2019-08-13: Social Media Postees

The World Is Uniting for International Law, Against US Empire
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-12
"We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures." | That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become …

The world is uniting for international law, against US empire
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-12
"We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures." | That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the European Union. Even allies who have embarrassed themselves by recognizing the phony "interim president" Juan Guaido are saying the US has gone too far. | All of the countries listed above and…

The World is Uniting for International Law, against US Empire
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-12
"We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures." That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the European Union. Even allies who have embarrassed themselves by recognizing the phony …

Venezuela: Court Charges 3 Assembly Members with Treason
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-12
The Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela ordered on Monday to commit the responsibility of three lawmakers belonging to the National Assembly in contempt for committing crimes that threaten the peace and sovereignty of the country. | RELATED: | Venezuelans Continue to Sign Petition Against US Blockade | The sentence issued by the highest court imputed the parliamentarians Juan Pablo García Canales, José àÅngel Guerra Brito and Tomás Guanipa Villalobos, after the request prese…

Worldwide Solidarity Rallies Held in Support of Venezuela
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-12
Rallies were held on Saturday across the world in support of Venezuela as the Bolivarian Republic faces an inhuman economic blockade imposed by the United States and their Western allies.

Adding Context to 'News' About Venezuela
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-12
This past week's meeting of the U.S.-and-Canada-created anti-Venezuela Lima Group of nations failed to achieve the U.S. regime's intention of organizing a coalition of its members to participate in a U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Venezuela's Government and install Trump's choice, …

Trump starves Venezuela, Democrats are silent
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-12
The Trump administration is intensifying its economic warfare on the people of Venezuela with a crippling embargo — and facing…

U.S. starts blockade of Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-12
Chicago, IL – On August 6, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton attended a gathering of representatives from the right-wing governments of Latin America. There, he announced the next stage in the U.S. campaign to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution: A total blockade of Venezuela. All U.S. citizens are banned from doing business with "the Maduro regime," and any company – U.S. or international – that does business with the Venezuelan government will be subject to fines, asset seizures and sanctions. While the announcement did not include the immediate deployment of the U.S. Navy to enforce the blockade, Bolton…

øQué va a responder la ONU a Venezuela?
Ibis Frade Brito | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-12

Venezuela Secures New Chinese Oil Investment
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-12
The move defies the US embargo's secondary sanction provisions targeting foreign firms trading with Venezuela.

Venezuela food shipment destined for Venezuela seized due to U.S. blockade
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-12
The ship was seized in the Panama canal according to the Venezuela government. | Source…

China's International Trade Grows by Almost 6% in July
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-12
China's international trade increased 5.7 percent year-on-year in July, a slowdown of 6.8 percentage points with respect to the same month in 2018, yet still growing strong, according to official data released Thursday. | RELATED: | Venezuela, China Inaugurate Refinery To Boost Oil Production | The General Administration of Customs said that in the seventh month of 2019, China's foreign trade stood at 2.74 trillion yuan (US$388.64 billion), as exports increased by 10.3 percent…

Farm Rot is Eating America Alive
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-12
American farmers have been addicted to huge petroleum-fueled machines, mountains of petroleum-based fertilizers, and rivers of petrochemical poisons. These "inputs" undermine the fertility and life of the land. Petrochemicals fight nature, primarily by killing beneficial microorganisms in the soil and poisoning beneficial insects and other wildlife.

Hong Kong Protests Occupy Airport, Gov't Warns of 'Terrorism'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-12
Opposition protesters in Hong Kong have occupied the city's huge international airport, leading to the cancellation of all flights. Authorities are yet to intervene but have warned against increasing violence and 'signs of terrorism' by Hong Kong protesters. | RELATED: | Videos of Chinese 'Crackdown' in Hong Kong Revealed as Fake by AFP Investigation | On Sunday night, protesters in the wealthy Wan Chai district provoked clashes with police by throwing petrol b…

The Evolution of Venezuela's Media Landscape: From Openness to Restriction?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-11
Prominent Venezuelan journalists talk about how Venezuela's media landscape has evolved from the Chavez years to the present under the combined pressure of President Maduro and the US-Opposition's onslaught against the government. A report from Venezuela by Ed Augustin…

Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-10
Imagine just for a moment, the World would stand up in unison, sick and tired of the aggressive killer arrogance of the United States and her vassals — and their joint war-force called NATO — and this World, our World, what's left of it when you deduct Washington and its Brussels allies, would at once …

USA vs. Venezuela: the embargo as part of a war with no turning back (Interview — Julio Escalona)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-10
The total embargo declared by Donald Trump against Venezuela is another step in sharpening his strategy to generate chaos in the country and overthrow Nicolás Maduro. Julio Escalona, deputy of the National Constituent Assembly, analyzes the situation, the possibility of dialogues, and challenges. | Source…

Venezuela: US imposes full-fledged embargo
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-09
United States President Donald Trump's administration has imposed a sweeping economic embargo against Venezuela in its efforts to oust the Nicolas Maduro government. | An executive order signed by Trump on August 5 declares all Venezuelan state assets in the US "blocked", prohibiting them from being "transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in" unless specific exemptions are issued by the Treasury Department. All transactions with Venezuelan state entities are likewise forbidden. | Cruci…

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

Actions urged against U.S. blockade of Venezuela
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-08
With Trump's Aug. 6 announcement of a total U.S. economic blockade of Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro is calling on people worldwide to stand with Venezuela on Saturday, Aug. 10, with solidarity rallies.

China says it will continue cooperation with Venezuela, tells U.S. to stop bullying
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-08
Washington DC — On August 8, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that the People's Republic of China would continue economic cooperation with Venezuela. Speaking in Beijing, Hua stated the U.S., "should let the Venezuelan people decide their future and immediately stop the bullying behavior." | The statement came on the heels of the August 6 threats made by Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton and the decision to freeze Venezuelan assets in the U.S. | Hua also said, "What the U.S. said and did constitutes gross interference in Venezuela's internal affairs and severely viola…

UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing 'far-reaching implications'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-08
A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this week prompted the concern of the United Nations' top rights official on Thursday, who said in a statement that she feared they would have a "potentially severe impact" on the human rights of the South American nation's "long-suffering" people.

Se urgen acciones contra bloqueo de EEUU a Venezuela
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-08
Con el anuncio de Trump del 6 de agosto imponiendo un bloqueo económico total a Venezuela, el presidente Nicolás Maduro ha hecho un llamado a los pueblos del mundo que se una a Venezuela el sábado 10 de agosto, con manifestaciones de solidaridad.

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

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

More Sanctions Against Venezuela Means More Suffering
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-07
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 Bolton tried to assassinate me': Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-06
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal sits down with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas. We discuss the plots to kill him,…

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

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
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-06
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.

Venezuela derrota nuevo sabotaje de poder en horas
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-06
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.

NPR Shreds Ethics Handbook to Normalize Regime Change in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2019-08-05
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…

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

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

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

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

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

Venezuela: US Sanctions Target Subsidized Food Program as Foro de Sao Paulo Kicks Off
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-25
Washington has targeted companies and individuals it alleges are profiteering from the CLAP food initiative.

Venezuela Recovers From Blackout as Guaido 'Approves' Military Treaty Reincorporation
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-24
Caracas blamed the blackout on an "electromagnetic attack" while recovery was faster than before.

Non-Aligned Movement Condemns US Sanctions Against Venezuela
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-23
The 120-member movement held a ministerial meeting in Caracas as a US spy jet reportedly violated Venezuelan airspace.

Nationwide Blackout in Venezuela, Third since March — VA's on the Ground Coverage Affected
venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-23
A government communique states that the probable cause was an "electromagnetic attack."

Venezuela: Trump Diverts Central America Aid to Guaido as EU Threatens More Sanctions
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-18
Guaido's team is receiving over $40 million to fund salaries, travel, training, propaganda and technical assistance.

Venezuelan Campesinos Released After Security Forces Raid
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-17
A prompt mobilization from popular movements managed to secure their release.

UPDATED: Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.

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