Daily Archives: June 6, 2019

2019-06-06: News Headlines

John Buell (2019-06-06). From Guatemala to Moscow to Washington, Neoliberalism and Privatization Driving Our Crises. commondreams.org These exculpatory views survived even amidst the elevation of Elliott Abrams, the war criminal architect of brutal Central American policy late last century. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Guaido Relies on Personal Astrologer for Political Guidance. telesurenglish.net The self-proclaimed 'President' of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, does not travel without his personal astrologer and spiritual guru, Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker recounted in a new article. | RELATED: | Desperate Guaido Asks EU To Impose More Sanctions On Venezuela | According to the article, a "man in owlish glasses" introduced himself to Anderson as 'David' during the author's visit to Venezuela in March of this year. | David then proclaimed that Venezuelan President Nicolas…

Joshua Cho (2019-06-06). WSJ Says CIA Chief Wouldn't Do Anything 'Inappropriate'—Despite Record of Torture and Coverup. fair.org by Joshua Cho A Wall Street Journal report (5/25/19) by Warren Strobel whitewashed CIA Director Gina Haspel's career and put a positive spin on the CIA's insulation from public accountability with its turn towards its greatest opacity "in decades." While one might expect CIA officials to support greater secrecy around the organization, it's odd that …

Robbie Conal (2019-06-06). John Bolton, Warmonger. thenation.com John Bolton, Warmonger…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-06-06). U.S. government tightens Cuba travel prohibitions, targets tourism industry. peoplesworld.org The U.S. government under President Donald Trump on June 4 announced new restrictions on U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba. They took effect on June 5. National Security Advisor John Bolton, speaking to Cuban-American Bay of Pigs veterans in Miami on April 17, had set the stage. He mentioned upcoming travel restrictions plus the implementation of …

Medea Benjamin (2019-06-06). Travel to Cuba falls victim to John Bolton's wrath. nationofchange.org John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, calling them the "troika of tyranny" and the "three stooges of socialism," and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. He has openly stated that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is "alive and well," convey…

Staff (2019-06-06). Cuba Is Feeling John Bolton's Wrath. truthdig.com John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua— calling them the "troika of tyranny" and the "three stooges of socialism"—and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. He has openly stated that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is " alive and well," conveying that the United States will dictate th…

plenglish (2019-06-06). Venezuelan Gov't to Deliver Over 4,000 Homes. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Housing and Habitat will deliver on Thursday about 4,233 houses in 11 states of the country, as part of the social program Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV).

plenglish (2019-06-06). Venezuelan Opposition without Leadership or Credibility, Cabello Says. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition currently lacks leadership and credibility in front of its followers and the laws of the nation, Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), said.

Thomas Knapp (2019-06-06). Instead of a US Peace Plan for the Middle East, How about a US Peace Plan for the US? counterpunch.org US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes the Trump administration's plan for peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs as "unexecutable." President Trump says Pompeo "may be right." Good! As addiction counselors say, the first step is admitting you have a problem. With addiction, the way out is not "if at first you don't succeed, try, More

Paul Dobson (2019-06-06). Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference. venezuelanalysis.com The US Secretary of State claims efforts to unify the opposition have been "devilishly difficult."

Rebecca Santana (2019-06-06). Fighting Hitler and Jim Crow: The forgotten Black soldiers of D-Day. peoplesworld.org BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of thousands of Allied troops spread out across the air and sea aiming to get a toehold in Normandy, France for the final Western assault on Nazi Germany. And while portrayals of D-Day often depict an all-white host …

Michael T. Klare (2019-06-06). The Pentagon's Spoiling for a Fight … But With China, Not Iran. counterpunch.org The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and elsewhere to assume that the U.S. is gearing up for war with Iran. As in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials have More

Eric A. Gordon (2019-06-06). Comprehensive retrospective of African-American artist Charles White at LACMA. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Right now, the critical thing to say about the magnificent Charles White retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is that it closes June 9! Sorry, the time flew and I did not get to it until a couple of days ago. A retrospective exhibition aims at a universal glance back …

teleSUR (2019-06-06). LGBTQ in Israel Protest Anti-Gay Laws in Mass Marriage. telesurenglish.net An unofficial mass wedding was held in Tel Aviv by 23 gay couples to protest Israel's discrimination against homosexual unions. | RELATED: | BDS Activists Go on Trial in Germany over Protesting Israeli 'Pinkwashing' | "Struggle is not only about demonstrations and protests," organizers said in a statement before the Tuesday event. "It is also about loving the one we want, the way we want," they said | "So in a place where it is forbidden to us to marry, we will marry…

plenglish (2019-06-06). Violence against Women Grows in Colombia. plenglish.com Bogota, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 29,000 acts of violence against women were recorded in the first quarter of the year in Colombia, the Institute of Legal Medicine reported today.

WSWS (2019-06-06). Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE. wsws.org Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Putin: US Army Intervention in Venezuela Would Be Disaster. telesurenglish.net Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that a U.S. military intervention in Venezuela would be a disaster and said even Washington's allies did not support such a course of action. | RELATED: | China, Russia Will Support Stabilization in Venezuela: Putin | "We are against intervention into interior political affairs of other countries. We think it causes drastic, if not tragic consequences. The cases of countries like Libya, Iraq are the best proof to that," the Russia l…

Justin Podur (2019-06-06). Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the US's Favorite Weapon. commondreams.org U.S. sanctions against Venezuela have already killed 40,000 people between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by Mark Weisbrot and Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-06-06). Trump Targets Cuba's Tourism and Small Businesses. therealnews.com Trump administration sanctions that impose new travel restrictions on Cuba are aimed at Cuba's economy and will have no effect on Cuba's support for Venezuela, says Nefta Freeman of IPS…

plenglish (2019-06-06). Venezuela to Co-host with Russia OPEC Gas Summit. plenglish.com St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has announced on Thursday it will co-host with Russia the next OPEC Gas Summit as part of the 23rd International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.

Gregory Shupak (2019-06-06). In Media's Looking Glass, US Doesn't Threaten Iran But Merely Responds to Iranian Threats. fair.org by Gregory Shupak | US leaders have been threatening Iran for years, but US corporate media persistently and wrongly paint US escalations against Iran as defensive countermeasures. | George W. Bush said in 2008 that "all options are on the table" in terms of the policies the US will consider toward Iran, which was a way of saying that the US might militarily attack Iran—even a nuclear first strike would fit under "all." (Oddly, when officials talk about "all options," options that involve killing people seem to be the only kind they have in min…

Medea Benjamin (2019-06-05). Travel to Cuba Falls Victim to John Bolton's Wrath. commondreams.org Beach chairs are lined up for a show at the beach of the Cayo Blanco key, a 50 minute ride in Catamaran from Varadero, on May 12, 2019, in Cayo Blanco, Cuba. Cuban tourism is facing challenges as the US government recently tightened its embargo on Cuba activating the Title III of the Helms Burton law increasing the pressure on the Cuban government by allowing U.S. courts to prosecute international companies which have worked with properties nationalized in Cuba since 1959. (Photo: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peter Bolton (2019-06-05). The sordid history of Trump's fake claims about the British royal family. thecanary.co Donald Trump has been celebrating his trip to the UK as a great success. During the official state visit, he attended a banquet and inspected the guard with the queen and other members…

plenglish (2019-06-05). Venezuela Wants to Renovate the Legislature, Maduro Says. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela wants the renovation of the National Assembly (Parliament in contempt since 2016) to make progress in the process of political stabilization, President of the Republic Nicolas Maduro said.

plenglish (2019-06-05). Venezuela Hosts Latin American Meeting of Local Governments. plenglish.com 05 de junio de 2019, 11: 28Caracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 officials from Latin America and the Caribbean will discuss in Caracas the construction of cooperation ties from Wednesday to June 9 during the first Latin American Meeting of Local Governments and Participatory Democracy.

plenglish (2019-06-05). Venezuela Urges People of the World to Take Care of the Mother Earth. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 5 ( Prensa Latina ) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged Wednesday the people of the world to take care of Mother Earth on the occasion of World Environment Day.

teleSUR (2019-06-05). US: Tape Shows Pompeo's Real Opinion on Venezuelan Opposition. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan opposition is divided, a fact which has presented challenges to the U.S. government in their efforts to topple President Nicolas Maduro, admitted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a secret recording leaked Wednesday by the Washington Post. | RELATED: | Sanction to Kill: How US Blockade Is Taking Venezuelans' Lives | "Our conundrum, which is to keep the opposition united, has proven devilishly difficult," Pompeo added during a closed-door meeting in New York last we…

unitedEditor (2019-06-05). Pompeo and Trump say the US is ready for talks with Iran… uwidata.com but will Iran risk trusting them yet again? While less than a month ago everyone was concerned about the possibility of war breaking out in the Persian Gulf, American policy toward Iran now seems to have shifted once again. While in Japan, Trump stated that the US has no plans to bring down the …

Teresa Gutierrez (2019-06-05). 'Shock and awe' war on migrants and prisoners. workers.org In 2003, during the genocidal and criminal U.S. war against Iraq, the term "shock and awe" was propagated. The British Telegraph wrote 10 years later on March 19, 2013: "One expression above all others has become associated with the invasion of Iraq: 'shock and awe.' Developed at the Pentagon, . . . | Continue reading 'Shock and awe' war on migrants and prisoners at Workers.org

Nadia Bazuk (2019-06-05). The Ukrainian State's Interference in Church Affairs. globalresearch.ca The recent presidential elections in Ukraine ended quite unexpectedly — the comedian Volodymyr Zelensky whose bid for presidency hadn't been taken seriously by experts and voters in early 2019, defeated Petro Poroshenko and won a landslide victory. The margin between …

Venezuela Analysis (2019-06-05). Canada Closes Venezuelan Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out This Year. theantimedia.com (VA) — Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the "temporary" closure of her country's embassy and the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, claiming Ottawa had "no choice." In a Sunday press statement, Freeland accused the Maduro government of haven "taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function" by failing to renew visas for …

plenglish (2019-06-05). Colombian James Rodriguez Says Goodbye to Bayern Munich FC. plenglish.com 05 de junio de 2019, 14: 10Munich, Germany, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian forward James Rodriguez said goodbye to Bayern Munich fans this Wednesday after announcing his withdrawal from the team.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-06-05). FARC leader Santrich freed, but peace is still held hostage in Colombia. peoplesworld.org Former FARC guerrilla commander Jesús Santrich, imprisoned on April 9, 2018, went free on May 30. Colombian authorities had held him pending extradition to the United Sates. Their plan violated the peace agreement signed in November 2016 between FARC guerrillas and Colombia's government. Santrich, born Seuxis Hernández Solarte, personifies the turmoil in Colombia stemming from …

plenglish (2019-06-05). Supreme Court of Colombia to Subpoena Santrich. plenglish.com Bogota, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia on Wednesday announced the decision to subpoena the leader of the Alternative Revolutionary Force of the Common (FARC) and congressman, Jesus Santrich.

Jason Ditz (2019-06-05). Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has made clear that their anger toward Venezuela's government also extends to Cuba, and this was shown again today with the administration imposing new restrictions to prevent Americans ever setting foot on Cuban soil. The new restrictions target educational trips as well as cruise ships, forbidden all cruises from stopping in Cuba for …

Eds. (2019-06-05). Washington Office on Latin America gets behind U.S. regime change agenda in Venezuela. mronline.org WOLA's hawkish stance on Venezuela may seem surprising for a "human rights" organization, but it is less of a surprise for those familiar with WOLA's history. | Source

teleSUR (2019-06-05). China, Russia Will Support Stabilization in Venezuela: Putin. telesurenglish.net President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping met Wednesday in Moscow in order to discuss bilateral agreements and strategic interests, while also discussing the situation in Venezuela, vowing that their governments would work hard to "stabilize." | RELATED: | Russia Denies Sharing Intel With Trump On Venezuela | Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media that China would work with the international community to play a constructive role with Venezuela and help the c…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-05). Venezuela: Oil Production Reportedly Down as Gov't Defaults on Gold Swap. venezuelanalysis.com Sanctions have taken a toll on Venezuela's oil output and generated fuel shortages.

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

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."

Ben Norton (2019-06-04). Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine is a nationalist hawk who volunteered with fascist party during US-backed coup. thegrayzone.com Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who…

Ben Norton (2019-06-04). Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine is nationalist hawk who volunteered with fascist party during US-backed coup. thegrayzone.com Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who…

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…

United Nations (2019-06-04). Colombia: Rights experts condemn killing of reintegrated former rebel fighter, call for respect of peace process. un.org Against a backdrop of challenges in implementing the peace process in Colombia, six independent UN human rights experts condemned on Tuesday the killing of a former member of the FARC-EP guerilla movement, which they said constitutes a "violation" of the guarantees made by the Government in the 2016 peace agreement.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-04). Washington Office on Latin America Gets Behind US Regime Change Agenda in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com WOLA's hawkish stance on Venezuela may seem surprising for a "human rights" organization, but it is less of a surprise for those familiar with WOLA's history.

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…

Staff (2019-06-04). U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Program for Millions of Venezuelans. therealnews.com The United States is preparing sanctions against a major Venezuelan government subsidized food program that distributes important food staples to over half of Venezuelans each month. The impact would be devastating. Mike Fox reports from Venezuela…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-04). Dubious Report on Russia Withdrawing Defense Support to Venezuela. globalresearch.ca With attribution to Mark Twain's remark about false reports of his death, a Wall Street Journal report on Russia withdrawing defense support to Venezuela is greatly exaggerated. See below. | Trump is Exhibit A proof that all politicians lie, and nothing …

2019-06-06: Social Media Postees

Travel to Cuba falls victim to John Bolton's wrath
Medea Benjamin | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-06
John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, calling them the "troika of tyranny" and the "three stooges of socialism," and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. He has openly stated that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is "alive and well," convey…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/06/travel-to-…

U.S. government tightens Cuba travel prohibitions, targets tourism industry
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-06
The U.S. government under President Donald Trump on June 4 announced new restrictions on U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba. They took effect on June 5. National Security Advisor John Bolton, speaking to Cuban-American Bay of Pigs veterans in Miami on April 17, had set the stage. He mentioned upcoming travel restrictions plus the implementation of …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-government-…

Travel to Cuba falls victim to John Bolton's wrath
Medea Benjamin | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-06
John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, calling them the "troika of tyranny" and the "three stooges of socialism," and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. He has openly stated that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is "alive and well," convey…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/06/travel-to-…

John Bolton, Warmonger
Robbie Conal | thenation.com | 2019-06-06
John Bolton, Warmonger…
thenation.com/article/john-bolton-warmon…

Cuba Is Feeling John Bolton's Wrath
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-06
John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua– calling them the "troika of tyranny" and the "three stooges of socialism"–and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. He has openly stated that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is " alive and well," conveying that the United States will dictate th…
truthdig.com/articles/cuba-is-already-fe…

Venezuelan Opposition without Leadership or Credibility, Cabello Says
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
Caracas, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition currently lacks leadership and credibility in front of its followers and the laws of the nation, Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Opposition without Leadership or Credibility, Cabello Says
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
Caracas, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition currently lacks leadership and credibility in front of its followers and the laws of the nation, Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Gov't to Deliver Over 4,000 Homes
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
Caracas, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Housing and Habitat will deliver on Thursday about 4,233 houses in 11 states of the country, as part of the social program Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV).
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

From Guatemala to Moscow to Washington, Neoliberalism and Privatization Driving Our Crises
John Buell | commondreams.org | 2019-06-06
These exculpatory views survived even amidst the elevation of Elliott Abrams, the war criminal architect of brutal Central American policy late last century. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/06/guatem…

Instead of a US Peace Plan for the Middle East, How about a US Peace Plan for the US?
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-06
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes the Trump administration's plan for peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs as "unexecutable." President Trump says Pompeo "may be right." Good! As addiction counselors say, the first step is admitting you have a problem. With addiction, the way out is not…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/06/instead-of-a…

Instead of a US Peace Plan for the Middle East, How about a US Peace Plan for the US?
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-06
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes the Trump administration's plan for peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs as "unexecutable." President Trump says Pompeo "may be right." Good! As addiction counselors say, the first step is admitting you have a problem. With addiction, the way out is not…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/06/instead-of-a…

Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-06
The US Secretary of State claims efforts to unify the opposition have been "devilishly difficult."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14525

The Pentagon's Spoiling for a Fight … But With China, Not Iran
Michael T. Klare | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-06
The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and elsewhere to assume that the U.S. is gearing up for war with Iran. As in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials have…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/06/the-pentagon…

The Pentagon's Spoiling for a Fight … But With China, Not Iran
Michael T. Klare | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-06
The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and elsewhere to assume that the U.S. is gearing up for war with Iran. As in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials have…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/06/the-pentagon…

Fighting Hitler and Jim Crow: The forgotten Black soldiers of D-Day
Rebecca Santana | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-06
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)–It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of thousands of Allied troops spread out across the air and sea aiming to get a toehold in Normandy, France for the final Western assault on Nazi Germany. And while portrayals of D-Day often depict an all-white host …
peoplesworld.org/article/fighting-hitler…

Comprehensive retrospective of African-American artist Charles White at LACMA
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-06
LOS ANGELES–Right now, the critical thing to say about the magnificent Charles White retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is that it closes June 9! Sorry, the time flew and I did not get to it until a couple of days ago. A retrospective exhibition aims at a universal glance back …
peoplesworld.org/article/comprehensive-r…

LGBTQ in Israel Protest Anti-Gay Laws in Mass Marriage
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
An unofficial mass wedding was held in Tel Aviv by 23 gay couples to protest Israel's discrimination against homosexual unions. | RELATED: | BDS Activists Go on Trial in Germany over Protesting Israeli 'Pinkwashing' | "Struggle is not only about demonstrations and protests," organizers said in a statement before the Tuesday event. "It is also about loving the one we want, the way we want," they said | "So in a place where it is forbidden to us to marry, we will marry…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israels-LGBTQ-Co…

Guaido Relies on Personal Astrologer for Political Guidance
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
The self-proclaimed 'President' of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, does not travel without his personal astrologer and spiritual guru, Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker recounted in a new article. | RELATED: | Desperate Guaido Asks EU To Impose More Sanctions On Venezuela | According to the article, a "man in owlish glasses" introduced himself to Anderson as 'David' during the author's visit to Venezuela in March of this year. | David then proclaimed that Venezuelan President Nicolas…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guaido-Relies-on…

Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE
wsws.org | 2019-06-06
Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/06/brco…

Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE
wsws.org | 2019-06-06
Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/06/brco…

Violence against Women Grows in Colombia
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
Bogota, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 29,000 acts of violence against women were recorded in the first quarter of the year in Colombia, the Institute of Legal Medicine reported today.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Putin: US Army Intervention in Venezuela Would Be Disaster
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that a U.S. military intervention in Venezuela would be a disaster and said even Washington's allies did not support such a course of action. | RELATED: | China, Russia Will Support Stabilization in Venezuela: Putin | "We are against intervention into interior political affairs of other countries. We think it causes drastic, if not tragic consequences. The cases of countries like Libya, Iraq are the best proof to that," the Russia l…
telesurenglish.net/news/Putin-US-Army-In…

Trump Targets Cuba's Tourism and Small Businesses
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-06
Trump administration sanctions that impose new travel restrictions on Cuba are aimed at Cuba's economy and will have no effect on Cuba's support for Venezuela, says Nefta Freeman of IPS…
therealnews.com/stories/trump-targets-cu…

Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the US's Favorite Weapon
Justin Podur | commondreams.org | 2019-06-06
U.S. sanctions against Venezuela have already killed 40,000 people between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by Mark Weisbrot and Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/06/sancti…

Venezuela to Co-host with Russia OPEC Gas Summit
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has announced on Thursday it will co-host with Russia the next OPEC Gas Summit as part of the 23rd International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

The sordid history of Trump's fake claims about the British royal family
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-06-05
Donald Trump has been celebrating his trip to the UK as a great success. During the official state visit, he attended a banquet and inspected the guard with the queen and other members…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/06/05/the-sordid-history-of-trumps-fake-claims-about-the-british-royal-family/

Travel to Cuba Falls Victim to John Bolton's Wrath
Medea Benjamin | commondreams.org | 2019-06-05
Beach chairs are lined up for a show at the beach of the Cayo Blanco key, a 50 minute ride in Catamaran from Varadero, on May 12, 2019, in Cayo Blanco, Cuba. Cuban tourism is facing challenges as the US government recently tightened its embargo on Cuba activating the Title III of the Helms Burton law increasing the pressure on the Cuban government by allowing U.S. courts to prosecute international companies which have worked with properties nationalized in Cuba since 1959. (Photo: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/05/travel…

Venezuela Wants to Renovate the Legislature, Maduro Says
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
Caracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela wants the renovation of the National Assembly (Parliament in contempt since 2016) to make progress in the process of political stabilization, President of the Republic Nicolas Maduro said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Urges People of the World to Take Care of the Mother Earth
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
Caracas, Jun 5 ( Prensa Latina ) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged Wednesday the people of the world to take care of Mother Earth on the occasion of World Environment Day.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Hosts Latin American Meeting of Local Governments
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
05 de junio de 2019, 11: 28Caracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 officials from Latin America and the Caribbean will discuss in Caracas the construction of cooperation ties from Wednesday to June 9 during the first Latin American Meeting of Local Governments and Participatory Democracy.
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US: Tape Shows Pompeo's Real Opinion on Venezuelan Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
The Venezuelan opposition is divided, a fact which has presented challenges to the U.S. government in their efforts to topple President Nicolas Maduro, admitted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a secret recording leaked Wednesday by the Washington Post. | RELATED: | Sanction to Kill: How US Blockade Is Taking Venezuelans' Lives | "Our conundrum, which is to keep the opposition united, has proven devilishly difficult," Pompeo added during a closed-door meeting in New York last we…
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Pompeo and Trump say the US is ready for talks with Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-05
but will Iran risk trusting them yet again? While less than a month ago everyone was concerned about the possibility of war breaking out in the Persian Gulf, American policy toward Iran now seems to have shifted once again. While in Japan, Trump stated that the US has no plans to bring down the …
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'Shock and awe' war on migrants and prisoners
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2019-06-05
In 2003, during the genocidal and criminal U.S. war against Iraq, the term "shock and awe" was propagated. The British Telegraph wrote 10 years later on March 19, 2013: "One expression above all others has become associated with the invasion of Iraq: 'shock and awe.' Developed at the Pentagon, . . . | Continue reading 'Shock and awe' war on migrants and prisoners at Workers.org
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The Ukrainian State's Interference in Church Affairs
Nadia Bazuk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The recent presidential elections in Ukraine ended quite unexpectedly — the comedian Volodymyr Zelensky whose bid for presidency hadn't been taken seriously by experts and voters in early 2019, defeated Petro Poroshenko and won a landslide victory. The margin between …
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Canada Closes Venezuelan Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out This Year
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(VA) — Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the "temporary" closure of her country's embassy and the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, claiming Ottawa had "no choice." In a Sunday press statement, Freeland accused the Maduro government of haven "taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function" by failing to renew visas for …

Canada Closes Venezuelan Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out This Year

Supreme Court of Colombia to Subpoena Santrich
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
Bogota, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia on Wednesday announced the decision to subpoena the leader of the Alternative Revolutionary Force of the Common (FARC) and congressman, Jesus Santrich.
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FARC leader Santrich freed, but peace is still held hostage in Colombia
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-05
Former FARC guerrilla commander Jesús Santrich, imprisoned on April 9, 2018, went free on May 30. Colombian authorities had held him pending extradition to the United Sates. Their plan violated the peace agreement signed in November 2016 between FARC guerrillas and Colombia's government. Santrich, born Seuxis Hernández Solarte, personifies the turmoil in Colombia stemming from …
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Colombian James Rodriguez Says Goodbye to Bayern Munich FC
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
05 de junio de 2019, 14: 10Munich, Germany, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian forward James Rodriguez said goodbye to Bayern Munich fans this Wednesday after announcing his withdrawal from the team.
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Washington Office on Latin America gets behind U.S. regime change agenda in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-05
WOLA's hawkish stance on Venezuela may seem surprising for a "human rights" organization, but it is less of a surprise for those familiar with WOLA's history. | Source…
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Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has made clear that their anger toward Venezuela's government also extends to Cuba, and this was shown again today with the administration imposing new restrictions to prevent Americans ever setting foot on Cuban soil. The new restrictions target educational trips as well as cruise ships, forbidden all cruises from stopping in Cuba for …

Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba

Venezuela: Oil Production Reportedly Down as Gov't Defaults on Gold Swap
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-05
Sanctions have taken a toll on Venezuela's oil output and generated fuel shortages.
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China, Russia Will Support Stabilization in Venezuela: Putin
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping met Wednesday in Moscow in order to discuss bilateral agreements and strategic interests, while also discussing the situation in Venezuela, vowing that their governments would work hard to "stabilize." | RELATED: | Russia Denies Sharing Intel With Trump On Venezuela | Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media that China would work with the international community to play a constructive role with Venezuela and help the c…
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Chinese President Arrives in Moscow To Meet With Putin
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Moscow Wednesday for his first state visit to the Russian Federation this year. | RELATED: | China Warns US Can't Pressure Them to Force Trade Deal | According to reports, Xi plans to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as they discuss a wide range of topics, including North Korea, Venezuela, and Syria. | The two leaders are also expected to sign or witness the signing of important cooperation documents, and attend a gathering ce…
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Russia Denies Sharing Intel With Trump on Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sat down for an interview with the RBC Group on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics affecting his country. | RELATED: | Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists' | During the interview, Lavrov was asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's claims that Russia informed him about the withdrawal of their military personnel from Venezuela. | Lavrov rebuffed Trump's claims about Russia informing him of their personnel withdra…
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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.
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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.
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French Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Increased 50% in 2018: Report
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-04
Despite a national call to end Yemen's "Dirty War," in 2018 French weapons sales to Saudi Arabia skyrocketed by 50 percent, a federal report revealed Tuesday. | RELATED: | US to Sell Arab Allies $8B in Arms to 'Deter Iran': Pompeo | According to the annual report, France's arms sales rose to 91 billion euros (US$102 billion) or 30 pe…
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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." | …
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Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine is a nationalist hawk who volunteered with fascist party during US-backed coup
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-04
Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who…
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Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine is nationalist hawk who volunteered with fascist party during US-backed coup
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-04
Facebook's new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/04/facebook-publ…