Daily Archives: April 3, 2019

2019-04-03: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-04-03). US Orgs to Congress: End Trump's Crusade For War in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net More than 40 organizations from throughout the United States are demanding their Congress put an end to U.S. intervention in Venezuela saying that, in particular, the illegal and "extensive economic sanctions, imposed unilaterally by the Trump government since August 2017, have caused great hardship and loss of life" in the South American country. | RELATED: | Washington Concerned Over Maduro's Stay in Power | The organizations, including CODEPINK, and dozens of other civil and religious soci…

Alison Bodine (2019-04-03). The U.S.' Refusal of Entry to Arnold August Is a Dangerous Precedent for All Activists. counterpunch.org On March 16, 2019, more than 1000 activists from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, DC for the "U.S Hands Off Venezuela!" demonstration. However, Canadian journalist Arnold August was not one of them — earlier in the day he was unjustly denied entry into the United States at U.S. Customs and Immigration in the Montreal More

Rabbi Brant Rosen (2019-04-03). Root causes of forced migration from Honduras: Some background. peoplesworld.org It was my honor last week to travel with 75 delegates representing diverse religious traditions and advocacy organizations on a "Root Causes Pilgrimage" to Honduras. Sponsored by the the Bay Area-based SHARE — El Salvador and Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, we spent seven days traveling throughout the country, meeting with local grassroots groups, Indigenous activists and faith …

teleSUR (2019-04-03). Caribbean Students Protest War, Demand Respect for Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago: The rapidly unfolding events in Venezuela are continuing to attract attention across the Caribbean with students joining the discussion, demanding a peaceful solution and condemning promotion of growing confrontation between the opposing sides. | RELATED: | US Orgs to Congress: End Trump's Crusade For War in Venezuela

Democracy Now! (2019-04-03). Rep. Ro Khanna on WH Security Clearances, Ending Support for the Saudi War in Yemen, and Venezuela. democracynow.org The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the director of White House personnel security after a whistleblower revealed senior Trump officials overturned 25 security clearance denials, despite "serious disqualifying issues." We speak with California Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna, who says, "Congressional oversight is not a choice—it's the law." We also speak to him about the latest congressional actions around Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-03). US Puppet Guaido Stripped of Immunity. globalresearch.ca Usurper in waiting Guaido is a front man for the Trump regime's coup attempt to topple democratically elected President Maduro. | Most of all, the scheme aims to eliminate Bolivarian social democracy, wanting Venezuela transformed into a US vassal state, gaining …

Global Research News (2019-04-03). Selected Articles: US Puppet Guaido Stripped of Immunity. 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

Telesur (2019-04-03). Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years? globalresearch.ca 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. | This decision was taken "considering that the deputy Juan Guaido has …

teleSUR LF (2019-04-03). Lebanese President Meets with Top Venezuelan Diplomat. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza traveled to Lebanon this week as part of a delegation representing President Nicolas Maduro in the Middle East and North Africa. | RELATED: Lebanon Announces Formation of New Government | The top Venezuelan diplomat began his Middle East trip this week by meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda on Wednesday morning. | Arreaza, alongside the Venezuelan Ambassador to Lebanon Zoed Karam, discussed several…

STAFF (2019-04-03). Rep. Ro Khanna: White House Must Start Playing by the Rules. truthout.org The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the director of White House personnel security after a whistleblower revealed senior Trump officials overturned 25 security clearance denials, despite "serious disqualifying issues." We speak with California Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna, who says, "Congressional oversight is not a choice — it's the law." We also speak to him about the latest congressional actions around Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. | Transcript: | JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We begin today with explosive revelations by a White House whistleblower who says senior Trump officials overtur…

teleSUR (2019-04-03). UK Troops Use Corbyn's Picture For Target Practice in Kabul. telesurenglish.net Britain's defense ministry said Wednesday it had launched an investigation into a video circulating on social media showing soldiers using a picture of leftist opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn for target practice. | RELATED: | Jewish Socialists Support Corbyn Against Antisemitism Smears | The video, posted on Snapchat, shows four paratrooper…

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-03). Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not "Just About Oil" mintpressnews.com What makes the Libyan, Syrian and Venezuelan scenarios so similar? Why was the West so eager to viciously attack, and then destroy these three, at first glance, very different countries? The answer is simple, although it is not often uttered in the West; at least not publicly.

teleSUR (2019-04-03). Turkish Opposition Demands Mandate as 8 Cities Undergo Recount. telesurenglish.net Turkey's main opposition candidate in Istanbul urged the High Election Board (YSK) Wednesday to confirm him as the elected mayor after the board ruled in favor of a partial recount of votes in eight of 39 city districts. | RELATED: | Turkey Will Continue to Support President Maduro and Venezuela | Initial results from Sunday's mayoral elections showed the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) had narrowly won control of Turkey's two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara, in…

Robert Bridge (2019-04-03). Is Washington Preparing the Groundwork for a Maidan Scenario in Venezuela? globalresearch.ca Venezuela is home to the largest oil deposits in the world, which makes the political stakes involved much higher than they would be otherwise. Enter Juan Guaidó, Washington's puppet leader in Caracas, who will be attempting to rally the …

teleSUR, lf (2019-04-03). China Slams Reports of Sending Troops to Venezuela as Fiction. telesurenglish.net The Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, told reporters at a press conference Wednesday that all reports claiming Beijing sent troops to Venezuela are untrue. | RELATED: | Chinese Aid Arrives in Venezuela | When asked if the People ¥s Liberation Army had deployed to Venezuela, Shuang told the reporter that he was unaware of such a deployment by his country's military. | "As for the second ques…

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-03). Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela is not "just about oil". dissidentvoice.org Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin and in other areas of the country. But it is not all 'about oil'; actually, …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-03). Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not "Just About Oil" globalresearch.ca Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin …

Steven F. Forleo (2019-04-03). Wagging the Dog in Rhode Island. counterpunch.org Another Raimondo Tale Ever since Gina Raimondo, (a republican in any other state), became governor of Rhode Island, she has unabashedly launched a political coup on our lone community college. She continues to exclude faculty from her pie-in-the-sky Rhode Island Promise free tuition escapade while simultaneously allowing hand-picked business types on her "higher education" board More

Daniel Haufler (2019-04-03). The Struggle against Authoritarian Populism. indybay.org The US finds itself in the worst crisis of its democracy in decades, perhaps even since the Civil War. The political system has failed. Trump constantly mocks the constitutional state and democracy. The Democrats are absolutely obliged to protect the country from an authoritarian coup from above. Voting Trump out of office is the only realistic way out.

WSWS (2019-04-03). Comedian Volodomyr Zelenskiy leads first round of Ukraine Presidential Elections. wsws.org Zelenskiy's vote is an overwhelming rebuke to the right-wing nationalist regime of Poroshenko brought to power in the 2014 imperialist-backed coup.

plenglish (2019-04-03). China Denies Sending Military Advisors to Venezuela. plenglish.com Beijing, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) China denied Wednesday information about the alleged presence of its military in Venezuela to advise President Nicolas Maduro, by reiterating its stance of not meddling in the internal affairs of any country.

plenglish (2019-04-03). Cessation of immunity Leads Guaido to Trial. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved the decree to raid the parliamentary immunity of Juan Guaido, which currently paves the way to the prosecution of the opposition legislator.

plenglish (2019-04-03). Legal Siege on Opposition Lawmaker Juan Guaido Increases in Venezuela. plenglish.com 03 de abril de 2019, 09: 47Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The legal siege on the opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido has increased after the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved a decree that lifts the parliamentary immunity enjoyed by the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-04-03). Venezuelan FM Satisfied with Visits to Turkey and Lebanon. plenglish.com 03 de abril de 2019, 09: 38Beirut, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the results of his visits to Turkey and Lebanon, as part of a tour that will also take him to Syria.

plenglish (2019-04-03). Venezuelan People Defend Peace, Cuban President Asserts. plenglish.com Havana, Apr 3 ( Prensa Latina ) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, stated on Wednesday that Venezuelan people defend peace and sovereignty in the face of an ongoing electric coup.

plenglish (2019-04-03). Classes Resumed in Venezuela after Electrical Power Attacks. plenglish.com 03 de abril de 2019, 09: 51Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Teaching activities at all levels are starting again in Venezuela on Wednesday after the sabotage perpetrated against the national power grid that forced the Government to suspended work and school activities since early March. President Nicolas Maduro urged the authorities of the electricity industry to report on any issue that affects the country after continued aggressions against the generation and distribution of energy.

The Real News Network (2019-04-03). The Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis. dissidentvoice.org Venezuela has become a popular argument against socialism amongst conservatives because of the deep economic crisis it is currently traversing. Defenders of the Bolivarian project, though, say that US sanctions and economic war are to blame for the crisis. Greg Wilpert presents an analysis that tries to take all the factors into account.

Ben Norton (2019-04-02). VIDEO: Honduras has an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis — Thanks to a US-backed coup. thegrayzone.com While the Trump administration oversees a coup attempt in Venezuela, Honduras is suffering from an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis,…

Fight Back (2019-04-02). Sarah Martin reports from Venezuela, opposes U.S. intervention. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On March 27, 80 people filled 4200 Cedar to witness a report on the conditions in Venezuela delivered by Sarah Martin. Martin, a longtime peace activist and member of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), joined members of organizations such as International Action Center, Veterans for Peace, Canadian Peace Council, and United National Antiwar Coalition as part of an international peace delegation organized by the U.S. Peace Council and Black Alliance for Peace. The delegation's stated intention was to bring a message of solidarity to the Venezuelan people, to witness firsthand the effects…

Fight Back (2019-04-02). Minnesota joins national protests for end to U.S. intervention in Venezuela, around the world. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On March 30 around 100 people gathered at the busy intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis to participate in the national call for action issued by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC). UNAC's original call was to draw attention to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) 70th anniversary but as the United States' attempts to force Juan Guiado into power in Venezuela became more aggressive, the focus of the protest shifted more to #HandsOffVenezuela. | Kim DeFranco, a member of Women Against Military Madness and the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, open…

Glen Ford (2019-04-02). Russiagate implodes, pleasing Trump but leaving the left in the cold. mronline.org With Mueller's "no collusion" verdict, Donald Trump can claim to have been vindicated in the Russiagate saga, but there will be no respite for the real left—not to be confused with the phony "resistance" that has run on Kremlin-hate (and Syria hate and Venezuela hate) for the past two years. | Source

Eds. (2019-04-02). The south, the blackout and beyond: As chavismo mobilizes in Venezuela, the U.S. increases pressure. mronline.org After two months, the images are clear: Chavismo has maintained its capacity for mobilization, while the right wing is in the process of losing what it had managed to regain on January 23. | Source

Alfred de Zayas (2019-04-02). Venezuela in the Crisis. mronline.org The solution of the Venezuelan "crisis" lies in good faith negotiations between the government and the opposition, an end to the economic war, and the lifting of sanctions. | Source

Steve Striffler — Common Dreams (2019-04-02). Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism. venezuelanalysis.com The US left's failure to build solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution has opened the way for right-wing efforts to delegitimize Maduro and justify US intervention.

Venezuela Analysis (2019-04-02). Venezuelan Government Authorizes Expansion of Red Cross Humanitarian Aid. theantimedia.com (VA) — Venezuela's Maduro government has reached an agreement with the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) to scale up the humanitarian organization's activities in the Caribbean country. On Friday, IFRC President Francesco Rocca announced that in two weeks the body will start distributing vital food and medicine to 650,000 people in coordination with Venezuelan authorities. …

RT (2019-04-02). Marco Rubio inflames Twitter by mixing Bible verses with regime change calls. rt.com Florida Senator Marco Rubio's social media output is a real mixed bag. In between odes to regime change in Venezuela and paeans to border security, Rubio dropped in some words from the good book, to mixed reaction. |

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-04-02). Corporate Media Demands Trump Further Escalate Tensions With Russia. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — CNN has aired a segment in which pundit Fareed Zakaria tells the network's audience that the US president has "been unwilling to confront Putin in any way on any issue" and asks "will Venezuela be the moment when Trump finally ends his appeasement?" The segment is a near-verbatim reading of Zakaria's Washington Post column from a couple of …

STAFF (2019-04-02). The Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis. therealnews.com Venezuela has become a popular argument against socialism amongst conservatives because of the deep economic crisis it is currently traversing. Defenders of the Bolivarian project, though, say that US sanctions and economic war are to blame for the crisis. Greg Wilpert presents an analysis that tries to take all the factors into account…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-01). Venezuela's Maduro Announces Electricity Rationing Plan as Protests Break Out. venezuelanalysis.com Scattered demonstrations took place in parts of Caracas and several provinces as the government tries to address water and electricity shortages.

Fight Back (2019-04-01). Hundreds march against NATO. fightbacknews.org Washington DC — Hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Square, a park opposite the White House, March 30, to respond to the call to action against NATO, racism and war. The organizers also strongly emphasized the slogan "Hands off Venezuela" to protest the Trump administration and NATO's attempts to overthrow the democratically-elected government of Nicolás Maduro. | The park was full of banners, signs and flags held by protesters who loudly cheered and chanted throughout the program. The chants ranged from, "Hands off Venezuela" to "How do you spell racist? N-A-T-O!" | The speakers each masterfully high…

Lucas Koerner (2019-04-01). Venezuelan Gov't Authorizes Expansion of Red Cross Aid. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition leader Guaido claimed "victory" but government spokespeople say the move has "nothing to do" with US efforts to force in "humanitarian aid."

STAFF (2019-04-01). How Big Tech 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…

Fight Back (2019-04-01). First day of Legalization for All Network delegation focuses on Chicano struggles in Arizona. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On March 30, the Legalization For All Network completed the first day of an immigrant rights delegation to Arizona and the U.S.-México border. | Members of immigrant rights organizations and a Palestinian liberation movement organization from the Midwest are participating in the delegation. | The first day of the trip was in Tucson, Arizona, where the delegation learned about the history of the U.S.-México border and the struggles of the Chicano people in the Southwest, which was the top half of México until the U.S. invasion of México in 1848. | In the morning, the delegation participated in the 19…

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 …

Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly (2019-04-01). Venezuela: Why is Maduro Still in Power? venezuelanalysis.com Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes analyses why Maduro remains in power after recently visiting Venezuela.

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…

John McEvoy (2019-04-01). The coup failed. Venezuelans now brace themselves for slow, punishing economic warfare. thecanary.co The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. Like in 2002, Washington's attempted coup has failed to topple … | Read more The coup failed. Venezuelans now brace themselves for slow, punishing economic warfare. | By John McEvoy

Venezuela Analysis (2019-04-01). Maduro Announces Electricity Rationing Plan as Protests Break Out. theantimedia.com (VA) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the implementation of a national electricity rationing plan as rolling blackouts enter their sixth day in the South American country. "I've approved a 30-day plan for [electrical] charge administration [and] equilibrium in the process of generation, secure transmission of service, and usage throughout the country," Maduro declared in a …

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 held to support Venezuela. liberationnews.org "No sanctions, no coup, Venezuela we stand with you!"

2019-04-03: Social Media Postees

US Orgs to Congress: End Trump's Crusade For War in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-03
More than 40 organizations from throughout the United States are demanding their Congress put an end to U.S. intervention in Venezuela saying that, in particular, the illegal and "extensive economic sanctions, imposed unilaterally by the Trump government since August 2017, have caused great hardship and loss of life" in the South American country. | RELATED: | Washington Concerned Over Maduro's Stay in Power | The organizations, including CODEPINK, and dozens of other civil and religious soci…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Orgs-to-Congr…

The U.S.' Refusal of Entry to Arnold August Is a Dangerous Precedent for All Activists
Alison Bodine | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-03
On March 16, 2019, more than 1000 activists from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, DC for the "U.S Hands Off Venezuela!" demonstration. However, Canadian journalist Arnold August was not one of them — earlier in the day he was unjustly denied entry into the United States at U.S. Customs and Immigration in the Montreal…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/03/the-u-s-refu…

Caribbean Students Protest War, Demand Respect for Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-03
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago: The rapidly unfolding events in Venezuela are continuing to attract attention across the Caribbean with students joining the discussion, demanding a peaceful solution and condemning promotion of growing confrontation between the opposing sides. | RELATED: | US Orgs to Congress: End Trump's Crusade For War in Venezuela…
telesurenglish.net/news/Caribbean-Studen…

US Puppet Guaido Stripped of Immunity
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Usurper in waiting Guaido is a front man for the Trump regime's coup attempt to topple democratically elected President Maduro. | Most of all, the scheme aims to eliminate Bolivarian social democracy, wanting Venezuela transformed into a US vassal state, gaining …
globalresearch.ca/us-puppet-guaido-strip…

Selected Articles: US Puppet Guaido Stripped of Immunity
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
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/selected-articles-us-p…

Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years?
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
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. | This decision was taken "considering that the deputy Juan Guaido has …
globalresearch.ca/why-was-guaido-barred-…

China Slams Reports of Sending Troops to Venezuela as Fiction
teleSUR, lf | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-03
The Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, told reporters at a press conference Wednesday that all reports claiming Beijing sent troops to Venezuela are untrue. | RELATED: | Chinese Aid Arrives in Venezuela | When asked if the People ¥s Liberation Army had deployed to Venezuela, Shuang told the reporter that he was unaware of such a deployment by his country's military. | "As for the second ques…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Slams-Repo…

Rep. Ro Khanna: White House Must Start Playing by the Rules
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-03
The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the director of White House personnel security after a whistleblower revealed senior Trump officials overturned 25 security clearance denials, despite "serious disqualifying issues." We speak with California Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna, who says, "Congressional oversight is not a choice — it's the law." We also speak to him about the latest congressional actions around Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. | Transcript: | JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We begin today with explosive revelations by a White House whistleblower who says senior Trump officials overtur…
truthout.org/video/rep-ro-khanna-on-secu…

Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not "Just About Oil"
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin …
globalresearch.ca/like-libya-syria-venez…

Is Washington Preparing the Groundwork for a Maidan Scenario in Venezuela?
Robert Bridge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Venezuela is home to the largest oil deposits in the world, which makes the political stakes involved much higher than they would be otherwise. Enter Juan Guaidó, Washington's puppet leader in Caracas, who will be attempting to rally the …
globalresearch.ca/is-washington-preparin…

Lebanese President Meets with Top Venezuelan Diplomat
teleSUR LF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-03
Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza traveled to Lebanon this week as part of a delegation representing President Nicolas Maduro in the Middle East and North Africa. | RELATED: Lebanon Announces Formation of New Government | The top Venezuelan diplomat began his Middle East trip this week by meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda on Wednesday morning. | Arreaza, alongside the Venezuelan Ambassador to Lebanon Zoed Karam, discussed several…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lebanese-Preside…

Rep. Ro Khanna on WH Security Clearances, Ending Support for the Saudi War in Yemen, and Venezuela
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-03
The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the director of White House personnel security after a whistleblower revealed senior Trump officials overturned 25 security clearance denials, despite "serious disqualifying issues." We speak with California Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna, who says, "Congressional oversight is not a choice–it's the law." We also speak to him about the latest congressional actions around Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/3/rep_ro_kha…

Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela is not "just about oil"
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-03
Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin and in other areas of the country. But it is not all 'about oil'; actually, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/like-libya-an…

Turkish Opposition Demands Mandate as 8 Cities Undergo Recount
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-03
Turkey's main opposition candidate in Istanbul urged the High Election Board (YSK) Wednesday to confirm him as the elected mayor after the board ruled in favor of a partial recount of votes in eight of 39 city districts. | RELATED: | Turkey Will Continue to Support President Maduro and Venezuela | Initial results from Sunday's mayoral elections showed the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) had narrowly won control of Turkey's two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara, in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkish-Oppositi…

Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not "Just About Oil"
Andre Vltchek | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-03
What makes the Libyan, Syrian and Venezuelan scenarios so similar? Why was the West so eager to viciously attack, and then destroy these three, at first glance, very different countries? The answer is simple, although it is not often uttered in the West; at least not publicly.
mintpressnews.com/like-libya-syria-venez…

Wagging the Dog in Rhode Island
Steven F. Forleo | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-03
Another Raimondo Tale Ever since Gina Raimondo, (a republican in any other state), became governor of Rhode Island, she has unabashedly launched a political coup on our lone community college. She continues to exclude faculty from her pie-in-the-sky Rhode Island Promise free tuition escapade while simultaneously allowing hand-picked business types on her "higher education" board…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/03/wagging-the-…

Legal Siege on Opposition Lawmaker Juan Guaido Increases in Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-03
03 de abril de 2019, 09: 47Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The legal siege on the opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido has increased after the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved a decree that lifts the parliamentary immunity enjoyed by the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

China Denies Sending Military Advisors to Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-03
Beijing, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) China denied Wednesday information about the alleged presence of its military in Venezuela to advise President Nicolas Maduro, by reiterating its stance of not meddling in the internal affairs of any country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan People Defend Peace, Cuban President Asserts
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-03
Havana, Apr 3 ( Prensa Latina ) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, stated on Wednesday that Venezuelan people defend peace and sovereignty in the face of an ongoing electric coup.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan FM Satisfied with Visits to Turkey and Lebanon
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-03
03 de abril de 2019, 09: 38Beirut, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the results of his visits to Turkey and Lebanon, as part of a tour that will also take him to Syria.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Comedian Volodomyr Zelenskiy leads first round of Ukraine Presidential Elections
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-03
Zelenskiy's vote is an overwhelming rebuke to the right-wing nationalist regime of Poroshenko brought to power in the 2014 imperialist-backed coup.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/02/ukra…

The Struggle against Authoritarian Populism
Daniel Haufler | indybay.org | 2019-04-03
The US finds itself in the worst crisis of its democracy in decades, perhaps even since the Civil War. The political system has failed. Trump constantly mocks the constitutional state and democracy. The Democrats are absolutely obliged to protect the country from an authoritarian coup from above. Voting Trump out of office is the only realistic way out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/01/1882241…

The Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis
The Real News Network | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-03
Venezuela has become a popular argument against socialism amongst conservatives because of the deep economic crisis it is currently traversing. Defenders of the Bolivarian project, though, say that US sanctions and economic war are to blame for the crisis. Greg Wilpert presents an analysis that tries to take all the factors into account.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/the-origins-o…

Cessation of immunity Leads Guaido to Trial
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-03
Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved the decree to raid the parliamentary immunity of Juan Guaido, which currently paves the way to the prosecution of the opposition legislator.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Classes Resumed in Venezuela after Electrical Power Attacks
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-03
03 de abril de 2019, 09: 51Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Teaching activities at all levels are starting again in Venezuela on Wednesday after the sabotage perpetrated against the national power grid that forced the Government to suspended work and school activities since early March. President Nicolas Maduro urged the authorities of the electricity industry to report on any issue that affects the country after continued aggressions against the generation and distribution of energy.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

VIDEO: Honduras has an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis — Thanks to a US-backed coup
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-02
While the Trump administration oversees a coup attempt in Venezuela, Honduras is suffering from an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/02/honduras-dict…

Sarah Martin reports from Venezuela, opposes U.S. intervention
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-02
Minneapolis, MN – On March 27, 80 people filled 4200 Cedar to witness a report on the conditions in Venezuela delivered by Sarah Martin. Martin, a longtime peace activist and member of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), joined members of organizations such as International Action Center, Veterans for Peace, Canadian Peace Council, and United National Antiwar Coalition as part of an international peace delegation organized by the U.S. Peace Council and Black Alliance for Peace. The delegation's stated intention was to bring a message of solidarity to the Venezuelan people, to witness firsthand the effects…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/2/sarah-mar…

Minnesota joins national protests for end to U.S. intervention in Venezuela, around the world
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-02
Minneapolis, MN – On March 30 around 100 people gathered at the busy intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis to participate in the national call for action issued by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC). UNAC's original call was to draw attention to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) 70th anniversary but as the United States' attempts to force Juan Guiado into power in Venezuela became more aggressive, the focus of the protest shifted more to #HandsOffVenezuela. | Kim DeFranco, a member of Women Against Military Madness and the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, open…
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The south, the blackout and beyond: As chavismo mobilizes in Venezuela, the U.S. increases pressure
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-02
After two months, the images are clear: Chavismo has maintained its capacity for mobilization, while the right wing is in the process of losing what it had managed to regain on January 23. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/02/the-south-the-bl…

Russiagate implodes, pleasing Trump but leaving the left in the cold
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2019-04-02
With Mueller's "no collusion" verdict, Donald Trump can claim to have been vindicated in the Russiagate saga, but there will be no respite for the real left–not to be confused with the phony "resistance" that has run on Kremlin-hate (and Syria hate and Venezuela hate) for the past two years. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/02/russiagate-implo…

Venezuela in the Crisis
Alfred de Zayas | mronline.org | 2019-04-02
The solution of the Venezuelan "crisis" lies in good faith negotiations between the government and the opposition, an end to the economic war, and the lifting of sanctions. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/02/venezuela-in-the…

Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism
Steve Striffler — Common Dreams | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-02
The US left's failure to build solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution has opened the way for right-wing efforts to delegitimize Maduro and justify US intervention.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14417

Marco Rubio inflames Twitter by mixing Bible verses with regime change calls
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-02
Florida Senator Marco Rubio's social media output is a real mixed bag. In between odes to regime change in Venezuela and paeans to border security, Rubio dropped in some words from the good book, to mixed reaction. | …
rt.com/usa/455353-marco-rubio-bible-twee…

Corporate Media Demands Trump Further Escalate Tensions With Russia
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-02
(CJ Opinion) — CNN has aired a segment in which pundit Fareed Zakaria tells the network's audience that the US president has "been unwilling to confront Putin in any way on any issue" and asks "will Venezuela be the moment when Trump finally ends his appeasement?" The segment is a near-verbatim reading of Zakaria's Washington Post column from a couple of …

Corporate Media Demands Trump Further Escalate Tensions With Russia

Venezuelan Government Authorizes Expansion of Red Cross Humanitarian Aid
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-02
(VA) — Venezuela's Maduro government has reached an agreement with the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) to scale up the humanitarian organization's activities in the Caribbean country. On Friday, IFRC President Francesco Rocca announced that in two weeks the body will start distributing vital food and medicine to 650,000 people in coordination with Venezuelan authorities. …

Venezuelan Government Authorizes Expansion of Red Cross Humanitarian Aid

The Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-02
Venezuela has become a popular argument against socialism amongst conservatives because of the deep economic crisis it is currently traversing. Defenders of the Bolivarian project, though, say that US sanctions and economic war are to blame for the crisis. Greg Wilpert presents an analysis that tries to take all the factors into account…
therealnews.com/stories/the-origins-of-v…

Venezuela's Maduro Announces Electricity Rationing Plan as Protests Break Out
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-01
Scattered demonstrations took place in parts of Caracas and several provinces as the government tries to address water and electricity shortages.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14415

Hundreds march against NATO
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-01
Washington DC — Hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Square, a park opposite the White House, March 30, to respond to the call to action against NATO, racism and war. The organizers also strongly emphasized the slogan "Hands off Venezuela" to protest the Trump administration and NATO's attempts to overthrow the democratically-elected government of Nicolás Maduro. | The park was full of banners, signs and flags held by protesters who loudly cheered and chanted throughout the program. The chants ranged from, "Hands off Venezuela" to "How do you spell racist? N-A-T-O!" | The speakers each masterfully high…
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Venezuelan Gov't Authorizes Expansion of Red Cross Aid
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-01
Opposition leader Guaido claimed "victory" but government spokespeople say the move has "nothing to do" with US efforts to force in "humanitarian aid."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14416

First day of Legalization for All Network delegation focuses on Chicano struggles in Arizona
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-01
Tucson, AZ – On March 30, the Legalization For All Network completed the first day of an immigrant rights delegation to Arizona and the U.S.-México border. | Members of immigrant rights organizations and a Palestinian liberation movement organization from the Midwest are participating in the delegation. | The first day of the trip was in Tucson, Arizona, where the delegation learned about the history of the U.S.-México border and the struggles of the Chicano people in the Southwest, which was the top half of México until the U.S. invasion of México in 1848. | In the morning, the delegation participated in the 19…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/1/first-day…

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-…

Venezuela: Why is Maduro Still in Power?
Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-01
Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes analyses why Maduro remains in power after recently visiting Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14414

The coup failed. Venezuelans now brace themselves for slow, punishing economic warfare
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-01
The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. Like in 2002, Washington's attempted coup has failed to topple … | Read more The coup failed. Venezuelans now brace themselves for slow, punishing economic warfare. | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/01/the-coup-failed-venezuelans-now-brace-themselves-for-slow-punishing-economic-warfare/

How Big Tech 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…

Maduro Announces Electricity Rationing Plan as Protests Break Out
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-01
(VA) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the implementation of a national electricity rationing plan as rolling blackouts enter their sixth day in the South American country. "I've approved a 30-day plan for [electrical] charge administration [and] equilibrium in the process of generation, secure transmission of service, and usage throughout the country," Maduro declared in a …

Maduro Announces Electricity Rationing Plan as Protests Break Out

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/

Everyone Washington Supports, by Definition, Is a Moderate Centrist
Alan Macleod — FAIR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-31
Alan Macleod looks at how US backed figures get portrayed by the mainstream media, regardless of their true colors.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14413

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

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…