Daily Archives: June 4, 2019

2019-06-04: News Headlines

Eds. (2019-06-04). Constitution — Title I: Fundamental Principles (Art. 1-9). mronline.org Article 1: The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is irrevocably free and independent, basing its moral property and values of freedom, equality, justice and international peace on the doctrine of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator. Independence, liberty, sovereignty, immunity, territorial integrity and national self-determination are unrenounceable rights of the Nation. | Source

Staff (2019-06-04). U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Subsidy for Millions of Venezuelans. therealnews.com Over half of Venezuelans currently receive a direct food subsidy delivered to their neighborhoods. Trump officials say that they are looking for ways to sanctions these. Mike Fox reports from Venezuela about the program…

plenglish (2019-06-04). US Government for a New Discredit Campaign against Venezuela. plenglish.com 04 de junio de 2019, 10: 20Caracas, June 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government is on Tuesday insisting on bringing Venezuela into disrepute through a new campaign so as to further alienate global public opinion regarding the harsh situation in the South American nation, the Venezuela Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza stated.

RT (2019-06-04). Pompeo says US intel only OCCASIONALLY 'gets things wrong', after bragging about 'lying' CIA. rt.com US intelligence agencies occasionally make mistakes but should still be trusted and taken at their word, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who once famously boasted that the CIA "lies, cheats and steals."

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-04). Bolton's Dangerous Psychopathology. counterpunch.org John Bolton has been saying for years that he wants to overthrow the Iranian government, but this time he seems to have gone too far, writes Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News and former correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Sunday Times of London and many other newspapers. "I met John Bolton and More

CGTN Africa (2019-06-04). Senegal's opposition calls for inquiry on BP gas deal. cgtn.com A group of opposition politicians in Senegal is demanding an investigation of two major offshore gas blocks run by British Petroleum (BP) after a report alleging fraud involving President Macky Sall's brother Aliou Sall. | Aliou Sall, brother of Senegalese President Macky Sall, speaks during a news conference in Dakar, Senegal June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Christophe Van Der Perre | The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Monday published an investigation alleging that in a previously unpublished arrangement, BP agreed to pay Timis Corporation, a company run by Romanian-Australian tycoon Frank Timis, around $10 bil…

Paul Dobson (2019-06-03). Canada Closes Venezuela Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out by End of Year. venezuelanalysis.com Ottawa also vowed to review the status of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps in Canada.

plenglish (2019-06-03). Venezuela Faces Broad-Spectrum War, says Deputy Foreign Minister. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The media campaign Venezuela faces today is part of a broad-spectrum war strategy and scheme to fragment national institutions, assured Deputy Minister of Communications William Castillo.

plenglish (2019-06-03). Cuba's Migrants in the US Address Violent Washington Policies. plenglish.com Washington, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of Marti Alliance reportedly analyzed on Monday the US aggressive policies against Cuba and Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-06-03). Lavrov Reiterates Rejection to Aggression on Venezuela. plenglish.com Moscow, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia reiterated its total rejection to foreign interference or aggression, including a military attack against Venezuela, and insisted on the need for an inclusive dialogue in the South American country.

International Rosa Luxemburg Conference (2019-06-03). Hands Off Venezuela! Resolution of the Solidarity Event in Berlin on May 28, 2019. globalresearch.ca Venezuela is under attack. An alliance led by the United States and supported by most states of the European Union, including Germany, has set itself the goal to oust the government of President Nicolás Maduro, which was democratically elected one …

plenglish (2019-06-03). Venezuela Moves Forward in Rectification, Renewal and Change Progress. plenglish.com Caracas, June 3 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuela Government is today betting on the path for rectification, renewal and change in policies and management forms, according to the call by the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro.

Yves Engler (2019-06-03). Canada Against Cuba and Venezuela. counterpunch.org Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed its Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship section. Now most Cubans wanting to visit Canada or get work/study More

teleSUR (2019-06-03). How Venezuelans Turn to Collective Action to Defy US Blockade. telesurenglish.net As the United States government intensifies its unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, its people have turned to one another to push ahead and deal with economic sanctions. Local Colectivos (Collectives) and demonstrations of popular support have come to represent the unbreakable will of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | Timeline of Half a Decade of US Economic War Against Venezuela | Yet the economic blockade keeps piling up, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arre…

Wyatt Reed (2019-06-03). Meet the DC tenants' advocacy group taking a stand… for regime change and war. thegrayzone.com The DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (TENAC) attacked Americans defending Venezuela's embassy from a right-wing takeover and clamored for US military…

WSWS (2019-06-03). Trudeau and Pence plot Canada's role in US imperialist aggression. wsws.org Trump's vice president has taken on an increasingly important role in articulating and implementing US imperialist aggression, especially against China and Venezuela.

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-03). Pompeo's Phony Outreach to Iran. globalresearch.ca Since its 1979 revolution, ending a generation of US-installed fascist dictatorship, Washington has been militantly hostile toward Iran — especially since Trump took office. | His regime continues all out war by other means to topple its government, wanting the Islamic …

RT (2019-06-03). Leaked Pompeo tape adds to growing doubts over Trump's 'deal of century' for Middle East. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly admitted that many have doubts over the US peace plan for the Middle East and it may fail. The "deal of the century" was already rejected by Palestine and earned skepticism from the EU.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-03). Pompeo Admits Kushner Peace Plan Likely Unworkable as Trump's Son-in-Law Openly Dehumanizes Palestinian People. commondreams.org "I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love," secretary of state says in leaked audio | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-06-03). Pompeo visit exposes deepening tensions between Germany and US. wsws.org In his visit to Berlin, US Secretary of State Pompeo reiterated long-standing differences and restated Washington's threats against Germany.

Staff (2019-06-03). Mike Pompeo Destroys Jared Kushner's 'Deal of the Century'. truthdig.com In private remarks that were recorded and leaked, the Secretary of State threw cold water on the unrevealed plan for Israel and Palestine.

Elizabeth Fischer (2019-06-03). Hawkish Trump White House Endangers our Collective Conscience. counterpunch.org The war drums in the White House have been beating louder in recent months. While Trump has shown himself willing to embrace bellicose rhetoric to further his political ambitions, until recently, it had been mostly all talk. However, the appointment of known war hawk John Bolton as national security adviser signaled a strong shift from More

Ben Armbruster (2019-06-03). How mainstream US media is failing us on Trump and Bolton's march to war with Iran. nationofchange.org The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions, mainstream U.S. media is helping them. | Much of this assistance has been overt. | Just like during the run-up to the Iraq war, outlets like CNN, NBC, and | the New York Times have in recent we…

Ben Armbruster (2019-06-03). How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us on Trump and Bolton's March to War with Iran. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions, mainstream U.S. media is helping them. | Much of this assistance has been overt. Just like during the run-up …

Eds. (2019-06-03). Building socialism from below. mronline.org The state is a disputed territory, and [entering into it] is necessary if we want to promote popular interests, but state power is not in any way the goal. In any effort to build popular power, there must be synergy between the bottom and the top. The key issue here is that what is done […] | Source

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-02). Desperate MH17 "Intelligence" Spin. Ukraine Secret Service Contends that "Pro-Russian Rebels had Targeted a Russian Passenger Plane". "But Shot Down Flight MH17 by Mistake" globalresearch.ca According to Ukraine's Secret Service, the alleged design of the pro-Russian rebels was to shoot down a Russian passenger plane, with a view to blaming the Ukrainian government and justifying a Russian invasion.

teleSUR (2019-06-02). Despite Sanctions Venezuelan Gov't Secures Right to Housing. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government announced on Sunday that it will continue to defend and secure the right to adequate housing despite the ongoing economic blockade imposed by the Trump administration. | RELATED: | UN Recognizes Venezuela Among Top Nations for Right to Housing | "We are proud that Venezuela has taken on a creative formula to demonstrate that governing by placing human beings above goods and capital is possible," Minister of Habitat and Housing, Ildelmaro Villarroel sai…

Staff (2019-06-02). National Referendum on Elections: A Way Forward for Venezuela (3/7). therealnews.com Venezuela's opposition and government are at an absolute impasse about how to get the country out of its current crisis, the best way forward is to renew the electoral authority and have a referendum on holding new elections across the board, says Edgard Lander…

teleSUR (2019-06-02). Cuban Doctors Praised for Their Work in Post-Cyclone Mozambique. telesurenglish.net The Cuban Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal Sunday praised the work of Cuban doctors in Mozambique who went to treat people affected by cyclone Idai. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Attend to Venezuelan Oil Workers Amid US Blockade | Portal said the doctors not only treated people but left the mark of revolution on the country. | "The work t…

Staff (2019-06-02). Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement. therealnews.com Recent human rights reports show that murders of social leaders have skyrocketed since Colombia's right-wing President Ivan Duque came into office in 2017. Activist Manuel Rozental speaks to us about the situation from one of the most affected areas…

teleSUR (2019-06-02). Colombia: Two Police Officers Linked to 'Aguilas Negras' Arrested As Group Issues New Threats. telesurenglish.net Two Colombian police officers have been arrested on charges related to their alleged association with the Aguilas Negras paramilitary group in Colombia This comes after a group using that name circulated threatening pamphlets at a university targeting people who participated in recent protests against government cuts to public education. | RELATED | Colombian Paramilitary Group Offers Bounty on Indigenous Leaders | The two officers, Deputy Commissioner Gerardo William Molano G…

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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 Source. therealnews.com An unnamed Norwegian source 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…

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 →

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.'

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…

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.

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

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.

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…

teleSUR (2019-05-29). The Crimes of US Blockade Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net teleSUR provides comprehensive coverage of the brutal impacts of half a decade of U.S. sanctions.

2019-06-04: Social Media Postees

Constitution — Title I: Fundamental Principles (Art. 1-9)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-04
Article 1: The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is irrevocably free and independent, basing its moral property and values of freedom, equality, justice and international peace on the doctrine of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator. Independence, liberty, sovereignty, immunity, territorial integrity and national self-determination are unrenounceable rights of the Nation. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/04/constitution-tit…

U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Subsidy for Millions of Venezuelans
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-04
Over half of Venezuelans currently receive a direct food subsidy delivered to their neighborhoods. Trump officials say that they are looking for ways to sanctions these. Mike Fox reports from Venezuela about the program…
therealnews.com/stories/u-s-prepares-san…

US Government for a New Discredit Campaign against Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-04
04 de junio de 2019, 10: 20Caracas, June 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government is on Tuesday insisting on bringing Venezuela into disrepute through a new campaign so as to further alienate global public opinion regarding the harsh situation in the South American nation, the Venezuela Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza stated.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Pompeo says US intel only OCCASIONALLY 'gets things wrong', after bragging about 'lying' CIA
rt.com | 2019-06-04
US intelligence agencies occasionally make mistakes but should still be trusted and taken at their word, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who once famously boasted that the CIA "lies, cheats and steals." | …
rt.com/usa/461017-mike-pompeo-wrong-cia/

Bolton's Dangerous Psychopathology
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-04
John Bolton has been saying for years that he wants to overthrow the Iranian government, but this time he seems to have gone too far, writes Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News and former correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Sunday Times of London and many other newspapers.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/04/boltons-dang…

Senegal's opposition calls for inquiry on BP gas deal
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-04
A group of opposition politicians in Senegal is demanding an investigation of two major offshore gas blocks run by British Petroleum (BP) after a report alleging fraud involving President Macky Sall's brother Aliou Sall. | Aliou Sall, brother of Senegalese President Macky Sall, speaks during a news conference in Dakar, Senegal June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Christophe Van Der Perre | The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Monday published an investigation alleging that in a previously unpublished arrangement, BP agreed to pay Timis Corporation, a company run by Romanian-Australian tycoon Frank Timis, around $10 bil…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/04/senegals-oppo…

Canada Closes Venezuela Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out by End of Year
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-03
Ottawa also vowed to review the status of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps in Canada.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14520

Canada Closes Venezuela Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out by End of Year
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-03
Ottawa also vowed to review the status of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps in Canada.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14520

Lavrov Reiterates Rejection to Aggression on Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Moscow, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia reiterated its total rejection to foreign interference or aggression, including a military attack against Venezuela, and insisted on the need for an inclusive dialogue in the South American country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Hands Off Venezuela! Resolution of the Solidarity Event in Berlin on May 28, 2019
International Rosa Luxemburg Conference | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Venezuela is under attack. An alliance led by the United States and supported by most states of the European Union, including Germany, has set itself the goal to oust the government of President Nicolás Maduro, which was democratically elected one …
globalresearch.ca/hands-off-venezuela-re…

How Venezuelans Turn to Collective Action to Defy US Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
As the United States government intensifies its unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, its people have turned to one another to push ahead and deal with economic sanctions. Local Colectivos (Collectives) and demonstrations of popular support have come to represent the unbreakable will of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | Timeline of Half a Decade of US Economic War Against Venezuela | Yet the economic blockade keeps piling up, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arre…
telesurenglish.net/news/How-Venezuelans-…

Venezuela Moves Forward in Rectification, Renewal and Change Progress
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Caracas, June 3 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuela Government is today betting on the path for rectification, renewal and change in policies and management forms, according to the call by the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Trudeau and Pence plot Canada's role in US imperialist aggression
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
Trump's vice president has taken on an increasingly important role in articulating and implementing US imperialist aggression, especially against China and Venezuela.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/03/penc…

Cuba's Migrants in the US Address Violent Washington Policies
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Washington, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of Marti Alliance reportedly analyzed on Monday the US aggressive policies against Cuba and Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Canada Against Cuba and Venezuela
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed its Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship section. Now most Cubans wanting to visit Canada or get work/study…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/canada-again…

Meet the DC tenants' advocacy group taking a stand… for regime change and war
Wyatt Reed | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-03
The DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (TENAC) attacked Americans defending Venezuela's embassy from a right-wing takeover and clamored for US military…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/03/meet-the-dc-t…

Venezuela Faces Broad-Spectrum War, says Deputy Foreign Minister
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Caracas, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The media campaign Venezuela faces today is part of a broad-spectrum war strategy and scheme to fragment national institutions, assured Deputy Minister of Communications William Castillo.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Canada Against Cuba and Venezuela
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed its Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship section. Now most Cubans wanting to visit Canada or get work/study…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/canada-again…

Pompeo's Phony Outreach to Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Since its 1979 revolution, ending a generation of US-installed fascist dictatorship, Washington has been militantly hostile toward Iran — especially since Trump took office. | His regime continues all out war by other means to topple its government, wanting the Islamic …
globalresearch.ca/pompeos-phony-outreach…

Mike Pompeo Destroys Jared Kushner's 'Deal of the Century'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
In private remarks that were recorded and leaked, the Secretary of State threw cold water on the unrevealed plan for Israel and Palestine.
truthdig.com/articles/mike-pompeo-destro…

Leaked Pompeo tape adds to growing doubts over Trump's 'deal of century' for Middle East
rt.com | 2019-06-03
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly admitted that many have doubts over the US peace plan for the Middle East and it may fail. The "deal of the century" was already rejected by Palestine and earned skepticism from the EU. | …
rt.com/usa/460947-pompeo-peace-plan-comm…

Pompeo visit exposes deepening tensions between Germany and US
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
In his visit to Berlin, US Secretary of State Pompeo reiterated long-standing differences and restated Washington's threats against Germany.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/03/pomp…

Pompeo Admits Kushner Peace Plan Likely Unworkable as Trump's Son-in-Law Openly Dehumanizes Palestinian People
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
"I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love," secretary of state says in leaked audio | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/03/pompeo-…

Hawkish Trump White House Endangers our Collective Conscience
Elizabeth Fischer | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
The war drums in the White House have been beating louder in recent months. While Trump has shown himself willing to embrace bellicose rhetoric to further his political ambitions, until recently, it had been mostly all talk. However, the appointment of known war hawk John Bolton as national security adviser signaled a strong shift from…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/hawkish-trum…

How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us on Trump and Bolton's March to War with Iran
Ben Armbruster | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions, mainstream U.S. media is helping them. | Much of this assistance has been overt. Just like during the run-up …
globalresearch.ca/mainstream-u-s-media-f…

How mainstream US media is failing us on Trump and Bolton's march to war with Iran
Ben Armbruster | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-03
The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions, mainstream U.S. media is helping them. | Much of this assistance has been overt. | Just like during the run-up to the Iraq war, outlets like CNN, NBC, and | the New York Times have in recent we…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/03/how-mainst…

Hawkish Trump White House Endangers our Collective Conscience
Elizabeth Fischer | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
The war drums in the White House have been beating louder in recent months. While Trump has shown himself willing to embrace bellicose rhetoric to further his political ambitions, until recently, it had been mostly all talk. However, the appointment of known war hawk John Bolton as national security adviser signaled a strong shift from…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/hawkish-trum…

Desperate MH17 "Intelligence" Spin. Ukraine Secret Service Contends that "Pro-Russian Rebels had Targeted a Russian Passenger Plane". "But Shot Down Flight MH17 by Mistake"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-02
According to Ukraine's Secret Service, the alleged design of the pro-Russian rebels was to shoot down a Russian passenger plane, with a view to blaming the Ukrainian government and justifying a Russian invasion.
globalresearch.ca/desperate-mh-17-intell…

Association of Democratic Lawyers Asks to Unfreeze Venezuelan Fund
plenglish.com | 2019-06-02
Caracas, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The International Association of Democratic Lawyers is developing a campaign to demand the unfreezing of Venezuelan state capital from the Novo Banco de Portugal, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Sunday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Cuban Doctors Praised for Their Work in Post-Cyclone Mozambique
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-02
The Cuban Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal Sunday praised the work of Cuban doctors in Mozambique who went to treat people affected by cyclone Idai. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Attend to Venezuelan Oil Workers Amid US Blockade | Portal said the doctors not only treated people but left the mark of revolution on the country. | "The work t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuban-Doctors-Pr…

Despite Sanctions Venezuelan Gov't Secures Right to Housing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-02
The Venezuelan government announced on Sunday that it will continue to defend and secure the right to adequate housing despite the ongoing economic blockade imposed by the Trump administration. | RELATED: | UN Recognizes Venezuela Among Top Nations for Right to Housing | "We are proud that Venezuela has taken on a creative formula to demonstrate that governing by placing human beings above goods and capital is possible," Minister of Habitat and Housing, Ildelmaro Villarroel sai…
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National Referendum on Elections: A Way Forward for Venezuela (3/7)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-02
Venezuela's opposition and government are at an absolute impasse about how to get the country out of its current crisis, the best way forward is to renew the electoral authority and have a referendum on holding new elections across the board, says Edgard Lander…
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Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-02
Recent human rights reports show that murders of social leaders have skyrocketed since Colombia's right-wing President Ivan Duque came into office in 2017. Activist Manuel Rozental speaks to us about the situation from one of the most affected areas…
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Colombia: Two Police Officers Linked to 'Aguilas Negras' Arrested As Group Issues New Threats
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-02
Two Colombian police officers have been arrested on charges related to their alleged association with the Aguilas Negras paramilitary group in Colombia This comes after a group using that name circulated threatening pamphlets at a university targeting people who participated in recent protests against government cuts to public education. | RELATED | Colombian Paramilitary Group Offers Bounty on Indigenous Leaders | The two officers, Deputy Commissioner Gerardo William Molano G…
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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

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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/

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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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…
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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…
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Opposition Demand for Maduro's Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Source
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-31
An unnamed Norwegian source 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…
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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…
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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 ?…
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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…
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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