2019-08-08: News Headlines

Lucas Koerner (2019-08-08). NPR shreds ethics handbook to normalize regime change in Venezuela. mronline.org The Reagan administration in 1982 coerced National Public Radio (NPR) to cover more favorably the U.S. terrorist war then being waged against Nicaragua. | Source

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-08). Venezuelan Gov't Suspends Dialogue as EU Criticizes US Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com The European Union objected to the "extraterritorial application of unilateral measures."

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-08). "Economic Terror": Trump Regime Aims to Starve Venezuelans into Submission. globalresearch.ca Venezuela Vice President Delcy Rodriguez | Under both extremist right wings of the US war party, the incremental Nazification of America may become full-blown in our lifetimes if not strongly challenged by the world community. | The Trump regime exceeds the worst …

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-08). "Economic Terror": Trump Regime Aims to Starve Venezuelans into Submission. globalresearch.ca Under both extremist right wings of the US war party, the incremental Nazification of America may become full-blown in our lifetimes if not strongly challenged by the world community. | The Trump regime exceeds the worst of its predecessors. Based on …

teleSUR (2019-08-08). Russia Accuses the US of Interfering in Venezuela's Dialogue. telesurenglish.net Russia's Foreign Ministry said it regrets the cancellation of the round of negotiations that had been developed in Barbados, between a delegation of the government of President Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan opposition. | RELATED: | ALBA Countries Condemn Trump's Total Blockade Against Venezuela | The office of the Russian Foreign Ministry, through a statement, said that regardless of who is responsible for this decision, the main…

Telesur (2019-08-08). Food Shipment Destined for Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez denounced Wednesday that a ship containing 25 thousand tons of soy-made products has been seized in the Panama Canal due to the U.S. blockade while calling on the United Nations to take action against the …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-08). Venezuelan Campesinos' March on Miraflores Blocked by Police. venezuelanalysis.com The mobilization marked the one-year anniversary of the Admirable Campesino March.

teleSUR (2019-08-08). Oil Rises More Than 2%, Expectations of More OPEC Cuts. telesurenglish.net Oil jumped more than 2 percent on Thursday on expectations that falling prices could lead to production cuts, coupled with a steadying of the yuan currency after a week of turmoil spurred by an escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions. | RELATED: | US Renews Chevron License in Venezuela Despite Trump Sanctions | Prices rebounded after tumbling nearly 5 percent to their lowest since January on Wednesday after data showed an unexpected build in U.S. crude stockpiles after nearly t…

teleSUR (2019-08-08). ALBA Countries Condemn Trump's Total Blockade Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) issued a statement this week condemning the economic blockade that U.S. President Donald Trump has authorized against the Venezuelan people and their government. | RELATED: | Chinese Foreign Ministry Condemns US Blockade Against Venezuela | "The ALBA-TCP count…

pip.hinman (2019-08-08). WA Labor gives go ahead to fracking. greenleft.org.au The Western Australian Labor government has announced it will lift the ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of underground geological structures this month. A statewide moratorium on fracking has been in place since September 2017. | Though fracking will not be permitted in the South West, Peel and Perth regions, companies will have the go ahead to frack on existing petroleum titles. | Labor has said that existing titles only cover 2% of the state. | However, there has been a run on the procurement of additional petroleum leases by various operators since Labor announced its 18-month "implementation plan" in Ju…

Eds. (2019-08-08). In Venezuela, social, popular and communal unity is not an illusion. mronline.org The Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora interviewed àÅngel Prado, the spokesperson of the Socialist Commune El Maizal, a campesino organization dedicated to building socialism at the grassroots level in Venezuela. | Source

Staff (2019-08-07). More Sanctions Against Venezuela Means More Suffering. therealnews.com The Trump administration's new sanctions freeze all of Venezuela's U.S.-based assets and those of anyone who helps Maduro which will only increase poverty, says Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodriguez…

John McEvoy (2019-08-07). Corporate media enters realm of the absurd with claim that Venezuela is 'cocaine capital of the world'. thecanary.co The latest instalment of creative storytelling about Venezuela has come in the form of a Yahoo! Finance news video entitled How Venezuela became 'the cocaine capital of the world'. The report builds on years of dubious reports alleging major ties between the Venezuelan governmen…

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-07). Trump Regime "Maximum Pressure" High Crimes Against World Peace. Illegal Embargo against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Maximum pressure is a Trump regime euphemism for unlawful political, economic and financial collective punishment against a sovereign state, its leadership and population — for not bending to Washington's will. | Binding international law Fourth Geneva's Article 33 prohibits it, stating: …

teleSUR (2019-08-07). Caribbean Movement for Peace: US Destabilizing Region, Dialogue. telesurenglish.net General Secretary David Denny of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration released a statement Wednesday afternoon condemning the United States-backed coup d'etat attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro last April. | RELATED: | 'The KKK in White House Doesn't Want Talks, They Want Violence: ' President Maduro | The Barbados-based organization says the Donald Trump administration's mounting economic strangle on the South American nation is both "desta…

Philip Giraldi (2019-08-07). Will Mercenaries Fight America's Wars? Private Mercenary Army on Behalf of Venezuela "Opposition" globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump's pre-election pledge to end America's useless wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan just might turn out to be somewhat less than what was promised if some political allies of the president have their way. For …

teleSUR (2019-08-07). EU Opposes Recent US Total Blockade Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The European Union said Wednesday it rejected new moves by the White House to impose a total blockade on Venezuela. Though the EU has also placed sanctions on the elected government of Venezuela, they oppose U.S. attempts to extend the sanctions 'extraterritorially'. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces the 'Imperialist' Total Blockade by US | "We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures," said EU spokesperson Carlos Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela, spokesperson for the…

teleSUR (2019-08-07). Food Shipment Destined For Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vicepresident Delcy Rodriguez denounced Wednesday that a ship containing 25 thousand tons of soy-made products has been seized in the Panama Canal due to the U.S. blockade while calling on the United Nations to take action against the "serious aggression" that impede Venezuela "right to food". | RELATED: | Arreaza: US Total Blockade Will Make People Suffer But Won't Break Venezuela | "Venezuela denounces before the world that a boat that holds 25 thousan…

teleSUR (2019-08-07). March in Caracas Against US Blockade. telesurenglish.net The authorities of the National Government accompanied Venezuelans dmeonstrating their commitment and loyalty to the legacy of Commander Hugo Chavez and freedom from the blockade caused by U.S. President Donald Trump during mobilizations in Caracas Wednesday. | RELATED: | Food Shipment Destined For Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade | The leader of the Socialist Party United of Venezuela (PSUV), Jorge Luis Garcia Carneiro, said, "We now have more strength and courage to contin…

teleSUR (2019-08-07). Venezuela Govt Won't Attend Dialogue Table Due to US Blockade. telesurenglish.net The Bolivarian Government has decided not to send its delegation to the dialogue meetings scheduled for this August 8 and 9 in Barbados, as announced by the sector vice president for Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodriguez on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Food Shipment Destined For Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade | The Minister for Communication and Information also made the announcement through his account on the Twitter in…

teleSUR (2019-08-07). Chinese Foreign Ministry Condemns US Blockade Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net An executive order by United States President Donald Trump to freeze the Venezuelan government's assets and cut off its funds is an act of "gross interference" and a violation of the norms of international relations, China's foreign ministry said Wednesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Govt Won't Attend Dialogue Table Due to US Blockade | China will continue to coopera…

WSWS (2019-08-07). Washington orders international embargo on Venezuela, threatens invasion. wsws.org US envoy Elliott Abrams declared: "If you told George Bush Sr. in 1988 that he would invade Panama, he would have called it madness. But two or three years later, it happened."

Paul Dobson (2019-08-07). Venezuelan Athletes Bring Home Medals from Pan-American Games. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela has scored thirteen medals so far, including three golds, with more expected.

Staff (2019-08-07). Opponents Delay $1.25 Billion Plastics Factory in Louisiana. truthout.org | | "Look at what is coming into the Parish, instead of saying 'Yeah, yeah, yeah'— it is time to say 'No,'" Pastor Harry Joseph told the St. James Parish Council on July 24. He implored councilmembers to consider freshly unveiled public health and economic concerns before they reaffirmed a permit allowing yet another petrochemical plant in a southern Louisiana community fed up with its already rapid industrialization. | Joseph, pastor of Mount Triumph Baptist Church in St. James, is one of the plaintif…

Staff (2019-08-07). Opponents Delay $1.25 Billion Plastic Complex in Louisiana. truthout.org | | "Look at what is coming into the Parish, instead of saying 'Yeah, yeah, yeah'— it is time to say 'No,'" Pastor Harry Joseph told the St. James Parish Council on July 24. He implored councilmembers to consider freshly unveiled public health and economic concerns before they reaffirmed a permit allowing yet another petrochemical plant in a southern Louisiana community fed up with its already rapid industrialization. | Joseph, pastor of Mount Triumph Baptist Church in St. James, is one of the plaintif…

Gloria La Riva (2019-08-06). Venezuela derrota nuevo sabotaje de poder en horas. liberationnews.org Este es el tercer intento importante de los Estados Unidos y los contrarrevolucionarios internos para tratar de destruir el sistema de energía, el primero fue del 7 al 12 de marzo y el segundo del 23 de marzo al 4 de abril. Ha habido cientos de ataques terroristas en las líneas eléctricas.

teleSUR (2019-08-06). 'US Doesn't Want Talks, They Want Violence:' President Maduro. telesurenglish.net In an interview published Monday, Grayzone journalist Max Blumenthal sat down with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and discussed the state of the nations, touching on the effects of U.S. sanctions and the challenges being faced from the U.S. and within the Bolivarian ranks. The details are as follows. | RELATED: | Arreaza: US Total Blockade Will Make People Suffer But Won't Break Venezuela | Breaking out of U.S.-imposed isolation: | During the interview…

Max Blumenthal (2019-08-06). 'John Bolton tried to assassinate me': Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal sits down with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas. We discuss the plots to kill him,…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-06). Washington Escalates Venezuela Sanctions into Full-Fledged Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com The latest measures amount to a total trade embargo impacting both US and foreign entities.

United Nations (2019-08-06). Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails 'very important step'. un.org The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia's decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border.

United Nations (2019-08-06). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Venezuela-Colombia baby breakthrough, Italy piles on rescue boat pressure, States must combat hate, Kashmir rights latest and a musical plea to combat CAR hunger. un.org Tuesday's main stories: Colombia offers nationality to born of Venezuelan parents; '€1 million' fines for rescue boats; States must do more to stop hate attacks; Egypt terror attack condemned by Security Council, UN chief; Kashmir developments risk people's rights; and striking a chord for 1.8 million hungry Central Africans.

Staff (2019-08-06). Headlines for August 6, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Condemns White Supremacy After El Paso Massacre Despite His Own Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Trump Supporter Who Sent Pipe Bombs to CNN and Democrats Sentenced to 20 Years, Tensions Mount over Kashmir as Pakistan Reacts to Revocation of Special Status, Puerto Rican Senate, San Juan Mayor Sue over Pierluisi's Appointment as Governor, China Weakens Currency, Halts U.S. Crop Imports as Trade War Ratchets Up, U.S. Imposes Economic Embargo Against Venezuela, Drone Attack Kills 42 People in Libya, R. Kelly Charged with Prostitution and Solicitation of a Minor, Galveston Police Apologize for Shocking Photo Showing Mou…

The Canary (2019-08-06). US economic war on Venezuela an 'attack on private property and threat to world order'. thecanary.co Venezuela's vice president has said the latest US sanctions freezing the assets of Nicolás Maduro's government are an attack on private property and a threat to world order. | Foreign companies which continue to do business with Venezuela's government can face retaliation in the US under the asset freeze, which was announced on Monday night. | Venezuelan vice president Delcy Rodríguez said: "The US has to understand once and for all that they aren't the owners of the world." | She said that "every country that has investments in t…

teleSUR (2019-08-06). Venezuelan Military Under Cyber Spies Attack: Report. telesurenglish.net A cyber-espionage group dubbed as Machete has been stealing files from the Venezuelan army, according to a report published Monday by IT security company, ESET. | RELATED: | Iran Says It Dismantled a US Cyber Espionage Network | ESET said it observed no less than 50 hacked computers between March and May within Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Colombia, but 75 percent of the computers infected by Machete servers were based in Venezuela. | The group has been active for nine years now a…

John McEvoy (2019-08-06). Trump announces total economic embargo on Venezuela, collectively punishing civilian population. thecanary.co On 5 August, Donald Trump used an executive order to announce a total economic embargo on Venezuela. The embargo comes after years of crippling and illegal US sanctions,…

Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (2019-08-05). Venezuela: Delcy Rodríguez denuncia golpe de Estado jurídico desde EEUU. peoplesworld.org La vicepresidenta ejecutiva de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, denunció este lunes una gran operación internacional que implica un golpe de Estado jurídico dirigido desde Estados Unidos (EEUU) mediante el cual se busca despojar al país de todos sus activos. "Es un golpe jurídico para apropiarse de todos los activos que tiene Petróleos …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-05). Venezuela: Trump Threatens Blockade as Dialogue Continues. venezuelanalysis.com A White House official added that the threat should be "taken seriously."

Lucas Koerner (2019-08-05). NPR Shreds Ethics Handbook to Normalize Regime Change in Venezuela. fair.org The Reagan administration in 1982 coerced National Public Radio (NPR) to cover more favorably the US terrorist war then being waged against Nicaragua. | As Greg Grandin writes, Otto Reich, head of the administration's Orwellian propaganda outfit known as the Office of Public Diplomacy, informed the public network that his office had contracted "a special consultant service [to listen] to all NPR programs" on Central America. Dependent on state funding, NPR promptly buckled under pressure, reassigning reporters viewed as "too easy on the Sandinistas," and…

Max Blumenthal (2019-08-03). 'You don't have any rights': CBP agents interrogate US citizen and seize his phone after Venezuela solidarity trip. thegrayzone.com The detention of a US citizen returning from Venezuela was an apparent extension of the US government's efforts to punish…

Fight Back (2019-08-03). Tom Burke of FRSO speaks with Venezuelan Comunas leaders. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – Under the banner of "Comuna o nada," translated to English as "Communes or nothing," 100 leaders of Venezuela's neighborhood groups gathered on July 30. The forum was held at the Ministry of Popular Power for the Communes and Social Movements. This is where the well-respected Minister Blanca Eekhout is in charge. | Popular Power refers to the people's organizations that exist across Venezuela that constitute a new type of society. This includes over 3000 communes, tens of thousands of communal councils, housing assemblies and food supply committees and nearly 3 million militia members. | Th…

Fight Back (2019-08-03). Tom Burke of FRSO speaks with Venezuelan Comunas leaders. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – Under the banner of "Comuna o nada," translated to English as "Communes or nothing," 100 leaders of Venezuela's neighborhood groups gathered on July 30. The forum was held at the Ministry of Popular Power for the Communes and Social Movements. This is where the well-respected Minister Blanca Eekhout is in charge. | Popular Power refers to the people's organizations that exist across Venezuela that constitute a new type of society. This includes over 3000 communes, tens of thousands of communal councils, housing assemblies and food supply committees and nearly 3 million militia members. | Th…

Eds. (2019-08-03). Are U.S. military planes announcing formal aggression against Venezuela? mronline.org In less than a month, U.S. air raids into our Maiquetía Flight Information Region (FIR) have multiplied, following a pattern that is admittedly very worrisome. The routes described by its EP-3 Ares II aircraft are revealing, taking into account the nature of this type of aircraft. | Source

Alicia Jrapko (2019-08-02). XXV Sao Paulo Forum Demonstrates that Venezuela is not Alone! dissidentvoice.org Photo by Alicia Jrapko From July 25-28 the XXV Sao Paulo Forum took place in Caracas, Venezuela, with the participation of 190 organizations, political parties, social movements, workers' movements, parliamentarians and intellectuals from Latin America, the Caribbean and several continents. The date chosen for this historic meeting had a symbolic character to it. During those …

Anya Parampil (2019-08-02). 'La vacuna contra el unilateralismo': el Movimiento de Países No Alineados se reúne en Venezuela para resistir contra la tiranía del dólar. thegrayzone.com Cobertura de The Grayzone desde la conferencia ministerial del Movimiento de Países No Alineados (Mnoal), donde representantes de más de…

Max Blumenthal (2019-08-02). 'Regime change begins at home' — Max Blumenthal speaks in Venezuelan presidential palace. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and the Embassy Protection Collective address the media after meeting with President Nicolás Maduro at Miraflores…

susan_p (2019-08-02). Venezuela: Chavista militants killed as rural violence continues. greenleft.org.au Six activists from the grassroots Revolutionary Bolivar and Zamora Current ( CRBZ) were assassinated in Barinas State on July 27. | The victims, one of whom was pregnant, were part of the Hugo Chavez Popular Defence Brigades organised by the CRBZ in Barinas, Tachira, and other states regularly plagued by landowner violence against campesinos. | No information is yet known about the assailants, but the CRBZ claimed in their statement that they had "military…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-01). Venezuela's PDVSA Reconverts Oil Facilities While US Court Ruling Puts Citgo at Risk. venezuelanalysis.com Oil giant Chevron has also been granted a 90-day waiver by the Treasury Department to continue its Venezuela operations.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-30). Venezuela: Six Chavista Militants Killed in Fresh Rural Violence. venezuelanalysis.com Landowner violence continues to plague the Venezuelan countryside.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-29). Sao Paulo Forum Voices Solidarity with Venezuela, Rejects US Warmongering. venezuelanalysis.com The host of delegates from around the world likewise expressed support for leftist movements in Latin America.

Anya Parampil (2019-07-28). 'We are the vaccine against unilateralism': Non-Aligned Movement gathers in Venezuela to resist dictatorship of dollar. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone reports from the 2019 Non-Aligned Movement, where delegates from over 120 nations offered a crucial endorsement of Venezuelan…