2019-08-15: Social Media Postees

Fake News About Venezuela and the Power of Propaganda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-15
Public ignorance and indifference about major issues let US authorities get away with mass murder and much more. | In a June 1950 commencement address, Boston University President Daniel Marsh said: | "If the (television) craze continues…we are destined to have a | …

Russia Denounces Plan Based in Guyana to Destabilize Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-15
Russia's Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday on a plan to train alleged Venezuelan refugees in a British military base in Guyana, this in order to deploy them in the South American country to perpetrate violent acts. | RELATED: | Maduro Says Uribe, Colombian Ambassador Plotting his Killing | The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that "dozens of alleged refugees from Venezuela have been transferred to a…

Russia Denounces Plan Based in Guyana to Destabilize Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-15
Russia's Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday on a plan to train alleged Venezuelan refugees in a British military base in Guyana, this in order to deploy them in the South American country to perpetrate violent acts. | RELATED: | Maduro Says Uribe, Colombian Ambassador Plotting his Killing | The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, María Zajárova, said that "dozens of alleged refugees from Venezuela have been transferred to a…

The Black Working Class and Venezuela: Fighting The Same Enemy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-15
Netfa Freeman discusses the unique perspective of the Embassy Protection Collective's work through the lens of the Black working class and their connection with Venezuela…

The US is already interfering in the upcoming Venezuelan elections
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-08-15
US President Donald Trump has maintained strong economic pressure against Venezuela, having signed numerous decrees blocking the assets of the Venezuelan authorities within US jurisdiction. Giants such as the Central Bank of Venezuela and the state-owned oil company PDVSA were also included in the sanctions list. Now, Washington has announced it will even impose sanctions …

PHOTOS: Venezuelans march against US embargo in enormous #NoMoreTrump protest
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-14
The Grayzone attends a massive march where hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Caracas to condemn the US…

Maduro Says Uribe, Colombian Ambassador Plotting his Killing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denounced Wednesday a plan directed by the former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, to enter the country with mercenaries in order to assassinate the head of state and commit other violent acts to destabilize the nation. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'Amazing', the Global #NoMoreTrump Protests | Maduro said he has received intelligence information that indicated that the ex-leader of Colombia and right-wing political figure is trying to carry out his killi…

Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

Humanitarian assistance to be scaled-up for millions of Venezuelans in need
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-14
The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela through to the end of the year, almost half of whom are youth.

Venezuela Retains Political Control after New US Coercive Measures
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-14
In political terms the government of Venezuela had a good month of July while managing very critical economic circumstances. Reps of 120 Non Aligned Movement (NAM) countries attended their ministerial meeting in Caracas, and more than 700 delegates from dozens …

Venezuelan Opposition Journalist Served as Agent for US, UK Gov't
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-14
In a U.S. diplomatic cable, Bocaranda is dubbed a "reliable source" and to be "strictly protected."

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Help for Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola vaccine drive, Paraguay poison probe urged, talking disarmament in Geneva, Libya violence down
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-14
Our main stories today cover: Scaled-up assistance for Venezuelans; Ebola vaccinations for Burundi health workers; reports of civilian deaths following an Afghan-sponsored security operation; agrochemical spray probe urged in Paraguay; Libya violence abates during truce, and disarmament conference's first woman chief urges Governments to "overcome their differences".

Australia 'tips petrol on the fire' at Pacific Islands Forum
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-14
Australia's bullying behaviour was in full view again at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Tuvalu, as it ignored pleas to take climate change seriously. | Phil Glendenning, who attended the PIF for the Edmund Rice Centre, told Green Left Weekly on August 13: "When someone's house is burning, you're not being a good neighbour by tipping more petrol on the flames." | "It doesn't matter if you have a hose handy while you're pouring the petrol," he added, a reference to Australia's pretence at concern. | Glendenning said Australia had ruled out giving more to help with climate abatement because the $500 million it i…

Venezuelans Prepared to Defend their Bolivarian Revolution
Farooque Chowdhury | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-13
People in Venezuela shall defend the Bolivarian Revolution. To defend the land, the people are prepared for battle. This is the promise by the people in the land the revolution is moving forward with its transforming process. Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, said: Venezuela is "prepared for battle" if the US imposes quarantine. "We …

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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."

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.

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."

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.

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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