2020-06-13: News Headlines

Alan Macleod (2020-06-12). Project Venezuela: Right-Wing Activists Push Wikipedia to Blacklist MintPress, other Alternative Media. mintpressnews.com Still unable to convince a sufficient number of their countryfolk to support them, the Venezuelan opposition has turned their efforts towards convincing an international audience — primarily Americans — to support their cause. Part of that is spending inordinate amounts of time online, arguing in English on social media, creating Now, a…

Ben Norton (2020-06-12). Wikipedia Formally Censors The Grayzone as Regime-change Advocates Monopolize Editing. globalresearch.ca On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia's guidelines. | This is part 1 in a series of investigative reports on …

Telesur (2020-06-12). US Troops in Colombia "Associate with Illegal Groups", Killing Farmers, Seek to "Spark a War with Venezuela" globalresearch.ca Colombian senators on Wednesday said that U.S. troops that arrived in the South American country in early June are allowed to associate with illegal groups and seek an eventual international confrontation. | The Democratic Congressman Ivan Cepeda revealed that the current …

John McEvoy (2020-06-12). 'The United Kingdom lies': Venezuelan government lambasts UK response to 'reconstruction' plans. thecanary.co Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza has accused the UK government of lying in its response to an

Ricardo Vaz (2020-06-11). US Sanctions Drive Oil Tankers Away from Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Washington seeks to choke off Venezuela's main source of income.

A Guest Author (2020-06-11). Venezuelan Embassy Protectors hail legal victory. workers.org By Embassy Protectors, Popular Resistance The following is a slightly edited statement made by the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors on June 3. Washington, D.C. — The federal charge of "interfering with certain protective functions" levied against four members of the Embassy Protection Collective was formally dropped today in a hearing before . . . |

Don Fitz (2020-06-10). How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19. counterpunch.org Beginning in December 1951, Ernesto "Che" Guevara took a nine-month break from medical school to travel by motorcycle through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. One of his goals was gaining practical experience with leprosy. On the night of his twenty-fourth birthday, Che was at La Colonia de San Pablo in Peru swimming across the

_____ (2020-06-13). Wikipedia Formally Censors The Grayzone. popularresistance.org Internet encyclopedia giant Wikipedia is censoring independent news websites by adding them to an official blacklist of taboo "deprecated" media outlets. | The Grayzone is among the news websites targeted by the censorship campaign. Others include leftist and anti-imperialist outlets like MintPress News and the Latin American news broadcaster Telesur, along with several prominent right-wing political sites, including the Daily Caller. | The campaign to blacklist The Grayzone was initiated by Wikipedia editors who identify as Venezuelans and openly support the country's right-wing, US-backed opposition. These user…

_____ (2020-06-10). How Western Media Confines US Imperialism To The Past. popularresistance.org Many of the newspapers that — years after the fact — have found the nerve to condemn past episodes of US imperialism have not yet mustered the same reproach for US intervention in Venezuela. | The present, it seems, has paralyzed their capacity for critical analysis. Despite enormous historical precedent, Western journalists fail to see that what is happening now has happened before — time and time and time again. | In some decades, they may go through the archives and profess their horror at the true nature of US foreign policy in Venezuela. But by that time, it will be far too late. As they sc…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-13). Tehran to host intl. conference on polyolefin pipes on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The first international conference on polyolefin pipes will be held by Jam Petrochemical Company in the form of specialized panels and sideline exhibitions.