2019-06-07: Social Media Postees

President Maduro Ratifies Commitment to Women's Rights
plenglish.com | 2019-06-07
07 de junio de 2019, 09: 57Caracas, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has reaffirmed his commitment to women"s rights on World Day for Birth Rights and Respected Childbirth.
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Venezuela: US sanctions leave millions without water
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-07
Yolimar Contreras lives in Altos de Lidice, a poor barrio on the hillsides of Caracas, with her husband and her young son, in a two-room cinderblock home. | She has lived here for seven years. They used to have running water. At least, fairly often. But not anymore. | Yolimar told RNN: "We haven't had water for three to four months, because we're high up on the hillside." | It has not stopped her from washing the floors, but now in order to get water, they have to carry it up — one 23-litre jug at a time. She is not alone. Water is out across major portions of the neighborhood. | "All week long you see peop…
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Venezuelan Families Build Solidarity Amid Crisis
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-07
Once a month, 181 families in Caracas, Venezuela, collectively buy tons of produce, directly from a cooperative in Lara state, five hours away. The project, known as Alpargata, shows how the economic crisis is also building solidarity. Mike Fox reports from Venezuela…
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D-Day Normandy Invasion after 75 Years. The Falsification of History
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Once again the event is celebrated by demonization of National Socialist Germany and glorification of America's greatness in winning the war. | In actual fact the Normandy invasion was not a significant …
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Travel to Cuba Falls Victim to John Bolton's Wrath
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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,"
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Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
With the likes of John Bolton and Elliot Abrams directing US foreign policy, the US government has abandoned all pretense of "plausible denial" for its illegal regime-change initiatives. The "humanitarian" bombs may not be falling but, make no mistake, the US is waging a full-bore war against the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Back in 1998,…
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Bolivia's State-owned Company To Pen Deal With Russia's Acron
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons Luis Sanchez released a statement announcing an upcoming deal between Bolivia's state oil company and Russia's Acron for joint management of a petrochemical plant in southeast Brazil. | RELATED | Bolivia's Ambassador to UN to Lead First Committee of General Assembly | "We are concluding negotiations and signing agreements with Acron in the coming days, which are not only to provide gas to the petrochemical industry but also to be partner…
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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

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…
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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

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…
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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…
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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).
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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.
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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-…

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…

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

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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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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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 …
uwidata.com/3769-pompeo-and-trump-say-th…

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

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.
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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.
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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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

'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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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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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

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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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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14523

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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/farc-leader-san…

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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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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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…
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