2019-05-14: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-05-14). Desperate Guaido Asks EU To Impose More Sanctions On Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Juan Guaido called on the European Union via Twitter Sunday to impose new sanctions against Venezuela in order to weaken the country after his failed coup. | RELATED: | US Police Illegally Invade Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC | "We ask our allies in Europe to legitimize our representatives to the maximum for the consolidation of our government. In addition, we urge the European Union to extend sanctions against the regime as a measure to pressure to achieve a solution to…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-05-14). Why 'Anti-imperialist' in the U.S. Still Means 'Paid for by Russia'. globalresearch.ca We would think the U.S. state would be embarrassed. | All three of Venezuelan neo-fascist Juan Guaido's coup attempts have failed. Donald Trump appears to be raising questions regarding the effectiveness of National Security Advisor John Bolton's pro-coup strategies …

Paul Dobson (2019-05-14). Guaido Requests US Military 'Cooperation' to Oust Maduro as US Vessel Violates Venezuelan Waters. globalresearch.ca Self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaido has ordered the setting up of a meeting with the US Armed Forces to discuss "cooperation" in his efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro. | During a gathering of supporters in the upper middle class …

Venezuela Analysis (2019-05-14). US Ship Violates Venezuelan Waters as Guaido Asks US Military to Oust Maduro. theantimedia.com (VA Op-ed) — Self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaido has ordered the setting up of a meeting with the US Armed Forces to discuss "cooperation" in his efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro. During a gathering of supporters in the upper middle class Caracas district of Las Mercedes on Saturday, Guaido informed that he was instructing his representative …

Robert Hunziker (2019-05-14). Venezuelan Communes Protect the State. dissidentvoice.org Direct democracy works like a charm. Check out Venezuela's Communes…. Venezuela's ubiquitous Communes are proof that direct democracy works. And, interestingly enough, those same Communes are powerful buffers to attempted coups, protecting the sanctity of direct democracy in their country. In all likelihood, John Bolton and Trump and Pence and Pompeo and Rubio were shocked …

teleSUR (2019-05-14). US Army School Publishes Manual for Regime Change, Intervention. telesurenglish.net The school of the United States Special Operations Command published a study on the successes and failures of the country's seven decade long foreign interventions. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | Authored by Army Special Forces veteran Will Irwin, the Joint Special Operations University published the study, "Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness," last wee…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-14). 'Historic' Verdict as Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay Record $2 Billion to Couple in Roundup Cancer Trial. commondreams.org "We've been fighting cancer for nine years. It was caused by Roundup. We can't do the things we used to do and we really resent Monsanto for that." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright (2019-05-14). Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective Defies Unlawful "No Trespass" Order. commondreams.org Since the cutting off of electricity, food and water inside the embassy has not been enough to force the collective to leave, late Tuesday afternoon, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police handed out a trespassing notice that was printed without letterhead or signature from any U.S. government official. (Photo: CodePink) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

plenglish (2019-05-14). Opposition MPs will Face Venezuelan Justice, Diosdado Cabello Says. plenglish.com Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, announced that a new group of opposition MPs will respond this Tuesday before Venezuelan courts after participating in the failed coup d"etat.

Lauren Sandford (2019-05-14). Pesticide Lawsuits and the Threat Hiding in the Perfect Lawn. progressive.org More than 13,400 consumer lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer AG, which manufacture the weed-killer Roundup, allege it is the cause of various cancers. Now, a new judgment has awarded one couple $2 billion in damages.

Jake Johnson (2019-05-14). Monsanto Ordered to Pay Record $2 Billion After Jury Finds Roundup Caused Cancer. theantimedia.com (CD) — A California jury ruled Monday that Monsanto must pay a record $2 billion in damages to a couple that was diagnosed with cancer after using the company's weedkiller Roundup. "We were finally allowed to show a jury the mountain of evidence showing Monsanto's manipulation of science, the media, and regulatory agencies to forward their own agenda …

Staff (2019-05-14). Ex-Iranian Ambassador Warns About US Escalation in Iran. truthout.org The Pentagon has reportedly drawn up a plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East if President Trump decides to take military action against Iran. The New York Times reports the Pentagon presented the proposal on Thursday after National Security Advisor John Bolton requested a revision to an earlier plan. Bolton has long advocated for attacking Iran. According to the Pentagon, far more than 120,000 troops would be needed if a ground invasion was ordered. This comes as tension continues to escalate between the United States and Iran. The United States recently deployed the Abraham Lincoln Carrier…

Staff (2019-05-14). Trump Provokes Iran With Intensified Economic War. therealnews.com Trump and Bolton's strategy is to bait Iran into a war Bolton's wanted for twenty years — says Trita Parsi, President of the NIAC…

Jason Ditz (2019-05-14). White House Considers Pentagon Plan to Deploy 120,000 US Troops to Middle East to Fight Iran. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — John Bolton ordered the Pentagon to come up with an "updated" plan for getting more American troops into the Middle East to fight a war against Iran. The plans are in now, according to officials, who say that the options envision 120,000 US ground troops in the Middle East. Incredibly, this option appears to just be …

John Wojcik (2019-05-14). Trump studying Bolton plan to send 120,000 troops to Mideast. peoplesworld.org Peace organizations and government leaders around the world are warning that the Trump administration is steamrolling toward the same disaster the U.S. rushed into in Iraq 16 years ago and in Vietnam generations before that. The heightened fear of imminent war was raised even more last night following a New York Times report that Trump …

Ben Armbruster (2019-05-14). The Media's Handling of Bolton's Iran Threats, Recalls the Run-Up to the Iraq War. globalresearch.ca Media-savvy U.S. government officials, political operatives, and lawmakers and their staffs from all political parties and ideological persuasions have no doubt, throughout the history of our great country, duped a fair-minded but unwitting reporter into writing a juicy story in …

commondreams (2019-05-14). NIAC Statement on Bolton's Latest Military Plans for Iran. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-14). Will John Bolton's Dream to Bomb Iran Come True? Ex-Iranian Ambassador Warns About U.S. Escalation. democracynow.org The Pentagon has reportedly drawn up a plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East if President Trump decides to take military action against Iran. The New York Times reports the Pentagon presented the proposal on Thursday after National Security Advisor John Bolton requested a revision to an earlier plan. Bolton has long advocated for attacking Iran. According to the Pentagon, far more than 120,000 troops would be needed if a ground invasion was ordered. This comes as tension continues to escalate between the United States and Iran. The United States recently deployed the Abraham Lincoln Carrier St…

teleSUR (2019-05-14). China Delivers 71 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The People's Republic of China delivered a large amount of humanitarian aid to Venezuela on Monday, completing their second long haul of cargo to the Bolivarian Republic since March. | RELATED: | Desperate Guaido Asks EU To Impose More Sanctions On Venezuela | According to the Venezuelan Health Ministry, a Chinese Boeing 747 carrying 71 tons of medicine and surgical material arrived in Caracas on Monday, May 13. The Venezuelan Government said the delivery included supplies for…

Morgan Artyukhina (2019-05-14). Un colectivo de activistas protege la embajada de Venezuela en Washington, D.C. liberationnews.org El jueves 25 de abril se llevó a cabo una enérgica manifestación frente al edificio después de que docenas durmieran en la embajada la noche anterior.

plenglish (2019-05-14). Venezuela Receives 71 Tons of Medical Supplies from China. plenglish.com 14 de mayo de 2019, 08: 02Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Ministry of Health on Tuesday received about 71 tons of medical supplies from the technical-humanitarian cooperation between China and this South American country.

plenglish (2019-05-14). Venezuela Receives 71 Tons of Medical Supplies from China. plenglish.com Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Ministry of Health on Tuesday received about 71 tons of medical supplies from the technical-humanitarian cooperation between China and this South American country.

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-05-14). No Enforcement of Law While Democrat-Republicans Do Nothing. indybay.org The Embassy Protection Collective at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are now facing no power or water and no delivery of food or medicine because the United States Secret Service and the Washington, D.C. police refuse to enforce the law while the Democrat-Republicans stay silent.

Consortiumnews (2019-05-14). US Federal Police Evicting Activists from Venezuelan Embassy in Washington. consortiumnews.com U.S. federal police have begun evicting activists protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington from the illegitimate Guaido' regime. At around 8 pm Monday evening journalist Max Blumenthal, who was in the building, tweeted a photograph that was posted to the… Read more →

Staff (2019-05-14). The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela Is Decades in the Making. truthdig.com Washington has wanted to crush the Bolivarian Revolution since Hugo Chavez assumed power, and its sanctions have killed tens of thousands.

plenglish (2019-05-14). Panamanian President-elect Criticizes Lima Group. plenglish.com 14 de mayo de 2019, 12: 23Panama, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian President-elect Laurentino Cortizo on Tuesday criticized the Lima Group for maneuvering against Venezuela, and told reporters that it should instead be a bridge for dialogue among all Venezuelan sectors.

(2019-05-14). Venezuela embassy protectors to State Dept.: No illegal eviction! workers.org On May 13 the Embassy Protection Collective sent this communication to the U.S. State Department. This is the 34th day of our living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. We are prepared to stay another 34 days, or however long is needed, to resolve the embassy dispute in a . . . | Continue reading Venezuela embassy protectors to State Dept.: No illegal eviction! at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-05-14). Saudi Arabia Says Oil Facilities Near Capital Riyadh Attacked. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. | The energy minister of the world's largest oil exporter said the attack caused a fire, now contained, and minor damage at one pump station, but did not disrupt oil production or exports of crude and petroleum products. | Oil prices spiked on news of the attack on the stations, more than 200 miles (320 km) west of the capital Riyadh. Brent crude futures rose 1.38 percent to trade at…

WSWS (2019-05-14). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Public university professors and students will strike later this week over cuts by the government of Jair Bolsonaro while educators, petroleum workers and judicial workers in Argentina have set dates for stoppages.

plenglish (2019-05-14). Colombian Opposition Urges Motion of Censure vs. Defense Minister. plenglish.com Bogota, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Opposition congressmen in Colombia are preparing for Wednesday a debate on a motion of censure against Defense Minister Guillermo Botero at the House of Representatives, legislative sources reported on Tuesday.

WSWS (2019-05-14). Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran. wsws.org Pompeo's abrupt trip to Brussels and the deployment of more US military assets to the Persian Gulf point to a calculated US escalation of a war crisis.

Robert Hunziker (2019-05-14). Venezuelan Communes Protect the State. counterpunch.org Direct democracy works like a charm. Check out Venezuela's Communes…. Venezuela's ubiquitous Communes are proof that direct democracy works. And, interestingly enough, those same Communes are powerful buffers to attempted coups, protecting the sanctity of direct democracy in their country. In all likelihood, John Bolton and Trump and Pence and Pompeo and Rubio were shocked More

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-14). 'Disturbing': Trump Reportedly Reviewed Bolton Plan to Threaten Iran by Sending 120,000 Troops to Middle East. commondreams.org "If you are worried about a new war in the Middle East, you are in good company. In fact, you are probably not worried enough." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jason Ditz (2019-05-13). Venezuela's Guaido Wants Direct Line to Pentagon. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido confirmed this weekend that his diplomats are seeking to open a direct line of communication with the US military, and would use them for "coordination" of possible military action to impose regime change. Guaido said having direct lines of communication between him and the Pentagon would put more pressure on President Maduro …

RT (2019-05-13). Guaido asks US military for meeting to plan 'restoring democracy' in Venezuela. rt.com Officials loyal to the US-backed self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido have requested a meeting with US Southern Command to begin planning a military intervention in Venezuela, after multiple failed attempts to take power.

Lou Martin (2019-05-13). Documentary 'Moundsville' digs deeper into Appalachian 'Trump country'. peoplesworld.org The 2018 documentary Moundsville drops viewers into the West Virginia town with no introduction. Instead, the film takes us directly into conversations with local residents, the mayor, a former mayor, retirees, a couple of historians, young entrepreneurs—a dozen or so people from all walks of life. They talk about the town's history, the prehistoric burial mound for …

Consortiumnews (2019-05-13). PATRICK LAWRENCE: A Week of Dangerous Developments from Iran to North Korea. consortiumnews.com The increasingly aggressive moves by Trump's hawkish advisers give the impression of a palace coup, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Neoconservative hawks in the Trump administration, led by National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary… Read more →

RT (2019-05-13). Welcome to coup university: A Pentagon scholar's guide to overthrowing governments. rt.com With the Venezuela crisis making regime change once again the talk of the town in Washington, the US Special Operations Command has published a paper chronicling the highs and lows of seven decades of foreign interference. |

Consortiumnews (2019-05-13). Bolton Leading Trump on Reckless War Agenda. consortiumnews.com The president's advisers are orchestrating policies that have quickly destabilized the world and jeopardized the security of the United States, says Colonel Ann Wright. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News For a person who claims to be a deal… Read more →

Alastair Crooke (2019-05-13). Pompeo Takes a Page From the Bernard Lewis Playbook on Iran. mintpressnews.com Inspired by his intellectual hero Bernard Lewis, Pompeo, together with Richard Perle's PNAC colleague, John Bolton, seems to be itching to using the Lewis recipe of 'hitting Iran between the eyes with a big stick.

teleSUR (2019-05-13). 'Half Man, Half God:' Maradona is Cannes' Film Fest Star. telesurenglish.net Diego Maradona is sure to cause a sensation when he turns up next week at the Cannes film festival for a new documentary about his jaw-dropping life by the Oscar-winning maker of "Amy." | RELATED: | Maradona Fined After Dedicating Win to Nicolas Maduro | It is only one of a wave of new works about the Argentine football genius that include a just-wrapped Amazon biopic series that follows every step of his epic career.

Paul Dobson (2019-05-13). Guaido Requests US Military 'Cooperation' to Oust Maduro as US Vessel Violates Venezuelan Waters. venezuelanalysis.com A meeting between Guaido's team and the US Southern Command is being organised.

Morning Star (2019-05-13). Guaidó requests U.S. military assistance to overthrow Venezuelan government. peoplesworld.org Self-declared Venezuelan "president" Juan Guaidó ordered his political envoy in Washington this weekend to open "direct communications" with the U.S. military on removing elected President Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó, the unelected chief of the defunct National Assembly, declared himself interim president in January but has failed to unseat the government, with rallies in support of the …

Vijay Prashad (2019-05-13). The Plot to Kill Venezuela. commondreams.org A mural of former Venezuela President Hugo Chavez (1954-2013). The U.S. government and the Venezuelan oligarchy first tried to overthrow Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution in 2002. Nearly twenty years later, they are still at it. (Photo: Univision) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-05-13). US Police Illegally Invade Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC. telesurenglish.net Metropolitan Police of Washington D.C arrived at the Venezuelan embassy on Monday afternoon to break the locks and carry out the illegal eviction of international NGO Code Pink who have barricaded themselves in the embassy. Protesters inside and outside the building reject the aggression as a violation of the Vienna Convention. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Embassy: Water Shut Off, Police Block Entry of Food | "Four brave protectors remain inside the Venezuelan embassy risking arrest a…

Consortiumnews (2019-05-13). Activists at Venezuelan Embassy Offer State Department a Peaceful Resolution to Standoff. consortiumnews.com Activists protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington have written to the State Department offering a way to peacefully end the standoff between themselves and an argy mob of Guaidó supporters. Activists who have lived inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington… Read more →

Federico Fuentes (2019-05-13). Venezuela's crisis: a view from the Communes. mronline.org Federico Fuentes explores grassroots communal organisation, and the tension between popular power and sectors of the government. | Source

Kevin Gosztola (2019-05-13). Interview With Abby Martin And Robbie Martin Of Media Roots Radio On Venezuela. shadowproof.com On this week's "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast, we have a crossover episode with "Media Roots" radio. In the first part of the show, we talk with Abby Martin and Robbie Martin of Media Roots about some of the projects they're involved in currently. Abby tells us about "Empire Files." Robbie mentions…

Embassy Protection Collective (2019-05-13). Embassy Protection Collective Releases Statement on 34th Day of Venezuelan Embassy Standoff. mintpressnews.com "The Embassy Protectors will not barricade ourselves, or hide in the embassy in the event of an unlawful entry by police. We will gather together and peacefully assert our rights to remain in the building and uphold international law."

David Bacon (2019-05-13). The Social Movement Photography of David Bacon: Iraq Under Occupation. progressive.org Iraq had one of the most radical labor movements in the Middle East before the reign of Saddam Hussein. After the U.S. invasion in 2003 Bacon traveled to Iraq to learn what had become of the workers. He did not anticipate what he saw.