2019-05-06: News Headlines

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-05-06). Failed Coup in Venezuela Intensifies Battle at Embassy in Washington. globalresearch.ca Juan Guaido's coup attempt failed. | The United States is re-tooling. | Yet a battle rages at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C., where activists living inside at the invitation of the Maduro government have been under siege. They have been …

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Brazilian VP Opposes Any Military Intervention In Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's attempt to oust Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was not the best decision and likely premature, Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao told reporters last Thursday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Cancels US Trip After New York Venues Refuse To Host Gala Dinner Honoring Him | The Brazilian Vice President, who himself is a retired army general, stated during a radio interview that Guaido's coup attempt was a bad i…

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Guaido's Bluff: Coup Leader Admits Little Military Support. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido told the Washington Post last Saturday that his coup was meant to stir a military uprising to overthrow the government of legitimate President Nicolás Maduro. | RELATED: | Where Is Guaido? Coup Leader Doesn't Show Up To Own Protest | Guaido admitted to the Washington Post that he made many errors during the coup attempt, including his failure to win over the armed forces of the Bolivarian Republic. | During the exclusive interview, Guaido s…

RT (2019-05-06). Fake news alert: CNN says Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido 'won election in January'. rt.com CNN took the concept of "fake news" to a whole new level with a recent report on Venezuela, in which it claimed that citizens "chose" coup leader Juan Guaido over current president Nicolas Maduro in January "elections."

Jason Ditz (2019-05-06). Venezuela's Guaido 'Considering' Asking US to Invade. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has confirmed that he is considering asking the United States to invade Venezuela to install him in power. He says this is one of several options under consideration now. Guaido is keen to see Maduro forcibly removed from power so he can replace him, and after last week's failed US-backed …

Jason Ditz (2019-05-06). CNN Falsely Claims Venezuela's Guaido Was Elected President in January. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Continuing to try to advance the US narrative that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is the "duly elected" president, CNN went to the trouble on Sunday afternoon of inventing an entire election to base this around. In the CNN report, they declared "pressure is mounting on Maduro to step down, following elections in January in which …

Staff (2019-05-06). Prince Harry, Meghan 'Absolutely Thrilled' About Birth of Baby Boy. truthdig.com WINDSOR, England—Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a healthy baby boy early Monday, a beaming Prince Harry announced to the world, declaring he's "incredibly proud" of his wife. | The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces (3.26 kilograms) at birth and was born at 5: 26 a.m. (0426 GMT; 12: 26 a.m. EDT). Harry said their son was a little bit overdue and that had given the royal couple more time to contemplate names. | Harry said he was ecstatic about the birth of their first child and promised that more details — such as the baby's nam…

Zero Hedge (2019-05-06). US Troops in Syria for the "Long Haul" Atop "A Lot of Oil Resources": Pentagon Official. globalresearch.ca A high level Pentagon official has admitted that US forces will be in Syria for "the long haul" and coupled his statement by declaring the territory contains "a lot of the oil resources and arable land." | The unusually frank remarks …

plenglish (2019-05-06). Russia Puts Up Strong Support for Venezuela. plenglish.com Moscow, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia has made clear it supports the legitimate and constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro after the failed US-backed coup attempt of April 30.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-06). Headlines for May 6, 2019. democracynow.org Gaza: Ceasefire Reached After Intense Fighting Kills 25 Palestinians and 4 Israelis, U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Trump Nominates Obama-Era Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan to Head ICE, Ex-WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Joins Board of U.S.'s Largest Jailer of Migrant Children, John Bolton: U.S. Deploying Warships to Send "Message" to Iran, North Korea Tests Missiles As Trump Admin Affirms Nuclear Deal Still on Track, U.N. Warns 40% of North Koreans in Need of Food Assistance, Colombia: Renowned Activist Francia Márquez Escapes Attack by Gunmen, Afghanistan: Taliban Raid Security HQ, Killing…

Whitney Webb (2019-05-06). Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran. mintpressnews.com According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a U.S. attack on Iran, even if Iran itself was not directly responsible.

RT (2019-05-06). US deploys aircraft carrier & bombers to Middle East in 'message' to Iran — Bolton. rt.com The US is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East amid mounting animosity and a heated war of words between Washington and Tehran. |

Aaron Maté (2019-05-06). Rachel Maddow endorses regime change in Venezuela to "push Russia back," sympathizes with Bolton and Pompeo. thegrayzone.com The top rated MSNBC host took her trademark brand of liberal militarism to new levels by branding efforts to avert…

Staff (2019-05-06). U.S. Rushes Ships to Middle East Over Unspecified Iran Threats. truthdig.com A defense official cites indications that U.S. forces in the region are potential targets; John Bolton says the move sends a message.

Jake Johnson (2019-05-06). 'Itching for a war,' Bolton threatens Iran with 'unrelenting force' as US bombers deployed to Middle East. nationofchange.org In a late Sunday statement warning — without any evidence whatsoever — of "troubling and escalatory" actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. | The United States, said Bolton, "is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln | Carrier Strike…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-06). 'Itching for a War,' Bolton Threatens Iran With 'Unrelenting Force' as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East. commondreams.org "The latest indication that this administration is running full speed directly into a major war with Iran." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally (2019-05-06). Despite International Law, Pompeo Claims US Military Attack on Venezuela "Would Be Lawful" theantimedia.com (CD) — After U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday morning that President Donald Trump has a "full range of options" when it comes to possible next moves against Venezuela, anti-war critics are wondering what the Democrats in Congress are prepared to do in order to curtail the administration's ongoing threat of using military force to …

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Venezuela Will Defend Itself From Any Foreign Invasion: Arreaza. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Monday the criminal blockade that has been imposed by the United States and its allies against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Russia to US: Do Not Hinder Dialogue in Venezuela, Abandon 'Irresponsible' Plans of Regime Change | According to the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, the U.S.-led blockade "seeks to stifle the Venezuelan economy … More than 5 billion Euros, also gold,…

Fight Back (2019-05-06). Testigo en Venezuela: 400,000 trabajadores se reúnen para el Primero de Mayo en Caracas. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela — En el primero de mayo, día del trabajador, en el centro de la ciudad, 400,000 trabajadores acudieron a las calles por dos razones: para honrar su día, el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores; y para celebrar la derrota del intento de golpe de Estado contra su presidente electo Nicolás Maduro. | La energía fue increíble en lo que solo se puede describir como una manifestación de victoria, ya que la clase trabajadora ha derrotado todos los ataques infligidos contra ella por el imperialismo en los últimos 20 años. Los trabajadores marcharon en sus uniformes de trabajo, detrás de las bande…

plenglish (2019-05-06). Venezuelan FM Denounces in Russia Criminal Blockade Imposed by US. plenglish.com Moscow, May 6 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Monday the criminal blockade imposed by the United States Government and called on it to allow the opposition to hold an national political dialogue in Venezuela.

Imagine a Socialist U.S.A. (2019-05-06). 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

plenglish (2019-05-06). Venezuela Confirms Participation in Saint Petersburg Economic Forum. plenglish.com Moscow, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will participate in the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told a news conference on Monday, adding that President Nicolas Maduro might attend the meeting.

Joshua Cho (2019-05-06). The Atlantic Illustrates Everything That's Wrong With Media Coverage of Venezuela Sanctions. fair.org by Joshua Cho The Atlantic ( 4/17/19) wonders "whether slow suffocation will prove a match for the myriad international actors that have shored up support for Maduro." | "Trump's Venezuela Policy: Slow Suffocation," an Atlantic report ( 4/17/19) by Uri Friedman and Kathy Gilsinan, passed up a rich opportunity to expose the humanitarian pretexts for economic interv…

Anya Parampil (2019-05-06). US State Department Publishes, Then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin. mintpressnews.com The Grayzone obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition.

W. T. Whitney Jr., Teresa Melo (2019-05-06). The truth about Venezuela, from Cuban poet Teresa Melo. peoplesworld.org The United States government sees fit to try to change the governments of Cuba and Venezuela. Now the U.S. is exerting all its power and means—not yet U.S. soldiers on the ground in battle positions—to bring down the sovereign Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro. Lies and repeated lies are part of the process. Barriers …

Anya Parampil (2019-05-06). US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department….

plenglish (2019-05-06). Russia, Venezuela Reaffirm Rejection of International Interference. plenglish.com Moscow, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, stated in Moscow that the pursuit of talks will end the pursuit of war, following his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

Whitney Webb (2019-05-06). How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer's "RoundUp" are Driving US Policy in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com With Juan Guaidó's parallel government attempting to take power with the backing of the U.S., it is telling that the top political donors of those in the U.S. most fervently pushing regime change in Venezuela have close ties to Monsanto and major financial stakes in Bayer.

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Russia's Lavrov Warns Against US Military Action in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Finland Monday after which he warned that U.S. ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãmilitary intervention in Venezuela would be catastrophic and unjustified. | The two men met on the sidelines of a meeting of the Arctic Council in Finland. | Lavrov told reporters his meeting had been constructive and that the two top diplomats had made decent progress when it came to discussing strategic nuclear stability. | Lavrov also said he was…

Anya Parampil (2019-05-06). US State Department Publishes, then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin. globalresearch.ca The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition. | *** | On April 24, six …

WSWS (2019-05-06). Israel pounds Gaza, stoking fears of invasion. wsws.org Less than a month after his far-right bloc's victory in last month's elections, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu authorised an aerial assault on Gaza, targeting at least 150 sites over the weekend.

plenglish (2019-05-06). Colombian Ombudsman Warns about High Risks Run by Leaders in Cauca. plenglish.com Bogota, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian ombudsman expressed deep concern on Monday about growing threats and risks against social leaders in the department of Cauca, in the Pacific region.

plenglish (2019-05-06). Socialists Denounce Persecution against Colombia Opposition. plenglish.com 06 de mayo de 2019, 15: 04Lima, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Socialist Coordination condemned the massacre of social leaders in Colombia and the maneuvers to exclude the progressive opposition from the political system of that country as well.

Dan Bacher (2019-05-06). 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.

Eds. (2019-05-06). Activists defy right-wing siege at Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC. mronline.org Clashes outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC are continuing with Juan Guaido supporters growing increasingly hostile and violent. | Source

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-06). Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy. mintpressnews.com "It is a strange irony that the same tactics being used against Venezuela are being used against the Embassy Protection Collective." — Activist and Embassy Protector Kevin Zeese…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-06). Pompeo, in Finland, Calls China Claims to Arctic 'Lawlessness'. commondreams.org Pompeo likened the situation to the South China Sea: "fraught with militarization and competing territorial claims." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-05-05). 'Any US action in Venezuela would be lawful': Pompeo drums up invasion option after failed coup. rt.com As Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, the US secretary of state said bluntly that President Donald Trump has a "full range" of powers to intervene at will. |

teleSUR (2019-05-05). US Deploys Carrier, Bombers to Middle East in Warning to Iran. telesurenglish.net The United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a bid to intimidate Iran, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday. | RELATED: | France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say | Amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, Bolton claimed the decision was "in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings." | "The United States is not seeking war with the Ira…

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.

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

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…

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…

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 …

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. |

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 →

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…

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

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.

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…