Daily Archives: May 5, 2019

2019-05-05: News Headlines

teleSUR, LA (2019-05-05). Where Is Guaido? Coup Leader Doesn't Show Up To Own Protest. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan people have rejected the recent call promoted this Saturday by the leaders of the far-right to demonstrate in front of the main military barracks of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | 7 Honor Guard Missing After Helicopter Crash in El Hatillo | Following the failed coup attempt against the legitimate President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, several supporters of the opposition held a demonstration in which its own leader Juan Guaido was absent from. | Supporters…

teleSUR (2019-05-05). AOC Refuses To Condemn Venezuela Coup. telesurenglish.net U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, has said she will follow the Democratic Party's leadership in regards to Venezuela, and refused to back President Maduro as the legitimate President of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | Trump's Neocon Administration Want War in Venezuela: Gabbard | Ocasio Cortez, sometimes referred to as AOC, was asked in an interview with the National Review if she sees President Maduro as legitimate, fo…

Imagine a Socialist U.S.A. (2019-05-05). Venezuela Celebrates May Day 2019. indybay.org The May Day 2019 march inspires dreams of a socialist U.S.A. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEIubp9KpCo or | venezuelanalysis.com/video/14466e

teleSUR (2019-05-05). Syrian, Iraqi Forces Conduct Joint Border Op Against ISIS. telesurenglish.net The Syrian government forces and Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces have banned together to conduct a joint military operation along their shared border, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Friday. | RELATED: | US Wants To Carve Up Venezuela Like Syria and Libya: Russia | The operation began on Friday morning and targeted the areas used by the Islamic State to infiltrate between the two neighboring Middle Eastern nations. | On Saturday, the Popular Mobilization Forces announ…

Dan Bacher (2019-05-05). Psyops 101: How Big Oil Infiltrates Public Discourse to Manipulate & Deceive. indybay.org This article is based on an Earth Day presentation that I made at the Events Center at Chabot College on April 25 at the invitation of physics professor Nick Alexander. | Photo of Extinction Rebellion protest banner en route from the State Capitol in Sacramento to the Western States Petroleum Association Office on April 22 by Dan Bacher.

South Front (2019-05-04). Fabricated Media Rumors: "Russian Nukes Deployed", "Cuban Intelligence Threatening Venezuelan Democracy" globalresearch.ca By May 3, another attempt of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro had failed. | So-called "Operación Libertad", which started on April 30 as an attempt to seize power by force with …

RT (2019-05-04). Pro Guaido supporters harass journalists, anti-war activists outside Venezuela's US embassy (VIDEOS). rt.com Journalists covering the standoff at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC have been harassed by a group of Juan Guaido supporters, who demand that the 'Embassy Civilian Protection Collective' vacate the diplomatic building.

Eric Margolis (2019-05-04). Sure. Let's Invade Venezuela. Another Jolly Little War. commondreams.org White House National Security Advisor John Bolton talks to reporters outside of the White House West Wing April 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Bolton answered questions about the security and political turmoil in Venezuela and called for a peaceful transition to a government controlled by acting President Juan Guaido. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fight Back (2019-05-04). Venezuela: FRSO joins celebration of the life of Augusto Sandino. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – The delegation from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) attended a ceremony in the 23 de Enero neighborhood in Caracas for the 90th anniversary of the "Plan to Realize the Great Dream of Bolivar." The Plan was written by Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto Sandino during his armed struggle against the U.S. occupation of his country. Among the event's attendees was Yaosca Calderon Martin, the Nicaraguan ambassador to Venezuela, along with veterans of the Sandinista struggle in the 1970s and 1980s. | The event was organized by the Coordinadora Simon Bolivar, a revolutionary organiz…

Staff (2019-05-04). The Calm After the Storm in Venezuela: Opposition and Government Measure Support in Streets. therealnews.com It would seem that the April 30th coup effort by Juan Guaidó backfired and energized the Chavista base while it demoralized the opposition. Mike Fox reports from Caracas…

teleSUR (2019-05-04). 7 Venezuelan Honor Guard Missing After Helicopter Crash in El Hatillo. telesurenglish.net Seven members of Venezuela's honor guard went missing after a military helicopter carrying crew and passengers crashed to the ground in El Hatillo, Venezuela, an official communique reported Saturday. | RELATED: | Ambush on Venezuelan Military Commission Leave 3 Dead | The Cougar Siglas helicopter was covering the Caracas to San Carlos Cojedes route when the incident occurred. | The official statement read, "At the moment authorities are meeting at the site of the accident, pe…

Fight Back (2019-05-04). Eyewitness Venezuela: FRSO meets with Minister of Communes. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – The delegation from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) had the honor May 2 of meeting with Blanca Eekhout, Minister of Communes and Social Movements and a member of the National Directorate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). | Despite having lost her voice during the massive May Day demonstration, she spoke with the FRSO members for nearly two hours about the experiences of the Bolivarian Revolution and the struggles in the United States. | Minister Eekhout talked with the delegation about President Maduro's call for a rectification process during his May Day…

teleSUR (2019-05-04). Venezuela: Socialist Party Headquarters Torched, Attacked. telesurenglish.net The local headquarters of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in San Agustin, Caracas, was the scene of arson early Saturday morning in an act of targeted violence. | RELATED: | Pence Tries to Dismiss Ilhan Omar on Venezuela, Fails Miserably | "Violent opposition groups set fire to the local headquarters. … They lit several tire…

Staff (2019-05-04). At Venezuelan Protest, Opposition's Frustration Shows. truthdig.com CARACAS, Venezuela—When a protester handed over a written appeal for the military's support on Saturday, a Venezuelan policeman burned the document and let the ashes fall to the ground. | The armed forces "won't be blackmailed or bought," said a second officer standing nearby. | Benito Rodriguez fumed as he watched the events unfold. | "It's a humiliation," said Rodriguez, a demonstrator who had joined a crowd of about 150 protesters gathered near La Casona, a residence historically used by Venezuelan presidents. | The scene highlights the uphill battle now facing opponents of President Nicolás Maduro who h…

teleSUR (2019-05-04). South Africa: Ramaphosa Heading for Another Electoral Victory. telesurenglish.net A few days before the next May 8 presidential elections, the polls award 59 percent of the votes to Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's current president and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party candidate. The Democratic Alliance (DA), a party traditionally associated with conservative white voters is expected to receive about 20 percent of the votes. | RELATED:…

teleSUR (2019-05-04). Cuban FM: US Creates Lies to Up Aggression Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez says the United States administration under President Donald Trump is creating lies around his country in order to escalate aggression against Venezuela. | RELATED: | 'Enough with Threats, Ultimatums,' Cuba Tells US | In a Friday afternoon tweet Rodriguez said: "Among the most infamous lies by top #US officials are claiming presence of "Cuban troops" in #Venezuela; labeling more than 20000 Cuban cooperation workers in that country as "thugs" and accusing Cu…

Tyler Durden (2019-05-04). Lindsey Graham Wants Aircraft Carrier to Confront Russians and Cubans in Venezuela. theantimedia.com (ZH) — No, it doesn't appear to be mere hyperbole, considering it's the well-known neocon uber-hawk senator from South Carolina, who like the late John McCain would never waist precious opportunity to put the USA firmly on the war path. Addressing recent reports that Cuba and Russia have sent troops to Venezuela to prop up embattled President Nicolas …

Bill Van Auken (2019-05-04). Media Lies in Service of War for Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Tuesday's abortive coup attempt initiated by the US puppet and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó in Venezuela has served once again to expose the criminal role of the US corporate media. | Guaidó's video of himself and Leopoldo Lopez, the leader …

teleSUR (2019-05-04). Ambush on Venezuelan Military Commission Leaves 3 Dead. telesurenglish.net An attack on military commission left three troops dead in Venezuela. An unrecognized group of heavily armed people ambushed a mixed military commission early this Saturday morning. | RELATED | Bolivarian Militias are Honored Today Across Venezuela | An ambush against a mixed military commission in the early hours of Saturday left three troops dead on the Magdaleno Highway in the city of Palo Negro in the state of Aragua, Venezuela. | The Venezuelan Minister of Defense condemned these…

teleSUR (2019-05-04). Russian Foreign Minister to Meet Venezuela's Arreaza Sunday. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza Sunday in Moscow, Interfax reported Saturday citing the Russian foreign ministry. | RELATED: | US Seeks Meeting with Russia to Talk About Venezuela Situation | The meeting will take place ahead of rare face-to-face talks between Lavrov and United St…

Consortiumnews (2019-05-04). Activists at Venezuelan Embassy Under Threat From Violent Mobs. consortiumnews.com Activists who have been living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington have called on the State Dept. and Secret Service to stop violent mobs from attacking them. Activists who have been living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington are reporting… Read more →

Michael Welch (2019-05-04). Ukraine's Post-Maidan "Democratic Deficit" globalresearch.ca Notice to our readers: This week's interview guest Eva Bartlett will be speaking in Edmonton on Saturday May 4th at 7: 30pm at the Ukrainian Centre at 11018 97 Street. | She will also speak in Vancouver on Sunday May 5th …

RT (2019-05-04). MSM melts down as Trump talks Venezuela with Putin… and 'feels same way'. rt.com America's most trusted talking heads are in meltdown mode, once again accusing Donald Trump of taking orders from Vladimir Putin, after the US leader was seemingly too soft with the Russian president in a recent phone call. |

Staff (2019-05-04). A Growing Number of US Flood Survivors Seek Answers. truthout.org Susan Liley didn't set out to become an activist. "A grandma, that's all I am," she says. But when her hometown of De Soto, Missouri, flooded four times in three years, Liley felt called to act. | After the first couple of floods, Liley did what she could do to help her neighbors: She dragged waterlogged furniture from a friend's home and delivered eggs from her chickens to those without electricity. But the third time around, Liley says, "I got mad." | Across the U.S., flood survivors are growing in number and — like Liley — they're getting mad and fighting back. From city streets to subdivisions…

Eds. (2019-05-04). It's only a coup if the U.S. Government says so. mronline.org Media side with Trump cronies rather than common sense in labeling coup a 'protest'. | Source

RT (2019-05-04). Lee Camp ponders Pompeo's CIA lies & Guaido's embassy-storming goons (VIDEO). rt.com American comedian Lee Camp dove into this week's most eye-catching headlines, tearing apart bizarre comments made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and weighing in on right-wingers laying siege to the Venezuelan Embassy.

Eds. (2019-05-04). Chavez the Radical XXI: socialism must be created at the grassroots level. mronline.org In this installment of Tatuy TV's "Chavez the Radical," Chavez discussed the role of the commune in the construction of socialism in Venezuela. | Source

susan_p (2019-05-03). Venezuela: Another coup fails. greenleft.org.au "Interim President" Juan Guaido and right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez spearheaded an unsuccessful coup attempt in Caracas on April 30. | The thwarted uprising started in the early morning hours when renegade military and intelligence officers reportedly released Lopez from house arrest. Lopez then joined Guaido and a handful of soldiers on the Altamira overpass in east Caracas, outside the Francisco de Miranda airbase, known as La Carlota. | Lopez and Guaido released videos on social media, call…

Paul Dobson (2019-05-03). Venezuela: Lopez Arrest Warrant Issued as Military Show Strength for Maduro. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's judicial authorities have issued a new arrest warrant for fugitive opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez following his escape from house arrest early Tuesday morning. | Caracas' Fifth Court revoked Lopez's house arrest Thursday and ordered his immediate detention, indicating that once …

Maicol David Lynch (2019-05-03). Venezuela on the cusp of a coup: An eye-witness visitor reports. peoplesworld.org CARACAS, Venezuela—"I don't care for Maduro as a leader, but I'm all for socialism!" This was the response I received time and time again from the so-called "opposition" to the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) headed by Nicolás Maduro during my 14-day visit in the country last month. I was sent to Venezuela as …

Whitney Webb (2019-05-03). Anti-War Voices on Both Sides Warn of Coming CIA Provocation to Kill Guaidó, Blame Maduro. mintpressnews.com With Guaidó rapidly losing momentum and credibility after Tuesday's failed coup, López and his U.S. backers may turn on their own if they think it will benefit or energize their cause or if it could be used to set the stage for foreign military intervention.

Walter Smolarek (2019-05-03). Venezuela embassy protectors stand strong against coup supporters' attacks. liberationnews.org Despite escalating violence carried out by supporters of the coup attempt, anti-war organizers residing in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are standing strong with the support of steadfast activists outside the building.

Peter Koenig (2019-05-03). Venezuela: Another Failed Coup Attempt. dissidentvoice.org In the early morning hours of 30 April, 2019, the self-declared "Interim President", Juan Guaidó, launched what at first sight appeared to be a military coup — Guaidó calls it "Operation Freedom" (sounds very much like a Washington-invented title) — against the democratically elected, legitimate government of Nicolas Maduro. With two dozen of defected armed …

Democracy Now! (2019-05-03). Headlines for May 3, 2019. democracynow.org Pelosi Accuses Barr of Lying to Congress over Mueller Report, Rep. Nadler Threatens to Hold Barr in Contempt, Over a Million Evacuate as Cyclone Slams Northeastern India, Venezuela Court Orders Arrest of Opposition Leader Leopoldo López, Two Activists Arrested Outside Venezuelan Embassy in D.C., EU Threatens to Sue U.S. over New Restrictions on Cuba, Senate Fails to Overturn Trump Veto on Yemen War, Assange to Fight Extradition to the United States, Pentagon Accused of Killing 10x as Many Civilians Overseas as Acknowledged in New Report, Report: U.S. Military Spending Is Higher Than Next Eight Countries Combined,…

susan_p (2019-05-03). US sanctions have killed more than 40,000 people in Venezuela. greenleft.org.au US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in 2017 contributed to the deaths of more than 40,000 people last year, according to a new report — and this figure is set to rise due to the latest round of sanctions. | According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research report co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot, the 2017 sanctions deprived Venezuela of billions of dollars it needed to pay for essential food and medicine, leading to a rise in disease and mortality and the displacement of millions seeking to flee the worsening situation. | The report states: "The sanctions exacerbated Venezuela'

Vijay Prashad (2019-05-03). We thought it was merely a stone, but it carried away our wealth. mronline.org n Venezuela, the political leadership of the oligarchy beg for the men in green to set aside the Constitution, as Juan Guiadó and the Venezuelan right-wing opposition attempted a military coup in Venezuela this Tuesday. | Source

WSWS (2019-05-03). German government backs attempted right-wing coup in Venezuela. wsws.org In a joint press release with the far-right Brazilian government, the German Foreign Ministry gave its unconditional backing to the criminal attempted coup in Venezuela.

Staff (2019-05-03). Trump, Putin Discuss Nuclear Pacts, Mueller Report in Hour-Long Call. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than an hour Friday about nuclear weapons agreements, the conflict in Venezuela, North Korea and also briefly about special counsel Robert Mueller's just completed report on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. | "They had a very good discussion. Spoke for a little over an hour," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at the White House. "They discussed nuclear agreements, both new and extended, with the possibility of having conversations with China on that front as well." | "There was a discussi…

Fight Back (2019-05-03). New Yorkers celebrate May Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – On May 1, hundreds of people in New York City celebrated on International Workers' Day. The day was kicked off in Harlem, where a rally for the laundry workers was held as they demanded better working conditions. The day continued at a Trump Tower on Wall Street. Hundreds gathered near the Stock Exchange under the banner "No walls in the workers struggle." | Speeches centered on the different struggles workers are currently facing in the United States and abroad. Many of the speakers also brought up Venezuela and how we need to keep fighting against U.S. intervention. | Once the program ended, th…

susan_p (2019-05-03). Venezuelan economist: 'Hyperinflation is a powerful imperialist weapon'. greenleft.org.au Much is made in the media of Venezuela's deep economic crisis. But why does Venezuela have the world's highest inflation rate and what impacts have the sanctions really had on the country? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes spoke to Venezuelan economist Pascualina Curcio, from the Simón Bolívar University, to find out more. | Hyperinflation is a grave problem in Venezuela, but its causes are less clear. How do you explain it?: | The determinant cause of hyperinflation in Venezuela is the political manipulation by third parties of the exchange rate between the bolívar [Bs, Venezuela's local currency] and…

Alan Macleod (2019-05-03). MintCast Episode 2: Failed Coup in Venezuela, Forgotten US Atrocities in the Koreas, and Joe Biden's Race Problem. mintpressnews.com MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss current events in Sri Lanka, France and Venezuela and also delve into U.S. efforts to hide the real history of the Korean War, as well as Joe Biden's history of teaming up with notorious American racists.

Bertha Mojena Milián (2019-05-03). U.S. Lies to Justify Further Attacks on Cuba. globalresearch.ca In statements to the press on Wednesday afternoon, the Cuban Foreign Ministry's Deputy Director for the United States, Johana Tablada, reiterated that "Cuba does not participate with military troops or personnel in military operations in Venezuela" | *** | "There are no …

Jake Johnson (2019-05-03). Pointing to Disastrous History, Sanders Warns Against Military Action in Venezuela. theantimedia.com (CD) — Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday condemned the Trump administration's threats to take military action in support of right-wing coup plotters in Venezuela. The Vermont senator joined the chorus of progressive members of Congress and advocacy groups warning that U.S. intervention would only worsen political turmoil in Venezuela—and could potentially spark an all-out civil war. "The Trump administration …

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-03). The US/NATO Orchestration of the 2014 Maidan Coup in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 9 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …

John McEvoy (2019-05-03). Explosive new book dissects the soft coup that brought fascism to Brazil. thecanary.co On 28 October 2018, Brazil elected a fascist, racist, sexist, and homophobic president. And an explosive new book delves into how that happened, providing a crucial point of reference for resistance in the process. | Washingt…

Jorge Martín (2019-05-03). Guaidó's botched coup—what does it mean and what's next? mronline.org Jorge Martin looks at some of the reasons why the April 30 attempted coup failed, as well as examining Guaido's claim that he controls the military. | Source

Max Blumenthal (2019-05-02). DC Embassy Protectors Force Guaido's Shadow Ambassador to Flee in Failure as Coup Flops in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com A group of determined US activists forced Juan Guaido's shadow ambassador, Carlos Vecchio, to flee from a rally that was supposed to mark his triumphant entry into the Venezuelan embassy in Washington.

Max Blumenthal (2019-05-02). DC embassy protectors force Guaido's shadow ambassador to flee in failure as coup flops in Venezuela. thegrayzone.com A group of determined US activists forced Juan Guaido's shadow ambassador, Carlos Vecchio, to flee from a rally that was…

Fight Back (2019-05-02). Eyewitness Venezuela: 400,000 workers rally for May Day in Caracas. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – On May 1, May Day, in the heart of downtown, 400,000 workers poured into the streets for two reasons: to honor their day, International Workers Day; and to celebrate the defeat of the coup attempt against their elected president Nicolas Maduro. | The energy was incredible in what can only be described as a victory rally, as the working class has defeated every attack inflicted against it by imperialism in the past 20 years. Workers marched in their work uniforms, behind the banners of their socialist unions – miners, oil workers, cement workers, teachers and all other sectors of the economy.

Whitney Webb (2019-05-02). Having Admitted to "Lying" and "Cheating" while CIA Director, Pompeo Drops Another Whopper after Failed Venezuelan Coup. mintpressnews.com The lack of scrutiny given by the mainstream media to Bolton and Pompeo's claims is yet another troubling sign of the transformation of many mainstream media outlets into faithful government stenographers.

2019-05-05: Social Media Postees

Where Is Guaido? Coup Leader Doesn't Show Up To Own Protest
teleSUR, LA | telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-05
The Venezuelan people have rejected the recent call promoted this Saturday by the leaders of the far-right to demonstrate in front of the main military barracks of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | 7 Honor Guard Missing After Helicopter Crash in El Hatillo | Following the failed coup attempt against the legitimate President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, several supporters of the opposition held a demonstration in which its own leader Juan Guaido was absent from. | Supporters…
telesurenglish.net/news/Where-Is-Guaido-…

AOC Refuses To Condemn Venezuela Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-05
U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, has said she will follow the Democratic Party's leadership in regards to Venezuela, and refused to back President Maduro as the legitimate President of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | Trump's Neocon Administration Want War in Venezuela: Gabbard | Ocasio Cortez, sometimes referred to as AOC, was asked in an interview with the National Review if she sees President Maduro as legitimate, fo…
telesurenglish.net/news/AOC-Refuses-To-C…

Venezuela Celebrates May Day 2019
Imagine a Socialist U.S.A. | indybay.org | 2019-05-05
The May Day 2019 march inspires dreams of a socialist U.S.A. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEIubp9KpCo or | venezuelanalysis.com/video/14466e
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/04/1882320…

Syrian, Iraqi Forces Conduct Joint Border Op Against ISIS
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-05
The Syrian government forces and Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces have banned together to conduct a joint military operation along their shared border, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Friday. | RELATED: | US Wants To Carve Up Venezuela Like Syria and Libya: Russia | The operation began on Friday morning and targeted the areas used by the Islamic State to infiltrate between the two neighboring Middle Eastern nations. | On Saturday, the Popular Mobilization Forces announ…
telesurenglish.net/news/Syrian-Iraqi-For…

Psyops 101: How Big Oil Infiltrates Public Discourse to Manipulate & Deceive
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-05-05
This article is based on an Earth Day presentation that I made at the Events Center at Chabot College on April 25 at the invitation of physics professor Nick Alexander. | Photo of Extinction Rebellion protest banner en route from the State Capitol in Sacramento to the Western States Petroleum Association Office on April 22 by Dan Bacher.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/04/1882317…

7 Venezuelan Honor Guard Missing After Helicopter Crash in El Hatillo
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-04
Seven members of Venezuela's honor guard went missing after a military helicopter carrying crew and passengers crashed to the ground in El Hatillo, Venezuela, an official communique reported Saturday. | RELATED: | Ambush on Venezuelan Military Commission Leave 3 Dead | The Cougar Siglas helicopter was covering the Caracas to San Carlos Cojedes route when the incident occurred. | The official statement read, "At the moment authorities are meeting at the site of the accident, pe…
telesurenglish.net/news/7-Honor-Guard-Mi…

At Venezuelan Protest, Opposition's Frustration Shows
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-04
CARACAS, Venezuela–When a protester handed over a written appeal for the military's support on Saturday, a Venezuelan policeman burned the document and let the ashes fall to the ground. | The armed forces "won't be blackmailed or bought," said a second officer standing nearby. | Benito Rodriguez fumed as he watched the events unfold. | "It's a humiliation," said Rodriguez, a demonstrator who had joined a crowd of about 150 protesters gathered near La Casona, a residence historically used by Venezuelan presidents. | The scene highlights the uphill battle now facing opponents of President Nicolás Maduro who h…
truthdig.com/articles/at-venezuelan-prot…

Venezuela: Socialist Party Headquarters Torched, Attacked
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-04
The local headquarters of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in San Agustin, Caracas, was the scene of arson early Saturday morning in an act of targeted violence. | RELATED: | Pence Tries to Dismiss Ilhan Omar on Venezuela, Fails Miserably | "Violent opposition groups set fire to the local headquarters. … They lit several tire…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Social…

The Calm After the Storm in Venezuela: Opposition and Government Measure Support in Streets
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-04
It would seem that the April 30th coup effort by Juan Guaidó backfired and energized the Chavista base while it demoralized the opposition. Mike Fox reports from Caracas…
therealnews.com/stories/the-calm-after-t…

Venezuela: FRSO joins celebration of the life of Augusto Sandino
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-04
Caracas, Venezuela – The delegation from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) attended a ceremony in the 23 de Enero neighborhood in Caracas for the 90th anniversary of the "Plan to Realize the Great Dream of Bolivar." The Plan was written by Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto Sandino during his armed struggle against the U.S. occupation of his country. Among the event's attendees was Yaosca Calderon Martin, the Nicaraguan ambassador to Venezuela, along with veterans of the Sandinista struggle in the 1970s and 1980s. | The event was organized by the Coordinadora Simon Bolivar, a revolutionary organiz…
fightbacknews.org/2019/5/4/venezuela-frs…

Eyewitness Venezuela: FRSO meets with Minister of Communes
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-04
Caracas, Venezuela – The delegation from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) had the honor May 2 of meeting with Blanca Eekhout, Minister of Communes and Social Movements and a member of the National Directorate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). | Despite having lost her voice during the massive May Day demonstration, she spoke with the FRSO members for nearly two hours about the experiences of the Bolivarian Revolution and the struggles in the United States. | Minister Eekhout talked with the delegation about President Maduro's call for a rectification process during his May Day…
fightbacknews.org/2019/5/4/eyewitness-ve…

Lee Camp ponders Pompeo's CIA lies & Guaido's embassy-storming goons (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-05-04
American comedian Lee Camp dove into this week's most eye-catching headlines, tearing apart bizarre comments made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and weighing in on right-wingers laying siege to the Venezuelan Embassy. | …
rt.com/usa/458372-lee-camp-venezuela-ass…

Fabricated Media Rumors: "Russian Nukes Deployed", "Cuban Intelligence Threatening Venezuelan Democracy"
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
By May 3, another attempt of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro had failed. | So-called "Operación Libertad", which started on April 30 as an attempt to seize power by force with …
globalresearch.ca/russian-nukes-cuban-in…

Sure. Let's Invade Venezuela. Another Jolly Little War
Eric Margolis | commondreams.org | 2019-05-04
White House National Security Advisor John Bolton talks to reporters outside of the White House West Wing April 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Bolton answered questions about the security and political turmoil in Venezuela and called for a peaceful transition to a government controlled by acting President Juan Guaido. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pro Guaido supporters harass journalists, anti-war activists outside Venezuela's US embassy (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2019-05-04
Journalists covering the standoff at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC have been harassed by a group of Juan Guaido supporters, who demand that the 'Embassy Civilian Protection Collective' vacate the diplomatic building. | …
rt.com/usa/458339-venezuela-embassy-stan…

MSM melts down as Trump talks Venezuela with Putin… and 'feels same way'
rt.com | 2019-05-04
America's most trusted talking heads are in meltdown mode, once again accusing Donald Trump of taking orders from Vladimir Putin, after the US leader was seemingly too soft with the Russian president in a recent phone call. | …
rt.com/usa/458367-media-meltdown-trump-p…

Media Lies in Service of War for Regime Change in Venezuela
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
Tuesday's abortive coup attempt initiated by the US puppet and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó in Venezuela has served once again to expose the criminal role of the US corporate media. | Guaidó's video of himself and Leopoldo Lopez, the leader …
globalresearch.ca/media-lies-service-war…

Cuban FM: US Creates Lies to Up Aggression Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-04
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez says the United States administration under President Donald Trump is creating lies around his country in order to escalate aggression against Venezuela. | RELATED: | 'Enough with Threats, Ultimatums,' Cuba Tells US | In a Friday afternoon tweet Rodriguez said: "Among the most infamous lies by top #US officials are claiming presence of "Cuban troops" in #Venezuela; labeling more than 20000 Cuban cooperation workers in that country as "thugs" and accusing Cu…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuban-FM-US-Crea…

Chavez the Radical XXI: socialism must be created at the grassroots level
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-04
In this installment of Tatuy TV's "Chavez the Radical," Chavez discussed the role of the commune in the construction of socialism in Venezuela. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/04/chavez-the-radic…

Lindsey Graham Wants Aircraft Carrier to Confront Russians and Cubans in Venezuela
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-04
(ZH) — No, it doesn't appear to be mere hyperbole, considering it's the well-known neocon uber-hawk senator from South Carolina, who like the late John McCain would never waist precious opportunity to put the USA firmly on the war path. Addressing recent reports that Cuba and Russia have sent troops to Venezuela to prop up embattled President Nicolas …

Lindsey Graham Wants Aircraft Carrier to Confront Russians and Cubans in Venezuela

Activists at Venezuelan Embassy Under Threat From Violent Mobs
consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-04
Activists who have been living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington have called on the State Dept. and Secret Service to stop violent mobs from attacking them. Activists who have been living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington are reporting… Read more ?…
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Ambush on Venezuelan Military Commission Leaves 3 Dead
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-04
An attack on military commission left three troops dead in Venezuela. An unrecognized group of heavily armed people ambushed a mixed military commission early this Saturday morning. | RELATED | Bolivarian Militias are Honored Today Across Venezuela | An ambush against a mixed military commission in the early hours of Saturday left three troops dead on the Magdaleno Highway in the city of Palo Negro in the state of Aragua, Venezuela. | The Venezuelan Minister of Defense condemned these…
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Russian Foreign Minister to Meet Venezuela's Arreaza Sunday
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-04
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza Sunday in Moscow, Interfax reported Saturday citing the Russian foreign ministry. | RELATED: | US Seeks Meeting with Russia to Talk About Venezuela Situation | The meeting will take place ahead of rare face-to-face talks between Lavrov and United St…
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Mexican Police Arrest Suspected Author of Minatitlan Massacre
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-04
A man suspected of orchestrating the deadly Minatitlan massacre which took the lives of 14 people on April 19 was apprehended by Mexican police Saturday. | RELATED: | AMLO Plans to Abandon 'Prohibitionist Model,' Legalize Drug Use | Adrian Fernandez, alias "El Pelon," was arrested outside the Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) facilities in Coatzacoalcos city, s…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexican-Police-A…

A Growing Number of US Flood Survivors Seek Answers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-04
Susan Liley didn't set out to become an activist. "A grandma, that's all I am," she says. But when her hometown of De Soto, Missouri, flooded four times in three years, Liley felt called to act. | After the first couple of floods, Liley did what she could do to help her neighbors: She dragged waterlogged furniture from a friend's home and delivered eggs from her chickens to those without electricity. But the third time around, Liley says, "I got mad." | Across the U.S., flood survivors are growing in number and — like Liley — they're getting mad and fighting back. From city streets to subdivisions…
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It's only a coup if the U.S. Government says so
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-04
Media side with Trump cronies rather than common sense in labeling coup a 'protest'. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/04/its-only-a-coup-…

Venezuela: Lopez Arrest Warrant Issued as Military Show Strength for Maduro
Paul Dobson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
Venezuela's judicial authorities have issued a new arrest warrant for fugitive opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez following his escape from house arrest early Tuesday morning. | Caracas' Fifth Court revoked Lopez's house arrest Thursday and ordered his immediate detention, indicating that once …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-lopez-arrest…

Venezuela: Another coup fails
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-03
"Interim President" Juan Guaido and right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez spearheaded an unsuccessful coup attempt in Caracas on April 30. | The thwarted uprising started in the early morning hours when renegade military and intelligence officers reportedly released Lopez from house arrest. Lopez then joined Guaido and a handful of soldiers on the Altamira overpass in east Caracas, outside the Francisco de Miranda airbase, known as La Carlota. | Lopez and Guaido released videos on social media, call…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-another-coup-fails

Venezuela on the cusp of a coup: An eye-witness visitor reports
Maicol David Lynch | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-03
CARACAS, Venezuela–"I don't care for Maduro as a leader, but I'm all for socialism!" This was the response I received time and time again from the so-called "opposition" to the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) headed by Nicolás Maduro during my 14-day visit in the country last month. I was sent to Venezuela as …
peoplesworld.org/article/venezuela-on-th…

Guaidó's botched coup–what does it mean and what's next?
Jorge Martín | mronline.org | 2019-05-03
Jorge Martin looks at some of the reasons why the April 30 attempted coup failed, as well as examining Guaido's claim that he controls the military. | Source…
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Anti-War Voices on Both Sides Warn of Coming CIA Provocation to Kill Guaidó, Blame Maduro
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-03
With Guaidó rapidly losing momentum and credibility after Tuesday's failed coup, López and his U.S. backers may turn on their own if they think it will benefit or energize their cause or if it could be used to set the stage for foreign military intervention.
mintpressnews.com/anti-war-voices-warn-o…

MintCast Episode 2: Failed Coup in Venezuela, Forgotten US Atrocities in the Koreas, and Joe Biden's Race Problem
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-03
MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss current events in Sri Lanka, France and Venezuela and also delve into U.S. efforts to hide the real history of the Korean War, as well as Joe Biden's history of teaming up with notorious American racists.
mintpressnews.com/mintcast-episode-2-fai…

Venezuela embassy protectors stand strong against coup supporters' attacks
Walter Smolarek | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-03
Despite escalating violence carried out by supporters of the coup attempt, anti-war organizers residing in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are standing strong with the support of steadfast activists outside the building.
liberationnews.org/venezuela-embassy-pro…

German government backs attempted right-wing coup in Venezuela
wsws.org | 2019-05-03
In a joint press release with the far-right Brazilian government, the German Foreign Ministry gave its unconditional backing to the criminal attempted coup in Venezuela.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/03/maas…

U.S. Lies to Justify Further Attacks on Cuba
Bertha Mojena Milián | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
In statements to the press on Wednesday afternoon, the Cuban Foreign Ministry's Deputy Director for the United States, Johana Tablada, reiterated that "Cuba does not participate with military troops or personnel in military operations in Venezuela" | *** | "There are no …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-lies-attacks-cuba/…

Pointing to Disastrous History, Sanders Warns Against Military Action in Venezuela
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-03
(CD) — Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday condemned the Trump administration's threats to take military action in support of right-wing coup plotters in Venezuela. The Vermont senator joined the chorus of progressive members of Congress and advocacy groups warning that U.S. intervention would only worsen political turmoil in Venezuela–and could potentially spark an all-out civil war. "The Trump administration …

Pointing to Disastrous History, Sanders Warns Against Military Action in Venezuela

We thought it was merely a stone, but it carried away our wealth
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-05-03
n Venezuela, the political leadership of the oligarchy beg for the men in green to set aside the Constitution, as Juan Guiadó and the Venezuelan right-wing opposition attempted a military coup in Venezuela this Tuesday. | Source…
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San Diego PSL stands with workers everywhere on May Day
Michaela Malone | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-03
Carrying signs printed with the words "Hands Off Venezuela," members of the PSL and the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) also stressed the need for solidarity with working class Venezuelans…
liberationnews.org/san-diego-psl-stands-…

New Yorkers celebrate May Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-03
New York, NY – On May 1, hundreds of people in New York City celebrated on International Workers' Day. The day was kicked off in Harlem, where a rally for the laundry workers was held as they demanded better working conditions. The day continued at a Trump Tower on Wall Street. Hundreds gathered near the Stock Exchange under the banner "No walls in the workers struggle." | Speeches centered on the different struggles workers are currently facing in the United States and abroad. Many of the speakers also brought up Venezuela and how we need to keep fighting against U.S. intervention. | Once the program ended, th…
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Venezuela: Another Failed Coup Attempt
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-03
In the early morning hours of 30 April, 2019, the self-declared "Interim President", Juan Guaidó, launched what at first sight appeared to be a military coup — Guaidó calls it "Operation Freedom" (sounds very much like a Washington-invented title) — against the democratically elected, legitimate government of Nicolas Maduro. With two dozen of defected armed …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/venezuela-ano…

Trump, Putin Discuss Nuclear Pacts, Mueller Report in Hour-Long Call
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-03
WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than an hour Friday about nuclear weapons agreements, the conflict in Venezuela, North Korea and also briefly about special counsel Robert Mueller's just completed report on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. | "They had a very good discussion. Spoke for a little over an hour," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at the White House. "They discussed nuclear agreements, both new and extended, with the possibility of having conversations with China on that front as well." | "There was a discussi…
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US sanctions have killed more than 40,000 people in Venezuela
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-03
US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in 2017 contributed to the deaths of more than 40,000 people last year, according to a new report — and this figure is set to rise due to the latest round of sanctions. | According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research report co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot, the 2017 sanctions deprived Venezuela of billions of dollars it needed to pay for essential food and medicine, leading to a rise in disease and mortality and the displacement of millions seeking to flee the worsening situation. | The report states: "The sanctions exacerbated Venezuela'…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-sanctions-killed-more-40000-venezuela

Venezuelan economist: 'Hyperinflation is a powerful imperialist weapon'
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-03
Much is made in the media of Venezuela's deep economic crisis. But why does Venezuela have the world's highest inflation rate and what impacts have the sanctions really had on the country? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes spoke to Venezuelan economist Pascualina Curcio, from the Simón Bolívar University, to find out more. | Hyperinflation is a grave problem in Venezuela, but its causes are less clear. How do you explain it?: | The determinant cause of hyperinflation in Venezuela is the political manipulation by third parties of the exchange rate between the bolívar [Bs, Venezuela's local currency] and…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-economist-hyperinflation-powerful-imperialist-weapon

Explosive new book dissects the soft coup that brought fascism to Brazil
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-05-03
On 28 October 2018, Brazil elected a fascist, racist, sexist, and homophobic president. And an explosive new book delves into how that happened, providing a crucial point of reference for resistance in the process. | Washingt…
thecanary.co/reviews/2019/05/03/explosive-new-book-dissects-the-soft-coup-that-brought-fascism-to-brazil/

The US/NATO Orchestration of the 2014 Maidan Coup in Ukraine
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
The Following text is Section 9 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …
globalresearch.ca/usnato-orchestration-c…

Eyewitness Venezuela: 400,000 workers rally for May Day in Caracas
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-02
Caracas, Venezuela – On May 1, May Day, in the heart of downtown, 400,000 workers poured into the streets for two reasons: to honor their day, International Workers Day; and to celebrate the defeat of the coup attempt against their elected president Nicolas Maduro. | The energy was incredible in what can only be described as a victory rally, as the working class has defeated every attack inflicted against it by imperialism in the past 20 years. Workers marched in their work uniforms, behind the banners of their socialist unions – miners, oil workers, cement workers, teachers and all other sectors of the economy.
fightbacknews.org/2019/5/2/eyewitness-ve…

Having Admitted to "Lying" and "Cheating" while CIA Director, Pompeo Drops Another Whopper after Failed Venezuelan Coup
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-02
The lack of scrutiny given by the mainstream media to Bolton and Pompeo's claims is yet another troubling sign of the transformation of many mainstream media outlets into faithful government stenographers.
mintpressnews.com/pompeos-claim-that-mad…

US Will Take Military Action in Venezuela "If That's What's Required"
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-02
(CD) — Going a step beyond the "all options are on the table" platitudes consistently parroted by Trump administration officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the U.S. is prepared to take military action in Venezuela "if that's what's required." "The president has been crystal clear and incredibly consistent–military action is possible," Pompeo said in an interview on Fox …

US Will Take Military Action in Venezuela "If That's What's Required"

DC Embassy Protectors Force Guaido's Shadow Ambassador to Flee in Failure as Coup Flops in Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-02
A group of determined US activists forced Juan Guaido's shadow ambassador, Carlos Vecchio, to flee from a rally that was supposed to mark his triumphant entry into the Venezuelan embassy in Washington.
mintpressnews.com/dc-embassy-protectors-…

Once Again, Mainstream Media Get It Wrong on Venezuela
Michael Fox | thenation.com | 2019-05-02
Once Again, Mainstream Media Get It Wrong on Venezuela…
thenation.com/article/venezuela-coup-med…