2019-04-19: Social Media Postees

Venezuela's Arreaza Decries Ecuador's Persecution of Patiño
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-19
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned the Ecuadorean government's lawsuit against former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. | RELATED: | Ecuador Issues Interpol Red Notice on Ex-Foreign Minister, Critic of Assange Arrest | "The persecution against leaders of the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador has been constituted…

US-North Korea Summit 3.0? Pyongyang Accuses Pompeo and Bolton of Creating "An Atmosphere of Hostility and Mistrust"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Days earlier, Trump said a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be a good idea. | Two earlier ones achieved virtually nothing toward stepping back from the brink on the Korean peninsula toward regional peace, stability, and normalized …

Russia: US Wants to Revive Monroe Doctrine, Persecute Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-19
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova warned the U.S. government against continuing on the path of antagonism and issuing threats to countries in Latin America. | RELATED: | Maduro: Venezuela to Overcome Sanctions Against Central Bank | "It seems that Washington is looking back on time and plans to return, not even 50 or 60 years ago, but 200, s…

Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-19
On 9 April, The Canary published an on-the-ground article looking at the state of Venezuela's health service. It challenged the corporate media's general representation … | Read more Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system | By John McEvoy…

Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region…

The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: A Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-19
In this interview, VA talks with a member of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas that has worked to build one of Venezuela's flagship urban communes.

U.S. aggression against Venezuela and how do you "eat" that
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-19
"Each number presented here corresponds to the face of a Venezuelan woman, a man, a boy, a girl. It is not only about the economic impact on imports or production, it is about the impact that these economic aggressions have on the guarantee of the human rights of each Venezuelan" –Pasqualina Curcio, The Impact of […] | Source…

Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela
Real News Network | indybay.org | 2019-04-19
See below for an interview on the Trump administration's attempts to gather support in the Caribbean region for its terror campaign against Venezuela.

Nicaragua Calls for Unity in the Face of Unilateral US Sanctions
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-19
Simferopol, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration and unity is a must today to withstand increased U.S. unilateral sanctions against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, a minister of the latter nation underscored on Friday.

US Declares Economic War on Cuba
The Conversation | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-19
(CONVERSATION) — The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962. Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the United States' failed 1961 invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs, national security adviser John Bolton announced the end of virtually …

US Declares Economic War on Cuba

Demanding to Hear Directly From Mueller, Nadler Subpoenas Full, Unredacted Report Friday
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Friday morning that the entire unredacted Mueller Report would be subpoenaed by his committee "in the next couple of hours," reiterating that Democrats are not satisfied with the Trump administration's suggestion that the report is a closed matter. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

"Militarized Capitalism": Trump Regime Hardliners Want Venezuela to Become Another Honduras
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
Under US installed rule, Honduras is Latin America's death squad capital. Anthropologist Adrienne Pine calls horrific abuses in the country "invisible genocide." | Other than active war theaters, Honduras is "the most violent country on the planet," she earlier said, its …

US 'Tightens Noose' on Cuba
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
Sec. of State Pompeo announced that Cuban Americans and US citizens who lost property after Cuba's 1959 revolution can now sue companies that have benefitted from this property. This represents an important intensification of sanctions on Cuba, says Jeb Sprague…

Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"
The Real News Network | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested that the Trump administration would not rule out going to war with Iran even though there is no explicit authorization from Congress to do so. Pompeo said this in the context …

Is the United States Giving up on Its Project in Venezuela?
Peter Koenig | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-18
Juan Guaido was never able to mobilize the crowds as Washington expected. Guaido, a US lackey in the first place, lacks any charisma. He does not appeal even to the majority of Venezuela's opposition. So, he is a dead horse. Bad choice by Washington.

Who are Venezuela's colectivos?
Federico Fuentes | mronline.org | 2019-04-18
The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela's colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out. | Source…

US Sanctions Venezuela's Central Bank
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-18
The latest sanctions are meant to limit Venezuela's access to US dollars.

The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela speaking to parts of the … | Read more The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw. | By John McEvoy…

Defending Venezuela: Two Approaches
Chris Gilbert ‚Äê Monthly Review Online | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-18
Chris Gilbert argues that solidarity movements defending Venezuela's sovereignty should also engage with the revolutionary proposals of the Bolivarian process.

Secret IDB Proposal Would Give $48 Billion Infusion to Boost Venezuela's Economy — but Only After Regime Change
Rafael Moro Martins | theintercept.com | 2019-04-18
The plan would allow a new government to win over the public — while privatizing Venezuela's public assets.

How the Pentagon and CIA push Venezuela regime-change propaganda in video games
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2019-04-17
The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations of Venezeula's socialist leader and sabotage of its electrical infrastructure. | Source…

CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring "Operation Condor" To Europe
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
Operation Condor itself was a largely Western invention that was imposed on Latin America through a series of military coups, which again were backed by Western governments.

Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-17
In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications…

Unprecedented US Efforts to Expel Venezuela's Representative to the UN
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-17
In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration, under VP Pence, is making an all-out effort to have the UN expel Venezuela's ambassador to the UN…

The Latin American left's setbacks: what does it all mean?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-17
Steve Ellner and Alan Freeman talk about the Pink Tide and what came after in Venezuela and in the Latin American region. | Source…

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Naomi Klein | theintercept.com | 2019-04-17
Today, The Intercept launches "A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it's a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves? | What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then? | This is a project unlike any we have done before, cr…

Asesores de Trump se reúnen en Washington para evaluar ataque militar contra Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-16
EXCLUSIVA: Alejado de la mirada pública, el CSIS presidió reunión de alto nivel, y off the record, para explorar opciones…

The Latin American Left's Setbacks: What Does It All Mean?
Alan Freeman — Canadian Dimension | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-16
Steve Ellner and Alan Freeman talk about the Pink Tide and what came after in Venezuela and in the Latin American region.

Defending Venezuela: Two Approaches
Chris Gilbert | mronline.org | 2019-04-16
The law of diminishing returns does not have to operate in the field of international solidarity. | Source…

VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-15
The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations…

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

Venezuela: Canada Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Pompeo Vows to 'Tighten Noose'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-15
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Lima Group have pledged more sanctions against Venezuela.

Who Are Venezuela's Colectivos?
Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-15
Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes recently visited Venezuela, and offers his account on the famed "colectivos" who are so demonized by the mainstream press.

US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-14
EXCLUSIVE: Away from the public eye, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank hosted a top-level, off-the-record…

Por qué las mujeres defienden la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela
Claudia Andrade | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-13
"Los dolores del mundo son más grandes para las mujeres … y aún más grandes para las mujeres de la clase popular, de la clase más pobre" dijo Hugo Chávez en un discurso en 2012.

Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of 'chaos' in Libya
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan's protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan; continued fighting in Libya's capital; and an update on Colombia's peace process.

Is the U.S. Prepared to Accept a Defeat in Venezuela?
Marco Teruggi, Pagina 12 | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-12
Analyst Marco Teruggi takes stock of the US-backed coup attempt and discusses what comes next.

Can the Bolivarian Revolution Survive the Venezuelan Crisis?
ROAR Collective | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-12
Creating the space for and allowing the Bolivarian Revolution to flourish is perhaps the most important achievement of Venezuela's Chavista government — but can it survive the current crisis? Dario Azzellini, George Ciccarello-Maher and VA's Cira Pascual Marquina opine in this abridged ROAR compendium.

Who are Venezuela's colectivos?
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela's colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out. | As we walked around the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas, an announcement came through Cucaracho's walkie talkie: "We are in a war and the main target of this offensive is the popular movements, the colectivos. This is no coincidence: they know the colectivos are their main obstacle and 23 de Enero is the tip of the iceberg." | Cucaracho — "that's what they call me" — is a member of the…

US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-11
Diplomatic battles rage on at international bodies such as the UNSC, the OAS and the IMF.

OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-10
In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…

Venezuela: New Power Outage as Oil Output Plummets
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-10
Venezuela's oil output fell significantly in March as a result of electricity problems and US sanctions.

Did NY Times Violate Its Own Ethics Code to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-09
After the New York Times was slammed for obscuring comedian Joanna Hausmann's family ties to the Guaido shadow regime, her…

Socialism Has to Be Feminist or It Won't Be Emancipatory: A Conversation with Indhira Libertad Rodriguez
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-08
In this interview, a young feminist intellectual looks at how feminism intersects with the anti-imperialist and anticapitalist struggles.

UN Rapporteur: US Sanctions on Venezuela Are 'Blunt' Way to Engineer Regime Change, Causing Blanket Starvation
Michael Selby-Green | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-08
US sanctions against Venezuela are like "going into microsurgery with a kitchen knife" and are holding an entire population hostage,…

Over 40 Groups Call on Congress to Oppose Sanctions, Military Intervention
Various | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-08
Several US groups are pressuring Congress to oppose sanctions and military intervention against Venezuela.

Venezuela: US Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Rival Marches Held
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-08
Washington further tightened the screws on Venezuela's oil industry Friday.

Afro-Venezuelans and the Bolivarian Revolution: A Discussion with Akinyele Umoja
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-04-04
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…

Guaido's Parliamentary Immunity Revoked as Maduro Sacks Electricity Minister
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-03
The measure paves the way for criminal proceedings to be brought against the opposition leader.

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.