behind to continue to report on activities there. She has been trying to go to a Guaido opposition protest and yesterday went to several locations where they were supposed to take place. She was unable to find any opposition of significance and no Guaido. Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso announced Thursday that the opposition politician Juan Guaido has been barred from holding publi…

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

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

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Ukraine: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky Leads Presidential Vote. telesurenglish.net According to the Central Election Commission, based on voting up to 18: 00 (Ukraine), Volodymyr Zelenskiy received 30.4 percent of the vote and current leader Petro Poroshenko in a distant second place collected 17.8 percent. Ukrainians had to choose among 39 candidates. | RELATED: | 'Ukrainian Donald Trump' Leads Presidential Election | "I would like to say 'thank…

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

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Venezuela's Govt Extends Suspension of School Activities. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government announced Sunday that school activities will be suspended for a longer period of time across the country as a result of the recent attacks against the electric system that have caused another blackout. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Electrical Grid Hit by New Series of Attacks: Gov't | The Ministry of Communications Jorge Rodríguez r…

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Turkey Goes to Polls for Key Local Elections. telesurenglish.net Turks voted Sunday in local elections which President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for Turkey and which were tarnished by violence that left two members of an Islamist party dead in the country's southeast. | RELATED: | Turkey: 'Venezuelan People Punished,' Coup Backers Fuel Crisis | Voting started at 7: 00 a.m. local time in eastern…

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Maduro Announces Plan to Fight Electric War Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, announced on Sunday that a new plan was about to be implemented for 30 days in order to fight against the electric war executed against the population. | In a television address, the Venezuelan government explained: "we have been working on this serious situation, the coup went directly to the electric power generation system and affected its transmission capacity throughout the country." | "I have approved a 30-day plan to go to a regime of rational distribution of electricity, which allows balancing the generation process, secure transmission, service, and consump…

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

Eric Walberg (2019-03-30). US-Canada and Venezuela's Bay of Pigs. dissidentvoice.org The Canadian government under Justin Trudeau is undermining not just Canada's (ok, undeserved) reputation as an honest, fair mediator, but he has chosen 2019 to make Canada the enabler of the worst of US imperial policies. Yes, the Huawei debacle is an embarrassment that will be remembered more as a joke, though possibly as the …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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…

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!"

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

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

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…

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.

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.

2019-04-01: Social Media Postees

How Big Tech Has Helped Big Oil Automate the Climate Crisis
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-01
Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have triumphantly announced themselves as petroleum production partners, Gizmodo reporter Brian Merchant has documented in a recent report…
therealnews.com/stories/how-big-tech-has…

Maradona Dedicates Soccer Win to Venezuelan President Maduro
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-01
World renowned former Argentine soccer play who brought his team to victory at the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona took a jab at 'Yankee' interventionism in Latin America and dedicated the win of his Mexican team to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Maradona Shows Support To Koulibaly, 'I Too Suffered' Racism | "I want to dedicate this triumph to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering. The sheriffs of the world–who are these Yankees?" asked the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maradona-Dedicat…

Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela
Mision Verdad | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-01
While Venezuela's government and the Chavista movement proclaimed victory over the worst blackouts to plague the country, Washington's coup masters…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/01/solidarity-su…

Call of Duty: Resisting War in Venezuela
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-01
Every war is a war against children. — Egalntyne Jebb, founder Save the Children a century ago. Responding to the British post-war blockade of Germany and Eastern Europe, Jebb participated in a group attempting to deliver food and medical supplies to children who were starving. In London's Trafalgar Square, she distributed a leaflet showing the emaciated …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/call-of-duty-…

The New Arab OTAN — Serving Who?
Margherita Furlan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
"Iran is the main threat in the Middle East, and confronting the Islamic Republic is the key to achieving peace in the entire region". As American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pronounced these words in Poland, on February 13, Iran …
globalresearch.ca/the-new-arab-otan-serv…

Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years?
Kevin Zeese | popularresistance.org | 2019-03-31
The imposter fraud Guaido is having a difficult time organizing people to support his coup against President Maduro. Our colleague, Eva K. Bartlett, who joined us on a recent peace delegation in Venezuela and has remained behind to continue to report on activities there. She has been trying to go to a Guaido opposition protest and yesterday went to several locations where they were supposed to take place. She was unable to find any opposition of significance and no Guaido. Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso announced Thursday that the opposition politician Juan Guaido has been barred from holding publi…
popularresistance.org/why-was-guaido-bar…

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

Ukraine: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky Leads Presidential Vote
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
According to the Central Election Commission, based on voting up to 18: 00 (Ukraine), Volodymyr Zelenskiy received 30.4 percent of the vote and current leader Petro Poroshenko in a distant second place collected 17.8 percent. Ukrainians had to choose among 39 candidates. | RELATED: | 'Ukrainian Donald Trump' Leads Presidential Election | "I would like to say 'thank…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ukraine-Comedian…

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

Maduro Announces Plan to Fight Electric War Against Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, announced on Sunday that a new plan was about to be implemented for 30 days in order to fight against the electric war executed against the population. | In a television address, the Venezuelan government explained: "we have been working on this serious situation, the coup went directly to the electric power generation system and affected its transmission capacity throughout the country." | "I have approved a 30-day plan to go to a regime of rational distribution of electricity, which allows balancing the generation process, secure transmission, service, and consump…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Announces…

Venezuela's Govt Extends Suspension of School Activities
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
The Venezuelan government announced Sunday that school activities will be suspended for a longer period of time across the country as a result of the recent attacks against the electric system that have caused another blackout. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Electrical Grid Hit by New Series of Attacks: Gov't | The Ministry of Communications Jorge Rodríguez r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Govt-…

Turkey Goes to Polls for Key Local Elections
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Turks voted Sunday in local elections which President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for Turkey and which were tarnished by violence that left two members of an Islamist party dead in the country's southeast. | RELATED: | Turkey: 'Venezuelan People Punished,' Coup Backers Fuel Crisis | Voting started at 7: 00 a.m. local time in eastern…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkey-Goes-to-P…

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

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

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

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

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

US-Canada and Venezuela's Bay of Pigs
Eric Walberg | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-03-30
The Canadian government under Justin Trudeau is undermining not just Canada's (ok, undeserved) reputation as an honest, fair mediator, but he has chosen 2019 to make Canada the enabler of the worst of US imperial policies. Yes, the Huawei debacle is an embarrassment that will be remembered more as a joke, though possibly as the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/03/us-canada-and…

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

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

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

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

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…

Headlines for March 29, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-29
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/29/headlines

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…

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

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

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

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…

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

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/

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/

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

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…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/28/frso-mobiliz…

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

Venezuela 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

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…

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

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…

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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/27/angry-arab…

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

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: '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