Daily Archives: June 15, 2020

2020-06-15: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2020-06-15). Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing. mronline.org 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.

Lucas Koerner (2020-06-14). Venezuela's Supreme Court Names New National Electoral Council. venezuelanalysis.com The Guaido-led opposition vowed to boycott legislative elections due to be held later this year.

_____ (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…

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.

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…

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 . . . |