2019-09-12: Social Media Postees

Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …
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Exit John Bolton, but will that mean an end to his failed foreign policy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-12
Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton was removed as the …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/12/exit-john-…

Venezuela: Military Exercises Against Colombian Aggression
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro launched the "Sovereignty and Peace 2019" military exercises along the Colombian border on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | "As of today # 10Sep, the 'Sovereignty and Peace 2019' border military exercises begin so that together, in the Civic-Military union, we can deploy all the defensive systems that guarantee the peace and tranquility of the Venezuelan people," said President Maduro via twitter. | On September 4,…
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Venezuela: President Delivers House 2.8m to Family in Araure
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered Wednesday house number 2,800,000 in the Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV) to a family of the town of Araure, located in the central western part of the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | The GMVV, created in 2011 by late President Hugo Chavez, continues to guarantee dignified housing for all Venezuelans. | "In a beautiful event in Portuguese State, we handed over house number 2,800,000. An inc…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Presid…

Will the US and Iran Resume Talks After John Bolton Is Ousted?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-12
| President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week.
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Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14654

Mexico Rejects Decision to Invoke TIAR Over Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrad reported on Thursday that his country strongly rejects the decision taken by 12 countries which invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) to promote armed action against Venezuela. For such a decision means a threat to any other Latin American country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | Ebrard explained that TIAR, which was signed before the creation of the OAS, has "no reason to be in the w…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Rejects-D…

Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/john_bolt…

Peru's National Police Suppresses Miners Strike
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-11
Peruvian Government comfronted with a strong repression protestant miners on their second day of a national strike in front of the National Mining and Petroleum Society in Lima. | RELATED: | Peru: Executive Pushes for Referendum to Advance Elections | The main cause of the strike is the permanent denial by mining sector companies to negotiate with the Federation of Mining, Metallurgical and Steel Workers of Peru the demands approved by the Constitutional Court a decade ago. Also, th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Perus-National-P…

Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-11
Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14653

£400m funding boost for electric car charging
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-11
A £400 million fund to boost electric vehicle charging infrastructure has been launched, the Treasury said. | The first £70 million will be allocated for 3,000 charge points, more than doubling the number across the UK to 5,000. | The scheme is being funded equally by taxpayers and private investors. | It forms part of the Government's ambition to end the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. | Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "It's fantastic there is already a rapid charge point at almost every motorway service station, and now more charging stations than petrol stations. | "But I wan…
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New season of Amazon's Jack Ryan focused on Venezuela denounced as 'over-the-top and ridiculous' U.S. propaganda
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-11
The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton. | Source…
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Irwin Cotler: Anti-Palestinian, Pro-Terrorist, Anti-Human Rights
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-10
If the ancient storyteller Aesop was correct and "a man is known by the company he keeps" what can we learn about Irwin Cotler from his friends and associates? As I've written, the former Liberal justice minister has been a leading anti-Palestinian activist for decades. More recently, he has sought to unseat Venezuela's government and …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/irwin-cotler-…

War and whiskers: Freshly-resigned John Bolton gets meme-roasting
rt.com | 2019-09-10
US National Security Advisor John Bolton's departure from the Trump administration has been met with a mix of joy from the MAGA crowd and protests from dedicated neocons, but also with an avalanche of memes. | President Donald Trump announced Bolton's dismissal by tweet on Tuesday, saying he had "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," presumably meaning his advocacy for military-enforced regime change in Syria, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran. Bolton insisted that he attempted to resign before Trump's announcement. | Reaction flowed in swiftly, with some commenters in the media lamenting the war-haw…
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John Bolton Tried His Best to Draw the U.S. Into a War. Luckily, He Failed
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-09-10
President Donald Trump parted ways with his hawkish national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday, ending a 17-month tenure that included additional troops deployed to the Middle East, saw the U.S. repeatedly threaten "military action" against the Venezuelan government, and brought the country within minutes of bombing Ira…
theintercept.com/2019/09/10/john-bolton-…

People's Mobilization Unites For People And Planet
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-09
The People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet is two weeks away. The "People's Mobe" will be held from September 20 to 23 in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly. Members of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective started organizing the People's Mobe in May. Organizers sought to …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/peoples-mobil…

Safe zone in Syria, Trump and the Taliban, Maduro vs. Guaido
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-09
Safe zone in Syria On Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of attempting to use the creation of a security zone in northeastern Syria, not for Ankara's sake, but in order to protect the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS) operating in the area. Turkey sees the SDS and the Kurdish units of …
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Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-09
Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14651

Monday's Daily Brief: Suicide death every 40 seconds, rights chief on climate change link, Venezuela, Dorian updates, desertification summit latest
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-09
A recap of Monday's top stories: Someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds says new report; UN rights chief highlights climate change threat, and "devastating toll" on Venezuela; deputy chief Amina Mohammed says halting desertification is a key part of climate action; health agency pledges millions to Hurricane Dorian response.
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Guaido on the verge of imprisonment: Why does the US have its eye on Essequibo?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-08
Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido and his team have been convicted of holding talks with Guyana on the territorial issue of Essequibo. According to the Prosecutor General's Office of the Bolivarian Republic, the opposition has offered to surrender Venezuelan's historical claims to the territory of Essequibo. El presidente venezolano @NicolasMaduro anunció que el gobierno se …
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New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda
Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-08
The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14650

'Go to hell': Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-06
Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/06/go-to-hell-ve…

Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-06
A Chinese contractor has also suspended work on an oil expansion project.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14649

Venezuela: FRSO speaks at mass march against Trump's blockade
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-05
Caracas, Venezuela — August 31 marked the last day of the Meeting of International Workers in Solidarity with the Venezuelan People and Its Government. In the morning, hundreds of trade unionists assembled to hear closing remarks and review a final declaration. Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) joined with other delegations came from 25 countries, and all parts of Venezuela, and proudly shouted out their approval. The audience was lively and often broke out in chants. | Leaving the conference, delegations of trade unionists rushed out of the building and assembled in the street to join a mass march…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/5/venezuela…

The Citgo conspiracy: Opposition figures accuse Guaidó officials of 'scam' to liquidate Venezuela's most prized international asset
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-04
Venezuela's opposition has long accused the Bolivarian government of corruption and mismanagement. But with Citgo on the verge of liquidation,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/03/the-citgo-con…

Venezuela: Gold Reserves Fall to 75-year Low as Guaido Seeks to Restructure Debt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-04
Venezuelan gold reserves fell by $1 billion in the first semester of 2019.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14647

Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14646

Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack Justice Palace, Police Headquarters
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
Vicepresident Jorge Rodriguez presented evidence of a failed attack on Venezuela's highest courts located in Caracas allegedly to be carried out by criminals trained in Colombia.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14644

US Opens Venezuela Interest Section in Colombia as Guaido Rebuffs Further Talks
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
It remains unclear whether the new Venezuela Affairs Unit will facilitate talks with Caracas.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14640

Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14641

Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-26
Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14637

MLB Breaks Ties with Venezuelan Baseball over US Embargo
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-26
All US-based ball players, including Venezuelan nationals, are now barred from playing in Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14639

Venezuela's Maduro Confirms Secret Trump Talks as US Navy 'Ready' For Action
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-23
US Southern Command chief said US Navy will "do what needs to be done."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14634

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Slump as US Embargo Deters Foreign Trade
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-19
July's production was 740,000 barrels per day, 4 percent lower than in June.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14631

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14628

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."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14627

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14625

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14623

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