2019-06-11: News Headlines

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-06-11). Oil, Population, Temperature, What Causes What? counterpunch.org In statistics, correlation is not proof of causation. Causation between coincidences has to be established by deeper investigation. Three trends that are tightly coincident, between the years 1960 to 2025, are: the increase in global population above its 1953 total of 2.7 billion (2.7B), the accumulated petroleum production since 1900 (in giga-barrels, Gb), and the increase in average global temperature, T, above a baseline of 14.7 degrees Centigrade (T – 14.7C). More

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-11). Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition. counterpunch.org Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support More

plenglish (2019-06-11). US Plans against Venezuela Fail, Cuba's President Asserts. plenglish.com Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel has asserted that the US Government has failed in its plans against the Venezuelan revolution.

plenglish (2019-06-11). Reinsertion Plan Benefits 1.6 Million Venezuelan Youths. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.657 million Venezuelan youths have registered in the Youth Employment Great Mission (Gran Mision Chamba Juvenil), a government program to reincorporate young people into educational and labor projects, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.

Staff (2019-06-11). Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict. therealnews.com Vladimir and Ernesto Villegas — both well-known Venezuelan journalists — one part of the Maduro government and the other an ex-Chavista, navigate opposing sides of Venezuela's political divide while remaining true to each other and to themselves. Ed Augustin reports…

plenglish (2019-06-11). Tourism Business Event to Gather 47 Nations in Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, June 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Tourism, Stella Lugo, announced the eve that forthcoming international business roundtable will gather entrepreneurs and investors from 47 countries to eye up this activity expansion.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President. telesurenglish.net The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti…

WSWS (2019-06-11). US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government. wsws.org Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.

Dave Lindorff (2019-06-11). Forget Russiagate, Now it's US-gate! US Election Meddling Extends to Britain. counterpunch.org So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America's current Secretary of State, on a visit to the UK, assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next More

The Tricontinental (2019-06-10). Dossier 17: Venezuela and hybrid wars in Latin America. mronline.org Dossier no. 17 reflects on the hybrid war unleashed against Venezuela. We document the repertoire of tactics, but also the motives behind them. We are interested not only in the recent attack on Venezuela, but in the similarities between this attack and others in Latin America over the past decades. | Source

Paul Dobson (2019-06-10). Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates. venezuelanalysis.com The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.

Thomas Hedges (2019-06-10). How corporate forces are lobbying for a coup in Venezuela. thegrayzone.com A video report on the forces behind the Venezuelan regime change lobby in Washington, DC and the campaign of disinformation…

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Two Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Northeastern Colombia. telesurenglish.net A military patrol in northeastern Colombia came under attack on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least two soldiers in the Arauca region. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure | According to the Colombian military, the attack took place on one of their army patrols that was moving through the village of Zaparav in the Tame municipality. | The soldiers were reportedly killed when several explosive devices were detonated as the Colombian military co…

plenglish (2019-06-10). Portugal Social Movements Demand Novo Banco Unblocs Venezuelan Money. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Social movements in Portugal on Monday demanded the return of Venezuelan financial assets confiscated by that country"s Novo Banco, according to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

United Nations (2019-06-10). Amid Venezuela exodus, UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie visits camps on Colombian border, appeals for humanity, more support. un.org As the United Nations announced four million Venezuelans have fled their country, Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the world body's refugee agency, visited camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border, where on Saturday she appealed for more leadership, more humanity and more support to countries bearing the brunt of the crisis.

plenglish (2019-06-10). Venezuela Prepares Last Details of 15th Film Festival. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Culture announces Monday that details are being prepared for the 15th Venezuelan Film Festival, where 12 feature films will compete from June 13-20 in Caracas.

plenglish (2019-06-10). Venezuelan Opposition Fails in Efforts to Take Over Power. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The reactions from the opposition leadership to statements by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about its lan right wing are part of an international agenda of discredit.

plenglish (2019-06-10). Colombian Ministry of Defense Faces Censure Motion. plenglish.com 10 de junio de 2019, 17: 55Bogota, June 10 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian House of Representatives will hold a censure vote against Defense Minister Guillermo Botero, to whom the opposition attributes the cover-up of the crime of a former FARC guerrilla member last April.

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Colombia: 3 Indigenous Social Leaders Murdered. telesurenglish.net Three Indigenous leaders from Colombia's Awa community were killed in different sectors of the municipalities of Barbacoas and Tumaco over the past week. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | The leaders were receiving threats via WhatsApp while commemorating the 29th anniversary of the creation of the Indigenous…

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Colombia: FARC Leader Santrich Cleared to Swear In as Lawmaker. telesurenglish.net The Commission of Accreditation of the House of Representatives of Colombia authorized on Monday the former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Seuxis Paucias Hernandez Solarte, known as "Jesus Santrich", to swear in and take his seat in the Colombian Congress. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Leader Jesus Santrich Freed at Top Court's Order | Three of the five congressmen that make up the collegiate body accepted Santrich's accreditations and determined that…

teleSUR (2019-06-10). US Will Try To Stop Corbyn From Being Elected PM: Pompeo. telesurenglish.net In the most recent showcase of United States (U.S.) meddling in foreign governments, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged, in a leaked conversation with British Jewish leaders, that his country will "push-back" against Labour's party leader Jeremy Corbyn's bid to get elected as Prime Minister. | RELATED: | Corbyn Accuses Trump of 'Interfering' in Britain's Race for PM | "It could be that Mr. Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected," Pompeo is heard saying. "It's possi…

Joà´l Léon (2019-06-10). Haiti, the Silent Chaos! globalresearch.ca Introductory Note on Somalia. Its Relevance to Haiti | One year of the war between Somalia and Ethiopia (1977-78) was enough to destroy an entire country and spread instability across the region. | After the 1991 coup that toppled general Mohamed Siad …

F. William Engdahl (2019-06-10). The Downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17: Mahathir Opens a "Ukraine Political Pandora's Box" globalresearch.ca Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad sent shock waves in a public speech where he dismissed a Dutch "official" report blaming Russia for the downing of Malaysia Air Flight 17 in July, 2014, weeks after a CIA-led coup toppled the elected …

teleSUR (2019-06-09). Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow'. telesurenglish.net Iran said Saturday that new U.S. sanctions on its petrochemical industry show the hollowness of President Donald Trump's claims to be open to fresh negotiations with Tehran. | RELATED: | The Spoils of Economic War: How the US, Saudis Profit From Sanctions on Venezuela and Iran | "Only one week was needed for the U.S. president's claim that he was ready to negotiate with Iran to be proven hollow," foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. | Tr…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-09). Greenpeace Campaigners Stop BP Rig Bound for North Sea, Stalling Fossil Fuel Giant's Plan to Extract 30 Million Barrels of Oil. commondreams.org Three Greenpeace campaigners halted a British Petroleum oil rig off the coast of Scotland on Sunday as it prepared to leave for the North Sea to drill oil wells. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

plenglish (2019-06-09). President Diaz-Canel Ratifies Unity between Cuba and Venezuela. plenglish.com 09 de junio de 2019, 09: 10Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday said that Cuba and Venezuela will win over the aggressiveness by the United States, thanks to the unity and dignity that characterize the two countries.

plenglish (2019-06-09). Venezuela, Russia to Use Rubles in Trade to Bypass US Sanctions. plenglish.com 09 de junio de 2019, 08: 49Caracas, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Russia are working nowadays on the creation of a trade mechanism with payment in rubles to bypass the blockade imposed by the United States, Tareck El Aissami, Vice President of Economy, pointed out.

teleSUR (2019-06-09). Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan national football team stunned their United States (U.S.) counterpart on Sunday with a confidence-boosting victory of 3-0 in a friendly match in Cincinnati, as part of preparatory games for Copa America 2019. | RELATED: | FIFA Women's World Cup Under Way in France | "The triumph gives us that necessary tranquility to begin to compete officially,' the team's coach, Rafael Dudamel, said, adding that "it is good that our country celebrates. It is one of the first motivations we have, to…

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-09). The Solidarity and Unity of Venezuelans against U.S. Interventionism. globalresearch.ca The foreign policy of the United States has never been rational and consistent. Its imperial ideology obfuscates the minds of its politicians who become blind to the consequences of their decisions. We have seen that clearly in their actions in …

teleSUR (2019-06-09). Rep. Ilhan Omar Ordered to Reimburse Campaign Expenses. telesurenglish.net The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board ruled Thursday that U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar violated state campaign finance rules and asked her to reimburse her campaign committee for about US$3,500, plus a US$500 civil penalty. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th Anniversary | "I'm glad this process is complete and that the Campaign Finance Board has come to a resolution on this matter," Omar said in a statement. | The democratic representati…

teleSUR (2019-06-09). More Arrests for Latest Homophobic Attack in London. telesurenglish.net A fifth arrest was made on Saturday for the recent homophobic attack against a lesbian couple in London. The boy is aged 16, similar to the four other assailants. | RELATED: | US: Straight Pride Organizers Linked to White Supremacists | UK police have announced a new arrest for the homophobic assault against a lesbian couple on a London night bus. The case…

teleSUR (2019-06-08). Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is opening several bridges along its border with Colombia. The Simon Bolivar, Union and Santander bridges in Venezuela had been ordered closed to traffic since Feb. 22 when the Colombian government tried to allow 'humanitarian aid' from the United States to illegally enter the country from its border city of Cucuta. | RELATED: | US Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS and US Law | "In full exercise of our sovereignt…

Staff (2019-06-08). Georgia Probe Highlights Political Problems With State Ethics Commissions. truthout.org The new head of Georgia's ethics commission has filed subpoenas demanding extensive financial, bank, and payroll records from the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and several left-leaning groups that registered and turned out voters — particularly minority voters. | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently obtained the subpoenas, which were filed on April 26. That they were filed comes as no surprise: Four days after he starte…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-08). To the People of Cuba: Is Washington Preparing a "Soft Coup"? The Co-optation of Cuban Intellectuals. globalresearch.ca The Cuban Revolution constitutes a fundamental landmark in the history of humanity, which challenges the legitimacy of global capitalism. In all major regions of the World, the Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration and struggle…

United Nations (2019-06-07). Four million have now fled Venezuela, UN ramps up aid to children who remain. un.org The number of people who have left Venezuela to escape the country's ongoing political and economic crisis, has reached some four million, the UN announced on Friday.

plenglish (2019-06-07). President Maduro Ratifies Commitment to Women's Rights. plenglish.com 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.

susan_p (2019-06-07). Venezuela: US sanctions leave millions without water. greenleft.org.au 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…

Roger Harris (2019-06-07). Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism. counterpunch.org 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, More

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Saint Vincent and Grenadines Voted into UN Security Council. telesurenglish.net Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was voted in as a United Nations Security Council non-permanent member Friday, along with five other nations, including Vietnam and Estonia. | The vote took place June 7 at the U.N. headquarters in New York. All 193 member states cast their votes for the 2020-2021. | Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza congratulated Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for the "historic" election. | RELATED: | Afro-Latinos Among Most Underprivileged in Region | "Venezuel…

Staff (2019-06-07). Venezuelan Families Build Solidarity Amid Crisis. therealnews.com 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…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-07). US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector. venezuelanalysis.com Washington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela's ability to export oil and produce fuel.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-07). Daily Kos aims for 100K names on anti-Iran War petition to Congress. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—Daily Kos, a top group blog and Internet forum for grassroots activism, is aiming for 100,000 signatures on a petition to Congress against President Trump's threatened war on Iran. The group will deliver its petitions on June 10. "Let's storm the gates 100,000 strong!" originators Paul Hogarth and Erin Tulley of the Oakland, Calif.-based …

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2019-06-07). Profits àºber Alles! American Corporations and Hitler. globalresearch.ca 75 years ago, the D-Day 2019 commemoration of the US-led invasion of Normandy. | "World War II is widely celebrated as a "crusade" in which the US fought unreservedly on the side of democracy, freedom, and justice against dictatorship." | While America …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-07). D-Day Normandy Invasion after 75 Years. The Falsification of History. globalresearch.ca 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 …

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Colombia: Duque Ratifies Special Jurisdiction for Peace Law. telesurenglish.net Colombian President Ivan Duque signed his approval on the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) legislation on Thursday after years of debate and trepidation. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | Approved as part of Colombia's Peace Agreement in 2016 and negotiated by the administration of former President Juan Manuel Santos, the JEP was monumental in ending half a century of violence between right-wing paramilitary groups and the countr…

W. T. Whitney (2019-06-07). Santrich Goes Free While Peace in Colombia Still Held Hostage. counterpunch.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 turmoil in Colombia stemming from the More

Mark Weisbrot (2019-06-07). Tariffs Are a Bad Response to an Imaginary Border Crisis. commondreams.org Washington's nefarious War on Drugs, meanwhile, remains a cesspit of violence and U.S.-sponsored militarization that brings misery to those countries unfortunate enough to be located between the Colombian and Pervuian cocaine producers and U.S. consumers. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Reese Erlich (2019-06-07). Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow. thenation.com Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow…

teleSUR (2019-06-07). UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women. telesurenglish.net Police arrested four teenage suspects Friday in an attack on a lesbian couple who were violently attacked on a London bus on May 30 after refusing their perpetrator's request to engage in intimate acts. | RELATED: | Israel's LGBTQ Community Performs Mass Marriage To Protest Anti-Gay Laws | During interviews with the media in England, where the couple lives, and Uruguay, where Geymonat is from, the doctor said she and Chris were traveling that night on the top deck of a…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-07). 'Bravo… Now Do the Iraq War': After Hyde Reversal, 2020 Candidate Seth Moulton Reminds Biden of Other Position He May Want to Retract. commondreams.org Biden is the only 2020 presidential candidate who voted for the invasion of Iraq | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…