Daily Archives: March 11, 2020

2020-03-11: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-11). Tanker rates soar as Saudi Arabia & UAE get ready to open oil taps. rt.com Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have unveiled plans to ramp up both crude supplies and production capacity as soon as the oil deal with Russia expires. The move has sank oil prices and sent freight rates higher. | After Russia did not agree to new production cuts with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the oil cartel's leader Saudi Arabia set the course for flooding the already oversupplied oil market. On Wednesday, state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco revealed that it would boost production capacity for the first time in more than a decade to 13 million barrels per day (bpd)…

Fight Back (2020-03-11). FRSO labor delegation joins Venezuelan march defending the Bolivarian government. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – Over 600,000 people took to the streets in Caracas, March 10, marching to support President Maduro and the Bolivarian government. The small opposition called for a march on the Presidential Palace Miraflores and held small rallies in the wealthy neighborhoods. However, huge masses of people in central Caracas marched through several working-class neighborhoods to counter the opposition's call. The gigantic march went as far as the eye could see. There were banners, trucks and music. People were chanting, singing and dancing. | "I saw thousands of working people celebrating their revoluti…

WSWS (2020-03-11). Brazil's Bolsonaro signs military pact with Trump. wsws.org The meeting of the two fascistic presidents in Florida was dedicated to escalating aggression against Venezuela, even as the US and Brazil remain divided on economic issues.

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Venezuela: Pro-Gov't and Opposition Hold Rallies in Caracas. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan pro-government protesters and sectors of the opposition took Tuesday to the streets of the capital, Caracas, staging parallel rallies led by both sides' main leaders. | RELATED: | Leading the pro-government march, Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Diosdado Cabello gave a speech in which he rejected the anti-democratic stance of a certain sector of the opp…

Fight Back (2020-03-10). FRSO labor delegation meets with Venezuelan trade union leaders. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – On March 9, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization labor delegation met with Venezuelan transport sector union leaders. The delegation met to support the struggle of union workers against Trump's sanctions and economic blockade. President Francisco Torrealba of the Venezuelan Transport Workers Federation spoke, "We welcome you to Venezuela and hope to build ties between workers and unions of both countries." He proudly said, "President Maduro is a member of our union!" | Jesus Delgado, president of the airlines sector for the transport workers union, and also a worker at Conviasa airlin…

Fight Back (2020-03-10). FRSO delegation arrives in Caracas, meets with human rights organization. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela — The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) labor delegation met with Sures, a human rights NGO, March 9, to learn about the impact of U.S. sanctions on the Venezuelan people. | While Trump has imposed the most sanctions, the punishing sanctions began under Bush, and were built on by President Obama who created a broader framework, defining Venezuela as a national security threat. | Cristobal Corrieles of Sures said, "The U.S. sanctions are immoral, illegal and unjust." | Corrieles explained that the sanctions are immoral for using humanitarian deliveries to exacerbate tensions and t…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's RELATED: | "The White House is developing a chain of command t…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Uruguay Withdraws From Unasur and Returns to the US-Backed TIAR. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi Tuesday announced that his country withdraws from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and returns to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). | RELATED: | "The Government of Uruguay decided to withdraw from Unasur, which has already been abandoned by most countries in the region with the exception of Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. It…

Reuters (2020-03-10). Fire Destroys Most Voting Machines in Venezuela's Capital. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year. | Nearly 50,000 voting machines and …

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Bachelet Condemns US Coercive Actions Against Venezuelan People. telesurenglish.net The RELATED: | In the oral update on the human rights situation in Venezuela, which took place at the UN H…

Juan Cole (2020-03-10). Russia Provoked Oil Price Fall to Protect its Markets from US Frackers, which could Collapse. iranian.com Last weekend, OPEC Plus, an expanded cartel of petroleum exporters, considered a plan for members to cut back on their oil production so as to support prices in the face of a slowing world economy owing to the novel coronavirus. The Russian Federation rejected the plan put forward by OPEC, insisting on continuing to export …

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

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FRSO labor delegation joins Venezuelan march defending the Bolivarian government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-11
Caracas, Venezuela – Over 600,000 people took to the streets in Caracas, March 10, marching to support President Maduro and the Bolivarian government. The small opposition called for a march on the Presidential Palace Miraflores and held small rallies in the wealthy neighborhoods. However, huge masses of people in central Caracas marched through several working-class neighborhoods to counter the opposition's call. The gigantic march went as far as the eye could see. There were banners, trucks and music. People were chanting, singing and dancing. | "I saw thousands of working people celebrating their revoluti…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/10/frso-lab…

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs military pact with Trump
wsws.org | 2020-03-11
The meeting of the two fascistic presidents in Florida was dedicated to escalating aggression against Venezuela, even as the US and Brazil remain divided on economic issues.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/11/bols…

Tanker rates soar as Saudi Arabia & UAE get ready to open oil taps
rt.com | 2020-03-11
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have unveiled plans to ramp up both crude supplies and production capacity as soon as the oil deal with Russia expires. The move has sank oil prices and sent freight rates higher. | After Russia did not agree to new production cuts with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the oil cartel's leader Saudi Arabia set the course for flooding the already oversupplied oil market. On Wednesday, state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco revealed that it would boost production capacity for the first time in more than a decade to 13 million barrels per day (bpd)…
rt.com/business/482848-saudi-arabia-uae-…

FRSO labor delegation meets with Venezuelan trade union leaders
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-10
Caracas, Venezuela – On March 9, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization labor delegation met with Venezuelan transport sector union leaders. The delegation met to support the struggle of union workers against Trump's sanctions and economic blockade. President Francisco Torrealba of the Venezuelan Transport Workers Federation spoke, "We welcome you to Venezuela and hope to build ties between workers and unions of both countries." He proudly said, "President Maduro is a member of our union!" | Jesus Delgado, president of the airlines sector for the transport workers union, and also a worker at Conviasa airlin…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/10/frso-lab…

FRSO delegation arrives in Caracas, meets with human rights organization
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-10
Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuela: Pro-Gov't and Opposition Hold Rallies in Caracas
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Venezuelan pro-government protesters and sectors of the opposition took Tuesday to the streets of the capital, Caracas, staging parallel rallies led by both sides' main leaders. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Multiparty Committee Tasked to Appoint New Electoral Officials In Session | Leading the pro-government march, Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Diosdado Cabello gave a speech in which he rejected the anti-democratic stance of a certain sector of the opp…
telesurenglish.net/news/Pro-Government-a…

Bachelet Condemns US Coercive Actions Against Venezuelan People
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Tuesday reiterated her concern about the new unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against the Venezuelan people. | RELATED: | US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela | In the oral update on the human rights situation in Venezuela, which took place at the UN H…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bachelet-Condemn…

Fire Destroys Most Voting Machines in Venezuela's Capital
Reuters | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Venezuela's elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year. | Nearly 50,000 voting machines and …
globalresearch.ca/fire-destroys-most-vot…

US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced that the United States, Colombia, and Brazil have established an alliance to increase the aggression against the Bolivarian people through a naval blockade. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Multiparty Committee Tasked to Appoint New Electoral Officials In Session | "The White House is developing a chain of command t…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Colombia-Braz…

Uruguay Withdraws From Unasur and Returns to the US-Backed TIAR
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi Tuesday announced that his country withdraws from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and returns to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). | RELATED: | Uruguay: Lacalle's Investiture Ceremony Alined With US Biases | "The Government of Uruguay decided to withdraw from Unasur, which has already been abandoned by most countries in the region with the exception of Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. It…
telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-Withdraw…

Brazil: Feminist Farmers Start 'Seeds of Resistance' Campaign
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Brazil's Movement of Female Farmers (MMC) Monday started the "Seeds of Resistance" national campaign as a way to highlighting social fights for gender equity, respect for Indigenous cultures, and defense of local producers. | RELATED: | US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela | This campaign also pursues to make visible the experience and wisdom of the Brazilian small farmers, who are permanently under attack from large companies, which are backed up by the far-right Pres…
telesurenglish.net/news/brazilian-women-…

Russia Provoked Oil Price Fall to Protect its Markets from US Frackers, which could Collapse
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2020-03-10
Last weekend, OPEC Plus, an expanded cartel of petroleum exporters, considered a plan for members to cut back on their oil production so as to support prices in the face of a slowing world economy owing to the novel coronavirus. The Russian Federation rejected the plan put forward by OPEC, insisting on continuing to export …
iranian.com/2020/03/10/russia-provoked-o…