Daily Archives: March 12, 2020

2020-03-12: News Headlines

Fight Back (2020-03-11). Venezuela: FRSO labor delegation meets with Bolivarian Space Agency. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela — The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) labor delegation met with space program officials, March 11, at the Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities. Pictured are Adolfo Godoy, the president of ABAE; Mariano Imbert, the manager of Commercial Development; Salvador Lugo, the vice minister of Science and Technology, along with members of the FRSO delegation.

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…

Stansfield Smith (2020-03-11). A Case Study of Corporate Media Disinformation. dissidentvoice.org Some alternative media have exposed the US government and its corporate media fake news reporting on Russian "election interference," on Venezuela, the war on Syria, China's Xinjiang and Hong Kong, Nicaragua, Palestine, among others. One of the longest running media disinformation campaigns has been directed at Cuba, well covered in Keith Bolender's Manufacturing the Enemy: …

The Canary (2020-03-11). Budget sees grants for new electric cars reduced by £500. thecanary.co Grants for new electric cars have been cut in chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget. | Steve Gooding, director of motoring research charity the RAC Foundation, warned that this risks failing to "tip the balance" for undecided buyers if it falls quicker than the retail price of electric cars. He said: "This is still a fragile market and ultimately the advertised benefits of cheaper fuel and other running costs mean nothing to drivers if the up-front cost of the vehicle is too high in the first place, compared to the petrol or diesel equivalent." | The maximum grant for motorists who make the switch to an electric car wi…

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…

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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A Case Study of Corporate Media Disinformation
Stansfield Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-11
Some alternative media have exposed the US government and its corporate media fake news reporting on Russian "election interference," on Venezuela, the war on Syria, China's Xinjiang and Hong Kong, Nicaragua, Palestine, among others. One of the longest running media disinformation campaigns has been directed at Cuba, well covered in Keith Bolender's Manufacturing the Enemy: …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/03/a-case-study-…

Venezuela: FRSO labor delegation meets with Bolivarian Space Agency
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-11
Caracas, Venezuela

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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/3/10/frso-labor-d…

Budget sees grants for new electric cars reduced by £500
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-11
Grants for new electric cars have been cut in chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget. | Steve Gooding, director of motoring research charity the RAC Foundation, warned that this risks failing to "tip the balance" for undecided buyers if it falls quicker than the retail price of electric cars. He said: "This is still a fragile market and ultimately the advertised benefits of cheaper fuel and other running costs mean nothing to drivers if the up-front cost of the vehicle is too high in the first place, compared to the petrol or diesel equivalent." | The maximum grant for motorists who make the switch to an electric car wi…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/03/11/budget-sees-grants-for-new-electric-cars-reduced-by-500/

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…
fightbacknews.org/2020/3/10/frso-labor-d…

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

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…