Daily Archives: March 6, 2020

2020-03-06: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-06). NOPEC! Oil prices plummet after Russia rejects new crude production cuts. rt.com Cooperation between Russia and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has got to an abrupt stop after Moscow refused to back new deeper cuts on oil output. The move has sent oil prices into a downward spiral. | The OPEC and non-OPEC countries held the consultations on oil cuts consultations in Vienna on Friday, yet failed to agree on them. | The talks followed the OPEC decision to cut the output by an extra 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in the second quarter of this year — but only if Russia joins in. The new cuts were expected to come on top of the already existing cuts of 2.1 mill…

Eds. (2020-03-06). From fossil capitalism to energy democracy? mronline.org As the 21st Century's second decade opens, the increasingly severe symptoms of climate change comprise a pivot in the struggle for hegemony, globally and within national formations. With the highest per capital carbon emissions among the G20 states, Canada is a climate laggard and, in some respects, a first-world petro-state (Nikiforuk 2010), organized as a […] |

teleSUR (2020-03-06). Brazil's Diplomats Left Venezuela Prior Bolsonaro-Trump Meeting. telesurenglish.net Brazil withdrew four diplomats and eleven officials from its embassy in Caracas on Friday, although it keeps its diplomatic headquarters and consulates open in Venezuela.‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | RELATED: | These events occur on the eve of the announced visit of President Jair Bolsonaro to the U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S…

teleSUR (2020-03-06). OPEC: Negotiations to Reduce Oil Supply Fail, Oil Prices Drop. telesurenglish.net Due to the decline in global oil consumption caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Friday proposed to cut oil supplies by 1.5 million barrels per day until the end of 2020. This proposal, however, was not accepted due to the resistance of Russia and Kazakhstan. | RELATED: | This adjustment, which represents about 1.5 percent of world production, was proposed during the OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria. | On…

Vijay Prashad (2020-03-06). We who were nothing and have become everything shall construct a new and better world. mronline.org On 8 March 1917 (23 February by the old Julian calendar), a hundred women in the textile factories in Petrograd decided to go on strike; they went amongst the other factories and called their fellow workers onto the streets. Before long, around 200,000 workers—led by the women—marched through the streets. |

Eds. (2020-03-05). Canadian media lies about Venezuela. mronline.org Canada's public media the CBC long-ago entered the ranks of yellow journalism when it comes to its reporting on Venezuela. However, two recent reports, in particular, one on CBC radio's "The Current" and the other a CBC News article by reporter Evan Dyer, weigh heavy on the sensationalism and light on facts. Filled with unsubstantiated […] |

teleSUR (2020-03-05). Donald Trump "Has Plans" for Venezuela. telesurenglish.net U.S President Donald Trump claimed he "has plans" for Venezuela, as he said in a speech during the Latino Legislative Coalition Summit in Washington. The current U.S. leader did not offer details of his purposes. | RELATED: | The U.S. President affirmed he is "with Venezuela", as well as blamed the legitimate leader of the Bolivarian Republic, Nicolas Maduro, of causing "misery" for the Venezuelan people. According…

teleSUR (2020-03-05). Legacy of Hugo Chavez a Force in Venezuela and Latin America. telesurenglish.net This March 5 marks seven years of the physical disappearance of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez, who left behind a legacy of struggle and resistance that is still in force in Venezuela and Latin America. | RELATED: | The resistance of the Venezuelan people to the constant aggressions of the United States and its regional allies are a sign of the validity of the humanist and social ideals of Commander Chávez. | Through debates, speeches, and politica…

teleSUR (2020-03-05). Venezuela's Rejects US Decree Making It a 'Threat'. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza rejected Thursday the renewal of the U.S. Executive Decree labeling the South American as an "unusual and extraordinaire threat." | RELATED: | The accusation is "infamous, shameful and irrational," said the government official, adding that "it was just a way to justify all the assaults and human rights crimes that Washington has been implementing since 2015," when…

Fight Back (2020-03-04). Eyewitness Venezuela: Sanctions kill but Venezuelans stand strong. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Over 40 people gathered March 1 to hear Brad Sigal and Sarah Martin talk about their experience at the third World Anti-Imperialist Congress in Venezuela. This Congress was attended by over 1500 delegates from 73 countries in January, included a delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). The delegates were able to bring their organizational and individual experience to Caracas to work with each other on resisting imperialism. | Since Nicolás Maduro was elected president, the U.S. has ratcheted up sanctions, currency manipulation, and backed coup attempts to destabilize Venezuela…

Venezuela Analysis (2020-02-06). Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law" theantimedia.com In this exclusive interview, VA talks to the activists who defended the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC ahead of their trial.

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-20). Notes on a private TV newscast in Bolivia. The contrast with Venezuela is clear as day. zcomm.org In August, I took detailed notes a news broadcast on one of Venezuela's largest TV networks. I summarized these notes in an interview I did with the Real News Network making the point that Venezuela's private media (which reaches 60-90% of households) is remarkably free — most especially when you consider the US is openly

2020-03-06: Social Media Postees

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We who were nothing and have become everything shall construct a new and better world
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-03-06
On 8 March 1917 (23 February by the old Julian calendar), a hundred women in the textile factories in Petrograd decided to go on strike; they went amongst the other factories and called their fellow workers onto the streets. Before long, around 200,000 workers–led by the women–marched through the streets. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/03/06/we-who-were-noth…

From fossil capitalism to energy democracy?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-03-06
As the 21st Century's second decade opens, the increasingly severe symptoms of climate change comprise a pivot in the struggle for hegemony, globally and within national formations. With the highest per capital carbon emissions among the G20 states, Canada is a climate laggard and, in some respects, a first-world petro-state (Nikiforuk 2010), organized as a […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/03/06/from-fossil-capi…

NOPEC! Oil prices plummet after Russia rejects new crude production cuts
rt.com | 2020-03-06
Cooperation between Russia and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has got to an abrupt stop after Moscow refused to back new deeper cuts on oil output. The move has sent oil prices into a downward spiral. | The OPEC and non-OPEC countries held the consultations on oil cuts consultations in Vienna on Friday, yet failed to agree on them. | The talks followed the OPEC decision to cut the output by an extra 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in the second quarter of this year

OPEC: Negotiations to Reduce Oil Supply Fail, Oil Prices Drop
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-06
Due to the decline in global oil consumption caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Friday proposed to cut oil supplies by 1.5 million barrels per day until the end of 2020. This proposal, however, was not accepted due to the resistance of Russia and Kazakhstan. | RELATED: | OPEC, Allies Evaluate Oil Production Cut | This adjustment, which represents about 1.5 percent of world production, was proposed during the OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria. | On…
telesurenglish.net/news/opec-covid-19-de…

Brazil's Diplomats Left Venezuela Prior Bolsonaro-Trump Meeting
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-06
Brazil withdrew four diplomats and eleven officials from its embassy in Caracas on Friday, although it keeps its diplomatic headquarters and consulates open in Venezuela.‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | RELATED: | Brazil: Death Toll Rises to 27 After Heavy Rains and Landslides | These events occur on the eve of the announced visit of President Jair Bolsonaro to the U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S…
telesurenglish.net/news/bolsonaro-withdr…

Donald Trump "Has Plans" for Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-05
U.S President Donald Trump claimed he "has plans" for Venezuela, as he said in a speech during the Latino Legislative Coalition Summit in Washington. The current U.S. leader did not offer details of his purposes. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Alleged Attack Against Lawmaker Guaido Was Staged | The U.S. President affirmed he is "with Venezuela", as well as blamed the legitimate leader of the Bolivarian Republic, Nicolas Maduro, of causing "misery" for the Venezuelan people. According…
telesurenglish.net/news/trump-has-plans-…

Venezuela's Rejects US Decree Making It a 'Threat'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-05
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza rejected Thursday the renewal of the U.S. Executive Decree labeling the South American as an "unusual and extraordinaire threat." | RELATED: | Invasion of Venezuela Would Be Trump's Worst Mistake: Cabello | The accusation is "infamous, shameful and irrational," said the government official, adding that "it was just a way to justify all the assaults and human rights crimes that Washington has been implementing since 2015," when…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Rejec…

Canadian media lies about Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-03-05
Canada's public media the CBC long-ago entered the ranks of yellow journalism when it comes to its reporting on Venezuela. However, two recent reports, in particular, one on CBC radio's "The Current" and the other a CBC News article by reporter Evan Dyer, weigh heavy on the sensationalism and light on facts. Filled with unsubstantiated […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/03/05/canadian-media-l…

Legacy of Hugo Chavez a Force in Venezuela and Latin America
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-05
This March 5 marks seven years of the physical disappearance of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez, who left behind a legacy of struggle and resistance that is still in force in Venezuela and Latin America. | RELATED: | Donald Trump "Has Plans" for Venezuela | The resistance of the Venezuelan people to the constant aggressions of the United States and its regional allies are a sign of the validity of the humanist and social ideals of Commander Chávez. | Through debates, speeches, and politica…
telesurenglish.net/news/Legacy-of-Hugo-C…

Eyewitness Venezuela: Sanctions kill but Venezuelans stand strong
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-04
Minneapolis, MN – Over 40 people gathered March 1 to hear Brad Sigal and Sarah Martin talk about their experience at the third World Anti-Imperialist Congress in Venezuela. This Congress was attended by over 1500 delegates from 73 countries in January, included a delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). The delegates were able to bring their organizational and individual experience to Caracas to work with each other on resisting imperialism. | Since Nicolás Maduro was elected president, the U.S. has ratcheted up sanctions, currency manipulation, and backed coup attempts to destabilize Venezuela…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/3/eyewitnes…

Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law"
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-06
In this exclusive interview, VA talks to the activists who defended the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC ahead of their trial.

Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law"