Daily Archives: June 1, 2019

2019-06-01: News Headlines

Venezuela Analysis (2019-06-01). Venezuela Talks in Norway End as Mike Pence Telephones Juan Guaido. theantimedia.com (VA) — The second round of dialogue between the Maduro government and the opposition concluded in Oslo on Wednesday. The Norwegian government issued a statement praising the "willingness" of both parties to "move forward in the search for an agreed-upon and constitutional solution for the country, which includes political, economic and electoral matters." Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Sà∏reide …

plenglish (2019-06-01). Venezuela begins Day of Attention to Victims of Economic War. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government begins today the search house by house, as well as in public spaces, for vulnerable people who will be attended through the Integral Plan of Attention to Victims of the Economic War.

Staff (2019-06-01). Apartment Tenants in Baltimore Link Up to Fix Deteriorating Living Conditions. therealnews.com Activists from the Bolton House Tenant Coalition urge Baltimore mayor Jack Young and city councilman Eric Costello to alleviate the deteriorating conditions at the Bolton House apartment complex…

plenglish (2019-06-01). Haitian Court of Accounts Reveals Mismanagement of Public Funds. plenglish.com Port-au-Prince, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The final report of the Superior Court of Accounts of Haiti on the investigation of Petrocaribe"s funds revealed mismanagement in the allotment and management of contracts for the execution of public projects.

plenglish (2019-06-01). Pompeo Attends a Mysterious Meeting in Switzerland. plenglish.com Berna, June 1 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, participates today in the annual meeting of the Bilderberg group, at the luxury resort in Montreux, Switzerland, along with more than a hundred European and American political and economic personalities .

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-06-01). U.S. Imperialism and the Struggle for Venezuela's Future. indybay.org Starry Plough Pub | 3101 Shattuck Ave, at Prince St in Berkeley | Near Ashby BART…

Ben Armbruster (2019-06-01). How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us On Trump and Bolton's March To War With Iran. commondreams.org National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

unitedEditor (2019-05-31). Venezuela asks Turkey to serve as a "protecting power…" uwidata.com While speaking at a press conference at UN Headquarters, Venezuela's UN representative Samuel Moncada commented on US authorities' demand that embassy employees loyal to Nicolas Maduro vacate the premises so that they can be handed over to employees working on behalf of us-backed self-declared interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido.According to Moncada, the United States …

James Wright (2019-05-31). Ex Labour MP breaks open the heart of the antisemitism smear campaign on BBC Newsnight. thecanary.co Former Labour MP Clare Short got right to the heart of the antisemitism smear campaign against the Jeremy Corbyn-led movement on 28 May. | "Widening of the definition": | Short, who resigned from Tony Blair's front bench over the invasion of Iraq, told Newsnight host Emma Barnett: What's happened is there's bee…

susan_p (2019-05-31). Turkey: Leyla Gàºven ends hunger strike. greenleft.org.au Peoples Democratic Party MP, Leyla Gàºven ended her 200-day hunger strike on May 26. Gàºven had been consuming only sugar and salt solutions and vitamins. | Gàºven, a member of the Turkish parliament, began her hunger strike in prison. She was arrested for criticising the Turkish invasion of Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish area of northern Syria. | Gàºven's hunger strike was a protest against the isolation of imprisoned PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) leader Abdullah àñcalan, who has been imprisoned since 1999 and has not been allowed visitors, including family members and lawyers, f…

Daniel Carmody (2019-05-31). Activists protest John Bolton's commencement speech at U.S. Coast Guard Academy. liberationnews.org Bolton has been unabashed in his campaign to launch new wars against Iran, North Korea, and now Venezuela.

Corinna Barnard (2019-05-31). John Bolton's Absurd 'Troika Tyranny'. consortiumnews.com The real tyrants are U.S. allies in the Middle East (not Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua), writes Danny Sjursen. By Danny Sjursen TomDispatch.com American foreign policy can be so retro, not to mention absurd. Despite being bogged down in more military… Read more →

susan_p (2019-05-31). US activists vow to protect Venezuelan embassy. greenleft.org.au At 9.30am on May 16, police officers illegally entered the Venezuelan embassy in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington DC and arrested four activists lawfully living in the building since April 10, as guests of the legitimate Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro. | The four activists arrested were Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese (with the group Popular Resistance), Adrienne Pine (an academic) and David Paul (a CODEPINK member). They are part of a group called the Embassy Protection Collective. | According to the Embassy Protection Collective's attorney Mara Verheyden Hilliard, the activists were charged…

Staff (2019-05-31). Opposition Demand for Maduro's Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Official. therealnews.com An unnamed Norwegian official with inside knowledge of the talks between the Venezuelan opposition and government in Oslo said the opposition "needs to be more realistic." We discuss the talks with Norwegian Venezuela specialist Eirik Vold…

MAIL (2019-05-31). Headlines for May 31, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Threatens Tariffs on Mexican Goods in Bid to Halt Migrants, Trump Administration Plan Would Bar Most Central Americans from Seeking Asylum, Louisiana Governor Signs Anti-Choice Bill as Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Is Set to Close, GOP Gerrymandering Expert Led Push to Add Citizenship Question to Census, Civilians Flee Russian-Backed Syrian Assault on Last Rebel-Held Province, North Korea Executes Special Envoy to the U.S. After Failed Trump Summit, Colombia Releases Ex-Guerrilla Leader Wanted by the U.S. on Drug Charges, U.S. Drug Agency Targeted Honduran President in Cocaine Trafficking Probe, Hondurans…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-05-31). 'Coalition Against Death Alley' Kicks Off 5-Day March for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Petrochemical Corridor. commondreams.org Activists in southern Louisiana kicked off a five-day march on Thursday that aims to bring environmental justice to Cancer Alley—the 85-mile stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that's home to poverty-stricken communities in the shadow of scores of petrochemical facilities. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

T.J. Coles (2019-05-31). May Plot? Did U.S. Concerns Over Huawei Hasten Theresa May's Departure? counterpunch.org Britain's PM Theresa May spent the last two years fighting off numerous Brexit-related coup attempts from within her Conservative (Tory) party. But the sudden announcement of her departure came just two weeks after US officials cautioned May not to award contracts to China's Huawei. Was this May's Gough Whitlam moment? GOUGH WHITLAM AND THE FIVE More

Fight Back (2019-05-31). Minnesotans say "No coup! No war! Hands off Venezuela!" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 30 people held signs reading "Hands off Venezuela" and a big banner saying "No coup – no sanctions – no war – hands off Venezuela" on a bridge from Loring Park to the Walker Sculpture Garden over Interstate 94 in Minneapolis during rush hour, May 30. Ten lanes of traffic filled with rush hour traffic traveled underneath. The protesters heard hundreds of honks of agreement that the U.S. shouldn't intervene in Venezuela. | Afterwards protesters gathered to hear from Tracy Molm, a member of the MN Anti-War Committee, to hear an update from Venezuela, "Today we were seen by thousands of people in Mi…

RT (2019-05-31). US to investigate reports N. Korea executed senior diplomat after Hanoi summit failure — Pompeo. rt.com Following a slew of reports that North Korea had executed a senior envoy who participated in the Hanoi peace summit with US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he's 'checking it out.'

Alan Macleod (2019-05-31). MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame. mintpressnews.com MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin ( @FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo-conservatives have continued to dominate the Washington foreign policy debate and have been instrumental in creating and fomenting Russiagate and Cold War 2.0. | Neoconservatives, or Neocons, have been a key force in Washington for decades and seem to maintain their…

Yves Engler (2019-05-31). Canada's Trudeau Government Supportive of Venezuela Anti-democratic Hardline Elements. globalresearch.ca Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has …

Yves Engler (2019-05-31). Canada Supports Most Hardline, Anti-Democratic Elements of Venezuela's Oppposition. dissidentvoice.org Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied itself with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has supported the electorally marginal party for years. Juan Guaidó's VP (Popular Will in English) …

MAIL (2019-05-30). Headlines for May 30, 2019. democracynow.org Robert Mueller Says His Report Did Not Exonerate President Trump, Mueller's Public Remarks Stoke Calls for Trump's Impeachment, Israeli Knesset Dissolved as PM Netanyahu Fails to Form Ruling Coalition, Without Evidence, John Bolton Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Sabotage, Louisiana Lawmakers Approve Ban on Most Abortions, Disney May Halt Filming in Georgia If State Abortion Ban Takes Effect, Latin American Rape Survivors Who Were Denied Abortions Appeal to U.N., Argentines Hold One-Day Strike Against IMF-Imposed Austerity, Argentine Lawmakers Consider Bill to Decriminalize Abortion, Honduran Protesters Mobilize Again…

Marco Teruggi (2019-05-30). Maduro plans early legislative elections. workers.org This article was published in pagina12.com.ar on May 21. Translation by Michael Otto. May 20, 2018, is the date used as the focus of the narrative justifying the current attempted coup. On that day, Nicolás Maduro won the election for president. A large grouping of rightists had announced months before . . . | Continue reading Maduro plans early legislative elections at Workers.org

Lucas Koerner (2019-05-30). Venezuela: Norway Talks End as Pence Telephones Guaido. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro praised "constructive dialogue" while the opposition reiterated appeals to the armed forces.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-30). Venezuelan Central Bank Releases Economic Data After Three-Year Hiatus. venezuelanalysis.com Inflation and GDP indicators had not been released since 2016.

Whitney Webb (2019-05-29). Bolton Alleges Iran Maritime Sabotage But Evidence Points Elsewhere. mintpressnews.com ABU DHABI, U.A.E. — On Wednesday, National Security Advisor John Bolton told a group of reporters in Abu Dhabi that "naval mines almost certainly from Iran" had been used to conduct the alleged "sabotage" attack on four commercial vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates' port of Fujairah earlier this month. "There is no doubt in anybody's mind in Washington who is responsible for this and I think it's important that the leadership in Iran know that w…

Staff (2019-05-29). Sen. Graham's Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela: A Scare Tactic? therealnews.com Sen. Lindsey Graham issued one of the most explicit threats of military intervention against Venezuela yet. But does he mean it and does he truly believe Venezuela is a threat to the United States or is he just trying to scare the Maduro government? We discuss the latest escalation with CEPR's Alex Main…

Paul Dobson (2019-05-29). US Hints at Sanctions Against Venezuela CLAP Food Programme as Maduro Incorporates Militia. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan President looks to combat corruption and improve the programme which benefits 6 million Venezuelan families.

Paul Dobson (2019-05-27). Venezuela: New Round of 'Face to Face' Talks to be Held in Norway. venezuelanalysis.com The content of the dialogue between Maduro's and Guaido's teams has not been disclosed.

Ben Norton (2019-05-25). Bipartisan thirst for more war: 75% of Congress calls on Trump to boost intervention in Syria, to 'pressure' Iran and Russia. thegrayzone.com While Trump threatens Iran and Venezuela with new wars, 400 Congress members, including leaders from both parties, want to intensify…

Lucas Koerner (2019-05-24). NYT Parrots US Propaganda on Hezbollah in Venezuela. fair.org by Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz The New York Times ( 5/2/19) publishes sensational charges about an official enemy, based on documents only the Times has seen, vouched for by unnamed intelligence agents. What could go wrong? | Judith Miller and Michael Gordon published their now infamous New York Times article o…

Edward Hunt (2019-05-22). Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela 'On Track to be Worse than Syria'. progressive.org As the Trump Administration tightens its squeeze on the country, U.S. officials warn of increased migration and "profound collapse."

Ben Norton (2019-05-21). Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and 'aid volunteer,' sends death threat to embassy defenders. thegrayzone.com Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido's aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-21). Venezuela: Maduro Proposes Early Parliamentary Elections as ANC Extends Mandate. venezuelanalysis.com "Let's see who gets the most votes," Maduro challenged the opposition.

Marissa Sanchez (2019-05-21). Nationwide tour visits 35 cities to dispel U.S. lies on Venezuela. liberationnews.org To help break the U.S. media/government blockade and offensive against Venezuela, PSL organizer and Liberation News reporter Gloria La Riva traveled across the country.

Jim Naureckas (2019-05-21). Why Jon Chait Can't Read. fair.org Just as an aside, Jonathan Chait's critique (New York, 5/17/19) of Matt Taibbi is directed almost entirely at the headline of Taibbi's piece (Rolling Stone, 5/16/19), which as I'm sure Chait is well aware was most likely not written by Taibbi. | New York's Jonathan Chait ( 5/17/19)…

Liberation Staff (2019-05-20). U.S. breaks international law, seizing Venezuelan Embassy and arresting guests. liberationnews.org Under international law — 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, articles 22 and 45 — a host country is prohibited from invasion or interference with another nation's embassies, and is in fact obligated to defend it.

Jeb Sprague (2019-05-20). øQuiénes son los partidarios del golpe que asediaron la embajada de Venezuela en Washington? thegrayzone.com Las tácticas de intimidación de los asediadores pro-golpe de la embajada mostraron la verdadera cara de una oposición venezolana violenta,…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-20). Venezuela: Widespread Gasoline Shortages as Sanctions Take Toll on Oil Sector. venezuelanalysis.com Long queues have been seen at gas pumps around the country in recent days.

CGTN America (2019-05-17). Would Venezuela be in crisis under Hugo Chavez? cgtn.com Hugo Chavez made Venezuela one of the richest countries in South America. Today, the Venezuelan economy is collapsing. On this episode we speak to Temir Porras, a former advisor to Chavez, on what could have been done to avoid the current crisis.

Joyce Chediac (2019-05-16). Iran war crisis: What's really going on? liberationnews.org It's time to get the U.S. military out of the Middle East, leave the people there to determine their own lives, and use the money instead to meet human needs at home.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-16). Venezuela: Gov't-Opposition Talks Reported as DC Embassy Raided. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro decried the embassy raid a "criminal act" and vowed to seek justice at the UN.

Ben Norton (2019-05-16). US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela 'is not a dictatorship' and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro. thegrayzone.com Opposition leader María Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela "is not a dictatorship"…

Jeb Sprague (2019-05-16). Who's behind the pro-Guaido mob that besieged Venezuela's embassy in Washington? thegrayzone.com The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they…

Paul Dobson (2019-05-15). Russia Warns US Against Venezuela Meddling as Alleged Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes National Assembly. venezuelanalysis.com Four more opposition deputies have also been accused of treason and conspiracy following the April 30 attempted putsch, bringing the total to fourteen.

TeleSur English (2019-05-15). China Delivers 71 Tons of Medical Aid to Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com "With this second shipment, as well as that which we already received from the Russian Federation, the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent some 166 tons of medicines and supplies have arrived in the country," Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said.

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.

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.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-10). Venezuelan Central Bank Liberalizes Forex Operations. venezuelanalysis.com Public and private banks will run foreign currency operations through "exchange tables."

2019-06-01: Social Media Postees

Venezuela begins Day of Attention to Victims of Economic War
plenglish.com | 2019-06-01
Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government begins today the search house by house, as well as in public spaces, for vulnerable people who will be attended through the Integral Plan of Attention to Victims of the Economic War.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Apartment Tenants in Baltimore Link Up to Fix Deteriorating Living Conditions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-01
Activists from the Bolton House Tenant Coalition urge Baltimore mayor Jack Young and city councilman Eric Costello to alleviate the deteriorating conditions at the Bolton House apartment complex…
therealnews.com/stories/apartment-tenant…

How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us On Trump and Bolton's March To War With Iran
Ben Armbruster | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/01/how-ma…

Venezuela Talks in Norway End as Mike Pence Telephones Juan Guaido
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-01
(VA) — The second round of dialogue between the Maduro government and the opposition concluded in Oslo on Wednesday. The Norwegian government issued a statement praising the "willingness" of both parties to "move forward in the search for an agreed-upon and constitutional solution for the country, which includes political, economic and electoral matters." Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Sà∏reide …

Venezuela Talks in Norway End as Mike Pence Telephones Juan Guaido

Haitian Court of Accounts Reveals Mismanagement of Public Funds
plenglish.com | 2019-06-01
Port-au-Prince, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The final report of the Superior Court of Accounts of Haiti on the investigation of Petrocaribe"s funds revealed mismanagement in the allotment and management of contracts for the execution of public projects.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Pompeo Attends a Mysterious Meeting in Switzerland
plenglish.com | 2019-06-01
Berna, June 1 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, participates today in the annual meeting of the Bilderberg group, at the luxury resort in Montreux, Switzerland, along with more than a hundred European and American political and economic personalities .
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

U.S. Imperialism and the Struggle for Venezuela's Future
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-06-01
Starry Plough Pub | 3101 Shattuck Ave, at Prince St in Berkeley | Near Ashby BART…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/27/1882364…

Ex Labour MP breaks open the heart of the antisemitism smear campaign on BBC Newsnight
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-05-31
Former Labour MP Clare Short got right to the heart of the antisemitism smear campaign against the Jeremy Corbyn-led movement on 28 May. | "Widening of the definition": | Short, who resigned from Tony Blair's front bench over the invasion of Iraq, told Newsnight host Emma Barnett: What's happened is there's bee…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/05/31/ex-labour-mp-breaks-open-the-heart-of-the-antisemitism-smear-campaign-on-bbc-newsnight/

Turkey: Leyla Gàºven ends hunger strike
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
Peoples Democratic Party MP, Leyla Gàºven ended her 200-day hunger strike on May 26. Gàºven had been consuming only sugar and salt solutions and vitamins. | Gàºven, a member of the Turkish parliament, began her hunger strike in prison. She was arrested for criticising the Turkish invasion of Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish area of northern Syria. | Gàºven's hunger strike was a protest against the isolation of imprisoned PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) leader Abdullah àñcalan, who has been imprisoned since 1999 and has not been allowed visitors, including family members and lawyers, f…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-leyla-guven-ends-hunger-strike

John Bolton's Absurd 'Troika Tyranny'
Corinna Barnard | consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-31
The real tyrants are U.S. allies in the Middle East (not Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua), writes Danny Sjursen. By Danny Sjursen TomDispatch.com American foreign policy can be so retro, not to mention absurd. Despite being bogged down in more military… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/05/31/john-bolto…

Activists protest John Bolton's commencement speech at U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Daniel Carmody | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-31
Bolton has been unabashed in his campaign to launch new wars against Iran, North Korea, and now Venezuela.
liberationnews.org/activists-protest-joh…

US activists vow to protect Venezuelan embassy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
At 9.30am on May 16, police officers illegally entered the Venezuelan embassy in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington DC and arrested four activists lawfully living in the building since April 10, as guests of the legitimate Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro. | The four activists arrested were Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese (with the group Popular Resistance), Adrienne Pine (an academic) and David Paul (a CODEPINK member). They are part of a group called the Embassy Protection Collective. | According to the Embassy Protection Collective's attorney Mara Verheyden Hilliard, the activists were charged…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-activists-vow-protect-venezuelan-embassy

Venezuela asks Turkey to serve as a "protecting power…"
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-31
While speaking at a press conference at UN Headquarters, Venezuela's UN representative Samuel Moncada commented on US authorities' demand that embassy employees loyal to Nicolas Maduro vacate the premises so that they can be handed over to employees working on behalf of us-backed self-declared interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido.According to Moncada, the United States …
uwidata.com/3684-venezuela-asks-turkey-t…

Opposition Demand for Maduro's Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Official
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-31
An unnamed Norwegian official with inside knowledge of the talks between the Venezuelan opposition and government in Oslo said the opposition "needs to be more realistic." We discuss the talks with Norwegian Venezuela specialist Eirik Vold…
therealnews.com/stories/opposition-deman…

Headlines for May 31, 2019
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-31
Trump Threatens Tariffs on Mexican Goods in Bid to Halt Migrants, Trump Administration Plan Would Bar Most Central Americans from Seeking Asylum, Louisiana Governor Signs Anti-Choice Bill as Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Is Set to Close, GOP Gerrymandering Expert Led Push to Add Citizenship Question to Census, Civilians Flee Russian-Backed Syrian Assault on Last Rebel-Held Province, North Korea Executes Special Envoy to the U.S. After Failed Trump Summit, Colombia Releases Ex-Guerrilla Leader Wanted by the U.S. on Drug Charges, U.S. Drug Agency Targeted Honduran President in Cocaine Trafficking Probe, Hondurans…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/31/headlines

'Coalition Against Death Alley' Kicks Off 5-Day March for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Petrochemical Corridor
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-31
Activists in southern Louisiana kicked off a five-day march on Thursday that aims to bring environmental justice to Cancer Alley—the 85-mile stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that's home to poverty-stricken communities in the shadow of scores of petrochemical facilities. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/31/coaliti…

May Plot? Did U.S. Concerns Over Huawei Hasten Theresa May's Departure?
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Britain's PM Theresa May spent the last two years fighting off numerous Brexit-related coup attempts from within her Conservative (Tory) party. But the sudden announcement of her departure came just two weeks after US officials cautioned May not to award contracts to China's Huawei. Was this May's Gough Whitlam moment? GOUGH WHITLAM AND THE FIVE…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/may-plot-did…

Minnesotans say "No coup! No war! Hands off Venezuela!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-31
Minneapolis, MN – 30 people held signs reading "Hands off Venezuela" and a big banner saying "No coup – no sanctions – no war – hands off Venezuela" on a bridge from Loring Park to the Walker Sculpture Garden over Interstate 94 in Minneapolis during rush hour, May 30. Ten lanes of traffic filled with rush hour traffic traveled underneath. The protesters heard hundreds of honks of agreement that the U.S. shouldn't intervene in Venezuela. | Afterwards protesters gathered to hear from Tracy Molm, a member of the MN Anti-War Committee, to hear an update from Venezuela, "Today we were seen by thousands of people in Mi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/5/31/minnesot…

US to investigate reports N. Korea executed senior diplomat after Hanoi summit failure — Pompeo
rt.com | 2019-05-31
Following a slew of reports that North Korea had executed a senior envoy who participated in the Hanoi peace summit with US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he's 'checking it out.' | …
rt.com/usa/460730-north-korea-executions…

Canada's Trudeau Government Supportive of Venezuela Anti-democratic Hardline Elements
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has …
globalresearch.ca/ottawa-anti-democratic…

Canada Supports Most Hardline, Anti-Democratic Elements of Venezuela's Oppposition
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-31
Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied itself with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has supported the electorally marginal party for years. Juan Guaidó's VP (Popular Will in English) …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/canada-suppor…

MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-31
MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin ( @FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo-conservatives have continued to dominate the Washington foreign policy debate and have been instrumental in creating and fomenting Russiagate and Cold War 2.0. | Neoconservatives, or Neocons, have been a key force in Washington for decades and seem to maintain their…
mintpressnews.com/neoconservative-push-w…

Headlines for May 30, 2019
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-30
Robert Mueller Says His Report Did Not Exonerate President Trump, Mueller's Public Remarks Stoke Calls for Trump's Impeachment, Israeli Knesset Dissolved as PM Netanyahu Fails to Form Ruling Coalition, Without Evidence, John Bolton Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Sabotage, Louisiana Lawmakers Approve Ban on Most Abortions, Disney May Halt Filming in Georgia If State Abortion Ban Takes Effect, Latin American Rape Survivors Who Were Denied Abortions Appeal to U.N., Argentines Hold One-Day Strike Against IMF-Imposed Austerity, Argentine Lawmakers Consider Bill to Decriminalize Abortion, Honduran Protesters Mobilize Again…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/30/headlines

Maduro plans early legislative elections
Marco Teruggi | workers.org | 2019-05-30
This article was published in pagina12.com.ar on May 21. Translation by Michael Otto. May 20, 2018, is the date used as the focus of the narrative justifying the current attempted coup. On that day, Nicolás Maduro won the election for president. A large grouping of rightists had announced months before . . . | Continue reading Maduro plans early legislative elections at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/05/30/maduro-plans-earl…

Venezuela: Norway Talks End as Pence Telephones Guaido
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-30
Maduro praised "constructive dialogue" while the opposition reiterated appeals to the armed forces.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14515

Venezuelan Central Bank Releases Economic Data After Three-Year Hiatus
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-30
Inflation and GDP indicators had not been released since 2016.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14516

Bolton Alleges Iran Maritime Sabotage But Evidence Points Elsewhere
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-29
ABU DHABI, U.A.E. — On Wednesday, National Security Advisor John Bolton told a group of reporters in Abu Dhabi that "naval mines almost certainly from Iran" had been used to conduct the alleged "sabotage" attack on four commercial vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates' port of Fujairah earlier this month. "There is no doubt in anybody's mind in Washington who is responsible for this and I think it's important that the leadership in Iran know that w…
mintpressnews.com/bolton-alleges-iran-ma…

US Hints at Sanctions Against Venezuela CLAP Food Programme as Maduro Incorporates Militia
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-29
The Venezuelan President looks to combat corruption and improve the programme which benefits 6 million Venezuelan families.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14514

Sen. Graham's Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela: A Scare Tactic?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-29
Sen. Lindsey Graham issued one of the most explicit threats of military intervention against Venezuela yet. But does he mean it and does he truly believe Venezuela is a threat to the United States or is he just trying to scare the Maduro government? We discuss the latest escalation with CEPR's Alex Main…
therealnews.com/stories/sen-grahams-call…

Venezuela: New Round of 'Face to Face' Talks to be Held in Norway
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-27
The content of the dialogue between Maduro's and Guaido's teams has not been disclosed.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14510

Bipartisan thirst for more war: 75% of Congress calls on Trump to boost intervention in Syria, to 'pressure' Iran and Russia
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-25
While Trump threatens Iran and Venezuela with new wars, 400 Congress members, including leaders from both parties, want to intensify…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/24/bipartisan-wa…

NYT Parrots US Propaganda on Hezbollah in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2019-05-24
by Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz The New York Times ( 5/2/19) publishes sensational charges about an official enemy, based on documents only the Times has seen, vouched for by unnamed intelligence agents. What could go wrong? | Judith Miller and Michael Gordon published their now infamous New York Times article o…
fair.org/home/nyt-parrots-us-propaganda-…

Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela 'On Track to be Worse than Syria'
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2019-05-22
As the Trump Administration tightens its squeeze on the country, U.S. officials warn of increased migration and "profound collapse."
progressive.org/dispatches/humanitarian-…

Venezuela: Maduro Proposes Early Parliamentary Elections as ANC Extends Mandate
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-21
"Let's see who gets the most votes," Maduro challenged the opposition.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14502

Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and 'aid volunteer,' sends death threat to embassy defenders
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-21
Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido's aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/21/venezuelan-op…

Nationwide tour visits 35 cities to dispel U.S. lies on Venezuela
Marissa Sanchez | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-21
To help break the U.S. media/government blockade and offensive against Venezuela, PSL organizer and Liberation News reporter Gloria La Riva traveled across the country.
liberationnews.org/nationwide-tour-visit…

U.S. breaks international law, seizing Venezuelan Embassy and arresting guests
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-20
Under international law — 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, articles 22 and 45 — a host country is prohibited from invasion or interference with another nation's embassies, and is in fact obligated to defend it.
liberationnews.org/u-s-breaks-internatio…

øQuiénes son los partidarios del golpe que asediaron la embajada de Venezuela en Washington?
Jeb Sprague | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-20
Las tácticas de intimidación de los asediadores pro-golpe de la embajada mostraron la verdadera cara de una oposición venezolana violenta,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/20/asediadores-p…

Venezuela: Widespread Gasoline Shortages as Sanctions Take Toll on Oil Sector
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-20
Long queues have been seen at gas pumps around the country in recent days.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14500

Would Venezuela be in crisis under Hugo Chavez?
CGTN America | cgtn.com | 2019-05-17
Hugo Chavez made Venezuela one of the richest countries in South America. Today, the Venezuelan economy is collapsing. On this episode we speak to Temir Porras, a former advisor to Chavez, on what could have been done to avoid the current crisis.
america.cgtn.com/2019/05/17/would-venezu…

Venezuela: Gov't-Opposition Talks Reported as DC Embassy Raided
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-16
Maduro decried the embassy raid a "criminal act" and vowed to seek justice at the UN.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14495

US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela 'is not a dictatorship' and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-16
Opposition leader María Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela "is not a dictatorship"…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/15/opposition-le…

Who's behind the pro-Guaido mob that besieged Venezuela's embassy in Washington?
Jeb Sprague | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-16
The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/16/guaido-mob-ve…

China Delivers 71 Tons of Medical Aid to Venezuela
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-15
"With this second shipment, as well as that which we already received from the Russian Federation, the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent some 166 tons of medicines and supplies have arrived in the country," Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14490

Russia Warns US Against Venezuela Meddling as Alleged Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes National Assembly
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-15
Four more opposition deputies have also been accused of treason and conspiracy following the April 30 attempted putsch, bringing the total to fourteen.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14491

Un colectivo de activistas protege la embajada de Venezuela en Washington, D.C
Morgan Artyukhina | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-14
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.
liberationnews.org/un-colectivo-de-activ…

Guaido Requests US Military 'Cooperation' to Oust Maduro as US Vessel Violates Venezuelan Waters
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-13
A meeting between Guaido's team and the US Southern Command is being organised.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14486

Venezuelan Central Bank Liberalizes Forex Operations
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-10
Public and private banks will run foreign currency operations through "exchange tables."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14479

National Assembly VP Detained and 55 Armed Forces Officers Expelled in Attempted Putsch Fallout in Venezuela
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-09
Three more lawmakers also had their immunity from prosecution revoked on Wednesday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14477

Venezuela: ANC Revokes Lawmakers' Immunity over Alleged Role in Coup Attempt
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-08
The move paves the way for the criminal charges to be levied against the deputies.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14475